11/9/2011, 11:25 a.m.
Cops drop sexual assault investigation Police have dropped their investigation into a reported sexual assault over the weekend after uncovering new information. According to Miami-Dade police, a 21-year-old woman reported that she was attacked Sunday, Oct. 30th after she pulled off I-95 at NW 103rd Street due to car problems.The woman told police when she stopped near NW 6th Street and got out to check her car, she was hit from behind, pushed to the ground, punched in the face and sexually assaulted. The following day, police put out a sketch of the man responsible based on the womans description. Miami-Dade police spokesman Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said they were able to determine that the incident actually occurred in Miramar and the woman knew the man who she said attacked her.They then turned the investigation over to the Miramar police. Police search for hit-and-run driver Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver responsible for a crash that killed one and injured four others Friday, Oct. 28th. According to police, two cars collided along West Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street in Hialeah and struck a nearby home and fence. One passenger was killed in the crash, and four others suffered injuries. Witnesses said that a white two-door Honda Civic was involved in the accident. This car was seen leaving the scene of the crash, and authorities are looking for the driver. If you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Police capture escaped prisoner near jail A suspect is back in Miami-Dade Police custody after a five-hour search. He was found sitting quietly underneath a tree just blocks away from where he escaped from a police car. The situation happened on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 1st, when 26-year-old John Paul Garrido was being transported from the Miami-Dade Police Kendall substation to the Dade County jail. Garrido had been arrested for criminal mischief and Zabaleta said he was on probation for strong arm robbery. When the officers car was stopped at a red light just blocks from the jail at NW 12th Street and 14th Avenue; Garrido somehow got out of his flex-cuffs and escaped from the back of the police. A tip later that afternoon said that Garrido had been spotted just three blocks north of the command center at NW14th Avenue and 16th Terrace. Garrido faced a bond judge the next day and was held on $7,500 bond. He was also held on a warrant out of Monroe County. Three adults, one child shot at park An 11-year-old boy was among four people shot at a Miami Gardens park recently. Miami Gardens police said someone opened fire into Bunche Park after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd during youth football practice. Police said the shots were fired from outside of the park and the child wasn't the intended target. The three adults in the park have none life threatening injuries. Police are looking for a black Chevy Impala seen in the area at the time of the shooting and ask anyone with information to call Miami Gardens Police or Crime Stoppers.