Crime Scene: April 17, 2013
caines | 4/18/2013, 5:30 a.m.
Burglars ram pick-up truck into shop, steal ownersmotorcycle Burglars rammed a pick-up truck into the gated garage of a carpentry shop early last Friday morning, making off with the owners motorcycle and more, Miami Police said. The business is located in a warehouse area at 2335 NW 8 Avenue near 23rd Street, police said. With the motorcycle on the 2003 Ford trucks bed, the bandits drove to the intersection of NW 9 Avenue and 30thStreet, where they crashed into a street sign and abandoned the truck, police said. Within hours of the crime, Miami Police recovered items from the truck. Inside the truck were expensive tools and several bikes, all of which might belong to the shops owner, Renato Medvescig. According to a neighbor, Medvescig fixes various odds and ends at the carpentry shop. Medvescig said this is not the first time his shop has been burglarized and its always the same thing. Man pimps and brands minors eyelids with his name A Miami pimp allegedly coerced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and forced her to get his street name tattooed on her eyelids when she tried to leave, according to the Miami Herald. Police say Roman Thomas, 26, and Shanteria Sanders, 23, whose chest is also branded with his street name Suave, took provocative photos of the girl and advertised her on Backpage.com, reports NBC 6. After one encounter with a john, Thomas reportedly beat the teenager when she provided less money than the agreed-upon charges, the news station reports. Thats when she threatened to leave, according to CBS Miami, so Thomas and Sanders took her to a Liberty City flea market to Suave tattoeed on one of her eyelids and House on the other. Thomas and Sanders face charges of human trafficking, false imprisonment, lewd and lascivious exhibition and delivery of a controlled substance to a child. Thomass bond is set at $35,000 and Sanderss at $32,500. Caretaker arrested after locking children inside inflamed house A scary scene greeted rescue workers who entered a home in flames in Cutler Bay: two small children had been locked alone inside the house and were unable to get out when a fire started in their bedroom. Their small bodies were found in cardiac arrest, but firefighters were able to resuscitate them. The children, a four-year-old boy and six-year-old girl, were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and remain in serious condition. Their caretaker, 31-year-old Andrew Richard Sepulveda, was arrested last Wednesday night, charged with two counts of child neglect with great bodily harm. Sepulveda also lives at the home at 10241 Martinique Drive, and confirmed to police he was watching the kids while their mother was at work. The defendant admitted that he was caring for the victims when he left them alone at the residence and went to the store, reads the arrest affidavit, which says Sepulveda locked the doors to the house when he left. When he returned home to find the house engulfed in flames, he told authorities the children were inside. The childrens uncle, Moreese Moise, told reporters outside the hospital that his sister pays Sepulveda to babysit. An investigation by MDPDs Arson and Child Exploitation Units remains ongoing.