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City of North Miami Beach Police Department
Media Relations Office
16901 NE 19th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Larry Gomer – Interim Chief of Police February 27, 2012
Contacts: Major Kathy Katerman
(305) 948-2940 Ext. 2581
(305) 525-7014 Cell Phone
NMB POLICE ARREST YOUNG BURGLARS IN-PROGESS AGAIN AND AGAIN
Date / Time: Wed. February 22nd at 5 p.m.
Case number: 2012-0222-11
Location: 2041 NE 181 St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
At 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, a witness / neighbor from another yard saw two teen males riding bikes in the rear alley and then leave their bikes to enter the property at 2041 NE 181 St. The alert neighbor continued to observe the boys and phoned police. The property they entered had a 6 foot fence in the rear and hedge line of bushes taller than the fence. One subject opened the utility room door and removed the screen from a bedroom window. Realizing that police were arriving in the area, the two teens began to run. NMBPD Sgt Knowles observed the teens removing knit gloves from their hands while running. Three NMB Officers then converged on the teen burglars and detained/arrested them. NMB Det. Garcia interviewed the arrestees. Arrestee Montoya refused to give a statement. Arrestee Duran confessed to being the lookout today and to doing two other previous burglaries. Search of Montoya revealed another pair of grey gloves in his pants pockets. Due to the observant neighbor and quick response of these Officers the subjects did not gain entry or get the opportunity to take any property this time. There is no surveillance video in this case. Arrestees booking pictures are attached above. Victim, Mario Cuadros agreed to be contacted by the media, at 305-785-8347.
Juan Carlos Montoya
5’11” 190 lbs.
Address: approx. NE 21 Ave & 171 St
Past: extensive burglary past
Attends Mavericks School
5’3” 110 lbs.
Address: 1736 NE 171 St
Past: extensive past, mostly burglaries
no longer enrolled at NM middle school
There is more to the story. North Miami Beach Police are very familiar with both these subjects who often work together. 14 year old Duran is known by NMB detectives as NMB’s most active burglar. Albert Duran was arrested 13 times by just the North Miami Beach Police Department between November 2010 and today. Prosecuted through the Dade County Juvenile system and released. His largest sentence, and the maximum sentence allowed, was 21 days at the Juvenile Assessment Center. Police maintain that the juvenile criminal justice system has been ineffective as a deterrent for Albert Duran. Detectives have asked for him to be prosecuted as an adult however this is not permissible under the current court point system. See the chart below for the criminal activity done by Albert Duran that NMB Police know about thus far. Investigators wonder what sentence may come from these newest charges. Cases have been consolidated and a hearing is set for April 12th. Albert Duran also has a 16 year old brother, Edwin Lora, who has a past for a variety of crimes from stolen vehicles, to robbery, to drug and weapon charges. Edwin and his brother Albert have been arrested together on some occasions.
Albert Duran arrests – by NMBPD only
|Det.||Case#||Crime date||Arrest date||Location||Charge||Probable cause||other||Prop taken|
|1||Garcia||2012-0222-11||02-22-12||02-22-12||2041 NE 181 St||Resid. Burglary||Caught in progress by PD||confessed||none|
|2||Ham||2011-1225-09||12-24-11||02-22-12||321 NE 170 St||Resid Burglary||Identified in a lineup by a witness||confessed||ipad|
|3||Garcia||2011-0713-20||About07-13-11||02-22-12||1740 NE 172 St||Resid Burglary &Grand Theft||Fingerprints left on scene||confessed||2 flat screen tv’s & a laptop|
|4||Dolcine||2011-1208-13||12-08-11||12-08-11||2100 NE 167 St||Carrying a concealed weapon||Officers located knife on him||na||na|
|5||Garcia||2011-0724-01||07-23-11||01-21-12||2189 NE 167 St||ResidBurglary||FingerprintsLeft on scene||- - -||Wii games, system, and a dog|
|6||Garcia||2011-0723-01||07-22-11||01-21-12||1851 NE 168 St||Burglary &Grand theft||FingerprintsLeft on scene||- - -||Flat screen tv and laptop|
|7||Ham||2011-0430-09||04-30-11||12-05-11||1451 NE 169 St||ResidBurglary||Fingerprints left on scene||unknown||Tv and a PS3|
|8||Stein||2011-0413-16||04-13-11||04-20-11||16900 NE 15 Av||Strong ArmedRobbery||Identified by lineup||Confessed to being there||Ipodtouch|
|9||Ham||2011-0329-30||03-29-11||12-05-11||1287 NE 189 St||ResidBurglary||Fingerprints left on scene||unknown||nothing|
|10||Garcia||2011-0310-19||03-10-11||5-23-11||1566 NE 172 St||Burglary &Crim Mischief||Fingerprints left on scene||confessed||nothing|
|11||Garcia||2011-0314-02||03-13-11||12-05-11||17200 NE 17 Av||Burglary &Theft over||Fingerprintsleft on scene||confessed||Laptop|
|12||Daise||2011-0213-01||02-12-11||05-23-11||1141 NE 154 Tr||ResidBurglary||Fingerprints left on scene||confessed||PS 3 & 3 pairs of nike sneaker|
|13||Slusher||2010-1105-07||11-05-10||11-05-10||1601 NE 168 St||BurglaryCrim MischiefResisting w/o||Caught in progress by police||confessed||Spray painted interior of a vacant home under renovations|