April 19, 2011

Detectives looking for suspect in lower unit thefts

Detectives are looking for 24 year old Daniel Tabares
Islamorada – Detectives say they have obtained a warrant in connection with the attempted theft of six lower units from high end boat motors in Islamorada last week.

Detective Ralph Williams, the investigator on the case, says 24 year old Daniel Tabares was one of the men who parked a car at Library Park in Islamorada on the night of April 12th and removed the six lower units from three boats at Caribee Boat Sales and Marina. Deputy Patrick Crozier stopped at the park to do a check on the area and found the lower units on the ground. He saw two suspects fleeing the area.

Next to two of the lower units, he found a CVS receipt for a Twix chocolate bar, a bottle of spring water, a container of coconut water and some work gloves. The work gloves were found near the lower units; the other items on the receipt were found in a blue BMW sedan parked in the parking lot of the park. Also found in the car: an IRS form with the name Daniel Tabares. A driver’s license photo was obtained for Tabares.

Surveillance video was obtained from CVS Pharmacy. The same person from the IRS Form – Tabares - was seen on the video purchasing the items on the receipt. He was seen passing several of the items he purchased to a second man who remains unidentified.

Based on all this information, Detective Williams obtained a warrant for the arrest of Tabares for burglary and grand theft. Tabares is believed to be a resident of the Miami or Homestead areas. Anyone with information about Tabares, or where he might be, should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-853-3211. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at http://www.tipsubmit.com/.

1 comment:

  1. I was fishing around on youtube last night, and I found two scenes that were taken of two different lower units running at extreme lower units speed with a camera hanging over the transom actually pointing at the business.