February 6, 2017

Three charged with stealing cardboard

Three Miami residents were arrested in the early morning hours Saturday, caught red handed after stealing bundles of cardboard from the K-Mart store in Marathon.

Deputy Mark Martin responded to the area behind the store shortly after midnight Saturday. The store manager told him she’d received a call from an employee who lives in the area. The employee told her three men had just taken bundles of cardboard from behind the store. The employee saw the three men who did it and the truck – a light colored ISUZU truck.

A notice to be on the lookout for the truck was issued over police radios. Within a short time, Deputies Orlando Alvarez and Mario Benedetti spotted and stopped the truck at the 69 mile marker as it was traveling northbound. The truck was loaded with bundles of cardboard. The witness was taken to the scene of the traffic stop where she positively identified both the men and the truck as the ones she saw stealing the cardboard.


32 year old Yosvany Martinez Darias, 70 year old Jorge Serrano and a 16 year old male – all from Miami – were arrested. They were charged with grand theft. The two adults were booked into jail and the juvenile was turned over to the custody of a responsible adult.

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