Cargo Theft detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Economic Crimes Bureau today arrested Jeronimo Becerra Alvarez and charged him in connection with the theft of a tractor, a trailer and several pallets of merchandise.
Becerra Alvarez is also being charged by City of Opa Locka Police with Fleeing and Eluding and with Resisting Arrest Without Violence.
The incidents leading to this arrest began last Sunday, October 11 when a trailer and pallets of clothing destined for Greenfield, Indiana, were stolen from premises at 7151 NW 27 Avenue.
The trailer and merchandise were recovered shortly after five o’clock yesterday afternoon at NW 30 Street and 35 Avenue, and returned to the leasing company.
Detectives say that about 7:30 this morning, the trailer and merchandise were stolen for a second time. The GPS tracker attached to the trailer provided Hialeah Police officers with a location of NW 116 Street and NW 34 Avenue. Cargo Theft detectives who went to the location observed Becerra Alvarez attaching the trailer to a stolen tractor. They followed Becerra Alvarez to NW 37 Avenue and Harem Avenue in the Opa-Locka where, upon realizing he was under surveillance, he attempted to flee. A perimeter was established and Becerra Alvarez was subsequently taken into custody.
The stolen merchandise, valued at approximately $116,000, the tractor and the trailer and were all recovered.