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For Immediate Release:
July 06, 2016

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Topic: Possession of Stolen Property
Case #: PD160705253562
Date & Time of Occurrence: 07/05/2016 at approx. 3:15 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 8290 North Miami Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: William Vega Jr. , (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 09/13/1974
Subject's Age: 41
Subject's Address: 46 NW 96 Street
  Miami Shores, Florida
Subject's Charges: Dealing in stolen property, Violation of Second Hand Dealer Record Keeping, Pawnshop Holding Period Violation, Pawnshop Failure to register with the Department of Revenue, Pawnshop Prohibited Acts

Business Owner Arrested

Found in Possession of Stolen Property

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department announces the arrest of the operator of a mobile wireless store in northwest Miami-Dade, and the recovery of stolen property worth thousands of dollars.  

Detectives say an investigation into the theft of a stolen laptop lead them to a mobile wireless store located at 8290 N. Miami Ave.  A sign at the front of the store advertised that the business bought and sold items. 

A search warrant was executed last Thursday, June 30, at which time more than 200 items, including laptop and tablet computers, cameras, power tools, cell phones, television sets and watches were seized. These included laptops with markings indicating they were the property of the Miami-Dade County School Board.

On Tuesday, July 5, William Vega was arrested after he failed to provide investigators with transaction slips for property found at the store.  Vega was charged with five counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, and one count each of Second Hand Dealer Record Keeping Violation, Pawnshop Holding Period Violation, Pawnshop Failure to Register with the Department of Revenue, and Pawnshop Prohibited Acts. 

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim, should contact Detective S. Vales at (305) 835-4055.

An inventory of the stolen property will be on display at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon at MDPD’s Northside District Station located at 799 NW 81 Street, Miami, Florida. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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