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For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin

Topic: Arson Investigation
Case #: PD170124032071
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/24/2017 at approx. 12:45 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 15355 SW 73 Terrace Circle
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Rogel Morejon-Soto , (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 08/15/1981
Subject's Age: 35
Subject's Address: 15355 SW 73 Terrace Circle #3
  Miami, Florida
Subject's Charges: Arson 2nd Degree; Possession of Vehicle with Illegal Tank/Container
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Ford/Econoline Van
Vehicle Color: White

Arrest Made on Vehicle Fire

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department announces the arrest of Rogel Morejon-Soto, who is responsible for a vehicle fire caused by illegally retrofitting a vehicle with fuel tanks containing gasoline.

Detectives say that on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, shortly before one in the afternoon, officers responded together with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue regarding a vehicle fire, located at 15355 SW 73 Terrace Circle. After several hours, the extensive fire of the unoccupied vehicle was extinguished. Investigators then were able to determine that the vehicle was illegally fitted with two 264 gallons steel caged plastic totes in the cargo hold. The vehicle was also equipped with the necessary fuel hoses, fuel nozzles and electric pumps used to transport and dispense voluminous amounts of fuel. Detectives say that typically a vehicle equipped in this manner is solely for the purpose of facilitating the theft, transport and sale of stolen fuel.

On today’s date, Rogel Morejon-Soto was arrested by detectives and charged with Arson and Possession of a Vehicle with Illegal Tank.


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