Police investigation clears four auto burglary cases

By Richard Yager….

Honored as Hammocks Officers of the Month are (l-r) Detective Pedro Polo, Officers David Zbik and Keyfrem Guzman.

Four auto burglary cases were cleared by Miami-Dade Police Department’s Hammocks District in November following a routine tip on a vehicle’s stashed goods.

Officers Keyfrem Guzman and David Zbik on routine patrol heard a radio bulletin for a silver Nissan Altima with a Florida tag that directed them to Tennis Villas Apartments, SW 147th Avenue and 89th Street.

During an investigative stop, the officers discovered a tactical police vest and other law enforcement gear taken earlier during a burglary of an unmarked police vehicle.

After the Altima’s driver was taken into custody, the owner of the unmarked vehicle identified his property and additional items taken from other burglaries.

Hammocks Detective Pedro Polo conducted a follow-up investigation, clearing three additional car burglaries. For their alertness, teamwork and quick action, Det. Polo and Officers Guzman and Zbik won citations for their services signed by Maj. Alexander D. Casas, Hammocks District Commander, and presented by James Blough, Hammocks CAC chair.

During the session, Blough was reelected as chair and Jay Reichbaum, vice chair, for 2011.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., in the station’s meeting room.


Miami-Dade Police Kendall District Citizens Advisory Committee will next meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the station headquarters, 7707 SW 117 Ave.

Due to the holiday period, the November meeting was combined with the December session, usually conducted the last Wednesday of each month. Barry White, chair, will preside with Maj. Michael Herrera, Kendall District Commander.

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