Busted, 2 Men Steal Children’s Play Equipment Arrested

July 25, 2020

By: Staff Report and HCSO FB

SPRING HILL, Fla. – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office busted 2 crooks that stole children’s play equipment in Spring Hill.

On July 18th at 6 a.m., employees at A Brighter Future Preschool located at 2977 Commercial Way in Spring Hill reported being the victim of a Commercial Burglary.

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The two suspects were identified as Yasmel Rangel Alvarez and Yoandry Dorta Martin, both from Spring Hill.

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Alvarez and Martin stole a children’s play set valued at $400, a playhouse valued at $200, and a children’s picnic table valued at $50.

Additionally, Alvarez and Martin dumped more than 100 cubic feet in volume of miscellaneous construction debris and personal trash in, around, and near the preschool’s dumpster, which is located on private property, according to deputies.

While detectives sifted through some of the debris, they were able to locate items with a suspect’s address and the names of other individuals who reside at that residence.

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July 21st investigators responded to Alvarez’s residence on Valiant Avenue in Spring Hill. All of the stolen items from the preschool were located in the backyard. Detectives indicated the suspects appeared to be using the stolen items for personal use.

Detectives made contact with Alvarez and Martin who admitted to stealing the items from the preschool and illegally dumping the garbage in, and around, the dumpster.

Alvarez and Martin were each charged with one count of Commercial Burglary and one count of Illegal Dumping. They were transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where their bond was set at $10,000 each.

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Detectives gathered all of the stolen items found at Alvarez’s home and returned them to A Brighter Future Preschool.

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