Cops say guns and stolen po­lice vest found in­side stolen car at night­club

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Tess Sheets

A stolen po­lice vest and mul­ti­ple guns, in­clud­ing a pis­tol­grip shot­gun and AR pis­tol, were found in a stolen car Mon­day af­ter Or­lando po­lice ar­rested two men out­side a night­club on In­ter­na­tional Drive.

The men, 21-year-old Joseph Sal­va­tore Her­nan­dez and 22-year-old Jo­mar Manuel Pacheco Rosado, were taken into cus­tody on grand theft, drug and firearm charges. They were stopped by po­lice for “act­ing sus­pi­ciously” about 2:20 a.m. in the park­ing lot of Rum Jun­gle at 5533 In­ter­na­tional Drive, an OPD spokesman said.

Of­fi­cer Se­bas­tian Wood­sMar­i­ano said in ar­rest re­ports he and Of­fi­cer Matthew Mihm were pa­trolling the park­ing lot out­side the club “due to it be­ing a high crime/high drug ac­tiv­ity area,” when they saw Her­nan­dez and Pacheco Rosado sit­ting in a white Toy­ota.

When the of­fi­cers tried to ap­proach the car, they said the men got out and stood near the en­trance of the club.

The cops ques­tioned Her­nan­dez and Pacheco Rosado about whether they were go­ing in­side, and said the men an­swered that they were, but then walked past the en­trance doors. Wood­sMar­i­ano then peered in­side the Toy­ota and saw “a pis­tol grip shot­gun in plain view on the pas­sen­ger side of the ve­hi­cle,” he wrote in ar­rest re­ports for the men.

He also saw a hand­gun, short-bar­rel AR pis­tol and a po­lice vest, he wrote.

When the of­fi­cers ap­proached Her­nan­dez and Pacheco Rosado, Mihm said he smelled mar­i­juana, and the men were de­tained. That’s when Woods-Mar­i­ano said he ran the ve­hi­cle’s in­for­ma­tion and dis­cov­ered it had been stolen out of Or­lando, he wrote in the re­ports.

Dur­ing a search of the men, who OPD spokesman Sgt. David Baker said were wear­ing ski masks and had gloves on them when de­tained, the of­fi­cers found co­caine, Ad­der­all and Xanax on Pacheco Rosado and mar­i­juana on Her­nan­dez, the re­ports said.

In­side the car, po­lice found five guns: the shot­gun, AR pis­tol and three hand­guns. The tac­ti­cal vest be­longed to OPD, and had been re­ported stolen out of an of­fi­cer’s pa­trol car last year in Orange County, Baker said.


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