Man with illegal veterinary practice wanted after dog’s death, police say

A man reportedly told investigators that he made a mistake when he trusted Jose Alvarez-Marrero with the life of his 12-year-old American bulldog named Royalty.

Omarnestor Delrio told police officers he took Royalty to Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment in Hialeah on April 23, and paid him $250 to neuter him. Delrio told police officers his dog suffered complications that included seizures. 

Delrio also told police officers there were several unsuccessful visits to Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment before he decided to take his dog to a veterinary clinic on April 30. It was too late. His dog died shortly after.

“Royalty died from complications resulting from an unsterile surgical procedure,” Lt. Eddie Rodriguez said in a statement.

Hialeah Police Department officers and Miami-Dade Animal Services employees searched Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment Wednesday. Police officers said they found a make-shift operating room and several dogs and cats. 

Alvarez-Marrero wasn’t home. 

Officers arrested his girlfriend and alleged assistant, Sophia Altagracia Gonzalez. She faces a third-degree felony charge of animal cruelty and practicing veterinary medicine without a license. 

Alvarez-Marrero “spoke with detectives over the phone,” Rodriguez said. He “told detectives he was on his way home to speak with them, but never arrived.” 

Rodriguez is asking anyone with information about Alvarez-Marrero’s whereabouts to contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime-Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
 

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Man with illegal veterinary practice wanted after dog’s death, police say

A man reportedly told investigators that he made a mistake when he trusted Jose Alvarez-Marrero with the life of his 12-year-old American bulldog named Royalty.

Omarnestor Delrio told police officers he took Royalty to Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment in Hialeah on April 23, and paid him $250 to neuter him. Delrio told police officers his dog suffered complications that included seizures. 

Delrio also told police officers there were several unsuccessful visits to Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment before he decided to take his dog to a veterinary clinic on April 30. It was too late. His dog died shortly after.

“Royalty died from complications resulting from an unsterile surgical procedure,” Lt. Eddie Rodriguez said in a statement.

Hialeah Police Department officers and Miami-Dade Animal Services employees searched Alvarez-Marrero’s apartment Wednesday. Police officers said they found a make-shift operating room and several dogs and cats. 

Alvarez-Marrero wasn’t home. 

Officers arrested his girlfriend and alleged assistant, Sophia Altagracia Gonzalez. She faces a third-degree felony charge of animal cruelty and practicing veterinary medicine without a license. 

Alvarez-Marrero “spoke with detectives over the phone,” Rodriguez said. He “told detectives he was on his way home to speak with them, but never arrived.” 

Rodriguez is asking anyone with information about Alvarez-Marrero’s whereabouts to contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime-Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
 

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FBI agents search for suspect after TD Bank robbery in Miami’s Brickell

A man wearing red and black long shorts and a gray T-shirt walked into the TD Bank in Miami’s Brickell and demanded money from a bank teller Thursday afternoon, according to the FBI. 

Surveillance video shows the man walking out of the bank at 1103 Brickell Ave., at 3 p.m. 

Miami Police Department officers believe the same man walked into the BB&T at 1200 Brickell Ave., and he attempted to do the same, but left empty handed. 

FBI agents released photos of the suspect and they were asking anyone with information to call the FBI at 754-703-2000. 

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Man accused of trying to kidnap children at Deerfield Beach elementary school

A man was arrested Wednesday after he tried to kidnap four children at an elementary school in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

The incidents were reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at Park Ridge Elementary, at 5200 NE Ninth Ave.

According to an arrest report, Michel Milor, 27, grabbed four children by the arm and tried to drag them off campus.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said a student notified a teacher that a man was touching children in the front of the school.

The teacher went to the parking lot, which is inside school grounds, and yelled at Milor who was holding onto a boy by the arm and trying to pull him toward the exit of the parking lot, authorities said.

Deputies said Milor let the boy go when the teacher yelled at him and fled the scene.

He was arrested a short time later and the teacher identified him with 100 percent certainty as the person who was grabbing the boy, the arrest report stated.

Deputies said students claimed to see Milor throwing water near the school buses, chasing students and “making scary faces.”

Authorities said he grabbed three boys and a girl, but each was able to pull away or yelled, which caused Milor to let go of them.

Milor faces four counts of false imprisonment/kidnapping of a child under 13 and one count of trespassing on school grounds.

Authorities said he has been arrested previously in other jurisdictions for trespassing at a school. 

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Man wanted for violently attacking car, passenger with sledgehammer

Philadelphia police are searching for an unknown man caught on surveillance camera violently hitting an SUV and its passenger with a sledgehammer.

The incident took place Tuesday afternoon when the suspect, driving a pickup truck, blocked the SUV driver from leaving the parking lot of a business, police said.

The suspect got out of the pickup with a sledgehammer and is seen on camera repeatedly smashing the SUV’s drivers side window.

The SUV driver tried to leave the parking lot, but the passenger fell out of the car, police said.

When the SUV passenger got up and tried to get back in the car, the suspect hit him with the sledgehammer and then broke the SUV’s rear window, police said.

The drivers then both left the scene, police said.

The suspect and the victims are unknown, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-3243.

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Man accused of trying to kidnap 4 children outside Deerfield Beach school

A man was arrested early Wednesday after deputies said he tried kidnap four children outside a Deerfield Beach elementary school.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Milor Michel, 27, was arrested at Park Ridge Elementary School, but did not provide any additional details.

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