Florida; Collier County sheriff’s investigators arrested a 39-year-old North Naples man after they say he used forged documents to obtain credit approval to purchase a Land Rover, and then wrote a bad check as a down payment. Alfredo Joseph Sararo was charged with grand theft auto and passing an insufficient check. Sararo negotiated to purchase a 2001 Land Rover Discovery for $8,000 from Germain Honda BMW, according to an arrest report, his credit was approved, and he wrote a personal check for $3,000 as a down payment, reports said.The cheque bounced and it came to light that Sararo’s documents were fraudulent and forged, reports said. The dealership attempted to contact Sararo several times to returne the Land Rover.
Georgia: In Atlanta, Police have named Pachino Allen Williams, 30, as a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead. Pachino Allen Williams was believed to be armed and dangerous, College Park Lt. Reed Pollard said and when found, Williams will be charged with murder. A man named 'Miguel' is also considered a 'person of interest,' Pollard said, 'That does not make him a suspect; but police think he either was involved or has information about the shootout, which left one man dead and another injured.' The man who was shot and killed has been identified as Calvin James Perdue. Police believe that robbery was the motive behind the shooting, which happened early Friday evening. Roughly 30 gun shots were fired outside the studio in the 3200 block of E. Main Street, several people were spotted fleeing the studio after the shooting began, and Pollard said investigators believe at least one of those men was wounded. Police found several pounds of marijuana as well as cocaine and Ecstasy inside the bullet-ridden Range Rover.
Maryland: A gunman in a black Range Rover opened fire on a car speeding west on U.S. 50 near Annapolis, hitting the vehicle with a dozen bullets and slightly injuring one man inside, according to the Maryland State Police. A trooper discovered the shooting about three hours after it occurred when he stopped to help the occupants of a disabled 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on the shoulder of U.S. 50 at the Anne Arundel/Prince George's County line. State police said in a statement that the victims did not call police. They identified the wounded man as Kevin A. Brown, of Upper Marlboro, who suffered two minor graze wounds to his shoulder from flying glass or bullet fragments. The other occupant, Justin L. Bentley of Columbia, was not injured. Police said they are searching for the black Range Rover seen heading west on Interstate 97 from Annapolis. Police said the driver of the Monte Carlo got several miles from the shooting scene before having to stop because a tire punctured by a bullet had shredded. Police said the vehicle's rear driver's-side window had shattered and there were several bullet holes in the side. The shooting occurred about 4:30 a.m. The victims told police they had been headed back from a club in Washington east on U.S. 50 but had missed the I-97 exit. They doubled back, heading west when the occupants told police a passenger in the Range Rover lowered his window and fired with a dark-colored handgun.
Massachussetts: Police from Taunton and Raynham, along with DEA agents took out a drug dealer caught with 60g of coke after tailing him into the Boston Market parking lot on Route 44 in Raynham. The driver of the Range Rover, identified as Travis Dutra of New Bedford, was charged with six offences, half of them drug-related and the other half gun-related.?He was arrested for two counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to violate a drug law, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of a firearm without an FID identification card and possession of ammunition without an FID card.
Michigan: A village of Holly police officer saw a vehicle run through a red light at North Saginaw and Airport streets. The officer stopped the 2003 Land Rover Discovery, driven by a 54-year-old Grand Blanc resident. The man said 'he had lost his license over the weekend' and handed the officer a temporary driving permit that had expired in 2006. The insurance on the vehicle had expired in 2009. The man said 'he went through the stoplight because it was yellow. He was headed home from a restaurant and had two glasses of wine with dinner.' The officer noticed a concealed pistol licence (CPL) as the man opened his wallet for his driver’s license and because he hadn’t told the officer he had a concealed weapon, two additional officers arrived to assist. The driver passed four 'field sobriety tests' and said he’d called his lawyer on his cell phone when he was pulled over and was told not to take a breath test. The first officer confiscated the loaded .40-calibre Smith & Wesson semi automatic, registered to the driver’s mother. The man received citations for driving with an expired permit, disregarding a red light and failing to disclose his CPL.
Michigan: Ypsilanti police recovered a stolen Range Rover after a 48-year-old man was arrested driving a 2006 Range Rover on First Avenue near Watling Street, according to the Ypsilanti police incident log. Officers ran a check on the license plate and knew that someone had reported the vehicle stolen to the Detroit Police Department. Police stopped the driver about 1:30 a.m. and took him to the Washtenaw County Jail.
New Jersey: The Hoboken Police Department recovered seven 2010 Range Rover SUVs which were stolen. All of the seven 2010 Range Rover Sports that were stolen from Manhattan Auto Center’s private storage lot, were recovered. The cars were discovered parked on the street in Newark, N.J. The police said they were looking into some leads, and the incident remains under investigation. The City of Newark towed the recovered vehicles to a lot, then Hoboken police notified the main New York City office of Manhattan Auto Center. Police believe the thieves cut the chain to an electric fence to gain access to the lot and then drove one vehicle through another fence to escape with the luxury sport utility vehicles. The fence has since been repaired, the lot owner said. Alan Bass, operations manager of Manhattan Auto Group, told police the SUVs were in 'transport mode', which restricts top speed to 25 mph.
Texas: Dallas police arrested a man suspected in a string of armed robberies targeting men driving premium cars in Uptown and Highland Park last year. Robert Carlos Cerrillo from Dallas was arrested in connection with an unrelated Dallas jewelry store robbery and detectives filed another aggravated robbery charge against him for the second of nine robberies that began last October according to police documents. Cerrillo was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2003 and sentenced to six years in prison. He was held at the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The first of the clues that led police to Cerrillo came when his uncle was arrested driving a Range Rover stolen six days earlier. For Dallas resident Tommy Hill, the arrest was welcome news as it was his Range Rover that Cerrillo's uncle was driving when he was arrested in October.
Washington: Police responded to a 'battery in progress' at a bar located in the South Wells area. When they arrived, a witness told them the occupant of a white Range Rover got out of his vehicle and discharged eight or nine shots in response to not being allowed entry into the bar earlier. The offender fled west on Van Buren in the Range Rover. Police inspected the premises and found a black Range Rover parked near the bar with a bullet hole in the passenger side window of the vehicle. They also discovered five spent bullet casings on the sidewalk in front of the bar’s door. While investigating, police received a call about a woman at Loyola Hospital who’d been shot during the incident. They went to the hospital, where the woman said she saw an altercation and heard the shots as she was walking toward the bar. She started running, then realized she’d been shot in the right buttock. Her friends had taken her to the emergency room.
Washington: An Edmonds man who was reportedly angry that he had been kicked out of the Deja Vu strip club near Pike Place Market has been charged after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a stranger who he thought was laughing at him. Carlos Chaidez was charged with second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. According to court charging papers, Chaidez and a friend were kicked out of the Deja Vu, then half an hour later, a man drove into the parking lot and approached Chaidez and the other man. The two men thought the older man was laughing at them so Chaidez retrieved a pistol from his Range Rover. He placed the pistol against the man's chest, neck and chin and ordered the man to leave. The man complied. Seattle police were called and Chaidez was arrested. When police found the weapon, a bullet was in the chamber and the safety catch was off, police said.