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San Mateo Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Aug 27, 2015

Corey Jones Thirty years old Corey Equon Jones, of San Mateo, was arrested last evening (08/26/15) charged with an armed robbery that reportedly occurred last May 16th in San Mateo. Jones is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $35,000.00 bond.

An initial report on May 16th , by Deputy William Gill, determined that 49 years old Fabian Pineda Bonilla, of East Palatka, had been robbed by a knife wielding suspect at about 12:30 a.m. on May 16th. A female in the car with Fabian Pineda Bonilla was not harmed, but Pineda Bonilla was reportedly beaten and threatened with the knife.

On the night of the robbery, the victim reported that he was a passenger in his car that was being driven by his female friend. The victim reported that they were driving on Sunland Drive, in San Mateo, when a man ran out of the woods with a knife stopping their car. The suspect then demanded all of Pineda Bonilla’s money while beating the victim with his fist and threatening him with the knife. After taking the victim’s money, the suspect then reportedly ran back into the woods. The victim was driven to a business in San Mateo where he called the Sheriff’s Office. Fabian Pineda Bonilla was transported to the Putnam Community Medical Center by EMS where he was treated for his injuries.

The investigation was assigned to Major Crimes Detective David Sanders who was able to identify Corey Equon Jones as the suspect. Detective Sanders obtained an arrest warrant for Jones who remained in hiding. He was located last evening in Palatka. Jones was placed under arrest without incident.

Arrest Made in Counterfeit Money Case

Aug 26, 2015

Daniel Smith Thirty three years old Daniel Jason Smith, of Hawthorne, was arrested Tuesday afternoon (08/25/15) charged with two counts of uttering a false bank note. Smith is accused of passing counterfeit money at two different stores. He is being held in lieu of 50,008.00 bond.

According to a report by Deputy Tyler Miller, A man attempted to pass a counterfeit $50.00 bill at the Dollar General Store in San Mateo on August 13, 2015. Ten days later Deputy Darren Riley answered a call that someone had attempted to pass a counterfeit $20.00 bill at the Fast Track store in Interlachen. In both cases the counterfeit money was turned over to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Both cases were assigned to Detective Marcus Phillips. Assisted by Detective Mark Stroger, Detective Phillips was able to positively identify the suspect as Daniel Smith through surveillance video from the stores. Detective Phillips filed warrant affidavits for both counts of uttering a false bank note.

Daniel Jason Smith was apprehended Tuesday during a traffic stop in Hollister. He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, and following an interview with Detective Phillips, he was booked into the Putnam County Jail without incident.

Animals Found Abandoned Inside Vacant Interlachen Residence

Aug 24, 2015

An Interlachen woman has been charged, through a complaint affidavit sent to the State's Attorney's Office, with the cruel suffering of animals after she evidently left six dogs, unattended, inside cages in a vacant home in Interlachen. Fifty five years old Lorie Elizabeth Robertson is being charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty.

This investigation began Saturday afternoon (08/22/15) when Canine Deputy Nicholas Vieira received a call of caged animals, in deplorable condition, inside a vacant home in Interlachen. The call was received from the home owner, 29 years old Kassandra Guillot, of Cankton, Louisiana, who owns the Interlachen residence. Upon arriving at the home at 131 Deer Run Road, Deputy Nicholas found six dogs inside cages, covered in feces and without food. In addition, only three of the animals had minimal water.

Deputy Vieira's investigation revealed that Guillot had left her four dogs in the care of Lorie Robertson, Guillot's mother, whom Guillot let live in her house in order to take care of the animals. After a five month absence, Guillot reportedly returned to the home to collect her belongings, and found the house vacant, her four dogs gone, and six other caged dogs living in squalor.

Deputy Vieira was able to determine from a neighbor that Guillot's four dogs had been given away to unknown persons. Deputy Vieira also notified Animal Control who responded and took possession of the caged and emaciated dogs. Deputy Vieira was able to make contact with Lorie Robertson by telephone, but she refused to tell him her location or to meet him at the Interlachen residence. Robertson also refused to tell Deputy Vieira where the caged animals came from. Deputy Vieira has filed the complaint affidavit seeking an arrest warrant for Lori Robertson.

FDLE Tri-County Task Force and PCSO Drug and Vice Unit Arrest Drug Trafficking Suspect

Aug 20, 2015

Shane Robinson On August 20th, 2015, Agents with FDLE’s Tri-County Narcotics Task Force, along with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit, executed two search warrants this morning at 117 Anderson Drive, Pomona Park, Florida and 211 Hickory Nut Trail, Satsuma, Florida. Both residences belonged to a drug trafficking suspect, Shane Robinson, and his girlfriend, Tiffany Rakich. Results of the search warrants revealed a combined total of 244 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of suspected MDMA and $4,461 in U.S. currency. Robinson claimed responsibility for the drugs and contraband relative to this investigation and was subsequently booked into the Putnam County Jail on charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis under 20 grams. Rakich was not criminally charged and was released at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.

Shane Robinson is 29 years old. He has been booked into the Putnam County Jail without benefit of bond.

West Putnam Convenience Store Robbed - Information Sought

Aug 20, 2015

Putnam County deputies are searching today for a lone robber who held up a Kangaroo convenience store early this morning (08/20/15 at about 2:00 a.m.) at S.R. 20 and S.R. 21 in west Putnam County. No one was injured during the incident, but the robber indicated to the two clerks that he had a gun in his pocket. He did not display the weapon during the robbery.

According to the initial report by Deputy Aaron Holland, the suspect had been hanging around outside the store for some time before he entered and announced his intent to rob the clerks. He told them he had a gun and demanded cash from the register. After grabbing an undetermined amount of cash from the cash register, the robber fled on foot southbound on S.R. 21 and then on County Road C-20A. The two clerks described the suspect as a white male with blond hair and blue eyes, and wearing a red shirt and beige khaki shorts. Surveillance video from the store was viewed at the scene and verified the description given by the clerks. The area was saturated with all available Sheriff’s Office units in the vicinity, but the suspect has not yet been located. The surveillance photos have not yet been made available for distribution.

The investigation has been assigned to the Major Crimes Section of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Case Agent Detective Threasa Owens determined that the suspect had been seen in the area of the Kangaroo store at various times during the last three days. Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or the suspect, is asked to contact Detective Owens at (386) 329-0819.

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