Date: July 14, 2009
Time: 1:45 PM
Fowlers Bluff, Florida-On July 13, 2009 Lt. Scott Tummond arrested Santiago Ruiz for armed burglary and grand theft.
On July 8, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff's Office responded to 15117 NW 46 Lane in Fowlers Bluff in reference to a reported burglary. The victim reported that unknown person(s) forcibly entered the residence by kicking the front door in. The suspect(s) stole Louis Vuitton luggage valued at 10,000, Men's Cartier wrist watch valued at $ 5,000, jewelry and one firearm. The total loss was over $17,000 dollars.
On July 11, 2009 Lt. Tummond received information that a person known as "Pony" was attempting to sell a Louis Vuitton luggage and a .38 caliber pistol in the Chiefland area. Lt. Tummond was able to identify "Pony" as Santiago Ruiz and he resided at 1410 NW 16 Ave in Chiefland. Ruiz was wanted in Dade County for burglary and also wanted in Monroe County for felony theft.
On July 13, 2009 Lt. Tummond went to Ruiz's residence and recovered the Cartier wrist watch, four piece Louis Vuitton luggage and various jewelry items. Ruiz confessed to the burglary and stated that he sold the pistol to an unknown black male in Chiefland.
1410 NW 16 Ave