MEDLEY, FL – On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Medley Police Officers responded to 7642 NW 68th Court in reference to a stolen vehicle report. The subject, who was later identified as Jose Alberto Rodriguez Ruiz, 24, was seen on a Ring camera entering a victim’s property. The video showed Rodriguez Ruiz opening the driver door of a BMW 328I, getting in the vehicle, and leaving the area.
Detectives were able to obtain more video footage from the area that showed Rodriguez Ruiz entering another property on Saturday, February 11, 2023, and taking soft drinks from an outside refrigerator. On Monday, February 13, 2023, the BMW was located and recovered by Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
A Be On A Look Out (BOLO) was placed for Rodriguez Ruiz. On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Medley Police Officers located Rodriguez Ruiz and approached him as he was walking on NW 74th Street towards
Okeechobee Road. Rodriguez Ruiz was taken into custody without incident.
According to authorities, Rodriguez Ruiz admitted to entering both properties, taking the drinks, and stealing the BMW. Rodriguez Ruiz was found with a Maserati key and said he was staying at a nearby motel. Further investigation conducted by officers revealed a stolen Maserati which was located in a nearby motel parking lot. Fort Lauderdale Police was notified of the recovery.
Rodriguez Ruiz was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, and one count of petit theft. Medley Police encourage the community to continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.