Florida residents arrested in Hamburg parking lot
Tuesday October 15, 2013 | By:Press Release | News
HAMBURG — Hamburg Police Officer Mindy Jendrowski was dispatched to a citizen complaint of a white Nissan Altima that had been observed driving in the town of Hamburg without plates on Aug. 29. The vehicle had been parked in the parking lot of BJ’s Wholesale Club on Milestrip Road.
When Jendrowski arrived on the scene, Vincent Alamanti reported that he had seen the vehicle that lacked license plates. He added that three individuals had been inside the car, which subsequently left, heading southbound on McKinley Parkway.
Jendrowski caught up with the vehicle in question and pulled the driver over in the parking lot of the McKinley Mall.
According to police, the car did not have an inspection or registration sticker or license plates on the rear of the vehicle. Eduardo Hernandez, 44, of Tampa, Fla. gave police a Quebec driver’s license that belonged to Robert Pirelli, saying that it belonged to Hernandez.
The other two individuals in the car were identified as Abed Amireh, 22, of Buffalo and Joisy Isern Alba, 26, of Ocala, Fla. Police discovered that the vehicle belonged to Alba.
The parties reported that they were driving to King’s Auto to have damage on the vehicle’s passenger side repaired.
Patrolman Paul Randall and Lieutenant Michael Lavelle arrived on the scene.
When Alba was cleaning out the trunk of the car, prior to the vehicle’s being towed, she removed four Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s and a Canon Rebel T5i. She left a DeWald 4 tool combo kit in the trunk.
Alba could not produce receipts for the items, upon police request, and denied any knowledge of where they had been purchased. In her purse was a Guess wallet containing a large number of gift cards from various stores. Police said that the wallet also contained fraudulent debit and debit cards, along with a fraudulent Illinois driver’s license in the name of Joice Pirreli. Alba said that she used the identification to get into clubs.
In the individual’s possession was also a Victoria’s Secret bag filled with merchandise, two $300 Victoria’s Secret gift cards and a box of jewelry from Piercing Pagoda. A Garmin Nuvi GPS was found on the floor of the vehicle.
Amireh told police that he had no knowledge of or involvement in the actions of the other subjects, as he was a mechanic and was along for the ride. He was released.
Alba was arrested on five counts of possessing a forged instrument and was transported to the town of Hamburg Police Station.
Randall discovered that Hernandez was unlicensed. He was arrested for criminal impersonation and other vehicle and traffic summonses. Randall contacted the United States Border Patrol and police placed a detainer on Hernandez, due to status violations and a previous criminal history.
Alba was arraigned and taken to the Erie County Holding Center, in lieu of $35,000 bail. Hernandez was arraigned and taken to the ECHC, in lieu of $2,500 bail. Both were scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 5. The ECHC and U.S. Border Patrol were notified about Hernandez’s detainer.
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