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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 5/9/2013 

 PCSO Detectives Arrest Two Brothers in Violent Poinciana Home Invasion and Sexual Battery 


On Thursday, May 9, 2013, PCSO Robbery detectives arrested 33-year-old Richard Delgado Cruz (DOB 2/11/1980) and his brother, 29-year-old Danny Delgado Cruz (DOB 6/23/1983) was arrested later that evening by the Kissimmee Police Department, for the violent armed home invasion, armed burglary, and sexual battery that occurred in Poinciana on May 6, 2013. 

Both Cruz's are being charged with: one count Armed Robbery (F-1); one count Armed Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling (F-1); one count Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon (F-1); and one count Sexual Battery (F-2).   

Richard Cruz’s prior arrests in Florida:

·         10/14/96 – Pinellas County SO – Armed Robbery

·         11/1/96 – Pinellas Co SO – Home Invasion

·         8/6/2000 – Pinellas County SO - Homicide – Sentenced to 4 years in prison for all of these, released from DOC in April 2008

·         3/17/99 – Pinellas County SO – Structural Burglary

·         6/15/08 – FHP – DUI, Hit and Run

Danny Cruz’s prior arrests in Florida:

·         5/15/96 – Clearwater PD – Larceny

·         10/21/96 – Pinellas County SO – Battery

·         10/24/96 – Pinellas County SO – Grand Larceny

·         4/3/98 – Pinellas County SO – Burglary

·         1/1/02 – Pinellas County SO – Possession of Marijuana, Violation of Municipal Ordinance (Trespassing)

·         5/13/02 – Largo PD – Theft of a Fire Extinguisher, Possession of Marijuana

·         5/16/02 – Pinellas County SO – VOP

·         3/21/03 – Largo PD – Battery, Robbery, Resisting a Merchant – sentenced to 3 years in prison for both of these, released from DOC in April 2006

·         9/23/03 – Pinellas County SO – VOP

·         4/5/06 – Pinellas County SO – Criminal Registration

·         3/1/08 – Tampa PD – Possession of Cocaine, Drugs-Deliver/Distribute – sentenced to 1 year in prison, released from DOC in January 2009

·         6/11/09 – Osceola County SO – DWLSR