2 arrested in Deep Creek thanks to GPS
Marc Ronald Jacques Erica Suzanne Ruiz
DEEP CREEK, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies found a stolen rental car from Miami leading to two arrests.
It started with a BOLO issued by Punta Gorda police for the vehicle after its occupants stole a purse out of a car at a gas station.
Deputies arrested 29-year-old Marc Ronald Jacques and 22-year-old Erica Suzanne Ruiz, both of Miami.
PGPD issued a BOLO after reviewing surveillance video that showed a black Chevrolet HHR left a gas station at 3949 Tamiami Trail after the woman’s purse was stolen. The woman was pumping gas and left her purse in her unlocked vehicle; the purse contained six credit cards, cash and her cell phone.
Deputies observed the stolen car after receiving GPS locations to an area provided by the Miami rental car company. Deputies followed and made a felony traffic stop on southbound I-75 south of the Kings Highway/Exit-170. D
Deputies could smell a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle and located four baggies of marijuana along with the victim’s credit cards, driver’s license and her cell phone. Jacques and Ruiz were transported to the Charlotte County Jail where they both remain on no bond. Both face 19 charges of Burglary to a Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Credit Cards (6x) and Petit Theft. Jacques is additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. Ruiz was additionally charged with Providing a False Name to Law Enforcement, and Violation of Probation. They are being held for the outstanding warrants in other counties.