COVID May Have Killed Chance To Solve South Florida Cop’s Murder
By Francisco Alvarado/The Daily Beast
It’s been 55 years since two fellow cops found Walter Stathers, a burly 43-year-old police officer in Coral Gables, Florida, face down in the grass next to his patrol car shortly after four in the morning and just six days before Christmas.
When the policemen turned Stathers over, they saw a bullet hole in the right side of his neck and an exit wound in his upper left forehead, according to a Dec. 19, 1967 incident report typed up by James Harley, one of the officers at the scene.
Thieves in the Night: A Vast Burglary Ring From Chile Has Been Targeting Wealthy U.S. Households
On an icy evening—January 21, 2020—the four suspects were about to step right into it. “We had everything planned out,” says the lead detective on the case. That’s Jesus Bonilla, of the Nassau County Police. The detective recalls the tension he felt as he waited with other officers on a residential street in College Point, Queens. For months he had been pursuing a four-member crew that included its reputed leader, Bryan Herrera Maldonado. Though only 24, he was said to be among the most wanted burglars in the New York City area. Bonilla estimates that Maldonado’s gang broke into at least 100 private homes across the country. They allegedly stole cash, jewelry, electronics, watches, and designer clothes and handbags—loot Bonilla believes amounted to millions—from mansions in towns like Bronxville, Greenwich, Hewlett Harbor, Old Westbury, and Sands Point. But that was just a fraction of the haul Maldonado was alleged to have swiped on a “theft tour” across the U.S. and in various countries around the world.
Where do the stolen high-end watches go in Argentina? Which are the most wanted and their final destination.
El Jabao: The greatest Cuban crime syndicate
Bolton Investigations Affirms Chilean Burglary Ring Responsible for Rash of South Florida Burglaries Caught in New York State One Million dollars in property recovered Ringleader Narrowly Escapes Capture
American Greed: "Black Market, Dirty Gold"
Recession Fears are Driving Up Gold Prices, but Watch for these scams
Safes Containing $1.2M in Jewelry Stolen From Coconut Grove Home
Gold Bars Missing as Miami Jewelry Store Owner Accused of False Report
Levon Papikyan, 46, faces a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report after he allegedly faked an armed robbery at Deroso Jewelry on February 21, Miami police said.
The mysterious trip of the $30,000 watch stolen in Buenos Aires
‘Blood gold’ in your jewelry is poisoning workers and the rainforest. Here’s how to stop it
Gold miners have stripped roughly 415,000 acres of South American tropical forest, an area twice as big as New York City, according to researchers at the University of Puerto Rico — and the rate of deforestation is only getting worse.
Gables gold heist lasts seconds. Feds finally catch up with the armed robbers
As soon as the courier carrying $2.8 million worth of gold exited the elevator of his Coral Gables apartment building, a red-hooded robber pointed a gun at his face and pushed him against a wall.
Two other robbers dressed in sweatshirts grabbed the courier’s pair of rolling suitcases filled with 110 pounds of gold flakes that had been bound for a refinery in Opa-Locka.
How a New Kind of Fraud Puts South Florida Real Estate Owners, Lenders at Risk
Based on little more than his charm, a fake driver's license and forged corporate documents altered on a government-run website for $50, he posed as a Boca Raton doctor and walked away with $550,000 from hard-money lenders in Fort Lauderdale.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, hired Coral Gables-based Bolton Investigations Inc. to investigate safety and security issues
The bids haven’t come in yet and the contract hasn’t been awarded, but the group that represents 250 Collier County custodians wants the school district to rethink its decision to inquire about outsourcing jobs.
They say it isn’t safe.
$600,000 IN GOLD STOLEN BY ARMED ROBBERS FROM FEDEX TRUCK IN WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO
August 5, 2016
BOLTON INVESTIGATIONS CAPTURES GOLD THEFT SUSPECT IN LARGEST GOLD HEIST IN FLORIDA HISTORY
July 30, 2016 Story Highlights - Raonel Valdez is charged with stealing $2.8 million in gold at gunpoint from a courier in Florida. - He was arrested in Belize after a manhunt that spanned 4 countries, and is awaiting extradition to the U.S. - U.S. immigration officials have so far said they will not allow him to re-enter the county to face trial
$625K in gold stolen at Miami International Airport
Bolton Investigations identifies thief / New Developments In $478K Safe Heist at the Miami Beach Home of Sony Music Artist Prince Malik
Prince Malik Files Civil Lawsuit Against Man in the Surveillance Video Identified by Witnesses; Investigators Also Question How Defendant With Long Criminal History Was Given TWIC Security Clearance
$400,000 in valuables stolen from Prince Malik’s Miami Beach home
By Amanda Batchelor – Senior Digital Editor
May 12, 2015
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Recording artist Prince Malik, whose real name is Shahzad Nawaz, is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for breaking into his Miami Beach home last weekend, and the return of his stolen possessions.
The Unsolved Murder of Coral Gables Police Officer Walter Stathers
100,000.00 reward offered by the City of Coral Gables, Florida for information relating to the homicide of Officer Walter Stathers.
Community input could change the course of this investigation. I encourage anyone with information to contact police or Bolton Investigations, Inc. regardless of how insignificant the details may seem. Homicide detectives have been working this case for decades, and a number of lines of inquiry have been investigated, however the community’s assistance is invaluable in helping to solve this case.