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Fast police work nets three home invaders

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image Suspects Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, Briana Paige Buzbee, and Isaac Cintronrosa. (HCSO booking photos)

Within 30 minutes of learning about the invasions during pre-dawn hours Friday, the HCSO apprehended and arrested the three suspects


SUN CITY CENTER – A trio of twenty-year-olds has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from a series of violent home invasions here during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Within 30 minutes of learning about the invasions during pre-dawn hours Friday, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended and arrested Isaac Cintronrosa, 20, of Ruskin, Briana Paige Buzbee, 21, who gave a Riverview address, and Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, 21, also of Riverview, according to HCSO records.

Each of the trio has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and three counts of robbery home invasion involving values of less than $300. In addition, records show Rivera is charged with possession of cocaine and incarceration for Buzbee in connection with a former DUI charge has been re-instituted. Cintronrosa does not have a record of prior crimes committed in Hillsborough County.

 At publication deadline this week, all three remained in the Hillsborough County Jail, held without bond.

Based on reconstruction of reported events, the three allegedly commenced their invasion spree as Thanksgiving Day was drawing to a close, apparently anticipating unoccupied homes in the retirement community due to holiday travel. Shortly before midnight, the trio attempted to enter a house on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. For reasons not yet explained, records indicate this attempt was abandoned and entry was not gained.

The next attempt occurred minutes later at an occupied home on Torrey Pines Avenue, also on the community’s north side. After kicking in a door, the three confronted the male homeowner and a fight ensued. Records state the resident was assaulted with a crowbar. The trio then made off with cash and other valuables.

As the first complaint was being made, the three reversed direction, speeding across S.R. 674 into SCC’s south side to strike another occupied house on Captiva Court. Refusing first to open her door to knocking in the middle of the night and then alerted by the sound of the door being forced open, the female resident reportedly fled into her garage using a telephone to call for help. It was unknown at deadline what may have been stolen before the trio exited the dwelling.

It was, however, the end of the invasion spree. Unable to exit the community to the south, Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera attempted to reach S.R. 674 to the north, but were bottled up by deputies while still on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, records indicate.

In coordinated rapid response to the alarms, a HCSO helicopter pilot searched for the trio’s location from the air as deputies on the ground established a perimeter, encircling the area to contain the suspects. Their exact location soon was pinpointed and broadcast, allowing deputies to tighten up the perimeter and then to take them into custody, all within a matter of minutes.

Investigations pertinent to the consecutive home invasions are continuing and HCSO officers declined to identify the victims, stating only that they are recovering.

The several felonies with which Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera are charged range from first to third degrees and carry substantial prison sentences upon conviction.

Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson

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