Pinehurst Police Chief Glen Webb announced in a press release the arrest of three individuals accused of multiple crimes, including crimes committed in New York.
On Thursday, officers with the Pinehurst Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation in the traffic circle area.
Officers discovered the vehicle was entered as wanted out of New York for felony crimes. After further investigation, officers placed all three occupants under arrest for crimes allegedly committed in Pinehurst and Nassau County, New York.
Detectives arrested Miguel Angel Roman-Palma, 42, of Flushing, New York. Roman-Palma was charged with possession of stolen motor vehicle and was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $12,000 secured bond.
Detectives arrested Katherinne Danicsa Vasquez-Mino, 27, of Flushing, New York. Vasquez-Mino was charged with one count of possession of stolen motor vehicle and one count of no operator’s license. Vasquez-Mino was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.
Detectives arrested Alexsandra Montserrat Barrera-Torres, age 21, of Flushing, New York. Barrera-Torres was charged with one count of possession of stolen motor vehicle and one count of possess manufacture of certain fraudulent forms of identification. Barrera-Torres was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $18,000 secured bond.
Additionally, all three were charged with fugitive orders with grand larceny 4th from the Nassau County Police Department in Long Island, New York. On this charge, they were held with no bond and are awaiting extradition. They are scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on Oct. 26.
If anyone has further information, please contact the Pinehurst Police Department at 910-295-3141 or the anonymous tip line at 910-420-1654.
Defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Photo: Vasquez-Mino (left), Roman-Palma, and Barrera-Torres via Pinehurst Police Department.