Two men arrested for burglarizing businesses

Deputies arrested two men who allegedly broke into several Kissimmee businesses.

Detectives have recently been investigating multiple business burglaries in the area of the North Orange Blossom Trail and East U.S. Highway 192 in Kissimmee.

Last week, there were three business burglaries. At approximately 2 a.m. on July 18, a fourth business burglary occurred in the same area. Video obtained from the burglary showed the same suspect, which had been identified from the prior three business burglaries. The suspect’s vehicle was also identified but not yet located. At approximately 3:30 a.m., the suspect’s vehicle was located at a motel on Vine Street in Kissimmee. Detectives made contact with the suspects who were identified as; Luis Lopez-Vazquez, 41, and Malvin Baez-Ruiz, 38. Interviews were conducted with the suspects and confessions were ultimately obtained for all four burglaries, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. A search warrant was obtained for the hotel room and the suspect’s vehicle. Stolen property and clothing worn during the burglaries were recovered and entered into evidence.

“The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the great men and women of the patrol and criminal investigations divisions for their dedicated work and commitment to duty. We are committed to working with our community and business partners to reduce crime and increasing the quality of life in Osceola County,” said Maj. Jacob Ruiz in a press release.

Anyone with information on this case or similar incidents are asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222.

Residents also can call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.