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Teen carjacks woman’s vehicle with dog inside

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

A 16-year-old male was charged with carjacking after stealing a woman’s vehicle with her dog inside.
On July 7 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 70-year-old victim was loading her dog into her vehicle at Osceola Animal Clinic located at 1513 N. Main St. in Kissimmee, when a young black male aggressively demanded her car keys, a Kissimmee Police Department report stated.
When the victim refused, the male grabbed the victim and forcibly took her keys. The victim asked if she could get her dog out of the car, but the male refused and fled the scene.
At 4:30 p.m. the victim’s stolen car was located parked behind warehouses a few blocks away at 2450 N. Smith St. The car was off, the doors were locked and windows rolled up with the dog still inside the car. Officers had to break the car window to rescue the dog. The dog was taken back to the Animal Hospital for evaluation from heat exposure and later released to the owner.
Video surveillance from the warehouses captured a young black male, matching the clothing description provided by the victim and witness, walking away from the area the stolen car was parked.
Linked to Walmart case
On July 8 at approximately 3 p.m., a female parked her car in the fire lane at Walmart located at 1471 E. Osceola Parkway. The victim left her car running and the driver’s door open while she loaded groceries into the trunk. She saw a young black male get into her car and drive away.
On July 11, Orange County deputies located the vehicle that was stolen from the Walmart. Four black males fled from the vehicle and were apprehended. Jaquari Walker, 16, was in possession of the stolen car’s keys. A search of the vehicle revealed possible stolen property, realistic looking bb guns and burglary tools. Walker was arrested for the grand theft auto as well as two outstanding warrants and was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.
Detectives questioned Walker at the Detention Center. He cooperated with detectives and provided information in the Animal Clinic and auto theft from Walmart cases. Kissimmee police detectives obtained a juvenile custody order for Walker’s role in the carjacking. He was charged with battery on a person over 65, carjacking, aggravated animal abuse and petit theft.
Walker is still incarcerated in Orange County for the previous charges and will now be booked on the additional charges.