Arrest of Carlos Alberto Rosado-Rosado
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) San Juan Division announced the arrest of CARLOS ALBERTO ROSADO-ROSADO. On July 19, 2014, CARLOS ALBERTO ROSADO-ROSADO was taken into custody by the FBI for possession of a machine gun in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
A federal complaint states that during the morning hours of August 14, 2013, a Humacao Municipal Police Sergeant conducted a traffic stop upon a gray KIA sedan. When the sergeant approached the vehicle, he observed a male in the driver’s seat and a female in the front passenger seat.
The police sergeant requested the driver’s license and vehicle registration from the driver, who responded that his driver’s license was expired and that he did not have it with him at that time. The police sergeant then asked for the driver’s name, date of birth, and Social Security account number, to which the driver responded that he was “CARLOS ROSADO-ROSADO,” and he provided a date of birth and Social Security account number.
The police sergeant returned to his patrol vehicle and telephonically contacted the police station for an identification record inquiry. The results revealed that the name, date of birth, and Social Security account number provided by the driver matched the name, date of birth, and Social Security account number of the expired driver’s license associated with CARLOS ALBERTO ROSADO-ROSADO.
Thereafter, the police sergeant requested that the driver contact someone that could come to the scene to drive the vehicle, since the driver was not a valid vehicle operator.
The police sergeant then executed a written citation to ROSADO-ROSADO for unlawful tinted windows. The citation included ROSADO-ROSADO’s driver’s license number. When the police sergeant completed the ticket, he called out to the driver and asked him to walk back to the police vehicle in order to sign the citation. The driver then fled the scene on foot while carrying a pistol in his right hand. The police sergeant chased the driver for a short distance and was unable to safely apprehend him.
After the foot chase, the police sergeant returned to the Kia sedan, where he found that the driver’s side door was still open. In plain view, located on the driver’s floorboard, were two extended pistol magazines. The police sergeant also observed clear plastic bags containing what appeared to be drugs in plain view in the middle console area of the vehicle. The female passenger was still present inside the vehicle.
The police impounded the vehicle and an inventory search was conducted later on same date. In this search, the following notable evidence was located: one Glock pistol, two Glock 9mm 30-round capacity pistol magazines, containing 30 rounds in each magazine, one empty .45 caliber pistol magazine, one box of ammunition containing 14 rounds of 9mm caliber pistol ammunition, two boxes of ammunition containing 100 total rounds of .40 caliber pistol ammunition, three small clear plastic bags containing what appeared to be marijuana, and 10 clear plastic bags containing what appeared to be cocaine.
If convicted, the defendant faces up to a maximum of life in prison. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Assistant (AUSA) Victor Acevedo and is being investigated by the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.