Jon Kyle Alvarado-Hernandez Arrested on Firearms Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 16, 2013|
SAN JUAN—Special Agent in Charge Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) San Juan Division announced the arrest of Jon Kyle Alvarado-Hernandez for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On December 14, 2013, Alvarado-Hernandez was taken into custody by the FBI.
A federal complaint states that on December 13, 2013, at approximately 10:10 p.m., in Ponce, Puerto Rico, agents of the Police of Puerto Rico Department (PRPD) observed a four-door, blue-colored, Toyota Yaris bearing Puerto Rico license plate number HVX-102 occupied with a driver and one passenger not wearing seatbelts. As agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle immediately increased speed and began to drive away from the area heading north on Colon Street.
The marked unit gave pursuit to the aforementioned vehicle through the streets of Clausel Ward ending when the vehicle made a left onto the last street on Colon Street. The vehicle stopped in the area of a known drug point located on the last street of a cemetery next to a big green garbage disposal. At that time, Passenger 1 exited the vehicle and began running toward the ally. The driver, later identified as Jon Kyle Alvarado-Hernandez, exited the vehicle and turned toward the agents. Agents noticed that Alvarado-Hernandez was holding a firearm with his left hand. An agent immediately gave him verbal commands to drop the firearm. Alvarado-Hernandez threw the firearm inside the vehicle and ran away from the vehicle and entered a dark alley.
Agents decided not to pursue Alvarado-Hernandez on foot for safety reasons and stayed at the scene to secure the vehicle. Agents approached the vehicle and discovered a black handgun with the serial number altered and a handgun magazine that contained 22 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition on the floor area of the driver’s side. One .40 caliber bullet was found inside the chamber of the firearm. Upon inventory, PRPD agents discovered a Puerto Rico electoral identification card in the driver’s side area of the vehicle belonging to Alvarado-Hernandez. In the glove compartment of the vehicle, a Puerto Rico License belonging to a female, Elineida Marie Lucca Rodriguez, along with a receipt of recently purchased furniture was discovered. The receipt was drafted for Luccia Rodriguez to an address of Barrio Caracoles 2, Parcela 547 Apartment de abajo, Penuelas, Puerto Rico. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Alvarado-Hernandez was arrested at the aforementioned address.
If convicted, the defendant faces imprisonment for 10 years.
This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Victor Acevedo, and it is being investigated by the FBI.
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.