Tampa Police Investigate an Arson and arrest the suspect

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Where: 2225 Ridgewood Ave. N.

When: January 5th 2011 at 5:45 pm

Who: Suspect: Adolpho Padron HW/M 10/27/68 1510 Delano Trent St. Ruskin, FL 33570
Charged with Arson (1st degree) & Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling

Victim: Brian Sheppard 2225 Ridgewood Ave. N.


Tampa Police & Tampa Fire Rescue were called to 2225 Ridgewood in reference to a residence that was fully engulfed in flames. Once on scene neighbors advised police officers that a vehicle was observed leaving the scene. A BOLO was immediately placed on this vehicle and due to the suspicious nature the Arson task force was summoned. Detectives interviewed the homeowner and developed leads on the suspect who eventually responded back to the scene and was charged with the offense. The suspect worked for the victim and was upset over money that he said was owed to him. The home was not occupied at the time and early estimates of damage are approximately $100,000.00. This investigation is ongoing.

Lt. Lee Bercaw
Tampa Police Department