MURDER USA Second arrest made in MS 13 gang slaying of Jose Hernandez Portillo; Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez joined by his co-defendant David Enrique Diaz Alvarado
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ANNAPOLIS, MD. – There are now two arrests in connection a violent MS-13 gang murder from 2016 in Anne Arundel County, Md. This is the story of another murder that means nothing to those who rail against public policy to restrict the crossing of criminals into the United States from Mexico.
Homicide detectives are confident that this was a targeted gang-related crime and not a random act of violence
The bodies left scattered around Northern Virginia and Maryland by the violent gang MS-13 has yet to deter the mental-midget politicians of the Democratic Party in the two states from ending their “sanctuary” efforts for illegal aliens. Part of the problem is that the MS-13 gangsters target immigrants instead of murdering suburban liberal elitists. Thus, the vicious killings continue as sanctuary resisters work to defeat efforts to deport criminal illegals
Anne Arundel County Police reported on Feb. 28, 2018, that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Jose Hernandez-Portillo, 22, who had been residing in the Annapolis area. The remains of the victim were discovered in a wooded area of Quiet Waters Park, located in the 600 block of Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, Md., on Monday, August 28, 2017, at about 11 am.
Police say that their Investigation revealed Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez assisted in luring Jose Hernandez-Portillo to the area of Quiet Waters Park where he also actively participated in the murder.
Police found the body when acting on a tip and the remains were identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that determined that there was evidence of trauma and the death was a homicide.
The Medical Examiner couldn’t pinpoint the date of death but did determine the remains revealed that the murder was not recent. Anne Arundel County Police determined that Hernandez-Portillo was reported missing since he disappeared on March 11, 2016.
“Evidence leads homicide detectives to believe that he was murdered around the time of his disappearance. Homicide detectives are confident that this was a targeted gang-related crime and not a random act of violence,” reported Anne Arundel Police in a statement.
As a result of their investigation, police say that detectives positively identified David Enrique Diaz Alvarado, of 1288 Graff Court, 3C, Annapolis, Md., as being involved in the murder of Jose Portillo. David Diaz-Alvarado was arrested on January 17, 2018, and charged with the First-Degree Murder of Jose Portillo and is currently being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned indictments against Diaz-Alvarado on Feb. 9, 2018, charging him with first-degree murder, being a gang member involved in a death, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. An initial appearance was held on Feb. 26, 2018 and a status conference is set for March 2, 2018.
Anne Arundel Police reported a second arrest in the gang-related murder of Jose Hernandez-Portillo on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Homicide detectives formally served an arrest warrant on Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez, a twenty-year-old male from 1000 Madison Street, Unit 5, Annapolis, Maryland. At the time he was served Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez was currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
With witness interviews and evidence collected from the crime scene and surrounding areas, the suspect was identified as to his involvement in the murder.
Police say that their Investigation revealed Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez assisted in luring Jose Hernandez-Portillo to the area of Quiet Waters Park where he also actively participated in the murder. The suspect also aided in burying the body of Hernadez-Portillo in a clandestine grave.
Through coordination with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Homicide Unit charged Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez with the following regarding the murder of Jose Portillo: First and Second-Degree Murder, First and Second-Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment. He is currently pending a bail review at this time.
Sandoval-Rodriquez was charged with multiple counts of assault in 2014 and remanded to the Maryland version of Reform School – The Cheltenham Youth Facility in Cheltenham, Md.
Police reported that this is a very fluid and active investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.