Golden Beach Interim Police Chief Rudy Herbello Accused Of Obstruction

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Rudy Herbello is lording over the mess known as the Golden Beach Police Department.
The Town of Golden Beach Police Department is in turmoil. In April, two officers were criminally charged with defrauding the small enclave by double dipping. Yovany Diaz, 33, and Omar Paez, 41, are accused of working off-duty overtime details while on their regular duty assignments; altering reimbursement invoices; and failing to pay the town for administrative costs connected to their overtime.

Now Interim Police Chief Rudy Herbello wants to put the kibosh on the ongoing criminal investigation, according to current and former Golden Beach police officers. We are not revealing their identities to protect the one who is still employed by the town.

Last week, during an orientation at roll call, Herbello allegedly informed his subordinates in attendance that he "was going to have a meeting with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office to drop the criminal charges against the accused officers and let him to do an in-house administrative investigation," says the cop who was present. Herbello also "threatened to fire anyone who talked to people outside the department about what he said," the cop added.

The former Golden Beach police officer heard the same story from other rank-and-file members of the police force. "It doesn't look good for the interim chief," the source says. "They replaced Frik with Frak." Herbello took over from Jim Skinner, who resigned shortly after the arrests of Diaz and Paez. The pair remain on duty in administrative positions and are being allowed to drive unmarked cars. Heck, Herbello even promoted Paez to acting lieutenant.

A call to Herbello -- who unsuccessfully ran against county Commissioner Joe Martinez in 2008 -- was routed to a Golden Beach spokesman, who provided us with a prepared statement from town Mayor Glenn Singer that somewhat denies the allegations against the chief:
Two days after Herbello was named, he held an orientation meeting (one for day shift and one for night shift) with his staff to talk about his goals and expectations for the department...During the orientation meetings, the Chief mentioned that since he was new to the job, he was going to try to reach the State Attorney's office to introduce himself, get up to speed on their investigation and see if there was anything more the Town could do to provide additional assistance. Also at the meeting, Chief Herbello reminded the group, that as sworn officers, they had an obligation to uphold the Town Charter and take no actions that would be considered adverse to the department's will, and if they did, would face possible disciplinary action.
Singer adds that Golden Beach's police union contract requires the town to provide cars to Diaz and Baez, even though both officers are on desk duty. "Since the two are not engaged in active law enforcement work, they have been assigned unmarked cars in lieu of marked police cars," Singer says.

Prosecutors have not met or spoken with Herbello, says Miami-Dade State Attorney spokeswoman Terry Chavez. "We are proceeding with our prosecution of the officers who have been charged and the investigation continues," Chavez affirms. "We have facts and evidence against these officers."

Since 2009, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Miami-Dade Police Public Corruption unit, and the state attorney have been investigating criminal allegations into the Golden Beach Police Department. Diaz is accused of stealing $2,032 and Paez of taking $1,450.

Six months before Diaz and Paez were busted, Sgt. Lynn Dean Peters, 45, was charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, one count of grand theft, one count of insurance fraud, and 11 counts of official misconduct. Unlike Diaz and Paez, Peters is suspended with pay pending his trial.

In an unrelated case last year, Lt. Roberto Barrio was found guilty by a Gainesville jury of kidnapping and battery of his wife. Barrio was allowed to continue working for Golden Beach right up until his verdict. Before Barrio was convicted, town Mayor Glenn Singer told New Times that Golden Beach "affords all its employees the right to due process."

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George
George

Someone should just drive down there and kill every single one of those piece of **** cops.  America is such a ****ed up country.  The smart people know this, which is why they all hide in Silicon Valley and other tech/movie sectors.

Resident evil
Resident evil

It seems as though this little department has not learned its lesson,  the corruption may lie deeper than what is on the surface, Sweetwaters finest Jorgito Delara is now in the running as the next police officer for position of Lieutenant... who are they kidding? Another very questionable employment history and the list is long, Mr.Delara will be brought in as a favor to Rudy Herbello. Although Herbello denies the facts reported by The Miami New Time,s the article speaks for itself feel free to google his name and read about his involvment in a Miami voter fraud case, and request his prior internal affairs records from The City of Miami Police Department. His record is very similar to that of former Captain Joseph Barasoain. History will repeat itself.

LPETERS
LPETERS

UPDATE!!!!!!!! Captain Joeseph Barasoain has resigned after approaching the Mayor and demanding that the Town of Golden Beach hire an attorney to represent him. Let's just say that did not work out for him the way he intended it too. He was told to resign in lieu of termination. Golden Beach did not want him there when he gets arrested. The town is of course trying to keep this quiet too as they are about giving two officers under felony indictment unmarked take home cars using tax payers money to pay for the fuel, and to keep them out of the media's eyes. Did I mention one of them is the Cousin of the Town Manager? Oops.......was that supposed to be a secret too?

TheStoryTeller
TheStoryTeller

Once upon a time there was a fat little boy named JB who always wanted to be a police officer. He was so amazed by police officers that he spent several years as a police explorer where he met his good childhood friend Alexander the Great. Finally one day he went through the police academy and was certified as a police officer and then he began bouncing around from one police department to another Homestead, Boynton Beach, North Miami Beach, Gainesville, Center Hill, and finally La Playa Mojonera. You see JB is a nomad and he travels from police department to police department seeing what he could swindle or how he can get over on the system. This is where our story begins. Alexander the Great after a scandal with his previous employer (Miami Dade County Water & Sewer) related to a lack of self control in combination with a little too much impulse on his part was terminated. Surprisingly enough he applied with the La Playa Mojonera for the position of Town Manager and even though he had a brief bout with either amnesia or alzheimer’s about his prior arrest in Miami Beach by Flamingo Park for receiving oral gratification from another man in public and forgot to list it on his application, he was still hired for the position. Shortly thereafter, a position of Captain within La Playa Mojonera Police Department becomes available and low and behold who applies and gets hired? That’s right JB. Working in combination with each other Alexander the Great and JB begin surrounding themselves with their minions to assist them with planning their takeover of La Playa Mojonera. Alexander the Great hires the Human Resources Director, who we will call Lizzy and who was his old high school friend.                  JB surrounds himself by former friends and partners in crime; Det. Pancho Villa who aside from being employed by La Playa Mojonera and tucked away in a federal task force with a pretty hefty overtime budget, is the owner of a security company that subcontracts off duty police officers to work security details. His company gets compensated and then after he takes his cut he pays the police officers that worked the details, who all happen to be employed by La Playa Mojonera. Oh but that is not all, you see Det. Pancho Villa is a entrepreneur, he owns a establishment that provides grooming services for ladies and also happens to be the place where Captain JB’s wife is employed. Oh did I forget to mention that he also dabbled around in the real estate market for a while and was instrumental in assisting JB in the purchase of his home in Kendall (which he is about to lose) along with the help of another minion who I will soon introduce to you.                 Enter Code Enforcement Officer Omarito EL Flaquito. You see El Flaquito immediately fit in to the puzzle because he too left under a cloud of deception from his former employer, The City of Miami Police Department. El Flaquito has a little problem with the ladies, or his lack of being able to get one. After his little incident of receiving oral gratification from a motorist in exchange for not taking police action it was a little difficult to find employment with another police department. El Flaquito also dabbled around in the real estate field and was instrumental in assisting JB with fudging the numbers in order for him to be able to purchase his house in Kendall. Thank god for LA Playa Mojonera, because only in a magical place like this could El Flaquito ever be employed as a police officer again, then get promoted, arrested and still allowed to work in a police capacity with an unmarked police take home car, and yes also promoted to acting Lieutenant by the interim Chief of Police. God bless America!                Roberto del Barrio was high school friends with Alexander the Great and although he has been under investigation by every police agency and the fire department he has worked for, that does not matter in La Playa Mojonera. Roberto del Barrio resigned from his prior employer the South Miami Police Department while under investigation and shared the same bout with temporary amnesia or alzheimer’s that Alexander the Great did when he applied to La Playa Mojonera, because he listed on his application with La Playa Mojonera that he had never resigned from a previous employer while under investigation, a minor oversight commonly referred to a perjury in the legal field. Roberto del Barrio also has a strong dislike for the opposite gender. You see he has an extensive history of physically abusing and battering women which was his ultimate demise. Perhaps this could be because he is having trouble facing his inner demons and the fact that he may in fact be a homosexual? Roberto del Barrio always tried to bully the females employed by La Playa Mojonera.                 Officer Yoyito “El Primo” Diaz was sponsored by La Playa Mojonera through the police academy as a result of being the cousin of Alexander the Great. After he graduated he was sworn on and put straight to work. Field Training Program? Nope. Then assigned to Marine Patrol and issued a take home car over numerous other senior members of La Playa Mojonera Police Department, YEP. El Primo was taken under the wing of Lyndean Sopla Pito who was his mentor and taught him how to work in one place and be paid as if you were working at three places at the same time, a technique he had mastered. He spent many nights together with Sopla Pito  working off duty details and learning how to falsify off duty vouchers and worksheets. Then he was arrested and now he too sits alongside El Flaquito still working in a police capacity and driving an unmarked police vehicle so together he and El Flaquito can dodge the media and their cameras. Only in this great country can you be arrested for stealing from the taxpayers who employ you and who you are sworn to protect and then still remain working and using a take home car and fuel that is being paid for by the same taxpayers you are accused of and were arrested for stealing from.                 Jon El Pastillero is a retired police officer from the Miramar Police Department. He has a little problem with taking prescription medication. He is good friends with JB and JB really looks up to him because he really thinks he is a good cop. Fact of the matter is this guy is a junkie and has a little attraction for younger females, an attraction that he could only indulge in out of this great country and in Costa Rica. EL Pastillero was one of the masters of cooking the books and being paid by multiple employers at the same time when barely working for one. JB was always aware of El Pastilleros drug problem. So much so that one day not so long ago El Pastillero reported to work stoned out of his mind on prescription pills and JB had to take his gear away from him and wisk him away to a drug rehab where he remained for a few days for treatment. All done of course under wraps. When El Pastillero got a hint of a criminal investigation at La Playa Mojonera he vanished off the face of the earth. Shortly after the arrest of El Primo and El Flaquito when he learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest, he surrendered himself to the State Attorney’s Office, where he struck a deal and agreed to resign, surrender his certification, pay back La  Playa Mojonera, and cooperate in the criminal investigation. Then when El Pastillero heard that the media was fishing around to do a story on him he quickly summoned the assistance of his brother EL Ojo Privado to contact some of his former contacts within his prior places of employment to try to squash the story. This is just the introduction to our little story. Stay tuned and make sure to keep your eyes open for the shocking conclusion to this story. This is the story of corruption within the administration of a small town and its police department. We can’t get into too many details right now, but we can tell you this is going to make on hell of a story for the whole world to watch on television as we are working with a national media source that has contacted us and is interested in doing an expose’ on this story.

PlayaMojonera
PlayaMojonera

Here is what the political and police scum employed by the town of golden beach feel about this on going investigation. This quote is taken off the Golden Beach Police Department forum on the LEOAFFAIRS dot com website.

"Man you people love making shizzat up don't you. 1. There have been no charges of altering reimbursement invoices. 2. The interim chief never threatened to fire anyone for talking about what he said. He said he would fire you if you talked about town business with anyone outside.....because it is against policy and grounds for dismissal morons. And of course he wants to put the "kibosh" on the investigation. As you said yourself, its been going on since 2009 and has had the department in turmoil.....and over several "thousand" dollars, not millions. And dont start with your "it doesnt matter how much", "these unethical officers" blah blah blah. Thats not the point. The point is its absurd the investigation has gone on so long extending the ongoing turmoil unnecesarily. Do your investigation, make your arrests, and get it over with so the department can start to recover. If its taking you this long, to find a few grand.....then your investigation is obviously weak and desperate and you have to grasp at every straw. For the love of God stop digging just to try and justify all the time spent on this and get it over with already.get it done" 

PlayaMojonera
PlayaMojonera

Please review the follwing post "quoted" from a Golden Beach Police Forum. This is the opinion of the criminals that work for this town and the criminals are not only in the police department they are political figures too. "Man you people love making shizzat up don't you. 1. There have been no charges of altering reimbursement invoices. 2. The interim chief never threatened to fire anyone for talking about what he said. He said he would fire you if you talked about town business with anyone outside.....because it is against policy and grounds for dismissal morons. And of course he wants to put the "kibosh" on the investigation. As you said yourself, its been going on since 2009 and has had the department in turmoil.....and over several "thousand" dollars, not millions. And dont start with your "it doesnt matter how much", "these unethical officers" blah blah blah. Thats not the point. The point is its absurd the investigation has gone on so long extending the ongoing turmoil unnecesarily. Do your investigation, make your arrests, and get it over with so the department can start to recover. If its taking you this long, to find a few grand.....then your investigation is obviously weak and desperate and you have to grasp at every straw. For the love of God stop digging just to try and justify all the time spent on this and get it over with already."

Follow the below link to the Golden Beach Police Forums. Feel free to read over some of the issues being discussed............

http://forums.leoaffairs.com/v...

Michael Wind
Michael Wind

bay harbor island fl 33154 is the most corrupt town in america.

Newtre
Newtre

Wow - would like to hear more.

Paul H
Paul H

Really? whatsup with bay harbor islands ?

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