The Clermont Police Department arrested Mr. Bobby Delgado, a resident of Mascotte, born 11/01/1979, who was in possession of a stolen vehicle, guns, narcotics and money.
On 03/26/2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Clermont Police Officers responded to the area of Old Highway 50 and Blackstill Lake Road for a vehicle crash with injuries. One of the drivers had fled the scene on foot. Officers discovered a bag containing clothing, firearms and money nearby. A short distance away, an individual was located hunkered down and hiding. Officers established a perimeter including the use of our K9 unit. The individual would not comply with commands given by our patrol and K9 officer and was subsequently bitten by our K9 unit. The individual was taken into custody without further incident. He was identified as Bobby Delgado of Mascotte.
Additional investigation revealed that the vehicle was a reported stolen rental car and one of the firearms was reported stolen from Texas. In addition, there were $400 in counterfeit bills, over $1000 in cash, a small amount of methamphetamine and Zanax located in the bag.
Mr. Delgado was transported to South Lake Hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was then transported to the Lake County Jail where he was charged with grand theft auto, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, resisting without violence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of counterfeit currency.