2 arrested after ramming stolen SUV into Hialeah police vehicle, authorities say

Brandon Reyes, 21, 15-year-old boy face charges


HIALEAH, Fla. – Two people are facing charges after ramming a stolen SUV into a Hialeah police vehicle, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, an officer spotted the stolen 2010 Toyota Highlander early Friday going against traffic on Southeast Eighth Avenue near Okeechobee Road and attempted to pull the driver over.

Police said Brandon Reyes, 21, who was driving the SUV, refused to stop, and instead made a U-turn and intentionally rammed into the officer's marked patrol car.

Police said Reyes took off, but the SUV was found a short time later.

Police said Reyes and a 15-year-old boy who was inside the vehicle ran away, but were found by officers in the 600 block of Southeast Park Drive.

Reyes is accused of kicking an officer who was attempting to place him into a patrol car.

He faces charges of third-degree grand theft and resisting an officer with violence.

The teen, who police said was uncooperative in the investigation, was arrested on charges of grand theft auto and resisting police without violence.

The SUV was reported stolen Aug. 23.


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