Miami Springs Police Officers were called to a local hotel after two guests, Sills and Harrison, allegedly refused to vacate their room after the checkout time. The hotel general manager had already tried to get them to leave, but alleges that the pair were uncooperative. According to Miami Springs Police, when the officers arrived, Sills and Harrison also allegedly refused to open the door, so the officers used a key card to enter the room. Despite repeated requests to pack up and leave, the two women were claimed to be uncooperative and confrontational.
During the confrontation, Miami Springs Police allege that Sills attempted to grab a 9mm handgun from a shoebox. The officers were able to prevent her from doing so and took her into custody after a brief scuffle. Harrison remained in the room and continued to yell profanities even after Sills was arrested. The commotion caused by the two subjects drew the attention of other hotel patrons and staff.
As a result, Sills and Harrison were both charged with Trespass after Warning and Disorderly Conduct on the Premises of an Establishment. Sills faced additional charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. It was also discovered that Sills had an active Fugitive Warrant out of Hillsborough County for Petit Theft.
Both Sills and Harrison were arrested and transported to TGK.
This is but another example of why Miami Springs needs the freedom to charge a bed tax to cover the excessive Police expenses incurred by residents. Instead of being a net positive for our community, the hotels have become a net negative due to the crime and excessive use of our Police Force. Former Councilman Victor Vazquez was recently quoted saying 40% of the calls Miami Springs Police respond to is for the hotels.
|Booking Name||SILLS, TANERA A|
|Booking Date||03/06/23 19:16|
Case Number: F23004726 Desc: STANDARD BOND Bond: $ 7500 **
Comment Case: PC FOUND CT1 5K CT2 1K CT3 $500 CT4 1K
Charge: ASSAULT/ AGGRAVATED/ LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Charge: RESISTING OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE TO HIS PERSON
Charge: DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ ESTABLISHMENT
Charge: TRESPASS PROPERTY/ AFTER WARNING
Warrant Case: FW23I00493 Desc: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT Bond: N/A **
Charge Satisfied: No
|Booking Name||HARRISON, ERICA|
|Booking Date||03/06/23 19:19|
Case Number: B23004317
Charge: TRESPASS PROPERTY/ AFTER WARNING Bond: $ 1000 **
Charge: DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ BREACH OF THE PEACE Bond: $ 500 **
Charge Satisfied: No
Bond Submitted: Yes
Reminder: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Everyone accused of a crime deserves their due process and day in court.