MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Cocoa Police Detective Oscar Pimentel Recovers 95-Year-Old’s Nostalgic Property

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stolen items were valued at more than $60,000

For Mary, a 95-year-old resident of Cocoa, Cocoa Police Detective Oscar Pimentel has become her hero due to the recovery of her valuable and nostalgic property. (CPD image)

Detective Oscar Pimentel arrested the theft suspect and recovered most of the stolen property, which was returned to Mary

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – For Mary, a 95-year-old resident of Cocoa, Cocoa Police Detective Oscar Pimentel has become her hero due to the recovery of her valuable and nostalgic property.

In September, Detective Pimentel was assigned the case in which she reported a theft.

According to Cocoa police authorities, the thief, who is now in jail, stole many of Mary’s personal possessions including jewelry, coins and firearms – among other things.

These items were valued at more than $60,000, but it’s the sentimental attachments to some of the items that made this crime more difficult to navigate.

A small firearm was something she treasured since she was a young child when her father, who was a police officer, showed it to her.

She asked her dad then if she could have it. After many years, her father finally gave it to her when she became a responsible adult.

The jewelry represented the love she shared with her late husband, with some of it hand made by him and given to Mary on special occasions. Each piece had its own story and special meaning.

Being the victim of a criminal act is never easy and, in many cases, there is never a resolution. But in this case, not only did Detective Pimentel arrest the suspect, but he also recovered most of the stolen property which was returned to Mary recently.

Detective Pimentel was commended by all for his hard work and dedication to finding justice for Mary.

These items were valued at more than $60,000, but it’s the sentimental attachments to some of the items that made the crime more difficult to navigate. (CPD image)
The jewelry represented the love Mary shared with her late husband, with some of it hand made by him and given to Mary on special occasions. Each piece had its own story and special meaning.
The above firearms were given to Mary by her father, who was a police officer. Being the victim of a criminal act is never easy and, in many cases, there is never a resolution.  (Cocoa Police Department image)
ABOVE: A 14kt gold necklace pendant recovered by Cocoa Police Detective Oscar Pimentel. (CPD image)
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