William Cintrón Rivera Indicted For Theft Of Firearms

William Cintrón Rivera Indicted For Theft Of Firearms

Police Officer, William Cintrón Rivera Indicted For Theft Of Firearms From Police Weapons Vault And Tampering With Multiple Witnesses

SAN JUAN, P.R (STL.News) On January 20, 2021, a federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment charging William Cintrón Rivera, a.k.a. “El Kid”/“Kid” with the theft of 54 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.  A federal grand jury further charged defendant Cintrón Rivera with tampering with multiple witnesses, by requesting that they provide false information to federal investigators.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in charge of the investigation of the case.

According to the indictment, on July 17, 2019, in the District of Puerto Rico, defendant Cintrón Rivera stole 54 firearms from the Puerto Rico Police Bureau (PRPB), Guayama headquarters.  At the time of the theft, defendant Cintrón Rivera was a police officer in the PRPB.  In addition, the defendant is charged with the possession of six of the stolen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

In an effort to cover his crime, Cintrón Rivera attempted to intimidate and corruptly persuade M.T.A. and E.C.R. by requesting that they provide false information to federal investigators relevant to the theft, such as Cintrón Rivera’s whereabouts on the night of the crime.

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