By: Joshua Ceballos/Staff Writer
Update 10:55 p.m., 4/17/19:
The student reported missing earlier today was arrested by Miami police for trespassing after warning.
The City of Miami Police Department Public Information Officer Michael Vega told Student Media that Kelvin Sanchez was arrested around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 outside of the Coconut Grove Metrorail station.
Security personnel at the station told Sanchez to leave after he was causing a disturbance and using “vulgar language” in the public area. After several attempts to get Sanchez to vacate, security called MPD.
Sanchez was arrested and charged with trespassing after warning, a misdemeanor crime.
“Officers told him that he would be arrested for trespassing, but he told them that he refused to leave the premises,” said Vega.
Sanchez is currently in the custody of the Miami-Dade County jail.
Update 10:10 p.m., 4/17/19:
Kelvin Sanchez’s location has been ascertained: he is in the custody of the City of Miami Police Department, according to FIU Police Department Public Information Officer Delrish Moss.
“He was arrested earlier this afternoon by the City of Miami, and he is safe. We do not currently know why he was arrested,” said Moss.
Student Media has reached out to the City of Miami Police Department and will update this article with more information as it arises.
A student last seen at the Biscayne Bay Campus has been reported missing and police are currently searching for his whereabouts.
Kelvin Sanchez, a 21 year old student who lives in Hialeah and studies primarily at BBC has not been seen by his family in the past two days. Sanchez’s family members reached out to the FIU Police Department on Tuesday, April 17 to report they had not heard from him and he had not been returning their calls, according to FIUPD Public Information Officer Delrish Moss.
Moss told Student Media that the PD tried to reach out to Sanchez via email and phone to no avail. Sanchez’s family told FIUPD that he seemed upset the last time they spoke on Tuesday, April 16, and there is reason to believe that he may be depressed.
“Due to extraordinary circumstances, we decided that this was an immediate concern that warranted an investigation,” said Moss.
So far police have found no leads regarding Sanchez’s location. There are no records of him using his ID to enter any buildings on campus. Sanchez also does not drive, so they have found no traffic camera evidence.
Anyone with information on Sanchez’s whereabouts are urged to call FIUPD at 305-348-5911 or 305-348-2626.