Violent Crimes Task Force Arrest

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
- Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF)
-Flight Unit
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

Christopher Cruz Olivo (Arrested)
DOB: 08/04/1971
Address: 4247 Jason Road, Spring Hill
Charges: Kentucky warrant for Murder – Three counts of Murder and One count of Tampering With Physical Evidence

Deputies assigned to the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) arrest a Spring Hill man on a Kentucky warrant for Murder.

The suspect was taken into custody at about 10:13 p.m., on January 12, 2018.

VCTF members were able to stop the vehicle driven by the suspect at US 19 North and Ulmerton Road, where the suspect was taken into custody.


At about 10:13 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, Violent Crimes Task Force Members (VCTF) arrested 46-year-old Christopher Cruz Olivo after receiving information that Olivo was a suspect in a triple homicide in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) Homicide Unit coordinated with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and authorities in Hernando County to locate Olivo.

Olivo is charged with murdering a man and two women while inside a residence in the 6400 block of Venango Drive in Louisville, Kentucky. Two juveniles were located inside the home unharmed, however Olivo fled the scene with his 3-year-old daughter. She was safely located in Hernando County. Members with the LMPD Homicide Unit are traveling to Florida at this time. Further details regarding Olivo's capture will be released during a news conference planned for Monday at LMPD Headquarters.  

When VCTF deputies arrested Olivo, he was wearing a ballistic vest and had an AK47 assault rifle on the passenger seat of his vehicle.

Olivo was transported to the Pinellas County Jail on the LMPD warrant and will be charged by LMPD with three counts of Murder and one count of Tampering With Physical Evidence.

The Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) is a county-wide, multi-jurisdictional task force that focuses on violent crime in Pinellas County. The task force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, St. Petersburg Police Department and the Clearwater Police Department.

The investigation continues. 

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:34:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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