Tamarac Pair Arrested after Bloody Bungled Burglary

Robert Rosamelia and Michelle Gaudette of Tamarac

Robert Rosamelia and Michelle Gaudette of Tamarac

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A couple of Tamarac residents were arrested after one of them tried to impersonate a police officer to gain access to a man’s home.

Robert Rosamelia 55, of the 7500 block of NW 66 Terrace in the Mainlands knocked on his victim’s door late Wednesday night, announced he was a “Deerfield Beach police officer,” held up an official looking ID and burglarized and beat his victim.

Vicitim Paul Ramirez was surprised when a man dressed all in black and claiming to be a police officer came to his door close to midnight and demanded entry. Ramirez was apprehensive and asked to see the identification. Robert Rosamelia held up his Pennsylvania State Corrections badge, an ID from his time as a corrections officer.

Once inside, Rosamelia began to accuse Ramirez of having drugs in the home. He told the victim that he was going to arrest him and put him in handcuffs. Instead, Rosamelia pulled out a roll of duct tape and began to tape the victim’s hands. Ramirez became suspicious of Rosamelia and asked him to have other officers respond to the home. Rosamelia took out a can of pepper spray, sprayed the victim in the face and then hit him with a wooden baton, causing a laceration to the victim’s head. The victim began to fight back and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, Rosamelia fled the apartment.

Witnesses heard yelling from the victim’s apartment and saw a white female run through the complex’s parking lot and throw an object into some hedges. They watched the female get into a 2-door Mazda where Rosamelia was waiting. Deputies intersected Rosamelia and his accomplice, Michelle Gaudette, 35, in their car.

Both admitted to being there to see the victim but denied any altercation took place. A search of the car revealed a roll of duct tape, a black skull cap, a pair of black gloves, pepper spray, a wallet with a badge and a bed sheet with blood on it. The subjects also had a bottle of Xanax which Gaudette admitted to having bought them early that evening. The wooden baton was discovered by investigators in the hedges as specified by the witness.

Rosamelia is facing charges for burglary, battery, impersonating a law enforcement officer, petit theft and false imprisonment. Gaudette is facing charges of burglary, battery and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

About Sharon Aron Baron

avatar Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • Joe Lucci

    When asked what kind of person would beat him up inside his own apartment while pretending to be a law enforcer, Paul replied, “Who knows? A psycho. Obviously, somebody posing as a Deerfield Beach police officer to gain entry into your place is a total psycho.”

    Paul called the ordeal “the worst experience of my life.”

    However, Paul added he is glad to have survived and is pleased deputies nabbed the two people they believe to have been behind the attack. “Who does things like this? Crazy people.” he said. Quotes from Paul Ramirez on WSVN.

    Paul, do you really think you can BS everyone and not have the truth be told. Not your warped version. I as do you know that you knew these two for a very long time and this was NO random thing.Paul as your neighbor from the same complex. I’ve heard enough from you and your story telling. You need serious REHAB! I’ve seen the dealers come and go from your residence at all hours of the night and day. Even the one who knocked on my door by mistake looking for you. As for these two YOU know as well as I do and other residents who are afraid to speak up that these two have been coming to see you for over 3 years and you know them BOTH(especially her wink-wink) VERY well! Please examine you soul if you have one and let them get there lives back before you have to face your demons and answer to the truth under oath. You know this isn’t gonna end well for you when the real facts and true evidence come down in court. I pity you because you will be exposed for the sins you’ve committed against this poor girl and the sins you commit against yourself each and everyday with your out of control drug use. Come clean and do whats right because you spun the story so far from the truth that a person like you with major burn out going on can never recall under oath the web of lies you and others have spun. Good luck! Your gonna need it! Perjury is a serious crime. See you as the tables turn my neighbor!

  • Joey Lucci

    Letch, what the hell is a paton?