Ozzie is in custody.

Ozzie was taken into custody in front of Las Ruinas restaurant tonight.

A sting operation to catch Frederick Allen Osburn was set up by myself, with the cooperation of Panamanian law enforcement authorities and Alto al Crimen, after Ozzie hit one of the homes in Los Molinos for which my company is contracted to provide security for. After burglarizing the home in the beginning of June the perpetrator emailed the owner of the house stating that he/she would like to sell back specific items of both monetary and emotional value to the victim. The victims email address was obtained in the course of the burglary. With the victim's permission I pretended to be the the son of the victim and proceeded to have a three week email dialog with the perpetrator whom I suspected to be Frederick Allen Osburn. Ozzie emailed me this afternoon with specific instructions as to where we were to meet to do the exchange with him giving me specific instructions to be at the "my mothers" house when he called the cell phone number I provided him..

This information was provided to the Pananian Police and they assembled a team of a dozen officers from both Boquete and David to assist in capturing Ozzie. I was to radio them from Los Molinos when Ozzie called but we all suspected that Ozzie was going to watch me arrive at house to make sure I was alone. The police were waiting at Las Ruinas restaurant for my command where they would either cover me at the location Ozzie instructed me to go or to create a perimeter around the Los Molinos project if the exchange was to take place there. After Ozzie never called at the agreed to time I suspected he got spooked and that he was probably on the main road trying to catch a ride out of the area. I radioed the team at Las Ruinas to go out and start looking for him and long and behold Ozzie was standing in front of Las Ruinas waiting to catch a bus when the officers came out and he was immediately taken into custody. 

In his possession were many items from numerous reported burglaries including a loaded 9MM handgun, all the items stolen from Los molinos, as well as a pocketbook with numerous items including cash, passports, and credit cards from a home he burglarized at Las Brisas between the time he left Los Molinos and tried to catch a bus in front of Las Ruinas.  

Lets hope he doesn't get out of jail ever again.


Ralf Henrich

Boquete Consulting Security

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  • When will he be executed as he so richly deserves?
    • The lastest unconfirmed news on Ozzie comes from this posted on Boqueteguide.com by a reader.


      Hannibal says:

      just to let you know that ozzie tried to escape from jail 2 days ago, he jumped the prisions fence an was 10 meters away from liberty…. cops caught him and sent him back,,, this wasnt on the news but u can call the cops in david or the prision and they will inform u…."

      • Yes this is true. Our police sources told us that Ozzie apparently did walk out of jail. He started to run and hide behind some buses but inmates started yelling to alert the police. What happens in that inmates in David aren't locked up, they can walk freely in the patio area and they must respect that privilege otherwise they get locks put on their doors and they, of course, do not want that. The police contact we spoke to says that they are going to give Ozzie around 10 years based upon the charges against him. Our contact also told us that Ozzie is probably going to kill himself as he is not going to tolerate Panamanian prison life for too long.

        Ralf H. Henrich is a Law Enforcement, Personal Protection, and Security professional, trained in the United States, who resides in Panama and is currently providing security services, consultation and training to clients in the Chiriqui province as a partner of Boquete Consulting Security. Mr. Henrich led numerous criminal investigations leading to successful prosecutions while working as an Investigator for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office in New Jersey.  Highly trained as a close protection officer and security specialist he has been involved in numerous high profile details. Assigned to the Tactical Training Division of State of The Art Security Agency, Mr. Henrich has provided both firearms and hand to hand instruction as part of his expertise. Mr. Henrich’s additional experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, heavy rescue specialist, and Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management further enables him to assess and control crisis situations.


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  • As a newbie, I am curious as how a man with this criminal background can exist in the country that required me to provide a letter from the state patrol of where I lived in the US.

    And as a former police officer, with over 30 years in law enforcement, I can say that for a citizen to be this proactive and involved makes me think of the 1870-80s in the western US. It is time we all get involved and do what is necessary to keep our families safe and secure.

    Does anyone have a photograph of this man? Someone had told me a story about such a gentleman and his cohorts in the area who assisted him. It is more than just a little apparent that he has help.  

    Does anyone know who these other folks are, and if not, why not? Please understand I am not pointing fingers, I am only new to this area and have heard of people being detained for not having their passports on them, people being arrested for many things not nearly as criminal in actions as this fella.


    • I will be writing a detailed story about this tomorrow on Boquete guide. I think it will answer your questions
  • Nicely done, thanks to all involved.
  • GOOD JOB! Thank You for being diligent!
  • Thank you Ralf and all involved. As a resident of Las Brisas I feel much safer with that creep in jail......where he belongs!
  • Good work, folks!
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