Broward Sheriff's Office

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    November 20, 2014

    BSO Dive Team Stumbles Upon Car With Human Remains Inside

    A routine training exercise by the Broward Sheriff's Office dive team inadvertently ended up discovering the remains of a long-missing Pompano Beach woman on Wednesday. Charlene Azzaro had been missing since last being seen leaving her sister's home in 2013. But divers performing a training exercis ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Ted Arboleda, BSO Deputy, Let Probation Violator Out of Arrest in Exchange for Oral Sex

    On Monday, the Broward Sheriff's Office had to put the cuffs on one of their own. An arrest among the ranks of law enforcement is always bad enough, but the crime Deputy Ted Arboleda is accused of is particularly grimey: swapping sex in exchange for looking the other way on a probation violation.

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    May 23, 2014

    BSO Conducting DUI Checks in South Broward This Weekend

    The Broward Sheriff's Office DUI Task Force will be out task-forcing Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, along with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. BSO will have a Breath Alcohol Testing unit located along U.S. 1 and Southeast ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Broward County Sheriff's Office Conducting DUI Checkpoints Friday and Saturday

    The Broward Sheriff's Office DUI Task Force will be out task-forcing on Friday and Saturday with a DUI checkpoint scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday. The DUI checkpoint will be set up at 380 South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. Officers from the BSO as well as other agencies will ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    BSO Deputies Tried to Keep Photographer from Filming Jail

    Legally speaking, you're able to poke a camera at a cop. You (should) know this by now, and for sure cops (really should) know it by now. Carlos Miller, the blogger behind Photography Is Not a Crime, and his crew of activist shutterbugs are on a mission to hammer that point home by constantly testin ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Middle-School Vandals Graffiti School With "HMDK": What Does It Mean?

    Three minors face several felony charges in a case of burglary and criminal mischief at a Deerfield Beach private school. The incident happened last week when the three boys broke into St. Ambrose Catholic School, located on 363 SE 12th Ave. From the Broward Sheriff's Office news release: "The g ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    The Next Christopher Dorner? Former Broward Sheriff's Deputy Releases Disturbing Video

    A former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy took to YouTube to release a video accusing BSO Sheriff Scott Israel of turning his back on him, and making allusions to him becoming "the next Christopher Dorner," the ex-LAPD officer who went on a revenge-motivated shooting rampage in Los Angeles back in Fe ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Human Skull Parts Found In Luggage at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    TSA baggage screeners have been known to spot and confiscate varying things from travelers' suitcases. Shaving cream, perfume bottles, water bottles, nail clippers, you know, things like that. Well now you can add pieces of human skull to that list According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, TSA ag ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Anthony Costanzo, BSO Detective Accused of Witness Tampering, Has Clean Record

    Broward Sheriff's Office Det. Anthony Costanzo faces charges of witness tampering, evidence tampering, disclosure of confidential information, and felony use of a two-way communication device, all of which could theoretically put him in prison for life.But a review of county personnel files sho ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Tarvess Taylor Mailed Mystery Powder to Fort Lauderdale Government Offices, Included His Name in Letter, Feds Say

    A 26-year-old Miami Springs man is set to be arraigned Friday on charges that he sent five envelopes containing threatening letters and a powdery substance to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Broward Courthouse last October, according to newly released documents.Tarvess Taylor sent one powder-fi ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    A Fat Guy Is Stealing Purses in Pompano Beach (VIDEO)

    The Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say is connected to two muggings at the end of March -- they want you to know that he's six feet tall, gets around in an old, gold-colored Nissan, and is... fat.In an announcement headlined "Big Boy Wants a Purse," the BSO describes a "corpulant ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Broward Sheriff Candidate Scott Israel: "I Have a Pristine Record"

    The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) is one of the largest sheriff's departments in the country. It provides law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services to areas across the county, as well as other services like corrections and parole supervision. Sheriff Al Lamberti is facing ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    BSO Looking for "Slithering Thief" Who Stole a Really Expensive Truck Computer

    ​The Broward Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a "slithering thief" who "shimmied under a semitruck" in West Park and made off with a truck's computer system. The BSO is also apparently embracing alliteration like never before.The guy needed less than two minutes to get under the truck, which wa ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Dorothy Cooper Asked Her Neighbor for $2, Then Asked for $5, Then Allegedly Stabbed Him

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeDorothy Cooper​Police say 61-year-old Dorothy Cooper went over to her neighbor's house in Oakland Park yesterday and asked him for $2.That didn't work, so she asked for $5.When that didn't work either, police say she became "outraged," then put a steak knife in his back and ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Manny Ramirez 911 Tape Released by Broward Sheriff's Office (Audio)

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeManny Ramirez​The 911 call phoned in by the wife of former MLB All-Star and performance-enhancing drug user Manny Ramirez has been released by the Broward Sheriff's Office. According to a police report released late last night by the BSO, Ramirez's wife called the cops aro ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Cops Go to Serve Eviction Notice, Shoot the Guy Living There Instead

    ​It's all fun and games serving an eviction notice until the cops end up shooting the guy who lives there.The Broward Sheriff's Office was attempting to evict a man from a condo in Pembroke Pines this morning, that is, before police say he set the place on fire.Pembroke Pines police and fire depar ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    After 235 Fourth of July Celebrations, People Still Injuring Themselves With Fireworks

    bsoblog.wordpress.comThis is your watermelon. Now this is your watermelon on fireworks.​Yet again, the Broward Sheriff's Office is entitled to another told-ya-so moment.Year after year, the BSO invites media members to see the fire marshal and the bomb squad blow up fireworks on mannequins, includ ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Broward Sheriff's Office Searching for "Rooftop Burglar"

    ​Just as a heads-up, if someone drops into your Pompano Beach business in the middle of the night through a vent or chimney, it probably isn't Santa Claus -- it's more likely to be the "Rooftop Burglar" the Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for.BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepción tells New Times t ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    BSO's Drug Paraphernalia Raid at Swap-Shop; Tattling Kids Spoil Everything

    Have you seen this in your high schooler's room?​It is a sad day for Fort Lauderdale's stoners.Responding to "complaints from patrons," Broward Sheriff's Office personnel, working in concert with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, seized 5,691 pieces of drug paraphernalia from kiosks at Fort La ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Burglars Got Worst of Saturday Night Encounter With Broward Sheriffs Deputies

    Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Geoffrey Brown injured his leg Saturday night after he and his partner interrupted a burglary at an unoccupied Southwest Ranches home. But a BSO news release indicates Brown was released later that night. One of the suspect burglars was not so lucky.

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    May 10, 2010

    Vigilant Deputy Nabs Sex Offender Cruising for Kids

    Photo: BSONorman​Here's some good old-fashioned police work from a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy in Oakland Park. The BSO press release: While on routine patrol on Monday, May 3, Sergeant Pat Murray observed a blue Dodge Pickup driving slowly past three girls, each walking separately between the ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Tennessee Twosome Arrested for Motel Murder

    Gregory Brummitt and Sandy Bulla, both from Johnson City, Tennessee, have been arrested by Broward Sheriff's Office for allegedly robbing and killing Bula's ex-husband at a Red Roof Inn April 29.Brummitt, 20, and Bulla, 35, made the trip to South Florida for the usual reasons that draws folks from T ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 6, 2010

    Another Hit-and-Run Death; Police Looking for Witnesses

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeAbrams​A Boynton Beach man whose car broke down in the early-morning hours Tuesday was struck and killed by a motorist on Highway 27 in Weston. The driver then disappeared. It appears there are no witnesses.The victim's name is Louis Abrams, age 68. According to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Suspect in Barbecue Stabbing Was Arrested, Then Released

    Photo: BSOPetigny​As I was posting this article yesterday about the search for murder suspect Tony Petigny, I noticed that in his mug shot, Petigny had a swollen right eye -- just like the Broward Sheriff's Office release said.After another New Times staffer noticed the same thing, I asked BSO whe ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Second Suspect Sought in Murder of Man at Pompano Barbecue

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficePetigny​It appears that more than one man was linked to the stabbing death of a man at a Pompano Beach barbecue this past weekend. The Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for Tony Petigny, a 28-year-old man who lives in Deerfield Beach. Petigny allegedly had a role i ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Who Will Be Haunted by Sheriff's "Ghost"?

    ​It hardly seems fair for the Broward Sheriff's Office to be chasing speeders using a car like the one above: the Dodge "Ghost" Challenger R/T, which looks merely like some spoiled teenager's hot rod, until the flashing lights come on.Fortunately for leadfoots, there's only one Ghost Challenger pa ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Smooth Criminal No More; "Dapper Dan" Busted

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeJenkins​Two weeks after a suit-wearing man pulled a gun out of briefcase and shot Tobias Barfield of Dania Beach, "Dapper Dan" is in police custody. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting that the suspect, John Roger Jenkins, turned himself in this morning. Here's ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Now Five Teens Charged in Burning of 15-Year-Old

    In addition to the three teenagers who appeared in court today on charges they set fire to Michael Brewer of Deerfield Beach, the Broward Sheriff's Office is now reporting the arrest of two more juveniles: Steven Shelton and Jesus Mendez, both of whom are also 15 years old, like the victim. From the ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    The Finger That Robbed 7-Eleven

    Flickr User: sm4rtusSeveral suspects in the robberyBroward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching South Florida for the human being who belongs to the finger who robbed a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach. The BSO release does not say exactly what, if anything, was on the tip of that finger that made it ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    Sheriff Makes Questionable Purchase from Campaign Contributor

    Photo courtesy Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff's OfficeBroward County Sheriff Al Lamberti held a press conference yesterday to show off his department's newest and trendiest purchase: four tiny Smart cars that will zip around Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades. TV stations and th ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    How to Build a Rap Sheet With Legos

    Flickr User: Jonathan WThe Lego Bandit, swashbuckling no moreThe Broward Sheriff's Office has caught what it believes to be a serial toy bandit -- a 34-year-old man who lives in South Miami-Dade and has allegedly confessed to some 300 thefts. His ingenious method? Altering the bar codes on toy packa ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Will BSO Need to Lay Off Deputies If Accident Victim Is Paid?

    In March 1998, months before he was supposed to graduate high school and head off to Florida State University, then-18-year-old Eric Brody was driving home from his job at Sports Authority in the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Around the same time, a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy named Christopher Thieman l ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Murder Victim's Infiniti Missing

    The Broward Sheriff's Office is hoping that the public will help solve a murder. Last night, friends of 68-year-old Larry Ellison wondered why he didn't show up for a planned dinner. They stopped by his townhouse on NE 19th Street in Wilton Manors only to make a terrifying discovery -- his body.&nbs ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Source: 'Whistleblower' Took BSO Steroids Case To State Attorney

    The Broward Sheriff's Office steroids case had been sitting in the agency without action for months before a sergeant took it to the State Attorney's Office, according to a source. The details are sketchy but apparently a sergeant who was about to be transferred took the case to the State Atto ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Modeling Portfolio on a Budget

    The Broward Sheriff's Office sent out a press release yesterday afternoon boasting "Young Thelma and Louise Back Behind Bars." A pair of 20-year-old girls were arrested after stealing and crashing a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Thing is, this is the 12th time Erica Eisworth has been booked into the Broward Cou ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Whatchu Gonna Watch? Tonight, Broward Bad Boys on Nat'l TV

    The original episode of COPS (AKA The White Trash Oscars) was filmed 20 years ago in Broward County, and tonight Broward Sheriff's Office is back on the air. Our boys are on at 8:30 on the Fox affiliate, WSVN Ch. 7. Called the "Back to Broward: Special Edition" episode, the episode preview says brav ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Jug or Not

    BSO takes the "fun" out of funbags

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    December 23, 2008

    Morning Juice: Psychic on Lam Totally Called It, Florida Stays Flaccid, Gay Chorus Twinkles

    Psychic on the Lam Totally Called ItThe Broward Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for Gina Marie Marks, a psychic who they say ripped off her clients by promising to cleanse their souls. First off, the last time I went to Gina Marie Marks for a soul cleansing, she totally called this! I mean, she didn ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008
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    October 22, 2007
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    January 12, 2007

    Crime and Identity

    There are many things to report today, though not many of them could be properly classified as "news." More like "stills." As in, the Sun-Sentinel is still scared to print the names of teenagers in their stories and mysterious white powder is still popping up in public places. That first one, thou ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006

    Grave Doubts

    If Tondelaya McKenzie killed herself, how did she arrange her own corpse?

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    June 8, 2006

    Stinkin' Badges

    Flashing the Gold

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    May 12, 2005

    Best Political Scandal

    Broward Sheriff's Office bogus crime stats

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    October 9, 2003

    Death Road Revisited

    A patsy for the sheriff's department gets the blame

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    July 11, 2002

    Insult to Injury

    Some ex-deputies say BSO treated them like damaged goods after they got hurt on the job

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    October 29, 1998
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