Broward Sheriff's Office

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    September 18, 2014

    Ashley Done, Florida Escort, Accused of Drugging Men and Stealing From Them

    A blond seductress who used the Blue Martini Bar locations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami to lure men in and then rob them has turned herself in to the Broward Sheriff's Office, and now authorities are asking for any other victims to come forward. The woman, Ashley Done, 26, has victimized men from B ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Wilton Manors Man Told Cops to Shoot Him (UPDATE)

    Update: BSO has released the identity of the Wilton Manors man police shot and killed Sunday as Thomas Carberry. Carberry was 50. Original post: The suicidal Wilton Manors man who wandered outside his home with a gun, threatening to shoot his roommates and police, told the responding Wilton Man ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    BSO Conducting "Aggressive Driving" Patrol Friday Night

    Whatever your plans for this Friday evening, just be sure of one thing: Do not drive like an asshole. That's because the Broward Sheriff's Office is unleashing a cavalry of units known as the Broward County Aggressive Driving Task Force onto the streets to make sure you people pump the brakes a lit ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Military Training Going Down in Broward Throughout the Week

    Don't panic. Those military aircraft and soldiers you see down the street are only a drill, says the Broward Sheriff's Office. According to a BSO advisory, the U.S. Department of Defense will be conducting routine training throughout Broward County until Thursday. Officials say the training are ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Deputy Finds $700,000 Worth of Cocaine Floating In Ocean

    It feels like we're living in a Cocaine Cowboys installment this week in South Florida. Why, just yesterday we had news of a yacht captain ferrying 600 pounds of coke from the Bahamas. Today, we have $700 K worth of yeyo just floating in a burlap sack.

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    August 30, 2013

    Fake Utility Worker Trying to Get Into Tamarac Homes

    So apparently there's a guy walking around Tamarac, and knocking on people's doors pretending to be a utility worker. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the man has been spotted going door-to-door and trying to get into people's homes by claiming he was there to "check the water system."

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    February 14, 2013

    Lauderdale Lakes Man Shot Over Loud Music

    A man was shot and killed at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex at Whispering Pines, 4530 NW 36 street by an off-duty security guard early Thursday morning, according to police. The apparent reason? The man was playing his music too loudly, according to Broward Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Ke ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Cops on TV, Part One: Police Women of Broward County and Lamberti's Legacy

    Sheriff Al Lamberti has made BSO arguably the most TV-friendly law enforcement office in the nation. Not only did Cops come back this year, but Police Women of Broward County and Unleashed: K9 Broward County have continued to air our dirty laundry to the world.Today and tomorrow, we'll be looking at ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Edward Crisante Hung Himself in Jail; His Parents Are Suing Sheriff Lamberti

    Edward Crisante, Jr. was, by his parents' account, struggling with depression at the age of 32 in July 2010. He was a Fort Lauderdale barber with multiple felony counts in his past, including many drug charges, but it was a traffic ticket that led him to his death. After failing to appear in co ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Want to Commit Some Crimes? This Weekend, the BSO Will Be Busy in Tampa

    Our neck of the woods will be a little more lawless than usual this weekend, thanks to the Republicans over in Tampa.At 10:30 this morning, nearly 100 deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office will gather at a substation in Weston before piling in for the drive across Alligator Alley. They, like po ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    BREAKING: Portion of Fort Lauderdale International Airport Evacuated for "Unknown Substance"

    A section of Fort Lauderdale International Airport Terminal 2 has been evacuated and HAZMAT investigators are on the scene, according to Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella. At least three four victims have reported respiratory issues after being exposed to an "unknown substance ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    BSO Sergeant Accused of Falsifying Records Is a Teacher at FAU, ITT Tech

    ​A Broward Sheriff's Office internal affairs investigator who admitted to lying in a report earlier this year is teaching criminal justice classes at the ITT Technical Institute in Fort Lauderdale, according to documents just released.Sgt. Mary Guess, who has worked in BSO internal affairs for 14 ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Oneal Morris, Miami's Alleged Fix-a-Flat Butt Enhancement "Nurse," Arrested on Broward Charges

    ​Oneal Morris was arrested in Miami last November on charges that she gave back-room plastic surgery to several people using mixtures of super glue, cement, mineral oil, and Fix-a-Flat tire fluid. She told Entertainment Tonight that "I really am innocent or whatever," and Miami court records indic ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Broward County Back on America's Most Wanted Tonight

    ​Set your DVRs, everybody. BroCo's back on America's Most Wanted.Tonight's 9 o'clock show on Lifetime will feature the Broward Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad, according to a police news release, and will feature the search for 39-year-old Fritz Alisme, accused of multiple counts of sexual battery ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    BSO Says Gun-Selling Suspect Is Dead After Pointing a Gun at a Deputy

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeJohnny Wright was killed by the cops yesterday.​A 23-year-old man was shot and killed by cops yesterday after allegedly pointing a gun at an undercover deputy from the Broward Sheriff's Office, according to the sheriff's office.The BSO says a task force consisting of sh ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Cops: Francois Brown Says a "Clicking Noise" Told Him to Bring Gun to Broward Courthouse

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeFrancois Brown, who allegedly brought a gun to a courthouse because a clicking noise in his mouth told him to.​Francois Brown didn't have an easy time getting access to the the South Regional Courthouse in Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon, especially after police say he put a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Sheriff's "Regret": A Step in the Right Direction

    Here's the full text of Sheriff Al Lamberti's statement in which he apologizes to Judge Ilona Holmes: "This past Sunday the Broward Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a home burglary in progress from a concerned citizen who provided incorrect information regarding the home address. On sc ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Sheriff Lamberti Needs To Bring Justice To Favorites, Upper Brass

    So the Broward Sheriff's Office arrested three minority jail guards on charges they helped bring contraband into the jail. The mugs of the correction officers were published at the top of the Local section of the Sun-Sentinel with the words: "Inquiry focuses on contraband and sex at a county jail." ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Hugh Barrington Smith Died After Police Shooting and Chase, but Details Remain a Mystery (UPDATED)

    NBC MiamiInvestigators moved vehicles in front of the scene to block news crews from filming it.​Update below the jump, with the name of the BSO deputy who fired his weapon.If there's one thing that's clear after Friday's police shooting turned deadly chase, it's that the Broward Sheriff's Office ... More >>

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    November 21, 2010

    Found & Forgotten, the Creepiest Feature on the Sheriff's Website, Is Actually Quite Innovative

    via Broward County Sheriff's OfficeClay Facial Reconstruction of Found & Forgotten Victim​If you like a good mystery and need a fix, look no further than the Broward Sheriff's Office website -- your skin will crawl. Found & Forgotten is a database started just shy of two years ago to pub ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Two Latest Animal-Related Problems = One Perfect Solution

    ​Black bears are invading the suburbs. And Broward Sheriff's Office is trying to find places for the five horses they just laid off. Fate can't make it much more obvious than this: Black bear horse racing must happen in South Florida.I know this probably isn't legal, but now that Florida's greate ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Countywide Search for the Man With the Exploded Pants

    FlickrThese pants would be perfect for a bank robbery.​When planning to rob a bank, it's a good idea to pack a change of pants. The stress, you see, makes it hard to keep mastery of your bladder and bowels. And even if you manage that, your pants have a way of exploding right in the middle of your ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Some Kinda Bust: Buxom Bandit Behind Bars

    Photo: BSOSamara Seward​With a nickname like Buxom Bandit, it's hard to stay out of sight. So it goes for Samara Seward, accused of stealing the identity of a couple Broward teachers, a crime for which she's already been incarcerated. From the BSO release:Following a tip, Broward Sheriff's Office ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Who Belongs to This Plunging Neckline? (Palm Beach Sheriff Wants to Know)

    Photo: PBSO​The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office doesn't have the same flair for giving its criminal suspects colorful nicknames as Broward Sheriff's Office, but maybe we can help. In this surveillance photo you can see two women wanted for using a stolen credit card to make purchases at Target and Bes ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    After His Arrest for "Littering," Darrin Podder Wondered: Was It My Hair?

    BSO, feel free to use this image for any scheduled "litter recognition" classes.​Last week, we brought you the sad tale of Darrin Podder, handcuffed and hauled to jail by Broward Sheriff's deputies for "littering" a 20-foot tree on a construction site in Pompano Beach that he'd been hired to lands ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Morning Juice: BSO Gets Deal in Pompano; Protests Over Education Cuts, Health Care

    ​Here's what's happening in Palm Beach and Broward:The Broward Sheriff's Office received a tentative agreement with Pompano Beach, but the commission approved a deal for just two and a half years, not five, and Sheriff Al Lamberti will have to demonstrate he can control salary increases and the co ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Pompano City Manager Talks About Tangle With BSO

    Photo: City of Pompano BeachDennis Beach​No gliding into office for Dennis Beach. In just the second month since he was hired, the Pompano Beach city manager has a started a wrestling match with one of South Florida's political behemoths: the Broward Sheriff's Office, which is desperate to hold on ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    Yuck! Peeping Tom Arrested in Deerfield Beach

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeSilva​A 27-year-old man from Deerfield Beach is suspected of using razor blades to cut through screens, then spying on women as they undressed "while sexually gratifying himself," according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.Deputies responded to a call on Monday night ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    9-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted in Sunview Park

    A man lurking in Fort Lauderdale's Sunview Park Monday evening used a gun to force a 9-year-old into a port-o-pottie, where the boy was sexually assaulted, according to a report by the Broward Sheriff's Office.The release is here.The children described the man as tall and slim, with white or light b ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Bittersweet 18th Birthday for Teen Involved in Brutal Attack in Oakland Park

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeChad Olah​On your 18th birthday you can buy pack of smokes, watch an R-rated movie, cast a vote and joined the Armed Forces. Or, if you're Chad Olah, you can be charged with adult crimes. He turned 18 on October 1. And on October 7, the man he's accused of beating la ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Suspect in 2004 Pompano Murder Found

    Photo: BSOBianca Sierra pictured with the boyfriend who allegedly killed her.​Jorge "Angel" Villamizar-Ayala, wanted in the November 2004 slaying of Bianca Sierra in Pompano Beach, was arrested Friday in Brownsville, Texas, after a television viewer phoned police with the tip. Here's the news rele ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 3, 2009

    Family Claims Body of 1983 Murder Victim

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeMary Ann Lambert​In 1983, a female body was found in a vacant field in Pompano Beach. But no family had reported the woman missing. It wasn't till 2008 that the fingerprints were matched to those of a young woman who had multiple arrests in Broward County: Tina Moore ... More >>

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    April 4, 2009

    The Underworld of Steroids and Cops in Broward

    This story on the underbelly of the cops-and-steroids trade can use a bit of an intro. First, Marty Hommel, the former Plantation police officer who told me about his personal use of steroids, was an open book who should be commended for his honesty. All he wanted to do was clear his ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    January 15, 2009

    Some Kind of Bust: BSO Corrals Runaway Nipples

    This act, and variations of it, will no longer be performing at Greenbrier RestaurantAt a smoky pub on Powerline Road in Pompano Beach called Greenbrier Restaurant, there's a long-standing, much cherished tradition known only to the regulars and to their servers: A patron stacks his cash tips in jus ... More >>

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    August 31, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    Cuckoo for Coconuts

    Lauderdale-by-the-Sea may lose its soul over a political firefight.

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    September 12, 2006

    Suspected Duck Murderers Nabbed

    The lede on this Sun-Sentinel story: "NORTH LAUDERDALE — Two men have been charged with beating a duck to death with a stick, the Broward Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday. The reason for the beating: The men said the duck was stealing their bait while they fished in a lake near the Parr ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006

    Deputy Do-Wrong

    Lewis Perry slipped through BSO's porous screening process. For the Gomez family, the results were tragic.

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    November 24, 2005

    Crazy Like a Henn

    Swap Shop owner Preston Henn is having a difficult time convincing others he's still got a grip

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    April 14, 2005
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    June 28, 2001

    A Single Hair

    After a severely flawed trial, Michael Rivera was convicted of killing a little girl. New DNA evidence may help him.

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    August 17, 2000


    Cash Cow Milked

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    August 26, 1999


    A roll in the political hay

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    July 16, 1999

    KGB Meets BSO

    In the '80s Soviet lawman Emin Gadzhiyev blew the whistle on corrupt colleagues and defected to the United States. Now he's training with the Broward Sheriff's Office. Someone should make a movie about this guy.

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    July 15, 1999

    KGB Meets BSO

    In the '80s Soviet lawman Emin Gadzhiyev blew the whistle on corrupt colleagues and defected to the United States. Now he's training with the Broward Sheriff's Office. Someone should make a movie about this guy.

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    February 25, 1999

    You Have the Right to Remain Flaccid

    Thanks to Sheriff Ken Jenne's high-profile (and legally questionable) sex raids, Broward's swingers are feeling the pinch

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    November 5, 1998
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