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    June 24, 2010

    A Numbers Game: Did Mango Festival Organizers Inflate Attendance Figures to Sell Vending Booths?

    Promotional photos like this one had Mango Festival sponsors and vendors planning for a big crowd.​Even before last weekend's Deerfield Beach Mango Festival failed, there were signs of a bait-and-switch.Organizers of the festival lured sponsors and vendors on the basis that the event would draw so ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Inmate at Broward Jail Found Hanged

    A 21-year-old inmate at the Broward Sheriff's Office Main Jail is believed to have committed suicide Monday afternoon. Around 3 p.m. a deputy found the man hanging from a bed sheet. CPR failed to revive him. BSO has not released the name of the inmate. News release here.

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    June 16, 2010

    Deerfield Beach Mango Festival Claims Broward Sheriff Sponsorship; BSO Denies

    Photo: Mango Festival​In what's becoming an annual tradition, the Deerfield Beach Mango Festival is exaggerating the role that the Broward Sheriff's Office has at the June event.Last year event organizers claimed that BSO deputies ensured that cash collected at the gates wasn't skimmed. BSO contra ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Amateur Actors, Professional Thieves Perform a Lucrative Skit at Broward Gas Station

    Photo: BSOThis unidentified man collapsed dramatically, while his buddy grabbed the cash.​I guess it's too much to expect aspiring actors to make their money the honest way, by performing Hamlet on the sidewalk, where passersby could put a tip in a jar. Rather, they're plying their trade in a Nort ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Amateur Actors, Professional Thieves Perform a Lucrative Skit at Broward Gas Station

    Photo: BSOThis unidentified man collapsed dramatically while his buddy grabbed the cash.​I guess it's too much to expect aspiring actors to make their money the honest way, by performing Hamlet on the sidewalk, where passersby could put a tip in a jar. Rather, they're plying their trade in a North ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Fitted for Stripes; Property Taxes Soar in Palm Beach County

    ​Just another Wednesday morning for most of us; but then, most of us aren't Scott Rothstein:Broward County's most colorful criminal will finally be sentenced to prison in connection with his $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme. Updates and analysis here and on Bob Norman's blog. [Daily Pulp]After 16 months ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Holy Water Incident Evaporates

    Flickr​The prayers of local Christian leaders have been answered -- if not by God himself, then at least by investigators with the Broward Sheriff's Office. That's because two Blanche Ely High School teachers accused of harassing an atheist teacher have been reinstated.The South Florida Times repo ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Sheriffs Report Another Child Missing

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeJainy Santos-Ramos​A search has been launched for a 14-year-old girl, Jainy Santos-Ramos, who is said to be a "habitual runaway." The girl's father first reported that the girl disappeared on January 25. She returned on February 3, only to vanish again that night. Sa ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Investigators Looking for Leads in Murder of Pompano Woman

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeYvonne Oulton​At some point after 62-year-old Yvonne Oulton left The Isle casino in Pompano Beach she was murdered. Her body was discovered late Sunday by Broward Sheriff's Office, responding to a call about a woman needing assistance at 1450 SW 3rd Street, a few blo ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Dania Beach Woman Drowns at 50th Birthday Party

    After celebrating her 50th birthday last night, Apryl Flanigan took her dogs for a walk in the backyard of her Dania Beach home. But she never came back. Her family found her floating in the canal near her home. CPR failed to revive her.The Broward Sheriff's Office release indicates the cause of dea ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Pain Clinic Doc Busted for Oxy

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeBrown​A local pain clinic is gonna need a new doc. The only one at Pompano Beach Pain Management, Dr. Steven Brown, just got caught with a bottle full of Oxcodone.The news release by Broward Sheriff's Office says that undercover officers saw Brown settle into a parki ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Broward Sheriff Admits Error in Report About Deerfield School Beating; Deputy Was Not Quickly at Scene

    Josie Lou Ratley​In an email to Juice, the Broward Sheriff's Office has admitted committing an error in its report about a BSO school resource deputy's response to the nearly fatal beating of Josie Lou Ratley last week at Deerfield Beach Middle School.In the hours after that attack, the sheriff re ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Barbecue in Pompano the Site of Fatal Stabbing

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeHilaire​When a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy saw a couple dozen people running in different directions on Northwest 10th Street Saturday night in Pompano Beach, it was a clue that something pretty awful had happened. The deputy learned that they were scrambling awa ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Profiling Bicyclists a New Police Strategy?

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeReginald Monroe, accused of riding without a bike light; but police searched him and allegedly found drugs.​Based on a scan of recent Broward County mug shots, it appears local police are using the lack of a bicycle light as the basis for stopping and then searching ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Cash, Weapons Stolen From Bus in Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    Sketch: Broward Sheriff's OfficeA drawing of the suspect.​A bus that belonged to X-Centric Club in Deerfield Beach was robbed on January 2 -- and Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are still looking for the thief, who made off with $20,000 in cash and three handguns.The incident occurred around 1 ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Police Chase: Could Pompano's Defection Trigger Domino Effect for BSO?

    Flickr: sunrise954​Among the cast of hundreds who attended last night's standing-room-only meeting of the Pompano Beach Commission were several leaders of a neighboring city that has a Broward Sheriff's Office contract coming up for renewal this year: Deerfield Beach.City commissioners Marty Popel ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    In Broward and Palm Beach, Kids Armed to the Teeth

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeStephen Paulk, the 23-year-old accused of teaming with two teens to steal firearms in Lauderdale Lakes.​Scary reports from both Broward and Palm Beach counties today involving kids with access to firearms. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies just arrested three suspect ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Scamster Strikes in Tamarac

    Sketch courtesy Broward Sheriff's Office​On January 14, Barbara Patrick of Beechfern Circle in Tamarac heard a knock. She opened the door to see a polite, well-dressed stranger -- he looked like the guy in the drawing on the right. We'll let the BSO release take it from here.The tall, slender visi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Suspected Thief Shot, Killed in Lauderdale Lakes

    A Broward Sheriff's Office sting aimed at catching a suspected thief turned into a gunfight this afternoon at the 19th Street Food Shop in Lauderdale Lakes. From the BSO release:The suspect, a man in his 20s, was the subject of an investigation by BSO and other agencies into several recent robberies ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Shooting Death in Pompano Beach Traced Back to Teens

    No end in sight for a couple terrifying criminal trends: violent teenagers and homeless victims. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of two teens, Harry Velez (age 17) and Brady John Fisher (19), in the murder of Eustoquio Lopez, a 40-year-old homeless man, who was shot early Saturd ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Roof-Breaching Robber Video, Now With Appropriate Audio

    Since Monday, the Broward Sheriff's Office has been circulating the video below in hopes of catching the man who ransacked a pawn store in Lauderdale Lakes on December 4. But while Juice is usually the first media outlet in South Florida to lend BSO a bad-guy-apprehending assist, we decided to wait ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    We Got Him! Suspect in Johnnie Walker Blue Theft Arrested

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeCharles Lennon​It's been a while since the United States apprehended a fugitive on this scale -- maybe not since Saddam Hussein was found crouching in his spider hole. Richard Goldstein of Hollywood and Charles Lennon of Coral Springs are accused of collabora ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Baby-Faced Killers: One Arrested, One Still at Large in Dania Beach Murder

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeTerry Moore​Man, but we've got some violent teenagers around here. Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 17-year-old Terry Moore has been bragging about gunning down Antonio Parker, 20, who was shot dead Sunday evening near the back door of his home on Southw ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Dania Beach Man Dead After Being Shot in His Home

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeAntonio Parker​Antonio Brandon Parker, 20, was shot and killed last night near the back door of his home on SW Seventh Avenue in Dania Beach. His grandmother and younger siblings heard the gunshots. Broward Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for two men who a ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Victim Identified in Deadly Tamarac Fire

    Daniel Arnodo, a 26-year-old from Coral Springs, was one of the two people killed Sunday morning in a fire that erupted in his home in the Shaker Village subdivision just north of Commercial Boulevard.The other fatality is a woman, but Broward Sheriff's Office investigators aren't going to name her ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Lighthouse Point Man Shot Dead in Pompano Beach

    A 22-year-old man was murdered early this morning in Pompano Beach. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives say that Michael Frank, a Lighthouse Point resident, was sitting in the passenger seat of his friend's car around 2 a.m. when someone walked up and fired at him. It occurred in the 200 block of No ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Another Lazy Bank Robber; Nickname Needed

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's Office​Fortunately, they're enabled by very lazy bank tellers. Just when we finally nab the withdrawal bandit, South Florida has a new and even more complacent serial thief, who has yet to be formally nicknamed. Above, that's him from his Halloween heist. We'll wor ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Homeless Taunting Foursome Reunited in Jail

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeWunderlich​A day after the Broward Sheriff's Office went public with video evidence against four young men for harassing a homeless man, deputies have rounded up all four. Bradley Wunderlich, 21, was found to already be in custody, at BSO north jail, while the fourth ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    YouTube: Maybe Not the Best Place to Conceal Video Evidence of Your Crime

    There you have four juvenile delinquents near the Blue Sky Motel in Pompano Beach, in a scene that could have appeared in The Clockwork Orange. They're harassing some poor homeless guy. The Broward Sheriff's Office turned up this video during its investigation into the vicious beatings in Oakland P ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Thief Who Lost His Cell Phone, Soon to Gain a Cellmate

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeSinclair photographing himself; saving time for investigators.​Losing your cell phone is not a crime. If it was, we'd all be locked up! But if you lose your cell phone at a crime scene -- say, a strong-arm robbery -- well, then you might have some trouble. Ri ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Beware the Gold-Toothed Broward Deputy

    Photo: BSO​Sure, he may have a gun and be speaking into a shoulder-mounted radio but the man in the sketch is most definitely not a deputy with the Broward Sheriff's Office, as he claimed during a Tuesday evening visit to 62-year-old Roland Mozard's Pompano Beach apartment.From the BSO release:Moz ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Murder Victim identified at Boat Ramp

    The man who was found dead yesterday at a boat ramp near Weston has been identified as Edward Brown, 40, from Homestead. His death has been ruled a homicide.Brown's friends and family became worried after he failed to show up for a Sunday barbecue. An officer with Broward County's Fish and Wildlife ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Broward Deputies Bust Out the Wife-Beaters for Domestic Violence Sweep

    If you slapped your spouse around lately, then earned an arrest warrant but wondered where the police were, check your front porch. Broward Sheriff's Office just announced the arrest of 30 offenders in a sweep that concluded this morning and which coincided with the seventh anniversary of the Nation ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Attackers Torch Deerfield Beach Teen

    Horrific story coming out of Deerfield Beach. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting that a 15-year-old boy named Michael Brewer was attacked at a pool within an apartment complex, then deliberately burned. Here's the BSO news release: At 3:14 pm BSO deputies were dispatched to the Lime Tree apar ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Deputies Charge Cypress Bay's Bathroom Peeper

    In a reversal of its original decision, the Broward Sheriff's Office is now asking county prosecutors to bring a misdemeanor case against the 17-year-old caught snapping cell phone photos of girls going to the loo at Cypress Bay High School in Weston.From the BSO news release:The victim, a 15-year-o ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Cops Pop Chop Shop in Pompano

    Photo: BSODelano Henry​Childhood ambitions gone terribly awry: That's the theme of today's Broward Sheriff's Office news release, which begins:An automotive engineering student who dreamed of someday building race cars was arrested this week by Broward Sheriff's Office detectives for operating a c ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Fatal Stabbing at Pompano Gas Station

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeEdris Berry​An argument at a Shell gas station in Pompano Beach led to the early-morning stabbing death of a 33-year-old man, Edris Berry, and the Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for two men in their 20s who were with Berry when the stabbing to took place. From t ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    BSO Looking for "Beer-Bellied Duffer"

    Flickr: compassion matt​The Broward Sheriff's Office has a rather weird streak for ridiculing its criminal suspects in advance of apprehending them. Like in this release from a few minutes ago:A casually dressed man who looked like he should have been watching golf from his recliner instead robbed ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Body-Slamming Thief on the Loose

    Flickr: Ryan BudkeLurking in your local grocery aisle...​Just in from Broward Sheriff's Office: A masked man brandishing a handgun threw a store clerk over a counter during a robbery Monday night as the criminal demanded cash from the register. The clerk was not seriously injured, but detectives ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    My Brother's Keeper: Second Suspect Caught in Taco Bell Murder

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeTesfaye Ritchie​After 20-year-old Karari Ritchie was arrested Tuesday in the homicide case of a Taco Bell manager, Broward Sheriff's detectives say he told them about a partner from Miami -- but that was a red herring. Detectives believe he was trying to protect his ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    BSO Report: Foul Play in Death of Taco Bell Manager

    Tikkitress Johnson, the 39-year-old manager of a Taco Bell on Oakland Park Boulevard did not die this morning from an accidental fall. Rather, Broward Sheriff's Office detectives believe she was murdered. From the BSO release: Just before 9 am, Oakland Park Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported f ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    18 Lessons from Last Night's Premiere of "Police Women of Broward County"

    In the video above we have Andrea, the most aggressive of the Police Women of Broward County. In this episode she strips down to a thong and gun belt, then shoots a guy just for looking at her the wrong way yells a lot and manhandles (and yells) at some big (alleged) drug dealers. And mothers her s ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Deputy Do-Wrong, Take Two

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeGladys Dauphin​For the second time this week, Broward Sheriff's deputies have booked one of their own. Gladys Dauphin, a detention deputy at BSO's main jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale, is accused of striking an inmate in the head with her handheld radio. She's also ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Broward Deputy Charged With Sex Crimes

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeBleiweiss​A grueling summer for the Broward Sheriff''s Office just got worse. The agency arrested one of its own this morning on charges he sexually exploited illegal immigrants. Here's the agency's news release:A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who disgraced his bad ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Bitchin' Car, Al! But How Will You Explain It to Stacy?

    ​The Broward Sheriff's Office is rolling out a fleet of 2009 Dodge Challengers, but if this is the first you've heard about it, that's probably because they arrive amid a fierce round of budget slashing in other county agencies. Not exactly a climate for bragging about muscle cars.It's a little li ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Things Not to Do on a Condo Staircase

    Photo: Broward Sheriff's Office​That's the sketch of an alleged flasher who struck in Lauderdale Lakes a few days ago. Broward Sheriff's deputies want your help finding him. But is this really a flasher? Or an unlucky guy caught having a private moment in a public place? Here's the BSO release:At ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Another Reason You Should Visit Grandma More Often

    Photo by jessicafm​So the sweet old lady can call bullshit on the Canadian con men who have been targeting Tamarac seniors, according to Broward Sheriff's Office:Scam artists working out of Canada are contacting seniors and pretending to be their "Grandchildren". These scammers state that they are ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Broward Sheriffs Give Dead Inmate's Name

    Broward Sheriff's Office​Jeffrey Willis, 41, is the name of the inmate who was found dead last week at the Broward Sheriff's Office main jail. On the right, his booking photo.Here's the BSO release:The Broward County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death. Detective ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    The Subway Sandwich That Didn't Stop a Robbery in Weston

    google maps The marginally palatable prospect of a Subway sandwich is largely to blame for the escape of two thieves from the Seminole Travel Center in Weston, pictured above. The success of the robbery itself? Well, that you can blame on the unlocked safe in the owner's office.A Broward Sherif ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Inmate Dies in Broward Jail

    No name, no age, no cause of death. All that Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting for the moment is that their deputies found an inmate dead in his cell at the main jail in Fort Lauderdale, around 7 p.m. The inmate had been in the cell alone. Here's the release. Stay tuned for more details, which w ... More >>

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