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    July 21, 2014

    Florida Men Break Into Restaurant, Steal 640 Pounds of Fish

    If the economy ever gets so bad that fish becomes our new currency, these two Dania Beach thieves are going to be Rockerfellers. The Broward Sheriff's Office says that two men broke into the popular dockside restaurant Rustic Inn overnight and ganked themselves 200 pounds of Maine lobster, 100 pou ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Machete-Wielding Man Shot and Killed by BSO Deputy Is Under Investigation

    There seem to be more questions than answers after a man who allegedly threatened a woman with a machete was shot and killed by a Broward Sheriff's deputy Sunday night. According to the BSO, a woman approached the deputy just before 8 p.m. Sunday to tell him a man had threatened her with a machete. ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    CVS Clerk Tells Gunman She Needs To Check With Manager Before He Can Rob Store

    An armed man walked into a Pompano Beach CVS, pointed the gun in clerk's face and demanded she hand over the cash. The clerk told the gunman she had to check with her manager first. So, the gunman waited.

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    August 23, 2013

    Teacher Used Facebook to Solicit Sex from Students at Mavericks High (Where Joe Biden's Brother Is Spokesman)

    A teacher at Mavericks Charter High School in Pompano Beach -- a school Joe Biden's brother once called "a hope factory" that would "save the country" -- was arrested Thursday for using Facebook to solicit sex from at least four students ranging in ages 15 to 17. According to a Broward Sheriff's O ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Burglars Break Into Pompano Warehouse to Steal Shoes, Leave Behind Shoes

    Three masked burglars arrived to their intended target, a Pompano Beach warehouse, with just one thing in mind: smash their way into the building by any means necessary, expertly disable the building's alarms, and steal themselves several briefcases filled with gold bullion. And by "several briefca ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    September 5, 2012

    Davie Police Say the Vehicle That Killed 86-Year-Old Rita Chiero May Have Been Identified

    Cops may have found the car involved in this sad hit-and-run case. On Monday, Rita Chiero was using a walker to get around her gated senior living community when a vehicle hit her from behind, killing the 86-year-old grandmother. The driver fled the scene. But on Wednesday, Davie police say that a ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Cigarette Thieves Are on the Loose in South Florida

    Broward County cops are on the hunt for two dudes who have been running around stealing cigarettes from stores all over South Florida. The Nicotine Bandits first struck on August 5 around 3 a.m., when they hit a Publix at 1297 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale. About an hour later, they hit t ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Gabriel Amaya, Biking Teen, Killed in Oakland Park Hit and Run

    Police are looking for a blue pickup truck or SUV in connection with a hit and run that killed 17-year-old Gabriel Amaya last night.The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that Amaya was riding his bike east on Prospect Road around 9:40 last night when a GMC or Chevrolet truck hit his front tire, shoot ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Bank Robber Drops Cash All Over I-75, FBI Asks For It Back, Nobody Gives It Back

    ​The FBI announced a $5,000 reward yesterday for information leading to the arrest of a man they say robbed a Pembroke Pines Wells Fargo bank on March 29.Police say the man fled on a dark-colored sport bike with the money stuffed in a black backpack. The backpack then opened on Interstate 75 and d ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Gang Activity May Be to Blame in Boynton Beach Double Homicide

    ​Whatever happened in the 1600 block of NE Second Court in Boynton Beach, it's all bad news.Sisters Janice Rahming, 54, and Daphne Clemons, 41, were both shot and killed Saturday night by unnamed suspects who police believe are dangerous enough that a Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman sent out an e ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Gets Its First Homicide of 2012

    ​Thirty hours and 30 minutes into 2012, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office began investigating its first homicide of the year.The PBSO announced this morning that 49-year-old James McMillan was working at his Belle Glade grocery store when he was shot during an attempted robbery around 6:30 a. ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Cattle Thieves on the Loose in Wellington; Abducted Bovine Count Up to Six

    zazzle.comAliens: NOT the suspects.​The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking for a pair of dudes who jacked six heads o' cattle from a Wellington property.The agricultural-crimes unit at the Sheriff's Office says three bulls and three cows were taken from the northeast corner of 50th Stre ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Convicted Murderer and Murder Suspect on the Run After Escape From Indian River County Jail

    Indian River County Sheriff's OfficeRondell Reed (left) and Leviticus Taylor escaped from jail this morning and are still on the run.​A BOLO (be on the lookout) has been sent out to the entire state of Florida and the rest of the United States after two murder suspects escaped from the Indian Rive ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Palm Beach County Serial Rapist Attacks Victim Number Five, Police Say

    ​The "very violent" man suspected of raping women for more than two years has recorded his fifth attack, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office believes.Investigators have connected the September 23 sexual assault of a 22-year-old to their suspected rapist, marking the second assault linked to the ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Cops Investigating Shooting Death

    ​The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is currently investigating a shooting last night that left one man dead.According to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Travis Mandell, the shooting took place around 9:50 p.m. yesterday in the 1100 block of NE 16th Court.Mandell says that when officers arrived ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Boynton Beach Cops Released From Hospital; Burglary Suspect Still Missing

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeIf you see Markell Hollis, call the cops.​All three of the Boynton Beach Police officers injured during Officer Rachel Loy's third car crash have been released from the hospital -- including Loy herself -- but one of the suspects from the burglary they were respon ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Subway Workers Told Man They Didn't Sell $2 Sandwiches, So He Shot Them

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeCops say this guy discovered Subway doesn't sell $2 sandwiches and shot the people working there.​A man walked into a Fort Lauderdale Subway store last night and asked the two employees if they sold $2 sandwiches.The employees said they didn't, so the guy demanded cash and ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Man Says He Accidentally Shot His Little Brother in the Head, Killing Him

    Felix Phelps told police he accidentally shot his 17-year-old brother in the head.​A Fort Lauderdale man says he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old brother over the weekend as the boy was helping his older brother close down the gas station he worked at, police say.Fort Lauderdale Police ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Jason Kertesz May Have Beaten His Mother to Death With a Baseball Bat, Police Say

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeJason Kertesz​An arrest report from the Hollywood Police Department says 29-year-old Jason Kertesz -- who's been charged with the murder of his 62-year-old mother -- may have beaten her to death with a baseball bat.Irene Kertesz's husband found her dead in her Hollywood hom ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    BSO Seeking Damaged Jaguar in Hit-and-Run Death That Flung Bicyclist Over Train Tracks

    motortrend.comA maroon 2001 Jaguar S-Type, similar to the one suspected of killing Kevin Hamill this morning.​If you know anybody who drives a 2000 to 2002 maroon Jaguar S-Type and the car is missing a few front-end parts -- as if the car had recently killed a bicyclist by launching him over some ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    South Florida Cops Have Been Looking for Credit Card Thief for Nearly a Decade

    Coral Springs PD​If you've had your credit card stolen in the past nine-or-so years, it's possible that it's the guy cops across South Florida are looking for -- because he's apparently been doing it and evading police for nearly a decade.Coral Springs police released a new surveillance photo ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Body On Fort Lauderdale Beach Identified

    ​Police have identified the body that was discovered on a Fort Lauderdale beach this morning.Nolan Morrand, a 46-year-old Miramar resident, was found washed up on the beach wearing only jeans around 6:40 a.m., according to the Sun-Sentinel.Police had cordoned off the area where Morran's body was f ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Boynton Beach Looking for Hipster Bank Robber

    Photo: Boynton Beach Police​The Great Depression had Bonnie and Clyde. This not-quite-great depression of modern times has the gentleman to the right. Yup, a cheap knockoff. I think that's a trilby he's wearing, which would have looked better on Clyde Barrow, circa 1933.From the Boynton Beach Poli ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Burglar Used Crucifix to Pry Open Collections Box of Lauderdale Church

    Photo: Wikipedia CommonsJesus died for our sins, but that doesn't mean thieves should use his crucifix as a crowbar.​It's one thing to break one of the Ten Commandments -- in this case, Thou Shalt Not Steal. It's another thing to break that commandment by stealing from a church -- in this case, th ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Buxom Bandit's on the Run!

    No, that's not the Buxom Bandit in question. But it is a buxom woman running, which might help you all to recognize the Buxom Bandit, who is officially "on the run" according to Broward Sheriff's Office. She even has a name -- Samara Leneece Seward. The news release says that Seward had planned to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    [UPDATED] Lauderdale Police Name Suspect in Hit-and-Run

    Photo courtesy Fort Lauderdale PoliceIver Sui​A Lake Worth resident named Iver Siu has been named as the suspected driver in last week's hit-and-run on State Road 84 that left a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.That boy, who has not been named, was crossing the westbound lanes of State Road 8 ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Van Strikes 13-Year-old, Flees the Scene

    Around 3:55 this afternoon, we got another hit-and-run case in Fort Lauderdale. Sounds like this case will be easier to break than the others, thanks to a motorist who chased down the suspect. From the Fort Lauderdale Police news release:Investigators have learned that a 2001 Dodge van was traveling ... 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 7, 2010

    NEW UPDATE: Child Abduction in Boynton Beach Was Just Spat With Dad

    Boynton Beach Police Department​The Boynton Police have released news about the girl "abducted" in Boynton today: It was her dad. And he wasn't kidnapping her, just being extra persuasive about getting her back in his car. The father had just dropped his 5-year-old son at the bus stop when his dau ... 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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    November 20, 2009

    Bank Robbery on Las Olas

    Photo: Fort Lauderdale PD​No, this one didn't involve Scott Rothstein. It was the lonely, forlorn creature to the left, who came to the SunTrust at 501 E. Las Olas this morning, then waited patiently for other customers to leave. This is from the Fort Lauderdale Police news release:Once he was alo ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Release the Hounds! Priceless Whisky Is Missing!

    Flickr: Arroz con NoriMy precious...​If the man who stole the bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue from the Weston liquor store thought that this blog -- which covers only major breaking crime stories -- was going to overlook this case, well, that person does not know this blog. We will solve this case, ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Registered Sex Offender Betrayed by What Was Supposed to Be a 15-Year-Old Girl

    Photo courtesy Fort Lauderdale PoliceDavid Forget​Just slap on those handcuffs. His name may be David R. Forget, but he remembers this drill. According to police, the registered sex offender who lived in Plantation believed -- truly believed -- that when he arrived at their meeting place, he would ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Man Shot by Police in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    Details remain vague, but Fort Lauderdale Police are investigated a shooting that occurred near the Broward County bus terminal downtown involving an off-duty officer. From the release:Preliminary investigation has revealed that a Police Sergeant was working an off-duty detail at the Broward County ... 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 29, 2009

    Blocking Foul: In Boynton Beach Murder Case, No One Wants to Be a Snitch

    So 30-year-old Junior Cesar had several friends with whom he played basketball but none of them recognized the person who walked up to Cesar, then shot him dead? Really? Here's the latest from the Boynton Beach Police Department: The victim has been identified as Junior Cesar, 30, of Boynton Beach. ... 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 22, 2009

    Oh #%&@! Cars Are Talking to Loxahatchee Schoolchildren.

    Flickr: Loren JavierKids: Do not talk to cars, especially when you're gobbling psychedelics.​Hot off the wire from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office: There have been several suspicious incidents in the area of Osceola Creek Middle School, Loxahatchee in the last week or so. We have two vehicles tha ... 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 14, 2009

    No Honor Among Thieves: Check-Cashing Store Robbed

    Here's how it's supposed to work: You're so desperate for your paycheck that you visit a place like the Family Financial Center in North Lauderdale to get an advance on that check, in exchange for the center itself getting to skim from that check. But if folks are going to just rob the check-cashing ... 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 28, 2009

    Who Is Stealing Palm Beach County's Lawnmowers?

    Flickr: NotleySomewhere someone is building a landscaping arsenal with stolen equipment.​All this worrying about serial cat killers and serial horse killers has led us to overlook the very serial nature of how lawn-care equipment has been vanishing from North Palm Beach County.The latest one occur ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Armed Man in Rusty Mercedes Sought by Police

    Photo: Fort Lauderdale PDAntoine Joseph​Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for the rusty Mercedes that 25-year-old Antoine Joseph allegedly used to kidnap an ex-girlfriend, Dominique Duval, 23, last night in north Fort Lauderdale. From Sgt. Frank Sousa's news release: Preliminary investigation has ... 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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    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 27, 2009

    Ironic T-Shirt an Accessory to Robbery

    Photo by Dom Cruz​At least since Bonnie and Clyde, criminals have been fashion trendsetters. Now an unidentified thief appears to be seeking similar icon status, days after wearing a "POLICE" T-shirt to an armed robbery in Pompano Beach.The BSO news release tells of a 35-year-old woman named Franc ... 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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    August 15, 2006

    Morning Rundown

    "John Doe" Leader Smith It may have taken the recent spate of senseless killings to awaken the ancient art of deadline murder reporting in South Florida. The Miami Herald's David Ovalle, Nicholas Spangler and Evan S. Benn give a veritable tutorial on the craft in this morning's newspaper. They te ... More >>

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