At 9 one Saturday morning in mid-August, David Parga threw back the barn doors at his Southwest Ranches farm to a surprise. Marco, one of his two horses, was gone.
Parga's first thought: Someone has stolen Marco -- or maybe, by some measure of equine wizardry, Marco escaped.
He was wrong on both ... More >>
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 >>
The operators of a West Park meat market and Miramar packaging and shipping store were arrested yesterday on charges that they ran backroom gambling operations that could take in more than $25,000 in a single day.The investigation, rather straightforwardly named "Operation Hidden Bet," pointed to 43 ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeIgor OlshanskyFormer Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Igor Olshansky was arrested yesterday afternoon -- the day after he was waived by the team -- becoming the second former Fin to be arrested this week, after ex-wide receiver David Boston was popped for allegedly pun ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeAndre Miguel BeadleAndre Miguel Beadle, a 35-year-old security guard at a Fort Lauderdale Publix grocery store, was arrested on Wednesday after police say two women came forward saying Beadle sexually assaulted them during their first dates with the man.According to the Br ... More >>
streetcorner.com.auAn argument at a Lauderdale Lakes bar early this morning led to 12 people being shot, two of whom died, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.The BSO's Dani Moschella tells New Times they got a call at 3:19 a.m. about a shooting at the South Rock Lounge Bar & Grill, des ... More >>
BSOVishna BeepotThis morning, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced a shooting inside a Lauderdale Lakes bar -- 12 people were hit by bullets, and two died.The cops now say the alleged shooter is 26-year-old Vishna Beepot, who died shortly after the gun battle that occurred inside the bar.Th ... More >>
"This is a person who was suicidal, he wanted to kill himself and he decided to have a deputy do it," BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella told a TV news station shortly after the death of James M. "Matt" Perdue, who was 42.But behind every police shooting, there is a story: why was the person there? W ... More >>
The intersection of A1A and Evans St, near where James Purdue was shot by BSO deputiesUpdate 12:30 p.m.: Perdue was also facing charges of probation violation relating to a drug-possession case from July 2009. Sunrise police found Perdue with unprescribed Alprazolam (Xanax), used to treat anxiety ... More >>
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 >>
Photo: BSOPetignyAs 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 >>
Lamberti received an award at the ADL dinner.On November 4, the day after alleged Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein returned from his trip to Morocco, a special party was held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Its attendance list reads like a who's who of political heavy-hitters in Broward.The local ch ... More >>