Hollywood Police Department

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    March 6, 2014
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    December 6, 2012

    John Sims, Cooper City Commissioner, Posts Racist Obama Message on Facebook

    Cooper City city commissioner John Sims is considered to be "outspoken." A straight-shooter who isn't afraid to "tell it like it is." He's also mind-blowingly racist. As Bob Norman reports, Sims had himself a racisorgasm and threw out every racial stereotype anyone has ever said pertaining to Obam ... 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

    Hollywood 3-Year-Old Returned to Mother; He Was Missing for Hours Before Anyone Noticed

    Hollywood PDThis kid was out for a Sunday stroll this weekend, unbeknown to his caregivers.​Hollywood cops spent much of Sunday trying to find the parents of a 3-year-old boy whom a man found wandering around on the street.At least 4.5 hours later, the boy's aunt called the cops to report him miss ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Victim Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Hollywood

    The Miami firefighter killed Thursday night when his motorcycle was struck by car has been identified as Leslie F. Luma, 37, from Miramar.According to details just released by Hollywood Police Department, Luma was riding his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle north on State Road 7 Thursday night at 8:46 pm when ... More >>

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    March 21, 2010

    Hollywood Animal Rights Protesters Get Protested

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​ Many people were very confused as they drove down Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday. There was a full-on protest on both sides of the street, replete with colorful signs, matching T-shirts, chanting, music, and adults wearing large, heavy dog costumes. Some drivers thought it was a ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    October 5, 2009

    Latest on the Shooting in Hollywood

    Hollywood Police just updated the media about its findings in shooting incident that occurred in the late afternoon Sunday in Boulevard Heights. It's a murder-suicide. The shooter's name is Zacaria Fernandez, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he shot Yvonne Magdalena Rios, the sister ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    15-Year-Old Car Jacking Suspect Rams Two Cops Before Arrest

    Flickr:​Corinthian Johnson was not going to wait till he turned 16 to start driving, as evidenced by his Clerk of Courts record. Nor was he going to wait till he was 18 to be arrested for a felony. Johnson allegedly stole a black BMW SUV in Aventura on August 28, and that was just his openi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Hollywood Man Killed in Botched Robbery

    Photo: Florida Department of CorrectionsOteger Greene​A 27-year-old man from Hollywood died from gunshot wounds this weekend after he was shot during a struggle with another man in Lake City. But detectives are only recently pieced together the sequence of events that led to his death, according t ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Have Picture of Cab Stabber, But No Motive

    Photo: Hollywood PD​Driving a cab is hard enough work without your fare knifing you after he arrives at his destination. So let's all help Hollywood Police get the guy in the picture. Squint if you have to.Judging by the news release, it doesn't seem that the stabber made off with any money, aside ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    A Department Or a Demolition Derby?

    Flickr User: definity_fallsHow many dents does it take to wreck a Hollywood cop's career?​Just as cats get nine lives, Hollywood Police officers get 9 wrecks. Or at least that appears the case with Officer Joel Francisco, who averaged almost one per year over an 11-year career, according to a revi ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    CSI Recruits Cop From Troubled Hollywood PD

    Hollywood police have a new set of pecs.Hit cop show CSI Miami is getting a new cast member -- a cop from the Hollywood Police Department. There's no indication yet whether the show is looking to do a ripped-from-the-headlines-type treatment of the new character, who will be played by the usually sh ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Cause of Fire That Damaged Hollywood Mayor's Law Office Under Investigation

    A street shot of the office building that houses Bober's law officeA fire at the building that houses the law office of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober is being investigated by police for possible arson.According to a Hollywood Fire Department spokesman, Mark Steele, a fire struck in the upper floors of ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Vigilante Dumper Hits Hollywood Police HQs

    Photo courtesy Stephan ClevelandThe car parts decorating a Hollywood man's front lawn.For people like Stephan Cleveland who are trying sublet a condo, the weekend is prime time for prospective tenants to come calling. Which is why he was mighty peeved when on Friday afternoon, he discovered a pile o ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Ken Jenne, What About Those Legal Bills?

    When trouble brewed, former Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne was quick to spend our tax  dollars on lawyers to try to help him get out of trouble. Most infamously, he engineered the payment of $1.2 million to his good friend and political supporter Tom Panza to "investigate" the ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    With a Bullet

    Corruption-busting lawyer Bruce Udolf wants to be Broward sheriff. After the Ken Jenne experience, though, are voters too suspicious of lawyers turned cops?

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    November 22, 2007
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    November 1, 2007

    Sex in the CRA

    Hollywood clamped down on a bar for sexual high jinks, but a high-ranking city official gets frisky and walks

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    August 30, 2007

    Norm, Norm, and NORML

    Who's Smokin' Funny Cigarettes?

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    June 7, 2007

    How´s Your Slime IQ?

    Take the Broward Corruption Quiz

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    March 22, 2007

    Mayor's Boy

    You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.

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    March 15, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Dahmer Did It

    Why won't Hollywood police take seriously the best chance at solving Adam Walsh's murder?

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    November 16, 2006

    Hooray for Hollywood

    Even with a housing bust and bad court verdicts, the show goes on.

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    October 19, 2006

    Bubba the Love Expunger

    A Porn Starlet's Appearance on Satellite Radio Was More Rough-up Than Tete-a-Tete

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    September 21, 2006

    Editor, Interrupted

    A favored Hollywood lobbyist's affair with a newspaper editor ends in a sordid mess.

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    September 7, 2006

    Bad Lieutenant

    In Hollywood, being a good cop doesn't seem to matter.

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    August 24, 2006

    City Bites Dog

    How to deal with a man holding up $2.4 billion in development: Kick his pooch.

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    May 18, 2006

    Don't Do It in Davie

    The Long Fin of the Law.

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    April 21, 2006

    Toppling the Tower of Babble

    There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    The Terrorist Who Wasn't

    Hollywood's Manny Ebaid struggles to rebound after the War on Terror made him collateral damage.

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    February 23, 2006

    Invitation to a Stomping

    On the low-end neck-breaking circuit, only God and America are bigger than bull riding. Just barely.

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    August 11, 2005
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    July 14, 2005


    Go Climb a...

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    June 16, 2005

    Cop, Judge, and Jury

    When Hollywood lawman Pete Salvo allegedly covered up a crime, Internal Affairs looked the other way

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    June 16, 2005

    The Doctor's Trials

    Meet Hollywood's Donald Tobkin: caring M.D., feared lawyer, accused felon

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    February 10, 2005
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    February 3, 2005


    Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry

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    October 7, 2004
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    October 7, 2004

    Requiem for a Murdered Poet

    In the end, Lorrie Tennant's words and deeds overshadow her shocking death

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    May 20, 2004
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    June 12, 2003

    Moving Targets

    In the past 15 years, at least 14 newspaper hawkers have been killed on the job and 29 more have been injured

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    March 29, 2001

    We Have a Problem

    Filthy bathrooms, dirty pictures, teachers fleeing in droves -- sounds like Apollo Middle School is adrift

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    February 15, 2001


    The Herald hustles on the Boulis murder while the Sentinel puts it in cruise control

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    February 15, 2001

    Street Life

    One reporter pursues one crack-addicted Hollywood hooker in order to ask one not-so-simple question: Why?

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    November 16, 2000

    Welcome to the Entrada

    Where Hollywood motel culture is alive and well -- the good, the sad, and the funky

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    February 10, 2000

    Just Say, Um, OK to Drugs

    A new crusade to rid Dania Beach of drugs has targeted some unlikely villains, including a local program director and a former mayor

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    January 6, 2000

    High-Volume Complaints

    A man in Hollywood often screams at the top of his lungs in the middle of the night. It could be worse. You could be his neighbor.

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    November 26, 1998

    These Are the Times That Try Victims' Souls

    Take a number and wait. That, in essence, is what the Broward County courts are telling crime victims even those who get shot at.

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