Lauderhill Police Department

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Employee Pistol-Whipped For Wrong Order

    A Plantation man didn't get the coffee he ordered at a Dunkin' Donuts. So he responded by pistol whipping the drive-through worker while his wife egged him on and even urged him to shoot the clerk. A reasonable enough response to having your order screwed up. The beating was caught on surveillance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Florida Man Murders Girlfriend as "Sacrifice," Police Say

    Darrius Johnson attacked his girlfriend, Monica Gooden, from behind, slamming an X-Box 360 console across her head. He then stabbed her multiple times all over her body. When interviewed by police about the gruesome murder, Johnson told investigators he felt like a new man after killing his girlfr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Idell Frazer is Fifth Strax Rejuvenation Surgery Patient to Die in Eight Years

    ​A 50-year-old grandmother seeking a liposuction and fat transfer operation this month became the fifth patient to die during or after surgery at Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institute in Lauderhill. According to Strax officials, the surgical complication that killed her was the same one that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Burnie Reed Arrested in Shooting of His Pregnant Ex and Her Sister

    ​Cops told us late last month that they were looking for 19-year-old Burnie Reed, who they believe was arguing with his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the street, then shot the woman's sister in the head when she tried to step in. Police say Reed then chased down his ex, shot her in the head and fled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Lauderhill Shooting Declared Homicide by Police

    ​The death of Ian Owen Atkinson -- the 19-year-old man found dead on the doorstep of his Lauderhill home Thursday morning -- has been declared a homicide, police say.Atkinson's uncle had gone to the house in the 7000 block of Sienna Ridge Lane around 7 a.m. Thursday to find the teenager dead.L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Bodies Found This Morning In Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill​Two bodies were discovered this morning -- seemingly unrelated -- one at a Lauderhill house, the other washed up on the shore in Fort Lauderdale.In Lauderhill, a man went to his 19-year-old nephew's house around 7 a.m. on the 7000 block of Sienna Ridge Lane to find the teenager dea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Before Allegedly Shooting Escort, Jimmy Dac Ho Had Backpage Run-in With Fraudsters

    "Stephanie," in an ad for her escort services​Jimmy Dac Ho lived a troubled life with a gun on his belt, first as a Lauderhill police officer and, until yesterday afternoon, as a member of the Florida Atlantic University police force. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office b ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Fifteen Minutes of Infamy

    The fisherman who rescued Elián, Donato Dalrymple, comes from a family with a violent history. And that's not the half of it.

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Preying on the Congregation

    Pastor Stedroy Williams' house of worship has become a house divided as some members insist he sexually harassed women

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Lock, Stock, and 48 Smoking Barrels

    A year ago Wayne and Danny Dagenais stole guns from a family friend. In an effort to keep then-16-year-old Wayne out of jail, their parents tried to retrieve the weapons. But the plan didn't work.

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Identity Crisis

    In Lauderhill, a teenager pays for his Haitian parents' mistakes while struggling, like many of his friends, to find his place in the United States

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Sonny's Last Stand

    Coming soon to a courtroom near you: dueling conspiracy theories that pit Fort Lauderdale's finest against their political bosses. One certain verdict: There's a price to pay for tangling with civic activist Sonny Irons.