A lot of shenanigans are known to go down at donut shops in the wee hours of the night. One of the few places open at 3 a.m., donut shops were once a watering hole for troublemakers and drunk cravings. That is, until donut shop owners wised up and started handing out free donuts to cops to lure th ... More >>
Three men who manufactured and then sold phony body armor at gun shows in Florida have been arrested, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center. According to ballistics tests done on the fake armor, the jackets offered no ballistics protection. So, i ... More >>
A federal agent, apparently unhappy with the way a man was driving at the mall he was visiting, pulled out his gun and shot the man's car. Seems like a legit and reasoned response. The agent, Angel Echevarria, a Department of Homeland Security special agent assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service, ... More >>
A shootout erupted at an Oakland Park Days Inn hotel Wednesday morning. A Broward Sheriff's deputy as well a hotel guest were shot. The suspect was shot and killed by police. The deputy and civilian who were shot are both expected to be fine.
It's not exactly like catching John Dillinger, but cops have reportedly nabbed an escaped prisoner with a long history of doing bad stuff.Martin County Sheriffs Office officers caught escaped prisoner Christopher Reyna Thursday afternoon after they stopped the Ford Crown Victoria he was riding in on ... More >>
Nine men have been arrested for gambling on pee wee football games, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale police departments, as well as the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshals Service, all joined forces in an 18-month-long inves ... More >>
A federal lawsuit filed this week claims that U.S. Marshals acted recklessly when they opened fire in a Boynton Beach parking lot last year and shot an innocent woman five times. Attorney Ronald Guralnick tells New Times that he's seeking $10 million in compensation for his client, Ja ... More >>
A 35-year-old Fort Lauderdale firefighter has been arrested on extortion charges after, police say, he illegally recorded a conversation and tried to use it as leverage to get information out of union president William Humpherey about a criminal investigation.Steven Loleski was held on $51,000 bond ... More >>
Dr. Arthur Jordan, an expert witness paid $300 per hour by federal prosecutors to testify in a number of pill mill cases, has a bizarre criminal past that the government kept secret for years. The new information could be used to appeal a slew of pill mill convictions throughout the country.An At ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRoshard Whitehead, who apparently needs an introduction to the prison barber.Roshard Whitehead (and his haircut) will spend the rest of his life in prison for raping his nieces starting when the girls were 6 and 8 years old.Whitehead, a 30-year-old former Riviera ... More >>
BSOAnthony MangioneAnthony Mangione, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Florida Office since 2007, was arrested today and is being held at the Broward County main jail at the behest of the U.S. Marshals Service. Mangione was the subject of a child pornography investigati ... More >>
David Britto, federal fugitive, has been in Brazil for two weeks.Boynton Beach cop/alleged meth trafficker/federal fugitive David Britto has been on the run since August 24, and according to a filing submitted yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Britto hopped on a flight to Brazil that same ... More >>
Florida Department of Law EnforcementFrederick Barrett in 1978 (left) and todayConvicted murderer Frederick Barrett was captured this morning by the U.S. Marshals Service, nearly 32 years after he hopped a few fences at the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a power outage and d ... More >>
amw.comKenneth Andrew CraigKenneth Andrew Craig -- who cops say skipped court 12 years ago after being caught allegedly doing perverted things with young boys in a Deerfield Beach motel room -- was arrested in Rio de Janeiro.The U.S. Marshals Service says Craig, now 42, was arrested earlier in th ... More >>
Boxers or briefs, sir?Some lucky bidder paid $200 for 14 pairs of Bernie Madoff's boxers at a government auction this weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The undies were confiscated from the Ponzi schemer's Palm Beach mansion and sold by the U.S. Marshals Service, along with his prescri ... More >>
txauction.comSome of Bernie Madoff's junk from his Palm Beach houseIf you've ever wanted to own a fishing vest, jumper cables, or a $169,000 painting that once belonged to Ponzi scheme legend Bernie Madoff, now's your chance.The U.S. Marshals Service is holding a two-day auction on tons of ... More >>
Lyndell Davis, a 48-year-old suspect in a 23-year-old rape case.U.S. Marshals surrounded 48-year-old Lyndell Davis as he did yard work in front of a Tallahassee home on Wednesday, and arrested him for the rape and robbery of a 16-year-old girl in Miami, which he allegedly committed 23 years ago.& ... More >>
The federal government has charged 64-year-old Hollywood bankruptcy trustee Marika Tolz with misappropriating $16 million in court funds -- and ultimately pocketed $2.4 million of it for herself. Miami HeraldFreemanAmong the funds Tolz allegedly misappropriated was $1 million involved in the ... More >>
Wilton Manors policeRobert GrigelaitisA few weeks ago, Andrew VonStein, a realtor in the central Ohio town of Twin Lakes, was found shot to death in a ranch-style house he was hoping to sell. Now police are looking for the suspect in South Florida.Wilton Manors police are asking the public for he ... More >>
The long arm of the U.S. Marshals Service finally caught up to Angel L. Rivera, who was wanted for an August 2008 sexual assault of a minor in Boca Raton. Acting on a tip from South Florida, marshals swooped in to arrest Rivera at a home in Wilmington, Delaware.The news release doesn't have much inf ... More >>
photo: Matthew McDermottCommander Lenny DePaul helped net fugitive Jose AlfaroU.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Commander Lenny DePaul told New Times yesterday that the apprehension of Jose Alfaro at his mother's condominium in New York last August was no piece of cake. "He put up a pretty good f ... More >>
Amid Florida's longest, coldest winter, let's warm up with local news in Broward and Palm Beach on this frigid Monday.Two Fort Lauderdale cops who worked the Scott Rothstein off-duty detail have been suspended with pay. Sgt. Steve Greenlaw and Officer DeAnna Garcia-Lemieux. It's not yet clear wha ... More >>
About six weeks after a Honduran man, Elvin Sanchez, was found murdered in a residential neighborhood of Deerfield Beach, the man suspected of killing him is in custody. That suspect is 22-year-old Ronald Rivera, who was working as a carpenter in Birmingham, Alabama.From the Broward Sheriff's Office ... More >>
MaxwellPatrick Maxwell, wanted since Monday for shooting at two women upset over his infidelity, has been arrested by Boynton Beach Police and charged with attempted second-degree murder.The probable cause affidavit tells of how on Monday morning at a home on Northeast Fourth Court in Boynton Bea ... More >>
Photo: BSOBianca Sierra pictured with the boyfriend who allegedly killed her.Jorge "Angel" Villamizar-Ayala, wanted in the November 2004 slaying of Bianca Sierra in Pompano Beach, was arrested Friday in Brownsville, Texas, after a television viewer phoned police with the tip. Here's the news rele ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeGladys DauphinFor 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 >>
For all the talk of "the crime issue" in Fort Lauderdale's recent municipal campaign, the city's safest, wealthiest neighborhood -- on either side of Las Olas, near the Intracoastal -- can lay claim to some of the region's most loathsome criminals. Today U.S. Marshals headed to Fort Lauderdale Beach ... More >>
There he is, folks, the guy that PBSO says forced a West Palm Beach masseuse to perform oral sex on him. His name is Gerald Hansen -- spelled just like the surname of the host of the Dateline show To Catch a Predator. Coincidence? U.S. Marshals nabbed Gerald Hansen in Sarasota, w ... More >>
South Florida writers live the life
Crooks abound in the world of long distance. But it takes a really good crook to steal from the other crooks.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is tough on mail fraud -- and, some say, even tougher on its black female agents
The FBI doesn't want you to know about Mel Ruth
When Chris Caulfield got stomped near South Florida's most notorious nightclub, he didn't roll over
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection
A reporter tags along as a South Florida PI searches for a missing trawler in Cuba, then finishes the job by battling with the boat's owner
Jimmy Sabatino scammed millions of dollars' worth of goods and services by claiming he was a Hollywood player. But the self-described Mafia kid played too rough when he threatened to kill President Clinton.
South Florida radio gets more homogenized following raids of unlicensed radio stations
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
When Jerry Sullivan was arrested for criminal behavior, he chose to blame an unexpected source: the FBI
Private eye Max Caulfield's mysterious past includes a stint in the federal Witness Protection Program. After more than a decade of intrigue and paranoia, he's going public.
Escape artist Steven Russell fills in the details about how he bluffed his way out of prison and plotted his next big score