CRIME WATCH

Posted on 28 May 2015 by L.Moore

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 10 It was reported that a person attempted forced entry to the front door of Hair Cuttery at 3857 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

May 11 Someone broke into a work vehicle at 312 NE 44 St. and stole $600 worth of copper wire.

May 11 A man reported that someone entered his car at 1011 S. Powerline Rd. and stole a cell phone.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 25 Residential burglary occurred in Pine Tree Apartments at 1701 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. Victim advised BSO that the unknown subject entered her apartment over night and stole $300.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

May 8 A subject took a golf cart owned by a car dealer at 2800 N. Federal Hwy. for a joy ride. The cart is valued at $1,000.

May 8 Someone stole a license plate off a Ford F-150 truck that was parked at 2460 N. Federal Hwy.

May 10 The victim said his wallet was either lost or stolen while he was at a gas station at 4900 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was $25.

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Sketch of assailant who attacked woman in Deerfield released

Posted on 22 May 2015 by JimLusk

15-5-14aDetectives are releasing a rendering of one of the three suspects wanted for the brutal attack of a 61-year-old disabled woman who was alone in her Deerfield Beach home. The suspects walked in through a sliding glass door and demanded jewelry and credit cards. They threatened to kill her pets if she didn’t comply, and they carried with them heartbreaking proof that they were serious – two of her kittens they had killed outside. Investigators are searching for a white male with shoulder length dirty blonde hair and blue eyes.

The intruders, wearing hooded sweatshirts, gloves and Halloween masks, became aggressive when she told them she didn’t have much to steal. The woman is hardly able to walk because of a debilitating illness and often uses a walker. The intruders threw her down, and she landed on a table and hit the floor. They ransacked her house and used shards of broken glass to cut her face, arm and abdomen, all while demanding valuables. At one point, her house dress fell open and they sprayed paint on her body.

They took only a small, grey safe with her medication inside, as well as the two dead kittens in a paper bag. She later told Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives that the ordeal lasted between 30 and 60 minutes and that two of the men were inside the house and a third waited outside. One was a short, white male who spoke proper English and wore a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt. The second was taller and spoke with a Spanish accent. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt. Both wore Halloween masks and gloves and seemed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

The victim was treated for superficial cuts and bruises and released from North Broward Health Medical Center Thursday but returned to the hospital Friday for further treatment. BSO detectives are asking for the public’s help. If anyone knows anything about this crime, please call Det. Vincent Coldwell at (954) 321-4270 or report anonymous information to Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.

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Swim instructor arrested for sexual abuse

Posted on 21 May 2015 by JimLusk

dearagonBroward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives are looking for any additional victims of a Deerfield Beach swim instructor who sexually assaulted two young students during their swimming lessons.

Francisco De Aragon sexually assaulted a swim student during the 11 a.m. lesson on May 19 at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center. At the 11:30 a.m. class on the same day, De Aragon sexually assaulted and molested a second victim. SVU detectives arrested De Aragon on May 20 on two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 12 and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Detectives are asking any additional victims to contact BSO SVU Detective Keith Gittens
at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 21 May 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 3 Three businesses at 1337 S. Military Trail were burglarized via removal of a front lock.

May 4 A home at 424 SE 13 Court was entered through an unlocked door. The bedroom was entered and jewelry and a computer were stolen.

May 7 An individual entered offices on the fourth floor of a building at 2001 W. Sample Rd. and stole driver’s licenses and credit cards from purses.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 14 Theft – Retail/Shoplifting occurred at Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Suspects entered Target and took 2 pairs of Bose headphones from the shelf and left the store without attempting to pay for the items.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

April 24 Victim who resides at 2321 NE 48 St. said someone used her identity to file a false tax refund.

April 25 Victim who lives at 3110 NE 48 St. said someone opened new lines of credit at various stores and ran up charges amounting to $2,290.

April 26 Victim lost a wallet after making a purchase at a food store at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. It contained $150 in cash, library card, credit cards and a $70 gift card. The loss was $200.

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Thieves steal from local business in broad daylight

Posted on 14 May 2015 by JimLusk

Employees of Deerfield’s O2 Media were in the middle of a meeting on May 7 … little did they know they were being violated. Two women came into the building, went up to the 4th floor and rummaged through women’s purses in the office cubicles. The women then went on to engage in a shopping spree at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton.

The thieves fled with several credit cards, debit cards and driver’s licenses. According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, the thieves “made two purchases at the Apple store, one for $740 and a second for $2,193. The stolen cards were also used at Macy’s for $568 and Grand Lux for $76. Some transactions were declined, one at the Apple store for $1,582 and two at Publix for $12 and $218.”

Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for these women. They are seeking a white female in her late 30s, about 5’8″ tall, 220 lbs with long, curly brown hair. She was wearing dark pants, a long sleeved sweater with silver trim and a round brown and gold purse. They are also seeking a black woman, 5’6″ tall, 190 lbs. approx., in her 40s with curly brown shoulder-length hair. She wore a blue shirt and black pants as well as glasses. Both were wearing lanyards with ID cards at time of theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Detective Edwards-Demattia at  or Broward Crime Stoppers at (8477) or at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $3,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

Surveillance video is available at www.sheriff.org.

 

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 14 May 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

April 27 Three men reported they were shot at by an individual while they were sitting in front of a house with friends. The incident was reported at 4731 NE 2 Way.

April 27 The assistant manager of Walgreens at 1041 E. Hillsboro Blvd. reported that four people stole alcohol from the store.

April 30 It was reported that a vehicle diagnostic computer and cash were stolen from USA Auto Service at 2501 W. Sample Rd.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

April 16 An officer said someone threw eggs at his vehicle while he was driving at 3000 NE 36 St. and fled the area at a high rate of speed. Two subjects were found in an apartment complex and admitted to throwing eggs. Police found a carton of 36 eggs in a vehicle with eight eggs missing.

April 15 A vehicle failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and police pulled the vehicle over at 2100 NE 36 St. During a search, police found a circular grinder on the floor and also found narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

April 16 The victim said he was two months in arrears for his HOA payment. He showed proof of payment to the condo business office at 4500 N. Federal Hwy. It appears an employee may have diverted the funds from the three checks.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 07 May 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

April 19 A motorcycle was reported stolen from 4061 NW 9Ave.

April 19 A vehicle was entered at 340 NW 3 Ave. and an iPod was stolen.

April 20 A man reported that he believes that two former employees stole an iPad, and two cabinets from his business at 239 Goolsby Rd.

DEERFIELD – District 4

April 24 Theft – Retail /Shoplifting took place at the Super Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect entered the store and removed a GPS system from the box and exited the store with no attempt to pay for the item.

April 25 Theft – Retail /Shoplifting occurred at Deerfield Mall, 3812 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect entered TJ Maxx and took purses from the sales floor. The suspect then went to the bathroom to conceal the purses inside a diaper bag. She later attempted to exit the store without paying for the merchandise.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

April 12 A subject left a store at 2149 NE 48 St. with a 12-pack of Heineken beer and fled in a vehicle. Loss was $15.99.

April 12 Someone used an employee’s notary stamp at a business at 1849 NE 25 St. and forged a real estate document.

April 15 A subject was arrested after failing to pay for a bar tab at 2202 NE 36 St. The tab was $74.80.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 30 April 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

April 11 A man reported that a man snatched a chain off his neck at 4677 NE 5 Ave.

April 13 A car parked at 1090 SW 4 Terr. was entered and $40 was stolen.

April 14 A woman reported her car stolen from the Home Depot parking lot at 60 SW 12 Ave.

DEERFIELD – District 4

April 24 Theft took place in Powerline Industrial Park at1371 SW 30 Ave. A city employee reported that unknown suspect(s) stole a Neptune 1” water meter owned by the city, from the front of the vacant industrial building. The loss was $112.

April 24 Retail Theft/ Shoplifting occurred at the Super Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect was arrested after attempting to steal a vacuum valued at $599.99 from Target, where she removed its security device.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

April 1 Police responded to a disturbance at a fast food restaurant at 4830 N. Federal Hwy. where a subject was yelling and cursing at people in the drive-thru for no apparent reason. The subject was taken into custody.

April 3 Someone stole an anchor from the victim’s 1998 Pro Line 271/2 ft. boat parked behind a building at the 3180 block of N. Federal Highway. The loss was $315.

April 4 Someone stole a license plate from a vehicle while it was parked at 2200 NE 38 St.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 23 April 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

April 6 A man stole a bottle of Gilbey’s from Walgreens at 1325 S. Military Trail.

April 6 A car parked at 2035 SW 15 St., a wallet with credit cards, and $180, were stolen.

April 6 A person entered Publix at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole $200 worth of meat.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

April 3 The victim left for work and when she returned, she noticed that a bench in front of her apartment at 2421 NE 36 Street was missing. Witnesses said they saw it by the trash and the victim has no idea why it was there. Loss was $100.

April 3 The victim, who lives at 2250 NE 26 St., said someone attempted to use the victim’s identity to file 2014 taxes. There was no loss.

April 4 Police observed a male and female subject walking through a shopping center at 5000 N. Federal Hwy. He approached them and said they were looking for cigarette butts. Police conducted a search and found them in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 16 April 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

March 29 A man reported that he was attacked by five men at 510 NW 2 Ave. and $20 was stolen from him.

March 30 A man reported that a man approached him as he exited his car in the back of the Thrift Store at 270 Lock Rd. The man reported that he was attacked by the other man and $800 was stolen from him.

March 31 A home at 4201 NE 2 Ave. was burglarized and jewelry and a television were stolen.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

March 23 Someone stole a bike that was leaning against the property at 1900 NE 28 Court. The loss was $200.

March 24 Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 3850 N. Federal Hwy. and stole a wallet and a cell phone from inside. The loss was $171.

March 24 Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle from a residence at 1901 NE 30 Street. An abandoned bike was found and police believe the thief wanted to upgrade. The loss was $250.

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