Fiery crash closes down Hillsboro Boulevard, victim identified– Deerfield Beach

Posted on 01 August 2015 by JimLusk

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 31, onlookers could see a vehicle, a 2015 blue Hyndai Sonata, engulfed in flames with a possible person lying in the street in the westbound lane of Hillsboro Boulevard. The accident caused the road to be blocked off by BSO.

Sources say the crash was caused by the car traveling at high speed, jumping the curb and hitting a tree causing the engine to catch fire. The driver was supposedly pulled out of the vehicle and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue attempted to save his life, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

On Aug. 1, the name of the driver was released as 32-year-old David Alejandro Garcia Ramirez of Deerfield Beach.

BSO is still investigating the crash.

 

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 30 July 2015 by L.Moore

DEERFIELD BEACH

July 13 A women working at a Sprint store at 29 S. Federal Hwy. reported that a man stole a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone from a display case. He escaped in a car. While in the process of escaping, he backed into another car and then left the parking lot.

July 13 A business at 3650 SW 10 St. was broken into and a meter room was entered. The suspect stole copper wire from the meter room and then entered the second floor and stole two stationary bikes.

July 15 Someone entered a patio area of a home at 917 SE 16 St. and attempted to steal patio furniture.

DEERFIELD – District 4

July 11 Auto theft occurred in Riverglen at 577 NW 48 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Victim’s vehicle, 2006 white, 2-door Acura RSX was stolen from driveway of home.

July 15 Burglary conveyance took place in Waterford Homes at 2730 SW 15 St., Deerfield Beach. Unknown subjects took tools from the vehicle.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 30 A male subject was observed taking a package of underwear from a shelf and leaving the store at 3722 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for it. The merchandise was valued at $19.99. Subject was apprehended outside the store.

June 30 A kayak and paddles were stolen from a dock at the rear of an apartment complex at 2500 NE 36 St. Loss were $100.

July 2 A subject purchased a vehicle from a resident at 3050 NE 48 St. and left a small deposit. The victim said the subject never paid the remainder of what was owed and now the subject has disappeared. When police went to the subject’s residence, they found he had been evicted a month earlier and had a history of fraud.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 22 July 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

July 6 A woman reported that someone entered her car parked at 1310 S. Federal Hwy. and stole a purse with $22 and credit cards.

July 6 A woman was issued a notice to appear in court after stealing $104 in merchandise from Bealls at 1079 S. Federal Hwy.

July 7 A man was arrested and charged with stealing $176.14 worth of merchandise from Home Depot at 60 SW 12 Ave.

DEERFIELD – District 4

July 10 Burglary conveyance took place in Trail Plaza, 2151 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Victim’s vehicle was entered into while he was at an overnight sleep study. A laptop was taken. There was no forced entry.

July 10 Property damage was reported in Deer Creek at 2527 Deer Creek Lakes Dr., Deerfield Beach. Unknown person(s) knocked down a street sign in Deer Creek overnight.

July 11 Burglary conveyance occurred at Deerfield Mall, 3748 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL. The rear passenger window was smashed on the vehicle.

July 11 Criminal mischief took place at Deerfield Mall, 3980 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL. Victim’s car was vandalized.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 22 Someone stole a large amount of live fish bait from a well floating in a canal at 2318 NE 29 St. Loss was $2,500.

June 25 Two back flow valves were damaged in front of a car dealership at 5250 N. Federal Hwy. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

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Man dies during morning dive

Posted on 22 July 2015 by JimLusk

Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) homicide detectives are investigating the death of an adult male diver who became unconscious Wednesday morning in Pompano Beach.

The man had gone out on the water in the Sea Dog Diver from Odyssey Charters. Around 11:40 a.m., BSO Communications received a distress call. The diver was taken out of the water unconscious. Lifeguards on wave runners approached and boarded the boat to assist in rendering aid. The charter was met by the BSO marine unit and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue at the dock located at 2708 N. Riverside Dr.

The diver was pronounced dead at Broward Health North.

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Bridging the Gap Cedric King inspires youth at Teen Center

Posted on 16 July 2015 by L.Moore

schools071615By Rachel Galvin

With a big smile, determined spirit and contagious sense of humor, Master Sergeant Cedric King told stories of his personal battles and how he has taken each challenge head-on and come out victorious. This recipient of a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and other military accolades had his life come to a halt in 2012 when, during his second tour in Afghanistan, he was severely injured by an IED. This blast caused permanent loss to part of his right arm and hand and the amputation of both legs. This crushing blow could have been the end of his illustrious career, but he was determined to make a new path.

Just 21 months later, he completed the Boston marathon, running on prosthetic blades. He has gone on to compete in other marathons, Ironman Triathalons and more.

His inspirational dedication to success has led to him speaking to everyone from Fortune 500 company leaders to spending time with President Obama and the First Lady.

But despite his accolades, this North Carolina native remains humble at heart and took his time to travel here to Deerfield Beach on Friday to talk to kids at the local Teen Center, after being invited by John DiPrato.

The teens are part of a special program called Early Prevention Intervention, which started June 8 and runs through Aug. 7. The group meets daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and helps teach kids (ages 16 to 18) about possible job opportunities and career skills they will need. They mentor and train the kids, as well as take them on fun field trips.

Deputy Harold Morrison, who is a Community Liasion and started the program, said, “A few years ago, I came up with this [after seeing programs done by the state and thinking ‘why not do it here’]. Kids give up their summer to do this. We mentor them, teach them life skills. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, they have made a decision what they want to do for a career. We give them snacks, lunch, pick them up from their house and drop them off. We take them to Westside Park to play ball, go bowling, have cookouts with parents. Some parents want me to address certain things with the kids and I do.”

He interviews perspective participants thoroughly to make sure they are dedicated.

This is not about babysitting kids for the summer.” he said.

We meet with businesses, anywhere kids can get a job. We discuss what the difference is between working at a corporation vs. being self-employed. We go with them to tour colleges,” said DiPrato, Co-founder of Driver’s Alert, who helps to fund the program.

Students receive community service hours at high school for attending.

I think Deputy Morrison is amazing,” said Stephen Greenberger, Special Projects, BSO. “What he does to make a difference in kids’ lives … this program is huge. He should be commended. I came out to support this phenomenal program.”

King said speaking to these kids was the best time he has had in a long time.

This is what I live for. You are giving me a chance to be a kid again with my friends,” he said. “These kids are just like me. I was born in a poor part of North Carolina with the same disadvantages financially and mentally as they have. They could have been me. This could have been my community center.”

King added, “I wanted them to know the things I wish I would have known at 17. I bought into false pretenses, ideals. At 37, I can pick out where the false things were and share it with these guys.

I grew up in a trailer that is so far away from the Fountainbleu where I am staying now, the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. I speak at conferences in front of rooms full of millionaires and don’t feel intimidated. [My] story bridges the gap. Everybody has had adversities rich,poor; black,white.”

He told the kids, “In America, what we consider as problems are blessings. In America, we are born with freedoms at day one. [Immigrants] are risking their lives to get into this place.

Be good at what you do and do that passionately. It will lead you to what you are supposed to do in life. Whatever you believe in, do that, believe in it. When you believe in something, the power becomes larger than the mountain in front of you. Maybe not on day one or day two, but consistently over time, you will dominate.

The mountain makes us humans look small as big as it is. You will not be able to stop it from being tall and long, but inside of you, you can generate the power to walk over it. More than anything, just be you. There is no other you on the planet. People can tell if you are not authentic. When you are the authentic version of yourself, those who really like you like you more and those who don’t will move to the side.”

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 16 July 2015 by L.Moore

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately

DEERFIELD BEACH

June 29 A man reported his car vandalized at 110 NE 19 Ave.

June 30 A woman reported that a man stole her purse by suddenly snatching it from her shoulder at 601 E. Sample Rd.

July 2 A man said a person he invited into his home at 1241 SE 3 St. stole his iPhone and laptop.

DEERFIELD – District 4

July 3 Theft – Retail/Shoplifting took place in Deerfield Mall, 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Subject walked out of Publix and bypassed all points of sale without paying for the merchandise.

July 3 Theft – Retail/Shoplifting occurred at the Super Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Suspects stole over $1,000 worth of gaming controllers from Target.

July 3 Information was reported in Deer Creek at 576 Deer Creek Via Verona, Deerfield Beach about Deer Creek Country Club’s website being hacked into.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 19 The victim was shopping at a CVS at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. and said someone stole her purse containing her driver’s license, $100 in currency and credit card from the front passenger side seat.

June 21 The victim lost her wallet while she was shopping at 3772 N. Federal Hwy. She made a purchase at a nearby store and then realized she didn’t have it. It contained five credit cards, a driver’s license and a Social Security card.

June 21 The victim returned home after running errands and, moments later, a neighbor found the car across in their front yard at 4920 NE 27 Ave. It is not known how the car got there.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 09 July 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

June 22 A man entered a woman’s home at 439 NE 1 Ave. by force after she asked him to leave. The man hit the woman.

June 22 Two women got into an argument and one subject punched the other one. Incident was reported at 2379 SW 15 St.

June 22 A man reported that someone tried to break into his home at 105 NW 7 Court.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 26 Trespassing occurred in Pine Tree Apartments at 710 Hibiscus Dr., Deerfield Beach. BSO responded to a burglary in progress. Deputies located a subject trespassing on the railroad tracks, possibly matching the description of the subject involved in the burglary. Subject was subsequently detained and transported to the Deerfield Beach District Office for further investigation. The subject was later arrested.

June 30 Theft – Retail Shoplifting took place in Trail Plaza at 1829 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach.

June 30 Counterfeiting occurred at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach.

Staff reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill in exchange for admission to the Splash Park.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 10 A police officer observed doors open to a Comcast Power relay box at 2235 NE 27 St. It appeared someone attempted to steal the power meter from the box. Damage was $500.

June 12 A Yeti cooler was stolen from a 31-ft. vessel docked behind a residence at 2831 Marina Circle. Loss was $400.

June 12 Light fixtures and glass panels were broken behind a residence at 2831 Marina Circle. Damage was estimated at $330.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 02 July 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

June 15 It was reported that someone entered an empty apartment at 4304 NW 9 Ave. and caused $3,500 in damage.

June 15 A man stole headphones valued at $299 from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

June 16 A man stole a bicycle valued at $810 from The Bicycle Generation at 1346 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 22 Property damage was reported in Deer Creek, at 2420 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Unknown golfer appeared to have accidentally broken the rear window of a BMW.

June 22 Suspicious incident took place in Deer Creek, at 2489 Lob Lolly Ln., The person who checks on the residence while the owner is away found a rear sliding glass shattered. He last saw it secure on June 20. Nothing is missing from the home and nothing was rummaged through.

June 22 Criminal mischief occurred in Riverglen, at 4513 NW 7th Pl. Complainant reported that his rear right side window was shattered by unknown person(s) while the vehicle was parked in his driveway.

June 22 Theft – retail /shoplifting was reported in Deerfield Mall, at 3829 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect was observed by the clerk hiding two items of eye shadow on her person. She purchased other cosmetics, paid for them with a credit card, and later returned the purchased items to the same clerk.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 2 The victim went to a fast food store at 2141 NE 41 Court and left her wallet on the counter. The wallet contained credit cards and a driver’s license. Loss was $377.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 25 June 2015 by L.Moore

DEERFIELD BEACH

June 8 A home at 273 NE 40 Court was broken into and an Xbox and two video games were stolen.

June 9 A car parked at 370 Deer Creek Jefferson Dr. was entered and the glove compartment was rummaged through.

June 9 A metal and wood trailer parked at 433 Goolsby Blvd. was stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 8 Robbery with no firearm or weapon took place in Trail Plaza at 1799 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. The subject was arrested on charges of robbery with no firearm or weapon.

June 12 Theft occurred in Waterford Courtyards South, at 2646 SW 15 St., Deerfield Beach. Unknown subjects(s) removed a beige, 2002, 4-door, Toyota Corolla with FL tag DIG E72 from the parking space. The vehicle was locked.

June 12 Theft – retail/ shoplifting was reported at Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach.

The suspect was captured on video surveillance and then stopped by a loss prevention officer after removing merchandise from several aisles. The items were returned. Total loss was valued at approximately $1354.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

June 1 Someone spray painted a window of an old video store at 4750 N. Federal Hwy.

June 1 Someone stole drainage grates from a construction site at 2831 NE 39 Street. There were five cast-iron frames and a manhole cover. Loss was $1,000.

June 2 Victim said she made a purchase at a fast food restaurant and then went to a nearby store and realized she didn’t have her wallet. The victim said a woman may have taken it while she was in the balloon aisle at the store located at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. The wallet contained a driver’s license, $18 in cash, and credit cards. Total loss was $148.

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

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Teen arrested in Deerfield Park Elementary school burglary

Posted on 22 June 2015 by JimLusk

pic18-year-old Solomon Shiver was arrested June 14 for stealing 10 laptops and a $23,000 video conferencing system from Deerfield Park Elementary.

Shiver had trespassed on the school twice and he could be seen on video walking around the school and also stealing items.

His arrest came about due to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

He faces charges of grand theft and burglary.

 

 

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