Posted on 23 February 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Feb. 7: A woman said another woman stole her wallet from her purse while she was shopping in a store at 4008 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 8: A suspect was arrested at Sun Trust Bank for grand theft and passing a forged bank bill at 1761 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 10: A man was arrested and charged with theft of a license plate and two active warrants at 600 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 10: Someone removed a screen and forced a front door open in an attempt to break into a house at 723 SW 2 Ave.

Feb. 10: A person was arrested and charged with stealing $317 worth of merchandise from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 12: Someone broke into a Citgo and stole an ATM machine with $3,000.

Lighthouse Point

Feb. 2: The victim discovered two 50-gallon drums of car wash soap/tire shine at 5190 N. Federal Hwy. pushed over with the tops intentionally unscrewed. A check of security video showed two juvenile subjects throwing rocks at the rear window breaking both the top and bottom windows. There are no cameras where the drums are stored. The loss was $1,363.

Feb. 4: The victim ordered a patio table and six chairs and it was delivered at her residence at 2630 NE 18 Terr. She was not home at the time of delivery and someone stole the property, valued at $700.

Feb. 5: A victim said a Samsung Galaxy tablet was stolen from a store at 3742 N. Federal Hwy. The loss was $189.99.

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New Grand Marshals for Pioneer Day parade

Posted on 18 February 2017 by JLusk

The Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department would like to notify the public that unfortunately due to a family emergency, Jay Ajayi, will not be in attendance at the Pioneer Days parade this Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m. The city is excited to announce that current Miami Heat players, James Johnson and Willie Reed, will be taking Jay Ajayi’s place as this year’s co-grand marshals!

Make sure to come out on Saturday, February 18th for the Pioneer Days Parade to give James Johnson and Willie Reed a warm Deerfield Beach welcome!

 For more information on the Pioneer Days event weekend or to sign up to participate in this year’s parade please visit:

 For additional information, please contact the Community Events & Outreach Division at 954- 429-1847.

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Posted on 16 February 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 31: A man stole a lottery ticket stand and lottery tickets from the counter of Stop N Go at 3774 NE 3 Ave.

Jan. 31: A man reported that someone tried to steal his truck and, in the process, damaged the exterior door lock and the ignition lock. The incident was reported at 1050 E. Newport Center Dr.

Jan. 31: A man reported that his residence at 1434 SE 2 Terr. was broken into and $1,500 in cash stolen.

Feb. 4: Someone broke into three cars parked at 4311 Crystal Lake Dr. From one of the cars, a laptop computer and a Florida driver’s license were stolen.

Feb. 4: A man reported that his 2002 Jaguar vehicle was stolen from in front of a business at 1444 SE 3 Ct.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 28: The victim said he rented his home at 3719 NE 29 Ave. to a female through a credit card for $7,755.11. The credit card was later determined to be fraudulent and the amount was cancelled. The victim provided police with her contact information and contact was made with another female who said she was not aware of the incident and lived in West Palm Beach. Police said she also appears to be a victim in the incident.

Jan. 28: The victim said she lost her cardholder containing a driver’s license and debit card. She said the last place she remembered seeing it was while she was shopping at Publix at 3700 N. Federal Hwy.

Jan. 31: A 9-year-old golden retriever was found in a backyard of a residence at 2761 NE 48 Ct. The owner of the dog responded and told police that someone had done work at his residence and left the gate open where the dog got loose.

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Posted on 09 February 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 23: A man reported a burglary to his business at 185 SW 14 Ct. He said that his 2015 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $20,000 was stolen.

Jan. 23: A man reported that his work van parked at 5127 N. Dixie Hwy. was broken into and an industrial vacuum valued at $1,000 was stolen.

Jan. 24: A woman reported her car parked at 300 W. Hillsboro Blvd. was entered and her purse containing personal papers and information was stolen.

Jan. 24: A man reported that his car parked at 1149 S. Military Tr. was broken into and $3,000 in cash, a Florida Driver’s License and eight credit cards were stolen.

Jan. 27: A woman reported that a man and woman came to her home at 2489 SW 10 Dr. and claimed they were going to check her pipes. The woman was distracted and her bedroom was entered. She reported that $1,300 worth of jewelry was stolen.

Jan. 27: A complainant reported a loss of his debit and credit cards at 3440 SW 4 St. There was no evidence of fraudulent activity reported, but his accounts were closed.

Jan. 28: A man reported his tag from a 2015 Infiniti was stolen from his car parked in his driveway at 605 Deer Creek Jefferson Dr.

Jan. 30: A woman reported that someone stole her wallet out of her purse without her noticing at 4008 W. Hillsboro Blvd. She reported the stolen tan wallet contained $200, two Bank of America credit cards, a Florida driver’s license and a social security card.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 15: Someone cashed a fraudulent check and purchased $100 in debit cards at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. The loss was $100.

Jan. 14: During a traffic stop of a BMW at 2300 NE 36 St., police found marijuana and crack cocaine in the vehicle.

Jan. 14: A subject said she lost her wallet at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. and it contained $700 in cash, a driver’s license, gift cards, a social security card and $500 in cash. The loss was $1,227.


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Posted on 02 February 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 17: An unknown person entered a vehicle parked at 1463 SW 25 Way and stole $350 from a man’s wallet. The wallet was left on the scene.

Jan. 17: Someone stole laundry detergent and eight packs of Hanes white tees from Family Dollar at 4811 N. Dixie Hwy.

Jan. 17: A man said that a man staying in his home at 206 SW 5 St. stole a television from his home.

Jan. 18: A man reported that a car he rented was stolen from the parking lot at the Publix shopping center at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 21: A man was observed stealing an Acer Monitor and Xbox 1 from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 25: Two commercial vehicles at 4100 N. Powerline Rd. were burglarized. The rear driver side window was broken to gain entry on one vehicle. The passenger side cargo padlock was broken on the other vehicle. A small air compressor (total value $50) was stolen.

Jan. 25: A woman said her wallet was stolen at 3555 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 9: A female subject concealed items in a bag and left the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. without paying. The loss was $93.04.

Jan. 11: A female subject left the store at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. with a cart full of diapers and entered a vehicle. The loss was $48.99.

Jan. 12: A store employee observed a female subject take $140 in groceries and leave the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for them.

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Author Lisa Eva Gold On Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Posted on 30 January 2017 by LM

By Rachel Galvin

On Jan. 18, Lisa Eva Gold gave a talk about Chronic Fatigue at the Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club. This author of A Will to Survive ~ A Women’s Journey Through Chronic Fatigue, inspired guests by talking about how she was able to overcome the Chronic Fatigue diagnosis and go on to become the author of eight books, an actress, hairstylist, piano teacher, mother and more.

When asked how she first became diagnosed, she said, “I had been diagnosed in 2004/2005 with Mono. Because I had been in my 30s, the medical field states that Mononucleosis after 20 is considered Chronic Fatigue.”

She feels that the disease came on due to stress.

She explained, “I sort of gave up on life, attitude wise. I was worn down by my husband’s addictions to alcohol and his physical ailments. When we are surrounded by toxic people in our lives, they wear us down. It is much harder to stay happy and positive when the people around you are not happy and positive.”

She added, “I am completely cured of this disease. I refused to take medications and healed myself by making different choices in my life, in my lifestyle and in my work. I think everything is connected. You or I could make ourselves sick just by harping on the idea of being sick. We can also make ourselves well. It’s all in the attitude we keep. Positive love and happiness is a state of being. It is easier to be this than to be unhappy and unwell.”

She has another book she is currently working on getting published with Hay House. It deals with her life going back to the 1980s and depression and is titled Ms. Understood. It was originally supposed to be published last year, but she has taken extra time to do additional research. She plans to release it sometime this year.

Asked what advice she would give for people diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, she said, “Take the quiet time to reconnect with yourself. Tap into who you are. Connect with that passionate side of yourself. We are all trees with many branches. Having hobbies and fun activities outside of the mundane work schedule is not only healthy but a necessity to remind yourself of who you are and what you love. No matter what your age, or where or how you live. Always remember that YOU come first. Your happiness comes from within. You create your own reality.”

For more information on Lisa, visit

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JA Uncorked + Crafted VII

Posted on 30 January 2017 by LM

By Rachel Galvin

Junior Achievement of South Florida benefited from another successful JA Uncorked event Jan. 21 at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek. Created by the Circle of Wise Women, this event was presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida. Guests could sample a wide variety of cuisine from South Florida restaurants and sip quality wines and craft beer. After bidding on items in the silent auction and eating to their heart’s content, guests listened to music by The Edge and kicked up their heels to dance the night away. Visit

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Wick does West Side Story

Posted on 30 January 2017 by LM

By Rachel Galvin

On Jan. 14, Wick Theatre in Boca Raton introduced the classic West Side Story to a packed audience. The From a slow burn to a raucous rumble, the tale unfolded filled with smooth moves and high kicking action to punctuate the poetic dialogue until its tragic conclusion. If the dancing doesn’t keep you on your toes while watching, then the well-known melodies will warm your heart. The play has added value with its multi-purpose and mobile set pieces that offer just a hint of structure and let the personalities shine rather than be hidden by the window dressing.

The coquettish Maria (played by Mary Joanna Grisso) seems a little too childlike next to the strong-armed and much taller Tony (Thaddeus Pearson). But their tender moments ring true. Grisso steals the spotlight in every scene. Sydney Mei Ruf-Wong also does a fine job as Anita. But this really is an ensemble piece meant to be taken in as a whole with the choreography, by director/ choreographer Charles South and Ryan VanDenBoom, being the real star.

West Side Story runs until Feb. 26. For more information, visit

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Posted on 26 January 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 6: Two men were observed stealing a motorcycle from the driveway of a man living at 1315 Orchid Ct. The theft was witnessed by a neighbor.

Jan. 10: A woman reported that someone stole her purse from her unlocked car at 959 SE 6 Ave. The woman was dropping her child off at Zion Lutheran School.

Jan. 10: A woman reported that she was being threatened by her former husband at 4700 NW 3 Ave.

Jan. 10: A man reported that a man pulled into his driveway at 929 SW Second Terr. in a red pickup truck. The two men had a verbal dispute. The man in the pickup truck threatened the other man with a gun. The offense was reported as aggravated assault.

Jan. 13: A man reported that someone stole his bicycle from 502 Alamanda Ln. The bicycle was valued at $100.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 20: Two females entered a store at 3722 N. Federal Hwy., selected two handbags and left without paying. The loss was $275.55.

Dec. 21: Someone entered a condo at 4751 NE 21 Ave. and stole electronics and other items, including a flat screen TV, wine cooler, safe, coffee maker toaster and beach chairs. The loss was $1,285.

Dec. 22: A store manager discovered a pallet of a bundle of cardboard missing from a loading dock at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. The loss was $250.

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Watching the storm?

Posted on 23 January 2017 by JLusk

If you are up late at night tonight (well, actually early Jan. 23 morning), you are seeing the storm hitting our area. Beware of the weather as it is set to get worse for our area. There is a Tornado Watch under effect. Check out WPTV on Facebook. They have a live feed of weather… Also look on The Observer’s Facebook for how to activate emergency alerts. Make sure to LIKE our page. Be safe!

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