Posted on 01 December 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 15: A woman was observed stealing clothing items from Marshalls at 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Nov. 16: A man reported his vehicle stolen from 4311 Crystal Lake Dr.

Nov. 16: A man reported that someone stole his Polaris Slingshot car from his driveway at 517 Jasmine Way. The car is valued at $18,000.

Nov. 16: A man said that someone stole two Trek mountain bikes from a storage area at 2027 Oakridge D at Century Village East. Each bike was valued at $700.

Nov. 17: Someone entered the yard at R & K Pump & Equipment at 1905 NW 40 Ct. The person cut the lock on a basically empty trailer. Nothing was stolen.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 3: Police responded to an audible alarm at 3850 N. Federal Hwy. The perimeter was secure.

Nov. 3: Four subjects were behind the post office at 2091 NE 36 St. and were trespassed from the location.

Nov. 3: Police were dispatched to the area at 3200 NE 23 Ave. regarding a puppy on the loose. When police arrived, it was no longer in the area.

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Posted on 23 November 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 8: A man was reported for stealing a deli sandwich from 711 at 1156 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Nov. 10: Someone broke into Bright Horizons School at 3901 NE First Ter. and caused $400 in damage to a garden maintained by disabled children. This was the second time it was damaged.

Nov. 10: An individual was seen on video surveillance going through a yard at Van Kirk and Sons Inc. at 3144 SW 13 Dr. The person stole two rolls of fiber mesh, two saws, two scrap pressure cleaners and a blower. Total loss was estimated at $2,375.

Nov. 11: A man wearing a wig, sunglasses and facial covering robbed a Bank United at 2201 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The FBI and robbery detectives were called to investigate.

Nov. 13: It was reported that a golf cart was stolen from 1253 SW First Way.

Nov. 15: A vehicle was stolen from the victim’s driveway at 2970 Deer Creek Country Club Dr.

Nov. 15: A home was broken into and suspect stole a 12 pack of coke and black jacket with red stripes at 454 Lock Rd.

Nov. 15: An unknown person opened an auto loan in a victim’s name at 4500 N. Powerline Rd.

Nov. 14: Mercedes Benz alloy wheels, tires and six trailer truck tires were stolen from South Florida Auto Carriers.

Nov. 14: Motor vehicle parts were stolen at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 1: Political signs valued at $13 were stolen from in front of a home at 4000 NE 24 Ave. The crime was captured on surveillance video.

Nov. 2: Someone stole $120 in political signs from the front yard of a residence at 2000 NE 30 St. The victim said there were three signs missing.

Nov. 3: A victim picked up a fare and dropped the subject off at a Publix at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. The victim went inside because the subject was taking a long time and the subject then ran out of the store, jumped in the cab and drove away. The cab was recovered a short time later.

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Posted on 17 November 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 1: A Comcast employee arrived on the scene after receiving an alert regarding a problem. The employee found that three 12 volt, gel cell batteries had been stolen. Each battery was valued at $150. The incident was reported at 300 S. Ocean Dr.

Nov. 1: A vehicle parked at Brandsmart at 1305 S. Military Tr. was entered through the trunk and electronics valued at $7,369.58 were stolen from the vehicle.

Nov. 2: Someone entered the washroom at Caveman Associates and stole a wash sink at 656 SE 19 Ave.

Nov. 2: Someone broke into a house at 1382 SW 25 Ave. and stole $4,000 worth of jewelry and electronics.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 25: An employee said a dealer’s tag was either lost or stolen from the business at 4800 N. Federal Hwy..

Oct. 25: The victim, who lives at 2820 NE 44 St., received a statement from a bank that a credit card was opened in his name. There was $1,000 in purchases made and the victim said he did not open an account. A credit card company also advised him a card was opened in his name and he said he didn’t open that account either.

Oct. 24: A male subject told the female victim that he needed help in using an ATM at 3600 N. Federal Hwy. The subject then grabbed $100 from the victim after she withdrew funds and fled.

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Posted on 10 November 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 22: Two men approached a man and woman and demanded money. The woman attempted to keep her purse. One man pointed a gun at the couple and demanded the purse. The woman gave the men the purse, which contained a cell phone and other items. The incident was reported at 4200 NW 3 Ave.

Oct. 22: A man was placed into custody after breaking into a mailbox at 700 SE 2 Ave.

Oct. 22: A woman stole $600 from a man’s wallet after he forgot it at the Target Guest Services Counter. The theft was caught on video surveillance. The incident took place at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Oct. 22: A man and woman stole $270.30 worth of merchandise from Bealls at 1079 S. Federal Hwy.

Nov. 7: Auto theft at 2145 Woodlands Way.

Nov. 7: Cadillac Allante stolen from 4371 NW 19 Ave.

Nov. 7: Retail theft at 3701 W Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 22: A male subject entered a store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. and stole beer without paying for it. He fled in a Ford truck. The loss was $130.17.

Oct. 22: The victim was sitting in the front patio at 2745 NE 27 St. and heard a noise by her 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo. She saw two subjects rummaged through her vehicle and called out to them. They fled leaving the driver’s side door open. Nothing appeared to be taken.

Oct. 22: A male subject stole nutritional drinks and beer from a store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. and fled in a Ford F-150. The loss was $157.08.

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Posted on 03 November 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 18: Two men became involved in verbal altercation at 728 SE 19 Ave. One man then punched the other man in the face. The man was arrested and charged with battery. The victim wants to press charges and the man who threw the punch was issued a notice to appear in court.

Oct. 18: Unknown suspects entered a home at 4390 NW 12 Ave. by breaking a kitchen window. They ransacked the kitchen and then stole a 2004 Saturn Ion from the garage. A neighbor noticed the garage door open and called the police.

Oct. 19: A man reported the theft of a pair of Timberlands, Nike sneakers, dress shirt and tie, and dress slacks, from a gym locker located at 4032 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Oct. 20: A woman reported the theft of her $6,000 Cartier watch from her home at 714 NW 38 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 18: Someone stole a purse containing a wallet, iPhone, credit cards, clothing, a make-up kit, $400 in cash, and a social security card from a 2005 Mercedes that was parked in front of a business at 3778 N. Federal Hwy. The loss was $1,524.

Oct. 19: Someone stole a horse trinket and a parrot trinket along with $95 in cash from an apartment at 4103 NE 22 Ave. The loss was $211.

Oct. 19: The victim said someone used a company debit card from a business at the 2450 block of N. Federal Hwy. at an ATM 22 times. The loss was $4,900.


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Masquerade Ball

Posted on 27 October 2016 by LeslieM

masquerade102716Photos by Rachel Galvin

This year, the Deerfield Beach Chamber chose a masquerade ball theme for its annual gala event, a fundraiser that benefited the chamber and also helped the local Kiwanis Club. Over 160 guests, dressed for the occasion complete with masks, entered the Embassy Suites and were greeted by gondoliers to the red carpet where they could have a photo taken in front of a Venetian backdrop. Inside the ballroom, there were silent and live auctions, raffle items, a mystery wine game, music and dancing, as well as a three-course dinner. Guests watched an entrancing dance by members of Bobby Rodriguez Productions.

Community leaders came up to receive their “Champions of the Community” awards. This year’s recipients included JWR Construction Services, Island Water Sports, Royal Fiesta, People’s Trust, A&S Total Cleaning, DNA Labs Intl. and Bobby Rodriguez Productions.

Special thanks to the 2016 gala committee: Daisja Brinson, Kirsten Charlson, Tamra Davis, Gordon Vatch, Karen Bartell, Rosina DiBello, Jerry Dubois, Jordana Holden, Dawn Lopes, Kiku Martinson, Claudia Plafsky, Ken Samuels and Charisse Smith.

To find out more about the Deerfield Beach Chamber, and its many events and benefits, visit

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16th Annual Health & Wellness Expo

Posted on 27 October 2016 by LeslieM

health102716By Rachel Galvin

On Oct. 22, the NE Focal Point held their Health & Wellness Expo for the 16th year. Outside, the Man Van provided checks on glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index at no charge by Broward Health Imperial Point. In the Adult Day Services Center, there was free skin cancer screenings by Hecker Dermatology Group, carotid artery screening by Broward Health North and blood pressure screening by the NE Focal Point Health Support. In the multi-purpose room, there was balance screening and body mass index by Nova Southeastern University’s physical therapy department students with Dr. Nof and Dr. Stern, and flu shots by Walgreens.

Deputies from Broward Sheriff’s Office conducted Operation Medicine Cabinet, allowing people to turn in their unused medication. Also in the Multi-Purpose Room, there were plenty of people with tables set up offering information on a variety of health services, including insurance, dental, medical, nutrition, financial, chiropractic, home health and more. Joe Aliotta of Personalized Therapeutics gave massages.

Goldie Louis, provider relations manager of Avenue Supportive Care, said they attended last year as well and said, “This is a good way to network, good interaction with other people.”

This was the first year for South Florida Smile Spa, located in Pompano a company that is always trying to interact with and give back to the community.

This is great. It’s a lively group,” said Dr. Nicole Berger. “We like to be involved as much as we can. We donate money to schools, do walks for charities…. We give seniors who don’t have insurance discounts. We try to reach out to the community,” said Dr. Berger, who has been in practice for 12 years, but will have been in her Pompano office for eight in January.

It’s been a wonderful day. The weather is gorgeous. I am grateful for the support of the vendors. Our mission is to keep people healthy, active. Early detection and health prevention are keys to good health and wellness. Today provided that opportunity,” said Donna DeFronzo, director of Senior Services.

New Recreation Coordinator for the Senior Center Dania Bernard, who is taking over from Tamara Sutton, took pictures of all the activities. Bernard has had a background in everything from being a flight attendant to event planning. She had an opportunity to work with her mom, who was a nurse, to help a patient who lived with them. Bernard sees this new role as a great way to combine her love of helping the elderly with her skills in event planning.

Recreational Coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Center Ann Sico served as the emcee for the day. Besides the tables to browse through, there was also ballroom dancing, line dancing and hula dancing to watch and door prize drawings. Guests enjoyed refreshments, including muffins, hamburgers, hot dogs.

NE Focal Point is located at 227 NW 2 St. in Deerfield Beach. For more information, call 954-480-4449 or visit

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Posted on 27 October 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 13: A man stole two cases of beer from Circle K at 4791 N. Dixie Hwy.

Oct. 13: A man reported his motorcycle stolen from the parking lot of Tivoli at 887 Siesta Key Dr.

Oct. 13: A woman reported her car parked at 1205 S. Federal Hwy. and her Coach wallet stolen.

Oct.13: A man reported his car stolen from his driveway at 12 NE 11 Way.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 4: A male subject was riding a bike when he punched the hood of a loaner vehicle at 4230 N. Federal Hwy. The damage was estimated at $150.

Oct. 4: The victim was doing maintenance on a cooler at a business at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. and placed his iPad mini behind him when someone stole it. The loss was $800.

Oct. 4: Someone stole a specialized bike from a bike rack on the rear of a Cadillac Escalade while it was parked at 2230 NE 48 St. The loss was $2,000.

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Get ready for Halloween at Costume World

Posted on 20 October 2016 by LeslieM

costume102016By Rachel Galvin

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is time to get a costume. Wondering which one to choose? You may want to take a peek into Deerfield’s Costume World. Begun originally more than 40 years ago, this entity not only has costumes to sell, but also to rent. In fact, they are the largest distributor of costumes in the United States. If you have seen a theatrical performance, there is a good chance that the costumes within it came from Costume World. Owner Marilyn Wick also runs the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton so is using many of the costumes for her own actors and actresses.

As far as the retail store, they have a large selection of theatrical makeup, wigs, costumes for adults and kids and more.

When asked what is popular this year, Jadeane Deems, who is in charge of the theatrical division, said “Being that it is an election year, Trump and Hillary masks are popular. People follow what’s hot in movies and TV. Suicide Squad is a big deal. It is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek [so character costumes are popular]. Pikachu is huge again [thanks to Pokemon Go]. Star Wars is big. Pirates never go out of style. Pirates of the Caribbean brought it to the forefront.”

Ready to get your costume? Costume World is located at 950 S. Federal Hwy. in Deerfield Beach. They are open seven days a week from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. They may be extending their hours until 9 p.m. soon. For more information, call 954-418-0308 or visit In addition to the store here, they also have retail stores in Pittsburgh and Dallas.

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Posted on 19 October 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 3: Someone entered a car parked at 840 NW 47 St. and stole a gun.

Oct. 4: Someone entered a vehicle parked at 4550 NE 1 Ave. and stole a wallet with a driver’s license, green card and a social security card.

Oct. 4: A woman reported her cell phone stolen at 3300 SW 15 St.

Oct. 7: Someone stole $105.16 worth of beer from a 7/11 at 900 SW 10 St.

Oct. 8: Someone used a forklift to open a rear door at Tecta American South Florida, Inc. and stole computer monitors, checks, air compressor and a welder.

Lighthouse Point

Sept. 22: A subject ordered food at a drive-thru at 4830 N. Federal Hwy. and paid with a counterfeit $20 bill. He was given back $15 in change. The subject left and Secret Service and police were notified.

Sept. 22: The victim said two 10 ft. paddleboards were stolen from a dock at the rear of a residence at 3264 NE 31 Ave. Because of their proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, it is believed they were taken on a boat. The loss was $6,000.

Sept. 24: The victim said a ladies 18k Rolex was either lost or stolen at a residence at 5111 NE 30 Ave. The loss was $4,933.

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