CRIME WATCH

Posted on 11 February 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 24: A cell phone was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 3376 Deer Creek Lake Shore Dr.

Jan. 25: A woman reported that a man and a woman scammed her into giving them $3,000. The incident occurred at 750 NW 38 Ave.

Jan 27: A car was reported stolen from 1101 Crystal Lake Dr.

Jan. 27: A man was observed on video surveillance stealing two golf clubs from Sports Authority at 3810 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 29: Suspect entered unlocked vehicle at gas pump at 3355 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole victim’s purse from front passenger side.

Jan. 29: Suspect concealed items on his person at 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and left store without paying.

Jan. 30 & 31: Suspects took items from 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and left without paying.

Feb. 2: Unknown person stole a semi truck with keys left in it from 1701 Green Rd.

Feb. 2: Suspect removed items from store shelves at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and proceeded to return them at Customer Service where she received a $116.58 store credit.

Feb. 3: Suspect cut through the roof of an empty store next door to Class Jewelers at 3700 W. Hillsboro Blvd., and tried to enter the store through the drywall. The jewelry store alarm sounded.

Feb. 3: A fraudulent check was reported at 3325 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 18: A UPS package containing medical supplies was stolen from 4741 NE 22 Ave. after being delivered. The loss was $1,423.40.

Jan. 18: The victim took her car to a car wash at 5190 N. Federal Hwy. and, when she returned home, she discovered her iPad was missing from a workbag in her trunk. The loss was $400.

Jan. 22: The victim lost his driver’s license while picking up prescriptions at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. He said he had the license in his hand, but, when he went home, it was missing.

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JAWorld Uncorked

Posted on 05 February 2016 by LeslieM

collage1By Rachel Galvin

Lines of food options and a bevy of spirit selections awaited those who attended JA World Uncorked! Jan. 23. The event takes over the JA World Huizenga Center on the Broward College campus yearly to benefit Junior Achievement of South Florida, which teaches students of all levels about business, economics and about issues they will face in the workforce in an interactive way. This year’s event featured models , live entertainment by the EDGE band, raffles and prizes. People could even commemorate the occasion at Stache’s photo booth.

The event was chaired by Circle of Wise Women members Lynne McGrath and Taylor McGrath with honorary chairs Bob & Susan Drinon and Renée Korbel Quinn. Breakthru Beverage Florida returned as presenting sponsor.c2

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 04 February 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 18: A man was observed on video surveillance stealing an auto diagnostic scanner from a business at 4870 N. Powerline Rd. The scanner was valued at $3,000.

Jan. 18: A woman was arrested and charged with stealing a television and other electronic equipment from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 18: Two women were observed putting items into a basket and walking out without paying at Dollar General, 1377 Dixie Hwy.

Jan. 18: A man reported that another man pointed a gun at him while he was at an ATM machine at 1000 S. Federal Hwy. The victim drove away and the man with the gun was observed leaving the area.

Jan. 24: The victim advised BSO that her storage closet at 641 N Powerline Rd., which is located on the exterior of the residence, was ransacked but nothing was missing.

Jan. 25: A Florida license plate and sticker were stolen from a car at 3248 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan 25: An iPad was lost at a campsite in Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd.

Jan. 27: Sports Authority Loss Prevention staff reported the theft of two golf clubs valued at $499.99 each from the store at 3810 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect caught on video surveillance.

Jan. 28: Victim left apartment at 440 Deer Creek Jefferson Dr. with front door, patio door, and all windows closed and locked. When he returned he noticed several items missing from the living room. All doors and windows were still locked and there were no signs of forced entry.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 7: A subject asked for a $2,000 cash advance on a MasterCard at a business at 3800 N. Federal Hwy. The employee deemed it was a fraudulent card and the subject fled before police arrived.

Jan. 14: While talking to an employee at 3700 N. Federal Hwy., someone stole a wallet that the victim had laid down on the counter. It contained a driver’s license, gift cards and $20 in cash. The loss was $130.

Jan. 18: Police were called to a bank at 2850 N. Federal Hwy. where the subject was attempting to cash a check for $1,400. The subject was detained until police arrived.

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BSO arrests two Deerfield youths for series of ATM robberies

Posted on 28 January 2016 by LeslieM

A third person is being sought

On Monday Jan. 25, a Broward Sheriff’s Office surveillance operation paid off when three men were spotted loitering near a Pompano Beach bank. Between mid-December and mid-January at least five robberies at walk-up and drive-through ATMs were reported in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach, prompting the BSO’s VIPER response team to set up the surveillance post.

The robbers’ method was for two of the men to startle victims and hold them at gunpoint while demanding cash from the ATM; they would then flee with the loot.

As the VIPER team approached the three loiterers on Monday, they fled on foot. Two 17-year-old male residents of Deerfield Beach were apprehended, while a third escaped and is being sought. The two in custody have admitted committing at least five robberies, and were planning another one when interrupted by the BSO.

Anyone believing they have been victimized by these robbers, or with information leading to the third robber, should contact the BSO robbery detectives at 954-321-4270.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 28 January 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 11: It was reported that two generators valued at $5,000 each were stolen from work trucks at Andersen Material Handling at 1360 SW 32 Way.

Jan. 12: A woman reported that three men tried to break into her car at 722 SW 10 St.

Jan. 12: A woman and a man working together were observed stealing three vacuums from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 17: A man was observed stealing five headphones from Target at 1200 S. Federal Hwy.

Jan. 20: Unknown suspect(s) smashed three windows of the victim’s vehicle parked in the apartment complex lot at 1751 NW 2 St.

Jan. 20: A Target employee (suspect) gave unauthorized discounts on five separate occasions for five different items, total loss of $309, at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Jan. 1: Someone damaged a vehicle with white paint on a driver’s side door at 2611 NE 50 St. Estimated damage was $150.

Jan. 2: A store employee spotted a male subject concealing $119.99 worth of shrimp in bags and leaving the store at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for them. As the employee gave chase, the subject fled.

Jan. 4: Someone slashed a tire on a 2008 Chevy Cobalt in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 2131 NE 41 St. while the victim was out of town. The damage was $80.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 21 January 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Jan. 4: A man reported being the victim of battery by his roommate. Incident occurred at 352 NW 43 St.

Jan. 5: A woman reported that her boyfriend punched her at 785 Tivoli Cir.

Jan. 5: Suspect was caught on video breaking into Good Clean Vapes at 3656 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stealing $200 from cash register.

Jan 5: An $800 pressure washer was stolen from an unlocked warehouse at 790 NW 1 Ave.

Jan. 11: Loss prevention at Marshall’s, 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd., reported subject suspected of stealing.

Jan. 12: A 2001 Dodge Caravan was stolen from 407 Lock Rd.

Jan. 12: An employee of All Shoes store at 3206 W. Hillsboro Blvd. was struck by a customer in an altercation over a wallet found on the ground that was given to the wrong person. The wallet was recovered by the owner.

Jan. 13: A pit bulldog bit a neighbor’s dog at 2299 Deer Creek Tr.

Jan 13: A dog being walked by the owner at 1105 SW 44 Wy. bit a child on the left arm leaving puncture wounds during a soccer game. Fire Rescue checked the child and advised the mother to visit a doctor, as the dog’s shots were not up-to-date.

Jan. 14: Subject purchased a new $799 iPhone 6S at 3616 W. Hillsboro Blvd. with a stolen credit card.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 27: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 3315 NE 27 Terr. and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appeared to be taken.

Dec. 27: Victim said he was having problems with the door locks of his vehicle and was unable to lock the car. Someone entered the vehicle while it was parked at 3231 NE 27 Terr., and it is unknown if anything was missing.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 14 January 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 28: A man was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied residence, breaking into a car and attempting to break into two cars. The man ran from police and was found hiding in a fenced in backyard at 4111 NE 2 Way.

Dec. 28: A golf cart was reported stolen from Freedom Marine at 790 NW 1 Ave.

Dec. 28: A man reported being the victim of armed robbery by three men at 5311 NE 10 Ave. One man brandished an ice pick.

Dec. 28: A man’s ATM card became stuck in an ATM machine. He went into the bank to report the problem and while he was inside an unknown person stole $300 using the card. The incident was reported at 3668 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 4: Victim’s vehicle was broken into via the window while parked at Planet Air, 1401 Green Rd. An iPod and a bag containing sunglasses, visible on the center console, were taken. Loss was $560.

Jan. 5: Unknown suspect broke front glass door to enter business at 2245 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Merchandise and cash register were stolen. Loss was $490.

Jan. 6: Victim parked and secured vehicle at 6 p.m. behind Ruby Tuesday at 3887 W. Hillsboro Blvd. On returning to vehicle at midnight, victim discovered front passenger window smashed and gym bag missing. Bag contained clothing and wallet.

Jan. 6: Three unknown suspects entered Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and concealed electronics and toys in a bag, then exited without paying for merchandise. Suspects fled the scene in a red, 2016 Jeep Compass. Loss valued at $671.95.

Jan. 7: Suspect removed items from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. without payment. Loss valued at $44.90.

Jan. 8: Fraudulent/counterfeit check reported by a business owner at 3660 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 9: A neighbor reported a disturbance at 1801 Sable Dr. Subject admitted to entering victim’s trailer unannounced, without permission, as victim slept. Subject was charged with trespassing.

Jan. 9: Five subjects got out of a car parked in front of a park at 1459 SW 28 Ave. and robbed the victim, taking his cell phone.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 17: An older male subject grabbed a drone off a shelf and fled the store at 5200 N. Federal Hwy. The employee was unable to catch him before he left. The loss was $99.

Dec. 17: The victim said she was unable to locate her safety deposit box key or the key to the master safe in the home at 4103 NE 22 Ave. Victim is unsure if the keys were lost or stolen.

Dec. 20: Someone entered a vehicle at 3311 NE 27 Terr. and stole a GPS, purse and $10 in cash. The total loss was $435.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 07 January 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 21: A woman reported that her live-in boyfriend attacked her and squeezed her neck. She used a knife in self-defense but received two lacerations to her hand. The incident was reported at 430 Lock Rd.

Dec. 21: A man who operates Greenworks Landscaping reported that two blowers were stolen from his trailer at 1333 SW 30 Ave.

Dec. 21: UPS Security reported that a package containing five iPads was stolen from 1332 NW 3 Ct.

Dec. 22: A boat trailer was stolen from 2571 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan. 2: Victim delivered a pizza to 2963 S. Waterford Dr. When homeowner opened the door, a dog pushed out the door and bit the victim in the left leg. He received a puncture wound and was treated at the hospital.

Jan. 2: Unknown suspect stole victim’s patio table from open air patio at 540 Deer Creek Jefferson Dr. sometime the previous night.

Jan. 3: Suspect stole $174.71 of clothing from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. He was stopped outside the store by Loss Prevention staff.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 12: Someone entered an unlocked door of a vehicle parked at 2210 NE 33 St. and stole five $1 bills from a cup holder.

Dec. 14: Someone drove across a lawn at 3711 NE 26 Ave. and damaged five hedges. The loss was $100.

Dec. 15: The victim said she paid $10 for a psychic reader located at 2670 N. Federal Hwy. and was told there were very bad things in her future and she needed a cleansing that would cost $5,000. She withdrew the money and was then told she needed to pay $10,000. She grew suspicious and contacted police.

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

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Rosemurgy Properties completes the 23Hundred

Posted on 03 January 2016 by JLusk

TOP-Alex Rosemurgy proudly stands near the completed 23 Hundred building, the latest Rosemurgy Properties project.

CEO Alex Rosemurgy II stands proudly near the completed 23 Hundred building, the latest Rosemurgy property.

Alex Rosemurgy talks about building the business

By Rachel Galvin

With the finishing touches placed on the final unit of 23Hundred, future home of Kay Jewelers, the latest Rosemurgy Property is complete. Located at 2350 and 2390 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach, the unique shopping centers holds seven tenants. The other six are Jersey Mike’s Subs, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Chipotle, Pei Wei and Supercuts. They held a ribbon cutting for the complex on Dec. 9 and many of those involved with the project were in attendance, as well as County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Pompano Mayor Lamar Fisher, along with other commissioners and dignitaries.

Rosemurgy Properties was opened in 1977 by Jim Rosemurgy. He began with Apartments at Crystal Lake in Deerfield and built from there as he acquired more and more properties in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton. He got into development as a byproduct of working with his other company, Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate, said his son, Alex. Their portfolio grew to include “multi-family, retail, self storage, and office and land properties, with the focus of a long term diversified investment strategy.” What really put the company on the map, said, Alex, was the creation of FAU Research Park. In addition to their diverse portfolio built through the company, he also credits great partnerships with others as a source for continued success.

“We did not have a lot of problems during the downturn [the last recession] because we had a good financial base,” said Alex.

When Jim retired in 2011, Alex took over running Rosemurgy Properties. Since then, he has continued to focus on expanding their portfolio, going more into retail and self storage. Among his projects they worked on this past year is a multi-family, student housing unit called University Park off-campus for FAU students.

“We are looking at entering other South Florida markets. If we want to grow, we have to expand our footprint,” said Alex, who said he spends long hours working to build a great platform, but credits also his staff for their achievements. “We truly are a family company. I believe in making sure we have a happy workplace. We have a great team of consultants and creative people.”

Asked his advice for those looking to build their business, he commented, “You have to be disciplined. You have got to execute to performance and stay in your lane [do what you are good at doing]. Do things that work. You have to have a great staff. You are only as good as the people you work with.”

Regarding the 23Hundred building, he is pleased with the outcome and feels it provides a comfortable atmosphere for business owners and those who visit the complex.

Architect Juan Caycedo, AIA, of RLC Architects, who also worked on University Park, said of the project, “We wanted a building that would stand out, that becomes more an urban village than a center you drive by and miss altogether. The architecture is pretty simple … [made with] exposed concrete. At the end of the day, it is a timeless building.”

Alex agreed, saying, the building is sustainable and even years to come it will look “like the wrapping just came off.” He added that the signage, which is also unique, was equally important.

“RLC is visionary,” he added, saying they originally met Juan when working with him on a Boca Raton Bank United. The contemporary feel of that building with its exposed concrete was emulated on The 23 Hundred. RLC has worked on projects like Fifth Avenue Shops and Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton as well.

“The lessons we learned [on Bank United] allowed us to build even better,” said Alex.

4-CROP waste up-Father and son, Jim and Alex Rosemurgy.

Father and son — Jim and Alex Rosemurgy.

His father Jim also attended the ribbon cutting and said, “Alex works on [each project] from the lease to the [completion]. We take great pride in what we do. To have the mayor stand up and say ‘this is great’ makes you want to do more. I am a proud father.”

Where The 23Hundred is situated was originally an overflow parking lot. The unique architecture here could prove a foreshadowing of things to come.
“The design is different in a good way,” said Land-Use Attorney Scott Backman, of Dunay, Miskel and Backman, LLP, mentioning that newer anchor stores like Sports Authority and Whole Foods across the street call for updated architecture, rather than a more cookie cutter style. The idea, he said, is to “design something in a more user-friendly way. People can come to the jewelry store and stop and walk around.”

For more information on Rosemurgy Properties, visit www.rosemurgyproperties.com.

2-The 23Hundred has seven tenants.

The 23Hundred has seven tenants. Sherry Ferrante Photography.

 

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Rosemurgy Properties completes The 23Hundred

Posted on 03 January 2016 by LeslieM

Alex Rosemurgy talks about building the business

rose122415By Rachel Galvin

With the finishing touches placed on the final unit of The 23Hundred, future home of Kay Jewelers, the latest Rosemurgy Property is complete. Located at 2350 and 2390 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach, the unique shopping center holds seven tenants. The other six are Jersey Mike’s Subs, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Chipotle, Pei Wei and Supercuts. They held a ribbon cutting for the complex on Dec. 9 and many of those involved with the project were in attendance, as well as County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Pompano Mayor Lamar Fisher, Chamber President Ric Green, along with other commissioners and dignitaries.

Rosemurgy Properties was opened in 1977 by Jim Rosemurgy. He began with Apartments at Crystal Lake in Deerfield and built from there as he acquired more and more properties in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton. He got into development as a byproduct of working with his other company (which he co-owns), Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate, said his son, Alex.

Their portfolio grew to include “multi-family, retail, self storage, and office and land properties, with the focus of a long term diversified investment strategy.” What really put the company on the map, said, Alex, was the creation of FAU Research Park. In addition to their diverse portfolio built through the company, he also credits great partnerships with others as a source for continued success.

We did not have a lot of problems during the downturn [the last recession] because we had a good financial base,” said Alex.

When Jim retired in 2011, Alex took over running Rosemurgy Properties. Since then, he has continued to focus on expanding their portfolio, going more into retail and self storage. Among his projects they worked on this past year is a multi-family, student housing unit called University Park off-campus for FAU students.

We are looking at entering other South Florida markets. If we want to grow, we have to expand our footprint,” said Alex, who said he spends long hours working to build a great platform, but credits also his staff for their achievements. “We truly are a family company. I believe in making sure we have a happy workplace. We have a great team of consultants and creative people.”

Asked his advice for those looking to build their business, he commented, “You have to be disciplined.

You have got to execute to performance and stay in your lane [do what you are good at doing]. Do things that work. You have to have a great staff. You are only as good as the people you work with.”

Regarding The 23Hundred building, he said he is pleased with the outcome and feels it provides a comfortable atmosphere for business owners and those who visit the complex.

Architect Juan Caycedo, AIA, of RLC Architects, who also worked on University Park, said of the project, “We wanted a building that would stand out, that becomes more an urban village than a center you drive by and miss altogether. The architecture is pretty simple … [made with] exposed concrete. At the end of the day, it is a timeless building.”

Alex agreed, saying, the building is sustainable and even years to come it will look “like the wrapping just came off.” He added that the signage, which is also unique, was equally important.

RLC is visionary,” he added, saying they originally met Juan when working with him on a Boca Raton Bank United. The contemporary feel of that building with its exposed concrete was emulated on The 23 Hundred. RLC has worked on projects like Fifth Avenue Shops and Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton as well.

The lessons we learned [on Bank United] allowed us to build even better,” said Alex.

His father Jim also attended the ribbon cutting and said, “Alex works on [each project] from the lease to the [completion]. We take great pride in what we do. To have the mayor stand up and say ‘this is great’ makes you want to do more. I am a proud father.”

Where The 23Hundred is situated was originally an overflow parking lot. The unique architecture here could prove a foreshadowing of things to come.

The design is different in a good way,” said Land-Use Attorney Scott Backman, of Dunay, Miskel and Backman, LLP, mentioning that newer anchor stores like Sports Authority and Whole Foods across the street call for updated architecture, rather than a more cookie cutter style. The idea, he said, is to “design something in a more user-friendly way. People can come to the jewelry store and stop and walk around.”

For more information on Rosemurgy Properties, visit www.rosemurgyproperties.com.

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