Posted on 30 September 2015 by L.Moore

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

Deerfield Beach

Sept. 10: A man reported his firearm stolen from his car at 678 Siesta Key Cir.

Sept. 14: A woman was arrested and charged with stealing $136 worth of merchandise from Bealls, 1079 S. Federal Hwy.

Sept.15: A man reported his car stolen from his driveway at 120 SW 3 Ave.

Sept. 16: A woman reported her bicycle stolen from her home at 283 SW 3 Ct.

Sept. 26: Suspects stole $245.96 in merchandise from the Marshall’s store at 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in the Deerfield Mall.

Sept 27: A man stole money, a wallet and a passport from the victim’s residence at 530 Deer Creek Jefferson Dr.

Lighthouse Point

Sept. 7: Victim paid for food at Arby’s at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. and later could not locate her wallet. The loss was $162.

Sept. 7: Victim left a wallet at work at 2800 N. Federal Hwy. When she returned, the door was open and the wallet was missing. The loss was $385.

Sept. 8: A store employee saw a male subject take a backpack, diapers, T-shirt and sunglasses, valued at $52.96 and leave the CVS Pharmacy at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for the items. As the store employee gave chase, the subject discarded the items and fled.

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Posted on 24 September 2015 by L.Moore

Deerfield Beach

Sept. 4: A trailer in the parking lot of Riverhouse Terrace Apartments at 222 N. Federal Hwy. was entered and two paint sprayers valued at a total of $8,000 and two pressure washers valued at a total of $3,000 were stolen

Sept. 8: A work trailer parked at 1501 Green Rd. was entered and tools valued at $1,500 were stolen.

Sept. 8: A motorcycle was stolen from 780 NW 41 St.

Sept. 9: A man reported three watches stolen from 231 NW 38 Ct. The total loss was $36,000.

Lighthouse Point

Sept. 3: The victim received a call that there was fraudulent activity on her credit card. Three gift cards were purchased at a store located at 3700 N. Federal Highway. The loss was $317.85.

Sept. 4: A dealer tag was stolen from car dealership at 2800 N. Federal Highway.

Sept. 4: Someone broke into a vehicle parked at 3330 N. Federal Highway and stole a purse containing a wallet, driver’s license, credit cards and a social security card. The loss was $80.

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False alarm at Check ‘N Go

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JimLusk

By Rachel Galvin

Did you see the helicopter circling around Powerline Road and Hillsboro Boulevard on Sept. 17 around 8 p.m and wonder what was going on?

The Observer was on the scene watching about a half dozen police cars in the area so decided to investigate. It turns out it was a false alarm at the nearby Check ‘N Go, at 3628 W Hillsboro Blvd.”

One deputy said, “We got an alarm. The helicopter was there to check the roofs, which we can’t check [from the ground.]”

Nothing was stolen and everything appeared to be okay so they left the scene.


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Digging STOPPED – on old burial ground

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JimLusk

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By Diane Emeott

Evidence of 20 more coffins or graves has been found during the month of August on the Old Burial Ground property in Deerfield, according to Archaeologist Bob Carr of Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (AHC) on Monday.

“We didn’t find any additional human remains because we were not digging deep enough to uncover human remains.

“When we would see evidence of graves or coffins, we would stop and record the site, then move on to another location,” he explained.

“I think there were 20 coffin or grave stains – in addition to the other two – for a total of 22,” he said.

On June 5, skull fragments and coffin hardware were discovered while testing the 63rd anomaly. On July 15, leg bone fragments were also found at the site.

Carr said it will take at least a couple of weeks to compile a report that will be sent to State about the findings.

He said he expects the report to be sent by mid October.


Attorney Dwayne Dickerson, on behalf of property owner Rob Kassab, announced Sept. 9 that archaeological digging was being suspended on 3.1 acres of a 5.85-gross-acre parcel of land — slated for development by D.R. Horton into 69 high quality, two-story town homes to be called Village Park.

The owner voluntarily and temporarily suspended the archaeological survey on Sept. 10 in order to work with the City of Deerfield Beach to explore options for the State to purchase the land and turn it back over to the City — which could than provide an opportunity for creation of a park or memorial, according to Todd Templin of Boardroom P.R. on Tuesday.

At the commission meeting, District 2 City Commissioner Gloria Battle requested an item to be added to the agenda regarding what she called the “Old Minority Cemetery” at SE 2 Avenue and SE 5 Court.

“Most of you know I was very much against building on that property, and I still am against it,” Battle said.

Development can still occur outside the 3.1 acres where the Old Burial Ground was located.

“Development will move forward on the remaining 2.7 acres of Mr. Kassab’s land,” said Templin.

“If the State agrees to buy the 3 acres, it’s not going to be developed,” said Mayor Jean Robb. “Could they also give it to the city, as well as the funds to maintain it?” she asked.

“We are doing this with the support of the city, the county and even members of the State Legislature,” said Dickerson.

“What if the State doesn’t see things our way? What then?” asked District 3 City Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig.

“Mr.Kassab is still the owner of the property. He has the right to develop it, if he chooses. However, we think this is an opportunity to make everyone as happy as possible,” said Dickerson.

Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said, “In my opinion, Mr. Kassab should donate this property to the city without seeking any money for it. “You shouldn’t develop it. I don’t want any taxpayer dollars going to recompense what was a bad business decision,” he said.

“Two faulty studies have come forward that have turned out to be ridiculous,” Ganz added — referring to a January 1986 study by Florida Atlantic University before Kassab purchased the property in March 1986, and a 2004-05 study by Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (AHC) for Deerfield Beach Historical Society.

AHC has also been conducting the 2015 archaeological survey, using the latest Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Since May 19, Advanced Archaeology, an independent firm hired by the city to oversee the project, has been monitoring the work of AHC.

Battle said, “I totally am in support of what the Vice Mayor said, but I am of a differing opinion. You all have been very forthright with the community,” she said to Dickerson. “I request that my fellow commissioners vote with me to direct the City Manager to explore funding to purchase the property.”

“We may not get this funding [funding from the State],” she added.

“Shouldn’t we wait for a decision from State before taking any action?” asked the Mayor.

“I feel they have a very valid case for going to State to give the city the money to purchase it and for maintenance,” she added later.

City Attorney Andy Maurodis reminded the commission, “Basically, we authorized a site plan for that property, which basically takes away our right to restrict development on it.”

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Aquatic Center pool pumps damaged by lightning

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JimLusk

The Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. The swimming pool pumps were struck by lightning during the overnight storms.

For more information, you may contact the Aquatic Center at 954-420-2263.

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Posted on 17 September 2015 by L.Moore

Deerfield Beach

Aug. 31: A bicycle was stolen from outside a residence at 283 SW 3 Ct.

Aug. 31: Two air-conditioning units were stolen from a home at 5351 NE 10 Ave.

Aug. 31: A vehicle was stolen from 4791 N. Dixie Hwy.

Aug. 31: Two vans parked at Coral Manor Apartments at 112 SE 10 St. were broken into. Five concrete saws and one compactor were stolen for a total estimated loss of $7,500.

Deerfield Beach – District 4

Sept. 11: An unknown suspect fraudulently opened an account at JP Morgan Chase Bank for $13,993.06 in the name of the victim and withdrew the same amount.

Sept. 11: A suspect entered an unlocked driver’s door at 290 Lock Rd. and stole unknown items.

Sept. 12: A bicycle was stolen from the front lawn at 23 Centennial Ct. in the Independence Bay development.

Sept. 13: Suspect smashed rear passenger side window of a car and removed the victim’s purse which was sitting on the car seat in the Shoppes of Hillsboro shopping center, 2247 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Aug. 11: Someone broke a window pane at a dock house at 2831 Marina Circle. The damage was $50.

Aug. 12: Someone entered two vehicles in a driveway at 4901 NE 27 Terr. and rummaged through the interiors. Nothing appeared to be taken.

Aug. 15: Two female subjects were observed taking $39.42 in items from a store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. They were apprehended outside the store.

Stay safe! Lock your doors and don’t leave anything visible in your car!

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Hit & Run — LHP

Posted on 13 September 2015 by JimLusk

IMG_5571By Rachel Galvin

At approximately 10 p.m. on Sept. 13,  there was a hit & run on Federal Highway in the southbound lane right south of 49 Street in Lighthouse Point. The victim was a local homeless man, Claude Michaud, 62. Firetrucks and police cars surrounded the scene.

A man was with his friend at McDonald’s and saw the scene unfold. He says a “green truck” hit the man, paused momentarily once he reached the corner and then drove off. BSO has expanded to look for all dark colored vehicles.

Another witness said, “I heard a noise, a screech, and I came around to get a parfait at McDonalds and that’s when I saw the body.”

They speculated over why the man might have driven away, saying he “could have had a case… look there are no lights here,” pointing to the street light above on the opposite side of the street. “But he drove off…”

They shared stories about the man they knew, speaking of him fondly, saying he never really bothered anyone; but he was arrested several times for trespassing. They said he would sleep behind the 7-11 or behind the wall just behind the nearby bus stop, but kept getting told he was not allowed to stay there.

Detectives are searching for the driver. Investigators urge anyone with information to contact BSO Detective Michael Kelliher at 954-321-4840. Anonymous tips can be made to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or



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Posted on 10 September 2015 by L.Moore

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

August 10: Three lottery tickets and $10 in loose change were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at 4410 block of NE 28 Ave.

August 11: Someone stole a briefcase valued at $300 and wallet valued at $70 from an unlocked vehicle during the night at 4231 NE 23 Ave. A credit card was used the following day.

August 15: Someone broke into a vehicle at 2211 NE 29 St. by smashing out a window. A MacBook Pro computer and case valued at $2,050 were stolen. Two subjects were seen looking into vehicles earlier in the day.

August 24: A woman reported her car stolen at 551 SW 12 Ct.

August 24: Family Dollar store at 924 S. Federal Hwy. reported that one woman and two men working together stole $53.50 worth of merchandise.

August 24: A victim of a robbery returned home at 3901 NW 9 Ave. and found that a television had been stolen.

August 26: A woman was observed stealing food from Publix at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

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Posted on 03 September 2015 by L.Moore

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


August 18: A man reported his bicycle stolen from 50 N Federal Hwy.

August 18: A man reported that his front right tire and rear right tire had been slashed at 35 SE 9 Ave.

August 19: Three men were observed stealing bottles of alcohol from Walgreens Liquor Store at 1041 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

August 19: An A/C diagnostic machine was stolen from a mechanic’s shop located in a building at 29 SE 10 St.


August 8: A male subject was spotted inside the residence at 3830 NE 25 Ave. and arrested. It was unknown if anything was taken.

August 9: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 2700 NE 49 St. and stole $10 in coins.

August 9: Four checks amounting to $10,000 were fraudulently cashed at 3600 N. Federal Hwy. The victim is unsure how the subjects obtained the account number.

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Posted on 27 August 2015 by L.Moore

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


August 9 A woman reported that a man stole her cell phone by suddenly snatching it at 249 SW 1 Terr.

August 11 A motorcycle was reported stolen from 4387 SW 10 Place.

August 11 A van was reported stolen from 4300 Crystal Lake Dr.

DEERFIELD – District 4

August 20 Criminal mischief took place in The Waterways at 1600 Waterways Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Security guard observed a vehicle parked at the clubhouse with a smashed rear window. The security guard was unable to determine if there were any items missing from inside.

August 20 Criminal Mischief occurred in Deer Pointe at 433 NW 36 Ave., Deerfield Beach. An unknown suspect broke a window on a vacant house.


August 8 A male subject was spotted inside the residence at 3830 NE 25 Ave. and arrested. It is unknown if anything was taken.

August 8 Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 2700 NE 49 St. and stole $10 in coins.

August 9 Four checks were fraudulently cashed amounting to $10,000 at the 3600 block of N. Federal Hwy. Victim is unsure how the subjects obtained the account number.

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