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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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 18 June 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 30 A Deer Creek home at 2178 Woodlands Way was entered, but the person left without taking anything.

June 1 A woman placed her purse on the beach at 2096 NE 2 St. She returned and found her wallet stolen.

June 4 A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Publix at 1337 S. Military Trail. The wallet contained $24, three credit cards and a Florida driver’s license.

June 5 Suspects entered a carport at 621 NW 38 St. and knocked down the resident of the home before fleeing.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 5 Residential burglary occurred in Starlight Cove at 656 NW 38 Terr., Deerfield Beach.

Victim advised BSO that he left a week ago for a business trip to Key Largo and when he returned, he discovered the place had been burglarized. The subject appeared to use the exterior water hose to smash the master bathroom window to gain entry into the home. Nothing appears to be missing at this time.

June 6 Auto theft took place in Pine Tree Apartments at 1711 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach.

Victim got home and parked her vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Accent, at approximately 8 p.m. She went to leave again at 9 p.m. and noticed that the vehicle was gone.

June 7 Criminal mischief was reported in The Waterways at 1470 SW 45 Way, Deerfield Beach.

The homeowner advised BSO that an unknown person threw a rock and broke the front bedroom window.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 11 June 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 25 It was reported that a bicycle was stolen from 286 SW 1 Terr.

May 25 A man reported that a man he knew stole his car from 1300 Green Rd.

May 26 A home on the 300 block of NW 7 Court was broken into and a gun, costume jewelry, laptop computers, an iPad and other electronics were stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 27 Residential burglary took place in Deer Point, at 602 NE 36 St., Deerfield Beach. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry through the rear kitchen window. The alarm was activated and the suspect(s) left out of the front door.

May 28 Theft occurred in the area of Super Target (Hobby Lobby), at 3555 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Subject was arrested for stealing $100 from an employee of Hobby Lobby.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

May 15 Someone stole a handicapped parking dashboard placard from the victim’s vehicle that was left unlocked overnight in front of his residence at 4133 NE 21Terr.

May 19 Someone vandalized a new bridge railing at 2200 NE 38 St. Damage was $500.

May 23 Someone stole a purse from a victim at 3722 N. Federal Hwy. She didn’t realize it was missing until she received five text messages from American Express that her card had been used in the amount of $1,373. Another charge amounting to $700 was declined. She believes she was bumped into by a male subject and he may have taken it.

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Rapa Nui Reef sinking

Posted on 07 June 2015 by JimLusk

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Before sinking, June 7, off Deerfield’s pier.

By Rachel Galvin

On Sunday, June 7, a large crowd gathered on Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier to get a glimpse of the Rapa Nui Reef being sunk. This public art project consisting of 15 Moai heads, molded after the statues found in Easter Island made by the ancient Polynesian people, had made its trek from Stuart, FL and found its way down the Intracoastal Waterway on Friday to dock at Two Georges before heading to the Atlantic for the sinking.

The Rapa Nui Reef was created by artist Dennis MacDonald following the vision of benefactor Margaret Blume.

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After sinking, June 7, off Deerfield’s pier.

When the reef went down, with the barge it sat upon, it appeared to tip over. It appears to have ended up upside down at the bottom with some of the statues breaking off. It is unknown what type of repairs will be attempted at this time.

Boats surrounded the barge to capture the excitement and divers videotaped below. (To find out more about how the barge was sunk, read Nautical Views in this week’s paper).

The event on the end of the pier was emceed by Jim “Chiefy” Mathie and several dignitaries spoke, including Mayor Jean Robb, who declared it Margaret Blume day, Commissioners Joe Miller (Dist. 1), Gloria Battle (Dist. 2), Richard Rosenzweig (Dist. 3) and Vice Mayor Bill Ganz (Dist. 4), as well as County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Marti McGeary, 2nd vice president  of The Woman’s Club.

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The Rapa Nui Reef comes down the Intracoastal, Friday, June 5, toward Two Georges in Deerfield Beach.

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Steve Scaggs, owner of Two Georges, stands next to Arlinton Pavan, owner of Dixie Divers (seated), at fundraiser at Two Georges Saturday, June 6.

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Artist Dennis MacDonald with his Rapa Nui Reef, Friday, June 5.

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Special themed drink–Naked Moai, was available this weekend at Two Georges and other local locales.

The weekend was filled with activities, including a Pier Clean-Up by Dixie Divers (and Arlinton Pavan, who was instrumental in finding the barge, as well as supervising, coordinating and videotaping the sinking), a fundraiser for Public Art at Two Georges on Saturday night, including a silent auction and dinner, as well as a Moai ice sculpture. The restaurant even served a special drink for the occasion, the Naked Moai, with Naked Turtle Rum, Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Water. Their Happy Hour on Friday was also popular. The Woman’s Club, who sponsored the event, also sold T-Shirts to benefit Public Art.

SEE MORE PICS in this week’s paper.

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Jim “Chiefy” Mathie emcees at sinking event Sunday, June 7.

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Marti McGeary, president of The Woman’s Club, presents benefactor Margaret Blume with a thank you and a plaque, Saturday, June 6.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 04 June 2015 by L.Moore

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

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 19 A woman reported her home at 81 NE 7 St. entered and burglarized.

May 19 A woman reported her purse stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked at 3850 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

May 20 It was reported that a mini-van parked at 401 S. Powerline Rd. was entered and a purse with $50, an ATM card and documents were stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 26 Conveyance burglary took place in the Gates of Hillsboro at 4001 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. BSO responded to a burglary to a vehicle.

May 26 Theft – Retail/ Shoplifting occurred in Deerfield Mall at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. The subject stole four packages of bacon. Total loss was $25.46. The subject had 18 prior retail theft felony convictions.

May 26 Theft – Retail/ Shoplifting was reported in Deerfield Mall at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Suspect walked into Publix and concealed $29.55 of merchandise in her purse and proceeded to walk past all points of sale. The suspect was detained and the merchandise was recovered.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

May 13 A victim went to the police department at 2061 NE 26 St. to report that someone used his identity to open an account and changed his address to a residence in Davie.

May 14 A subject stole $38.62 worth of groceries at a store located at 2460 N. Federal Hwy. and fled into an awaiting vehicle.

May 14 The victim said she was distracted by her two children and noticed her purse was missing after she drove away from 3700 N. Federal Hwy. The purse contained a wallet with credit cards, and other items. Loss was $160.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 28 May 2015 by L.Moore

DEERFIELD BEACH

May 10 It was reported that a person attempted forced entry to the front door of Hair Cuttery at 3857 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

May 11 Someone broke into a work vehicle at 312 NE 44 St. and stole $600 worth of copper wire.

May 11 A man reported that someone entered his car at 1011 S. Powerline Rd. and stole a cell phone.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 25 Residential burglary occurred in Pine Tree Apartments at 1701 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. Victim advised BSO that the unknown subject entered her apartment over night and stole $300.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

May 8 A subject took a golf cart owned by a car dealer at 2800 N. Federal Hwy. for a joy ride. The cart is valued at $1,000.

May 8 Someone stole a license plate off a Ford F-150 truck that was parked at 2460 N. Federal Hwy.

May 10 The victim said his wallet was either lost or stolen while he was at a gas station at 4900 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was $25.

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Sketch of assailant who attacked woman in Deerfield released

Posted on 22 May 2015 by JimLusk

15-5-14aDetectives are releasing a rendering of one of the three suspects wanted for the brutal attack of a 61-year-old disabled woman who was alone in her Deerfield Beach home. The suspects walked in through a sliding glass door and demanded jewelry and credit cards. They threatened to kill her pets if she didn’t comply, and they carried with them heartbreaking proof that they were serious – two of her kittens they had killed outside. Investigators are searching for a white male with shoulder length dirty blonde hair and blue eyes.

The intruders, wearing hooded sweatshirts, gloves and Halloween masks, became aggressive when she told them she didn’t have much to steal. The woman is hardly able to walk because of a debilitating illness and often uses a walker. The intruders threw her down, and she landed on a table and hit the floor. They ransacked her house and used shards of broken glass to cut her face, arm and abdomen, all while demanding valuables. At one point, her house dress fell open and they sprayed paint on her body.

They took only a small, grey safe with her medication inside, as well as the two dead kittens in a paper bag. She later told Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives that the ordeal lasted between 30 and 60 minutes and that two of the men were inside the house and a third waited outside. One was a short, white male who spoke proper English and wore a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt. The second was taller and spoke with a Spanish accent. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt. Both wore Halloween masks and gloves and seemed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

The victim was treated for superficial cuts and bruises and released from North Broward Health Medical Center Thursday but returned to the hospital Friday for further treatment. BSO detectives are asking for the public’s help. If anyone knows anything about this crime, please call Det. Vincent Coldwell at (954) 321-4270 or report anonymous information to Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.

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Swim instructor arrested for sexual abuse

Posted on 21 May 2015 by JimLusk

dearagonBroward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives are looking for any additional victims of a Deerfield Beach swim instructor who sexually assaulted two young students during their swimming lessons.

Francisco De Aragon sexually assaulted a swim student during the 11 a.m. lesson on May 19 at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center. At the 11:30 a.m. class on the same day, De Aragon sexually assaulted and molested a second victim. SVU detectives arrested De Aragon on May 20 on two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 12 and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Detectives are asking any additional victims to contact BSO SVU Detective Keith Gittens
at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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