| February, 2012

Barricaded man kills two people and himself, critically wounds two more at Deerfield R.V. Park

Posted on 10 February 2012 by LeslieM


  • Adult male (DECEASED)
  • One male child. Age 9 (DECEASED)
  • Adult female (INJURED)
  • Male child. Age 7 (INJURED)


  • adult male (DECEASED)

Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) investigators are trying to determine why a man fatally shot another man Thursday night, Feb. 9 at a quiet Deerfield Beach R.V. park before he barricaded himself inside an R.V. and attempted to kill his family. When BSO SWAT medics were able to get inside the R.V., they found the suspect and a 9-year-old boy dead. A woman and a 7-year-old boy were critically injured.

The bizarre ordeal, which lasted more than seven hours, started around 6:20 p.m. BSO was called to the Highland Woods R.V. Park after someone reported a shooting with a possible injured person. When deputies arrived, they saw a man lying unresponsive on the pavement. Inside a nearby R.V.just feet away from the victim, the suspected shooter said he was holding a woman hostage and that he would kill her if they approached. Initially unable to get to the injured man on the ground, deputies tried to convince the suspect to release the hostage and surrender peacefully. He refused. SWAT paramedics successfully extracted the shooting victim from the scene and determined that he had died from his injuries.

Around 7:30 p.m., a woman emerged from the R.V. unharmed. She told detectives that the suspect’s wife and two sons were with him. For hours, the SWAT Team tried to make contact with the suspect, to no avail. All the while, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue paramedics were staged nearby in the event injured hostages would need medical attention. The SWAT Team, with the help of Coral Springs Police Dept.’s SWAT Team, made entry around 1:30 a.m. Friday and discovered the victims. SWAT medics and BSFR paramedics rendered aid to the injured woman and boy before transporting them to North Broward Medical Center and Broward General Medical Center, respectively. Both were in critical condition. BSO Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating to determine what circumstances led to the attacks. They believe the suspect was a stranger to the shooting victim.


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Kitchen Kommandos commandeer a win!

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

Quiet Waters Robotics team wins South FlL Regional Competition.

By Rachel Galvin

Fifth grade Quiet Waters Elementary teacher Maryellen Pinzon has been coaching First Lego League (FLL) Robotics team for the past eight years and time and again, her kids come home with oversized trophies for their accomplishments. Recently, this year’s team, the Kitchen Kommandos won the South Florida FLL Regional Competition at Mc Nichol Middle School. This was the second Champion’s Award they received. In addition, they were invited to compete at the Florida State Championships on Feb. 26 at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne. They will be one of 48 teams asked to compete out of 450 teams total.

At their first competition, they won the 1st Place Champions Award. That event was held at Crystal Lake Middle School. They competed against 18 other teams.

The First Lego League is an international competition that has over 20,000 teams in over 61 countries. It is for elementary and middle school students, grades 4-8. The students create robots who can move, pick up items and complete certain tasks. Each year, the contest focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences. Students work out solutions to the various problems they are given. Then they meet for regional tournaments to share their know-ledge, compare ideas and run their robots.

This year’s theme was “Food Factor” and dealt with the science of keeping food safe.

The Kitchen Kommandos are competing for a Global Innovation award for their Glove Factor invention. This invention helps keep gloves used by food service employees sanitary by creating a vacuum chamber that inflates the gloves, allowing employees to insert their hands without touching the outside of the gloves. It also helps keep gloves sterile for the medical field. Help them win. Visit http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/glove_
factor to cast your vote for this local team!

The Robotics team meets every afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Pinzon volunteers to coach the team after school.

“I do not get paid for the time I put in. I just love the ideals of the program and the Core Values instilled in my students/team. They learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork. Of course, I love a good competition.”

She said the most rewarding part is that high schoolers come back to mentor the program.

“I have them [the students] for one school year and then they go to middle school and compete against me for three years! However, I have high school mentors who were on my team when they were in 5th grade. One is a senior applying to MIT. One is a sophomore. Two are freshman. Mentors come on Fridays, our official meeting day.”

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Deerfield Beach receives smart growth technical assistance from the U.S. EPA and National Complete Streets Coalition

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

Public invited to reception and presentation on Feb. 15 at Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

The City of Deerfield Beach was recently selected as one of 15 communities nationwide— and the only city in Florida—to receive Smart Growth America’s free smart growth technical assistance, which includes training with a smart growth expert from the National Complete Streets Coalition.

The technical assistance was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.

What are “Complete Streets” and Complete Streets policies?

Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.

Adopting a Complete Streets policy for the city’s roadways means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists – making Deerfield Beach a better place to live.  This is the second award for technical assistance that the City of Deerfield Beach has received in less than a year through the EPA’s Building Blocks program.

The first award was in April 2011 for Using Smart Growth to Produce Fiscal and Economic Health. Input from public meetings resulted in a memo from the EPA, with recommendations on next steps for applying Smart Growth Principles in Deerfield Beach.

Mayor Peggy Noland believes that Complete Streets planning is coming to Deerfield Beach at the right time. “We have seen major roadway improvement projects on Hillsboro Boulevard and the Dixie Flyover, and plans have been underway for several years to improve State Road A1A. A Complete Streets policy will assure us that our community’s roadway objectives are kept in the forefront as new projects come online, ensuring a better and safer quality of life in Deerfield Beach.

Two Complete Streets events will be held at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, at 2096 NE 2 Street.

[  ] On Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the public is invited and encouraged to attend a Complete Streets reception and presentation to learn more about Smart Growth and Complete Streets principles. The reception is sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Complimentary parking will be available in the Wyndham’s parking lot, located just south of the hotel, at the corner of NE 20th Terrace and NE 1st Street.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., a Complete Streets Policy Development Workshop will be held as part of the technical assistance grant provided by Smart Growth America (through funding from the EPA) and sponsored by the National Complete Streets Coalition. The public is welcome to attend the workshop, however input will be limited to decision makers, community stakeholders and city staff. At the end of the workshop, the instructors will help the city develop strategic next steps based on the community’s opportunities and strengths. For more information about the Complete Streets presentations and workshop, contact Chief Planner Amanda Martinez at amartinez@deerfield-beach.com or 954-480-4208. For more information on Complete Streets, visit www.completestreets.org.

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Super Bowl XLVI

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

By Scott Morganroth

The New York Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots sent shock waves to the rest of the NFL.

Just get in the playoffs and play your best football in December and January, as they became the first team in NFL history to lose seven games and win a Super Bowl.

The Giants were 7-7 in December and made it to the playoffs by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 to clinch the NFC East Title in the final week of the season, finishing at 9-7.

By winning the division title, New York earned a home game and dispatched the Atlanta Falcons 24-2 in the opening round. Atlanta’s only points came off a safety.

Ironically, the Giants’ first points in the Super Bowl were the result of a safety.

The Giants took their act on the road as they defeated 15-1 Green Bay 37-20 in the second game of the tournament in frigid Lambeau Field. They prevented Packers MVP QB Aaron Rogers from leading Green Bay to its second straight Super Bowl Championship.

The NFC Championship Game would be hosted by the 13-3 San Francisco 49’ers. But the Giants wouldn’t be affected by the three-hour difference in time zone as they earned a 20-17 overtime victory.

What would it take for New York to win the Super Bowl over the 13-3 New England Patriots?

It would take an MVP Performance by Giants QB Eli Manning as he threw for 296 yards and one touchdown. Manning became the fifth player in Super Bowl History to win two MVP Awards and he accomplished that twice against the New England Patriots.

This MVP came in the stadium that his brother Peyton built – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Giants played good defense. They sacked Patriots QB Tom Brady twice and forced him to throw one interception.

In the end, this Super Bowl rematch of four years ago would be decided in the final minute as the Giants got a
late touchdown by Ahmad Bradshaw, a play designed to set up a field goal. However, he inadvertently backed in and scored. This play will go down as one of the classic endings in Super Bowl history.

Eli Manning’s legacy has now been cemented as a two-time Super Bowl Champion. With two Super Bowl rings, he owns family bragging rights over Peyton.

Following Sunday night’s game, the Giants have defeated the Patriots three consecutive times – including two Super Bowl triumphs and a 24-20 regular season win in New England on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

More importantly, the Giants Super Bowl victory sends a message to the entire sports world.

“Don’t worry about the win-loss regular season record. Just qualify for the post-season.”

As long as a team peaks in the playoffs, that’s all that matters. You can bet every coach in every sport on all levels will use the Giants’ improbable underdog ride as motivation to inspire players to win a championship.

That’s what will make Super Bowl XLVI stand out for years to come.

Scott Morganroth can be reached at www.scottsports33.com.

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Crime Watch

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM


Feb. 2 A man reported that he left the windows of his home at 1180 SE 6 Ave. open to air out the home after a fire. The man reported that someone entered the home and stole $750 worth of electronics.

Feb. 3 A man reported that his car was stolen from the parking lot of the Lakes Apartment Complex at 1080 S.Military Trail.

Feb. 3 It was reported that a car parked at 100 SE 21 Ave., the Main Beach parking lot, was broken into. Stolen was $30 from a wallet, and a cell phone.

Feb. 4 A woman reported that her car parked at 100 SE 21 Ave., the Main Beach parking lot, was broken into and a purse and $20 were stolen.

Feb. 4 A woman reported that her home at 1421 NW 45 St. was entered through an unlocked door and a laptop computer was stolen.

Feb. 4 A man was arrested and charged with a narcotics felony at 100 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The man was stopped for a traffic violation. A search of his car revealed crack cocaine under the driver’s seat.

Feb. 5 A man reported that he left his wallet at the customer service area at the Super Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. A video showed that a woman placed the wallet in her bag. Loss included credit cards and a driver’s license.

Feb. 5 It was reported that a home at 614 SE 12 Ave. was entered and a laptop computer and $200 were stolen.


DEERFIELD — District 4

Feb. 2 Conveyance burglary was reported at the Mobil Station, 1200 W. Hillsboro Blvd. around 5:30 p.m.
While victim was pumping gas, witness observed a black male reach into victim’s vehicle and remove her purse. Subject entered a black Hyundai. Area was checked with negative results, video was available. Vehicle was registered to Enterprise Rental in Coconut Creek. Victim reported total loss of credit cards and $250 in cash.

Feb. 2 Residential burglary arrest was made in Highland Meadows Estates, NW 54 St. During an ongoing investigation, arrestee was identified as the suspect in multiple residential burglaries which occurred July-September 2011 in Highland Meadows Estates Mobile Home Park.

Suspect entered the mobile homes via window or door. Once inside, he would eat and drink the victims’ food. He also stole several large flat-screen televisions, a handgun and other miscellaneous property. Several witnesses were able to provide specific details about these incidents. DNA collected resulted in a positive match for the suspect.

Battery Bandits Caught!

BSO deputies arrested two suspects in connection with multiple battery thefts along the Powerline Road corridor.  An alert deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one used in several burglaries in January 2012.  The suspects were subsequently stopped with several batteries in the rear of the vehicle.  Investigation resulted in the resolution of cases in other jurisdictions as well.


If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call 911.



Jan. 31 Police responded to a delayed theft involving two cell phones at Shekinah Missionary Church at 5360 N. Federal Hwy. A man stole two cell phones. The man admitted to stealing the cell phones and the cell phones were returned to the victims. Victims declined to prosecute the man.

Feb.1 A man reported his unlocked car parked at 2846 NE 35 Court was entered. An iPhone charger, iPhone earphone and $65 were stolen.

Feb. 1 A man reported that his car parked at 2541 NE 32 Court was entered. A briefcase containing paperwork, $3,500 and horse medication was stolen. Also a backpack containing a computer was stolen. The man reported that another car at the same address was entered and $25 in change, two pairs of sunglasses and 10 DVDs were stolen.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

Reader’s faith rewarded

Dear Editor:

I had one of those warm experiences where my faith and hope in people was rewarded. A young mother and two lovely little girls appeared at my door with my wallet. They had found it where I was sitting at a local mall. The mom took it upon herself to find my address by Googling on her smart phone and made her way to our gated community, at some kind of inconvenience to her, and presented me with the wallet. She is a good person. Her lovely children were schooled beyond mere words on doing the right thing. She is society’s hero. Her daughter noticed my Korean War discharge and demonstrated what they have learned in her school about Veterans and service to country. God bless that family.

Donald J. Butler

16 Keswick A, Deerfield Beach


Support for Cub Scouts

Dear Editor:

As the new Cub Scout Master of Deerfield Pack 119, I am trying my hardest to revive this pack. We have a solid core of good kids and parents, but, because we are new, we basically have no funds. We wanted to use the pavilion in the Villages of Hillsboro Park to do a fun day on the basics of camping. We put in a request to city commissioners to have the $116 fee waived. This request was denied.

Upon hearing this, Chad [Brocato], the Fire Chief, who is also President of the Kiwanis Club, stepped up, without even being asked, and paid the fee for the Pack. Representatives from Keith and Associates were also at the meeting and were dismayed as well that the request was denied.

They, in turn, then wrote a check to the Kiwanis to reimburse them!

There is no way I can adequately express how thankful I am to both of these associations. It is so nice to hear of support and endorsement of the Scouts. It is a wonderful organization that truly teaches life skills that will benefit both the boys and the communities they live in.

I just wanted to publicly thank both of these groups for their extreme kindness and generosity.

Sal Biviano

Deerfield Beach


If any boys, 6-17, would like to get involved in Scouts, they can call me at 954-675-5683. Thank you!

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FLICKS: The Iron Lady and The Conquest

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


It is almost a year since Navy Seal Team 6 killed terrorist Osama bin Laden. Rival studios plan to produce a film about the Seal Team 6 mission, with release dates projected to be around election day in November. It is nothing new for Hollywood to release films promoting Democratic leaders (The Contender in 2000, Fahrenheit 9/11, in 2004, W in 2008) at the expense of Republican leadership.

With the exception of W and John F. Kennedy’s heroics in PT 109, most politic biopics like The Iron Lady are produced after the political leader is out of power.

From the leadership of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan, the world became a better place 30 years ago. Given current affairs, young people today should review this conservative lesson from recent history. When Thatcher proposes politically unpopular choices in budget cuts, she is vilified. Sound familiar?

Sadly, The Iron Lady is a flick that fears teaching a history lesson regarding Thatcher. While Meryl Streep is picture perfect as the title character, the perception of The Iron Lady is from a screenplay suffering from dementia. The framing story involves the widow Thatcher and her delusional conversations with her late husband, Denis (Jim Broad-bent, who seems to be recreating his Oscar-winning role from Iris, a better drama about celebrity dementia).

For the next 105 minutes, the film becomes unstuck in time; we see young Margaret as storekeeper’s daughter, followed by various scenes of Mrs. Thatcher arguing in the House of Commons. These individual scenes vary in quality of short storytelling. Streep gives a great performance, but The Iron Lady deserved better.

The Conquest deals with current Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and the rise of conservatism in France. Politically, Sarkozy (Denis Podalydès) brings a fresh perspective to the bureaucratic decay of the French political system. Personally, Sarkozy does not know if his wife will be with him on election night. This film succeeds in presenting the double-headed dragon of public and private life.

It opens with the disclaimer that “this is a work of fiction based on public records.” Thus, the ticket buyer becomes the jury and the movie producers – the attorney. With one side of the story being presented in biopics like The Conquest and The Iron Maiden, one wonders if there will be time for rebuttal in the movies.

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Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation’s Art and Photographic Judged Show

Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Skolnick Civic Center, 800 SW 36 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Public invited. Artists present. Winners announced, prizes given at reception. Light refreshments served. Display up until Feb. 29. 954-786-4590.


Meeting on Pompano Urban Area improvements

Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center

520 Hammondville Rd., (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.), Deerfield Beach, FL 33060

Discussion on land-use, zoning changes for Downtown Pompano (discussion on streetscape improvements and upgraded pedestrian connectivity plans for MLK Jr. Boulevard – Feb.16, 6 p.m.). 954-467-6822.


Florida Renaissance Festival

Saturday, Feb. 11, Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to Sunset

Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Opening weekend theme: Celtic Irish – Kiss the Blarney Stone. $20-adults/$7-children ages 6 to 11, 5 and under – FREE. www.ren-fest.com or 954-776-1642.


Miles for Meso

• Saturday, Feb. 11

Symposium, 3 p.m.

Hilton, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

• Sunday, Feb. 12

Pre-registration: 6 a.m., race: 7:30 a.m.

8K Run & 2 Mile Tribute Walk

Spanish River Park, 3001 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Proceeds benefit Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Symposium features speakers, including keynote speaker Dr. Raja M. Flores from Mount Sinai Medical Center. Race info: 561-361-1950. RSVP for symposium – mesosurvivor@aol.com or 954-303-5960.


DB Green Market

Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Cove Shopping Center, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Sweetheart’s Day theme. 954-480-4430 or www.DeerfieldBeachGreenMarket.com.


“Music in the Park”

Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

FREE. Florida Youth Orchestra performs contemporary and classical music. Bring blanket or chair (chairs available for $2 rent, benefits Boca Raton Police Explorers), food available for purchase. 561-393-7827.


Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 32nd anniversary dinner

Sunday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach Synagogue, 202 Century Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Gala smorgasbord/ dinner honors Toby & Seymour Kleiman and Ina & Dick Ciocca, “Aishes Chayi Awardee,” Lenore Schelew. Reservations: 954-571-3904


DB Democratic Club meets

Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Century Village Activity Center, 3501 West Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Speaker: Broward County, Vice Mayor, Kristin Jacobs. Blood Pressures taken, 6 p.m, sell gold. Refreshments served.  954-415-5658.


Pompano Beach Garden Club meeting

Monday, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Program: “Native Plants for your Garden,” presented by Diane Guidry, Naturescape of Broward County. Open to public. Refreshments served. 954-943-2699.


A night of music to remember

Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Deerfield Country Club, Christine’s on the Green, 50 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Music and entertainment, including Petar Kecenovici, a master cellist who is in town performing with Andrea Bocelli, and Debi Incandela, a singer. Full bar and select menu. $10 at door helps 22-year-old fighting for life after motorcycle accident. 954-427-4400.


Valentine’s Day event NE Focal Point Senior Center

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 to 11 a.m.

227 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Ink Spots–Generations with The Shambala Band. All welcome. 954-480-4449.


AARP Driver Safety Program

Thursday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Save money, earn discount on insurance. For seniors 50 yrs +. $14/$12-AARP members. Limited space, reservations required. 954-480-4447.

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Love and marriage

Posted on 09 February 2012 by LeslieM

“Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.” Yes, I know, you might be surprised that this rabbi is writing about Valentine’s Day. After all, many people believe that Valentine’s Day is about a saint.

So, why do I feel so comfortable writing about st. Valentine’s Day? Because I happen to know that the original holiday was a Jewish one. That’s right, it was originally called, “Val and Stein’s Day.”

You are probably not aware of the legend of “Val and Stein’s Day.” This may well be because it is something that I recently created, but many people I have shared it with tell me they love the idea, and isn’t love what this day, and every day for that matter, is all about?

The name Val is a French form of the name, Vail, but it can also be a shortened form of the name, Valentine. The name Valentine has a meaning. It refers to someone who is strong. There are several Hebrew equivalents to this. One is Abir, which means, hero, as in “my hero,” and who among us haven’t heard someone in love refer to their soulmate as their hero.

Another Hebrew equivalent is the name Gavriel, which means, “G-d is my strength.” I guess on “Val and Stein’s Day,” we should remember that it is G-d who gives us the ability, the strength to be loving and kind. It is also G-d who gives us the ability to express our love in so many wondrous ways.

In fact, our tradition goes on to say that there are three partners in a marriage – the husband, the wife and, can you guess who the third one is? That’s right, G-d! And, the tradition says the same in regard to a birth as there is the mother, the father and … you guessed it … G-d!

Another Hebrew equivalent to the name Valentine that might give you a bang (pun intended) is the name Uzi. Most of you are probably familiar with the weapon made famous by the Israel Defense Forces, but you should know that the name Uzi means my strength and who among us who has known the joy of love has not had times when our partner has been our strength and times when we have been theirs.

Now, let’s get to the name Stein. As you are well aware, a stein is a large mug used for holding things. On “Val and Stein’s Day,” let this be a reminder to the verse “May your cup of joy overflow,” and that is exactly what true love can do for you; it can make your joy overflowing.

Sometime, in the distant past, someone came up with turning “Val and Stein’s Day” into “ValandStein’s Day,” which, soon became forever known as Valentine’s Day. But I think the idea of merging the two lovers Val and Stein together as one teaches us a very important lesson about love.

Love is a merging of two halves into one whole. May you all come to know the miracle of meeting your other half and becoming one.


With lots of love, Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Ezring


Rabbi Ezring is a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and serves in this capacity in a number of Health Care settings in the area including Advocate Home Care Services and L’Chayim Jewish Hospice in Partnership with Catholic Hospice of Broward County.

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Crime Watch

Posted on 02 February 2012 by LeslieM


Jan. 27 It was reported that an unknown person stole three computer towers from desks at Sheraton Cable Corporation at 1015 W. Newport Dr.

Jan. 27 A woman reported that her home at 260 NE 44 St. was burglarized. She said the kitchen window and her dresser drawers were open. She did not know if anything was stolen.

Jan. 27 It was reported that a mountain bike was stolen from a walkway at a 90 NE 19 Ave. Bike was valued at $2,000.

Jan. 28 It was reported that a residence at 821 NE 44 St. was entered and an air compressor, a popcorn machine and spray painter were stolen.

Jan. 29 An unknown suspect broke into a vehicle parked at 1250 SW 11 Way. The person stole an iPod, $110, a Foot Locker gift card and a bank card. Card was used  in West Palm Beach for a $126 purchase.

Jan. 29 A man reported his car, parked at 525 E. Sample Rd., was entered and a Black Taurus .38 Special was stolen.


DEERFIELD — District 4

Jan. 20 Residential burglary was reported in Deer Creek at 2231 Woodlands Way. between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Victim reported subject entered residence by prying open the front door and stole jewelry, an X-Box gaming system, laptop computer and $2,500 in cash. Scene was processed.

Jan. 24 Residential burglary attempt was reported in Deer Creek at 1975 Hollows Trail at 9:52 a.m. Victim said he heard knocking at the front door but didn’t answer. After the knocking stopped, his wife heard the kitchen window opening and shouted. The patio screen door was propped open. Pry marks were noticed on the kitchen window. No entry was made.

Battery Thefts in Powerline Corridor Over the past few days, batteries have been stolen from 18 vehicles along the Powerline Road corridor. Video surveillance showed a red, late 1990s model Chevrolet pick-up truck, with an extended cab with nerf bars and a possible white/male as the passenger.


If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call 911.



Jan. 23 A man reported his truck stolen from 2901 NE 53 St.

Jan. 23 A man reported the theft of tires and rims from his vehicle parked at 2721 NE 48 St. Loss was estimated at $1,200.

Jan. 24 A man reported to police that he lost his passport at 3700 N. Federal Hwy.

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