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Three suspects arrested in Coral Springs teen murder

The Coral Springs Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection to the death of 17 year-old Santiago Agudelo that occurred on December 28, 2010. Eugene Peterson 18, of Coral Springs, Michael Cottrell 20, also of Coral Springs and Kyle Wilcox 18, of Margate were arrested late yesterday evening and are being charged with first-degree [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Statewide Grand Jury Makes Anti-Corruption Recommendations in First Interim Report

The Office of Statewide Prosecution today released the first Interim Report of the 19th Statewide Grand Jury on Public Corruption. The report outlines legislative changes that are recommended to strengthen existing civil and criminal laws to combat public corruption in the State of Florida. “The Cadets at our nation’s military academies swear an oath to [...]

December 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Miramar resident, middle school teacher arrested for child porn

Garcia, Charlie

A computer information technology employee at a Miami-Dade County middle school was arrested Dec. 17 after a South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigation uncovered multiple images of child pornography on Garcia’s laptop computer. ICAC Detectives from Boynton Beach and Toronto contacted the South Florida ICAC Task Force, in November after discovering [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale doctor pleads guilty in federal corruption charges

A Florida physician plead guilty on Dec. 9, 2010, in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale,  for his role in a fraud scheme involving lobbying and fund raising for political candidates and organizations, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Alan D. Mendelsohn, 52, of Broward County, Fla., pleaded guilty today [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Miramar Man Arrested and Charged in Armed Bank Robbery

Jesse Gregg, 26, of Miramar, (photo unavailable) was arrested without incident yesterday evening by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with an armed bank robbery. On November 23, 2010 Gregg was charged in a criminal complaint with armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and with [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Miami,Miramar | Read More »

Body parts found on the banks of a Dania canal

A used auto parts employee discovered human body parts Sunday morning while cleaning the bank of the Dania Cut-Off Canal. Shortly after 11 a.m. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 800 block of Old Griffin Rd. after an employee from Millions of Parts said he found what appeared to be a human head. The [...]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Latest news,Local news | Read More »


TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory following the arrest of David Lewalski for his alleged involvement in Botfly, a $30 million investment fraud scheme.  Lewalski was detained by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) last Thursday. “I am pleased that David Lewalski has been arrested for his alleged role in the [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

Armed robbers pistol-whip Pembroke Park shop owner

Two violent masked men brandishing guns repeatedly pistol-whipped a clerk Monday evening as they robbed The Food Store in Pembroke Park. Surveillance video captured the aggressive criminals, who wore dark clothing, dark skull caps and white masks, bursting through the front door past a startled customer. One robber jumped over the counter and forced the [...]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Pembroke Park | Read More »

BSO confiscates over 5,000 pipes, bongs at Swap Shop

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Acting on complaints from parents, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized more than five thousand items of drug paraphernalia from the Swap Shop. Enforcing federal drug paraphernalia laws (U.S. Code Title 21, Section 863), the BSO Pompano Beach Selective Enforcement Team and Strategic Investigations Division and ICE agents conducted surveillance [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderhill,Local news | Read More »

Attorney General McCollum Announces Multistate Effort to Reign in Mortgage Servicers for Deceptive and Unfair Practices

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced last week an  on-going effort to reign in mortgage servicers and protect Floridians from  purported deceptive and unfair practices. Attorney General McCollum, along  with 48 other Attorneys General, are part of a multistate effort to stop  mortgage loan servicers from allegedly submitting affidavits or signing  notices that appear to have [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

12-year-old shot in face dies; teen suspect gets new charges

Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti shows the cache of weapons Jose Torres had under his bed.

A 12-year-old boy shot earlier this week has died from his injuries, and the 17-year-old suspect now faces new charges. Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives were informed that Anthony Alejandre, 12, was declared dead at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, at Broward General Medical Center. On Monday, October 11, BSO deputies responded to the shooting [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Deerfield Beach,Local news | Read More »

Another Broward School Board member arrested


Another local official has been arrested on corruption charges. On Monday morning, Broward state attorney Michael Satz obtained warrants for the arrest for Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft and her husband Mitch Kraft. Both are facing charges of unlawful compensation, bribery, official misconduct and conspiracy and turned themselves in at the Broward County Jail [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Schools | Read More »

Body found floating offshore Port Everglades

A local fisherman discovered a body floating approximately four miles off shore near Port Everglades Saturday morning. Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the unidentified white male. The fisherman spotted the body at 9:20 a.m. and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. The USCG and BSO’s Marine Unit responded [...]

September 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Fugitive Teacher Captured On I-95, Faces Child Molestation Charges

Miguel Cala

The felonious flight of a former St. Andrew’s Catholic School teacher charged with molesting a young student ended Friday on the side of a Virginia highway as he talked to a Broward Sheriff’s Office detective on the phone. BSO Special Victims Unit Det. Sylviane Wernath had convinced Miguel Leonardo Cala, 37, to turn himself in [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Featured,Local news | Read More »

BSO investigating death of Lauderdale Lakes toddler

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are trying to determine how a Lauderdale Lakes toddler was killed just two months shy of her 2nd birthday. BSO deputies were called to Jamisa Poitier’s home just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday after family members reported that they couldn’t wake her up. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s office later ruled [...]

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news,Lauderdale Lakes | Read More »

Broward to start collecting DNA samples from felons


Forty percent of all suspects arrested in armed robbery have already committed rape or murder according to SPCoalition.org. This statistic alone is one reason why Broward County commissioners moved on Tuesday to initiate a pilot program to begin collecting DNA samples from everyone arrested on felony, or at least violent felony charges. In a presentation, [...]

September 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news | Read More »

Bandaged bandit caught

Update: When it comes to committing robberies, detectives say Zachary Villa went to the well once too often. The Tamarac man, who was dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” because of a distinctive arm bandage, was caught twice on surveillance video robbing Walgreens stores. Fort Lauderdale Police caught up to him this week after he robbed a [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Tamarac | Read More »

Three Broward Men Plead Guilty to Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Michael DeFrand

From the Miami office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Al Lamberti, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office, announced that defendants Johnny Saintil, 28, Michael Defrand, 25, and [...]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Over 200 arrested in multi-agency operation in Broward


The Broward Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration, State Probation and Parole, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Marshals Office, as well as the Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Margate, Sunrise and Miami-Dade police departments in a massive crackdown that [...]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news | Read More »

Broward crook captures money intended for church; with video

Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying a cold-hearted crook who robbed an elderly woman as she was collecting money for her church outside a Central Broward convenience store. The robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12 at Rusty’s convenience store at 981 NW 27 Avenue [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Florida proposes “Arizona” style immigration laws

Take it back

Attorney General Bill McCollum today joined Representative  William Snyder, other legislative leaders and law enforcement officials to  unveil proposed legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration in the  State of Florida. The proposed legislation will require law enforcement  officers to check suspected illegal immigrants’ status in the course of a  lawful stop, require Florida businesses to [...]

August 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Culture,Employment,International relations,Local news,National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

Victim calls on Jesus and prevents robbery; with video

Updated August 1 The wishy-washy would-be robber who made national headlines after a Metro PCS employee talked him out of committing a crime by reminding him that Jesus has “something way better” for him apparently left her store and robbed a shoe store a few hours later. Broward Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives arrested Israel Camacho, [...]

July 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

BSO DUI Patrols

Our Tax Money

9:00 pm Friday, July 30, 2010 to 5:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Oakland Park Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol per the above locations and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers.

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Mental health burglar steals vacuum, other tools in Lauderdale Lakes; with video

Break-ins at mental health clinics are unusual, but this burglar did just that in order to steal, among other things, thermostats, tools, and an industrial vacuum cleaner. A surveillance camera was capturing every moment as the man, who partially covered his face with a shirt, used a rock to break a glass door at the [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news | Read More »

BSO looking for help identifying Dania jewelry store thieves

Police are hoping the general public can help identify two thieves who used a stun gun to rob a jewelry store. Just after 12 p.m. Thursday afternoon, two men entered B & J Antiques on North Federal Highway in Dania Beach. The robbers used a stun gun on the owner of the store and took [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

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