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Marine Sgt squares off with NYPD to protect civilians

We send thank you to USMC Sgt. Shamar Thomas for upholding his oath to defend the US from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, when no one else would. Sometimes doing the right thing, means doing it alone.

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Free Self-Defense Classes begin January 4

The Coral Springs Police Department is offering a self-defense program for women over the age of 13. RAD classes are free and are offered at the Coral Springs Public Safety Building. Upcoming classes will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting January 4.

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Davie police opens new gun-range training facility

Davie police facility

The Town of Davie Police Department recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new gun range training facility located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. Police Chief Patrick Lynn along with his command staff conducted tours and answered questions for visitors. “The new training facility is an important new addition to the [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

All Broward Schools on lockdown

UPDATE: Broward County Public Schools lockdown has been lifted. All after school activities have been canceled. All Aftercare programs are intact.   @ 1:56pm All Broward County schools have been placed on an emergency lockdown after police in Pembroke Pines received a threat. The lockdown began around 8:45 a.m. after a local radio station received a [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

DUI enforcement activity Friday October 29 – Don’t drink and drive!

9:30 pm Friday, October 29, 2010 to 3:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2010 3600 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation per the above location and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Holiday,Latest news,Tamarac | Read More »

A day of remembrance in Broward for 9/11

It was a morning of emotion as Broward residents gathered in a ceremony of remembrance Saturday morning, September 11. “It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years, and it’s important to take out of our schedule to honor their sacrifice,” said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, whose organization, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, hosted a ceremony at [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,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 »

DUI saturation patrols in several Broward cities

The Broward Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol targeting intoxicated and impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The enforcement effort will run from 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 5. The BSO D. U. I. Task Force units will be joined by district deputies and will focus patrols on areas that [...]

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Holiday,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Hollywood man arrested on child porn charges

Brian Henwood was arrested on child pornography charges.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a member of the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Brian K. Henwood today. Beginning November 2009, information was developed on an IP address that contained and was sharing child pornography files via the Internet.  Investigators learned that the IP address came back to an address [...]

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Coral Springs recognizes long-term volunteer, local students

During the Tuesday, June 1, Commission Meeting, City officials recognized Sadie Silber for dedicated service as a volunteer for the City since 1996. “We are so proud to have had her friendship and her service for all the years that we’ve had,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck said. “We’re going to miss you, and we wish [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Schools,Sports,Volunteers | Read More »

Woman rescued from Coral Springs canal; with 911 audio

Click to hear audio from the 911 call 10-401588 A Coral Springs resident was rescued from her vehicle after it ended up in canal located at the 10000 block of NW 29 Street. At approximately 4:41am the Coral Springs Police Department received a 911 call from  Eva K. Rubino, 76, of Coral Springs          advising that [...]

June 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Oakland Park, Hollywood (Hard Rock)

Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation at 10 p.m. Friday, May 28 till 3 a.m. Saturday May 29 at

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Lauderdale man arrested for child porn; victims 3 months old

Mug shot of Frank Hottenrott by BSO.

Frank Hottenrot, a 56-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was arrested today after police found him with over 1,500 pieces of child pornography on his computer, some victims are as young as three months.

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Margate freezes city workers, police officers salaries

FPE bargaining unit left to right: Shop Stewards Darrel Mauro, Erin Lyons, Michael Mack, Dennis Bross; Business Representative Jack Marziliano; Chief Negotiator Alan Eichenbaum

The message was the same for Margate city workers represented by the Federation of Public Employees (FPE) and Margate police captains and lieutenants represented by the Broward County Police Benevolent Association: “What you’re making today, you’re making tomorrow,” Margate City Manager, Frank Porcella, told union representatives in the first round of negotiations at City Hall [...]

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,margate | Read More »

Solid crime prevention tips from Cooper City commissioner

From The Washington Post

Crime prevention tips from Cooper City Commissioner John Sims: Last evening I was invited to the Home Owner’s Association meeting at Estada in Monterra. Commander (Acting Chief) Stoner and his Deputies were in attendance, and gave some very enlightening facts regarding crime and burglaries in our neighborhoods. Commander Stoner gave some outstanding insights and tips [...]

April 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

Two thieves steel $6,000 of cigarettes, clerk clueless.

Two thieves in matching hats stole more than $6,000 in cigarettes in a daytime caper at a North Lauderdale convenience store – all while the clerk stood by unaware.

March 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Two arrested in video machine thefts in six Broward cities

Wilton Manors Police Department received a report of a stolen video machine from Mickey’s 19th Hole Bar & Grill at 2735 N Dixie Hwy creating loss in the amount of approximately $3,500.  Suspect posed himself as a

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Attempted murder suspects sought in Oakland Park

Broward Sheriff’s Office aggravated felonies detectives are searching for the suspects who riddled a house with bullets earlier this week in Oakland Park. Shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, a vehicle pulled in front of a home in the 4700 block of NE 3 Terrace, and the shooters fired approximately 40 rounds into the [...]

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale police investigating traffic fatality

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at approximately 10:15 P.M.  The accident took place at Northwest 19 Street and Powerline Road.

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Traffic Checkpoint set for Friday, February 19, 2010

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, February 19, 2010.  The location of the checkpoint will be in the 700-800 block of Northwest 24 Avenue.  The checkpoint will be conducted from 4:00 P.M. until 12:00 A.M. Vehicles will be randomly selected and drivers will be checked for valid [...]

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

SWAT teams surrounds casino burglar in Oakland Park, suspect commits suicide

Dominic Zibuda

Updated4:45  p.m. Feb. 16 Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives said 27-year-old Dominic Zibuda killed himself inside the duplex after the Seminole Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and BSO found him at the North Andrews Gardens house. Seminole Police detectives had recently released surveillance video of the Jan. 29 armed [...]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Seminole Casinos | Read More »


Speights, Robert

You may recognize Robert Speights from the America’s Most Wanted web page, where he is listed as a high-risk sex offender and fugitive. Or maybe you’ve seen his mug shot on the Florida Department of Corrections website, where he is on drug offender probation.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Teen killed in Oakland Park crash with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy driving on Dixie Highway late Saturday in Oakland Park collided with another car in the intersection of Northeast 56th Street. A teenage girl was killed in the crash, and two other young people were injured.

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Scam artist preys on elderly woman in Tamarac

Composite sketch of Tamarac scam artist

When a well-dressed man showed up at the home of an 86-year-old Tamarac woman saying he was from the “water department,“ she let him in to check her water. The trusting woman then fell prey to what Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives say is a common scam.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Sunrise police looking for missing elderly man

Sunrise Police are looking for a missing white male. Fulvio Vaccarello, aka Phil, was last seen 6:20 a.m. Tuesday morning near 2811 Pine Island Rd., Building 71. He is 5’3”, 130 pounds, 86-years-old,white with balding gray hair. He was possibly wearing brown pants, blue shirt, gray sweater, and sometimes wears a blue baseball cap with [...]

January 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

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