Police & Fire

April 4, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Police were seeking the public’s help on Saturday in finding two men after an incident at the Golden Bay development at Wyndham Lakes on the city’s north side, police said on social media. Police described one person as a white male, about five-feet, four-inches tall or ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Broward Sheriff's Office broke up a large outdoor party Friday night in the city at a time when residents are asked to stay at home and practice social distancing.  The agency didn't provide any other details on its social media page of the party and where it took ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The overall crime rate in Coral Springs continued to go down in recent weeks due to thousands of people following coronavirus emergency orders to stay home, the city’s police chief said this week. But Chief Clyde Parry said he is concerned about one problem: speeding on the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 49-year-old laborer allegedly held a woman he lived with hostage for five hours, threatening to kill her with a hammer, grabbing her neck, and then barricading himself from police, a police report said. After a lengthy stand-off with Coral Springs police, Adam Zettel was ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The alleged fight between the married couple started over money, and escalated into talk of a divorce. And then, according to a Coral Springs police report, the husband, Jordan Deese, grabbed his wife and pulled out a gun, telling her: “If you want this to be over, I’ll end ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Police have arrested a 26-year-old landscaper for allegedly choking his pregnant wife during a fight in their Coral Springs apartment, a police report said. Santos Blanco Melendez was charged with aggravated battery for the attack on March 17. His wife told police that he ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At the moment, Coral Springs doesn’t need a nightly curfew in large part because there’s been no uptick in overall crime in the city during the coronavirus crisis, Coral Spring Police Chief Clyde Parry said this week. In fact, crime, for the most part, is down, and so are ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A few weeks ago, at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the city’s police department got a complaint of a supply warehouse was selling toilet paper and laundry detergent at inflated prices. Officers spoke with the company and told them price gouging was not permitted, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  Police have arrested a pastor for pushing his wife and making her fall because she said she didn’t want to go to church with him, according to a police report. Samson Numa, 46, was taken into custody during the March 15 incident at his apartment in Coral Springs, the report ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 25-year-old man died Monday when his car crashed in the 4600 block of Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, police said Wednesday. Police identified the man as Miguel Hernandez of Tamarac. Police said the crash around 9 p.m. only involved Hernandez’s car. When police ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The 31-year-old man had just hit a car, and he was slurring his words as well as pacing and swaying back and forth, police said. Moments later, police arrested Jaime David Murcia Gomez for drinking and driving and causing the collision on March 1 at West Atlantic Avenue and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The city has reopened one of its parks after officials determined there no threat from coyotes. Ralph Diaz Memorial Park at 9701 NW 19th Street opened up to the public on Thursday, three days after it was closed following a coyote sighting. The city’s Three Mountains Park, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 96-year-old Coral Springs woman has died from injuries in a Feb. 29 car crash involving two pedestrians, police said Wednesday. Police said Doris Stern was one of the pedestrians in the accident at around 9 pm in the area of 8500 Royal Palm Boulevard.  Police are still ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Every year, close to 100 people suffer a drug overdose in Coral Springs – and about 30 of them die, fire officials said. It’s a problem the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department has tried to address for years as the nation’s opioid crisis worsened over time.    But soon, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The city closed another community park on Monday following a coyote sighting. Ralph Diaz Memorial Park at 9701 NW 19th Street was closed until further notice, the city announced on social media. There was no additional information on what prompted the closing or when exactly ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles from Feb. 23 – 29.    Announcement Veteran Journalist Leon Fooksman Franchises TAPinto Coral Springs   Community Coral Springs Trying to Catch ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – An 18-year-old man allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend many times because he was upset that he could not find his car keys in their Coral Springs apartment, a police report said. Michael Watts was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery. During the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A lingering fire in the Everglades prompted fire officials on Thursday to encourage Coral Springs and Parkland residents with respiratory problems to stay indoors. Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed with Florida Forest Service that there is a controlled burn in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Humane Unit is trying to catch coyotes in a Coral Springs park after a jogger this week was hurt trying to run away from an attacking coyote. They will aim to catch the animals at Three Mountains Park at 9200 NW 1st Street and relocate them to a non-residential ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Police are asking for the public’s helping in locating an endangered 32-year-old man who went missing this week in Coral Springs. The man, Jonathan Hidalgo, was last seen Wednesday evening in the area of the 8200 block of Wiles Road. He is about 120 pounds and 5-foot-9 and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 20-year-old jogger broke his knee this week after getting chased by a coyote in a Coral Springs park, police said. “It just came right at me,” said Isiah Presendieu, who hurt his leg as he ran from the coyote on Tuesday evening at Three Mountains Park at 9200 NW 1st ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The northbound lanes of Sawgrass Expressway between Coral Ridge Drive and University Drive were closed Wednesday afternoon due to an accident, officials said. Police asked drivers to stay clear of the area. This is a developing story.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In late October, Daryl Jahnke woke up in the morning to find out that his wife had left during the night with all of her stuff, a police report said. He text-messaged his wife, Sarah Jane Willard, who told him she was on her way to Texas. It was the last time Jahnke heard ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles:  Human interest: Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug. Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Noah Vincent wanted to smoke marijuana at Betti Stradling Park in Coral Springs earlier this month, so he found an unlocked car with keys inside and drove off, according to police. The next day, on Feb. 12, police caught the 18-year-old from Coral Springs as he was driving ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - On his way home from work on Tuesday evening, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony came up on an unconscious driver behind the wheel of a car in Coral Springs, so he performed CPR and is credited with saving the person’s life.  According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Firefighters responded Tuesday to the smell of smoke at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs. There was no danger to the students and staff at the school at 10257 NW 29th Street, as firefighters looked for the source of malfunctioning equipment that caused the smell, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The job for the real estate worker was simple: pick up monthly payments for a Coral Springs rental property and deposit them in a bank account for the property owner. But the worker, Roopa Vick, 39, allegedly didn’t do that, according to a police report. Vick is accused of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Police found Sunday a 14-year-old girl from Coral Springs who was missing and considered endangered. Brianna Zybria Fitzpatrick went missing on Thursday in the area of 1700 block of Coral Ridge Drive, police said. Police asked for the public's help in finding her on Sunday ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Police closed off access to Waterway Shoppes At Heron Bay on Sunday morning as firefighters worked to repair a gas leak. The incident in the 6200 block of Coral Ridge Drive prompted authorities to ask residents to avoid the area. The shopping center was closed for about 40 ...

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