Police & Fire

May 3, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates of notable crime reports from the BSO for the week of April 20-26, 2021.  VICTIM of Burglary Residence (C), at Nw 67th Pl, Parkland, FL, between 21:00, 04/20/2021 and 07:00, 04/21/2021. Reported: 04/21/2021. Tot.Est.Loss: $120. LW FEDUIK, J. C.

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive durable medical ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two unrelated incidents in Coral Springs – shooting and missing teenage – on Wednesday morning led to a heavy police response and lockdown of schools in the north part of the city, as well as in Parkland. Police continue investigating the shooting in the 10700 block of NW 54 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has been arrested on a perjury in an official proceeding charge. He was booked at the Broward County Jail on Wednesday, according to the jail’s website. This is a developing story.   Follow us ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates on relevant crime reports from the BSO in Parkland for the week of April 13-19, 2021.  Theft: GE dishwasher stolen from an unsecured building under construction sometime on Monday 4/12/2021. Criminal Mischief: Heron Bay: Unknown suspect(s) vandalized the Heron ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Every Sunday morning, when Pompano Beach District Captain Martin Hedelund’s twin boys were young, he would take them on drives around Broward County, showing them various landmarks and sights. Captain Hedelund would do all the talking; Dalton and Martin Jr. sat and listened. They were ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland is back near the top again. In a recently released report of the safest cities in Florida, Parkland ranked 2nd overall in 2020, just behind 1st place Marco Island on the southwest side of the state. Last year Parkland was ranked 4th, so it climbed two places in 2020.

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PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates on relevant crime reports from the BSO for the week of March 9-15, 2021.  Type: Burglary  Location: The Landings, near Stoneman Douglas High School Date/time: Thursday night, March 11 or Friday morning, March 12 Loss: 5 Suits (various name brand with ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- As Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department staff were heading to a training session on Friday afternoon, they noticed something unusual by the side of a road. It was a huge turtle. The turtle was spotted near the department’s Fire Station 42 at 6500 Parkside Drive in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Update: the 15-year-old Parkland girl who went missing on Thursday has returned home, her mother, Lisa Valko, wrote on social media on Friday night.   A Parkland family is asking for help in finding their 15-year-old daughter who went missing on Thursday, police ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Parkland family is seeking the community's help in locating their daughter. 15-year-old Angelina Valko was last seen at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday in Heron Bay where she resides. She is an online student at Stoneman Douglas.  A missing child report has been filed. BSO Parkland is ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland residents living on the north side of town heard an endless string of sirens late Tuesday afternoon, leaving many people wondering what happened. A house fire was reported on Cattail Run in the Miralago neighborhood, and the fire was subsequently confirmed by the fire ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A plane landed Saturday on the Sawgrass Expressway near the Sample Road exit in Coral Springs, forcing police to close the southbound lanes for about 30 minutes, police said. No one was injured when the plane landed shortly before 12 pm, police said. By 12:30 pm, the lanes ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two schools in Coral Springs were evacuated Monday morning after the schools received bomb threats, police said. Students, teachers, and other staff from Imagine School at Broward at 9001 Westview Drive and Coral Park Elementary School at 8401 Westview Drive were evacuated ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Heavy traffic with traffic delays are expected on Saturday, February 6, 2021, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on University Drive south of Holmberg Road. Traffic delays will also be experienced in both directions on the Sawgrass Expressway. A private funeral for Laura ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Coral Springs resident Laura Schwartzenberger was killed in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. As an FBI Agent she was executing a warrant related to violent crimes against children; the suspect shot and killed Schwartzenberger and another FBI agent.  Schwartzenberger was a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- During this month’s Shop Talk with the Sheriff, Sheriff Gregory Tony discusses the prevalence of human trafficking in Florida; the state ranks third in calls received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Sheriff Tony is joined by special guest Jumorrow Johnson, the Human ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Broward Sheriff’s deputies rushed to a Parkland middle school on Friday morning after an anonymous caller claimed a weapon was on campus. Immediately, Westglades Middle School at 11000 Holmberg Road went on a “code red” lockdown shortly before 9:45 am, forcing staff to secure ...

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PARKLAND, FL – A Coral Springs-based gastroenterologist was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages and photographs to a child, investigators said. Dr. Stewart Bitman, 64, who lives in Parkland, faces charges of three counts of transmission of material harmful to a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After recent high-profile arrests of a Parkland pedestrian and a Coral Springs school officer for inappropriate contact with children, the Broward Sheriff’s Office hosted a podcast conversation on protecting children from online predators. Sheriff Gregory Tony and Det.

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PARKLAND, FL – A 49-year-old pediatrician from Parkland was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, Broward Sheriff’Office said. Dr. Michael Mizrachy was booked at the Broward County Jail on two counts of possession of sexual performance by a child and one count of computer pornography, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The 14-year-old girl who went missing from Coral Springs on Sunday has been located, police said. Police announced in a social media post around 12:30 am on Monday that Kaylee DeOliveira was found. It’s not clear where Kaylee was found or had gone after police asked the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs police were looking Sunday for a 14-year-old girl gone missing in the city. Kaylee DeOliveira was last seen around 2:30 pm near the dog park off Sportsplex Drive in Coral Springs, police said on social media. Police said she is white, about five-feet-two ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Broward Sheriff’s Office urged residents to be on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from a health center Tuesday evening in Fort Lauderdale.  According to a news release, BSO detention deputies transferred the inmate, Azmi Mahmoud, from the main jail into the custody of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On January 5, I will take the oath of office to continue serving as your sheriff. My swearing-in ceremony will be a much less extravagant affair than those of sheriffs' past due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Perhaps an intimate setting is more appropriate, regardless. The oath of office ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As we head into 2021, The Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District wants to better serve the community.  BSO Parkland wants feedback from you. They want to hear the good and the bad, so they know what is working and where they can improve.  BSO Parkland has a survey open to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This year has been met with a whirlwind of emotion. For some, fear, loss, loneliness, isolation and anxiousness may define their year. For others, joy, appreciation, comfort and family. And for many, a mixture of both. But if 2020 taught us one thing, it’s that we always accomplish ...

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PARKLAND, FL- At the Broward Sheriff’s Office, we strive to exceed all expectations and live up to the highest industry standards so we can provide Broward County with the best, most prepared and accountable public safety services. I am excited and proud to announce that BSO received final approval ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Social Justice Task Force (SJTF), a civilian and law enforcement collaboration that will help our Broward communities achieve greater justice and equity.  Comprised of a diverse group of BSO ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after two cars were broken into outside a Publix near Parkland last Saturday, Coral Springs police spotted the car suspected in the burglaries, a police report said. Officers followed the rented Cadillac as it drove behind a nearby L.A. Fitness and then a nearby ...

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