By Jill Fox
Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates to residents, this is a summary of crimes that occurred in Tamarac through March 30.
5900 block of NW 54th Lane – Woodland Lake Estates
On March 24, a Nissan pickup truck was stolen by an unknown person(s) between midnight and 7 a.m.
7200 block of NW 80th Ave
On March 24, a male struck his wife several times in the face causing bruising and lacerations.
7600 block of NW 72nd Way – The Mainlands
On March 27, the female victim was pushed and choked during an argument with her husband. The husband was arrested and transported to the main jail.
5098 Island Club Drive – Palm Island Club Apartments (Pool Restroom)
On March 27, the caller reported an unknown person(s) broke into the ladies restroom at the pool between March 26 and March 27 and stole numerous household and cleaning items for an approximate loss of $610.
5400 block of Bayberry Lane – The Woodlands
On March 24, a male resident called in to report witnessing a burglary conveyance in progress. The subject was subsequently apprehended and taken into custody.
4700 block of Holly Drive – The Woodlands
On March 24, the subject was seen walking, pulling on door handles, and making entry into three vehicles.
10003 Southgate Blvd – Tephford Park
On March 24, an unknown subject broke the passenger windows of two vehicles. The subject removed a purse from each vehicle’s passenger compartment.
5200 block of NW 49th Ave – Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes
On March 25, an unknown suspect(s) driving a silver Chevrolet vandalized the victim’s van by smashing two windows, removing several tools from inside, and dumping them in the middle of the roadway.
5300 block of Buttonwood Court – The Woodlands
On March 25, the victim noticed his left front door was left ajar. Upon looking inside the vehicle, he noticed the interior had been ransacked. $12.00 worth of coins were stolen. There was no suspect at the time.
5400 block of NW 59th Place
– Woodland Lake Estates
On March 25, a man reported an unknown suspect(s) broke into his Ford F150 via unlocked doors and stole a handgun for an approximate loss of $125.
2500 block of NW 51st Street – Tamarac Lakes North
On March 25, the victim reported his white Ford was burglarized. His wallet was stolen from the center console, containing five bank cards, his Florida driver’s license, Military ID, and $10. The incident occurred between March 24 and March 25.
6101 West Commercial Blvd – Safe Guard Storage
On March 25, the victim’s backpack containing a Taurus 9mm, two loaded magazines (12 rounds each, 8-pocket knives, 2-holsters, 1-level III plate carrier) was removed via the open driver side window parked in the area of the construction site.
10873 Southgate Blvd – Tephford Park
On March 26, the suspect(s) smashed the window to two vehicles – a Chrysler Town & Country and a Ford GT, parked near each other at the far west end of the park. A witness observed a newer model black Hyundai with tinted windows pull between both vehicles for a brief time. A grey backpack was taken from the Chrysler van but recovered a the east end of the park.
9901 NW 77th Street – Tamarac Sports Park
On March 26, an unknown suspect took a duffle bag from the rear seat of a vehicle after breaking out the rear driver’s side window. Inside the duffle bag was a Smith & Wesson BG380. No latent prints could be found on the rear door, where entry was made into the vehicle. There were no witnesses or video surveillance cameras in the area.
7600 block of NW 79th Ave – Bonaire Village at Woodmont
On March 27, the victim reported she left her purse inside her vehicle overnight, and it was taken with no sign of forced entry. The Silver Kia was parked in front of the residence. Two sets of latent
prints were obtained, and an area canvass was conducted, but no exterior video cameras were found in the area.
6800 North Pine Island Road
On March 24, a construction site foreman reported that an underground gas pipe was struck while digging, creating a gas leak. Tamarac Fire Rescue, Sunrise Fire Rescue Hazmat, and Broward Sheriff’s Office Hazmat were on scene. No injuries were reported.
6600 block of NW 59th Street – Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes
On March 26, the reporting person’s vehicle was damaged by a trash can that was dropped by a Waste Management truck.
3914 West Commercial Blvd – Walgreens
On March 27, an unknown male subject entered Walgreens and demanded money from the cashier stating, “take out the money of the drawer.” The subject then left the store, and no money was taken.
Theft – all other
8200 block of NW 61st Street – Fairways of Tamarac
On March 25, the victim reported an unknown person stole money and jewelry from a chest of drawers from the victim’s master bedroom between October 1 and March 25.
Theft – Retail
3101 West Commercial Blvd – 7-11
On March 24, deputies made contact via phone with the 7-11 manager, who reported a delayed theft between March 20 and March 24.
6931 N Pine Island Road – Walmart
On March 26, a subject shoplifted a 2-liter bottle of soda. When contact was made with the subject on North Pine Island Road, he resisted arrest without violence. The subject was placed into custody and transported to main jail.
Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts
5900 block of NW 55th Lane – Village at Woodland Lakes
On March 25, the victim’s wheels and tires were stolen while the vehicle was parked in front of her residence. There were no suspects at the time.
4900 block of Island Club Drive – Palm Island Club Apartments
On March 28, the victim reported an unknown suspect(s) removed all four tires and rims from his white Honda Civic overnight.
- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.