Tamarac Crime Update: Catalytic Converter Theft Involves Gunfire 

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By Jim Donnelly

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates with the residents, this is a summary of Tamarac crime events through January 16.

Fraud -All Other

A 56-year-old female was the victim of Fraud – All Other on SW 65th St, reported on 01/12/2023. The total estimated loss was $31,245—fraud by claims of being in an intimate relationship to gain trust and launder money.

A 53-year-old male was the victim of Fraud – All Other, reported on 01/11/2023. The total estimated loss was $50,000. The victim willingly deposited funds into the suspect’s cryptocurrency account.

A victim of Fraud – All Other on Weldon Circle was reported on 01/12/2023. The total estimated loss was $9,500.

A 40-year-old male was the victim of Fraud at – Credit Card / Atm on Hiatus Road. The loss was reported on 01/14/2023. The total estimated loss was $2,316. Unknown subject(s) made an unlawful charge in the amount of $2,316.26 on the victim`s credit card without permission. The victim’s credit card appeared to be cloned.

Theft -Motor Vehicle Parts

A 52-year-old male was the victim of Theft-Motor Vehicle Parts on W Commercial Blvd, reported on 01/10/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,000. The male is reporting his white work vehicle, Nissan NV200 with a catalytic converter, was removed. 

A 45-year-old male was the victim of Theft-Motor Vehicle Parts on W Commercial Blvd, reported on 01/15/2023. The total estimated loss was $3,500. Unknown subjects took the victim’s catalytic converter. 

A 61-year-old female was the victim of Theft – Motor Vehicle Parts on Treehouse Lane. The theft was reported on 01/15/2023. The total estimated loss was $3,500. Unknown suspects removed the catalytic converter from a gray Toyota Tacoma. During the robbery, the subjects were shot at by a bystander. 

Theft -All Other

A 70-year-old male was the victim of Theft – All Other on 01/10/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,794.

Burglary Conveyance

A 52-year-old male was the victim of a Burglary Conveyance on Island Club Drive. The break-in was reported on 01/11/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,375 said an unknown suspect unlawfully entered his 2021 Black Lexis GX460 and removed a black Taurus G3C 9mm firearm from the center console worth $315.

Auto Theft

A 25-year-old male was the victim of Auto Theft on West McNab Road was reported on 01/11/2023. Victim advised that an unknown subject(s) stole his 2018 Honda CRV.

A 37-year-old female was the victim of Auto Theft on Woodlands Blvd. The theft was reported on 01/15/2023 of a 2020 white Honda Civic SI taken from the victim’s guest parking spot.

Arrests

Martin, Marc Daniel, a 30-year-old male, was arrested on a Battery – Touch Or Strike charge on NW 61st Avenue on 01/11/2023.

Scafidi, John, a 47-year-old male, was arrested on a charge of Health-Safety-Injure, Destroy, Remove/ Interfere W/ Firefighting, at 8814 W Mcnab Rd, on 01/12/2023.

Lewis, Eric Christopher, was arrested on a charge of Warrant-Felony Domestic Battery By Strangulation (no Bond), on Shakerwood Cir, on 01/12/2023.

Martinez Renderos, Francisco Antonio, a 32-year-old male, was arrested on a charge of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation on State Road 7, Tamarac, on 01/13/2023.

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Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly
A Coral Springs resident for over 30 years, Jim Donnelly has had a 40-year career as a photographer, videographer, and editor for South Florida affiliate news stations, along with CNN, ESPN, ABC Sports and News, NBC Sports and News, Fox News, and CBS. Donnelly has won several awards, including EMMY’s, for his team coverage. Currently, he owns Image Masters Photography and works as a Realtor.
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