Tamarac Crime Update: $9K Retail Theft on McNab Road

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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 April 24.

Battery

A victim of Battery on N University Drive was reported on 04/18/2023. The victim was working the intake desk in the emergency room when a black female came in and wanted to be admitted due to being schizophrenic and not taking her medication. The woman then physically attacked the nurse.

A victim of Battery on NW 84 Street was reported on 04/18/2023. A battery occurred between two roommates regarding the way their children were playing with each other. The primary aggressor during the incident punched the other in the face.

A victim of Battery on N University Drive was reported on 04/19/2023. The suspect grabbed the victim by the neck, forcing her out of the vehicle. The victim sustained multiple bruises on the right side of her neck.

Theft – All Other

A victim of Theft – All Other on NW 88 Avenue was reported on 04/18/2023. The total estimated loss was $100. The caller wanted to say a stolen tip jar containing less than $100.00.

A victim of Theft – Bicycle NW 76 Court was reported on 04/18/2023. The total estimated loss was $275. An unknown male suspect approached her front porch and stole a mountain bike.

Theft – Retail / Shoplifting

A victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on W McNab Road was reported on 04/20/2023. The total estimated loss was $8,958. An unknown male suspect stole multiple items from the store.

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Stalking

A victim of Stalking on NW 74 Avenue was reported on 04/18/2023. The victim wanted to document an attempt from her husband trying to contact her via text message with an active injunction order. 

Burglary Conveyance

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on N University Drive was reported on 04/19/2023. The estimated loss was $900—theft from a vehicle via a smashed passenger window.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on N Pine Island Road was reported on 04/21/2023. The total estimated loss was $2,600. An unknown suspect broke into the victim’s vehicle and stole an Apple MacBook Pro from the back seat.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on Woodlands Blvd was reported on 04/23/2023. The total estimated loss was $1,001. The victim said she left her vehicle unlocked, and unknown subjects removed items from her car.

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Lost Property

Lost Property on NW 73rd Terrace was reported on 04/19/2023. The victim believed her estranged husband took her parents’ social security cards, passports, and Residence Cards.

Auto Theft

A victim of Auto Theft on Sands Point Blvd was reported on 04/20/2023. The victim parked his vehicle in the parking lot and returned the following day to find it missing.

Fraud – Credit Card / Atm

A victim of Fraud – Credit Card / Atm was reported on 04/20/2023. The total estimated loss was $629. 

Arrests

Samms, Ashlya, 21, was arrested on a Battery-Touch, Or Strike charge at 84th Street on 04/18/2023.

Murphy, Trevor Anthony, 29, was arrested on a Touch Or Strike/Battery/Dating Violence charge at N University Drive on 04/19/2023.

Forrest, Natasha, 33, was arrested on a Touch Or Strike/Battery/Dating Violence charge at N University Drive on 04/20/2023.

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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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