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 February 2.
7800 block of Beechfern Circle – The Pines
On January 31, the victim reported that his father threatened him with a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson. The father was arrested for Aggravated Assaulted with a Deadly Weapon and Battery on his son and transported to Main Jail.
6400 block of North University Drive – Concord Village
On January 29, two unknown males stole a maintenance golf cart from the Concord Village Condominiums. There was also a cell phone and a car key on the golf cart. The golf cart was recovered abandoned the next day, but the cell phone was still gone. The victim’s vehicle key, which was also in the cart, was recovered as well.
8200 block of NW 100 Drive
- Spring Lakes
On February 1, a vehicle was taken from the residence. A spare set of keys was possibly utilized, as those are still missing from the last time the vehicle was stolen.
8000 block of NW 66 Terrace
On January 28, a 39-year-old male was arrested for domestic battery on the mother of his children. He was transported to Main Jail.
8000 block of NW 96 Terrace – Coral Vista
On January 30, deputies responded to the area in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies made contact with the victim, and the suspect was located and taken into custody.
7800 block of NW 73 Ave
On January 30, a domestic battery occurred between husband and wife. During the verbal argument, the husband spat in the wife’s face.
5879 North University Drive – Lounge 58 Sports Bar & Grill
On February 1, customers advised a bar manager battered them during an argument. The bar manager advised he locked the front door to prevent the customers from leaving without paying their bill. Deputies were unable to determine the primary aggressor.
11000 block of West Mcnab Road – Sunset Point Park
On January 29, a red Toyota Corolla was burglarized. The victim’s purse and its contents ($300 cash, a driver’s license, and a Wells Fargo debit card) were stolen from the passenger seat by unknown suspects.
9901 NW 77 Street – Tamarac Sports Complex
On January 29, an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s Mercedes via an unlocked door and stole his wallet and cell phone. The suspect used the victim’s credit card at a few locations.
5400 block of NW 26 Terrace
On January 30, the victim advised that his unlocked vehicle was burglarized overnight, and multiple football memorabilia items were reported missing.
6000 block of North Sabal Palm Blvd – Lake of Carriage Hill
On January 30, deputies met with the caller who advised an unknown subject tried to gain entry to his vehicle by breaking the door handle/lock to his vehicle. Nothing was taken. It’s unknown if anyone got inside the vehicle.
8801 West Commercial Blvd
On January 31, the victim advised he owns a construction company and cashed checks for a total of $78,485. The victim advised he wrapped the money in a shirt then put it in a compartment under the rear seat of his truck. He then stopped at Walgreens, and when he came out, his truck was burglarized, and the money was missing. The vehicle was entered via the driver door, which the suspect pried.
5231 North State Road 7
On February 1, a red Toyota Camry front passenger window was smashed, and the vehicle was ransacked. The victim advised that no items were taken.
4900 North SR 7 – Dunkin’ Donuts
On February 2, a vehicle window was smashed, and an iPad was stolen.
4700 block of NW 59 Street – Central Parc
On February 2, deputies met with a caller in reference to his blue Audi A4, which was stolen out of his driveway around 2 a.m.
8200 West Mcnab Road – Colony West Golf Course
On January 30, spray-painted graffiti was located in the bathroom and on two signs at the Colony West Golf Course. It was photographed. The damage is estimated at $300.
7400 block of NW 80 Court/NW 74 Terrace – Heathgate Sunflower HOA
On January 30, spray-painted graffiti was discovered on a racquetball court wall.
12800 block of West Sunrise Blvd
On January 28, a female reported she lost her wallet between January 10 and January 17. A suspect found the wallet and used the credit cards at Sawgrass Mills Mall. The suspect was charged and transported to jail.
7000 block of NW 101 Ave – Isles of Tamarac
On January 28, an elderly victim was scammed out of $36,000 when someone threatened her social security information.
6200 block of NW 62 Street
On January 29, the victim reported he was contacted via landline by unknown suspects and informed there was a warrant for his arrest. He needed to follow all directions given to stay free. The victim was defrauded over $3,000 from unknown suspects, and potentially $20,000.
5001 North SR 7 – Shell gas station
On February 3, two credit skimmers were found inside of gas pumps 5 and 6 by a service technician.
West Commercial Blvd/ West Prospect Rd
On January 29, deputies made contact with a female victim who stated that a young male driving a white Chevrolet Colorado threw an unknown object at the passenger front door of her Hyundai Sonata.
4900 block of East Sabal Palm Blvd – The Gardens of Sable Palm
On January 30, a grey pitbull was seen running around in the neighborhood without a leash nor with his owner.
31 Canterbury Lane – Shaker Village
On February 1, a Glock magazine loaded with 15 9 mm rounds was found inside the owner’s vehicle after it was recovered.
Theft – all other
7100 block of Woodmont Ave – Woodmont on the Green
On January 28, a white male subject failed to pay his cab fare and went into his home, failing to answer the door for the cab driver or BSO.
5100 block of NW 47 Street
On January 29, an unknown male went to the front door of the house and removed a package. He then got into a vehicle and took off northbound on Rock Island Road.
9800 block of South Belfort Circle – Kings Point
On January 29, the victim advised her purse was stolen from her residence overnight, and she suspects it was her friend’s husband since he was the last person at her residence.
Theft – retail, shoplifting
3914 West Commercial Blvd – Walgreen’s
On January 31, two male suspects entered the store and stole two shopping baskets filled with makeup. The victim was able to recover $749.42 of the property by confronting the suspect before he exited the store. The same suspect is responsible for makeup theft at the same location on January 27.
8199 North University Drive – Walgreen’s
On January 28, the manager reported an unknown black female shoplifted deodorants and hair irons for an approximate loss of $341.24
6401 West Commercial Blvd – Walgreen’s
On January 29, the unknown subjects passed all points of sale and exited the store without rendering payments to items such as five boxes of diapers, Aveeno baby items, baby formula, Dove body wash, two bags of dog food, pizza bites, and a thermometer.
4121 West Commercial Blvd – Publix at Sunshine Plaza
On February 1, the reporting person advised that an unknown male entered the grocery store with reusable shopping bags and grabbed a shopping cart. He placed multiple items inside of the bags and then exited the grocery store, passing all points of sale without paying for them. Contact was made with the male outside of the grocery store, and the items were recovered.
4121 West Commercial Blvd – Publix at Sunshine Plaza
On February 2, a male subject entered the store, went behind the counter and snatched several cartons of cigarettes.
3150 West Commercial Blvd – Family Dollar Store
On February 2, a suspect removed two cartons from a display case that was left unlocked and ran out the rear emergency exit of the store.
3914 West Commercial Blvd – Walgreens
On February 3, a male subject entered the store and pretended to be buying a phone charger and then suddenly snatched a carton of cigarettes and fled the store.
8700 block of Southgate Blvd/North Pine Island Road
On January 30, contact was made with the driver of a suspicious vehicle call, who was slumped at the wheel. A loaded handgun was in plain view in the driver’s lap. The driver admitted to not having a license for the weapon and was subsequently arrested for possession of a firearm without a concealed weapons permit.
- 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.