Tamarac Crime Update: Wells Fargo Prevents Loss After Checks Stolen from USPS Mailbox

Crime Update

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 22, 2024.

Burglary

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on 01/16/2024. The total estimated loss was $1,500. The victim advised that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stolen the key and a passport. The victim advised he leaves his key inside the car so that he doesn`t lose it.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on 01/16/2024. The total estimated loss was $1,000. The victim advised that his vehicle, which was left unlocked, had a wallet and firearm stolen from within.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on 01/16/2024. The total estimated loss was $100. The victim reported two vehicles in his driveway were burglarized overnight. Both vehicles had unlocked car doors.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on 01/17/2024. The vehicle appeared to have a smashed-in driver-side window; nothing was taken from the car.

Theft

A victim of Theft – Bicycle on 01/20/2024. The total estimated loss was $7,000. A male entered the back patio of the business and walked away with the victim’s black bicycle.

A victim of Theft – Bicycle on 01/21/2024. The total estimated loss was $2,000. The victim advised that his bicycle was stolen inside a community storage unit at his complex.

A victim of Theft – All Other on 01/20/2024. The victim received a call from his bank, Wells Fargo, advising that an unknown person(s) was attempting to cash checks he had placed in a USPS mailbox outside the facility. It appears that the checks were “fished out” of the mailbox. Wells Fargo closed his account and kept the victim from losing monetary funds.

A victim of Auto Theft on 01/21/2024.

Information

Information on 01/18/2024. The reporting person had $8335 deposited into her bank account to buy Bitcoin from an unknown subject.

Fraud

A victim of Fraud – All Other on 01/22/2024. The total estimated loss was $11,000. The reporter reported she was defrauded $11000 by an unknown subject.

A victim of Fraud – Credit Card / ATM on 01/21/2024. The total estimated loss was $2,400.

A victim of Fraud – Worthless Check on 01/19/2024. The victim advised that his check was fraudulently altered by an unknown person(s).

Trespassing

A victim of Trespassing on 01/19/2024. Squatters were found in a vacant home. The owner requested to trespass and prosecute them.

Arrests

Del Carpio, Alonso, Guido, 39, was arrested on a charge of Violation Injunction Protection Domestic Violence on 01/17/2024.

Haye, Rahsean, Andre, 25, was arrested on a charge of Touch or Strike/Battery/Dating Violence on 1/19/2024.

Harris, Antonio, 50, was arrested on a charge of Trespassing – Entry on Property Unlawfully on 1/19/2024.

Elvin

Harris, Antonio, 50, was arrested on a charge of Fraud Impersonation, Use/Possession of ID of Another Person W/O Consent on 1/21/2024.

Wilson, Gary, Rudolph, 53, was arrested on a Drive While License Suspended 3 Or Subsequent Offense charge at 8800 W Commercial Blvd on 01/22/2024.

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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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