Tamarac Weekly Crime Update January 28, 2019

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 from January 21 through January 28.

Burglary conveyance

9100 block of Chambers Street
On January 22 between 5:15 p.m. and 5:55 p.m., the victim saw an unknown subject inside his vehicle that he had left unlocked. The subject fled the area when confronted.

5900 block of Royal Way
Between January 21 at 10:00 p.m. and January 22 at 7:15 a.m., the victim’s vehicle was entered by an unknown subject without force. Two pairs of expensive sunglasses and cell phone cords were taken.


2500 block of NW 53rd Street
On January 22, the victim reported that the suspect, who was a roommate for approximately six weeks, took eight envelopes of money totaling $44,900.

Inn Town Suites
Between January 24 at 9:00 p.m. and January 25 at 7:30 a.m., an unknown suspect stole four rims and tires off of a BMW in the parking lot overnight.

Auto theft

6500 block of North University Drive
Occurred on January 25 at 12:32 p.m.

Theft/Retail Shopping
Publix Supermarket – 5881 North University Drive
On January 22 at 2:47 p.m., the subject was seen taking crabmeat and steaks from the store without paying for them.

CVS – 3915 W Commercial Blvd
On January 28 between 1:46 a.m. and 1:58 a.m., two subjects entered CVS, and one subject took a pack of condoms costing $27.99. The two subjects walked together, passed all points of sales and exited the store, failing to pay for the merchandise.

Shooting/unlawful discharge

6100 block of Pine Tree Lane
On January 24 at 10:20 p.m., a shooting/unlawful discharge occurred. No victim was located. Four spent 9mm casings and one live 380 round were submitted into evidence.

Publix 4101 West Commercial Boulevard
On January 22, the victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) had withdrawn $1,003 from the ATM at the above location on December 31 using the victim’s debit card that she had in hand in Minnesota.


On January 22, Gabriela Massiel Amaya, 26, on charges of Touch Or Strike/battery at the 9900 block of Westwood Drive.

On January 26, Garrett Treston Barrett, 25, on charges of touch or strike/battery at 4800 West Commercial Blvd.

On January 26, Robert Michael Jacob, 42, on charges of aggravated battery where the offender knew or should know that the victim was pregnant, at the 7900 block of Sanibel Drive.

On January 26, Kan’deria Shannon Thomas, 25, on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and received a $5,000 fine, at the 4400 block of Treehouse Lane.

On January 26, Joshua Anthony O’connor, 26, on charges of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon at the 3900 block of West Commercial Blvd.

On January 28, Carlos Miguel Camacho, 24, on charges of touch or strike/battery at the 4100 block of Lakeside Drive.

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Jill Fox
Jill Fox
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. 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.