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Criminal investigation underway in Southwest Ranches

Officials from the Davie Police Criminal Investigations Division were in the area of Southwest Ranches trying to find evidence related to an ongoing investigation, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Officials from the Davie Police Criminal Investigations Division were in the area of Southwest Ranches trying to find evidence related to an ongoing investigation, authorities confirmed Thursday.

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. – Officials from the Davie Police Criminal Investigations Division were in the area of Southwest Ranches trying to find evidence related to an ongoing investigation, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Sky 10 was above Mustang Trail shortly after 10:30 a.m. as officers were spotted throughout the area from Southwest 136th Avenue to Melaleuca Road.

A Local 10 News crews went to the scene a short time later and spotted law enforcement officials from agencies in Pasco and Palm Beach counties, as well.

Those agencies were spotted in the same area just a couple of weeks ago, but authorities have not said whether both incidents were connected to the same case.

On Thursday, officers brought K9s to assist in the search for evidence, but those K9s have since been cleared from the scene.

By noon, police were also starting to reopen the roadway to traffic.

Davie police said no other details about the investigation and what type of evidence they were looking for would be released at this time so as to not compromise the integrity of the investigation.

Police said updates would be provided when appropriate by a spokesperson for the police department.

By Thursday afternoon law enforcement had cleared the area.


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.