Man sacrificing animals at Parkland shooting shrine is arrested in Broward school threat prevention effort
Broward Sheriff’s Gregory Tony said his investigators were able to get a potential school shooter off the street by nabbing him for defacing the shrine for Parkland shooting victims at the site of the high school.sun-sentinel.com
BSO: Car with 3 shooting victims ends up at Pompano Beach gas station, 1 person dead
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Deputies in Broward County spent most of the day investigating a triple shooting that happened early Sunday morning. Broward Sheriff’s Office said the call about the shooting came in from South Dixie Highway and Southwest 13th Court sometime after 5 a.m.A blue Ford Flex was the focus of investigators’ attention at an Exxon gas station. The driver of the car, one of the 3 victims, reportedly raced to the gas station. When Broward Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found 1 person already dead near the gas pumps and two survivors inside the vehicle seriously injured. One person was killed and two others were injured after shots were fired in Pompano Beach.
Suspicious call leads to lockdown at school in Parkland
Dismissal time is about 3:30 p.m., but dozens of parents showed up mid-morning at Westglades to pick up their children early. The school district said the schools did not dismiss the students early but parents always have the discretion to pick up their students if they wish.sun-sentinel.com
Carjacking from Boca to Pompano ends with body found in car and one suspect arrested
Exantus was freed from prison in June and began his probation Sept. 23 for a 2017 carjacking in Margate. He was convicted of stealing a BMW SUV that was left running outside a post office with a 9-month-old girl in the back seat. The infant was safely recovered in the SUV, which was stopped blocks away.sun-sentinel.com
Ready, Set, Vote: Watch our election preview Sunday at 7 p.m.
Local 10 is breaking down what you need to know before you vote. Tune in to our election special “Ready, Set, Vote” on Sunday at 7 p.m. to hear from the major candidates firsthand and find out how to make sure your vote is counted. Among the races we are covering in the show are President, Miami-Dade Mayor, Broward Sheriff and key local Congressional districts. Tune in to Local 10 Sunday at 7 p.m. to watch it all. ALSO SEEGet more information about the election process in our Local10 voter guideAmendments 101: Glenna Milberg breaks down Florida’s ballot questions
Broward Sheriff candidate Scott Israel discharged from hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Scott Israel, the former Broward Sheriff who is running again to reclaim that position, was released from a hospital Thursday night, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Israel confirmed reports of the news with a statement:“Tonight I am being discharged from the Delray Medical Center. I return home tonight grateful to finish out my treatment and recuperation and to strengthen for the coming days,” Israel, 64, wrote in part. This time, unfortunately, the test was positive,” wrote Israel. Tony’s campaign posted a tweet Wednesday saying: “Wishing good health and a speedy recovery to Scott Israel.
Sheriff suspends union president accusing him of politicizing coronavirus
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After a mounting public dispute over safety protocols, BSO Deputies Association, IUPA President Jeff Bell was suspended from the force on Friday. Earlier in the week, Bell was vocal about Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony and his handling during the coronavirus crisis of doing enough to protect his deputies. Officers did line up to pick up a shipment of N95 masks. The other day we had already pushed out 25,000 high-quality N95 masks in conjunction with 45,000 surgical masks. We spent over $1.3 million dollars and I’m willing to spend another 10 if that’s necessary.”[Related: Tensions rise between Broward Sheriff and union president.]
More punitive measures needed to deal with MLK Ride Out, Broward Sheriff says
Some MLK Rideout participants were breaking the ATV law on Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County. He said lawmakers and commissioners need to equip deputies with more punitive measures to have a more preventive approach. “They are overlooking any type of law that exists.”MLK Rideout participants break traffic laws Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County. Tony said Israel’s biggest weakness is that he was “too political" during his service as Sheriff from 2013 until his Jan. 11, 2019 suspension. Tony and Israel will debate the issues on a later episode of Local 10 News’ This Week in South Florida.
Taxpayers spend tens of thousands of dollars on Scott Israel report that Florida Senate ignored
Florida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $87,000 to cover the services of a former state lawmaker who served as the state Senates special master last year, with most of the cost stemming from the case involving the removal of Scott Israel as Broward Sheriff.sun-sentinel.com
Owner of Tamarac home where 2-year-old drowned hires attorney
TAMARAC, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's deputies responding to a possible drowning incident last Friday found a father attempting CPR on his 2-year-old son. The owner of the home whose pool Rivera fell into has received thousands of dollars of fines for not enclosing the pool, the City of Tamarac told Local 10 reporter Christina Vazquez. According to Tamarac code, pools are required to be secured by either a screened enclosure or a fence. Johansson also noted that the city failed to properly notify the homeowner that there were fines assessed for improper pool enclosure. The City of Tamarac declined further comment now that the matter is under criminal investigation by BSO homicide detectives.
SWAT responds to Plantation hotel for barricaded subject with multiple warrants
PLANTATION, Fla. - Several rounds of gas were fired into a third floor hotel room at the Plantation Inn late Monday afternoon. Members of the Broward Sheriff's SWAT team were on scene, heavily armed. Police said the man has multiple outstanding warrants and is also wanted for a burglary out of Coral Springs. When the Broward Sheriff's Office Burglary Apprehension Team got the case, it led them to the hotel. After the suspect refused to come out, the SWAT team was called in and the motel was evacuated.
Florida man arrested for fleeing police, intentionally hitting deputy with car
Broward Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday night they said intentionally hit an officer with his car after being pulled over. That led to another attempted traffic stop, this time by BSO deputies and Hallandale Beach police officers near the I-95 exit ramp to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Police said Rogers pulled over briefly but then began driving off, hitting a deputy with his car in the process. The BSO deputy and a Hallandale Beach police officer fired their guns at Rogers' car as he fled, but no one was hit, authorities said. Both Rogers and the BSO deputy were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.