Medley councilwoman charged with defrauding food bank through nonprofit organization
Medley Councilwoman Ana Lilia Stefano has been charged with two felony counts after she defrauded the food bank Feeding South Florida of an estimated $24,000 of food items, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday in a news release.
Man faces charges in work-related bus stop shooting killing 1, injuring 2
Roland Deus Day told detectives that he shot at his co-workers — killing a 21-year-old man — because someone was stealing his marijuana and they had laughed at him, according to an arrest report that the Miami-Dade Police Department released on Friday.
PepsiCo employee shoots co-worker in Medley over union issues, police say
MEDLEY, Fla. – Two co-workers arguing about PepsiCo union issues agreed to meet up to fight during their break, but police say one of the men really planned to kill the other. According to Franklin’s arrest report, he and the victim clocked out of work and followed each other in their vehicles to find a spot to fight at. According to the arrest report, after failing to agree on a location, the victim pulled up alongside Franklin’s car and told him, “F*** this, my break is only 30 minutes. Authorities said the victim got out of the vehicle and tried to get away, but Franklin shot him five to six more times. Once at PepsiCo, multiple employees came outside to help and heard the victim say, “Jimmy shot me,” the arrest report stated.
Authorities recover remaining stolen PPE valued at $1 million
MEDLEY, Fla. – Federal agents were back at a Medley warehouse on Wednesday, recovering the remainder of a massive stolen haul of personal protective equipment. Exclusive video obtained by Local 10 News, which can be viewed at the top of this page, shows officers uncovering stolen medical gloves inside the warehouse. It’s the rest of what police say was a huge amount of PPE stolen from a Coral Springs shipping container just one week ago. The thieves stole an entire shipping container with the federally registered medical gloves inside. “They executed the search warrant and located the rest of the gloves.”The gloves were inside a tall tower of black plastic.
Medley police make arrests in case of stolen PPE valued at $1 million
Inside, police recovered 11 pallets packed with medical gloves, which is just part of what was stolen back on Sunday, Oct. 25 from outside a Coral Springs warehouse. A giant shipping container was full of the PPE, which is valued at a million dollars, but during a pandemic it’s priceless. “Our detectives worked tirelessly through the weekend and today they were able to effect an arrest,” said Medley Police Officer Deglys Chavarria. “Their role was they were essentially selling the stolen gloves,” said Officer Chavarria. Police said they recovered PPE supplies that can be provided to area hospitals that need it.
Medley police officer drowns in pond behind Davie home
MEDLEY, Fla. The Town of Medley Police Department is mourning one of their own after an officer drowned in a pond behind a home in Davie over the weekend. We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our own, Officer Dan Garcia, who proudly served our community with integrity, honor, and commitment, the Police Department posted on Twitter. Leone said the officer went under water and did not surface. Leone said Davie police officers responded to the scene around 7:40 p.m. and police divers retrieved Garcia from the water. The Davie Police Department extends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Officer Dan Garcia and the Town of Medley Police Department for their loss, he said.
SeaVee Boats build new factory at right
SeaVee Boats build new factory at rightWritten by Kylea Henseler on May 19, 2020AdvertisementSeaVee Boats move to a new 220,000-square-foot production hub in Medley in December is helping the custom boat maker navigate the Covid-19 crisis, says Sales and Marketing Director John Caballero. Mr. Caballero said the new hubs increased functionality has been essential in getting SeaVee back up and running safely and effectively after a virus-caused shutdown. In contrast, SeaVee built 166 boats in 2019, primarily at its old facilities, and the new factory will be capable of producing 260 to 270 per year. On the business end, Mr. Caballero said it was too early to tell how much the coronavirus would dampen sales. We put the data out there and let people reach their own conclusionsEach month, Info-Link produces detailed analyses of new and pre-used boat sales based on data from state agencies.miamitodaynews.com
CNG buses could roll on new I-75 route by April
CNG buses could roll on new I-75 route by AprilWritten by Jesse Scheckner on January 7, 2020AdvertisementA new I-75 bus route between Miami Gardens and a Metrorail station in Medley could by April be served by seven new buses, and the Florida Department of Transportation would foot most of the bill. Deputy Mayor Jennifer Moon said in a Dec. 3 memo that the county transportation department recommended that the $840,000 remainder be paid by the local half-penny surtax meant to expand transit countywide. To date, Miami-Dade has entered into contracts to buy compressed natural gas buses from two manufacturers: New Flyer of America and Gillig. Like local demonstration projects under the county SMART Plan, eligible projects under the state program are limited to three years or less in duration. If a project is deemed successful after three years, it must be continued without using further Service Development Program funds.miamitodaynews.com
List of gas stations out of fuel Thursday night in Hialeah
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesHIALEAH, Fla. - Gas stations continued to run out of gas in Hialeah and Medley on Thursday night ahead of Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall in Florida. Marathon at 2927 W. 4th Ave.Ave. Quick Fuel at 6000 NW 72nd Ave.For the latest updates in your neighborhood, search the Gas Buddy data base." Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Stinky 'Mount Trashmore' could get bigger if Waste Management gets its way
DORAL, Fla. - Doral residents have complained about the emissions coming from Waste Management's Medley landfill for years. The residents refer to the growing landfill as "Mount Trashmore." Juan Carlos "J.C." Bermudez, the mayor, remembers the landfill was already there when the city was founded in 2003. Now, Doral residents are worried about a plan to bring more garbage to the landfill. Waste Management wants the landfill, which serves a population of about 4.5 million, to be the height of a 30-floor building.