Plumber discovers money in wall of Joel Osteen’s church, years after $600K burglary, report says
Back in 2014, a big headline in Texas involved hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from a safe at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, Lakewood Church, in Houston. Now, seven years later, another bombshell has dropped.
North Lauderdale resident kills armed intruder, detectives say
Detectives investigated a burglary that turned deadly on Dec. 30 in North Lauderdale. NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives said Tuesday that they have turned over a case to prosecutors after concluding a North Lauderdale resident shot and killed an armed intruder. Millard Thompson was armed when he broke into a North Lauderdale home about 2:20 a.m., on Dec. 30th, deputies said on Tuesday. Derrick Morgan, a 21-year-old resident of the home at Southwest 81st Avenue and Southwest Fifth Street, grabbed a gun and fatally shot Thompson, deputies said. North Lauderdale Fire Rescue pronounced Thompson, 38, of Deerfield Beach, dead and detectives recovered the gun witnesses said Thompson was armed with, deputies said.
Burglar finds opportunity at empty office building in Broward, deputies say
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – With the coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of empty office buildings and some burglars are taking advantage of the lack of security. On Wednesday morning, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives released images of a burglar who broke into three offices at 840 S.W. 81st Ave. in North Lauderdale. Security cameras captured a burglar with short twisted hair who was wearing trendy clear glasses and a blue hooded polka dot sweater with a white zipper. Detectives didn’t say what the burglar stole, but they are asking anyone with information to call BSO North Lauderdale Detective Lisa Sokol at 954-720-2251 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 to remain anonymous.
Do you recognize this person? Man burglarized vehicle, used Discover card at 7 locations, police say
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Police in Miami Shores are looking for a man who burglarized a vehicle and stole several credit cards. He was caught on surveillance cameras at seven different locations across the north end of Miami-Dade County, investigators said Thursday. If you can help identify this man, you’re asked to call Miami Shores Police Department at 305-759-2468 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. He is about 25 to 35 years old and stands 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, police said. Her Discover credit card was fraudulently used at seven different places, totaling $1,476.90.
Miami burglary crew with appetite for luxury preys on flashy social media users
She and her son are facing charges of structuring financial transactions and money laundering greater than $20,000. The long list of chargesXandi Garcia, Fabian Garcia, Valle, Sosa, Pacheco, Sanchez and Alcade are facing charges of racketeering and conspiring to racketeer. Pacheco and Valle are also facing burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and two counts of grand theft in the first degree. Pintado-Martell is facing charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit a burglary of a dwelling, grand theft in the third degree and conspiracy to commit grand theft in the third degree. Fabian Garcia is also facing charges of grand theft in the third degree and two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling.
Burglars ransack master bedroom of North Lauderdale home
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the thieves who broke into a North Lauderdale home last month and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and the victim’s house key. Deputies said the man asked for someone with the name Christina and the homeowner told him that person was not at the residence. According to detectives, the same man was then seen walking away from the home to another person who was waiting for him. Detectives believe the duo then went to a nearby home, cut a patio motion sensor and jumped a fence into the backyard. Authorities said the thieves shattered a rear sliding glass door on the second story of the home and ransacked the master bedroom, taking more than $2,000 worth of jewelry and the house key.
Miami man accused of trying to sell custom ring stolen from hotel room of famed jeweler
His hotel room was broken into on the day of the big game. Police said the tipster told Garcia that he wasn’t interested in buying the ring and that it had possibly been stolen during a home invasion. Garcia told the tipster it had actually been stolen from a vehicle, authorities said. The tipster again told Garcia he wasn’t interested and Garcia left the man’s business, at which time he was detained by police. Police said the victim identified the custom ring as one of his pieces of jewelry that had been stolen from the hotel room.
‘Mighty Ducks’ actor busted on burglary, meth charges
MARYSVILLE, Calif. – Childhood actor Shaun Weiss, who starred in “The Mighty Ducks,” series was arrested Sunday on charges of burglary and being under the influence of methamphetamine. Police discovered Weiss, 41, after a California homeowner alerted police that a stranger was sitting inside a car parked in the caller’s garage, USA Today reports. Weiss had broken the passenger window of the vehicle and was going through the items inside when found by police. According to the police report, Weiss “displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine.”Weiss was previously arrested in 2018 for public intoxication. After starring as the team goalie in three “Mighty Ducks” movies, Weiss appeared in several television shows, including “Boy Meets World,” “Charles in Charge,” and “Freaks and Geeks.”
PlayStations, cellphones stolen during T-Mobile break-in
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Some PlayStation 4 consoles and cellphones were among the items stolen early Thursday morning during a burglary at a T-Mobile store in Hallandale Beach. The burglary occurred at the T-Mobile at 219 N. Federal Highway. The thieves got away with not only cellphones and the PS 4’s, but also drones, Apple watches and a camera, the store manager said. “Five consoles and five cellphones,” Karim Elchaer said. According to the manager, the stolen items are worth several thousand dollars.
Man wearing ‘I don’t care’ hoodie burglarizes home in North Miami Beach
A man wearing a hoodie that read “I don’t care” recently burglarized a home in North Miami Beach, authorities announced Thursday on social media. At one point he looks outside, appearing to make sure no one is watching him. If anyone has any information, please call us @myNMBPolice 305-949-5500 pic.twitter.com/w6OzdL9jaK — North Miami Beach PD (@myNMBPolice) January 16, 2020No further details about the incident were immediately released by police. Those with information about the burglar’s identity are asked to call Detective Cabrera at 305-948-2940, ext. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Police seek 3 thieves in connection with burglary, attempted burglar
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Coconut Creek police are searching for three thieves who were recently involved in a home burglary and an attempted burglary. The incidents occurred during the early night-time hours of Dec. 26, authorities said Monday. According to police, the trio first broke into a home in the 4300 block of Northwest 44th Terrace around 6:30 p.m.Police said they took several items from the home in just about 10 minutes. At 6:46 p.m., the group tried to break into another home, but were scared off after setting off the home’s alarm system, authorities said. Anyone with information about the thieves’ identities is asked to call the Coconut Creek Police Department at 954-973-6700 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.