By Kevin Deutsch

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates to residents, this is a summary of crimes and other Parkland incidents through July 5, 2021.

Burglary Conveyance

NW 112th Terrace

On July 1, a male witness reporting a Burglary Conveyance said he observed a male juvenile wearing a black hooded sweater and black backpack attempting to enter his black 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan by pulling on the door handle. Witness also stated that he observed the subject travel across the street and attempt to gain entry to two other vehicles, a gray 2018 Chevrolet Suburban and a gray 2020 Toyota Tundra, by pulling on the door handles. The witness stated the subject left the area traveling east. While conducting an area check, police observed a male juvenile wearing a black hooded sweater and black backpack traveling east on Parkland Reserve Blvd toward NW 110th Drive. The subject was detained and subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the district office.

Criminal Mischief

Trails End

On July 1, a reporter alleged that someone vandalized the bathroom stall with graffiti. He advised that the victimized property does not wish to press charges but needs a report on file. Two digital photographs of the vandalism were uploaded into evidence.


NW 126th Terrace

On June 29, a man told police his dog was bitten by a neighbor’s dog on June 25. His dog was treated on June 26, and he incurred a vet bill of $1583.02. He is currently trying to recover that amount from the owner of the other dog.


On July 5, a victim of Kidnapping/False Imprisonment was reported in Parkland. A suspect was arrested.

Lost Property

NW 127th Way

On June 21, a woman reported that 2 pieces of her jewelry went missing. No forced entry was reported.

Missing Person

NW 62nd Terrace

On June 29, a missing female juvenile was reported. The male reporter advised she left the residence without his permission, and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Retail Theft

W. Hillsboro Blvd.

On July 4, the reporter advised that three female subjects entered a business and concealed 23 bottles of liquor. The females were observed passing all points of purchase with the merchandise. Tot. Est. Loss: $135.


Matalon, Scott Jay, 40, was arrested on charges of Kidnapping-Inflict Bodily Harm Or Terrorize Vict Or Other in Parkland on 07/05/2021.

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Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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