Parkland Crime Update

By Jill Fox

Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates to residents, this is a summary of crimes that occurred in Parkland through March 8.

On March 8, at the 8300 block of Holmberg Road, a male subject advised the Broward Sheriff’s Office that he accidentally shot himself in the leg while driving his Honda Accord. His two children were in the rear seat of the vehicle. The Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department transported him to North Broward Medical Center for treatment.

Burglary Conveyance

10100 block of NW 59 Drive – The Landings
On March 3, an unknown male subject unlawfully entered the victim’s driveway. Once inside, the subject rummaged through an unlocked Toyota pick-up truck and stole an unlocked Chrysler 300. The stolen Chrysler was later tracked and located in the parking lot of 3227 Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs.

Burglary Residence

6000 block of NW 79 Way – Pinetree Estates
On March 6, deputies responded to the residence about a delayed burglary report. An unknown male was caught on video attempting to gain entry. The estimated value of the glass sliding door was $400.

Carry Concealed Weapon

7900 University Drive
On March 3, deputies made contact with the defendant for failing to stop at several stop signs.
 A teletype check revealed an active warrant in the system for driving with a suspended license. The defendant was taken into custody and a search revealed cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and a stolen loaded Glock .43 inside his vehicle. The multi-convicted felon was taken to the main jail.

Information

11300 block of Parkland Isles Blvd
On March 7, the reporting person advised that while entering the Parkland Isles community passing the gate arms, the gate arm came down on top of his vehicle and caused minor damage. Contact was made with the guard gate, who advised that the individual tailgated behind the resident the reporting person was visiting and did not allow enough time for the gate arm to reset.

8350 Ranch Road – Parkland Farmers Market
On March 8, a large gust of wind uprighted a canopy tent that was being occupied by a vendor, which caused the tent to be pulled out of the ground, causing it to make contact with the adjacent tent.

Suspicious Incident

6750 University Drive – Congregation Kol Tikvah
On March 4, deputies responded to the synagogue for a suspicious incident. An unknown male walked into the lobby area of the preschool, asking for information on prayer services.

Author Profile

Jill Fox
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked on the public relations side as well as the television side of marketing for NBC Universal. A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Advertising from the University of Miami. During college, Fox enjoyed working at Walt Disney World. She loves living in Parkland with her husband, Brian and their two children, Madden, 10 and Randi, 6.