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 January 19.

Auto Theft

11500 block of NW 71 Place – Heron Bay
On January 18, deputies responded about a delayed auto theft of an unlocked Infiniti SUV from the driveway. They also located a burglary conveyance at the11600 block of NW 71 Place to an unlocked Mercedes.

5800 block of Holmberg Road – Bell Parkland Apartments
On January 20, a deputy responded to a stolen Honda Odyssey.

Burglary Conveyance

6000 block of NW 60 Ave – Country Point Estates
On January 14, the caller advised an unknown suspect shattered his front passenger door window and unlocked the vehicle doors. The suspect removed hand tools, which were in the front compartment of the vehicle without his permission.

Child Abuse

5900 NW 75 Way
On January 17, a child abuse/neglect incident was reported to Child Protective Services. They checked on the welfare of two small children, where the parents’ argument became violent, as the father was arrested.


8600 block of Pacifica Lane – Cascata
On January 14, the reporter advised that while checking a home under construction, he could not locate a garbage disposal, which had previously been inside of the property. The reporter stated at that time; it was unaccounted for. However, it could have been moved to another home under construction.

12000 block of NW 83 Court – Heron Bay – Cypress Point
On January 15, the property Manager wanted to report that five homes in the community had shutters installed without permits.

9245 Ranch Road – Barkland Dog Park
On January 15, a verbal altercation took place between two guests who know each other and have had multiple issues in the past regarding their dogs. Based on witness statements, nothing criminal could be determined, and both parties left without further incident.

9245 Ranch Road – Barkland Dog Park
On January 18, the sergeant met with the complainant at the dog park about his dog being injured by another dog.

6650 University Drive
On January 19, the reporter responded to the Parkland District Office to report an incident that had occurred on January 17, involving a student from Westglades Middle School. The incident involved the student displaying a knife in plain view while on the bus en route to his residence without making any threats.

10559 Trails End – Pine Trails Park
On January 19, while conducting an area check, Coral Springs Fire Rescue advised dispatch of an injury on field #9. Upon the deputy’s arrival at field #9, the parents and the injured juvenile were entering their vehicle and advised they were en route to the nearest hospital. The juvenile appeared to be conscious and was able to walk to the vehicle with assistance from his parents.

Recovered Auto

6500 block of NW 66 Ave – Pine Tree Estates
On January 20, a deputy observed a GMC Yukon bearing a Massachusetts tag traveling westbound at the 6600 block of Holmberg Road. A Teletype check revealed it was stolen out of Margate on January 19. Four subjects were taken into custody without incident.


10700 Trails End – Park Trails Elementary School
On January 14, the school provided an information report in reference to a female student that ran into a trailer parked on the property. The student had facial injuries. Coral Springs Fire Rescue responded, and the student was released to the mother’s custody.

7400 Parkside Drive – Riverglades Elementary School
On January 14, a parent entered the restricted area of the campus to pick up her son. A code yellow was called, and contact was made with her within about 60 seconds.

Author Profile

Jill Fox
Jill Fox
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.