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 September 3o.  Names of those not arrested have been redacted.


10700 block of Moore Drive
On September 24, Down Rite Engineering was digging with a backhoe, when the equipment operator struck a gas line causing a substantial propane gas leak.

7600 block of NW 116 Lane – Heron Bay – Highlands
On September 24, the reporting person advised that an unknown male came onto his property complaining of bright lights on his house. The subject scared the reporting person’s son at the residence. The male was identified as a neighbor who described a conflict regarding lighting on the reporting person’s home.

Burglary Conveyance

7600 block of Old Thyme Court – Townhomes at Parkland Golf and Country Club
On September 29, an unknown suspect(s), unlawfully entered the victim’s unlocked Infinity M35. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter handgun, along with a small black wallet with miscellaneous credit cards, and approximately $60 from the center console. The vehicle was processed and latent prints were obtained. There were no witnesses or video surveillance. 


7400 Parkside Drive – Riverglades Elementary School
On September 23, a student made a comment offering to pay anyone $1,000,000 to shoot him with a shotgun. Broward County Youth Emergency Services team responded to the school and completed an assessment.

11000 Holmberg Road – Westglades Middle School
On September 25, information was received through SaferWatch, involving a threatening in nature chat occurring within a group chat on SnapChat. One of the participants displayed possibly a handgun. It appeared to be occurring in another state, and not in Broward County.

11000 Holmberg Road – Westglades Middle School
On September 26, deputies responded to assist school faculty with a fight on campus. The argument took place between two eighth-graders using their hands and fists. The investigation and review of campus video surveillance showed both parties as mutual combatants and both saying they wanted to fight each other. The school principal advised the incident will be handled through the school board’s PROMISE program.

11010 Nob Hill Rd – Heron Heights Elementary School
On September 25, a verbal threat was made by a first-grade student. A behavioral threat assessment was conducted. A deputy was notified by an assistant principal at Park Trails Elementary that a first-grade student was overheard singing an inappropriate song. The assistant principal told the student it was inappropriate for school, contacted the child`s parents and notified them of the incident. The school documented it and no further action was required.

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.

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