By: Jill Fox
Through our joint effort with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to share updates to residents, this is a list of crimes that occurred in Parkland from December 11 -20, 2018.
Parkland Isles Clubhouse, 11245 NW 66th Drive
Between November 4, at 3:30 p.m. and December 4, at 3:30 p.m., a Parkland Isles employee advised that on two different occasions (11/08 and 12/04), unknown teenage juveniles entered the pool area of the clubhouse during normal working hours. On November 8, one of three juvenile subjects threw two chairs in the pool, and on December 4, four juveniles entered the pool area, clogged up a toilet in the bathroom, and one of them threw a chair and feces into the pool.
6800 block of NW 66th Way – Pine Tree Estates
The victim reported that between December 15 at 9:00 p.m. and December 16 at 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect cut the electrical wires on two of her Christmas light displays set up in her front yard. The unknown suspect used an unknown type of cutting tool to make a clean cut of the electrical wires.
9900 block of NW 65th Manor
On December 13 at approximately 12:00 p.m., an officer responded to the home in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, the officer contacted the victim who advised that on December 12, an unknown suspect(s) took medication from the home.
10400 block of Cobalt Drive – Cascata
On December 16 between 12:00 a.m., and 3:00 a.m., two unlocked vehicles were ransacked, and cash, sunglasses, and a wallet were taken.
6800 block of Long Leaf Drive
On December 12 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the homeowner advised that children’s toys for donation were taken out of his open garage, sometime in the afternoon. The home has a security camera mounted beside garage. The footage is pending.
7705 N SR 7 Wawa Fraud – Credit Card / ATM
A victim from Altamonte Springs reported that an unknown suspect fraudulently used her Bank of America Debit card number on December 16 at the Wawa located at 7705 N SR 7, for two unauthorized purchases for $99.51 and $100.00. She is in possession of her debit card and also reported the incident to Altamonte Springs Police Department.
5901 Hillsboro Blvd, BJ’s Wholesale
On December 19, between 2:40 p.m., and 2:42 p.m., a suspect attempted to purchase merchandise with a check. The suspect was flagged in the BJ`s system as a subject who uses fraudulent checks to purchase merchandise. The transaction was declined, and the subject left the business with the suspected fraudulent check. No loss was sustained by BJ`s.
6600 block of Parkside Drive Bomb Threat
On December 13 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:23 p.m., a chain email was sent nationwide demanding 20k in Bitcoin, or an explosive device would go off at the listed location. The Bomb Squad and VCU were notified, but response was not needed. The incident was documented, and staff event completed.
9500 block of Holmberg Road Drugs/Narcotics Offenses
On December 14 between 1:04 a.m., and 1:05 a.m., contact was made with the defendant during a traffic stop. The defendant was in possession of 13 grams of cannabis and was issued a notice to appear.
11000 block of NW 61st Court Lost Property
A woman reported that her wedding ring, valued at $9,536, was lost on December 2 in the area of the Sawgrass Mall.
5900 block of Pine Island Road
On December 14 at 11:35 a.m. a juvenile student from Coral Glades High School had a picture of a rifle on his Instagram page. Information was given to the Coral Springs PD SRO Sergeant.
6600 block of University Drive
On December 14 at 4:58 p.m., a California resident advised that he was in California in December 2016, where Nikolas Cruz was given Rohypnol for hyper-amnesia. Allegedly present, according to him, were David Hogg, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
12100 block of Kalmar Circle North
On December 16, at 12:13 a.m., an officer responded to the mentioned location in reference to a medical alert alarm call involving a 90-year-old female. Police were requested to assist Coral Springs Fire Rescue on scene. The 90-year-old female was found laying on the ground conscious and breathing inside of her residence. Fire Rescue determined that she was not injured due to her fall.
9100 block of Carrington Ave
On December 16, at 12:55 p.m., a mother requested a welfare check on her two teenage daughters. Both daughters were safe with their father.
7200 block of NW 64th Terrace
On December 16, at 3:47 p.m., a complainant reported harassing phone calls and bad reviews of business on social media by Anais Betancourt.
12400 block of NW 83rd Court
On December 13, at 5:00 p.m., the caller advised that his Snapchat account was hacked.
6500 block of Windsor Drive
A woman reported a possible online scam on December 11, at approximately 1:00 p.m. when she attempted to purchase a dog from an online breeder based out of Texas on her home computer days earlier.
9500 Holmberg Rd
On December 14, a man was arrested on charges of marijuana-possession of cannabis/synthetic less than 20 grams.
Riverglades Elementary School
On December 11, at 8:45 a.m., there was an anonymous SAFEWATCH report of a suspicious person standing outside the school for 30 minutes with a backpack. An area search was completed with negative results.
On December 20, at 12:25 p.m., an officer responded in reference to a white male who hit his head on the basketball court while playing, after being pushed by another student who was playing too rough. His father responded and picked him up.
Heron Heights Elementary School
On December 11, between 8:50 a.m. and 8:55 a.m., the subject entered the school campus by climbing over a perimeter fence. The subject is the parent of a current third grade student who walked to the school for a meeting and encountered the locked gates. He was advised in the future, to call the school and someone would come open the gate for him to enter.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Between November 30, at 3:00 p.m. and December 11, at 9:30 a.m., the officer met with school staff in reference to doing a student threat assessment.
On December 10, 2018 at 2:45 p.m., person(s) unknown were handing out brochures recruiting students for employment at a company called “Kids Fairy Land.” The company appears to be a character based entertainment provider for private parties. Their daughter was approached by the individual on the sidewalk, and he had concerns regarding the students` safety.
Westglades Middle School
On December 20, 2018, a report was filed referencing a field test of oil from a vape pen taken from a student. There was no arrest.
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.