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 from February 5 through 11.
5900 block of NW 80th Terrace
On February 6, the victim reported that he had received a suspicious letter from a bank congratulating him on opening an account. The bank was called and stated that the account was opened on January 26, and agreed to close it.
12400 block of NW 78th Manor
Between February 5 at 12:00 p.m. and February 6 at 2:07 p.m., an unknown subject fraudulently opened an account under the victim’s name. The subject also attempted transferring $9,800 to another account from the victim’s bank account but was unsuccessful.
9800 block of Blue Isle Bay
On February 6 at 3:22 p.m., the victim advised that an account was opened using her personal information.
12000 block of Watermark Way – Parkland Bay
On February 6 at 12:00 p.m., a thermostat was stolen from a construction manager’s home. The house, that is under construction can only be accessed by the manager and construction workers.
9900 block of NW 60th Place
On February 7, between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered several conveyances in The Landings and stole several items, one of them being a 12 Gauge Remington 870 Shotgun. There were no signs of forced entry observed to any of the conveyances. The loss totaled approximately $1,200.
10000 Mandarin Street
On February 7 at 2:30 a.m., two subjects were captured on residential surveillance cameras attempting to open vehicle doors. The subjects did not gain entry into the locked vehicles, but were captured on multiple residential surveillance cameras walking from house to house inside of Parkland Golf and Country Club.
12100 block of Watermark Way – Parkland Bay
Between February 7 at 6:00 p.m. and February 8 at 12:00 p.m., an officer responded in reference to a delayed vandalism incident at a home under construction. The sliding glass door was damaged.
5800 block of NW 74th Court – Pine Tree Estates
On February 8 at 9:21 p.m., an officer responded in reference to a vehicle that was egged.
15490 Loxahatchee Road
On February 7 at 5:41 p.m., two brothers were fishing in a canoe in the Everglades when they tipped over and fell into the water. An alert person heard their yells for help and called 911. With the assistance of two boaters, the brothers were located and rescued.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
On February 7 at 10:00 a.m., school staff observed a student acting in an unusual manner. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the student had consumed alcohol. The student’s guardian was notified and the student was picked up from school.
10900 block of NW 71st Court – Parkland Isles
On February 7 at 10:59 p.m., the BSO Parkland District Office received a Saferwatch Intel report regarding a possible threat to Westglades Middle School. A juvenile saw a Snapchat story that said, “there are rumors that Westglades Middle School will be shot up tomorrow or on Valentine’s Day.” The post was a repost from another student that the juvenile knows.
Westglades Middle School
On February 7 at 4:32 p.m., a credible bomb threat was issued. A code black ensued, and the bomb squad cleared the school.
- 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, 7.
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