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 19 through February 25.
9900 block of NW 66th Manor – Meadow Run
On February 18 between 6:02 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., an unknown female Amazon delivery driver, delivered a package to the victim’s front door. The female placed the package by the door, photographed it, then picked it up and walked away with it.
5300 block of Hillsboro Blvd
On February 19 at 7:25 p.m., the officer was dispatched to the above location in reference to a report of a suspicious person. He made contact with the suspect who grabbed the victim’s hand. When the victim tried to pull away, the suspect tightened his grip against her will. The suspect also repeatedly struck her vehicle in an attempt to make entry into it and was charged with attempted burglary and battery.
6575 NW 76th Drive – Terramar Park
On February 20 between 12:05 p.m. and 12:35 p.m., the victim reported that an unknown suspect smashed out her driver side window and unlawfully grabbed her black purse from the passenger seat of her vehicle that was locked and secure in the parking lot. The vehicle was processed and park was canvassed.
5993 Hillsboro Blvd
On February 22 between 5:20 p.m. and 5:27 p.m., a vehicle was broken into. The passenger window was shattered and a brown tote on the passenger seat was taken.
7700 block of Marvanna Lane – Parkland Golf and Country Club
Between February 2 and February 11, on two occasions, the fence of the victim’s residential lot was run over and several mounds of dirt fill were left on the construction site for his home.
7000 block of NW 71st Terrace – Ternbridge
On February 20 between 3:14 a.m. and 8:47 a.m., the complainant reported that she observed on her video camera an unknown person pulling on the door handles to the two locked vehicles in her driveway.
7600 block of NW 61st Terrace
On February 21 between 3:22 p.m. and 6:37 p.m., an officer was dispatched in reference to a woman who tried to enter a residence via the front door. No pry marks or damage were observed.
6600 block of NW 61st Ave
On February 22 at 9:53 p.m., deputies responded in reference to a burglary. The homeowner arrived home to find the rear sliding glass door broken. The victim advised that nothing appeared to be stolen.
8600 block of Watercrest Circle West
On February 20 at 7:44 p.m., a mother advised that her 14-year-old son had not returned home from Terramar Park. Deputies responded to the park to start to search for him and it was discovered that his phone had no power and he had walked home.
9100 block of Solstice Circle – Watercrest
The victim reported that between February 6 at 2:00 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m., three bank accounts and one credit card account were opened in her husband’s name without his permission.
Westglades Middle School
On February 19 at 2:30 p.m., a juvenile stated she slipped and fell, hitting her head on the basketball court. Coral Springs Fire Rescue responded. Her father responded and took her to the doctor for follow-up.
Westglades Middle School
On February 20 at 3:48 p.m., a student was running and fell forward bumping his head on the concrete. Coral Springs Fire rescue responded and checked him for minor head injuries. His mother responded and took him home.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
On February 21 at 3:00 p.m., a teacher located a utility knife while walking in an area that had been used for constructing landscaping borders. It is believed that one of the volunteers that assisted with the project must have accidentally dropped it. The utility knife was packaged and submitted for safekeeping.
On February 19, Derrick Cencer, 23, on charges of burglary conveyance occupied/unarmed/no assault battery at 5903 Hillsboro Blvd.
On February 20, Steven Robert Toler, 62, on charges of larceny-petit theft 2nd degree 1st offense at the 7700 block of Newport Lane.
On February 21, Joseph Anthony De Jesus, 40, on charges of larceny-retail theft more than $300 at BJs at 5901 Hillsboro Blvd.
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.