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 January 15 through 21.
7100 block of NW 123rd Ave – Heron Bay
On January 16, at 11:21 a.m., a report was taken from a walk-in complainant on some additional information regarding a subject who was recently arrested, that may be in possession of additional firearms. Information is to be forwarded to Criminal Investigations.
10600 NW 66th Drive – Fox Ridge
A resident reported that the Fox Ridge Homeowners Association was violating the mandatory water restriction ordinance. The officer confirmed that the sprinklers were on and recorded the violation.
11900 block of Kalamar Circle South
On January 16, at about 2:21 p.m., the officer responded to the home in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, it was learned that the fire was contained to the newly installed natural gas stand by a generator located on the west side of the home. The fire was extinguished and the total loss was $12,000. There was no damage to the home.
6900 block of NW 113 Ave
On January 16, the officer was dispatched to the residence in reference to suspicious phone calls. The officer met with a woman who advised that she was a foreman in a jury trial that day for a murder suspect and received three very suspicious phone calls between 7:00 p.m. and 7:22 p.m.. She believes these phone calls may have had something to do with the trial that afternoon. The officer informed the Threat Investigations Unit and the Detention Supervisor of the jail that is housing the defendant about the situation.
7621 North SR 7 – CVS
On January 17, at approximately 5:21 p.m., an officer met with the shift supervisor who advised that a white male suspect between 18 and 30 years of age entered the establishment. The subject is then seen leaving the store at approximately 4:59 p.m. with a bag full of items he did not carry with him into the store. The subject refused to stop, passing all points of sale, exiting the establishment without making an attempt to pay.
7800 block of NW 61st Terrace
On January 19, at approximately 6:27 p.m., the officer responded in reference to a burglary conveyance. An unknown subject wearing a light-colored hoodie, shorts, and black shoes was caught on security footage trying door handles. The subject entered into multiple vehicles but was not believed to have taken any items.
7800 block of NW 60th Lane
On January 17, between 8:05 p.m. and 9:34 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the home in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, he met with a woman who advised that her daughter (juvenile) and her son, who also reside together as a family got into a physical altercation. Her son was taken into custody and charged with the offenses Domestic Battery, and Domestic Battery by Strangulation.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
On January 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., an adult suspect student struck a Broward County School Employee.
Westglades Middle School
On January 17, a request was made to check the mental health of a student. It was determined that the child was under the Multi-Tiered Support System at the school. At that time, there was no concern or threat.
Riverglades Elementary School
Between 5:35 p.m. on January 17 and 11:50 a.m. on January 18, an unidentified former parent entered campus through the front gate and made contact with campus security. He was upset about a playground cover that he had donated. The covering was destroyed in the last hurricane and had not been replaced.
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.