Arrest Made Accidental Shooting Of Pembroke Pines Teen

Arrest Made Accidental Shooting Of Pembroke Pines Teen Shooting In Coconut Reef Silver Lakes Community Kills One Juvenile In Pembroke Pines UPDATE - 7/5/22 Pembroke Pines PD says they have made an arrest for this shooting. According to the investigation, 24-year-old Francy Marcos unintentionally discharged the firearm, shooting the juvenile. As a result of the investigation, Pembroke PD has charged Francy Marcos with manslaughter with a firearm. UPDATE - 6/13/22 Pembroke Pines PD tells Boca Post that the shooting was accidental. According to police, a woman accidentally discharged the firearm while mishandling it. The single-shot struck the boy. The boy was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Police have not disclosed any additional information regarding the boy's age or the relationship of the woman to the boy. Originally reported by Boca Post PEMBROKE PINES, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Police tell Boca Post that a juvenile has been killed in a shooting that occurred in the Coconut Reef community located in the Silver Lakes development in Pembroke Pines. Pembroke Pines Police have only told us that they are investigating a shooting where they say a juvenile has been killed. No information about the victim has been released at this time. Police say that all involved parties are cooperative with Police and that there is no threat to the public. Police say that the case remains open. It is unknown at this time if this is an accidental shooting or a homicide. Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post's Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Pembroke Pines 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Pembroke Pines news page alongside the latest Pembroke Pines news provided by Boca Post. Read the full article

20-Year-Old Accused Of Molesting Young Girl Then Attacked Deputies

20-Year-Old Accused Of Molesting Young Girl Then Attacked Deputies Samuel Austin Shirk Of Oakland Park In Custody After Trying To Escape OAKLAND PARK, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A 20-year-old man has been charged with several sex crimes after being accused of molesting a young girl. Broward Sheriff's Office released the following alert Tuesday afternoon: Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested a 20-year-old man on Sunday on charges of sexually assaulting a minor. According to investigators, Samuel Shirk, who goes by his middle name Austin, committed sexual assault and lewd and lascivious molestation on a young child while staying with the child and the child’s mother. Detectives believe the incidents, which also include video voyeurism, occurred over a span of several months in 2022. The victim’s family contacted BSO on Saturday, July 2, regarding the allegations, and BSO’s Special Victims Unit immediately commenced an investigation. BSO’s Oakland Park District deputies arrested Shirk without incident on Sunday. After being questioned by detectives at the BSO Public Safety Building, Shirk asked to use the restroom. During the trip to the restroom, while handcuffed, Shirk attacked a BSO deputy. As the deputy screamed for help, a BSO detective came to her aid. Both BSO employees were able to subdue Shirk and place him in a holding cell. For this incident, Shirk is facing additional charges including battery on a law enforcement officer, attempt to escape, and obstructing or depriving an officer of means of protection or communication. Based on Shirk’s involvement with children, detectives are concerned there may be additional victims in the community. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Special Victims Unit detective Vanessa Encina at 954-321-4689. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477). Read the full article

IDENTIFIED: PBSO Identifies 20-Year-Old Boca Raton Man Deputy Shot In Head, Expected To Survive

IDENTIFIED: PBSO Identifies 20-Year-Old Boca Raton Man Deputy Shot In Head, Expected To Survive Suspect Holds Woman At Knife Point, Deputy Shoots Him In Head. Family Of Victim Says This Went On Much Longer Than It Should. Boca Post is following this story closely. In another story, Boca Post reports on witnesses that have come forward with allegations that PBSO failed to take action for 14 hours preceding this shooting. UPDATE - 7/5/22 PBSO identifies the suspect who was shot by PBSO deputies in the head as 20-year-old Tzvi Allswang who lives at the home on Larkspur Trail where the shooting occurred. PBSO tells Boca Post that Tzvi is in stable condition and is expected to survive the shooting. PBSO says that several charges are pending once Allsawng is released from the hospital. UPDATE - 7/2/22  PBSO has released the following statement about the deputy-involved shooting Boca Post first covered early on Saturday morning: Shortly before 6:30 am, deputies responded to a welfare check in the 22000 block of Larkspur Trail in unincorporated Boca Raton. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female victim screaming for help. Deputies made forced entry into the residence and located a female victim who was being against her will at knifepoint by an adult male suspect. The suspect refused commands to drop the knife, fearing for the safety of the victim, a PBSO deputy discharged his department-assigned firearm striking the suspect once in the head. The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she is currently listed in stable condition. The suspect was transported to a separate hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. The PBSO deputy involved in the shooting is currently on paid administrative leave which is standard department protocol. FDLE (the lead investigators), PBSO Violent Crimes detectives, and the State Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating this Deputy-Involved Shooting further. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating the incident involving the female victim. The suspect is facing the charges of Armed False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). Other charges are pending. This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available. Original story reported first by Boca Post BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Two victims have been transported to the hospital after a shooting in a home on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early Saturday morning. A large PBSO response was observed on Larkspur Trail, including at least 5 deputies who ran code 3 across the area to arrive at 22147 Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early this morning. The scene is littered with PBSO cruisers and a fire engine. One PBSO deputy was seen wearing a ballistic helmet and carrying a ballistic shield. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office originally requested Fire Rescue to respond to provide assistance with making entry to the house where they heard a woman screaming inside. Sources tell Boca Post that one patient is being transported to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert with a gunshot wound to the head. That person was also said to be in handcuffs. PBSO was again called to respond to Delray Medical Center in an emergency to remove the handcuffs from the patient who was handcuffed in the rescue. PBSO tells Boca Post that detectives are now en route to the scene. Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post's Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Boca Raton 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Boca Raton news page alongside the latest Boca Raton news provided by Boca Post. Read the full article

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED: PBSO Identifies 20-Year-Old Boca Raton Man Deputy Shot In Head, Says He Will Survive

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED: PBSO Identifies 20-Year-Old Boca Raton Man Deputy Shot In Head, Says He Will Survive Suspect Holds Woman At Knife Point, Deputy Shoots Him In Head. Family Of Victim Says This Went On Much Longer Than It Should. Boca Post is following this story closely. In another story, Boca Post reports on witnesses that have come forward with allegations that PBSO failed to take action for 14 hours preceding this shooting. UPDATE - 7/5/22 PBSO identifies the suspect who was shot by PBSO deputies in the head as 20-year-old Tzvi Allswang who lives at the home on Larkspur Trail where the shooting occurred. PBSO tells Boca Post that Tzvi is in stable condition and is expected to survive the shooting. PBSO says that several charges are pending once Allsawng is released from the hospital. UPDATE - 7/2/22  PBSO has released the following statement about the deputy-involved shooting Boca Post first covered early on Saturday morning: Shortly before 6:30 am, deputies responded to a welfare check in the 22000 block of Larkspur Trail in unincorporated Boca Raton. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female victim screaming for help. Deputies made forced entry into the residence and located a female victim who was being against her will at knifepoint by an adult male suspect. The suspect refused commands to drop the knife, fearing for the safety of the victim, a PBSO deputy discharged his department-assigned firearm striking the suspect once in the head. The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she is currently listed in stable condition. The suspect was transported to a separate hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. The PBSO deputy involved in the shooting is currently on paid administrative leave which is standard department protocol. FDLE (the lead investigators), PBSO Violent Crimes detectives, and the State Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating this Deputy-Involved Shooting further. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating the incident involving the female victim. The suspect is facing the charges of Armed False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). Other charges are pending. This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available. Original story reported first by Boca Post BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Two victims have been transported to the hospital after a shooting in a home on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early Saturday morning. A large PBSO response was observed on Larkspur Trail, including at least 5 deputies who ran code 3 across the area to arrive at 22147 Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early this morning. The scene is littered with PBSO cruisers and a fire engine. One PBSO deputy was seen wearing a ballistic helmet and carrying a ballistic shield. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office originally requested Fire Rescue to respond to provide assistance with making entry to the house where they heard a woman screaming inside. Sources tell Boca Post that one patient is being transported to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert with a gunshot wound to the head. That person was also said to be in handcuffs. PBSO was again called to respond to Delray Medical Center in an emergency to remove the handcuffs from the patient who was handcuffed in the rescue. PBSO tells Boca Post that detectives are now en route to the scene. Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post's Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Boca Raton 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Boca Raton news page alongside the latest Boca Raton news provided by Boca Post. Read the full article

UPDATE: Deputy Involved Shooting In Home On Larkspur Trail In Boca Raton

UPDATE: Deputy-Involved Shooting In Home On Larkspur Trail In Boca Raton Suspect Holds Woman At Knife Point, Deputy Shoots Him In Head. Boca Post is following this story closely. In another story, Boca Post reports on witnesses that have come forward with allegations that PBSO failed to take action for 14 hours preceding this shooting. UPDATE - 7/5/22 PBSO identifies the suspect who was shot by PBSO deputies in the head as 20-year-old Tzvi Allswang who lives at the home on Larkspur Trail where the shooting occured. PBSO tells Boca Post that Tzvi is in stable condition and is expected to survive the shooting. PBSO says that several charges are pending once Allsawng is released from the hospital. UPDATE - 7/2/22  PBSO has released the following statement about the deputy-involved shooting Boca Post first covered early on Saturday morning: Shortly before 6:30 am, deputies responded to a welfare check in the 22000 block of Larkspur Trail in unincorporated Boca Raton. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female victim screaming for help. Deputies made forced entry into the residence and located a female victim who was being against her will at knifepoint by an adult male suspect. The suspect refused commands to drop the knife, fearing for the safety of the victim, a PBSO deputy discharged his department-assigned firearm striking the suspect once in the head. The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she is currently listed in stable condition. The suspect was transported to a separate hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. The PBSO deputy involved in the shooting is currently on paid administrative leave which is standard department protocol. FDLE (the lead investigators), PBSO Violent Crimes detectives, and the State Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating this Deputy-Involved Shooting further. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating the incident involving the female victim. The suspect is facing the charges of Armed False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). Other charges are pending. This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available. Original story reported first by Boca Post BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Two victims have been transported to the hospital after a shooting in a home on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early Saturday morning. A large PBSO response was observed on Larkspur Trail, including at least 5 deputies who ran code 3 across the area to arrive at 22147 Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton early this morning. The scene is littered with PBSO cruisers and a fire engine. One PBSO deputy was seen wearing a ballistic helmet and carrying a ballistic shield. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office originally requested Fire Rescue to respond to provide assistance with making entry to the house where they heard a woman screaming inside. Sources tell Boca Post that one patient is being transported to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert with a gunshot wound to the head. That person was also said to be in handcuffs. PBSO was again called to respond to Delray Medical Center in an emergency to remove the handcuffs from the patient who was handcuffed in the rescue. PBSO tells Boca Post that detectives are now en route to the scene. Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post's Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Boca Raton 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Boca Raton news page alongside the latest Boca Raton news provided by Boca Post. Read the full article

EXCLUSIVE: Friends Say PBSO Ignored Their Pleas To Rescue Victim For 14 Hours Before Shooting

EXCLUSIVE: Friends Say PBSO Ignored Their Pleas To Rescue Victim For 14 Hours Before Shooting Did PBSO Ignore Friends Of Victim Prior To Gaining Entry And Shooting The Suspect? Witnesses Say There Is Video To Support Claims. UPDATE PBSO identifies the suspect who was shot by PBSO deputies in the head as Tzvi Allswang who lives at the home on Larkspur Trail. PBSO tells Boca Post that Tzvi is in stable condition and is expected to survive the shooting. PBSO says that several charges are pending once Allsawng is released from the hospital. Originally reported by Boca Post BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO tells the media that they responded to the home on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton at approximately 6:30 AM before the shooting occurred, but witnesses are telling Boca Post a different story. Boca Post has received information from sources close to the PBSO-involved shooting on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton that implies that there is much more to this than what PBSO told the media late on Saturday evening. Boca Post reported on this incident and was on the scene prior to the shooting. Contrary to PBSO's statement to the media that the shooting occurred at 6:30 AM, we know it happened hours later because we were there before it happened shortly before 9:30 AM. Boca Post has learned from witnesses who were at the scene overnight who say they have video proof that PBSO refused to help with this situation prior to the shooting. Witnesses say that to spite their pleas to PBSO, the victim suffered 14 hours of captivity prior to PBSO breaching the door. The following is a timeline provided by one of our sources: - 8:30 pm: Call from victim's girlfriend to attempt to locate her or verify if anyone had her location after she had not returned home by 6:30 pm. - 1:00 am: Missing person report filed by victim's girlfriend. - 3:00 am: victim's boss/Assailants Doctor provided the full name and address of the assailant. - 3:00 am: Victims girlfriend called the detective to send police to the assailant's address advising missing person was kidnapped at the residence. - 3:30-4 am: Officers on the scene called the victim's girlfriend back and refused to make entry AFTER the doctor verified the victim's car was in the driveway. The doctor also verified that the assailant was last with Victim, for therapy work. - 5 am: Victims girlfriend and friends showed up at the residence location and waited. - 6:30 am: When no cops showed up, cops were called again. - 7:19 am (video proof): Two officers arrived on the scene where we pleaded for them to break-in - 7:30-8 am: Scream heard by officers and two friends of victim from residence - 8:00 am-8:30 am: Victims friends & GF pleaded from the street for them to go in there, but they refused to state they need supervisor permission (asked “how are we getting in, do you have keys?”) - 8:30 am: Sergeant arrives, tells us to leave and that there was no probable cause at this time to break in (video proof) & stated “what screams” when witnesses argued a scream was enough probable cause. - 8:41 am: Fire truck & EMS began to arrive on the scene. - 9:31 am: First contact made from the K-9 SWAT announcing they are the police department and to leave the residence - 9:33 am: Saw was initiated to break down the door We were told that the victim was held in there for over 15 hours when two calls were made pleading for officers to go inside because she was being held, hostage. One of the witnesses tells Boca Post that they were mistreated after the victim was finally rescued: "After our friend was rescued, her loved ones on scene were audibly distraught and angry at the fact it took over 2 hours to breach after her scream was heard, they threatened to arrest us for audibly expressing our anger." PBSO has denied Boca Post's public records request citing the protection of FSS 119.071(2)(C). calling this an "active criminal intelligence/active criminal investigation". Read the full article

FOUND SAFE: Broward Sheriff's Office Locates Missing 13-Year-Old Girl

FOUND SAFE: Broward Sheriff's Office Locates Missing 13-Year-Old Girl UPDATE Broward Sheriff's Office tells Boca Post that 13-year-old Jennifer Fuentes-Garcia has been located safely by the BSO Missing Persons Unit. 13-year-old Jennifer Fuentes-Garcia has been located "safe and unharmed" and is being reunited with her family, a BSO spokesperson says. Originally reported by Boca Post FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating 13-year-old Jennifer Fuentes-Garcia who was last seen June 29th, 2022. The following missing person alert was issued by Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday: The Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 13-year-old girl.  According to detectives, Jennifer Fuentes-Garcia was last seen Wednesday, June 29, at around 11:30 p.m. in the area of the 1700 block of Southwest 44th Avenue in unincorporated Central Broward near Fort Lauderdale Fuentes-Garcia is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue “Champion” shirt and blue jean shorts.  Anyone with information on Fuentes-Garcia’s whereabouts should contact BSO Detective Leonard Charla at 954-321-4274 or the BSO non-emergency number 954-764-HELP(4357). Read the full article

ARMED ROBBERY: Two Shot In Lauderdale Lakes Armed Robbery

ARMED ROBBERY: Two Shot In Lauderdale Lakes Armed Robbery LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff's Office confirms there was a shooting near the RaceTrac on Oakland Park Boulevard on Tuesday morning leaving two with gunshot wounds. Broward Sheriff's Office released the following alert this morning: Shortly after 9 a.m., Broward Regional Communications received a shooting call near the intersection of Northwest 33rd Avenue and West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded. On scene, emergency crews made contact with two injured victims. Paramedics transported the victims to an area hospital for treatment. Their injuries are listed as not life-threatening at this time. Detectives with BSO’s Robbery Unit were notified and are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. The investigation continues. Hearing Sirens Now? Boca Post first published information related to this 911 dispatch on CODE 3 Dispatch Map, a mapped view of LIVE local dispatch data in our area EXCLUSIVELY presented by Boca Post. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Lauderdale Lakes 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Lauderdale Lakes news page presented with the latest Lauderdale Lakes news provided by Boca Post. Read the full article

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Man Stabbed To Death In Dania Beach

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Man Stabbed To Death In Dania Beach UPDATE Broward Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 44-year-old Hector Armando Alcaraz Rodriguez of Dania Beach. BSO provided the following update Tuesday morning: Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead in Dania Beach on Sunday morning: At approximately 11:38 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a stabbing at 232 S.E. Sixth St. in Dania Beach. BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded. On scene, deputies located an adult male who had been stabbed. The man was pronounced deceased on scene. BSO’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene.  BSO detectives believe this is an isolated incident.  The victim was last seen around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday evening. Anyone who may have heard or seen something in the area of the 200 block of Southeast Sixth Street or the alleyway behind Southeast Sixth Street is asked to contact BSO’s Criminal Investigations Division at 954-321-4200. Originally reported by Boca Post DANIA BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff's Office tells Boca Post that a man has been stabbed and died near 200 SE 6th Street in Dania Beach this morning. An alert from Broward Sheriff's Office: At approximately 11:38 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a stabbing in the area of 200 Southeast Sixth Street in Dania Beach. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded. On scene, deputies located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. The man was pronounced deceased on the scene. BSO’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are investigating the circumstances of the incident. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) Read the full article

MOO: Cows Seen On Palmetto Park Road In West Boca Raton

MOO: Cows Grazing On Palmetto Park Road In West Boca Raton BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A couple of cows were seen walking on the side of Palmetto Park Road near US-441 in West Boca Raton on Monday morning. Maybe the cows were looking for a place to celebrate the fourth of July holiday. In any event, Palm Beach Sheriff's deputies responded to provide public safety for the cattle. It is unclear how the cows got out or how long they roamed the area before being returned to their owner. With so many people violating the fireworks laws this time of the year, it is possible that they were spooked by the loud noises and fled. Read the full article

Two Dead After Shooting In Delray Beach

Two Dead After Shooting In Delray Beach DELRAY BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Delray Beach Police responded to a shooting at 132 SW 3rd Ave at approximately 11:48 PM on July 4th, 2022. One man was declared deceased at the scene and another was transported to a local hospital where he died. Delray Beach PD says the shooter is still on the loose. Check back here for updated details about this arrest as the details become available. Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW As always, you can see local dispatch calls like this LIVE on CODE3, Boca Post's Live Dispatch Map, which maps current 911 dispatches live as they occur so you can know why you are hearing sirens in the area as they happen. Additionally, Boca Post provides basic call information alongside a map of the last 25 calls on a page for most of the geographic areas that we cover. The most recent 25 Delray Beach 911 calls can be quickly seen on the Delray Beach news page alongside the latest Delray Beach news provided by Boca Post.   Read the full article

Armed Drug Dealer Arrested In Boca Raton

Armed Drug Dealer Arrested In Boca Raton Christopher Solomon Arrested On Drug And Weapons Charges BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A Boca Raton man has been arrested on several drug and weapons charges, according to jail records released to Boca Post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Solomon, 40, of Boca Raton, has been arrested Monday morning by the Boca Raton Police Department. While the official arrest report is still being processed Monday morning, Boca Post has been notified that Solomon is charged with the following: - 3 counts of MARIJUANA-SELL - WI 1000 FT OF SPECIFIED AREA SCHED I - 5 counts of DRUGS-POSSESS - CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION - DRUGS-HEALTH OR SAFETY - POSS HARMFUL NEW LEGEND DRUG WO PRESCRIPTION - 3 counts of DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS - AND OR USE - 2 counts of WEAPON OFFENSE - USE DISPLAY ETC WPN DURING FELONY UNDER INDICT Solomon was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 9:11 on Monday morning where he remains at this time. Check back here for updated details about this arrest as the details become available. Read the full article

TONIGHT: Boca Raton 4th Of July Fireworks

TONIGHT: Boca Raton 4th Of July Fireworks How To Celebrate The 4th Of July In Boca Raton. Multiple Firework Displays And Celebrations In Boca Raton. BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Boca Raton has multiple 4th Of July celebrations to choose from, see what firework shows and celebrations are happening in Boca Raton on the 4th of July. East Boca Raton Fireworks - The City Of Boca Raton's "Fabulous Fourth" The City of Boca Raton will be putting on a 4th of July event called "Fabulous Fourth" at Hoernle Park on the 4th of July. This FREE event will feature: Live music Amusement rides Kids' crafts Interactive musical instruments Strolling entertainers Kids' DJ and games PLUS cool off inside two video game trucks What To Expect Food options available for purchase include seafood, tacos, mac & cheese, pizza, chicken, ice cream, and baked goods. Remember to bring your reusable water bottle, as the City's mobile water unit will supply free filtered water throughout the event. The main stage will feature music by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band playing traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, and more! Parking Free parking will be available nearby at the Boca Corporate Center. Complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5 pm through the end of the event. What Can You Bring? Blankets & lawn chairs are permitted. Pets, coolers, sparklers, fireworks, and alcohol ARE NOT PERMITTED on site. West Boca Raton 4th Of July Fireworks - PBC Parks 14th Annual 4th Of July Celebration - Sunset Cove Amphitheater Palm Beach County Parks And Recreation will be putting on the 14th annual 4th Of July Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, located at Burt Aaronson Park in West Boca Raton. What to expect? - Fireworks show - LIVE MUSIC from Odyssey Road, a Journey tribute band - FREE admission, FREE parking. - Kids Fun Zone - Concessions on site (for purchase) What to bring? - Lawnchairs, Blankets When & Where? - July 4th, 2022 - The gates open at 5:30 PM. - Fireworks start at 9:00 PM - Sunset Cove Amphitheater - 20405 Amphitheater Circle Boca Raton, FL 33498 View the flyer from the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation: West Boca Raton 4th Of July Fireworks - PBC Parks 14th Annual 4th Of July Celebration - Sunset Cove Amphitheater Read the full article

PBSO Arrest Suspect In West Palm Beach Double Homicide

PBSO Arrest Suspect In West Palm Beach Double Homicide Guillermo Silva Of West Palm Beach Arrested For Double Homicide UPDATE Investigators with the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office have charged 57-year-old Guillermo Silva with two counts of 2nd-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. PBSO tells Boca Post that Silva remained at the scene after the murders where he was taken into custody by first arriving PBSO deputies. Originally reported by Boca Post     WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide that occurred near the 500 block of Cherry Street in Westgate. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office provides Boca Post with the following alert: Shortly before 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2022, deputies responded to the 500 block of Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, in regards to a death investigation. Upon arrival, deputies located two deceased individuals; one adult male and one adult female. The suspect was located at the scene where he was detained and arrested.  There is no threat to the community. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are currently investigating this incident as a double homicide.  Read the full article

Delray Beach Man Arrested For Murder Of Boynton Beach Man

Delray Beach Man Arrested For Murder Of Boynton Beach Man Brandon Ceasar Of Delray Beach Has Been Arrested And Charged With Murder BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A Delray Beach man is in custody after being arrested for the murder of a Boynton Beach man deputies found murdered in a vehicle in the Ashley Lake development in unincorporated Boynton Beach on June 25th, 2022. PBSO tells Boca Post that, after a thorough investigation, 30-year-old Brandon Ceasar of Delray Beach, was arrested after the murder of the Boynton Beach man. Ceasar, who has a tattoo that says "Heartless" across his neck, is in custody this morning after being arrested last night by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. According to jail records, Ceasar is facing the following charges: - HOMICIDE - MURDER FIRST-DEGREE PREMEDITATED - ROBBERY - WITH FIREARM - ARSON - 1ST DEGREE - EVIDENCE-DESTROYING - ALTER DESTROY CONCEAL REMO REC DOC PHYS EVIDEN - POSSESSION OF WEAPON - OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELONY Ceasar was also booked on the following unrelated charges: - POSSESSION OF WEAPON - OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON - MARIJUANA-POSSESS - WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I - DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS - AND OR USE Read the full article

UPDATE: FWC Says PBSO Was Not Authorized To Kill Black Bear In Royal Palm Beach

UPDATE: FWC Says PBSO Was Not Authorized To Kill Black Bear In Royal Palm Beach PBSO Says Deputies Had No Choice, FWC Says Otherwise. UPDATE The controversial shooting of a Florida Black Bear by PBSO deputies in Royal Palm Beach has garnished the interest of animal conservation groups and their attorneys. Boca Post has learned that State Attorney David Aronberg has requested information to review whether or not PBSO deputies broke any laws in the shooting of this Black Bear that PBSO says had "no choice" but to kill. A review of the report by FWC officers who were on the scene tells a very different story. According to the report, the FWC officers, who are specially trained in dealing with these types of situations, had a different plan. When the officers approached PBSO with their plan, they were told that the PBSO chain of command ordered that the deputies shoot the bear. The report states that PBSO was not authorized by FWC to kill the bear. People are asking, why did PBSO call FWC for help in the first place if the law enforcement agency wasn't going to follow their direction? What authority does PBSO have to decide to terminate the life of an animal that was not showing any signs of aggression or threat? Interestingly, PBSO released a statement about the shooting of the Florida Black Bear, a protected species, saying that the agency had no other choice but to kill the bear. The responding FWC officers clearly disagreed. A copy of the entire narrative from both reports submitted by the two responding FWC officers can be found below: Statement from FWC Officer Lonnie Brevik On June 18th, 2022, at approximately 0820 hours, I, Officer Lonnie Brevik of the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission (FWC) was conducting a state land patrol in Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County. FWC dispatch advised me that the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) was requesting our assistance with a Florida Black Bear that was spotted in Royal PalmBeach. Florida Black Bears are native to Florida but are rare to be seen in Palm Beach County. Though Bears are rare to Palm BeachCounty, they are common around the state in human-populated areas. June is the start of Florida Black Bear mating season, when Florida Black Bears may be seen passing through different areas in the state. The Florida Black Bear is a protected species in Florida and is shy and generally not aggressive. I contacted FWC biologist Sean Mchugh on my way to the scene and notified him of the sighting and contacted PBSO advising them I was responding to the area to assist. I arrived on the scene and met with multiple PBSO deputies and a PBSO sergeant. I advised all of them that I was in contact with FWC biologists and my chain of command. The Florida Black Bear was located again by a person in the neighborhood and then spotted by PBSO drones. The Florida black bear was approximately 200 pounds and was later identified as a juvenile male. FWC Officer Jason Willems arrived on the scene to assist.FWC biologist Sean Mchugh advised me and Officer Willems to attempt to safely haze the juvenile Florida Black Bear up a tree to isolate the animal. At approximately 1005 hours, Officer Willems and I approached the juvenile Florida Black Bear and easily hazed it into a tree by using our voices to yell and walking towards the bear. The juvenile Florida Black Bear appeared to be afraid of humans as it climbed up the tree to avoid us. Officer Willems and I maintained a position near the juvenile Florida Black Bear that was in a tall pine tree between the residence of 115 Belmont Drive and Crestwood Blvd. I continued to stay in contact with FWC biologist Sean Mchughand my FWC law enforcement chain of command to see if the Florida Black Bear needed to be relocated. Several options were discussed including tranquilizing, relocating, and trapping. After considering the totality of the circumstances, the Program Coordinator Dave Telesco and Assistant Program Coordinator MikeOrlando of FWC Bear Management Program, who have vast experience with Florida Black Bears, came to the conclusion that the Florida Black Bear was to be left alone and monitored from a distance so it could find a new home/ habitat. There were multiple natural areas that the bear could travel to, including J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (approximately miles 8 miles Northwest), Pond Cypress/Grassy Water Preserve (approximately 1 mile East), neighborhood woods (approximately .66 miles Southwest), and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge(approximately 9 miles Southwest). At approximately 1145 hours, PBSO was notified, and their chain of command was notified of the plan of action made by FWC. I relayed the plan of action to the PBSO deputy on scene and he passed the information to his sergeant by phone, giving his chain of command the plan of action and giving them my lieutenant's contact information if they had any questions. I notified both PBSO deputies on scene, that I would remain on scene and monitor the FloridaBlack Bear. Shortly after I notified PBSO of the plan of action, a deputy asked me to move my marked FWC patrol vehicle. I asked them what was going on. At approximately 1215 hours, PBSO deputies on scene notified me that they were directed by their chain of command to shoot the juvenile Florida Black Bear when it came down from the tree. PBSO was notified of the FWC plan of action but failed to heedFWC’s direction. I told all PBSO personnel on the scene to not shoot the bear and that they don’t want to shoot the bear. A PBSO lieutenant arrived on the scene. I told both deputies on scene that I would approach their lieutenant and advised him not to follow through with killing the bear. Deputies stated to please go talk to their lieutenant. I approached him and told him not to follow through with killing the Florida BlackBear and that they did not want to kill the Florida Black Bear. The PBSO lieutenant stated that he had approval from the PBSO chain of command to kill the Florida Black Bear. The two deputies with shotguns did express to me that they did not want to shoot the Florida Black Bear, the deputies followed PBSO orders and not the FWCs plan of action. PBSO was not authorized by FWC to kill the bear. As the Florida Black Bear came down from the tree Officer Willems and I continued to haze the Florida Black Bear using our patrol vehicle sirens and our voices. The two PBSO deputies who were directed to grab their issued shotguns were also yelling at the bear to avoid it from coming down. The Florida Black Bear appeared scared and did not want to be in that tree anymore. At approximately 1220 hours, the Florida Black Bear slowly slid down the tree, got all four of its paws on the ground, and was shot four times by PBSO with PBSO 12g slugs as it quartered away from deputies. The bear was moving to get away from the officers and deputies when it was shot and killed on the far side east of the pine tree. The bear did not show any signs of aggression when it exited the tree. The juvenile Florida Black Bear was never a safety hazard while I was on the scene. PBSO shut down the roadway afterward. I transported the deceased Florida Black Bear to FWC Jupiter Evidence Storage Statement from FWC Officer Jason Willems On 6/18/2022, I, Officer Jason Willems of the FWC was dispatched to a call regarding a black bear in Royal Palm Beach. Once on scene, I met with FWC Officer Lonnie Brevik and several PBSO deputies who were actively searching for the bear. We were able to locate the bear, and Officer Brevik was able to haze the bear up into a tree per our FWC biologist instructions. The bear was not aggressive and wanted nothing to do we us this made it easy to herd into a tree. After approximately 2hrs the FWC biologist and our COC instructed us to let the bear down from the tree and to observe it from a distance. When PBSO was informed of our plan they decided that they wanted to keep the bear in the tree against our advisement. A short while later the PBSO Deputies on scene informed us that they had been ordered by their COC to shoot the bear if it came down from the tree. FWC Officer Brevik informed the Deputies and their LT. that was on scene that our biologist and COC wanted the bear to be left alone. He also advised them to not kill the bear if it came down from the tree unless there was the threat of an attack. A short time later the bear started to make its way down the tree, and despite yelling from everyone on the scene, and the sirens from my patrol truck the bear made it to the ground where it turned away from us, began to retreat, and was shot by the PBSO deputies. The bear died at the base of the tree. The PBSO LT. on scene told both of us that he had authorization from PBSO COC to kill the bear. I advised him that the bear was a protected animal and should not have been killed unless it was a deadly force situation, which it was not. We loaded the deceased bear into Officer Brevik's patrol truck and it was transported to the FWC Jupiter office for storage. Originally reported by Boca Post ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO responded to the area of Crestwood Boulevard and Royal Palm Beach Boulevard in reference to a Bear sighting that turned deadly for the black bear. PBSO spokesperson Teri Barbera tells Boca Post that the deputies had no choice but to shoot the black bear with their shotguns while waiting for FWC to trap or tranquilize the wild animal. The entire statement from PBSO: At 8:08 am, a PBSO deputy was dispatched to a bear sighting in the area of Crestwood Blvd just west of Royal Palm Beach Blvd located in Royal Beach.  Upon arrival, the deputy observed a large black bear, approximately 6’ and estimated at 300 pounds, on the south side of Crestwood Blvd entering the bushes and began walking westbound between the bushes and the fence line. The fence line backs up to residences of Belmont Drive in the Saratoga Lakes Development.  The deputy attempted to keep an eye on the bear as it was walking westbound and then lost sight of it.  Minutes later he was able to reacquire the bear's whereabouts as it was now walking eastbound in the bushes towards the canal located just east of the initial sighting.  The bear then walked towards the canal and turned south into the backyard of 116 Belmont Drive where the bear climbed a tree that also contained a baby swing and a small trampoline underneath it.  The bear was observed to be resting in the tree for a short period of time. The bear then climbed down from the tree and began to walk west through the backyard and back to the bushes along Crestwood Blvd.  The bear then traveled west along the fence line. While attempting to locate the bear FWC Officers arrived on the scene. PBSO deputy spoke with the resident in the 100 block of Belmont Drive who stated that she and her husband were inside her house in the company of her three kids ranging from the age of 1 year of age to 9 years of age.  After hearing her dog bark she noticed a black bear inside her covered back porch, approximately five feet from her back slider, an area where her kids normally play. The bear looked in her direction which placed her in fear for her and her family’s life.  The bear continued to walk around towards the south side of the house. After a few seconds of the bear going out of her view, she saw the bear again walking back. Directly next to the porch she has a tall tree that the bear climbed. After a few short minutes, the bear came down and continued to walk towards the north side of her residence at which time she lost visual of it. At 8:59 am, the second deputy arrived at Crestwood Blvd just west of Royal Palm Beach Blvd where he secured a perimeter spot at the southwest corner of Huntington Woods development in reference to locating and containing a black bear that was loose in the Saratoga Lakes development. At 9:54 am, residents in the 100 block of Belmont Drive contacted PBSO stating the bear was on the side of their residence. The deputy then relocated his vehicle to the front of that residence in an attempt to contain the bear. Moments later the deputy was advised that the bear had climbed a tall tree in the 900 block of Crestwood Blvd so he then repositioned his vehicle to that location and assisted additional deputies and FWC officers who had taken control of the scene to keep the flow of traffic moving and also keep the public away to a reasonable distance for not only their safety but the bears as well. PBSO Drone units arrived on the scene to attempt to locate the bear.  The bear was then observed coming out of the bushes, climbing a large pine tree, and was approximately 50 feet in the air. The bear stayed in the tree while FWC officers stood at the bottom of the tree to make sure the bear did not climb down. PBSO’s role was to assist FWC Officers until they were able to locate a trapper, tranquilize the bear and relocate it.  Deputies stood at a safe distance maintaining a visual of the bear along with FWC Officer’s keeping the public away from the area. The bear began to climb down from the tree when FWC Officers and deputies began yelling at the bear and hitting the nearby trees to make noise to keep the bear in the tree which worked and the bear climbed back up the tree.  After several hours of waiting for a bear trapper and/or a tranquilizer, from FWC, all were met with negative results. At 12:25 pm, the bear began to climb down the tree. Deputies and FWC Officers again made loud noises in hopes the bear would climb back up the tree in which it did.  The bear now was approximately 20 feet up the tree when it began to get restless and climb back down the tree. Again, deputies and FWC officers began yelling in another attempt to keep the bear in the tree which met with negative results and the bear continued climbing down the tree. It should be noted that the bear had NO place to roam safely! The incident location and surrounding area are residential neighborhoods and fearing the bear would roam into the residential communities and/or impede traffic flow on the adjacent roadways PBSO was faced with making the decision to discharge their shotguns striking and killing the bear.  Read the full article

MISSING TEEN: 19-Year-Old Girl Missing South Of Boca Raton

MISSING TEEN: 19-Year-Old Girl Missing South Of Boca Raton Have You Seen Sarah Gonzalez? Broward Sheriff's Office Is Asking. NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a 19-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since June 29th, 2022. A missing person alert has been issued by Broward Sheriff's Office: The Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 19-year-old woman. According to detectives, Sarah Gonzalez was last seen Wednesday, June 29, at around 3 p.m. in the area of the 3600 block of West Commercial Boulevard in North Lauderdale. Gonzalez is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, white tank top, and light blue, black, and white shorts. According to her family, Gonzalez suffers from several diagnosed mental illnesses requiring medication.  Anyone with information on Gonzalez’s whereabouts should contact BSO Detective Chris Blankenship at 954-321-4268 or the BSO non-emergency number 954-764-HELP(4357) Read the full article

STABBING: Man Stabbed To Death In Dania Beach

STABBING: Man Stabbed To Death In Dania Beach DANIA BEACH, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff's Office tells Boca Post that a man has been stabbed and died near 200 SE 6th Street in Dania Beach this morning. An alert from Broward Sheriff's Office: At approximately 11:38 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a stabbing in the area of 200 Southeast Sixth Street in Dania Beach. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded. On scene, deputies located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. The man was pronounced deceased on the scene. BSO’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are investigating the circumstances of the incident. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) Read the full article

DROWNING: 10-Year-Old Boy Drowns South Of Boca Raton

DROWNING: 10-Year-Old Boy Drowns South Of Boca Raton LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A 10-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in Lauderdale Lakes on Saturday morning. Broward Sheriff's Office provided Boca Post with the following alert: Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the drowning death of a 10-year-old child in Lauderdale Lakes.  At approximately 9:06 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a drowning in the 4500 block of Northwest 32nd Court in Lauderdale Lakes. BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene and immediately began lifesaving measures on the 10-year-old male drowning victim. Paramedics transported the child to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  BSO’s Homicide and Crime Scene units responded to the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.  At this time, foul play is not suspected. Read the full article

EXCLUSIVE: Friends Say PBSO Ignored Their Pleas To Rescue Victim For 14 Hours Before Shooting

EXCLUSIVE: Friends Say PBSO Ignored Their Pleas To Rescue Victim For 14 Hours Before Shooting Did PBSO Ignore Friends Of Victim Prior To Gaining Entry And Shooting The Suspect? Witnesses Say There Is Video To Support Claims. BOCA RATON, FL - Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO tells the media that they responded to the home on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton at approximately 6:30 AM before the shooting occurred, but witnesses are telling Boca Post a different story. Boca Post has received information from sources close to the PBSO-involved shooting on Larkspur Trail in Boca Raton that implies that there is much more to this than what PBSO told the media late on Saturday evening. Boca Post reported on this incident and was on the scene prior to the shooting. Contrary to PBSO's statement to the media that the shooting occurred at 6:30 AM, we know it happened hours later because we were there before it happened shortly before 9:30 AM. Boca Post has learned from witnesses who were at the scene overnight who say they have video proof that PBSO refused to help with this situation prior to the shooting. Witnesses say that to spite their pleas to PBSO, the victim suffered 14 hours of captivity prior to PBSO breaching the door. The following is a timeline provided by one of our sources: - 8:30 pm: Call from victim's girlfriend to attempt to locate her or verify if anyone had her location after she had not returned home by 6:30 pm. - 1:00 am: Missing person report filed by victim's girlfriend. - 3:00 am: victim's boss/Assailants Doctor provided the full name and address of the assailant. - 3:00 am: Victims girlfriend called the detective to send police to the assailant's address advising missing person was kidnapped at the residence. - 3:30-4 am: Officers on the scene called the victim's girlfriend back and refused to make entry AFTER the doctor verified the victim's car was in the driveway. The doctor also verified that the assailant was last with Victim, for therapy work. - 5 am: Victims girlfriend and friends showed up at the residence location and waited. - 6:30 am: When no cops showed up, cops were called again. - 7:19 am (video proof): Two officers arrived on the scene where we pleaded for them to break-in - 7:30-8 am: Scream heard by officers and two friends of victim from residence - 8:00 am-8:30 am: Victims friends & GF pleaded from the street for them to go in there, but they refused to state they need supervisor permission (asked “how are we getting in, do you have keys?”) - 8:30 am: Sergeant arrives, tells us to leave and that there was no probable cause at this time to break in (video proof) & stated “what screams” when witnesses argued a scream was enough probable cause. - 8:41 am: Fire truck & EMS began to arrive on the scene. - 9:31 am: First contact made from the K-9 SWAT announcing they are the police department and to leave the residence - 9:33 am: Saw was initiated to break down the door We were told that the victim was held in there for over 15 hours when two calls were made pleading for officers to go inside because she was being held, hostage. One of the witnesses tells Boca Post that they were mistreated after the victim was finally rescued: "After our friend was rescued, her loved ones on scene were audibly distraught and angry at the fact it took over 2 hours to breach after her scream was heard, they threatened to arrest us for audibly expressing our anger." Boca Post has filed public records requests with PBSO and requested clarification from PBSO abo Read the full article