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Couple steals pricey ATV from Davie shop

Surveillance cameras captured a couple stealing an all terrain vehicle from a local motorcycle store. It happened on March 30, at Motorcycle World on State Road 84, just east of Pine Island Road. Surveillance video shows a dark colored Ford F-150 pickup truck with a silver tool box mounted in the bed, pull into the front of the store. The truck then drives around to the west side of the building where the driver, a heavy set man, used a hand saw to cut the lock off a trailer that’s chained to the light pole. “When he came back to pull it out, he saw that lock over there and that prevented him from pulling it out,” said store owner Élan Hada, as he pointed to a heavy duty lock on one of the wheels of the trailer. Hada’s cameras showed that the portly suspect wasn’t alone. He brought a woman along with him. She appears to have blonde hair, and neither of them tried to hide their faces from the surveillance cameras mounted on building. “I mean these people, they just feel so free. I mean you can see the person so comfortable doing what he doing,”, Hada told Local 10’s Roger …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Residents react to Miami-Dade County's latest crime initiative

A new crime initiative in Miami-Dade County is getting mixed reaction from residents in crime-ridden communities. The plan put together by pastors, police and politicians include combining prayer, community policing and new ideas. In a Miami Gardens barber shop, Harvey Wesley said he doesn’t have high hopes for any plan put forward by police. “It won’t work. There is a disconnect between the police and the people,” said Wesley. Wesley said the true power belongs to the people who live in the crime-ridden neighborhoods. “Prayer only works sometime. We the people have to come together, we only fight,” said Wesley. From her porch in Liberty City, Evelyn Ramsey has seen a lot in her 50 years. She is hopeful about things changing for the better. “Guns are the main thing, if they can get control of the guns,” said Ramsey. Another component of the plan is how to get more residents to come forward with information that can help close cases. Miami resident Mike Clark said that’s going to be tough. He said trust is a major factor. “Some of them feel like the cops are not going to do anything. Everyone is a suspect to them,” said Clark. One component of the initiative fairs that combine services for expunging criminal …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Trial begins for former BSO deputy accused in fatal crash

The trial has begun for a former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in a crash that killed a 14-year-old girl in Oakland Park in January 2010. Frank McCurrie was charged with vehicular homicide after investigators said his squad car hit a black Honda in Oakland Park on Jan. 23, 2010, killing 14-year-old Cara Catlin. Detectives said McCurrie was driving his squad car at more than twice the legal speed limit at the time of the crash on North Dixie Highway and Northeast 56th Street in Oakland Park. Catlin was ejected from the car she was in and killed. On Tuesday, the first BSO deputy to arrive at the scene that night testified. “She was screaming; she was screaming, ‘Where is my sister?'” the deputy said. The deputy was referring to Catlin’s older stepsister, Heather Meyer, who was driving the car they were in. Their friend Gabriel Alegria was also in the car with them. “I actually saw the impact of the police car hit the vehicle that was making a left hand turn,” the deputy said. Another witness, George Schmitt, took the stand, saying he slowed down the moment the crash happened. He said the impact was so intense, the Honda was cut in half. “One victim was …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Swimming advisory lifted for Haulover Beach

Florida Department of Health officials have lifted a swimming advisory at Haulover Park North Beach and Haulover Park South Beach. The advisory was posted April 8 after water samples did not meet the water quality standard for enterococci. Officials advised the public not to swim at these locations at the time, because the water could increase the risk of illness. Officials said the water has been tested weekly since August 2002, and water samples are collected to be analyzed for enteric bacteria and enterococci. Enterococci is normally found in the intestinal track of humans and animals. The health department said it can cause diseases, infections and illness, and is “an indicator of fecal pollution.” Officials said the most recent water samples showed “satisfactory microbial water quality.” Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Man captured on surveillance video using stolen credit card

Police are searching for a man they believe committed several car burglaries in in Miramar last week. Police said they believe the man burglarized several cars in the Silver Lakes development on April 8. He is believed to have broken into several more cars, this time at the Sunset Lakes development, on April 10, and leaving in a stolen Toyota Sienna. Surveillance video captured the thief in the stolen car while he was using the victim’s credit card. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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