Pembroke Pines Police Department

  • Agency: Pembroke Pines Police Department
  • Address: 9500 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 33024 FL
  • Chief: Dan Giustino (Chief of Police)
Phone: 954-431-2200
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Pembroke Pines Police Department is located at 9500 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 33024 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Dan Giustino. The Pembroke Pines Police Department phone number is 954-431-2200.

Pembroke Pines Police Department News

Sergeant Adam Feiner was recognized by the 9463 Foundation - A Foundation For Florida’s Fallen Officers - for his dedication and never ending support of delivering Christmas presents to the children of slain officers. Sergeant Adam Feiner accepted the award on behalf of the many men and women of the Pembroke Pines Police Department who contribute toward this worthy cause each holiday season. Pictured with Sergeant Feiner is Brian Donnelly, founder of the 9463 Foundation. For information about the 9463 Foundation, please visit www.sgtchrisreyka.com

On Sunday, May 27th, at approximately 2:30AM, the victim was standing outside of the Chevron Gas Station (8881 Pembroke Road) when he was struck with a single bullet. The victim drove himself to the nearby Memorial Urgent Care (801 S Douglas Road) whereupon police were notified. The suspect's injury was non-life threatening. The victim was not able to provide a suspect description, and does not wish to prosecute. We believe that this incident is isolated, and there are no safety advisories being issued to the surrounding area. There is no further information at this time. (Case # 2018-034635) If you have any information regarding this case, please contact us at 954-431-2200.

The students of Renaissance Charter School enjoy the Dive Team display from our officers at Career Day.

Thank you to everyone who joined us today at the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida City Hall · Government Organization’s Memorial Day Ceremony to honor our veterans.

This Memorial Day the Pembroke Pines Police Department and it's staff wishes to thank the military veterans who gave their lives to protect our country. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Happy Memorial Day. 💙

MEDIA RELEASE - Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon PPPD CASE NUMBER: PPPD18OFF034313 PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: 12055 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines (Sears Department Store #1775) SUSPECT(S) - 1) Andrew Chin; 20 Years Old; DOB 06.14.1997; Black Male; Miramar, FL 2) Shanease Clarke; 20 Years Old; DOB 12.08.1997; Black Female; Dania Beach, FL 3) Joel D. Bailey; 22 Years Old; DOB 12.14.1995; Black Male; Hollywood, FL VICTIM(S) - 1) 1 year old, Black Female INCIDENT SUMMARY - On Friday, May 25, 2018, at 2:11PM members of the Pembroke Pines Police & Fire Departments responded to a physical fight with a report of one gun-shot fired. An investigation revealed that Suspect #1 and #2 were shopping within the Sears department store. Suspect #3 was also shopping within the same store and carrying a 1 year old child on his hip. All suspects coincidentally encountered each other, and a verbal argument unfolded. In addition to carrying a child, Suspect #3 was legally carrying a concealed firearm which was holstered in his waistband. Within moments, the verbal argument escalated into a physical fight between Suspects #1, #2, and #3. During the brawl, Suspect #1 and Suspect #3 seemingly struggled over possession of the firearm. At one point, Suspect #1 and Suspect #3 fell to the ground as the fight ensued. During the struggle, a single and unintended firearm discharge occurred after Suspect #1 emerged with the firearm. The single gunshot fragmented into the tile floor, which caused Suspect #3 to sustain a minor injury to his lip, and caused Suspect #1 to sustain a minor injury to his left, lower leg. Suspect #3 was evaluated at the department store by Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, and required no further medical treatment while on scene. Suspect #1 and #2 fled the scene, and soon after reported the incident to law enforcement. The circumstances of the Detectives’ investigation concluded that all suspects are known to one another, and share an unfavorable history with each other. The circumstances further concluded that the investigation is not considered an active shooter incident. The results of the of Detectives’ investigation warranted the arrest of Suspect #1, #2, and #3. Suspect #1 was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, and Disorderly Conduct. Suspect #2 was charged with Battery and Disorderly Conduct. Suspect #3 was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Child Abuse.

‪ATTENTION RESIDENTS - ACTIVE POLICE SCENE Officers are on scene at the Sears located at Pembroke Lakes Mall regarding a fight. During the altercation a single gunshot was fired; no one was struck by the bullet. The suspect fled the scene. Please stay clear of the area, as the investigation is ongoing. Case # 18-034313‬ ****UPDATE, 2:50PM**** The victim involved in this altercation sustained minor injuries during the fight, not related to the gunshot. The area is secure at this time. The mall remains open for business, but Sears is closed temporarily.

Will you be joining us for the City’s Memorial Day Celebration? The time & location has since changed;

MEDIA RELEASE - School Threats PPPD CASE NUMBER: 2018-032573 PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: Franklin Academy; 5000 SW 207 Terrace, Pembroke Pines SUSPECT(S) - 1) 15-year old Black Male INCIDENT SUMMARY: On May 18, 2018, our officers were notified of threats made by the 15-year old suspect against his school (Franklin Academy, 5000 SW 207 Terrace). The threats were made in the presence of various students and a member of the school staff, who stated to our officers that the suspect insinuated that he would shoot up the school on Monday, May 21st, and that he went into specific detail regarding portions of his "plan". These threats resulted in the disruption of normal school functions, and caused the students to fear for their safety. The school promptly notified the Pembroke Pines Police Department, and our Threat Assessment Team (TAT) responded to investigate the incident. A full threat assessment of the suspect was conducted, which revealed that the suspect had no intentions of shooting up the school or causing any acts of violence. The suspect admitted to stating the threats, but advised that he was "just messing around" in an attempt to get a reaction from the students. The suspect was not in possession of a weapon at any time, nor did he have any weapons at home. The suspect was taken into custody where he was eventually transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) on both felony and misdemeanor charges For the full media release, see our site here ➡️ https://fl-pembrokepines.civicplus.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/539

****UPDATE, 5/24/2018 - 3PM**** VICTIM(S) - 1) Tyler Aston Rowe; Black Male; DOB 02/14/1998 INCIDENT SUMMARY: The victim has been identified as Tyler Aston Rowe. Based on the information we have gathered thus far, we believe that this was an isolated incident and not a random act of violence. There is no continued threat to the community stemming from this incident. Detectives are actively pursuing all leads in this case. At the time that this incident occurred within the Gatehouse Apartments, it is possible that the black male suspect(s) may have also had access to the adjacent community of Heron’s Pond. As a violent suspect(s) remains at large, we are asking for all residents who live in the area of either community (Gatehouse or Heron’s Pond) to please contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 if they have any information pertaining to this incident.

Today is National Red Nose Day - a day dedicated to ending childhood poverty. The idea behind wearing a 'red nose' is to create a visible & playful awareness campaign designed to break down barriers within our community, and open up a dialogue about this very serious issue. Please join our officers in giving back, and donate today - https://donate.rednoseday.org/

Our Traffic Unit is out at University Drive & Pines Boulevard participating in a Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. DRIVERS - be responsible for those who travel in your vehicle. Make sure everyone is buckled up before you hit the gas!

MEDIA RELEASE - Homicide PPPD CASE NUMBER: PPPD18-OFF033905 PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: In the area of Gatehouse Apartments; 8530 SW 1st Street, Pembroke Pines SUSPECT(S) - 1) Unknown Black Male adult, no additional information available VICTIM(S) - 1) Black Male adult, Identification pending notification of next of kin INCIDENT SUMMARY: Pembroke Pines Police Officers responded to Memorial Hospital Pembroke in response to a call of a gun shot victim that had been dropped off at the emergency room. When they arrived, officers were advised by emergency room staff that lifesaving efforts were not successful, and the victim had been declared deceased. His identity will not be released until next of kin is notified. At present, detectives are actively investigating leads in an effort to locate the suspect. It is possible that the incident occurred in the parking area of the Gatehouse Apartment Complex. Once additional information is available, this media release will be updated. Anyone with information concerning this case should contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200.

‪ATTENTION DRIVERS: Our Traffic Unit is out at Flamingo Road & Pines Boulevard participating in a Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. Please travel safely, and buckle up whether you are a driver or passenger!‬

Weather Advisory ⛈ - Our Emergency Management Officer is currently monitoring a weather disturbance located over the western Caribbean sea. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 60% chance to develop into a tropical low this weekend as it passes through the Gulf of Mexico. This tropical low is a low pressure storm system expected to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain. Regardless of development, South Florida is expected to see an increased risk of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend. With the area already saturated from the recent rain, any heavy downpour poses an increased risk of flooding. Residents, please plan ahead for the possibility of poor weather this weekend.

MEDIA RELEASE - Traffic Crash, Vehicle VS House PPPD CASE NUMBER: PPPD18OFF033680 PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: 7051 SW 6 St, Pembroke Pines, FL SUBJECT(S) - 1) Driver: Bradford Michael Crayton; 10/17/1988; Black Male; Hollywood, FL 2) Passenger VICTIM(S) - 1) Homeowner INCIDENT SUMMARY: Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Rescue units responded to 7051 SW 6th Street in reference to a traffic crash in which a black Mercedes Benz had struck a house. The vehicle appeared to have lost control and struck a wall, partially lodging inside the unnoccupied living room. The sole occupant of the home was uninjured. The driver sustained no injuries. The passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was the same vehicle that had fled from a traffic stop conducted moments earlier by a PPPD Officer in the area of 6300 Pembroke Rd. in regards to speeding. The vehicle was not pursued as it fled. The vehicle driver has been arrested and will be charged with traffic related offenses. No charges are pending against the passenger at this time. No further information is being released at this time.

Our School Resource Officers received lots of love last week during National Police Week. The staff at Pembroke Pines Charter East Campus held an "SRO Day” in honor of SRO William Bucknam, where staff and students provided thank you letters and showed their support by wearing blue. Special thanks to Assistant Principal Dr. Montoto for organizing the event, along with Ms. Stephanie Pagan from the office staff.

‪Red Nose Day is this Thursday, May 24th, and our PPPD officers are helping to end childhood poverty by spreading the word! Please show your support for this great cause, pick up a #RedNoseDay nose at Walgreens, and donate - https://home.rednoseday.org‬

CRIME ALERT: The Florida Department of Agriculture has been inspecting local gas stations regarding illegal skimming devices being installed at gas pumps throughout the area. To avoid becoming a victim of this crime, our Detective Bureau recommends that our residents be cautious when you fill up your vehicle. ✔️ Choose gas stations that utilize red ‘tamper tape’ at their pumps. This tape is placed on the pump’s card slots, and is used to indicate if a pump has been tampered with; look for signs that the tape has been removed, or broken. ✔️ Use the gas pumps closest to the business. Skimmers target gas pumps that are out of sight of station personnel. ✔️ When in doubt, don’t use your credit or debit cards at the pump. Have an attendant ring you up inside of the station. ✔️ Use well-lit, popular gas stations that utilize camera security. Criminals are less likely to have the opportunity to install illegal devices at these locations. ✔️ Check that the pump’s card slot is firmly attached. If it’s loose, don’t take the chance. Please report any suspicious incidents or gas pumps to station attendants, and have them inspect the card reader. If tampering is suspected, call 911.

Girl Scout Troop #14403 - complete with Daises, Brownies and Juniors - toured the East PD Headquarters with Community Affairs Unit PSA Cheryl Watters. They also generously donated supplies for our Animal Assistance Program and Pooches in Pines!

Today our Burglary Suppression Team (BST) & Crime Suppression Team (CST) officers were recognized at the ASIS International Banquet as nominees for the Broward ASIS Team Award. Additionally, Officer Aner Gonzalez was recognized as a nominee for Officer of the Year. Our BST & CST nominated members include Sergeant Wollard, Sergeant Pinder, Detective Gonzalez, Detective Elias, Detective Hines, Officer Kushi, and Officer Thomas. Thank you to ASIS for honoring the hard work of our Broward County law enforcement officers!

ATTENTION DRIVERS: Officers are on scene with a possible vehicle/tire fire at westbound Sheridan Street & 182 Avenue. Rescue & FD have been advised. Please remain clear of the area, and yield to oncoming emergency vehicles.

Between the dates of May 7th and May 13th our officers made a total of 38 arrests. These incidents are considered city-wide, and any crime or safety alerts concerning a specific community/area will be listed below. Of those arrested, their charges include the following: Driving With a Suspended License Driving With a Suspended License, with Knowledge Driving While Under the Influence Criminal Mischief Drug Possession Theft / Shoplifting Active Warrant Violation of Probation Domestic Battery / Battery Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Carrying a Concealed Firearm Falsely Identifying Self as Contractor Commercial Burglary Residential Burglary Burglary Conveyance Racing Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Driving with No Valid Drivers License Distribution & Manufacture of Cannabis In September of 2017, suspect Shani Negair defrauded the victim homeowner by falsely identifying himself as a licensed contractor. Upon entering into a contract with the victim to build & install kitchen cabinets, Negair accepted the initial deposit and then never returned to begin the work. After a lengthy investigation by our PPPD detectives, Negair was taken into custody on May 10th for charges of Grand Theft and Falsely Identifying Self as Contractor. (Case #2017-056861) Before you enter into a contract with an individual, make sure that they are properly licensed through the County or State by going here - http://www.broward.org/Building/Contractors/Pages/UnlicensedContractors.aspx On Saturday, May 12th, at approximately 4AM, two unknown white male suspects entered into the victim's home within the Grand Palms community via an unlocked front door. Once inside, the suspects searched through the home before exiting and driving off in the victim's vehicle. The vehicle was recovered later that day by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. This investigation is still on-going. (Case # 2018-030934) If you have any information regarding this crime or these suspects, please contact our Investigations Division at 954-431-2225. Thank you to our officers & detectives for another great week of police work! We'd also like to thank our residents for continuing to look out for the welfare of our community by calling 911 or 954-764-HELP to report suspicious persons and/or activity.

Officer Lorenzo Curbelo and Motor Officer William Sands speak to the students of Pembroke Lakes Elementary during their Career Day event. 👮‍♂️🚓

Thank you to the amazing students & staff of Franklin Academy for all of the love we have received during National Police Week. Earlier this week they dropped off handwritten cards from the students, as well as food for our West District officers. 💙