During the week of October 8th to October 14th our officers made a total of 22 arrests. Though the majority of these crimes occurred throughout the city, any crime or safety alerts regarding a specific area or development will be listed below. Of those arrested, their charges include the following:
Possession of Drag Paraphernalia
Violation of Probation
Grand Theft / Petit Theft
Domestic Battery / Battery
Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Driving While Under the Influence
DUI Crash with Property Damage
DUI Crash with Serious Injury
Providing False Information to Police
Felony Traffic Offenses
On Sunday, October 14th, at approximately 3:13AM the Pembroke Pines Police Department responded to the 1500 Block of NW 186 Avenue regarding a vehicle crash. Our investigation revealed that the driver had drifted from the roadway into the swale, before colliding with a sign and tree. Driver distraction is being considered as a contributing factor; drugs & alcohol are not believed to be involved. An unrestrained 24-year old rear passenger of the vehicle received severe injuries during the crash, and was transported to a nearby hospital for medical care. Sadly, the passenger was later pronounced deceased. The driver and an additional passenger received non-life threatening injuries. (Case # 2018-065823)
We want to remind all roadway users to please wear seat belts when traveling in a motorized vehicle. Unrestrained passengers inside of a car can obtain significant injuries due to the force of impact, and can even be ejected from the vehicle. Please do not take the chance with your life or the lives of your passengers - ALWAYS buckle up.
Officers are investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the Summit Portofino community (NW 108 Avenue & NW 2nd Street) between Friday, October 12th, and Saturday, October 13th. During these times an unknown suspect entered into the resident's screened rear porch & attempted to pry open a sliding glass door. At this time it appears as though the attempts were unsuccessful, and entry into the home was not gained. (Case # 2018-065688) We're advising residents to routinely check the windows and doors of their home for possible burglary-related damage, and to report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to 911 or 954-764-HELP (non-emergency).
In the overnight hours of October 13th to October 14th an unknown suspect broke into a vehicle that was parked at the Fairfield Inn Hotel (1650 SW 145th Avenue) by shattering two windows. During the burglary, the victim's unloaded firearm was stolen from within the vehicle. This case is being actively investigated at this time. (Case # 2018-065804)
We'd like to remind residents to please follow the #9PMRoutine which is a nationwide movement to cut down on vehicle burglaries across the country. Anytime you leave you vehicle unattended, especially during the overnight hours before you go to bed, remember to remove all valuables from inside - ESPECIALLY firearms! Set a daily reminder in your phone to double check that you cars are locked, all alarms are enabled, and that valuables are removed (including purses, wallets, electronics, spare keys, firearms, garage openers, etc.). If you see something suspicious, whether it be a person or a vehicle, report it to 911.
Thank you to our residents for continuing to supply our officers with tips & information, and thank you to our officers for another week of outstanding police work! For more information on crime in your area, check out our detailed interactive crime map here: http://www.ppines.com/605/Crime-Statistics