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Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

MIAMI – George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division, announces the graduation of four South Florida law enforcement officers from the FBI National Academy today at a ceremony held in Quantico, Virginia. The officers are: –       Major Carlos Bermudez – Pembroke Pines Police Department –       Captain James Dunkelberger – Miramar Police Department –       Captain Dale Engle – Davie Police Department –       Assistant Special Agent in Charge John Vecchio – Florida Department of Law Enforcement As […]

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – Help police capture an armed robber who stole a gold chain while threatening the occupants of a parked car.  Brazen and bazaar are how to describe this incident caught on surveillance camera. Imagine, you’re parked, your kids are in the car and you’re in the front passenger seat. Suddenly, a van pulls in blocking your vehicle from moving. The van driver jumps out, waving his gun, while holding up his pants, […]

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 2, 2015 – Two armed robbers were thwarted in the midst of a robbery, when the timing buzzer on an oven went off. Surveillance video captures the duo. Here’s the report from Miami-Dade Police. The Miami-Dade Police Department, Robbery Bureau, is investigating a commercial armed robbery. According to investigators, two unknown black males entered the convenience store at 1000 NE 215 Street Miami, Florida. The pair were brandishing a black semi-automatic firearm. The subjects ordered victim#1 and victim#3 […]

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2015 – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday the filing of federal charges against 42 defendants – in 25 separate cases – dealing with tens of thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars stolen from victims and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.  Reaffirming a joint federal, state and local commitment in the prosecution of perpetrators who steal, sell and use personal identification information to […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Crime, Events, Featured, Government, News
Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 30, 2015 – With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors.” Keeping accurate records and documentation has become a challenge for some consumers as their financial obligations have increased in a recovering economy.  Opportunistic con-artists posing as “fake” debt collectors recognize this as an area of vulnerability and […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government
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Florida House passes bill allowing rape victims to record attackers

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 19, 2015 – An individual being assaulted or raped would be allowed to secretly record their attacker under a bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to The Ledger on Thursday. Sparked by a Florida Supreme Court decision last year that reversed the life prison sentence of a Lee County man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) proposed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as […]

by · March 19, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Government, News
Teen saves life of Fort Lauderdale police officer who arrested him (Video)

Teen saves life of Fort Lauderdale police officer who arrested him (Video)

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Jan 13, 2015 – From criminal defendant to hero, 18 year-old Jamal Rutledge is being lauded for saving the very police officer that arrested him in early September, according to Fort Lauderdale Police public information officer DeAnna Greenlaw on Tuesday. On September 10, 2014, Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Franklin Foulks was processing Rutledge – then a 17 year-old juvenile defendant – at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department booking facility when he suddenly collapsed.  Rutledge, seated […]

by · January 13, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, News, Police, Videos
Criminal history expungement may become easier in Florida

Criminal history expungement may become easier in Florida

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Jan 9, 2015 – Finding a job, entering the military or securing a college education may become easier thanks to a bill introduced on Thursday seeking to amend a Florida statute dealing with criminal history expungement in relation to juveniles. Submitted for approval by state representative Mia Jones, (D-Jacksonville), HB 205 seeks to reduce the time period in which conviction records must be retained before an expunction can occur.  Under the current law – section 943.0515, Florida Statutes – an individual who […]

by · January 9, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Government, News
Anonymous hacktivist group crashes Fort Lauderdale governmental websites (Video)

Anonymous hacktivist group crashes Fort Lauderdale governmental websites (Video)

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Dec 1, 2014 – Hours after an “Anonymous” posting on YouTube, the hacktivist group made good on their threat to crash the official city and police department website of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when demands to lift the city’s homeless bans were not met. In their trademark computer generated voice, an individual – wearing a Guy Fawkes mask – promised to crash the FortLauderdale.gov and related websites if the city did not rescind the homeless sleeping and feeding […]

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Miramar

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Miramar

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Nov 6, 2014 – The Miramar Police Department, along with partnering law enforcement agencies, will conduct a DUI enforcement with sobriety checkpoint operation on Friday, November 7th from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Miramar Parkway and South University Drive, according to public information officer Tania Rues, on Thursday. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend intoxicated drivers who are an immediate threat to public safety and to make […]

by · November 7, 2014 · Broward County, Crime, Events, Featured, News, Police
33rd Annual Rick Case Bikes for Kids is now underway

33rd Annual Rick Case Bikes for Kids is now underway

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Oct 11, 2014 – For over three decades, Rick and Rita Case – along with the Rick Case Automotive Group – have distributed more than 110,000 bicycles to needy kids and those less fortunate throughout Broward County. As part of the 33rd annual “Rick Case Bikes for Kids,” bicycles in good condition are being collected at seven Rick Case locations in Broward. In past years, volunteers have helped repair donated bikes and have distributed them to needy […]

Broward has new police and fire non-emergency numbers

Broward has new police and fire non-emergency numbers

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County is urging business owners, visitors, and residents, to Know Your Numbers when it comes to reporting emergencies and non-life threatening situations. Effective at 6AM on October 1, 2014, all County residents not living in Plantation or Coral Springs will be part of the County’s Regional Consolidated E911 Dispatch System, managed by the Office of Communications Technology and operated by the Sheriff’s office. Prior to October 1st, each municipality in Broward County had separate numbers for people to call for […]

by · October 2, 2014 · Broward County, Featured, Fire, Government, News, Police