Man accused of beating 22-year-old girlfriend to death

After beating his 22-year-old girlfriend at a home in Coconut Creek, detectives said Sanjay Johnson called 911.

Coconut Creek Police Department Sgt. Scott Slavin said Johnson, 23, told police officers Tiffonia Dejeane Davids wasn’t feeling well, passed out and hit her head on Friday. 

Paramedics took Davids to Northwest Medical Center, where a doctor pronounced her dead at 2:49 a.m. Nurses learned that she had suffered multiple injuries from blunt force trauma. 

After gathering evidence at the home at 4105 West Atlantic Boulevard, detectives determined Johnson used a baseball bat to beat her to death. 

Records show Davids was a licensed practical nurse from Coral Springs who last worked at Integrity Health Services in Pompano Beach. 

Police officers arrested Johnson and he was at the Broward County Jail on Saturday morning. 

 

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Man accused of beating 22-year-old girlfriend to death

After beating his 22-year-old girlfriend at a home in Coconut Creek, detectives said Sanjay Johnson called 911.

Coconut Creek Police Department Sgt. Scott Slavin said Johnson, 23, told police officers Tiffonia Dejeane Davids wasn’t feeling well, passed out and hit her head on Friday. 

Paramedics took Davids to Northwest Medical Center, where a doctor pronounced her dead at 2:49 a.m. Nurses learned that she had suffered multiple injuries from blunt force trauma. 

After gathering evidence at the home at 4105 West Atlantic Boulevard, detectives determined Johnson used a baseball bat to beat her to death. 

Records show Davids was a licensed practical nurse from Coral Springs who last worked at Integrity Health Services in Pompano Beach. 

Police officers arrested Johnson and he was at the Broward County Jail on Saturday morning. 

 

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Pickup rolls over several times after hitting standing water on Lyons Road

The driver of a pickup was not hurt Thursday after hitting standing water on a roadway, the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department said.The crash took place at about 4 p.m. when the driver was heading north on Lyons Road, just south of Atlantic Boulevar…

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Housekeeper starts fire to cover up $160 theft, police say

A housekeeper started a fire at a Coconut Creek apartment complex to cover up a theft she’d committed, Coconut Creek police said.

Janette Pacheco admitted that she’d stolen $160 from an apartment in Victoria Place, located inside the Wynmoor Community, at about 9:40 a.m. Saturday, and started the fire to cover it up, police said. 

The fire was contained to one residence, which was declared a total loss, the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department said. 

“Crews arrived to heavy black smoke and flames coming from the back of the fourth-floor apartment,” Division Chief Ty Vassil said.

High heat prevented crews from entering building with a portable water can. Instead, crews made a portable hydrant that reached the fourth floor of the building and firefighters went to a back bedroom to put out the fire, Vassil said.

An investigation led detectives and the state fire marshal to Pacheco. 

Pacheco has been arrested on charges of arson to an occupied structure. 

 

 

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