Hialeah man shoots tires of FPL truck after workers park in front of home, police say

A Hialeah man was captured on surveillance video Wednesday morning shooting out the tires of a Florida Power & Light truck after workers parked in front of his home.

The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 620 SE Fifth Place.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said FPL trucks were hanging lines on utility poles on the residential street when Jorge Jove, 64, got upset and told the workers to move away from his home.

Zogby said the workers told Jove that they would move as soon as possible, but needed to finish their work first and that they were parked on a public street.

Zogby said Jove went into his home and started shooting at the trucks.

Cellphone video taken from one of the workers shows a man, believed to be Jove, shooting out the tires of one of the trucks. 

Zogby said it’s unclear whether Jove was also aiming for the workers.

No one was injured. 

Jove was arrested and charges are pending against him, Zogby said. 

 

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South Florida couple arrested for second time for impersonating Adele’s manager, police say

A South Florida couple was arrested Tuesday for the second time in recent months on allegations that they impersonated Adele’s manager, Jonathan Dickins, in order to get free concert tickets and sneakers from NBA players.

The Miami Herald reported that the couple was first arrested in May after they posed as Adele’s manager to get free tickets to Miami’s Rolling Loud hip-hop festival on May 6 to see Kendrick Lamar.

According to a 28-page arrest report, Justin Jayce Lii, 30, and his wife, Angel Lii, 26, purchased the website domains www.septembermgmt.com and www. septembermagmt.com in order to create email addresses that resembled the victim’s actual email address.

Authorities said the couple offered Adele concert tickets in exchange for sneakers from numerous basketball players, including Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.

Police said the Liis claimed that the sneakers would be auctioned off to benefit charities.

According to their arrest warrants, the accused con artists succeeded in getting sneakers from Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Richard Hamilton.

Authorities said the couple’s criminal activity has been going on for years, accusing them of having tried to get thousands of dollars’ worth of sunglasses and other merchandise for free, and having tried, sometimes successfully, to get free concert tickets.

Police said they have even tried unsuccessfully to get artists such as Chris Brown and Katy Perry to make birthday videos for a “dear friend and assistant” of Adele’s. 

The couple now faces more than a dozen felony charges, including identity theft and organized scheme to defraud.

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Thieves target Miami-Dade couple’s Honda Accord for third time

It has been less than a year since Jessica leased a 2017 Honda Accord – and in that time, her car has been targeted by thieves three times.

“You have to think every day when you wake up in the morning, ‘Are you going to see your car?'” she said.

The latest incident took place Tuesday when Jessica, who did not wish to give her last name, said thieves stole rims off her silver Accord and left the car on bricks. 

The car’s airbags have been stolen twice. 

“I think this is someone targeting not only just our car but Honda Accords themselves,” Jessica said. “They’re very nice (cars), and we think that’s why they’re in high demand right now.”

Miami-Dade police said Jessica’s incident is the sixth car-related theft at her apartment complex since 2012.

Jose Abella, from Doral Auto Shop, said he’s had more than a dozen customers tell him that their rims had been stolen and that the universal Honda fit makes them an easy target.

“Some of the dealerships are putting the wheel locks on the car. Aside from that, people have to be vigilant where they park their cars in neighborhoods,” he said.

Jessica says she’s tried that option and now expects more from Honda.

“Selling anti-lock rims is not solving the issue,” Jessica said, adding that she wants a better solution to the problem.

 

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Man calls for driver to come forward after sister seriously injured in hit-and-run

A South Florida woman remains hospitalized as her family appeals for someone to come forward with information about the driver who struck the woman over the weekend in Sunrise.

“I thought she was gone,” the victim’s brother, Joseph Holguin, said.

Joseph Holguin’s sister, Michelle Holguin, 53, remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after she was struck by a car just after midnight Saturday while she was riding her bicycle home from work.

“It was horrible. Words can’t describe it. I just broke down,  just like I am now,” Joseph Holguin said.

According to police, Michelle Holguin was riding her bike when she was hit by a car on Sunrise Boulevard near Flamingo Road and was dragged 25 yards.

The driver sped off without stopping to help, leaving Michelle Holguin unconscious in the roadway.

“Leaving her on the side of the road like a piece of meat, it’s just not right,” her brother said.

Without much information to go on, police and Michelle Holguin’s loved ones are pleading for the driver to come forward.

“Take responsibility for what you did. It’s just an accident. Stuff does happen, but fess up,” Joseph Holguin said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.
 

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Suspect arrested in shooting outside health department in Belle Glade

An 18-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after he opened fire outside the health department in Belle Glade and was shot by one of his intended victims in self-defense, deputies said.

Randolph Jackson, 18, was arrested early Tuesday morning on four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Jackson was riding home on a Palm Tran bus Monday after a meeting with his probation officer in West Palm Beach when he got into a dispute with another passenger on the bus.

The argument continued when Randolph and the other man arrived in Belle Glade.

According to the report, surveillance video shows four people walking toward their vehicles outside the C.L. Brumback Glades Health Center when Jackson began shooting at them. The victims can be seen on the video running and ducking for cover.

One of the four victims grabbed a gun from his vehicle and returned gunfire in self-defense, deputies said, wounding Jackson.

Deputies followed a trail of blood from the parking lot to the health center to find Jackson with a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. Deputies said a pistol was found nearby.

Jackson was taken to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, where he was treated for his gunshot wound. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

According to the arrest report, one of the victims was shot in the left thigh and another was shot in the buttocks.

While he was interviewed in the hospital, Jackson admitted to being on the bus and arguing with one of the victims, but he denied any involvement in the shooting.

Jackson was being held without bond in a Palm Beach County jail.

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Suspect arrested in shooting outside health department in Belle Glade

An 18-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after he opened fire outside the health department in Belle Glade and was shot by one of his intended victims in self-defense, deputies said.

Randolph Jackson, 18, was arrested early Tuesday morning on four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Jackson was riding home on a Palm Tran bus Monday after a meeting with his probation officer in West Palm Beach when he got into a dispute with another passenger on the bus.

The argument continued when Randolph and the other man arrived in Belle Glade.

According to the report, surveillance video shows four people walking toward their vehicles outside the C.L. Brumback Glades Health Center when Jackson began shooting at them. The victims can be seen on the video running and ducking for cover.

One of the four victims grabbed a gun from his vehicle and returned gunfire in self-defense, deputies said, wounding Jackson.

Deputies followed a trail of blood from the parking lot to the health center to find Jackson with a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. Deputies said a pistol was found nearby.

Jackson was taken to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, where he was treated for his gunshot wound. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

According to the arrest report, one of the victims was shot in the left thigh and another was shot in the buttocks.

While he was interviewed in the hospital, Jackson admitted to being on the bus and arguing with one of the victims, but he denied any involvement in the shooting.

Jackson was being held without bond in a Palm Beach County jail.

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