BSO seeks teen who pulled fire alarm at Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is searching for a teenager who they said pulled a fire alarm inside a hotel in Deerfield Beach.

The incident was reported just after 12:30 a.m. June 14 at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort at 2096 NE Second St.

Authorities said security cameras captured a group of teenage boys entering the hotel through the lobby and roaming around aimlessly for several minutes.

Deputies said the group made their way to the back of the hotel and left through panic bar exit doors.

As the group left, one of the boys stepped back inside and pulled the fire alarm, deputies said.

The hotel was evacuated, and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews responded to the hotel.

Authorities said the teen who pulled the alarm was wearing a yellow shirt, which at times he had pulled up above his head.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Detective Andrew Gianino at 954-571-4597 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

 

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Hotel clerk takes keys from valet cabinet, fatally strikes pedestrian, police say

Miami Beach police said a man who is accused of fatally striking a pedestrian Sunday had left work to go to a nearby Walgreens to get a Red Bull drink.

According to an arrest report, Angel Cuesta, 31, who works the front desk at the Red South Beach Hotel at 3010 Collins Ave., took the keys of a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze from the valet keys cabinet and headed to the store.

Police said Cuesta was heading north on Collins Avenue when he struck a woman who was crossing the intersection of 38th Street.

Police said the woman, who was homeless and in her 50s, was crossing the street a notable distance south of the marked crosswalk.

The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she died. 

The crash caused extensive damage to the front left side of the windshield and bumper, the report said.

Police said Cuesta told someone about the crash about an hour after it happened. 

That person identified Cuesta as a hotel employee to police.

Police said Cuesta confessed to striking the victim with the car and leaving the scene, even though he saw her lying in the street.

A cab driver who witnessed the crash told Local 10 News that he tried to stop Cuesta.

“He seem like he (was) gonna stop. He slow down, then he go,” Joseph Deceus said. “I saw the car make a left and I followed the guy. I seen the lady got hit and I say, ‘You gonna stop?'”

Police said Cuesta claimed that he tried to avoid the crash, but couldn’t.

Cuesta also admitted to trying to hide the vehicle in a gated parking garage at 3535 Indian Creek, the arrest report said.

He faces a charge of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in a death.

Cuesta was released from jail overnight on a $10,000 bond. 

A manager at the Red South Beach Hotel told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that she had no comment about the incident.

Another employee at the hotel said management had instructed all employees not to speak to the media as the investigation is ongoing. 

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Man arrested after fatal Miami Beach hit-and-run

A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after fatally striking a homeless woman in a  hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Collins Avenue and 38th Street, Miami Beach police said. 

The woman, who was in her 50s, was hit by a silver four-door Chevrolet sedan and was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she died, police said.

Police said the vehicle was located a short time after the crash inside a garage at 35th Street and Indian Creek Drive.

Angel Cuesta was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash. 

After being read his rights, Cuesta said that he didn’t see the victim on the ground after he drove away,  police said. He also stated that he tried to hide his vehicle in the gated parking garage and contacted a witness about an hour after the crash. 

 

 

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