Man found unconscious in roadway after hit-and-run reported in Pompano Beach

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Investigation detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that was reported early Thursday in Pompano Beach. 

The hit-and-run was reported just before 12:45 a.m. at North Federal Highway and Northeast 10th Street.

Deputies said they found the victim lying in the roadway, unconscious with visible injuries to his head.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue transported the victim to Broward Health North, where he died.

The victim’s identity has not been released as authorities work to notify his relatives.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the hit-and-run is asked to call Detective Donnard Huneke at 954-321-4842 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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BSO deputy accused of sexually assaulting teenager

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Thursday on accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenager, BSO confirmed on Friday.

Deputy Leon Andrae Campbell, 37, was arrested by Lauderhill police on charges of sexual assault on a victim who is 16 or 17, and promoting the sexual activity of a victim less than 16.

Campbell was released from jail Friday afternoon after posting $15,000 bail. He refused to speak with Local 10 News reporter Jeff Weinsier as he left the jail.  

BSO officials said Campbell, who works in the Pompano Beach area, has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

He has been employed with BSO since January 2008. 

No other details about his arrest were immediately released.

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Man struck in head with PVC pipe at homeless camp in Marathon

A Marathon man was arrested Thursday night for striking another man in the head with a PVC pipe, authorities said.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said two deputies were called about 11:20 p.m. to a homeless camp in a wooded area at 6350 Overseas Highway in Marathon.

Herrin said the deputies found the suspect, John Cadwallader, 57, in a tent in the woods.

She said the 58-year-old victim was a short distance further into the woods, bleeding profusely from a cut on his forehead.

Herrin said there was also a lot of blood on a nearby walking trail and on plastic tarps on the ground. She said there were sections of PVC pipe in the area.

The victim told deputies that Cadwallader had hit him in the head with a piece of the pipe.

Herrin said Cadwallader was uncooperative and refused to follow the deputies’s instructions to walk out of the woods.

He was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

The victim was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

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2 killed after silver Nissan shot up in northwest Miami-Dade, police say

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon when their vehicle was shot up in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

The shooting was reported in the area of 7951 NW Fifth Ave.

The victims’ vehicle came to a rest in a swale with hurricane debris, Miami-Dade police said. 

Sky 10 was above the scene just after 12:30 p.m. as a tarp covered a portion of the bullet-riddled silver Nissan.

People in the area told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon that they heard the sound of rapid gunfire in the area, but it’s unclear whether there was more than one shooter.

A woman, who didn’t want to be identified, said she’s sick of the shootings that frequently occur in the neighborhood, and she is forced to live in fear.

“Around here, it’s an everyday thing. We just hear so many gunshots. Just last week there were like another 20 gunshots right down the street from my house,” she said. “This is an almost everyday thing and it’s getting more than scary already because I like to be outside. I’m a nocturnal type of person and it’s getting to the point where I can’t even be in my yard.”

A motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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Man tries to molest teenage girl at Dadeland Metrorail station, police say

Police are searching for a man who they said tried to molest a teenage girl Monday morning at the Metrorail train station on Dadeland Boulevard.

Miami-Dade police said a man approached a 14-year-old girl at about 9 a.m. and grabbed her by the wrist.

Police said he struck the girl in the stomach and dragged her to the second level of the platform, where he tried to remove her pants and touch her vagina.

The girl eventually broke free from the man’s grip and ran away, authorities said.

Police described the culprit as a black man in his 20s with long dreadlocks. Police said he was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, full beard and a mustache. Authorities said he also had gold teeth.

He was last seen wearing a cream-colored button-down shirt, blue jean shorts and dirty sneakers.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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Teen struck by car while chasing thief who stole cellphone, police say

Hialeah police arrested two men Tuesday who they said were involved in the robbery of a teenage boy earlier this month.

According to an arrest report, the teen was walking home in the area of West 34th Lane and 76th Street and texting on his cellphone when a man, identified as Alejandro Mustafa, 19, ran up behind him and snatched the phone out of his hands.

Surveillance video shows the teen running after the thief in an attempt to retrieve his phone.

Police said Mustafa’s getaway driver, Zabdi Gil, 18, struck the victim as the victim chased Mustafa, knocking the victim to the ground and nearly running him over.

Authorities said Mustafa eventually got into the car and the thieves drove north on West 34th Lane.

Hialeah police said a Miami-Dade school board sergeant recognized Mustafa from a be-on-the-lookout that was issued for the thieves.

Police said the victim also identified Mustafa in a photo lineup.

Authorities said Mustafa confessed to the robbery and implicated Gil as the getaway driver.

Both men face charges of strong-arm robbery. 

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