Man smashes car window outside Lauderdale Lakes preschool to steal purse

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for a man captured on surveillance video smashing the window of a car outside a preschool in Lauderdale Lakes.

The incident was reported shortly after 7 a.m. May 3 outside the First Church of the Open Bible Pre-School at 4767 NW 24th Court.

BSO spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said in a news release that the man pulled up to the preschool in a silver Chevrolet Equinox and took a quick look around before smashing the passenger side window of a parked Mercedes-Benz E500.

Oglesby said the thief stole the victim’s purse, which had cash and credit cards inside.

Detectives believe the same man burglarized a car three days later in Tamarac. The vehicle in that case was parked outside a Boston Market at 5815 N. University Drive.

Anyone with information about the thief’s identity is asked to call Detective Wilson DeJesus at 954-321-4857 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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Man smashes car window outside Lauderdale Lakes preschool to steal purse

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for a man captured on surveillance video smashing the window of a car outside a preschool in Lauderdale Lakes.

The incident was reported shortly after 7 a.m. May 3 outside the First Church of the Open Bible Pre-School at 4767 NW 24th Court.

BSO spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said in a news release that the man pulled up to the preschool in a silver Chevrolet Equinox and took a quick look around before smashing the passenger side window of a parked Mercedes-Benz E500.

Oglesby said the thief stole the victim’s purse, which had cash and credit cards inside.

Detectives believe the same man burglarized a car three days later in Tamarac. The vehicle in that case was parked outside a Boston Market at 5815 N. University Drive.

Anyone with information about the thief’s identity is asked to call Detective Wilson DeJesus at 954-321-4857 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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Arrest made after Dania Beach man fatally shot while sitting on front porch

Louis Salvador was sitting on his front porch outside his Dania Beach home Saturday when a bullet struck him in the back.

The 84-year-old man was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives later arrested Cristofer Guzman Aristy, who they said was mishandling a gun when it fired and fatally wounded Salvador.

Detectives said Guzman Aristy was handling two guns with two other men Saturday afternoon in Salvador’s house when the 19-year-old accidentally fired one of the handguns.

The bullet passed through a sofa, went through the home’s exterior wall and shot Salvador in the back as he sat in a chair on the front porch, according to detectives.

Detectives said Guzman Aristy fled the home after the shooting, but he was later arrested on a warrant.

Guzman Aristy faces one count of manslaughter and two counts of cocaine possession.

 

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Woman accused of stealing $63,000 from man she met at pizza restaurant

A 26-year-old woman was arrested earlier this month for stealing $63,000 from a man she had met at the pizza restaurant where she works, Coconut Creek police said.

According to an arrest report, Sally Medal befriended the 67-year-old man at Giovanni’s Pizza in Coral Springs and the victim eventually gave her checks totally $2,000 to help her out financially.

But the victim told police that he later learned that Medal had stolen his checkbook and written 12 checks to herself, totally $63,000, without his consent, the report stated.

Police said the checks were written from August 2017 to February 2018.

Authorities said the victim requested copies of his cashed checks once he realized the money was missing and filed a police report with the Coconut Creek Police Department.

According to the arrest report, Medal confirmed to detectives that she knew the victim and admitted to visiting the victim at his home in Coconut Creek.

Authorities said Medal claimed that her relationship with the victim was never sexual, but that he had sometimes given her checks to help her out.

Police said they subpoenaed Medal’s bank records from Chase and saw that all 12 forged checks had been deposited into her personal account.

Medal was arrested May 17 on charges of grand theft, petty theft, exploiting an elderly person and fraud by uttering a false instrument. 

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