Man shot in abdomen at Hialeah home, police say

A 51-year-old man was shot in the abdomen Monday morning at his home in Hialeah, authorities said.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said officers responded to a shooting at 5015 Palm Ave. after a fight between two men who are known to each other.

Police said the 48-year-old gunman went to the victim’s efficiency and a fight ensued.

The victim was shot once in the abdomen, Zogby said.

The victim was airlifted to a hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

No other details were immediately released. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. 

 

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Suspected thieves scope out personal watercrafts outside Hollywood home

A woman captured two suspected thieves scoping out her personal watercrafts this week that she had parked on the side of her home in Hollywood.

According to an incident report, Nancy Sickmiller called 911 just before 2 p.m. Thursday after she saw two men on her property.

Police said one of the men got out of the passenger seat of a black Ford pickup truck and knocked on Sickmiller’s front door.

After waiting a short time, the man walked back to the truck and the driver pulled out of the driveway.

Police said the same man returned a short time later and entered the side of the front yard, where two personal watercrafts were parked behind a fence.

Police said the man walked around the personal watercrafts and removed the covers, looking beneath them.

Another man was then captured on surveillance video lowering his body underneath the personal watercrafts and walking around them before he and the first man left the area.

“They were lifting the covers and looking at them to identify what they were,” Sickmiller said. 

Police searched for the men but could not find them.

Authorities said no items were taken from outside the home.

Sickmiller provided authorities with the surveillance video, and she was issued a case card.

The homeowner told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that she has lived in Hollywood all her life, but is now ready to move.

“I’ve had numerous things taken off the front of my porch of my home. I’ve been robbed in my house three times. I’m just over it,” she said. “I am ready to move. I’ve been here –again, born and raised — and I’m done.”

Police said while they men did not steal anything they could still face charges for loitering and prowling.  

Anyone with information about the men’s identities is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

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Man accused of threatening to beat, rape Miami Beach bartender who refused to serve him

A homeless man is accused of threatening to beat and rape a Miami Beach bartender who refused to continue serving him after she felt he had had enough to drink.

According to an arrest report, the bartender told authorities that Brian Scott Webb, 27, had consumed four beers and a shot Tuesday night at Dewey’s Tavern at 852 Alton Road when he returned to the bar, appearing to be more intoxicated and irate.

She said she refused to serve him any more alcohol and Webb threatened to punch and rape her.

The bartender told police that Webb also threatened to punch patrons inside the bar.

Police said Webb refused to leave and employees called 911.

Webb was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

Police said Webb lashed out at officers at the police station as one officer attempted to search him before putting him in the holding cell.

Authorities said Webb elbowed, kicked and punched officers as they fought with him on the ground, attempting to place him back in handcuffs.

According to the arrest report, one officer punched Webb in the face, knocking him unconscious momentarily, which gave the officer a chance to request emergency assistance.

Police said Webb continued being aggressive with paramedics, and they were unable to treat him for his injuries.

The officers suffered minor injuries in the brawl, including a cut to one officer’s nose and eye area and a possible injury to his hand. Another officer suffered a hairline fracture to her hand and a third officer suffered a bump on the left side of his head.

All officers had bruising on their knees because of the fighting on the ground, the report said.

Webb faces additional charges of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer with violence.

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Man accused of threatening to beat, rape Miami Beach bartender who refused to serve him

A homeless man is accused of threatening to beat and rape a Miami Beach bartender who refused to continue serving him after she felt he had had enough to drink.

According to an arrest report, the bartender told authorities that Brian Scott Webb, 27, had consumed four beers and a shot Tuesday night at Dewey’s Tavern at 852 Alton Road when he returned to the bar, appearing to be more intoxicated and irate.

She said she refused to serve him any more alcohol and Webb threatened to punch and rape her.

The bartender told police that Webb also threatened to punch patrons inside the bar.

Police said Webb refused to leave and employees called 911.

Webb was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

Police said Webb lashed out at officers at the police station as one officer attempted to search him before putting him in the holding cell.

Authorities said Webb elbowed, kicked and punched officers as they fought with him on the ground, attempting to place him back in handcuffs.

According to the arrest report, one officer punched Webb in the face, knocking him unconscious momentarily, which gave the officer a chance to request emergency assistance.

Police said Webb continued being aggressive with paramedics, and they were unable to treat him for his injuries.

The officers suffered minor injuries in the brawl, including a cut to one officer’s nose and eye area and a possible injury to his hand. Another officer suffered a hairline fracture to her hand and a third officer suffered a bump on the left side of his head.

All officers had bruising on their knees because of the fighting on the ground, the report said.

Webb faces additional charges of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer with violence.

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Chess tutor accused of molesting 7-year-old girl in Deerfield Beach

A 65-year-old chess tutor was arrested Wednesday after he molested a 7-year-old girl at his home in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Valeriy Gorokhov would tell the girl’s legal guardian to leave the room while he gave her chess lessons because he said the girl would be distracted.

Broward sheriff’s deputies said the girl told her guardian and grandmother May 20 that Gorokhov placed a shell in the pocket of his shorts during a lesson the day before and told her that it fell on his penis and she needed to help him retrieve it.

Deputies said Gorokhov placed the girl’s hand down his pants and forced her to rub and pull on his penis to retrieve the shell. 

The girl told her guardian that Gorokhov went to the bathroom to retrieve the shell, which he gave to her.

The guardian notified authorities and provided a taped sworn statement about the information the girl gave to her about the incident.

Detectives said Gorokhov denied molesting the girl and said that he provides shells to the children he teaches and does exercises with the children when they appear tired or bored from playing chess.

Deputies said he claimed that a child might have rubbed against his penis during an exercise, but said that he never intentionally had a child touch his penis. 

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Coral Springs police seek man who stole handgun from officer’s vehicle

Coral Springs police are searching for a man they said was captured on surveillance video after burglarizing a police officer’s vehicle.

Police did not say when the incident occurred, but said that the officer’s handgun was stolen from the vehicle.

Police said surveillance video from a Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes shows the thief entering the store, where the victim’s credit card was used.

 

Anyone with information about the culprit’s identity is asked to call Coral Springs police at 954-344-1800 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

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