Animal found dead in cooler in North Miami Beach was wild boar, police say

An animal that was found dead in a cooler Monday in North Miami Beach was not a dog, as originally thought, but was actually a wild boar, authorities confirmed on Friday.

Police said the boar’s body was found in the area of Northeast 159th Street and 21st Avenue.

An anonymous tipster told Local 10 News that the body was decapitated and mutilated.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 305-949-5500 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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Surveillance video shows man getting stabbed in neck in North Miami Beach

Surveillance video obtained Tuesday by Local 10 News shows the moment a man got stabbed in the neck outside a food store in North Miami Beach.

North Miami Beach police said Donald Brown, 42, was arrested Monday on an attempted first-degree murder charge.

According to authorities, the victim was stabbed Sunday afternoon during a confrontation outside the Jiffy Food convenience store at 1540 NE 165 St.

According to an arrest report, Brown claimed that the two men first got into an argument outside a nearby cellphone store because the victim threw a glass of water in his face and “disrespected him.”

Police said Brown waited for the victim to leave the food store, approached him from behind and stabbed him several times in the right side of his neck with a pocket knife. 

Police said the victim ran back into the food store and someone called 911.

Authorities said Brown also went inside the store to grab his bag and then fled south before police arrived.

Witnesses said the victim, who they identified as Jamul Myers, is a father of three who didn’t have any ongoing conflicts with anyone.

“He didn’t bother nobody or nothing,” Aletha Mitchell said. 

Police said Brown was found at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he confessed to the stabbing. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the victim was taken to Aventura Hospital, where he is listed in critical, but stable condition.

It’s unclear why Brown was at JMH, but police said he remained there on Tuesday in police custody. 

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Police officers investigate a stabbing in North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach Police Department officers were searching for a suspect in a stabbing that left a man injured near a popular Walmart Supercenter Sunday afternoon. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said an ambulance took the wounded man from the area of 1540 NE 165 St., to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. 

The crime scene was steps away from Snake Creek Park and the North Miami Beach Library. 

Detectives were asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.



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Teen accused of killing man during robbery at ATM to remain behind bars

A South Florida teenager appeared in court Monday, where a judge ordered that he remain behind bars as the state decides whether to charge him as a juvenile or an adult in the murder of a man in North Miami Beach.

Police said Marcine Hill fatally shot Dillon Bud Calvin Steve, 26, Wednesday night as Steve was using an ATM at a Bank of America near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 163rd Street.

Police said surveillance video from the bank shows Hill coming up behind Steve and shooting the victim during a robbery. 

Steve’s mother witnessed the shooting while sitting in the family’s van, authorities said. 

Hill’s mother and another family member were inside the courtroom with him when the judge quashed a motion to move him to another jurisdiction.

His family would not comment on the case to reporters outside the courtroom.

Hill is being kept in custody for now. The state has until Nov. 24 to decide whether it is going to formally charge Hill and whether he will be charged as a juvenile or an adult. 

Records show that Hill has been arrested 15 other times in South Florida since 2011 on various charges, including petty theft, grand theft, burglary and robbery. 

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1 dead after shooting at Bank of America ATM in North Miami Beach

One person is dead after a shooting Wednesday night at a Bank of America ATM in North Miami Beach, police said.

North Miami Beach police are investigating the fatal shooting and robbery near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 163rd Street.

The victim was identified as Dillon Bud Calvin Steve, 26. Police said a relative witnessed the shooting. 

Authorities released surveillance images of the gunman later in the morning, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that had a skull on the hood.

Detectives believe the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time and the shooting was a “crime of opportunity.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective A. Daise at 305-948-2940 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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Teen vanishes after day at Piper High School

Veronica Hernandez, a distraught mother, said Saturday morning her 17-year-old daughter Jazlyne Macia vanished after going to every class at Piper High School Thursday.

For months, Hernandez has been worried about Jazlyne’s relationship with Orlando Young, 17, from North Miami Beach. She has been concerned about his criminal record and the photos he posts on social media. 

“I feel like she is in danger,” Hernandez, 39, said. “I don’t know if he is holding her against her will.”

The Sunrise Police Department is involved. Hernandez said Jazlyne is a cheerleader, a student who earns As and Bs and is generally responsible. 

Hernandez said Jazlyne usually carries two book bags, her regular black book bag and her cheerleading bag. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. 

“Right now at this point — even though I am broken inside — I just want to know that she is OK,” Hernandez said. “We hope that she comes back home.”

Hernandez was asking anyone with information to call the police department at 954-746-3370 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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