Thieves steal high-powered rifles, shotguns from Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach

Detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating a burglary that was reported Friday at a Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach.

The incident was reported at the Bass Pro Shops at 220 Gulf Stream Way.

Deputies said four burglars cut through a fence in the back of the business late Thursday and then made their way inside the store, stealing more than a dozen high-powered rifles and shotguns. 

Surveillance video shows them smashing display cases and getting away with thousands of dollars’ worth of weapons.

During the investigation, the BSO, Hallandale police and the ATF obtained a search warrant for an apartment in Hallandale Beach, where authorities said they found 16 of the stolen weapons.

BSO Sgt. Ben Anderson said the find is extremely important for this case.

“These are high-powered shotguns that are used for hunting and hunting rifles, and they can cause a lot of damage,” Anderson said. “They can go through walls and windows and whatnot, so it was imperative that we got working on this as soon as possible and get these guns off the street.”

Detectives believe that there could still be at least one or two stolen guns from the Bass Pro Shops still out on the street.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
 

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Thieves steal high-powered rifles, shotguns from Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach

Detectives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating a burglary that was reported Friday at a Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach.

The incident was reported at the Bass Pro Shops at 220 Gulf Stream Way.

Deputies said four burglars cut through a fence in the back of the business late Thursday and then made their way inside the store, stealing more than a dozen high-powered rifles and shotguns. 

Surveillance video shows them smashing display cases and getting away with thousands of dollars’ worth of weapons.

During the investigation, the BSO, Hallandale police and the ATF obtained a search warrant for an apartment in Hallandale Beach, where authorities said they found 16 of the stolen weapons.

BSO Sgt. Ben Anderson said the find is extremely important for this case.

“These are high-powered shotguns that are used for hunting and hunting rifles, and they can cause a lot of damage,” Anderson said. “They can go through walls and windows and whatnot, so it was imperative that we got working on this as soon as possible and get these guns off the street.”

Detectives believe that there could still be at least one or two stolen guns from the Bass Pro Shops still out on the street.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
 

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Rainwater dripping on food causes Checkers restaurant closure

A state inspector noted rainwater leaking onto cheese, cut onions, mayonnaise and tartar sauce last week inside a Checkers restaurant in South Florida.

Records show 15 violations were found inside the restaurant and the kitchen was ordered shut.

KT’S Kitchen, a mobile food truck, also had food temperature and cross contamination issues.

Records show roach issues at Bobby’s Meal and Chong’s Chinese in Miami, Marie and Marie Bakery and Catering in Pompano Beach and Orient Chef in Davie.

A “stop sale” was also ordered on food at Chong’s Chinese and Orient Chef.

Below is a list of the restaurants that were ordered shut and some of their violations.

All the places listed, with the exception of Bobby’s Meal, were allowed to re-open following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Checkers

5606 SW 137th Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut July 21

15 violations found

“Food contaminated by leaking water from the ceiling due to heavy rain on top of foods like cheese, onions, tartar sauce, mayonnaise located on preparation table in cook line .”

“Food contaminated by leaking water from the ceiling on top of food prep area at a slow drip. See stop sale. Observed food items like cheese, cut onions, mayo, tartar sauce stored in cook line area getting wet by dripping water from the roof due to heavy rain at the time of inspection.”

“Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Observed prep tables in cook line areas getting wet by water leak from the roof due to heavy rain.”

“Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Observed standing water inside light panels due to the ceiling leaking water during the heavy rain.”

“Ceiling/ceiling tile shows damage or is in disrepair. Water leaking from the ceiling on different areas of the restaurant including cook line tables by dishwashing area.”

“Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Inside ladle. Ladle was discarded by manager.”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Bathroom/ dry storage area.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cheese sauce (44°F – Cold Holding); chili (44°F – Cold holding; cheese (44°F – Cold Holding); hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); dressings (53°F – Cold Holding)found in walking cooler, ambient temperature of walking cooler at 45°.hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); cheese (43°F – Cold Holding); sauce (44°F – Cold Holding)found in reach in cooler in cook line.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Poultry (102°F – Hot Holding); chicken wings (103°F – Hot Holding); Fish (103°F – Hot Holding) found in hot drawers unit in cook line area. Operator turn on the switch that was off.”

“Walk-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. cheese sauce (44°F – Cold Holding); chili (44°F – Cold Holding); cut tomato (68°F – Cooling); cheese (47°F – Cooling); cheese (44°F – Cold Holding); hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); dressings (53°F – Cold Holding) ambient temperature found at 45.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Chili from previous day according to manager stored in walk in cooler.”

***Bobby’s Meal

2109 Opa-locka Blvd.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut July 18

31 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 10 live roaches by storage racks to the left of hand wash sink in kitchen. Approximately three more live roaches to the right of three compartment sink. Approximately two more live roaches observed under prep table in middle of kitchen. Approximately five more live roaches observed on ceiling and on walls of kitchen.”

“Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.”

“Employee washed hands with no soap.”

“Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Employee attempted to plate cracker by grabbing them from the commercial packaging with his bare hands to the plate. Told him he would have to use tongs in order to that and that he would not be able to continue using the crackers in the bag he had contaminated.”

***Chong’s Chinese Restaurant

1164 W. Flagler St.

Miami

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 17

30 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 1 under kitchen steam table, 4 crawling behind kitchen hand wash sink and 1 on the floor underneath the kitchen prep table.”

“Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment. Observed tracking powder around entire kitchen’s floor.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Chicken wings 117°F,shrimp 80°F, ham 59°F,Turkey 57°F,shrimp 60°F,beef 66°F,Pork 60°F.”

“Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Poultry and shrimp inside walk-in cooler.”

“Plumbing system in disrepair. By three compartments sink.”

***Marie & Marie Bakery and Catering

625 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 20

19 violations found

Also ordered shut March, 14 2016-March 24, 2016

 “Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 12 to 15 live roaches around base of water heater next to 3 comp sink in prep kitchen, approximately 8 to 10 live roaches under 2 comp sink with wood cabinet next to 3 door SS cooler in front section of kitchen. Observed 2 live on floor under bulk rice container.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 18 to 20 dead roaches around base of water heater next to 3 comp sink in prep kitchen, approximately 15 under 2 comp sink with wood cabinet next to 3 door SS cooler in front section of kitchen. Approximately 18 dead roaches on shelve used for wrapped to go containers at front counter. 4 dead roaches under unused cooler near back door, 2 under sink in cabinet in women’s restroom , 4 dead on floor in front of restrooms, 3 dead on floor under bulk rice container. Employee cleaned up dead roaches during inspection.”

“Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Tall reach in with glass door at front counter, employee cleaned.”

“Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.”

“No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Cooked chicken, beans and plant foods in reach in cooler for 2 to 3 days.”

“Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of oven.”

***Orient Chef

4653 University Drive

Davie

Ordered shut July 17

29 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live on prep table next to cook line. 7 live on floor between prep and three compartment sink. 3 live on oil box under wok station. 3 live in box with individual ramekins with peanuts. See stop sale. 1 live in box with individual ramekins with soy sauce. See stop sale. 1 live under dry storage area behind cook line. 1 live on food processor.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead floor next to prep table. 1 dead on shelf on prep table in front of three compartment sink. 3 dead on top of oil box on shelf with dry storage next to three compartment sink. 1 dead next to flour bag in dry storage section. More than 10 dead under dry storage shelf behind cook line . More than 5 dead next to reach in freezer. 2 dead on rice bags in dry storage area behind cook line. 6 dead in bathroom.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 50 lbs Cooked chicken 43-46°F in walk in cooler, per cook food was made on 7-15-17, 6 lb. cooked shrimp (44-45°F – Cooling); 1 lb. Krab Rangoon (49°F – Cooling) per cook was prepared yesterday 7-16-17 3 lb. cooked noodles (46-48 °F – Cooling) prepared 7-16-17.see stop sale raw salmon (44°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (44°F – Cold Holding); in walk in cooler. pork (46°F – Cold Holding); raw shrimp (44°F – Cold Holding); cooked ribs (47°F – Cold Holding); wonton (48-51°F – Cold Holding); tofu (48°F – Cold Holding) per cook food was put in reach in cooler yesterday 7-16-17. Cooked ribs are removed from freezer and placed in reach in cooler. cream cheese (45°F – Cold Holding) in sushi station per cook was put on reach in unit yesterday 7-16-17. raw shell eggs (85°F – Cold Holding); garlic w oil (80 °F – Cold Holding) per cook eggs and garlic was placed on cook like at 11:00am.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches. 50 lbs Cooked chicken 43-46°F in walk in cooler, per cook food was made on 7-15-17 see stop sale. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Per cook chicken in walk in cooler was prepared 7-15-17 with no date mark. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer – not all products commercially packaged. Raw chicken over cooked wonton Raw chicken with cook chicken.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer – all products not commercially packaged. Raw chicken over raw beef Raw chicken over raw fish.”

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.”

“Food stored on floor. Flour, sugar, seasoning bag stored on flood in dry storage area behind cook line. Manager removed of floor.”

“Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.”

“No certified food manager for establishment.”

***KT’s Kitchen

(Mobile)

180 NE 35th Court

Oakland Park

Ordered shut July 19

24 violations found

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 6-10 flies in the kitchen. The flies were landing on take-out containers, deli wrap and food contact surfaces.”

“Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Observed an objectionable odor coming from raw shrimp stored overnight in a non-working cooler . The temperature of the shrimp was 46-51°F.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. MFDV does not have hot or cold running water available and operator is wearing gloves.”

“All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed all food in the small flip top reach-in cooler is above 45°F. Some food was stored in this unit overnight. See stop sale. Some food was moved to a chest freezer. Observed all food in the tall reach-in cooler is 46°F or higher. Foods were moved to the chest freezer.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. Observed raw chicken and raw beef stored in the same foil pan in the small flip top reach-in cooler. Observed raw chicken and raw snapper stored in the same pan in the same cooler.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Food stored in non-working cooler overnight.”

“No sanitizer of any kind available for ware washing. Only use single-service items to serve food to customers until sanitizer is available for ware washing. The only chlorine bleach in the MFDV is “Fresh Meadow” scented bleach which is not approved for use as sanitizer. There is no other sanitizer available for use on the MFDV.”

“Manager, Kasey Westbrook, lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location.”

“Reach-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Observed all food in the small flip top cooler is above 45°F and all the food in the tall reach-in cooler is 46°F or warmer.”

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Hat store catches fire at Lauderhill shopping plaza

A hat store caught fire Monday morning at a shopping plaza in Lauderhill, authorities said.

The fire was reported inside Mable’s Hats at the Madrid Plaza at 7553 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Sky 10 was above the scene just after 10:15 a.m. as smoke billowed out of the roof and front door of the business. 

Lauderhill firefighters extinguished the flames.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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Russia says talk of further US sanctions ‘counterproductive’

Russia has warned that talks aimed at imposing further US sanctions on Moscow will prove “counterproductive” and “harmful.”

Speaking Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said plans for fresh sanctions would prove detrimental not just to the US and Russia, but other countries too.

Peskov’s comments come two days after both the US House and Senate reached a deal to impose fresh sanctions on Russia and give Congress a new veto power to block any easing of them.

The bill punishes Russia for interfering in the US election, as well as the 2014 annexation of Crimea and its ongoing military activity in eastern Ukraine.

Congress hopes to approve the bill and put it on the President’s desk before it breaks for the August recess.

Bipartisan negotiators are finalizing some tweaks to several areas of the bill, including details on Congress’ power to enforce sanctions and changes that were added at the request of US businesses who expressed concerns the current bill could put them at a competitive disadvantage.

Peskov said Monday that Russia is treating the issue of sanctions “extremely negatively,” especially those currently being pursued in the House and Senate but added that Moscow will “patiently wait for this position to be finalized,” before taking any “retaliatory measures.”

“Talking about some retaliatory measures without even having clear information about the decisions, passed or rejected, would be counterproductive,” he said. “We are not going to do this.’

The vote on the major sanctions package comes as the Trump Administration is dealing with multiple probes into allegations the President’s campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

The House will vote on the bill on Tuesday, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s schedule, and the Senate is likely to take it up after that, although Senate leaders haven’t said when they will bring it to the floor.

Former US President Barack Obama slapped Russia with sanctions in January 2017 following its alleged interference in the US election.

The administration described Russia’s involvement as “Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” and sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for what it said was election interference.

The administration also ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country and two Russian compounds were closed and are yet to reopen.

Last month, the European Union extended its economic sanctions on Russia, which were originally imposed in July 2014 in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the destabilizing of the situation in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine.

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Woman struck, killed by Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale

A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning by a Tri-Rail train, according to the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department.In a tweet Monday morning, the department said the woman was struck south of Sunrise Boulevard at about 7:15 a.m. by a train that wa…

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