BSO issues arrest warrants for final suspects in Bass Pro Shops burglary

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has issued arrest warrants for the final two suspects who are believed to have been involved in a burglary at a Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach.

Myron K. Love, 18, and Tyius D’Sean Duffy, 19, are believed to be in the area of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood, deputies said.

Authorities said the men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Another man, Shawn Derival, 19, of Hollywood, was arrested last week on eight counts of  grand theft of a firearm and four counts of armed burglary.

Detectives said the suspects broke into the Bass Pro Shops at 220 Gulf Stream Way shortly after 11:45 p.m. July 21 by pushing down a chain-link fence and then breaking two glass windows.

Deputies said the thieves, who were wearing hoodies and cloths to cover their faces, initially tried to smash out a glass door at the back of the business, but were thwarted by the impact glass.

Surveillance video shows them heading to the hunting section once they got into the store.

According to Derival’s arrest report, employees remove all handguns at closing time and place them in a vault, but the shotguns and rifles are not put away.

Deputies said the men went back and forth inside the store four times over several hours while stealing the guns.

Detectives said the thieves got away with thousands of dollars’ worth of guns, 16 of which were recovered at an apartment near 800 W. Pembroke Road in Hallandale Beach.

Anyone with information about the final suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

 

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Off-duty Miami officer, wife seriously injured in head-on collision, police say

A 23-year veteran officer with the Miami Police Department and his wife were seriously injured in a head-on motorcycle crash with someone who was driving under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamines, the department said.

Police said Det. Antonio “Tony” Torres and his wife were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to undergo life-saving surgeries.

Torres has been listed in serious but stable condition and is scheduled for additional surgery later this week, while his wife is listed in stable condition. She remains hospitalized.

The Police Department said it is supporting the Torres family spiritually, morally and financially and added that anyone in the community is welcome to make monetary donations to the Police Officer Assistance Trust.

To do so, click here. Once on the POAT website, click the “Give Direct” icon, which will take you to the donation site. When donating online, please ensure to type “Tony Torres Miami PD” in the “comments” section so that your donation goes directly to assist Torres.

MPD said the person who was driving under the influence was arrested by local authorities.

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Local 10 celebrates 60th anniversary with time capsule, timeline wall

It all began in a small building on Biscayne Boulevard with the call letters WPST.

Sixty years later, under the call letters WPLG, station president Bert Medina gathered the staff in the Local 10 newsroom to help celebrate the iconic milestone.

Local 10 News has and will continue to build on the legacy of legends like Ann Bishop, Chuck Dowdle, Don Noe and Dwight Lauderdale.

Medina made sure to let all of Local 10’s employees know that this wasn’t about a building, a broadcast license or a business model. He said the station’s success is about the people in front of and behind the camera.

Many of Local 10’s employees have worked at the station for more than 25 years. The longest-tenured employees are Leetha James and Mario Hernandez, who began their careers at WPLG 38-plus years ago.

Medina unveiled a time capsule that will contain items reflecting the station and community in 2017.

“And it will be opened on the 100th anniversary of WPLG, which will be Aug. 2, 2057,” Medina said.

That capsule will be buried under a new Local 10 sign that bears the names of all the current employees and will serve as a lasting tribute to WPLG’s broadcasting legacy.

That legacy and storied history was unveiled on a timeline wall for all to see as they enter Local 10’s Pembroke Park studios.

Medina said it is part of the station’s “promise to our viewers and commitment to serve and deliver excellent journalism for generations to come.”

Happy birthday, WPLG.

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Big Pine Key couple accused of stalking former tenant, man’s girlfriend

A couple from Big Pine Key were arrested Wednesday for stalking their former tenants, authorities said.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said one of the victims called authorities July 26, saying that he used to rent a room from the suspects, Enrique Valdes Jr., 42, and Omitsu Cervantes, 35.

The man said the couple began harassing him after he moved out at the beginning of June.

He said they began asking him for more money, which he initially gave them.

Herrin said the man claimed that the couple kept demanding money from him and sending him and his girlfriend threatening text and voice messages.

The victim said Valdes also threw something heavy at his car window when he was driving on Rockland Key.

The victims gave copies of the messages to the deputy who was assigned to investigate the claims, Herrin said.

Arrest warrants were issued for the couple, who were booked into jail Wednesday on stalking charges.

 

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