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Professional Golfer, Swim Coach, and 38 Others Arrested in Osceola Sex Sting

Professional Golfer, Swim Coach, and 38 Others Arrested in Osceola Sex Sting

When law enforcement comes together from multiple counties and pool their resources for a huge investigation, the resulting arrests usually make headlines. In this case, a professional golfer, a swim coach, and 38 other people have been arrested for attempting to seduce children to commit sex acts by engaging in conversations online. The defendants all believed they were speaking with the child or with the child’s parent when in reality, they were chatting with undercover police officers. The Charges There were 40 people arrested in the Osceola sex sting, and the suspects face a variety of charges, including: traveling to seduce a child to commit sex acts using a computer to solicit a child or parent and, for some, attempted lewd and lascivious battery of a child These charges are… […]

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Illegal Weapons Deal in Pompano Beach Turns Deadly

Illegal Weapons Deal in Pompano Beach Turns Deadly

Undercover police officers put their lives on the line to catch crimes in the act. Law enforcement use police officers to pose as buyers for drugs, weapons, and several other illegal activities. While these methods are often successful, the possibility of entrapment can be an issue. In Pompano Beach, a gun deal involving an undercover deputy went wrong, resulting in the death of the gun dealer. Weapons in Pompano Beach Johnny Wright, 23, of Pompano Beach was under serious investigation from a multi-agency illegal firearms task force operation. This case is an example of how weapons crimes are being watched very carefully by law enforcement throughout South Florida. The illegal gun deal occurred around 4 p.m. in Pompano Beach behind the San Isidro Catholic Church, according to WPTV News. Wright… […]

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Child Abduction in Boynton Beach

Child Abduction in Boynton Beach

Federal, state and local authorities are coordinating efforts to find a 3-year-old girl abducted in Boynton Beach by her father. The girl, abducted after her father picked her up for a weekend visit, was taken to Mexico, Boynton Beach police said Tuesday. Jazmin Lopez was picked up Saturday from her mother’s home for what was supposed to be one of her usual one- or two-day visits with her father, Feliz De La Cruz Lopez, 26, police said. But instead of bringing her home, Lopez took the girl somewhere near Tabasco, Mexico, according to police, reported by Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel. “He basically just stole his own daughter,” Sgt. Tom Wallace said. “He has no right to take her.” “The problem we face is … it’s a location in Mexico the… […]

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Florida Hotel Robbery Video Is Released

Florida Hotel Robbery Video Is Released

According to police, the two men, one of them armed with a handgun, walked into the Comfort Inn at 2520 Stirling Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 14. One man reached over the counter for the cash register but was unable to locate it. On the surveillance video he can then be seen approaching a man and snatching his wallet before running away. The video shows the gunman jumping over the counter where police said he demanded cash from an employee. The clerk told him that money was not kept at the front counter, at which point the man rummaged through a cabinet, then jumped back over the counter and fled. Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of… […]

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DUI Charges in Palm Beach County

Getting charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a serious offense and it could impact your life forever if you are convicted. Each year, states impose tougher DUI laws and more severe drunk driving penalties. Florida is no exception. This is what can happen to you for a first time DUI conviction in Florida: Jail – 6 Months Maximum – blood alcohol level (BAL) from .08 to less than .15 Jail – 9 Months Maximum – BAL above .15 Fine – From $500 to $1,000 – BAL from .08 to less than .15 Fine – From $1,000 to $2,000 – BAL above .15 or Minor in Vehicle License – Suspended from 180 Days to 1 Year Hardship Reinstatement – Complete DUI School Prior to Hardship Application Ignition Interlock… […]

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How a Mother of an Obese Third-Grader was Charged with Child Neglect

How a Mother of an Obese Third-Grader was Charged with Child Neglect

Child abuse can come in many different forms. Some forms of child abuse include but are not limited to: child neglect, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. As the obesity rate in America continues to increase, parents of severely overweight children are beginning to be questioned and even criminally charged with child neglect. If you are a parent of a child medically determined to be obese, you may need to consult a criminal defense lawyer because there is a possibility you could be charged with child neglect. Child Neglect According to Florida Law Child neglect is defined as: “When a child is deprived of, or is allowed to be deprived of, necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment or a child is permitted to live in an environment when such deprivation… […]

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How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

While we as citizens have the right to bear arms, there are so many laws regulating the use, purchase, selling, and carrying of firearms.  Discharging a firearm from a vehicle within a defined proximity of a person for example, is a serious felony. The crime gets even more complicated when it’s an officer in uniform discharging the firearm for reasons that do not involve a heated pursuit. Lauderhill Cop Arrested for Shooting at Another Cop According to a WPTV News report and Lauderhill Police, Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30 fired several shots at another officer as she worked an off-duty security job at Inverness plaza around 7:30 pm Saturday night. The target of the shooting was in uniform and sitting in her marked patrol car when Bieger opened fire with… […]

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Linda Cooney Arrested Again for Attempted Murder with Weapon She Used to Kill Husband

Linda Cooney Arrested Again for Attempted Murder with Weapon She Used to Kill Husband

In 1993, Linda Cooney was acquitted for murdering her husband. Nearly 20 years later, Cooney is back in the media spotlight when police were called to another shooting in the Cooney’s Las Vegas household. Kevin Cooney, her son, 30, was shot in the neck. The shooter? Linda Cooney. The Cooney Case According to a WPTV News report, as a 10-year-old boy, Kevin Cooney saw his father on the hallway floor shot four times. He stood witness on the stand as an 11-year-old in a case that would haunt him and his little brother for the rest of their lives. According to several news reports, Linda Cooney and prominent James Cooney had several disputes throughout their marriage, even in front of their two boys. Police were called to the home for… […]

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Fort Lauderdale Cops Accused of Serious Crimes but on Leave with Pay

Fort Lauderdale Cops Accused of Serious Crimes but on Leave with Pay

Serious crimes committed by police officers usually make headlines, but for some reason the immediate consequences do not seem to be as harsh as it could potentially be for citizens that commit the same crime. Two Fort Lauderdale officers have been accused of grand theft, kidnapping, and lying about the case. The grand theft committed could potentially be charged as a third-degree felony. The crime gets even more complicated as the money stolen should have been placed in evidence. Fort Lauderdale Officers Accused of Crimes According to WPTV News, at least two Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of stealing cash from pain clinic clients, kidnapping a man and lying about cases are expected to be criminally charged next week, sources say. Detectives Billy Koepke and Brian Dodge, of the department’s… […]

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Why A Woman Was Jailed Twice in One Day

Why A Woman Was Jailed Twice in One Day

Shoplifting is considered a petty crime and the consequences and bail are generally not very serious. One woman however, made headlines for being taken into custody twice in 10 hours for shoplifting and then a burglary later after she posted bail. Theft in Vero Beach According to WPTV News, Kathryn Ann Moody, 19, was charged at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for retail theft at Walmart. She posted $500 and before the day was done, deputies took her into custody again for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. An accomplice accused in the burglary, 22-year-old Kiley Yandle, was also taken into custody. Staff at Walmart said Moody selected a $90 area rug from a store display and received a refund for it, though she had never paid for it. She also stuffed a… […]

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