Miami, FL Crime & Safety

1 dead, 1 in custody after gunfire erupts at SW Miami-Dade Walmart

MIAMI - Police said a person was in custody after gunfire rang out Wednesday afternoon at a Walmart in Southwest Miami-Dade County, authorities said. Police were called to the store located at SW 211 Street and Dixie Highway around 3:30 p.m. on a report of gunfire, officials said in an email statement. CBS4 has learned that an altercation between two men led to both opening fire. One man was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The other fled and was later apprehended. "A preliminary investigation shows there was an altercation between 2 males and firearms were presented and shots were fired,"...
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Police search for missing 29-year-old woman in Model City

MIAMI (WSVN) - The City of Miami Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 29-year-old woman. Kymbreana Johnson was last seen in Model City at around 1 p.m., Friday. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and dark blue shorts. Johnson...
Miami New Times

Virginia Key Employee Stunned by Criminal Charge Over Code Violation

After the closing of the Virginia Key Outdoor Center this past August, 17 center employees were abruptly left without a job, including former marketing and operations director Diana Perez-Pazos. With the wounds of that loss still fresh, Perez is now facing a criminal charge over a commercial code violation that was not her responsibility, according to her attorney.

FHP Quick Response Force members to west coast, assist in search and rescue

FORT LAUDERDALE - Members of the Florida Highway Patrol's Quick Response Force left Davie early Thursday morning bound for the west coast. The four dozen members, who are trained in urban rescue, will assist the county and local officials with search and rescue efforts. They've taken high water vehicles to get to some of the more troubled areas along with needed resources, including chain saws to get through areas with downed trees and a drone to get a better view of areas that are still underwater."The impact is immeasurable. We are going to have a lot of different agencies, public safety professionals from around the state, deploying to this area. A lot of volunteers utilizing this technology, even FPL utilizing this technology, in order to get information in minutes," said FHP Sgt. Robert Dooley.But they will do more than just search and rescue."We will be conducting many different types of tasks, from traffic control to search and rescue, to security of neighborhoods, assisting with every need," said FHP Major Roger Reyes.  

Car linked to kidnapping of autistic Florida boy found near Canadian border

An autistic Florida boy thought to have been snatched by his dad and grandmother may have already been taken to Canada, according to cops who found his belongings in a car dumped near the border. Little Jorge “JoJo” Morales, 6, was kidnapped in Miami on Aug. 27 amid a bitter custody battle between his parents. Before being taken, he had said that “his dad wanted to take him to live on a farm with windmills” — and warned about “bad people trying to take me away,” his mom, Yanet Leal Concepcion, has told Local 10 News. Authorities are now searching the boy’s dad,...
NBC Miami

Teen Arrested, Accused of Auto Theft, Facing 30 Charges in Miramar

An 18-year-old Miami Gardens man is facing 30 charges following a car theft in Miramar, police said. Jlen McNeill was caught driving a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis that was reported stolen from outside a Subway restaurant about 7 p.m. Sept. 22, according to the arrest report. An officer conducted a...

‘We’re all gonna die!’ Cross-country flight grounded after unstable woman’s outburst

A flight from Miami to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing after a crazed woman started shouting “we’re all gonna die” and told everyone on the plane to “repent.” The incident happened aboard American Airlines Flight 1295, which took off from Florida just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, another passenger told The Daily Beast. “It’s an early flight… so we were all kind of just working and minding our own business,” the passenger, who did not wish to be named, told the outlet. “All of a sudden, we heard screaming coming from the back, and a flight attendant was saying...
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Cross-Dressing Serial Shoplifter Behind Bars in Broward: Police

A Miami Gardens man, who sometimes dresses as a woman to shoplift, is looking at a growing list of charges after being suspected of grand theft at stores from Miami to Altamonte Springs, court records show. According to several arrest reports, Jamarian Ashford Brooks, who turned 20 Wednesday, entered a...

CHP Officer & Suspect Crash In Pursuit | Hollywood

09.26.2022 | 1:05 AM | HOLLYWOOD – A CHP officer rear ended a suspect after the suspect crashed into an innocent victim after a high speed pursuit through the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood. Officers attempted to stop the driver for an unknown reason off the 405 freeway. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and entered the Hollywood area. The innocent victim was sitting at the red light when the suspect came around the corner at a high rate of speed and lost control, striking his Range Rover SUV. Somehow, the CHP officer in pursuit rear ended both vehicles. A beer bottle was seen on the ground near the scene of the termination. Field sobriety tests were performed and the driver will be facing DUI charges. LAFD responded to the scene and transported the suspect for unknown injuries. The innocent victim and the pair of CHP officers in the crashed patrol car were all uninjured. For licensing, contact Follow our other platforms! IG – FB –

Reward of up to $10K offered as search continues for missing Miami boy

MIAMI – Authorities are offering a substantial reward as the search continues for a missing South Florida boy. US Marshals are now offering up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests in the case of six-year-old Joege “JoJo” Morales. Tuesday marked one month since the boy disappeared.