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beat son with auxiliary cord for getting high, sleeping all day,
Soto arrested on charges of battery, child abuse
Coconut Creek man told police that he beat his teenage son with an
auxiliary cord because the boy was high and slept all day long,
according to an arrest report.
Soto, 37, was arrested Thursday on charges of battery and child abuse.
Creek police said the 16-year-old boy was hit in the face with a cord.
police asked Soto about what happened, Soto confessed to the
beating, saying he heard his son talking on his cellphone and
"became very angry and confrontational," prompting him to
grab a cord and swing it at the boy, according to the report.
said the boy had a cord mark across the left side of his face and
ear. Police said the injuries were minor, but the cord did cause the
boy to bleed.
teens arrested after dozens of cars broken into in Pompano Beach
accused of breaking into 69 vehicles at condo complex
teenagers have been arrested after 69 vehicles were broken into last
month at a Pompano Beach condominium complex.
Caldwell, 16, and Jacob Dawkins, 17, and a 15-year-old boy were
arrested Aug. 28 on charges of burglary and petit theft.
to their arrest report, the teens broke into 69 vehicles Aug. 19 at
the Waterford Point condominiums at 801 S. Federal Highway.
said the teens used a "window punch" device to break into
some of the vehicles and stole money from some of the cars.
two vehicles, nothing was taken," Jeff Rodgers, who lives at
the complex, said. "It was just rummaged through and (they took)
the loose quarters and change. Other than that, just a lot of broken windows."
said Caldwell cut his hand on the glass window of one of the cars,
and a DNA sample linked him to the scene.
to the report, the teens admitted to the burglaries and said another
teen, identified only as Randall, was also involved.
accused in hacking death appointed new counsel
Strickland, 18, pleads not guilty in death of Jose Santos Amaya Guardado
18-year-old girl accused in the death of a classmate at the
Homestead Jobs Corps center appeared in court Friday where she was
appointed new counsel.
Strickland has pleaded not guilty in the death of 17-year-old Jose
Santos Amaya Guardado. She is expected to appear again in court Oct. 9.
is charged with first-degree murder, along with Kareem Arbelo, 20,
Jonathan Lucas, 18, and Christian colon, 19. Police made a final
arrest in the case Thursday, also charging Joseph Michael Cabrera
with first-degree murder. Cabrera was taken into custody in St. Louis
and is awaiting extradition to Miami.
group is accused of plotting to kill Guardado for weeks, before the
plan was executed on June 28.
said the teen was hacked to death with a machete and was partially
buried in a wooded area behind the vocational school.
Department of Labor has since suspended all classes at the Homestead
Job Corps until they complete a review of the safety and security on
pause in operations will provide additional time for Job Corps to
complete its review of safety and security at the Homestead center
and to consider actions to further strengthen oversight and
accountability of Job Corps contractors," said Stephen Barr,
senior managing director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of
suspects are being held without bond while they await trial.
says Oakland Park man, his friends had sex with her
Brave admits to having sex with 16-year-old, BSO report says
Oakland Park man is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl
"on several occasions," a Broward Sheriff's Office report said.
Brave, 40, faces multiple counts of lewd or lascivious molestation.
to the report, the girl told a BSO detective that she had sex with
Brave while staying at his apartment. She claimed that she had sex
with Brave more than 10 times "and sometimes twice a day."
teen also said that Brave's friends would come over and have sex
initially said that she only slept in his bed, but he later admitted
to having sex with her four times, the report said.
girl's relationship to Brave isn't known.
turtle nest count breaks record
of Central Florida researchers say the endangered green turtle
population is making a comeback on one of the nation's most important
nesting beaches for turtles.
researchers reported Wednesday that more than 12,000 turtle nests
were counted during a recent census at Archie Carr National Wildlife
Refuge along Brevard County's coastline.
broke last year's record 11,800 nests.
professor Kate Mansfield says the turtle population there has made a
comeback in the past three decades. There were less than 50 nests
back in the 1980s.
woman with guns shoplifts $1,300 in Wal-Mart merchandise
37-year-old woman carrying two concealed handguns was arrested
Monday after deputies said she shoplifted more than $1,300 in
merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Lakeland, the Polk County
Sheriffs Office said.
L. Adkins used a knife to open packages in the store, concealed the
items in backpacks and then bagged the items in the self-checkout
area with scanning or paying for them, deputies said.
Adkins attempted to leave the store, at 5800 U.S. 98 N., she was
stopped by store security and sheriffs detectives. Once
detained, sheriffs detectives discovered Adkins had two
concealed handguns, one in her clothing and another in a backpack.
The guns were not from the store, deputies said.
the investigation, Adkins complained of medical issues and she was
transported to Lakeland Regional Health for treatment. The
sheriffs office said Adkins attempted to leave the hospital to
avoid arrest and became combative when stopped, kicking a Lakeland
police officer who was assisting sheriffs detectives.
was treated and released from the hospital, then transported to the
Polk County Jail.
of Lakeland, faces charges of grand theft, resisting an officer
without violence, resisting an officer with violence, battery on a
law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during a felony, and
two counts of carrying a concealed firearm.
struggle at FAMU creates new crisis
A&M University is being confronted with a new crisis.
at the historic university turned to an outsider 18 months to lead
them out of a turbulent period following the death of Marching 100
band member Robert Champion.
FAMU President Elmira Mangum is now locked in a power struggle with
politicians have sided with Mangum and called on the chairman of the
board of trustees to resign. Mangum in a memo to chairman Rufus
Montgomery accused him of discrimination and harassment.
Montgomery and some other board members are pointing to management
decisions and questionable hires by the administration as the reasons
behind their criticism.
example is that a FAMU vice president hired a special assistant who
previously pleaded guilty to financial aid fraud. The employee had
worked at Cornell University, where Mangum worked prior to taking the
post at FAMU.