Plans for a long-awaited police headquarters are underway. The 65,000-square-foot headquarters will be located at the Miramar Town Center. It will also house the city’s Emergency Operations Center. Partially wrapping around an existing parking garage, the mixed-use project will include first floor retail shoppes and restaurants. The project will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the summer of 2014, with a tentative construction completion date in the summer of 2015.
The last thing you need is to find your vehicle’s window broken or items missing. The Miramar
Police Department suggests taking these simple, but important steps to maintain your car’s
* Don’t leave valuables in your car. That sounds like common sense, but drivers/passengers do leave items of value in plain view every day. If you leave valuable items visible in your car, your car is automatically a target.
* If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.
* Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary, and certainly never overnight.
* Try to park in busy, well-lighted areas, or in your garage (if you have one).
* Raise your windows and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time. Every week, items are stolen from unlocked vehicles where the owner expected to be away for “just a second.” Thieves often target vehicles at gas stations or parents dropping their children off at daycare centers and schools.
* Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it! Many people believe that caralarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to an auto burglar.
* Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint, and after-market tint is handy to keep all the broken glass in one “sheet” when they break out your window.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR VEHICLE IS BURGLARIZED:
As soon as you notice your vehicle has been burglarized, do not touch/adjust anything in, on or around the car. As soon as possible, call the police to report the incident.
If you see suspicious activity, call the police immediately.
Justin Davy and Branden Betsy are wanted for an armed robbery and carjacking that took place in Miramar in July 2012. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. Case #: 12-07-05162.
April 17, 1981
Children discovered the skeletal remains of what is believed to be a white male, mid 20s to early 30s in age. The victim was approximately 5’7” tall and had an average build. He was found wearing a green shirt with printed flowers, green Levi corduroy pants and brown shoes. (Case #: 81-04-00865)
October 28, 1990
The body of a 25-35-year-old black female was found in a canal adjacent to Flamingo Road and 200 feet south of Bass Creek Road. The black female was approximately 20-30 years old.(Case #: 90-10-02291)
November 12, 1988
A fisherman discovered a body floating in the canal located ¼ mile south of Miramar Parkway and adjacent to SW 148 Avenue. The deceased, a male,was wearing size 8 Reebok high-tops, green pants and a turquoise shirt. (Case #: 90-10-02291)
March 31, 1982
A backhoe operator dug up a skeleton of a white male, estimated to be approximately 30 years old. The skeleton was dressed in Sears King of the Road 38” men’s pants. The victim’s hair appeared to be light brown or blonde in color. Two gold chains were found at the scene. (Case #: 82-03-01932)
January 24, 2005
A resident walking in the area of the 6500 block of Pembroke Road noticed a deceased black female lying near numerous trash bags. The unidentified female is approximately 35-40 years of age, 5’4” tall and weighed 135 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair. (Case #: 05-01-04968).
August 19, 1984
Human skeletal remains were in the 17900 block of Bass Creek Road. The victim was approximately 40 years old. The victim was wearing a silver ring. (Case#: 84-08-01145)