By Jim Donnelly
Through our joint effort with the Coconut Creek Police Department to share updates with residents, this is a summary of Coconut Creek’s crime and arrests through May 1.
Fire – Structure/Dumpster/Vehicle
Fire – Structure/Dumpster/Vehicle Etc on W Hillsboro Blvd was reported in the Publix parking lot on 04/25/2023. The victim reported his vehicle partially caught fire – possibly an electrical malfunction.
Fraud – Wire/Computer/Atm
A 44-year-old male was the victim of Fraud – Wire/Computer/Atm on Coconut Creek Parkway was reported on 04/25/2023. The total estimated loss was: $500.
Fraud – Other
A victim of Fraud – Other on Coconut Creek Parkway was reported on 04/25/2023. The total estimated loss was: $21,650 due to a fraudulent check.
A 42-year-old female was the victim of a Simple Assault on Coconut Creek Parkway was reported on 04/26/2023. An adult student told a teacher he would shoot and kill another adult student.
Theft – Auto Parts/Accessories
A 65-year-old female was the victim of Theft – Auto Parts/Accessories Catalytic Converters were reported stolen at Evergreen Lakes on 04/27/2023. The total estimated loss was: $1,600.
A 29-year-old male was the victim of Theft – Auto Parts/Accessories on Dockside Drive in The Landings. A Catalytic converter was stolen and was reported on 04/28/2023. The total estimated loss was: $1,200.
Robbery – Armed
A 40-year-old male was the victim of Robbery – Armed at Woodlake Villas was reported on 04/27/2023. 2 catalytic converters were taken via Armed Robbery. The total estimated loss was $750.
A suspicious Incident on Coconut Creek Blvd was reported on 04/27/2023. Broward College had a suspicious person on campus with a pocketknife.
A 54-year-old female was the victim of Extortion/Blackmail. The female victim was being extorted over private photographs. This was reported on 04/29/2023. The total estimated loss was: $560.
A 27-year-old female was the victim of Vehicle Theft – Auto on W Atlantic Blvd at Banyan Bay. The Victim’s Honda Accord was reported stolen on 04/29/2023.
Valli, Anthony James, 60, was arrested on a Drive While License Susp Third Or Subsq Offense charge at 4600 W Atlantic Blvd on 04/25/2023.
Francis, Michael G., 59, was arrested on a charge of Driving While License Suspended/Cancelled/Revoked Third Subsq Offense at 4100 W Atlantic Blvd on 04/25/2023.
Smith, Johnathan Jnerol, 28, was arrested on a License Plates Etc / Posses Counterfeit charge at 4200 W Sample Road on 04/27/2023.
Sosa, Andres David, 34, was arrested on a charge of Dui 1st Offense at 4205 W Atlantic Blvd on 04/27/2023.
Chevelon, Kenlor, 40, was arrested on a Possess Receive Retain Stolen Credit/Debit Card charge at 4800 W Copans Road on 04/29/2023.
Benedetto, Brandon Edward, 32, was arrested on a Battery/Simple Touch Or Strike charge on 04/30/2023.
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- A Coral Springs resident for over 30 years, Jim Donnelly has had a 40-year career as a photographer, videographer, and editor for South Florida affiliate news stations, along with CNN, ESPN, ABC Sports and News, NBC Sports and News, Fox News, and CBS. Donnelly has won several awards, including EMMY’s, for his team coverage. Currently, he owns Image Masters Photography and works as a Realtor.
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