Miami Beach cop Reinaldo Casas really wants his job back. He wants it back so badly he's willing to admit he was once an aficionado of the most embarrassing product ever. Sexual aid cream. On February 27, the Miami Beach Police Department fired Casas -- who's been reprimanded for making "conflic ... More >>
"Apple picking" is the newest crime du jour in South Florida, perpetrated by gangs looking to steal your smartphone. Some are even willing to kill you for it. Last July 1, two teen boys on bicycles confronted 54 year-old Jerry Wayne Sherrell near NE 2nd Ave. and 54th Street and demanded his phone. W ... More >>
An 18-year-old skater died yesterday after Miami Beach Police officers caught him tagging a building and then Tasered him. Details about the death are still murky, but what is clear is that Israel Hernandez died before dawn Tuesday morning after cops caught him spray painting near 71st Street and C ... More >>
For those of us with any semblance of common sense, there are certain things we know we shouldn't do in public: take drugs, have sex, streak. Polite society isn't into that stuff. Though Miami Beach might seem like it's a lot more liberal than most public places, those rules still apply -- among oth ... More >>
L'enfant terrible better known as Justin Bieber sure had fun yesterday gallivanting around the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. Miami Herald gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel reported that Bieber stopped by places like Hyde and Bamboo after jumping on the Heat bandwagon earlier that evening at the ... More >>
This Memorial Day weekend may have been slightly less headline-grabbing than in years past, but police on Miami Beach were still plenty busy. They made 414 arrests during the five-day weekend that coincides with Urban Beach Week, a number that is slightly up from the 373 recorded last year.
A 12-year-old boy in Miami Beach might have been the happiest person ever to spot Jehovah's Witnesses. They found him tied to a pole after his dad decided to try out some unorthodox parenting techniques and left him there while he went shopping.
If you live in South Beach, chances are you've seen Alex Mesa at some point. He's the 44-year-old Colombian guy in neon clothes whose passion is jogging backwards. Mesa runs all over SoBe the wrong direction, drawing honks, stares -- and today at least, a 911 call and a citation from police.Mesa com ... More >>
Miami Beach SWAT officers are about to raid an apartment in South Beach after its occupant brandished a gun at a neighbor and then refused to come out.Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez says the standoff began at 6:30 this morning, when a neighbor was awoken by loud music and went to the front door of ... More >>
Dear punk-ass Miami Beach bike thief:On March 20, you rolled up on my '80s Italian-made Univega road bike tied to a street post near the Raleigh Hotel on Collins Avenue. It had a dope iridescent purple-and-blue paint scheme, a chrome yoke, and neon-green hand grips. It took me close to six months to ... More >>
Early this morning at about 2 a.m. police discovered the naked, lifeless body of an unidentified man in his 20s on the sands of Miami Beach near 25th Street. Police say there were no signs of trauma, and since no beat cops recognized the body, they don't believe the man was homeless. Police are awai ... More >>
When Miami Beach cop Derick Kuilan ditched his police ATV for some drinks at The Clevelander, his superiors were none the wiser (although maybe they should have been). As a result, Kuilan drunkenly jumped back on his ride with a bride-to-be and nearly killed a couple of beachgoers.Now cops are close ... More >>
During the darkest months of winter, half of Canada flees to South Florida. So you'd think police would have some respect for the maple-syrup-guzzling visitors who fuel the local economy through spring break.That's not what one pair of sisters from Toronto found in Miami Beach last month. The women ... More >>
As far as things found floating in Biscayne Bay, yesterday's discovery of a headless goat and some decapitated roosters was pretty tame. So why are we acting like this is a thing that doesn't happen all the time here?
For more than a decade, Gus Lopez ran Miami Beach's procurement department, directing bids for multimillion projects. It's a vital job in a development hub like South Beach -- and a job rife with opportunities for collusion and corruption. Earlier this year, Lopez was investigated for allegedly givi ... More >>
Blogs like Gizmodo erupted this weekend when a YouTube video surfaced showing a hovering, flashing drone flying above the crowds at last month's Memorial Day weekend in South Beach. The video was all the more eyebrow-raising because the Miami-Dade Police Department actually has a drone and is one of ... More >>
The massive police presence might just add to the thrill of play-thuggin' on Miami Beach this Memorial Day
A Mynt thug and a SoBe cop take on a girl
For the photographers who recently swarmed over Miami Beach, J.Lo isn't a celebrity, she's a meal ticket
That well-publicized death threat? It's called marketing
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of hip-hopness
Angel Mora's obsession; Luis Miguel's photo jones