Late last month, Miami Beach Police swept into an $8.3 million mansion perched on the bay. As they climbed a marble staircase looking for the master bedroom, the house seemed empty. But inside a cavernous closet, they found nearly $17,000 in cash next to the bearded and sallow body of Texas' most ... More >>
Last year, Miami Beach police popped just 492 people for driving under the influence. This year, they're on track to arrest 442, with only 221 in the first six months. In 2009, they arrested just fewer than 1,300 people for DUI. The plunge comes not because people in Miami Beach appear to be drink ... More >>
Miami Beach police are on the lookout for a man who followed an unsuspecting woman into her Ocean Drive hotel room, overpowered her, and then raped her. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, September 6. The victim, a Swiss tourist, was walking into the Hotel Breakwater at 940 Ocean ... More >>
Taking out your iPhone to snap an Instagram pic or send a booty text late at night on Miami Beach may not be worth it. Miami Beach Police are warning residents and tourists to be careful with their smart phones after a rash of brazen armed robberies have struck the town.
Anger continues to grow over the killing of Israel Hernandez, who died Tuesday morning after a Miami Beach police cop Tasered the 18-year-old. In the last 24 hours, the cop who electrocuted Hernandez has been put on leave, while the teenager's father has called the incident an "assassination of a yo ... More >>
"The best day of the year." Yesterday, it was Miami Beach rapper Kat Dahlia's 23rd birthday. And that's what she tweeted 14 hours and 27 minutes before being busted by Miami Beach Police. The misdemeanor charge: "DUI" and "Resisting [Arrest] W/O Violence." See also: -Five Rappers Dumb Enough to ... 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 >>
The Miami Beach Police Department's plan to patrol South Beach during this Memorial Day Weekend is a lot like last year's, but this time they'll have a new tech addition: a cutting-edge light tactical all-terrain vehicle. The $140,000 LTV is on loan to the department this weekend.
Sorry, Miamians. Your Fundays on SoBe are about over. Unless you wanna pay a $50 (or more) fine, the city expects you to leave the booze, soda cans, and Styrofoam coolers at home. According to code enforcement officers, all of the above are illegal on the sands of Miami Beach. Didn't know? Too bad, ... 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?
See also "Juvenile Arrested in Miami Beach This Morning." When Terius Gray (AKA Juvenile) was arrested on Miami Beach outside LIV at 4 a.m. today, he might have said, "Ha? I'm just Being Myself, wearing these Solja Rags in this 400 Degreez heat, following The G-Code and speaking my Project English ... More >>
Last Monday, federal agents nabbed a former Miami Beach police officer, Jose Quintana, for illegally selling guns over the course of three years at various Florida gun shows. And as you would expect from an ex-cop who broke the law, Quintana's record with MBPD wasn't exactly sterling.According to em ... More >>
Despite disputed reports of a 2,000-person arrest quota, Miami Beach Police only cuffed 321 people during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That's slightly down from 332 arrests last year, and the vast majority of those arrests were for misdemeanors. Crowd numbers too seemed to have been down as w ... More >>
The Miami Beach Police Department's brass probably winces anytime they hear the words "You Tube" these days. After this past year -- when their cops were caught on tape killing a Memorial Day Weekend visitor and speeding recklessly around South Beach -- amateur video is a recipe for MBPD heartburn.T ... More >>
Chris Paciello is an old school South Beach legend, a Bonnano crime family goon who conquered the nightclub scene before being sent to federal prison for his role in a murder. These days, he's back in his old stomping grounds working for the Delano Hotel, and is very sorry about having helped kil ... More >>
Raymond Herisse was killed in an early-morning police shootout on Memorial Day.In another astonishing chapter of staggering ineptitude surrounding the Miami Beach Police Department, the officer fired last week for running over a couple on the beach during an on-duty ATV joyride was one of the off ... More >>
A handcuffed Sara Greenback is dragged across the sand by a Miami Beach Police officer.The Miami Beach Police Department offered a swift reaction to videos that surfaced online after this weekend's on-the-beach melee between angry partygoers at Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel event and cop ... More >>
Photo via megan.chromik's FlickrPotato latkes.What goes better with latkes than applesauce and sour cream, you ask? Why, vodka, of course!!!The good news is you don't have to shred pounds of potatoes yourself this year, especially if you are a single Jewbie aged 22 to 39. A local group called The ... More >>
via CBS4 Vanhouston D. Flowers's body was found decomposed and floating in a canal.In today's roundup of horrible crimes and other assorted sins, a shooting victim is left paralyzed, a man dies while in the custody of the Miami Beach Police, an SUV somehow lands directly atop a Honda, Vanhouston ... More >>
Turns out the shooting at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa Saturday had nothing to do with hookers, but drugs. At least that's what the Miami Beach Police Department is saying. Oh, and that weird smell? It was pepper spray.
In March, we published a feature about the Miami Beach Police Department, detailing how more than 50 percent of the force earns at least six figures a year and profiling the myriad legal problems involving Beach cops. (You can read it here.) We've also reported extensively about former Office ... More >>
Most of what we know about running a grow house we learned from Weeds, and even we know not to open a door for just anyone.North Miami Beach Police Officer John Baker was conduction a routine search for a burglary suspect at an apartment building and decided to knock on neighbors doors to see if ... More >>
A former Miami Beach cop has pleaded guilty to charges that he kidnapped and tortured a Russian man in an attempt to extort more than $100,000 from him, bringing to an end one of the strangest crimes connected to the troubled police department.via Miami Beach Police DepartmentAnastasi was one of the ... More >>
This week, a New Times investigation revealed that 54 percent of the Miami Beach Police Department's 367 non-executive officers pulled in at least six figures last year, a figure that far exceeds other similarly sized departments in the county. The numbers matter in Miami Beach because the c ... More >>
Last month, we were vexed by an empty police cruiser that sat for a whole month at the entrance to Palm Island. Soon after, we found out it was actually a decoy cop car and that Miami Beach Police used five others around the city to spook speeding drivers. The fuzz was so devastated that we smoke ... More >>
So you're speeding down the MacArthur Causeway in your beat-up Toyota when you spot a Miami Beach Police cruiser. Only it's the same cop car you've seen there for the past month. It hasn't moved an inch. It's been glistening in the morning, slumbering at night -- but there's no driver. Where could t ... More >>
Jesse Jackson was in town for the Super Bowl and decided to engage in his number one hobby: protesting. He marched against high rates of foreclosure and unemployment. [NBCMiami]A truck pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed in Weston. The driver and about 100 of the animals were killed, bu ... More >>
Miami Beach Police were called this morning to Akoya, the luxury high-rise condo with the familiar crown-like structure on top in Mid-Beach, to face the possibility of a jumper. When they arrived at 7 a.m., they found the dead body of a man on the south side of the building.Inside an apartment in ... More >>
The ultra-posh Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, where your average room price exceeds $800 per night, had a disastrous Christmas. The morning of December 24, cops found the body of a giant washed up on the beach behind the hotel. They still haven't identified the 6'9", 335-pound corpse, and homicide ... More >>
In Miami's jungle of condo towers, 16 people have jumped to their deaths.
Efraim Diveroli, the 23-year-old Miami Beach arms dealer who illegally supplied Chinese-made ammunition to Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty. He face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. [Reuters] Mitch McConnell and John McCain are confirmed to be at that health-care forum today in Hi ... More >>
An airport shuttle collided with a Sunny Isles Beach Police car, killing a shuttle passenger early this morning in Miami Beach, police said.via CBS4.comTo view a CBS4 report of the fatal traffic accident, click here.The intersection of 71st Street and Abbott Avenue was closed from the time of the cr ... More >>
What... the...? Slot machines at MIA? Like that airport needs to be any more of a circus than it already is. [Herald]Miami-Dade commissioners have no problem with Carrie Meek representing Wackenhut and the county, even while the two are in a legal dispute. [Herald]Adam Tavss, the Miami Beach Police ... More >>
WPLG pulled the files on Adam Tavss, the Miami Beach Police officer involved in the questionable killing of a Arab-American tourist. Nothing all that interesting; they describe him as a "satisfactory" rookie cop. [JustNews]Portions of southbound Palmetto Expressway will be closed tonight. [Herald]R ... More >>
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How's the search for a new Miami Beach police public information officer going? No comment!
There's no way to undo the damage to her mangled Sentra, but this car-crash tale has a satisfactory conclusion