Miami Police Department

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    September 5, 2014

    Remains of Baby Found in Box Outside North Miami Gas Station

    A customer at a U-Gas station in North Miami made a grisly discovery this morning at about 5:45 a.m. The customer found a cardboard box inside a dumpster outside of the station and opened it up to find the body of a dead newborn baby inside. They immediately called 911.

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    June 3, 2014

    Miami Politicians Push ShotSpotter Even Though Some Local Cops Say It Doesn't Work

    Nothing is scarier than a city commission that's all smiles. Politicians are preternaturally disposed to disagreement, so voters should be skeptical whenever commissioners suddenly go full kumbaya. On the scale of suspicious love-fests, this past April 10 was a doozy. City of Miami commissioners li ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    12-Year-Old Boy Steals Car, Promptly Crashes

    No word on whether he just wanted to do hoodrat stuff with his friend, but a 12-year-old boy was arrested on charges of grand theft auto today after stealing and crashing a Trans Am in Miami. Spring Break cannot end soon enough.

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    January 23, 2014

    Police Searching for Suspect in Burger King Armed Robbery

    Miami Police are on the lookout for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a Miami Burger King restaurant. According to NBC 6, a gunman walked into the fast food restaurant at 3051 Coral Way this past Monday evening around 9:30 p.m., jumped the counter and headed straight for the back area. The ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Checkers Robber Hides in Freezer Before Cops Arrive

    Yesterday morning, a would-be thief tried to rob a Miami area Checkers. Instead, he received a "chilly" reception from employees...and police. According to Miami police, at around 6 a.m. on November 4, employees were preparing to open the restaurant, located at 450 NW 42nd Ave. for business, when t ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Stolen Car Crashes Into Miami Dade College Building, Explodes on Camera

    Just after midnight this morning, a stolen car was speeding through Liberty City when it clipped a light post and careened into a Miami Dade College building. The car exploded into flames, killing one person. Four survivors are in custody at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Incredibly, the entire episod ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Soi Chinese Kitchen Burglarized

    When the staff at Soi Chinese Kitchen showed up for work this morning, they anticipated a regular Monday filled with lunch orders and diners. Instead, they found the restaurant had been broken into. See also: Soi Chinese Kitchen: Duck Buns, Short-Rib Dumplings, and a Chinese Prayer

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    July 30, 2013

    Critical Mass: It's Time for Miami Police and Motorists to Respect Bike Riders

    As the light leaks out of the sky over downtown last Friday, mechanical gears squeak in the distance. Slowly, small groups begin to gather at Government Center. Before long, the groups swell into a crowd, then a swarm. By 7:15 p.m., 4,000 people line NW First Street as if it's Tahrir Square. There ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    With 25,000 Runners Headed to Miami Next Week, Police Scramble to Up Security After Boston Bombs

    The morning after two bombs ripped through the crowd near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding at least 145, there's little new information about who staged the attack or why. That makes the job of Miami police, who have to protect 25,000 runners pouring into town for t ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Miami Heads To Federal Court To Get Permission To Arrest Homeless People

    The City of Miami has taken to federal court to undo a 15-year-old legal agreement that protected homeless people from undue arrest and harassment by the authorities. The city is concerned the homeless population is stunting downtown's growth, and want the courts to alter a 1988 settlement that bars ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival Crime Tally: 167 Arrests, Mostly For Drugs and Gatecrashing

    When Ultra Music Festival announced plans to expand to a second weekend, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff predicted an onslaught of "urinating, defecating ... throwing up" kids on "mind-altering drugs" wreaking havoc. Well, Miami police have released their crime stats from the second week of Ultra and the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    "Jumper" in the Water Off 79th Street Causeway, Condition Unknown UPDATED

    Someone appears to have fallen from the 79th Street Causeway, although it's not yet clear whether it was a suicide attempt or an accident."We do have a person in the water, but we are not sure of their condition," said Miami Police spokesman Freddie Cruz. A spokesman for North Bay Village Police sai ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Vote For Miami's Worst Cop of 2012

    It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    After Gibson Park Shooting, the Thugs Are Winning the Inner-City Gang Wars

    Uncle Luke, The man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants Miami Police to reclaim the parks for the children.This past September 8, shortly after 9 p.m., things were tense in Gibson ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Miami PD's Seven Fatal Shootings Last Year Now Being Probed by U.S. Justice Department UPDATED

    The fallout from ex-chief Miguel Exposito's reign hasn't ended yet.Miguel Exposito may be gone, but the blowback from his turbulent reign atop the Miami Police Department hasn't ended yet. Eight months after the last of seven fatal shootings of young black men by Exposito's force, the U.S. Just ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Possible Bomb Threat to Israeli Consulate Shuts Down Downtown Miami

    ​Miami Police have closed off several streets in downtown following a possible bomb threat made to the building that houses the Israeli Consulate. Police say a man was spotted in front of the building at 100 Biscayne Blvd. carrying a briefcase and making several verbal threats. Updated.

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    July 18, 2011

    Two Drive-By Shootings Claim Two Lives, Three Others Injured

    ​Two drive-by shootings in Miami this weekend that occurred just block and hours from each other resulted in the death of two people, and the injury of three others. The first critically injured a teenager, while the second claimed two lives and left two others injured.

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    July 18, 2011

    Carjacked Mercedes Crashed Through Wall After Police Chase

    via WSVN​The hunt for a Mercedes-Benz that was carjacked Sunday ended today when the car crashed through a wall after a police chase. The story began yesterday when a man, traveling with his 2-year-old son, was carjacked at gunpoint and ended with a police officer shooting one of the suspects in t ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Ten Reasons Miami International Airport Burst Into Flames Yesterday

    "We didn't start the fire..." Then who did?​As we reported yesterday, Miami International Airport mysteriously burst into flames. The incident caused massive delays, an untold amount of damage, and both tourists and locals to lose their shit.But what really happened to cause the fire? We brought i ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Driver Who Caused Accident That Killed Heat Dancer Was Drinking

    In today's stunning return of Riptide's news roundups: the man who fatally struck a Miami Heat dancer's motorcycle admits to having been drinking, a Miami police officer is sent to prison for stealing from a traffic accident victim, a rare destructive beetles species is found in Miami, and the lates ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Two Teen Girls Escape From Center for Troubled Youth

    The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Center provides emergency food, shelter and consoling for troubled youth and their families. Now, two teen girls disappeared from the center on the same day, and police are asking for the public's help in finding them. Sixteen-year-old Amanda Nazario suff ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Tenants Report High-Rise Jumper at Park Place by the Bay

    ​A young person jumped from the 21st floor of Park Place by the Bay at 10 p.m. last night, according to witnesses. Cops and paramedics temporarily blocked off the yellow apartment building, located at 915 NW 1st Avenue. The jumper landed in a cement walkway, not far from the pool. As city of ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Murder Miami Style: Suspect in Lib City Murder Gunned Down in Fort Pierce

    Who executed a career criminal wanted in connection with a February slaying in Miami? via St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department Miami police were still looking for Travis John Lattimore when he was gunned down in Fort Pierce.​That's what the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department is trying t ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Garage Tapes: Otto Von Schirach at Artopia

    Last night's New Times banger got off to a lukewarm start. But by 10:30 p.m., the crowd was finally ready to fucking party. With unknown quantities of free Barefoot pinot grigio and a couple hundred pisscups of Magic Hat #9 turning their brains to sponges, people shed their inhibitions and slipped o ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Second Avenue is Still Hot

    I've said it before, I'll say it again. You can always expect a little urban drama near and aroundFrancisco AlvaradoThis stolen black Hyundai may have been driven by a wanted killer. ​ 29th Street between NE Second Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard to liven up your work day. Earlier this afternoon a b ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Dirty Dining at Miami Police Café

    Breakfast at Timoney's? No thanks.​City of Miami cops want you to think they're clean. Clean arrests. Clean records. Clean city. But if you believe the State of Florida, the place where they eat is dirty, dirty, dirty.This past June, state inspectors cited a tiny café in police headquarters on NW ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Naked Guy Breaks into Little Havana Home, Flees Without Pants

    Miami Police are on the lookout for a naked burglar.via Wikimedia Commons​Sometime after midnight early this morning, a white Hispanic man crawled through a window of an apartment on the 1200 block of SW Sixth Street, says Det. William Moreno, a Miami PD spokesman.A woman sleeping inside with her ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz sent letters to a hundred Miami Police officers informing them they'd be let go unless the police union agrees to pay cuts. [Herald]Doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were able to use a portion of a woman's tooth to restore her eyesight. [ABCNews]Yet another Miam ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Inevitable

    Jacob KatelStay tuned. Next week Short Order goes Behind The Line at MIA at Biscayne.​Did you know that there's a Miami Police Department Café...and that back in 08' they caught a restaurant inspection violation for "identity of food product misrepresented?". According to WPLG10 it was for mislab ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Brisco Got Robbed at a Barber Shop Last Week

    via​This is a little late, but we just got word from the City of Miami police that Brisco got got last Wednesday, in the middle of the afternoon, while trying to get a haircut at a barbershop at NW Sixth Avenue and NW 63rd Street. Four men invaded the store at about 12:51 p.m ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Wachovia Robber Caught on Tape

    Around 11:20 this morning, a slim black man -- about six-foot-one and wearing camouflage pants, a yellow shirt, and a black skull cap -- walked into the Wachovia Bank at 160 SW Eighth St. He waited patiently in line, and when he got to a teller, he handed her a note demanding cash. Police aren't say ... More >>

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    January 18, 2009

    Coalition Wants Miami Cops to Drop Protest Charges

    As the world collectively crosses its fingers that a second cease fire talk will work in Gaza -- and raging South Florida protests fade into tepid peace rallies -- a temporary truce in the middle east doesn't seem so far away. But in Miami another battle is boiling. This past week, the Florida branc ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Kicking cars and punching cops: Highlights from Gaza Protest Arrests

    An 18 year-old from Coral Springs was busted for wielding brass knuckles and a pocket knife, a petite middle-aged woman shouted "baby killers!," and a mob of protesters chucked rocks at a cop car. The Israeli-Palestinian protest Sunday on Biscayne Boulevard was a loud, colorful microcosm of hate - w ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    News Roundup

    Sarah Palin's is a grandmother to a child named Tripp. [WaPo]Miami Beach has the highest income disparity in the United States. [Herald]At least somebody is driving American cars. Miami Police have two new unmarked Dodge Chargers that will be used to help ticket you for speeding more often. [CBS4] ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Crooked Cop Gets 11 Years

    So this Police Officer, Mr. Geovani Nunez, a 13-year veteran of the City of Miami Police Department, thought he was helping some flashy trucking company owner smuggle around things like stolen iPhones and 12 kilograms of cocaine. He used his police car to escort the trucks and was paid a total of $2 ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Police Patrol Park West and Overtown Clubs

    So be careful where you party.

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    May 22, 2008

    The Sex Doll Diaries

    Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.

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    October 23, 2007

    Umoja: One Year Later, Still Controversial

    Take Back the Land is hosting a rally today to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the start of six months of successful squatting on public land in Liberty City. The group christened it Umoja Village Shantytown, and claims as many as 150 camped on the corner of 62nd Street and N.W. 17th Avenue th ... More >>

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    August 24, 2007

    Castro Is Dead. Or Not.

    The city is abuzz with rumors that Fidel Castro has gone to that big communist gulag in the sky. Here's what we know: folks who picked up the phones at City Hall, Miami Police, Metro-Dade police and the county emergency center so far deny the rumors. So does Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's offic ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    Ruano Roulette

    He is still "completely freaked out by this whole thing"

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    June 4, 2007

    Cruisers and Cruisers

    Now that's a cruiser You got your cruisers, and then you got your cruisers, you know? Let’s talk police cruisers first. After last week’s Take Back the Road Ride (a.k.a. Critical Mass – this is getting confusing) was crashed by City of Miami Police, the Bike Blog called around to try and ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Kiss and Expel

    Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice

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    November 24, 2005

    21,000 Code Citations Can't Be Wrong

    Three years into the Magic City's battle against illegal minutiae, residents want to know: quality of life? Whose?

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    November 14, 2002

    M.O.B. (money over bitches)

    Thug life ain't no good life, but it's my life.

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    August 22, 2002

    Travail to the Chief

    Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?

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    October 24, 1996

    Policing the Police

    An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops

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    July 11, 1996
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    March 16, 1995

    The Bad Karma Motel

    The owner just wants out. The informant's cover has been blown. The defense lawyer is always on the offensive. In the war to spiff up Biscayne Boulevard's low-rent motels, the case of the Camelot Inn is the strangest battle yet.

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