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ARREST MADE AFTER PARKLAND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT LEADS TO BATTERY, GRAND THEFT

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PIO Number:
24-2-21
BSO Case Number:
17-2402-000829
Date:
Feb. 17, 2024
Time:
12 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Parkland
Place of Occurrence:
near 10200 Majestic Trail, Parkland
Victim:
18-year-old male, Parkland
Suspect:
15-year-old male, Parkland (ARRESTED)
Description of Incident:
A 15-year-old Parkland teen is facing serious criminal charges after Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District detectives say he participated in a felony criminal mischief incident that ended with a teen victim beaten. Other subjects in the incident are being sought.
According to detectives, around midnight on Saturday, Feb. 17, BSO Parkland District deputies responded to the area east of 10200 Majestic Trail, along Trails End Road, regarding an assault. On scene, deputies learned that an 18-year-old man was driving his vehicle when he heard something hit the car, possibly a rock. As he exited the car to investigate, he saw several subjects hiding in bushes nearby. They fled on a golf cart while one of the subjects remained on scene. That unknown subject called his accomplices to return. When they did, the victim jumped on the back of the golf cart. At that time, the driver of the golf cart drove in an aggressive manner, attempting the throw the victim from the golf cart. Simultaneously, two subjects on the golf cart began repeatedly punching the victim and, during the incident, personal property of the victim was taken. Eventually, the victim fell off the golf cart and the subjects fled.
The following day, a 15-year-old male and his guardian arrived at the BSO Parkland District Office to collect his cellphone and ID left behind at the crime scene. At that time, BSO detectives arrested the teen on charges of aggravated battery, felony criminal mischief and grand theft.
According to detectives, the teen suspect admitted throwing rocks and eggs at cars approximately six times and that he does it “not to hurt anyone, just for fun.”
The victim suffered multiple injuries in the attack, and his vehicle sustained thousands of dollars in damage.
BSO Parkland District detectives continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information on the incident or the identities of the other subjects involved, is asked to call BSO Detective Robert Rutkowski at (754) 240-6953 or at [email protected]. Tipsters can also submit a tip through the SaferWatch app. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), online at browardcrimestoppers.org, or dial **TIPS (8477) from any cellphone in the United States.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. R. Rutkowski, Parkland CI
Sgt. S. Venezia, Parkland CI

THIS REPORT BY:
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO
2/21/2024 1415

Parkland