Margate Crime update by Margate Talk
Margate Police {Aiden Palmer}

By Jim Donnelly

Through our joint effort with the Margate Police Department to share updates with residents, this is a summary of Margate’s crime and arrests through January 15, 2024.

Burglary

A victim of Vehicle Burglary to a marked FWC patrol vehicle on Banks Road. The rear driver’s side window was smashed. The vehicle was ransacked. All firearms were accounted for.

A victim of Burglary Conveyance on NW 80th Lane on 01/10/2024.

Theft

Alianza Latin Supermarket was the victim of Grand Theft on S State Road 7.

The total estimated loss was $1,940. A MoneyGram was in a pink bag in the front office attached to the front cashier counter. An 18-30-year-old male visited the store, ordered tacos, and paid cash. When the employee went to the kitchen, the subject looked around and then went behind the counter, opened the accordion door to the office, and entered it. The subject takes a pink colored bag that contains money. The subject left the store and didn’t wait for the food.

Office Depot was the victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on W Sample Road on 01/10/2024. The total estimated loss was $789.

A victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on NW 62 Avenue on 01/13/2024. The total estimated loss was $500.

Walmart was the victim of Larceny-Petit Theft 1 Degree 100 Less 750 Dollars on W Atlantic Blvd on 01/09/2024. The total estimated loss was $270.

Walmart was the victim of Theft – Retail / Shoplifting on Atlantic Blvd on 01/09/2024. The total estimated loss was $247.

A victim of Auto Theft on NW 22 Place on 01/10/2024.

A victim of the Theft of Auto Parts on Margate Blvd. The catalytic converter was stolen from a 2021 gray Toyota Tacoma on 1/10/24.

Kidnapping

A victim of Kidnapping / False Imprisonment on NW 80 Avenue on 01/10/2024.

Arrests

Nicholas, John J., 68, was arrested on a charge of Larceny-Petit Theft 1 Degree 100 Less 750 Dols at 1905 Mears Pkwy on 01/09/2024.

Evans, Dontavious, Lee, 35, was arrested on a charge of Larceny-Petit Theft 1 Degree 100 Less 750 Dollars at 5555 W Atlantic Blvd on 01/09/2024.

Artis, Dwight, Kelvin, 56, was arrested on a charge of Lewd Lascivious Behavior-Molest Victim Less 12 Yoa Offender 18 Yoa at Golf Circle Drive on 01/09/2024.

Messam, Shayne, 20, was arrested on a charge of Kidnap-False Imprisonment-Adult at NW 80 Avenue on 01/10/2024.

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Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly
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.