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Crime Scene: August 7, 2013

Miami Times Editorial Department | 8/7/2013, 1:08 p.m.

Pair left kids in car to gamble in casino

While two South Florida women played the slots, their children waited in a running car parked outside the casino, authorities say. Sisters Romanie Pierre, 31, and Malory Pierre, 27, of North Miami, drove to Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach with two boys and two girls — ages 8, 5, 4 and 2 — in the car, according to Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley, who read from the arrest report during a bond hearing. A customer at the casino noticed the children sitting in the car for 20 to 30 minutes and called 911, Hurley said. Hallandale Police arrested both women, who appeared in court last Monday morning on four counts each of child neglect. The sisters are being held at the Paul Rein Detention Facility in Pompano Beach, with bond set at $4,000 each.

Man charged after pickup slams FHP patrol car on I-95

Derek Adam Nelson was arrested Monday in Orlando and charged with driving under the influence of a chemical substance, contributing to the serious bodily injury to another and other offenses, FHP said.

Nelson was traveling north in the emergency lane of I-95 on Dec. 28 when his Chevrolet Silverado pickup crashed into Trooper Felecia A. Andrews' vehicle, the agency said.

Burglary thief in Deerfield steals about 1,500 Florida lotto tickets

It appears a masked burglary suspect was looking to get a lucky break when he broke into a Deerfield Beach convenience store and walked away with almost 1,500 scratch-off lottery tickets. While state lottery administrators usually void the tickets after they are reported stolen, a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the store owner didn't keep good records of the tickets.

Man masturbated outside woman’s home three times in same afternoon

Melchisedech Anivain Isoph, 19, of Lake Worth, is accused of masturbating three times outside of a woman's Greenacres home on July 24, 2013, according to a Greenacres police arrest report. Isoph, who according to records has no prior arrests in Florida, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail late last Wednesday and released Thursday just after 1 a.m. He faces three misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.