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Wilson-Pena-300x169Wilson Pena of Hallandale Beach, Florida was arrested Friday for allegedly hitting Claytron Peterson from behind and leaving the scene without stopping or offering aid. Police arrested Pena, 28, after receiving an anonymous tip that led them to a damaged SUV registered under his name.

Pena face multiple charges, including driving without a license and leaving the scene of a serious accident. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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Handan-Kabba-244x300Handan Kabba of suburban Boca Raton, Florida is accused of crashing her car into another vehicle while under the influence and then leaving the scene of the accident. There were two kids in the back seat of her vehicle at the time of the crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. It is unclear if anyone was injured.

Kabba, 32, is being charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and child neglect. She was taken to Palm Beach County Jail and was released on September 30 on $6,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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Marcus-GoffenaMarcus Goffena and two other workers fell to their death on Sept. 27 after the scaffolding on a TV tower they were repairing collapsed. The men were reportedly installing a new antenna for WSVN Channel 7 when the incident occurred. The identities of the two other workers have not yet been released.

According to news sources, the accident 2occurred on a transmitter tower at 501 NW 207 St. in Miami Gardens. The 1032-foot tower transmits signals for WPLG and WSVN. The cause of the collapse is not yet known. FCC records show that the tower was built in 2009 and is owned by Miami Tower, LLC.

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Coral-Gables-Police-300x184Coral Gables police officer Manny Rivero was arrested on August 16 for allegedly beating his wife. Rivero, 39, faces a domestic battery charge.

He was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center overnight and was released on $2,500 bond. A judge ordered him to remain under house arrest and issued a restraining order to keep him away from his wife. The press did not say if he has acquired an attorney.

According to the arrest report, the alleged battery occurred on Wednesday at Rivero’s home. A neighbor reportedly saw Rivero grab his wife by the arm outside their home. The neighbor and two other witnesses told police that they heard her scream, “Call the police, he[‘s] hitting me, he always hits me,” before Rivero repeatedly struck her on the head, the report said.

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Adrian-Perez-237x300Adrian Perez of Davie, Florida was arrested on August 11 for his alleged involvement in a July hit-and-run accident that severely injured cyclist Michelle Holguin.

Perez, 21, turned himself in on Friday night and faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury and tampering with or fabricating evidence. He remains in police custody and will be placed on house arrest if he manages to post bail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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