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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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Regina-Goodrich-300x169Regina Goodrich of Coral Springs, Florida was arrested for her alleged involvement in a fatal Fort Lauderdale hit-and-run crash that killed Miguel Soler.

Goodrich, 25, faces charges for failure to remain at an accident involving death and failure to use due care. She reportedly turned herself in on Thursday and pleaded not guilty. She was released on $70,000 bond and will have to wear an ankle monitor. She was also ordered not to drive or drink alcohol. News sources did not name a defense attorney for Goodrich.

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John-Kiernan-300x171Former police officer John Kiernan was allegedly caught on camera knocking out a valet at Ocean Sky Resort & Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 25 over a parking ticket dispute. Kiernan was reportedly not arrested or charged with a crime despite evidence of assault.

The surveillance footage shows Kiernan, who had parked his vehicle at the resort, walk up to the valet, identified as Rodolfo Rodriguez, and punch him in the jaw after a short conversation. Rodriguez, who is seen casually standing with his hands in his pockets, falls to the ground and reportedly remained unconscious for several minutes.

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Brian-Newby-300x169Ronald Newby and his son, Brian Newby, were arrested this week as accomplices of a former Fort Lauderdale public works supervisor who allegedly misused his city-issued charge cards to buy expensive tools which he would pawn for cash.

The Newbys, of Coconut Creek, were arrested for dealing in stolen property. Brian Newby, 24, faces 55 theft-related charges and is being held on $82,500 bond in Broward Main Jail. Ronald Newby, 59, faces 18 theft-related charges. His bond was not immediately available. It is unclear if either of them has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Joseph-Arena-261x300Joseph Arena of Margate, Florida was arrested last week for allegedly using city-issued purchasing cards to buy expensive tools which he sold for cash. Arena, 57, is a former Fort Lauderdale public works supervisor.

He turned himself in on June 1 and faces several charges, including grand theft, giving false information, dealing in stolen property, official misconduct, and falsifying official documents. He allegedly stole items valued between $20,000 and $100,000. The exact amount he purportedly stole was not disclosed.

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