Wilton Manors Police Department


Sophie

Help Us Find Sophie

The Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) and  the City of Wilton Manors  need your help in locating and reuniting Sophie with her owner. Sophie is a blue nose female Staffordshire Terrier puppy with four white paws, is approximately forty-three pounds, and is very friendly. She has a medical condition where medication is needed and it is extremely important that she is returned to her owner. She was taken from her home located in the area of the 900 Blk of NE 26 Street on Thur, 02/09/17 between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:15pm. The suspect appears to be a young, thin build black male possibly wearing shorts, black and white shoes or sandals, a long sleeve sweatshirt and a dark colored backpack. If you have any information in regards to this subject and/ or where Sophie is please contact either the Wilton Manors Police Department at 954-390-2150, WMPD Detective Turner at 954-390-2165, dturner@wmpd.org, or the Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.


Message From The Chief


Our Children Are Dying

The following is taken from a report by Dr. Nora Volkow to the US Senate:

Child OpiodThe abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious global problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.  It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2012 and an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin.  The consequences of this abuse have been devastating and are on the rise.  For example, the number of unintentional overdose deaths from prescription pain relievers has soared in the United States, more than quadrupling since 1999.  There is also growing evidence to suggest a relationship between increased non-medical use of opioid analgesics and heroin abuse in the United States.

Prescription opioids are one of the three main broad categories of medications that present abuse liability, the other two being stimulants and central nervous system (CNS) depressants.  

Several factors are likely to have contributed to the severity of the current prescription drug abuse problem.  They include drastic increases in the number of prescriptions written and dispensed, greater social acceptability for using medications for different purposes, and aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies.  These factors together have helped create the broad “environmental availability” of prescription medications in general and opioid analgesics in particular.


Locally, the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office reports that between April 29, 2015 and November 30, 2016 there were 94 deaths here in Broward County directly related to Fentanyl (a form of opiate) abuse.  The decedents, male (72) and female (22) come from all across ethnic lines and ages (average age of 34.46 years).  The Florida Medical Examiners’ 2015 Annual Report indicates that fentanyl occurrences increased by 69.3 %, with deaths caused by Fentanyl increasing by 77.6 % when compared to 2014.  The report indicates that in Florida there was a total of 911 Fentanyl related deaths.

The current epidemic of Fentanyl overdose deaths is alarming; not so much in the number of deaths, but in the lack of legislative action!  Your Wilton Manors Police Department will be forming a partnership with the Broward House in an effort to educate our community and our legislature.  The time for action is now!

If you see suspicious activity, please call Dispatch.
Regional Dispatch / Non Emergency: 954-764-HELP (4357)
In Case of Emergency dial 9-1-1

As always, the Wilton Manors Police Department is at your service day or night, 24/7. Feel free to visit us at City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, Monday through Friday, 7am – 10pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.