Lauderdale Lakes Crime
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Friday Aug 14 | via NBC Miami
According to the FBI, a masked gunman entered the Chase bank at 4820 W Oakland Park Blvd around 12:20 p.m. The gunman displayed a weapon and demanded money from an employee. Customers were inside the bank at the time, but no one was injured. Comment?
Thursday Aug 13 | via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Pompano Beach businessman Larry Jackson is guilty of fleeing prison 34 years ago. Friends of Jackson, known as "Willie Lee Austin", are shocked upon discovering his true identity. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 11 | via NBC Miami
A Lauderdale Lakes gymnastics coach already behind bars on child pornography and gun possession charges is now facing a charge of sexual battery on a child related to a 2004 case, authorities said Tuesday. Carl Joseph Lechner, 66, was arrested last month after detectives recovered videos depicting children under 12 engaged in various sex acts, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 11 | via Local10.com
A South Florida gymnastics coach arrested last month on child pornography charges now faces a new charge stemming from an 11-year-old complaint. Carl Lechner, who was still in jail after his July 31 arrest, now faces a charge of sexual battery on a person under the age of 12. The 66-year-old's additional charge comes after a Broward Sheriff's Office detective interviewed the alleged victim, now 21, in August. Comment?
Friday Aug 7 | via Ledger-Enquirer.com
After nearly 34 years on the lam, Austin's holiday ended Wednesday with his arrest in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., by the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force. The 60-year-old Austin is held without bond in the Broward County Jail on an escape charge. Comment?
Friday Aug 7 | via Local10.com
A man who escaped from a Georgia prison in 1981 assumed a new identity in South Florida, where he ran his own business and avoided any trouble with the law -- that is, until he was caught Wednesday, Local 10 News has learned. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Barry Golden said Willie Lee Austin, 60, was arrested at his Pompano Beach business, L.J. Office Furniture Installers Inc. on McNab Road. Comment?
Aug 1, 2015 | via The Miami Herald
Carl Lechner, a Palm Beach County gymnastics coach for children, was arrested on Friday, July 31, 2015, for possessing child porn. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said a Palm Beach County gymnastics coach for children was arrested on Friday for possessing child porn. Comment?
Jul 31, 2015 | via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Carl Joseph Lechner, 66, of Lauderdale Lakes, was arrested Friday on seven counts of possession of child pornography, one count of compiling computer pornography, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Dani Moschella said. Detectives say Lechner owned and operated TAG Gymnastic gyms in Weston from 1998 to 2010 and in Davie from 1989 to 2000. Comment?
Jul 31, 2015 | via CBS Local
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Jul 31, 2015 | via WPTV Local News
A Palm Beach County gymnastics coach is under arrest and accused of possessing child pornography, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Carl Lechner of Lauderdale Lakes works as a coach at Cats Gymnastics - Children's Gymnastics and Fitness Center in Jupiter, BSO said. Comment?
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