DRIVER FACING ARSON CHARGE FOLLOWING CRASH INTO BSO OFFICE

PIO Number: 18-3-15a

BSO Case Number: 19-1803-000379

Date: March 19, 2018

Time: 11:26 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Pembroke Park

Place of Occurrence: 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park

Suspect(s): Lasandra Johnson, 34, female, 10/2/83, 5130 S.W. 18th St., West Park (HOSPITALIZED)

Description of Incident:

A West Park woman who crashed into a Broward Sheriff’s Office building is facing charges of arson and burglary. Lasandra Johnson drove into the South Broward district office on Monday with accelerants in her car.

At 11:26 a.m. March 19, Johnson crashed a Toyota Camry into the community service room at BSO’s South Broward office, 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park. Following impact, a fire erupted from the car.

A worker who was painting inside the office helped Johnson out of the car. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue also responded and transported her to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where she remains hospitalized. A BSO employee who hurt herself while evacuating was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital South as a precaution.

The investigation by BSO’s Violent Crimes Unit continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Warsaw at 954-321-4311. Tips can also be made anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. Warsaw, CID Violent Crimes
Pembroke Park, BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
3/20/18 1430