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- Jan. 17, 2021
- 7:00 p.m.
- Oakland Park
- Place of Occurrence:
- 3000 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park
- Maria Ouveryney, 63, female, Oakland Park
- Antonino Santo Romano, 28, 5/28/1992, male
- Description of Incident:
The suspect wanted for an Oakland Park brutal beating and carjacking was arrested in Port St. Lucie Thursday morning.
At approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a carjacking call near the 3000 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard in Oakland Park. When deputies arrived, they made contact with Maria Ouveryney who stated she was beaten and carjacked while feeding cats in a vacant parking lot.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Antonino Santo Romano approached Ouveryney in the parking lot, struck her multiple times in the head and face, and then fled the scene in her green Mazda 3. Ouveryney was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. Her Mazda was later located in Lauderhill at 3101 W. Broward Blvd. unoccupied.
Through investigative means, BSO robbery detectives located Romano in Port St. Lucie. With the assistance of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, he was taken into custody the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 20 and booked at the St. Lucie County Jail the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21
Romano faces one count of attempted felony murder and one count of carjacking without a firearm or weapon.
The investigation continues.