Palm Beach Gardens Police
Theft: While reviewing surveillance footage at a store in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard, a store’s loss prevention associate noticed a retail theft. After alerting police, the associate showed officers the footage. The perpetrator can be seen placing items into a purse before leaving without paying. The associate, who recognized the thief as someone who had stolen from them before, was able to give police the perpetrator’s name and said she found her Facebook page where she sells stolen merchandise. The items that were taken were worth more than $500. The associate was advised to contact police immediately the next time the thief returns.
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Trespassing: After abruptly quitting her job at a restaurant in the 2500 block of PGA Boulevard, a woman demanded that she be given her tips. She then attempted unsuccessfully to enter the manager’s office. Though she claims the manager’s office door struck her, surveillance footage showed that to be a lie. The woman was issued an 18-month trespass warning.
Trespassing: A man was discovered asleep in his vehicle in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 3800 block of Northlake Boulevard. According to the manager this has been an ongoing problem with this driver. A records check showed the individual had been issued a trespass warning for the area three days earlier. The man was arrested on a trespass after warning charge.
Disorderly intoxication/trespassing: Claiming that she was receiving poor service at an establishment in the 1000 block of North A1A, an intoxicated patron made management and a police officer working an off-duty detail aware of her thoughts. Possibly feeling that her concerns were not being taken seriously, the woman began yelling and causing a scene. The manager and the officer then told the woman to leave. She refused. The officer told her again to leave. She refused. The officer then took the woman by the arm and escorted her outside. There the woman further ramped up her disturbance with more yelling. Though she resisted being placed in handcuffs, the woman was arrested and charged with trespassing, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence.
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Battery: A man was stopped while fleeing a residence in the 100 block of Indian Creek Parkway after a woman claimed that he had attacked her inside. Based on his attempt to escape and his large size, the man was handcuffed while being questioned. Though mostly uncooperative with police, the man did say that he and the woman fight all the time and that she takes steroids that make her crazy. He claimed nothing physical happened. The woman, however, said that the man had accused her of sleeping with another guy and called her derogatory names before shoving her down the stairs and pushing his thumbs into her face. She said that he later went full Hulk and began throwing furniture around, ripped her closet shelving down and pushed her around again. She said she grabbed her gun and her phone and called police. While talking to the dispatcher the man then struck her on the forearm knocking the phone out of her hand and before smashing it. The woman was left with a lacerated lip, cut wrist and redness on her forearm. The man was arrested on a battery charge.
North Palm Beach Police
Violation of probation: An acquaintance showed up at a resident’s home on Ironwood Road and began acting erratically. Believing she was under the influence of drugs, police were called to the location. After making contact with the woman, officers found out she had an active warrant for violation of probation. She was arrested and taken to jail.
Theft: A woman stole $77 worth of detergent pods from a store on U.S. 1. Employees were able to give a detailed description of the woman, the vehicle she left in and her accomplice. A search of the area by police yielded negative results. The theft was caught on the store’s surveillance cameras. A copy of the footage was given to police as evidence.
Theft: A watch worth $1,600 was taken from a home on Anchorage Drive. The victims said that, besides themselves, only the cleaning lady and her sister have access to the house. They did not suspect the sisters took the watch. The victims were issued a victim’s rights brochure.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office
Trespassing: A 32-year-old man was arrested after he went mushroom hunting on private property in the 400 block of Southwest Boat Ramp Avenue in Palm City. The property is fenced, gated and posted with “No Trespassing” signs. The man was released with a notice to appear in court.
Disorderly intoxication: A man was removed from an establishment in the 3100 block of Southwest Martin Downs Boulevard in Palm City after he continued to bother customers. Two patrons assisted the bartender in escorting the man out the door. The man became physically aggressive with the patrons, pushing one and striking the other in the chest. Deputies noted that the man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and boozy breath. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
Battery: Officers were called to the 3900 block of Avenue I in Fort Pierce to stand by as a woman removed her belongings from the residence. The woman would not talk to officers at the scene to explain the circumstances. A man approached, yelling, “You called the cops on me? You’re dead now.” The man brushed off an officer’s attempt to calm him down, and grabbed the woman. He pushed her toward a wall while she protested. Police then grabbed the man, handcuffed him and put him in the patrol car. The woman tried to impede the investigation, claiming the man was only trying to hug her. The man was arrested on a charge of domestic battery and taken to the county jail.
Loitering or prowling: A resident of the 8000 block of San Carlos Drive reported that an unknown woman in a blue plaid flannel shirt banged on the front door of her home. The resident did not answer. A gray SUV pulled up and a bearded man got out, walked through the privacy gate to the rear of the house and peered in the kitchen window. Then the pair left. A deputy stopped a silver SUV matching the description of the couple’s vehicle. Inside was a bearded man and a woman in a blue plaid flannel shirt. The man said they were heading to his brother’s house, though could not provide an address or even a street name. He denied stopping at the house on San Carlos Drive. The man encouraged the deputy to search his vehicle. The deputy did, and found a crowbar. The man claimed he needed the crowbar for his job, but the tool was new and never used. Both were arrested and their vehicle towed from the scene.
Port St. Lucie Police
Misuse of 911: Police were sent to a home in the 900 block of Northeast Genesse Avenue after a man called 911 repeatedly, claiming he had killed two people. He also said he was “armed with an AR-15 rifle, and police were taking too long to respond.” Police found the 32-year-old man pacing angrily outside the residence. He was shirtless, holding a beer bottle in his hand and appeared to be drunk. He responded to commands by police by claiming he had a 45-caliber gun behind his back and was going to kill an officer. He then ran, but was apprehended and subdued. No firearm was found. No one was harmed by the man. He was arrested on several charges and taken to the county jail.
Robbery: After buying food at a store in the 1500 block of Southeast Floresta Drive, a man was approached by a person asking for a quarter. As the man reached into his pocket for change, he was punched in the face and fell to the ground. His assailant reached into the man’s pocket, stole his money and ran off, leaving behind his shoes. Police used the shoes to assist the K-9 unit in tracking the robber to a wooded lot in the 700 block of Southeast Lighthouse Avenue. They found the shoeless 19-year-old, who had the victim’s $932 in his pocket. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Vehicle burglary: Smash-and-grab burglaries were reported in parking lots in the 3200 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie and the 1900 block of Southwest Cameo boulevards. Purses and other valuables were the target. A credit card stolen in one of the burglaries was declined at an area drugstore. Surveillance video captured images of the gold-toothed man with neck tattoos and a goatee, who tried to use the stolen card.
Fort Pierce Police
Drugs: Officers on patrol observed a financial transaction between two men in the area of North 25th Street and Avenue D. As officers approached, one man dropped something on the ground. It was retrieved by police and found to be crack cocaine. The man also was in possession of $105 organized by denomination in his front pocket. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence.
Disorderly conduct: Security officers at a campus in the 3200 block of Virginia Avenue reported a disturbance caused by a man in one of the buildings. The man's foul language and unruly behavior caused alarm, the security officers said. They escorted him from the building. The 27-year-old man was later found on a bus on the grounds. The driver said she did not want him on the bus because he was causing a disturbance. A police officer and security officers took the man off the bus. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Domestic battery: A woman was arrested in the 2100 block of Avenue D after she struck her boyfriend multiple times on the leg with a dumbbell. She claimed he struck her in the face, so she hit him in retaliation. He told police he was messing with the blankets and unintentionally flipped the TV remote so that it struck her in the face. The woman had no signs of injury, whereas her boyfriend had a bruise on his upper right thigh. The woman was taken to the county jail.
Compiled by Eddie Ritz and Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.