West Palm Beach Police
Theft: A man parked his trailer in the 500 block of 36th Street. He left the back door open, as he was working in a nearby yard. When he heard the trailer door slam, he looked up and saw a man with tools in his hands. The man jumped into a black Toyota Corolla with one occupant and drove off. It was determined that he stole $1,200 worth of items, including a drill, battery-operated saw, grinder, nail gun and miscellaneous supplies.
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Robbery: A woman was in the area of Butler Street and North Dixie Highway around 2:20 a.m. charging her cellphone when a man approached her and asked whether she needed help. She told him no. He then snatched her purse and ran off. The robber was accompanied by a female. Police located two suspects matching the description of the robber and his accomplice. Nearby was the stolen bag. The woman told police that a number of items were missing, including her Social Security card and library card. The woman said she would not be able to identify the suspect, as the robbery took place so quickly. The suspect was released.
Theft: A resident of the 700 block of 36th Street saw an unknown male inside his fenced yard. The resident ran outside to find the intruder riding off on his orange and blue Mongoose bicycle, valued at $140.
Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach
Criminal mischief: An intoxicated man in the 4500 block of Happy Landings Street threw a brick at his neighbor’s vehicle. He agreed to pay for the damage, and the neighbor agreed not to press charges.
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Theft: A license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 4600 block of Perth Road.
Criminal mischief: When a man in the 2600 block of Bahai Road heard loud banging around 10 p.m., he went outside and found an unknown man standing next to his pickup. The stranger got into a waiting vehicle and left. The next morning the man found his pickup had damage to a fender and window.
Criminal mischief: Someone left multiple scratches on a vehicle parked in the 5100 block of Palm Hill Drive.
Sheriff’s Office, Lake Worth
Theft: About 80 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from construction equipment in the 3600 block of Boutwell Road.
Criminal mischief: A window was damaged by a pellet gun in the 900 block of South M Street.
Suspicious incident: A nurse at a facility in the 500 block of West Perry Street told police that when she informed her employer she was resigning, two administrators became confrontational and demanded she leave immediately. She said one of the women grabbed her arm with “extreme force,” causing a bruise. An officer spoke to the administrators, who said there was no forceful grabbing or intended injuries to the nurse. They said she was asked to leave prior to the end of her shift because of issues with patient brokering. They accused her of violating their policies and said she was discharged from her job. The nurse allegedly put patient files in her folder and attempted to delete some from the computer. The administrators said another employee reported that the nurse was trying to persuade clients to go to another facility. After an officer reviewed the surveillance video, which corroborated the administrators’ version of events, the nurse decided to not pursue charges.
Criminal mischief: A man in the 300 block of Melody Lane found the cover of his gas tank open when he was getting into his vehicle. A closer looks showed that someone had put dirt in the tank.
Battery: A man and his friend were sitting at a bus stop in the 1200 block of West Lantana Road. When his buddy asked him to go buy some beer, the man left. He returned with the beverages, only to be hit in the throat by his friend who was upset the beer run took too long. Although he sustained a minor cut to his neck, the man decided not to pursue charges. An officer spoke to the friend, who denied all allegations.
Lewd and lascivious behavior: A 30-year-old woman was loading groceries into her vehicle in the 1800 block of West Lantana Road when a man sitting in a black Cadillac called to her for help. She responded, and he showed her his cellphone, which had a picture of his genitals on the screen. He asked her whether she was interested, and the woman walked away. She took a photo of him from a distance and obtained his license plate number, which she provided to police. During the investigation, the woman became uncooperative and decided not to fill out a statement or provide more information.
Theft: A man in the 300 block of West Pine Street reported the theft of his license plate.
Sheriff’s Office, Royal Palm Beach
Trespassing: A deputy went to motel in the 600 block of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard to handle an unwanted guest. A woman was asked to leave the property by staff, and she refused. The deputy asked her twice to leave the room, and she would not budge. She was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Criminal mischief: Someone damaged a restroom at a park in the 100 block of Wildcat Way. Wet paper towels were thrown all over the walls and three soap dispensers were damaged. There also was damage to the door of the handicap-accessible stall.
Sheriff’s Office, Wellington
Theft: A recycling bin cart was taken from the driveway of a home in the 10600 block of Old Hammock Way.
Sheriff’s Office, Loxahatchee/Acreage
Theft: A man in the 16600 block of 64th Place North reported the theft of a bag containing several firearms, which he kept under his bed. He said he has not seen the bag since he had a new bedroom set delivered in November 2017. He believes the guns were stolen by the delivery crew. The missing weapons were an AR-15, AK-47 and three handguns.
Theft: A license plate was removed from a boat trailer in the 13200 block of Tangerine Boulevard.
Sheriff’s Office, Greenacres
Driving without a license: A deputy stopped a man on a scooter with no taillights in the area of South Haverhill Road and Cresthaven Boulevard at 12:40 a.m. A background check on the driver showed he did not have a valid license. He told the deputy he had a bill of sale for the recently purchased scooter, which came with a license plate attached to it. The license plate proved to be stolen.
DUI: A motorist who ran a red light at Lake Worth and Suncrest roads at 2:25 a.m. was stopped by deputies. The man, who had bloodshot eyes and slurred his words, had his genitals exposed and was urinating on the driver’s seat and steering wheel. As he was led to the patrol vehicle, the man swayed side to side. He claimed he had been at a family function and had only two drinks. After a poor performance on field sobriety tests, the man was arrested on a number of charges, including DUI, driving with a suspended license and refusal to submit to a breath test. When he refused to sign the criminal citations and paperwork, the man also was charged with failure to sign a summons. He was taken to the county jail.
Criminal mischief: Someone wrote with black marker on a woman’s vehicle parked in the 600 block of Island Shores Drive. A profanity was written in “bubble letters.” The victim’s brother’s vehicle also was vandalized.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.