West Palm Beach Police
Vehicle burglary: Someone smashed a window of a vehicle parked in a lot in the 2400 block of Metrocentre Boulevard, then rummaged through the interior. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the victim.
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Home burglary: While a couple was out to dinner, someone broke into their residence in the 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Circle. They found a kitchen window shattered and all the lights on. Bedroom doors were left open by the intruder. Nothing was stolen.
Business burglary: Police responded to a 5:20 a.m. alarm at a business in the 6900 block of South Dixie Highway. A lock had been removed from the front door of the building. It appeared that the only area disturbed by the intruder was the cash register, from which $200 was stolen. Damage to the front door was estimated at $400.
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Robbery: A woman who smelled of alcohol, appeared lethargic and had slurred speech told police she and an unknown man with a fake $50 bill drove to the area of 52nd Street and Manning Avenue to get the bogus bill changed. Someone threw a rock through a window on her car, she said, and several men got into her vehicle and stole her belongings. The woman claimed she was missing her iPhone, Apple watch and $120. Because her story kept changing, police urged her to provide a clear, coherent account of what happened. The woman became irate and began shouting profanities and racial slurs at the officers. The woman left the area in a ride-sharing vehicle. Further attempts to reach the woman by phone were unsuccessful.
Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach
Theft: A woman went on a shoplifting spree at a store in the 4700 block of Okeechobee Boulevard. She piled $936.96 worth of items on a flat cart, including a ladder, two digital power stations and several tools, then walked out without paying for them.
Theft: A license plate was stolen from a vehicle belonging to a man in the 3800 block of Oswego Avenue.
Theft: A woman’s purse was left under the passenger seat of a rental car returned to a company in the 2100 block of Belvedere Road. When the victim went to retrieve the purse, it was not found. Surveillance video did not show the purse being removed.
Theft: A Hastings Avenue woman was the victim of a pickpocket on a train. She believes another passenger deliberately bumped into her, enabling an accomplice to reach into her bag and steal her wallet. Among the items in her wallet were credit and debit cards, a bus pass and insurance card.
Sheriff’s Office, Lake Worth Beach
Criminal mischief: A man in the 5800 block of Apache Drive told a deputy he believes a neighbor damaged the ignition switch to his motorcycle. He said he has had issues with the neighbor in the past.
Robbery: A man walked into a business in the 600 block of South Dixie Highway, walked behind the register and said he was robbing the store.
Shots fired: Four 45 mm casings were found under a stop sign in the area of Fourth Avenue North and North G Street.
Criminal mischief: While a woman was at the beach in the first block of South Ocean Boulevard, someone damaged her car by bending the upper left fender and hood area.
Suspicious incident: Police were called to the 1400 block of South Dixie Highway by a woman who claimed her ex-boyfriend was chasing her with a knife. Police spoke to the ex, who did not have any weapons in his possession. He told police it was the woman who was chasing him down the street, not the other way around. The woman, when asked about her ex’s knife, told police, “It could have been a knife or gun or whatever.” It was determined that no crime had occurred.
Theft: A man stole $201 worth of merchandise from a store in the 100 block of East Ocean Avenue. Items included five bottles of dandruff shampoo, five bottles of dish soap, eight bottles of mouthwash and 20 bottles of body spray. The manager said she would provide surveillance video of the incident.
Criminal mischief: A woman in the 200 block of Croton Avenue accused her roommate of kicking her bedroom door open, causing damage to the frame. Nothing in her room was missing or disturbed, she told police. The roommate denied kicking in the door.
Vehicle theft: A man left his car running when he went into a gas station in the 1400 block of Hypoluxo Road to get a drink, When he went back outside, he realized someone was driving away in his vehicle.
Vehicle burglary: Someone broke a window on a pickup in the 200 block of East Lantana Road. The inside of the vehicle was ransacked, and the registration and insurance card were taken.
Vehicle burglary: A window was smashed on a pickup in the 100 block of North Oak Street. Although the burglar rummaged through the vehicle, nothing was stolen.
Vehicle burglary: Clothing, such as blouses, shorts and a hand-knit sweater were taken from a vehicle in the 400 block of East Ocean Avenue. The thief smashed a window on the vehicle. Nine other vehicles in the same area were burglarized.
Vessel burglary: Several tools were stolen from a boat docked at a facility in the 800 block of North Dixie Highway. Four electric drills and a drill bit set with a total worth of $405 were missing.
Sheriff’s Office, Royal Palm Beach
Theft: Three women stole $430.86 worth of laundry detergent from a store in the 1100 block of North State Road 7. One of the women, using a motorized cart, loaded the merchandise into the basket and under the basket. The second woman stuffed detergent into her large handbag. The third acted as a lookout. The women fled in a black Hyundai. Surveillance video capturing the incident was requested.
Theft: A woman stole $720 worth of merchandise from the Health and Beauty Aids department of a store in the 10200 block of Okeechobee Boulevard.
Sheriff’s Office, Wellington
Theft: A cellphone left inside a thrift store in the 13800 block of Wellington Trace was stolen. The victim was unable to trace the phone, as it was turned off.
Sheriff’s Office, Greenacres
Open container: A man was given a notice to appear in court after a deputy on patrol spotted him enjoying a Bud Light outside a business in the 5000 block of Lake Worth Road. An employee grabbed a stick and swung it at the would-be robber until he left. The man stole a beer before running out of the store. He was identified as the surveillance video captured the incident. The victim declined to prosecute.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.