Central blotter: Man expecting to get educated in drug dealing gets robbed at gunpoint


WEST PALM BEACH POLICE

ARMED ROBBERY

A man told police he met with a man in an alley in the 600 block of Banyan Boulevard, where he expected to get a tutorial on how to sell drugs. Instead, he was robbed at gunpoint by a second man at the meeting. He claimed he heard the gunman pull the trigger, but the gun never went off. The robbers took his wallet, ID cards, security license and $1,000, he said.

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A man was walking in the 5200 block of 45th Street around 1 a.m. when he was confronted by two males who brandished a handgun and stole his wallet. Contents of the wallet included his driver’s license, debit card, gift card and $150.

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HOME BURGLARY

A woman came home to find her apartment in the 400 block of 11th Street had been burglarized. Among items stolen were 100 DVDs, six chairs, a bicycle and two cat statues. She told police that her windows can’t be locked, and her front door lock is easily compromised.

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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Someone removed a screen from a window at a home in the 900 block of Upland Road, then threw a brick through the glass. Nothing inside the home was disturbed.

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A woman in the 900 block of Millbrae Court told police that her vehicle had been keyed. Damage was estimated at $950. She said the vehicle was parked in the garage while she was out, but she was unsure if the garage door was closed. The victim’s daughter contradicted her mother and said the vehicle was parked along the road. She denied involvement in the incident.

THEFT

A man entered a store in the 1600 block of Forum Place, snatched two bottles of Courvoisier and fled. When an employee tried to stop the cognac thief, they got into a scuffle but the thief broke loose, got into a light blue SUV and drove off.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LAKE WORTH

THEFT

A white-and-purplebicycle was stolen from the north side of a residence in the 600 block of North Federal Highway. The bike had been locked to a chain-link fence.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

A woman found all four tires deflated on her mother’s car, parked in the 1100 block of Sixth Avenue South. The tires were damaged, and cost of repair was estimated at $500.

Someone punctured four tires on a vehicle in the 300 block of South J Street.

THEFT

A woman in the 2200 block of Lake Worth Road reported that boyfriend went into her house to get his wallet, but left with hers. Contents included her birth certificate and Social Security card. The woman became uncooperative and said she did not wish to pursue charges. About an hour earlier, the woman had been involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, which also brought deputies to the address.

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THEFT

After noticing her mail was missing from her mailbox, a woman in the 600 block of South 13th Place found it on the ground on the corner of South 13th Place and West Drew Street. Two days later her mail was taken again. She found it in the same location as before, but in the bushes. It had been opened, and a gift card was missing. She was advised to file a report with the postal service.

While a woman was visiting relatives, someone entered her apartment at a facility in the 400 block of East Ocean Avenue and stole two dolls, five decorative eggs, 10 Disney characters and a prayer book. She told police that a lot of employees of the facility have access to her apartment.

HOME BURGLARY

Police responding to an alarm at a home in the 1100 block of Skylark Lane found a broken window. They checked the residence, but no one was inside. The homeowner came to the scene and said nothing appeared to be missing.

When a woman arrived home at her residence in the 700 block of West Ocean Avenue, she noticed that patio furniture had been moved around and fresh pry marks were on her front door frame. She went inside and found a kitchen window broken and open about a quarter of the way. Nothing was disturbed or missing.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ROYAL PALM BEACH

THEFT

A man in a camo jacket and a red hat stole an iPhone 7 Plus while a clerk was distracted in a store in the 1200 block of North State Road 7. The phone was tracked to a shopping plaza near State Road 7 and Forest Hill Boulevard, but then was turned off. The clerk said surveillance video would be made available to the sheriff’s office.

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT

A man in the 2000 block of Reston Circle received a call from a woman who said she was going to help him with a charge of almost $700 he owes a hospital. The man told a deputy he did not give the woman information.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WELLINGTON

VEHICLE BURGLARY

While investigating vehicle break-ins in the area, a deputy found a vehicle with its doors unlocked, glove box open and paperwork scattered about in the 2200 block of Widnener Terrace. He was unable to contact the vehicle’s owner, so the deputy left his card inside the vehicle and locked it.

THEFT

Someone stole a customer’s purse in the dressing room of a store in the 10300 block of Forest Hill Boulevard. Contents of the purse included a cellphone.

A decal was removed from the license plate on a vehicle in the 3500 block of Royalle Terrace.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LOXAHATCHEE/ACREAGE

THEFT

An air conditioner’s condensing unit was reported missing from a property in the 16000 block of East Goldcup Drive.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, GREENACRES

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Two vehicles owned by a couple were scratched while parked at their workplace in the 6300 block of Forest Hill Boulevard. The wife told a deputy that she and her husband recently fired two employees.

A man found dents on his vehicle, which was parked in a lot at a business in the 6200 block of Forest Hill Boulevard. A witness saw juveniles climbing on the vehicle’s hood.

THEFT

The owner of a rental property in the 200 block of Walker Avenue told a deputy that her tenant, who is being evicted, stole her water heater. She said her tenant installed the water heater after the previous one sprung a leak, but said she paid for the replacement. The deputy went to the house, and the tenant showed him the water heater had not been removed. The deputy took a photo of the water heater to show the landlord, who said she suspected her tenant got wind of her reporting the theft and replaced it. The deputy told her that her complaint was unfounded.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.



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