Passed out in a booth with her legs spread open and on a table, an extremely intoxicated woman was awakened by police and told them “I want the sheriffs, I hate Jupiter cops.” Earlier in the evening, before taking up residence in one of the eatery’s booths, the woman had been denied any more alcoholic drinks. She had become belligerent and refused to leave the business in the 200 block of U.S. 1 before passing out. Officers told her to leave the establishment. After a brief attempt, she sat back down and refused to speak to police or staff. Told again to leave or she would be arrested she ignored the warning. She was arrested and walked out of the restaurant before being placed in handcuffs. She was transported to Jupiter Medical Center where she screamed at the top of her lungs “Call my (expletive) psychiatrist now!” After being medically cleared she was taken to jail.
After his ex-girlfriend started complaining while they were driving to the beach in her car, the ex-boyfriend turned the car around and went back to her residence in the 300 block of Toney Penna Drive. He then exited the vehicle and informed her he no longer wished to go to the beach with her because he did not want to argue. Upset over the loss of her adversary, the woman slapped him, knocking his sunglasses off. Not content with a one-and-done assault, she then punched him in the face. She next unleashed her rage on his vehicle which she kicked twice before running into it with her car as she left the area. Though she denied striking him, there were marks on his bumper where she kicked it and a crash report detailing her hitting his vehicle. She was charged with domestic battery.
Responding to a report of a fight in the 1600 block of Center Street, police confronted one of the two alleged combatants. The man had difficulty maintaining his balance, was slurring his words and yelling at the officers on scene. He then claimed there had been no fight despite several nearby parties indicating there had been a physical altercation. Later during the investigation, when asked how he suffered the laceration to his face and why his knuckles were scraped he said he fell down. Due to his level of intoxication, hostility towards law enforcement and alleged fighting, he was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE
A man walked into a store in the 11700 block of U.S. 1 and immediately began looking at purses. It took him only four minutes for him to find the one he wanted and just had to have. He picked it up and walked out without paying. The purse was worth nearly $2,400 and showed the man had expensive taste. The store’s loss prevention officer provided police with a copy of the surveillance video that showed the entire incident and offered a perfect shot of the perpetrator.
After entering a store in the 11700 block of Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, three juveniles looked around for a while and then left. A short time later the trio returned and grabbed two large containers of candy and ran out without paying. The one piece was worth $20 the other was worth $16. Security guards for the shopping and dining complex searched the area, but did not located the perpetrators.
After making an illegal turn at the off ramp of I-95 onto westbound PGA Boulevard, a woman proceeded to keep driving. The woman continued driving despite the police cruiser driving behind her with its lights flashing and siren wailing attempting to pull her over. She eventually stopped after turning on Military Trail and stopping at a business in the 4400 block. The woman had glassy, watery eyes and smelled of an unknown alcoholic beverage. While she struggled to find her insurance information on her phone the officer asked her if she had been drinking. She responded “obviously not.” After failing to log into her cellphone insurance information she asked the officer if she could just go to her boyfriend’s house. She was told no. The officer asked her again if she’d been drinking to which she said “no.” The officer noticed her shifting her eyes back and forth as if afraid to look him in the eyes. He then told her not to lie and asked her again if she’d been drinking and she said yes. After refusing to participate in a roadside sobriety test she was arrested for DUI.
NORTH PALM BEACH POLICE
A woman told police that an argument with her husband regarding artwork inside their residence in the 100 block of Renaissance Drive escalated and that he slapped her and held her arms so she could not reach her phone. The husband, however, said he never touched his wife and held her arms only to keep her from assaulting him. He said that even when he tried to leave their home she attempted to use her car to block him without success. The woman had no marks on her and declined to file charges.
A man’s vehicle was illegally entered while in the 9200 block of Prosperity Farms Road. Nearly $600 worth of beer was stolen from inside.
A woman entered the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of Fairwind Drive and attempted to open the backdoor. The resident exited the home and confronted the woman and demanded she leave her property. The woman told the resident she needed some “cool air” and took a seat on the front porch for several minutes before walking off. With a description of the woman, police located her a short distance away. After confirming her identity, the woman was arrested.
MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A man in the 5300 block of Southeast Miles Grant Road in Stuart told a deputy that during an argument with his girlfriend, she bit him on the arm. She also ripped his eyeglasses from his face and broke them in her hand, he said. The deputy spoke to his 65-year-old girlfriend, who claimed she was defending herself and said the man had grabbed her neck. The deputy noted that there was no redness or injury to the woman’s neck. Fire medics came to the home to treat the man’s injury. The woman was arrested.
A possible burglary in progress at a residence in the 8400 block of Southeast Swan Avenue in Hobe Sound turned out to be an intoxicated man trying to get into a house he believed was his own. A deputy called to the scene spoke to a witness, who identified the intoxicated man as a neighbor who lived next door to the house he was attempting to enter. The deputy also spoke to the victim, who at first did not recognize the man beating on her home with a brick. When told his identity, the woman said the man had never behaved in that way before. The deputy attempted to explain to the intoxicated man that he was at the wrong house and was disturbing the citizenry, but the man continued to yell. The deputy arrested him and took him to the county jail. It was later discovered that the man possibly crashed his vehicle and was taking a taxi home, prior to the incident. A loaded gun was recovered from his vehicle.
A man caused a disturbance at a café in the 3100 block of Northeast West End Boulevard in Jensen Beach after he was told there was no whipped cream for his beverage. He uttered a profanity, then began telling customers he was on crack. A deputy came to the scene and questioned the man, who claimed he did not remember using a vulgarity. Because the man kept touching multiple pockets on his cargo pants, the deputy asked him if he had any weapons or drugs in his possession. The man said he had a pocket knife and some syringes. He turned the items over to the deputy. The man said he shoots up opiates, after being off drugs for several years. He was arrested and given a notice to appear in court. He also was given a trespass warning from the establishment.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Deputies were called to a home in the 6700 block of Woods Island Circle in Port St. Lucie to investigate a domestic incident. When they entered the home they found a pound of pot, packaged in vacuum-sealed bags. A scale also was found. A deputy questioned the couple about the pot. The man said he was on probation and could not be around illegal drugs, and he claimed all contraband belonged to the woman. The woman said the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to the man. Both were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE
An officer on patrol saw a vehicle pull up in front of him. A man approached the vehicle with a shopping cart full of merchandise, not in bags. The driver, spotting the officer, did not let the man with the shopping cart unload the merchandise into his vehicle. Instead, he drove off into the far reaches of the parking lot. The man with the cart followed. So did the officer. When the officer asked for a receipt for the merchandise, the man with the cart was unable to produce one. The items included a generator, clothing, a power tool set and a generator. The man did produce his state ID when asked for identification. He then walked back to the store, telling the officer he was going to get his receipt. He did not return. The officer called the store manager to confirm the purchase and was told the items in the cart were not purchased. Total value was $426.89. The officer requested a copy of the store’s surveillance video that recorded the incident.
FORT PIERCE POLICE
Explaining that she needed to purchase cleaning supplies, a woman asked a male friend for $20 outside a store in the 2500 block of South U.S. 1. He gave her the money. The woman came out of the store, approached the man and held a pocket knife to his throat, telling him, “I can end you right now.” She told him she wanted the $2,000 she had asked him for earlier in the week. She then used the knife to puncture a tire on the man’s vehicle and ran off. Police went to the woman’s residence and arrested her.
Compiled by Eddie Ritz and Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.