WEST PALM BEACH POLICE
Two teen shoppers were observed picking up items in the men’s underwear department of a store in the 500 block of South Rosemary Avenue. The pair went into a fitting room together. When they emerged, they were not carrying merchandise. The two returned to the sales floor, and one was observed putting more items down his pants. As the two headed to the exit, they were stopped and escorted to the asset protection office. One of the teens had a T-shirt and three pairs of boxers in his possession, with a total value of $113.50. The other had $56 in underwear in his possession. Police arrested the pair, gave each a notice to appear in court and released them.
A man was arrested after he took $174.99 worth of tools and other merchandise from a store in the 1500 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. He was given a notice to appear in court and released.
A homeless woman took a blouse and makeup from a store in the 500 block of South Rosemary Avenue. An officer, notified of the theft by the store loss prevention department, found the woman pushing a cart on Fern Street. When she consented to a search of her belongings, the officer found the blouse with tags attached and the sealed jar of makeup. The woman, who apologized for her actions, was released with a notice to appear in court and a trespass warning from the property.
Someone stole $2,000 worth of tools from a truck parked in the 3100 block of North Jog Road. The thief also damaged a window on the vehicle.
Damage was done to a washer, two dryers and a fire extinguisher in a laundry room at a complex in the 5500 block of North Haverhill Road. The door to the facility also was damaged. According to the property’s maintenance manager, a resident had reported earlier that some juveniles were vandalizing the pool area.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LAKE WORTH
A woman left her belongings on the beach in the first block of South Ocean Boulevard when she went swimming. When she returned, her purse and cellphone were missing.
A deputy was called to an establishment in the first block of Ocean Avenue, where a woman was refusing to leave the premises. The manager told the deputy the woman, who appeared intoxicated, was holding a beer that the restaurant does not serve. He led the deputy to where the woman was sleeping on a chair. The manager woke the woman and asked her to leave. She refused. The deputy asked her to walk with him, but the woman replied only with a smile. He eventually escorted her off the premises, observing that she couldn’t walk a straight line. The woman identified herself and said she had had only one beer. She was arrested and taken to the county jail, where she became argumentative and combative with the personnel. She was subsequently placed in a solitary cell.
An officer responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle found a white Mercedes in the middle of a parking lot in the 1200 block of West Lantana Road. The driver told him the vehicle had stalled, and he was trying to start it. A check of the license plate showed it was assigned to another vehicle. The man explained that he had just bought the Mercedes and placed his old plate on it. The man told the officer he had some pot in his vehicle. The officer found a bag containing 1.6 grams of pot. He arrested the man, then released him on the scene with a notice to appear in court. While the pot was being processed at the police station, two pills were found in the mix.
An officer searching for a guest at a motel in the 1300 block of West Lantana Road found a man in possession of several syringes and spoons with a residue of an unknown substance. The man said he used the spoons to liquefy heroin so he could inject it, but the residue tested negative for heroin. The man was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, then released with a notice to appear in court.
TRESPASS AFTER WARNING
A man went into a motel in the 1300 block of West Lantana Road and threatened to burn it down. Police were summoned. A background check showed the man was trespassed from the property a few days earlier. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.
A taxi driver told police he had driven a woman from West Palm Beach to her home in the 500 block of West Drew Street. The fare was $38.47, but the woman would not pay. Instead, she went into her home and shut off the lights. An officer spoke to the woman, who claimed she had no money to pay the fare and had been calling around to find someone with money. She was arrested and taken to the county jail.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ROYAL PALM BEACH
A woman left her wallet and cellphone in a restroom at a restaurant in the 200 block of North State Road 7. When she called to see whether the items had been turned in, she was told they had not.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WELLINGTON
Four people walked into a store in the 800 block of South State Road 7. While the two females caused a distraction, the two makes ran out of the store with beer. The store manager was able obtain the tag of the getaway vehicle, but a deputy was unable to make contact with the beer thieves.
A woman in the 2000 block of Lynton Circle reported the theft of jewelry from her home. She suspects the culprit to be her cleaning lady and confronted her. The cleaning lady denied knowledge of the jewelry’s whereabouts.
A woman found several holes in the front living room window of her home in the 1200 block of Primrose Lane. She did not find any projectiles inside the residence. She told a deputy that her house was painted recently, and the damage could have occurred at that time.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LOXAHATCHEE/ACREAGE
Someone tossed a smoke bomb onto the welcome mat at the front door of a residence in the 14100 block of 76th Road North.
A man reported the theft of his Black Desert Eagle .44 Magnum pistol from his home in the 12100 block of Orange Boulevard. He told a deputy he last saw the firearm when he was showing it to an employee as they were preparing to leave for an out-of-town job. He said he left the employee alone when he went into his bedroom to pack some belongings. At no time did he see the employee with the gun, the man said. The man did not believe his home was burglarized.
A man in the 14700 block of 86th Street North reported the theft of his wallet. He was unsure where the wallet had been stolen during his daily routine. He told a deputy he believes someone took it at a store on Okeechobee Boulevard, when he set it down to make a purchase. Contents included debit and credit cards, $85 and a driver’s license.
A woman went to her boyfriend’s place of work and found he had left early. She went to the home they had shared for three weeks in the 16100 block of 73rd Court North and found him engaged in sexual activities with another woman. After an argument, she left the house and went for a walk. When she returned, her belongings were piled outside, and her boyfriend had locked her out of the house. The boyfriend eventually let her back into the residence. The woman told a deputy she would be moving out the next morning.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE, GREENACRES
A woman placed her cellphone on a table at a facility in the 3100 block of South Jog Road. She was distracted, and when she turned back, the phone was gone. Also in the phone case were her driver’s license and credit cards. Surveillance video was not immediately available.
Two men in a Lexus pulled up in front of a facility in the 5800 block of Lake Worth Road. They grabbed a female mannequin dressed in scrubs that was on display outside the facility, stuffed it into the vehicle and drove off laughing. An employee witnessed the mannequin abduction and gave chase on foot as the vehicle drove off. She was able to obtain a partial tag number. The value of the mannequin was $200.
Two flower pots were damaged in front of a community in the 5000 block of Starfire Terrace when someone knocked them over. Value of the pots was $400 each.
Following up on a report of a suspicious person lying on the sidewalk surround by beer cans, a deputy went to the Lake Worth Road and Swain Boulevard area. The deputy found the man in the 100 block of Swain Road. There was one can of beer near him, along with a bag containing six unopened cans of beer and one empty can. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.