Julius Whigham II

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NEW: New York gang murder suspect caught in St. Lucie County
 A New York man accused of murdering a rival gang members was caught by authorities this week in St. Lucie County. The FBI arrested Markel Green, 21, who is one of dozens of suspects in a federal investigation into gang activity in the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., area. Green is a member of Poughkeepsie’s Uptown gang, which has engaged in violent...

Posted: 5 days ago

A New York man accused of murdering a rival gang members was caught by authorities this week in St. Lucie County. The FBI arrested Markel Green, 21, who is one of dozens of suspects in a federal investigation into gang activity in the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., area. Green is a member of Poughkeepsie’s Uptown gang, which has engaged in violent...
NEW: Citizen tackles suspect in Port St. Lucie shoplifting incident
 A Port St. Lucie man’s attempt to steal a mattress and sheets from a Wal-Mart store Thursday was thwarted by a private citizen, city police said. Pierre Raymonvil was tackled as police officers chased him outside at the Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest St. Lucie West Boulevard, according to police arrest report. Raymond...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Port St. Lucie man’s attempt to steal a mattress and sheets from a Wal-Mart store Thursday was thwarted by a private citizen, city police said. Pierre Raymonvil was tackled as police officers chased him outside at the Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest St. Lucie West Boulevard, according to police arrest report. Raymond...
NEW: Boynton man accused of impersonating law-enforcement officer
 While confronting a woman driving through his neighborhood, a Boynton Beach man stepped in front of her vehicle, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy and warned the woman to stop speeding. But there was at least one issue, Boynton Beach police said: Marc Edward Vanburen was not a law-enforcement officer. See who’s been booked...

Posted: 6 days ago

While confronting a woman driving through his neighborhood, a Boynton Beach man stepped in front of her vehicle, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy and warned the woman to stop speeding. But there was at least one issue, Boynton Beach police said: Marc Edward Vanburen was not a law-enforcement officer. See who’s been booked...
NEW: ‘I will shoot you,’ Jupiter man warns worker near his home
 A 70-year-old Jupiter man is accused of threatening a group of men with a gun as they performed work near his home, town police report. Jupiter police arrested Kim Stuart Sowers on Tuesday on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to a police report, he stepped outside of his home on the 500 block of Sonoma Isles...

Posted: 6 days ago

A 70-year-old Jupiter man is accused of threatening a group of men with a gun as they performed work near his home, town police report. Jupiter police arrested Kim Stuart Sowers on Tuesday on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to a police report, he stepped outside of his home on the 500 block of Sonoma Isles...
NEW: Change to law could bring sex trafficking crackdown, Bondi says
 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined other attorneys general from around the country calling for Congress to pass legislation granting states more power to prosecute online sex trafficking. Read The Post’s complete coverage of human trafficking in Palm Beach County Bondi and other state attorneys general calling for an amendment...

Posted: 7 days ago

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined other attorneys general from around the country calling for Congress to pass legislation granting states more power to prosecute online sex trafficking. Read The Post’s complete coverage of human trafficking in Palm Beach County Bondi and other state attorneys general calling for an amendment...
NEW: Tip from Skype leads to Florida man’s arrest on child-porn charges
 A tip from an instant messaging and video-chat service led to a Fort Pierce man’s arrest this week on charges alleging he possessed child pornography. Martin Joseph Reilly, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday after St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at his home on the 6400 block North U.S. 1, south...

Posted: 7 days ago

A tip from an instant messaging and video-chat service led to a Fort Pierce man’s arrest this week on charges alleging he possessed child pornography. Martin Joseph Reilly, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday after St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at his home on the 6400 block North U.S. 1, south...
Two wanted in Boynton shooting arrested 400 miles away in Georgia
 Two Boynton Beach men were arrested in Georgia on Tuesday in connection to the shooting of a 24-year-old man last week. Derrick Michael Todd, 22, and Roland Joseph, Jr., 20, were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Ty Ty, Ga., about 55 miles northwest of Valdosta. Both men are facing charges of attempted first-degree murder with a...

Posted: 8 days ago

Two Boynton Beach men were arrested in Georgia on Tuesday in connection to the shooting of a 24-year-old man last week. Derrick Michael Todd, 22, and Roland Joseph, Jr., 20, were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Ty Ty, Ga., about 55 miles northwest of Valdosta. Both men are facing charges of attempted first-degree murder with a...
Married couple facing charges in latest patient-brokering arrests
 A married couple from Palm Springs are accused of collaborating in a patient brokering scheme. Forty-three additional charges of patient brokering were filed Monday against Steven Johnson, a West Palm Beach drug treatment operator who was arrested in March, and his wife, Melissa Johnson, was arrested Monday on 66 counts of patient brokering...

Posted: 8 days ago

A married couple from Palm Springs are accused of collaborating in a patient brokering scheme. Forty-three additional charges of patient brokering were filed Monday against Steven Johnson, a West Palm Beach drug treatment operator who was arrested in March, and his wife, Melissa Johnson, was arrested Monday on 66 counts of patient brokering...
NEW: Man fires shots during basketball game dispute at Gardens park
 A dispute during a basketball game led to shots being fired Sunday night at a Palm Beach Gardens park, city police said. City police are searching for a man after he allegedly fired a gun at PGA National Park, at Northlake Boulevard and Hiatt Drive west of Florida’s Turnpike. No one was hurt during the incident, said Major Paul Rogers...

Posted: 8 days ago

A dispute during a basketball game led to shots being fired Sunday night at a Palm Beach Gardens park, city police said. City police are searching for a man after he allegedly fired a gun at PGA National Park, at Northlake Boulevard and Hiatt Drive west of Florida’s Turnpike. No one was hurt during the incident, said Major Paul Rogers...
UPDATE: Head-on crash victim served on three health missions to Kenya
 Pam Kuhl remembers learning of Debbie LaSorte’s enthusiasm for helping others. It was during a Bible study at Kuhl’s Palm Beach Gardens home seven years ago that LaSorte learned about opportunities to do volunteer work in Kenya. “The minute she heard about it, she wanted to get involved,” Kuhl said. “She had...

Posted: 9 days ago

Pam Kuhl remembers learning of Debbie LaSorte’s enthusiasm for helping others. It was during a Bible study at Kuhl’s Palm Beach Gardens home seven years ago that LaSorte learned about opportunities to do volunteer work in Kenya. “The minute she heard about it, she wanted to get involved,” Kuhl said. “She had...
NEW: Woman nearly drowns at suburban Lake Worth home
 A woman was taken to a hospital after nearly drowning Monday afternoon in suburban Lake Worth, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Rescue crews responded at about noon to the 6000 block of Oak View Lane in the Brentwood Lakes development east of Jog Road and north of Lantana Road. Paramedics arrived to find that a woman had already been pulled...

Posted: 9 days ago

A woman was taken to a hospital after nearly drowning Monday afternoon in suburban Lake Worth, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Rescue crews responded at about noon to the 6000 block of Oak View Lane in the Brentwood Lakes development east of Jog Road and north of Lantana Road. Paramedics arrived to find that a woman had already been pulled...