North blotter: Believing her husband was unfaithful, wife trashes his laptop computer

March 07, 2018
  • By Sy O'Neill
  • Eddie Ritz
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

NORTH PALM BEACH

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Suspicious that her husband was having an affair with a male neighbor after he refused to come home when she called, a woman destroyed his laptop computer by dropping it 21 floors down the garbage chute at their residence in the 100 block of Lakeshore Drive. When confronted over the incident by police the woman replied “Yup! I threw it down the chute.” She was arrested for criminal mischief and released with a notice to appear.

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THEFT

A man attempted to steal three packages of a hair restoration and preservation product from a store in the 300 block of Northlake Boulevard. The man’s actions were caught on surveillance video and he was arrested. The merchandise was worth approximately $160.

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DISORDERLY INTOXICATION

Though unsure just what he was upset about, a woman witnessed an intoxicated man screaming at his neighbor outside a residence in the 200 block of Castlewood Drive. The woman said the man is frequently intoxicated. He was later arrested for disorderly intoxication.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS

BATTERY

What began as a fun evening of drinking alcoholic beverages with his girlfriend and her friend at his residence in the 8800 block of Sunset Drive quickly turned sour when the friend accused him of treating his girlfriend poorly. Despite asking her to stop, the friend continued on about the man’s inability to treat his woman right. Upset over the accusations, the man told the friend to leave. The argument intensified and the pair got into each other’s faces. As the friend was leaving, she attempted to hit him, but only managed a slight scratch on his nose. He declined medical attention and did not wish to prosecute, but wanted the incident documented.

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THEFT

A pregnant woman entered a store in the 3000 block of Northlake Boulevard and selected two packages of diapers. With diapers in hand, the woman walked out without paying. The store’s manager followed the woman outside and as she was getting into a car, the manager demanded to see a receipt. The woman produced a receipt that was several months old. When confronted about the discrepancy, she slammed the car door shut and the vehicle sped away. The diapers were worth more than $50. The manager was able to provide a description of the perpetrator, the vehicle and the first three characters of the license plate.

While attending to a customer, the manager of a store in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard saw a woman walk into the store and begin looking at merchandise. The manager saw the woman take something off the display and minutes later exit the store. Believing something was amiss, the manager quickly reviewed the security footage that showed the woman select a $500 pair of sunglasses and place them in her purse. Security footage from the shopping complex showed the woman then exit and get into the front passenger seat of a car.

JUPITER POLICE

BATTERY

As an argument over taking out the trash went from simmer to boil, an intoxicated woman smacked her husband in the head with a garbage bag full of cigarette butts and ashes. The incident, which occurred at their residence in the 100 block of East Thatch Palm, did not injure the man, but left him in a panic. He said she did not assault him in a playful manner and that he was shocked by the attack. Through slurred speech, the woman said they had gotten into an argument over the trash and that she did, indeed, slam a garbage bag into his head. She was arrested for simple battery.

Upset when his wife called and informed him that she would be staying out and drinking with her friends later than the agreed upon time, a man became distraught and told her not to come home. He then went into her closet at their residence in the 1600 block of Frederick Small Road, collected some of her belongings and tossed them out onto the back patio. When his wife arrived home and noticed her clothing and other items strewn across the patio, she flew into a rage and attacked her husband. She began clawing his face and neck and stated how much she hates him. He was left with abrasions on the left side of his face and the right side of his neck. She was arrested for simple battery.

THEFT

After entering a store in the 1800 block of West Indiantown Road and selecting several travel-related toiletry items and a drink, a man asked for four cartons of cigarettes. When the time came to pay, the man entered his rewards card information into the debit machine and it came back with the name “Stacey.” He then swiped his debit card, which was rejected. Then, despite a rewards card that said he was a woman and a non-functioning debit card, he gathered up all the merchandise with his hands and walked out despite the cashier telling him to stop. He got into a white car and drove away. The merchandise was worth more than $280.

MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

DRUGS

During a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken taillight in the area of Southeast Federal Highway and Southeast Monroe Street in Stuart, a 21-year-old motorist was found in possession of hash oil. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

DOMESTIC BATTERY

A man in the 9000 block of Southeast Parkway Drive in Hobe Sound reported that his roommates wanted him out of the house. He said his ex-girlfriend threw a glass at him, which shattered but did not strike him. A deputy spoke to his ex-girlfriend, who said she and the man had ended their relationship and she no longer slept in his room. She said she was sleeping with another roommate when her ex-boyfriend entered the room, called her derogatory names, then grabbed her. He stopped when her dog growled at him, she said. She said she threw the glass at the wall, not her ex. A neighbor who was at the scene said the ex-boyfriend was drunk and upset that his former girlfriend was sleeping with the other roommate. The deputy spoke to the roommate with whom the woman had been sleeping, and he corroborated her story. The ex-boyfriend was arrested and taken to the county jail.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

DRUGS

During a traffic stop in the area of Orange Avenue and Bent Creek Drive in Fort Pierce, a deputy detected the smell of pot coming from the vehicle. When he asked the motorist if she had anything illegal in her car, she said she did not. She consented to a search. In the center console, there was a green, leafy substance, a grinder and a scale. A round of live ammunition was found in the glove box. In the vehicle’s trunk, a firearm was found wrapped in a towel inside a box. A full magazine was inserted in the handgun, and several rounds of loose ammunition and two additional magazines were nearby. The woman was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the county jail.

A driver not wearing his seat belt caught the attention of deputies in the area of Avenue Q and Southwest Drive in Fort Pierce. They stopped the vehicle, and when the driver got out, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. A search turned up a small bag of what appeared to be pot in the center console, along with a grinder. They arrested the 24-year-old man and took him to the county jail.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

A man in the 100 block of Southeast Calmoso Drive in Port St. Lucie was arrested after her threw a woman’s belongings into the driveway, damaging some of them. The victim told deputies she had moved in with the man after her house got flooded last year. She said they had not been getting along, so she told him she was moving out. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.

PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE

TRESPASSING

When a customer refused to leave a fast-food eatery in the 1700 block of Southwest St. Lucie West Boulevard, the manager summoned police. An officer found the man at the front of the line and asked him to step outside. The man refused and said he was not leaving. The officer arrested the man and placed him in the patrol vehicle. At that point, the man said his two children were in his vehicle, parked in front of the restaurant. The two children were driven to the man’s mother’s home. His ex-wife picked up his vehicle. The man was taken to the county jail.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

An officer responding to a domestic disturbance call in the 4400 block of Southwest Abovo Street spoke to a woman who said she and her boyfriend had gotten into a fight. She drove off in his truck and crashed it, she said. When she returned home, her boyfriend dragged her out of the house. The woman had scratches on her back that appear to have come from the crash. The boyfriend said he was arguing with the woman over her lack of contribution to the household chores and finances. He said she became irate, grabbed his truck keys and went outside. Before getting into the vehicle, she waved a knife at him, saying, “I’m going to get you.” Two people at the scene corroborated the man’s story, saying they witnessed the woman threatening the man with the knife. Both witnesses said there was no physical altercation during the incident. Police arrested the woman and took her to the county jail.

FORT PIERCE POLICE

DRUGS

After seeing a motorist run a stop sign in the 300 block of Gardenia Avenue, police attempted to stop the vehicle. Despite the lights and sirens from the police vehicle, the motorist did not stop for seven blocks. Officers ordered the man to get out of the vehicle, observing he was chewing on something. They ordered him to open his mouth and saw he was eating marijuana. He resisted initial attempts to take him into custody, and a deputy from the county came to assist. They were able to stop the man from ingesting a bag with cocaine in it. He was arrested. A search found him in possession of drug paraphernalia, including a scale with cocaine residue. He was taken to the county jail.

A man was arrested in the 7000 block of Okeechobee Road after he was found in possession of pot.

FOUND PROPERTY

A backpack filled with clothes was found in the 1100 block of Rosedale Avenue.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Someone using a pellet rifle damaged a window of a residence in the 700 block of South 23rd Street.