Upset over his girlfriend showing her breasts to various patrons at an establishment in 1100 block of Town Center Drive, her boyfriend began arguing with her. The heated confrontation over the flashing incidents moved outside the business and the police were summoned. While police were talking to the man, his intoxicated, breast-flashing girlfriend continued yelling at him. She was warned three times to simmer down and refused to comply. She was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication. The boyfriend, who began yelling at his recently arrested girlfriend, was told to leave the area and given a one-year trespass warning for the establishment. Though he told police he would get a ride home with friends, he was later caught in a nearby parking garage punching out a window of his breast-flashing girlfriend’s car. He too was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Upset over her boyfriend leaving rehab before completing his program, a woman began arguing with him at her residence in the 400 block of Lakewood Court. The woman said he became enraged and began punching holes in the walls before grabbing her car keys to leave. She said she tried to grab them back and he shoved her. When he climbed into the driver’s seat she got into the passenger seat and again attempted to get the keys. She was too late and he sped off with her in the car. She said he was running red lights and driving like a maniac. She said she screamed for him to stop. He eventually did. She said he got out walked around to the passenger side and pulled her out of the car by her hair. He then got back into the vehicle and fled. She said that even though he took her car she did not want him arrested for it. The police did, however, determine there was probable cause to arrest him on a battery charge.
After being pulled over near the intersection of South Pennock Lane and Via Cataluna for running a stop sign and for exceeding the speed limit, the driver burst into tears. When the officer asked why she was crying she mumbled something unintelligible and handed him her paperwork. She later told the officer that she was coming from a nearby bar and that she had been drinking. As she exited the vehicle she was unsteady on her feet. She participated in a roadside sobriety test, did poorly and was arrested on a DUI charge.
PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE
The manager of a business in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard became suspicious when she noticed two women grabbing articles of clothing off a rack and huddling together. The pair later entered a dressing room and when they exited the manager noticed they had fewer items than when they had entered. The manager confronted them and looked into one of their bags. Though she did not see the merchandise she now believes the items were hidden at the bottom of the bag. After the pair left, the manager located several empty hangers where the two had been huddling. Five items of clothing worth over $200 were stolen.
A man who was reportedly intoxicated got into his vehicle at a business in the 9000 block of North Military Trail. After starting the car, he revved the engine without it being gear. He then managed to get it into reverse and began backing up. At this point officers activated their lights and sounded their siren. Approaching the still moving vehicle, an officer ordered the man to stop. He did not comply. Instructed to stop again, the man looked at the officer and put the car in drive and began to move forward. Instructed to put the car in park and turn the engine off he eventually complied. Asked for his license and registration, the man informed the officer that he did not have a driver’s license or registration or insurance. When asked who owned the car he stated he did. When asked where he lived he said “25,” then “45” in West Palm Beach. Though he gave officers a fake name he was identified through his ID card. He participated in a roadside sobriety test, did poorly and was arrested. He was also issued multiple citations regarding not having a driver’s license, insurance and registration. He was taken to jail.
After being involved in a vehicle crash near the area of PGA Boulevard and Turnpike Road, a man was investigated for DUI. The man stated that while he was driving home from a party, he began experiencing car trouble. He said he stopped the car in the left lane facing east on an unlit section of PGA Boulevard while awaiting assistance from a friend. He claimed he’d only had two beers. He agreed to participate in a roadside sobriety test. During the Romberg Alphabet portion of the test he attempted to recite the alphabet twice, both times he failed. On the first try he went rogue after the letter D. He was arrested and charged with DUI.
NORTH PALM BEACH POLICE
After enjoying a “country omelette” at an eatery in the 300 block of U.S. 1, a man ran out without paying. A passing officer noticed the man running from the restaurant with a waitress chasing after him yelling that he left without paying. The officer caught up to and detained the man a short distance away. After placing him under arrest for defrauding an innkeeper, the officer asked him why he ran out on his bill. The man replied “I did it because I’m stupid, it was a stupid thing to do.” The bill for his meal was $10.
MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A woman parked her pickup at a park in the 4100 block of South Kanner Highway in Stuart. When she returned to it, she found a window smashed. Missing was her black Kate Spade purse, valued at $300. Contents included a Kate Spade wallet worth $200, keys, credit and debit cards, gift cards, her driver’s license and insurance cards. Later that day the woman discovered two fraudulent transactions were made on one of her credit cards at a store in Stuart. Two other attempted transactions on the same card were declined.
A man in the 5800 block of Northeast Island Cove Way in Stuart was contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney and telling him that his granddaughter had been arrested on a drug charge. The “attorney” said he needed $13,000 wired to him so he could make a plea deal. The man’s wife went to the bank to withdraw the money but, before she could wire it, her granddaughter happened to call her. Her granddaughter said she was not in trouble and advised her grandparents not to send the money. When the “attorney” called the grandparents again, a deputy was at the residence and spoke to him. Realizing that he’d been caught, the scammer hung up.
A cashier at a store in the 11800 block of Southeast Federal Highway in Hobe Sound saw a man run off without paying for a six-pack of beer. He stopped to remove the license plate from his vehicle, then drove off. He returned a few minutes later and apologized for taking the beer. Because the cashier had called 911 after the man fled, a deputy soon arrived. The cashier said the store wished to press charges, and the beer thief was arrested. The beer, valued at $9.85, was returned to the store, but the cans were dented and leaking.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Deputies went to a park in the 300 block of Wilcox Road in Fort Pierce to investigate a report of lewd and lascivious acts. At the park they saw a man in a vehicle fondling himself in front of two other men, in clear view of the public. The man then left his vehicle and approached a deputy who was sitting on a bench. He told the deputy he was at the park for the purpose of engaging in sex, and invited the deputy into the woods. The 66-year-old man, a Vero Beach resident, was arrested and taken to the county jail.
A 30-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested after he dropped his pants and urinated on a vehicle at a gas station in the 6600 block of South U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie. Witnesses said the man was shouting profanities and racial slurs. The man, who smelled of alcohol and claimed he had only one shot that evening, was taken to the county jail.
PORT ST. LUCIE
A backpack was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 800 block of Southwest Duncan Terrace. Contents included 60 prescription Oxycodone pills and clothing.
Beer thieves targeted a store in the 10800 block of South U.S. 1, walking out with six 12-packs of Corona and six 12-packs of Heineken. The total value of the stolen suds was $180.51. Police reviewed surveillance video and were able to determine the identity of one of the two male thieves. The pair apparently committed a similar crime at a store in Stuart, and attempted to steel beer unsuccessfully at two more locations in Port St. Lucie.
A woman reported that someone sabotaged one of the wheels of her vehicle, causing it to malfunction in the area of Southeast Sapphire Terrace and Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. The woman, who had just dropped off her children at school, told police the steering wheel locked up and the car almost stalled in the middle of the roadway. Fortunately there was no traffic, and she was able to maneuver the vehicle off to the side of the road, she said.
A man was at work when he was notified by his alarm company that someone entered his home in the 300 block of Northeast Greenbriar Avenue. The man logged into his video surveillance video and saw someone walking through his house and into a bedroom. Police went to the home and searched, but the intruder was not found. Nothing appeared to be missing.
FORT PIERCE POLICE
DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE
An officer saw a motorist run a stop sign in the 2300 block of Avenue E. When the officer turned on his lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle, a passenger got out and the vehicle sped off. The vehicle finally stopped in the 1200 block of North 25th Street. Police kept the driver from fleeing, and a background check showed he had three previous incidents of driving with a suspended license. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Compiled by Eddie Ritz and Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.