DISORDERLY INTOXICATION/INDECENT EXPOSURE
While drinking with a large group of individuals at a park in the 1300 block of Jupiter Beach Road, a man repeatedly walked away from the group and over to a stand of sea grape trees. Upon investigating, a police officer found the man partially disrobed and placing his genitalia back into his pants. When asked what he was doing, he stated, “I’m just drinking my apple juice.” He was escorted from the trees as he pulled up his pants. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and indecent exposure.
After using the restroom at a business in the 200 block of West Indiantown Road, a man left the lavatory in a state of disarray. The store’s manager noticed the man had urinated all over the bathroom and confronted him. The two began arguing and the several expletives were spoken before the wayward urinator threw a phone at the manager. The man then exited the store and walked to his car before returning with a firearm. The manager confronted the urine-spraying, gunslinger who eventually put the gun in his waistband and walked back to his vehicle. The manager then attempted to get a photo of the vehicle, but was having trouble as the man kept trying to run him over. The man eventually raced away at a high rate of speed. The manager’s account of the incident was corroborated by three eyewitnesses.
An unsecured bicycle was stolen off the front patio of a residence in the 200 block of Military Trail. The bicycle was worth $100. One day earlier, a package was stolen from the front patio. The package, of which delivery was confirmed, contained various food items and laundry detergent. It was worth approximately $20.
Told that he was not allowed to leave an establishment in the 1100 block of Love Street with a beverage, a patron went back inside to finish his drink. Moments later the police officer who had confronted the man saw him running from the business with the same drink in his hand. He was quickly stopped and his cherished beverage taken away and placed on a nearby bench. The man began arguing with the officer and was issued a one-year trespass warning for the area. Then, despite being told multiple times to leave the area, the man refused to go. He claimed his rights were being violated and that no one could tell him what he could and couldn’t do. He then grabbed his drink off the bench and began chugging it. He was placed under arrest and later taken to jail.
PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE
The front passenger-side window of a woman’s car was smashed while it was parked outside her place of employment in the 10900 block of North Military Trail. The perpetrator stole an umbrella, a beach bag and a pair of sunglasses. The glove compartment and center console were undisturbed. The stolen items were worth $330. Investigators could not find any fingerprints.
A known drug user, who repeatedly left drug paraphernalia in the restroom of an eatery, was spotted by the manager of that restaurant in the 3100 block of Northlake Boulevard. Police intercepted the man and the officer recognized the perpetrator to whom he had previously issued a trespass warning for the area. The man was arrested for trespass after warning and released with a notice to appear.
While shopping at a store in the 9900 block of Alternate A1A, a man selected two boxes of wine and a package of sushi and placed them in his cart. He then proceeded to another area of the store where he stuffed the three items down his pants. Suspecting something was fishy, the store manager called police and later stopped the man as he attempted to exit without paying. The items were worth nearly $25. The store declined to press charges for the theft but wanted the man trespassed from the store for 18 months.
NORTH PALM BEACH
Police were called to a business in the 11200 block of U.S. 1 after a woman was seen screaming from the back seat of a car. When officers arrived and made contact with the woman she was propping up the head of a male friend. Officers could see the man’s lips were turning blue and that he was not breathing. They managed to re-establish his airway at which point he gasped and began breathing on his own. When rescue workers arrived they administered the medication Narcan. The man regained consciousness and informed all around that he recently bought and used what he thought was heroin. He was able to give police only his dealer’s nickname, a physical description of the man and the vehicles he drives.
MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A man in the 11700 block of Southeast Lares Avenue in Hobe Sound left his wallet on a table in his living room before heading to bed. The next morning he noticed the wallet was gone, and a window in a spare bedroom was open. The man believes a burglar entered his residence while he was sleeping. Contents of the missing wallet included credit cards, a driver’s license, Social Security card and $1,000.
A 40-year-old intoxicated man was removed from an establishment in the 3300 block of Northeast Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach after he harassed customers and cursed at employees. Handcuffed, the man sat in the back seat of a patrol vehicle spewing vulgarities and racial epithets at the deputy writing up his report. The man began making threats to kill the deputy and, when that go him no attention, started kicking the windows of the vehicle. An attempt by a second deputy to subdue the man was unsuccessful, as the unruly drunkard got the deputy’s leg in a scissor lock and refused to release him. Eventually, the deputy was able to extricate himself, and the man’s legs were bound at the ankles to prevent further kicking. As he was being transported to the county jail, the man continued his racist tirade and again threatened to track down those responsible for incarcerating him. He was arrested on several charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer.
When a vehicle failed to make a complete stop while turning onto the 6400 block of South Kanner Highway in Stuart, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. He saw the passenger in the vehicle toss something on the ground as the vehicle stopped. Upon speaking to the driver and passenger, the deputy detected the smell of pot. In plain view were tobacco leaves and cigar wrappers. Two more deputies arrived at the scene, and the item thrown in the ground was retrieved. It proved to be marijuana, folded inside a piece of paper. A search of the vehicle turned up cocaine in the center console. The driver denied ownership of the cocaine. The passenger said the pot wasn’t his, and he denied throwing it out the window. The driver was arrested and taken to the county jail. His vehicle was towed. The passenger was charged with possession of marijuana, given a notice to appear in court and released.
A 41-year-old man made a beer run to a store in the 3500 block of Southwest Mapp Road in Palm City. He grabbed a 12-pack of Bud Light and headed out the door without paying. A deputy found the camo- and khaki-clad beer thief carrying his stolen $11.99 worth of beer as he was heading home on foot. The man said he intended to pay for the beer at a later time. He was arrested and taken to the county jail. The Bud Light was returned to the store.
A man in the 1700 block of Northwest Fork Road in Stuart awoke at 3:10 a.m. to find his vehicle missing from the driveway. Also gone were his keys and his houseguest. The man said his guest, who stays with him on a regular basis, has never taken his vehicle. As the deputy was taking the report, the missing vehicle pulled into the driveway and the houseguest stepped out. She said she had just taken the vehicle out to pick up some beer. When confronted with the fact that she was gone more than an hour, the woman remembered she had also stopped to visit a friend. A background check showed the woman had a suspended license. She was arrested and taken to the county jail.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A woman placed an order for $45.53 worth of food at a restaurant in the 6600 block of South U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie and waited at the bar for it, enjoying a glass of wine. When the order arrived, the woman grabbed the food and walked out the door. An employee followed her and told her to come back inside, but the woman said her boyfriend would come and pay the bill. She drove off in a Toyota Forerunner, which police determined was stolen. Two days later, the food thief was stopped by Fort Pierce police and arrested on unrelated charges. A deputy interviewed her at the county jail and charged her with defrauding an innkeeper.
PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE
A man in the 2100 block of Southeast Glen Ridge Drive set down his cellphone while doing some outside work with neighbors. When he went to retrieve it, the phone was gone. He asked his neighbors if anyone picked it up by mistake, but everyone denied any knowledge of the missing phone.
Three video game systems and three games were missing from a residence in the 1800 block of Southwest Gemini Lane. The victim told police that he shares the residence with four other people. The newest resident at the home was not present when police took the report, and he could not be reached by phone.
FORT PIERCE POLICE
A woman stuffed DVDs into her purse at a store in the 5100 block of Okeechobee Road, then left without paying for them. She was stopped by a loss prevention associate and escorted back inside. The DVDs, which included an eight-movie horror collection set, were valued at $79.92. The woman was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Two women circulated through several departments at a store in the 5100 block of Okeechobee Road, picking up random items and putting them in a purse and duffel bag. When they got to the self-checkout, the women placed the concealed items into shopping bags without scanning them first. A loss prevention associate who was watching the shoplifting spree unfold apprehended the pair. Value of the stolen items was $406.44. Both women were arrested on grand theft charges.
Compiled by Eddie Ritz and Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.