After throwing her shoes at the stage and becoming hostile with other patrons, an intoxicated woman was asked to leave an establishment in the 1100 block of Love Street. The woman initially refused, but eventually made her way to the parking lot where she began kicking and screaming at a vehicle. When police approached her and asked her name she refused to provide it and yelled “I know my rights, take me to jail then.” After discovering the woman was kicking and screaming at her own car, police attempted to speak with her again. She responded with more screaming and expletives. She was arrested for disorderly intoxication and issued a one-year trespass warning for the area.
Two vehicles parked outside a residence in the 18600 block of Still Lake Drive were illegally entered. The owner of one of the vehicles realized something was wrong when he pushed the start button on the car and nothing happened. The man, who said he leaves the key inside the car, then realized the key was missing and that the door’s lock had been punched. The car’s security system would not allow the vehicle to start once the door lock had been damaged. The perpetrator stole the key. Despite being ransacked, nothing was taken from the other vehicle. A search for fingerprints yielded negative results.
BATTERY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT:
A waitress was grabbed by the face and arms after asking an intoxicated patron to leave a restaurant in the 6700 block of West Indiantown Road. The waitress responded by pushing the patron out of the eatery and locking the door. The manager told police the woman had been asked to leave and wanted her to be issued an indefinite trespass warning. As officers attempted to speak to the woman she was uncooperative, dancing and flailing her arms around. Still being disruptive and cursing, the woman was arrested for disorderly intoxication. Not content with just that charge, the woman resisted being placed in handcuffs and eventually managed to kick one of the officers in the groin and grab hold of another’s genitals. She was charged with battery on law enforcement and after being medically cleared was taken to jail.
PALM BEACH GARDENS
Two workers got into an argument at a job site in the 10300 block of Ironwood Drive. As the verbal dispute escalated one of the men approached his adversary, who was standing in the doorway of his work truck. The man’s approach picked up speed and he slammed the truck door into his opponent. The victim then put up his arm to keep the attacking worker at a distance. The distance, however, wasn’t quite far enough and he was kicked, according to a witness, “in the nuts.” Police later made contact with the attacker and he admitted to the assault. He was charged with battery and issued a notice to appear.
A woman entered a store in the 3000 block of Northlake Boulevard and after she walked around for a while the manager noticed her throw something to the ground. He walked over to check and saw that she had removed a hair-care product from its packaging and left the packaging in the isle. He followed her as she exited the store, got into a waiting car and sped off. The product was worth $8. He was able to give police a description of the woman, the car and tell them which direction it traveled.
Noticing a running vehicle, with no lights on and two people inside parked at a parking garage in the 4200 block of Professional Center Drive, police stopped to investigate. Upon making contact with the two individuals, an officer immediately noticed the smell of burned marijuana. After the officer had the couple exit the car and informed the man that he would be searching his vehicle, the man said he would find “about 40 grams” of marijuana in the center console. Police found two plastic baggies with marijuana. The man was arrested for drug possession and later transported to jail.
While leaving her place of work in the 2300 block of PGA Boulevard, a woman was punched in the face. The woman told police that a man had approached her and was upset about the parking situation at the eatery. She said she explained to him that she had nothing to do with the way the lot was set up. She said he then punched her and she shoved him back. The man then retreated to his vehicle and left the area. The woman did not wish to press charges.
NORTH PALM BEACH
Upset over being fired from a sandwich shop in the 400 block of U.S. 1, the former employee called someone and said she needed to be picked up immediately before she “slapped all three of them.” A still-employed worker confronted the woman and asked “who are you going to slap?” The former employee then threw a green folder at the woman and struck her in the chest. She also pushed a stack of sandwich holders at her. After reviewing surveillance footage, which showed the entire incident, the fired employee was arrested. She then spontaneously uttered “yeah, I threw the folder at her, but that ain’t no charge.”
The front passenger window of a man’s truck was broken while parked outside a residence in the 900 block of Lighthouse Drive. The perpetrator managed to steal several tools and a light worth $100. The damage to the window was estimated at $200.
MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The regional manager of a business in the 3500 block of Southeast Federal Highway in Stuart reported that an employee stole money from a cash register. Deputies spoke to the employee, who said she took $50 because she needed to pay her bills. The teen was arrested and given a notice to appear in court. She also was given a trespass warning from the premises.
When a man in the 900 block of South Kanner Highway in Stuart received a notice from his HOA that his vehicle’s tag had expired, he realized that someone had stolen his registration decal. He told a deputy he had not noticed his decal since he put it on his tag in early 2017.
A Palm City man reported the theft of a semi-automatic handgun and magazine with six rounds. He said he has two residences in the city, an apartment in the 3700 block of Southwest Coquina Cove and a home in the 100 block of Southwest Hatteras Court. He believed the gun was stolen from his apartment, but searched both his apartment and home for it. The man said his girlfriend visits him, but refused to provide her name.
A woman in the 2500 block of South Kanner Highway in Stuart reported receiving numerous calls from a scammer using three different numbers. She said the man told her she had won $2.3 million. She told a deputy it was possible she gave the man her credit card information, as a fraudulent charge of $200 had been declined by her bank. She was advised to stop communicating with the caller and to try to have his numbers blocked.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A deputy running radar determined that a motorist was traveling 94 mph in a posted 45 mph zone in the 4200 block of South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce. He stopped the vehicle and detected the smells of alcohol and pot. The driver, who had watery eyes and slurred speech, agreed to participate in field sobriety tests and, after a poor performance, was arrested. An inventory of his vehicle turned up a glass pipe and some pot. He was taken to the county jail.
As a deputy was signaling for a motorist to stop in the 500 block of 22nd Street in Fort Pierce, he saw the driver throw a can of beer out the passenger window. The deputy had the driver and his passenger step out of the vehicle, so he could search it. The deputy found several empty cans of beer, a small amount of pot and two pieces of crack cocaine. The driver, who had a suspended license, was arrested and taken to the county jail.
A deputy stopped a bicyclist in the area of Avenue G and North 10th Street in Fort Pierce after observing that his bike did not have lights. When asked if he was in possession of any weapons, the 21-year-old man said he was not. A pat-down by the deputy located a Glock 9mm pistol in the man’s right front pocket. The pistol had a round in the chamber. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.
PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE
A Port St. Lucie man went to the police station and turned over three boxes of merchandise he said he believed were part of a scam. He said he took a job online, and his employer directed him to inventory shipments sent to his home, then mail them to other locations. An officer was unable to determine if fraud was involved, but placed the packages in evidence.
As a loss prevention officer watched, a man and a woman selected a $207.55 air purifier at a store in the 10800 block of South U.S. 1, then took it to the service desk for a refund. The pair were given a gift card, but they were detained as they walked out the door. The woman said she needed money for food and gas. Police arrested the two and gave them notices to appear in court.
A youngster left his cellphone on the gym floor while he played basketball with friends in the 700 block of Southwest Darwin Boulevard. Someone stole the iPhone, valued at $600.
During a traffic stop on a truck with no back lights in the 1700 block of Southeast Lennard Road, police spotted a glass container of pot in the back seat. The pot weighed 42 grams, and the driver was arrested. An inventory of the vehicle prior to towing turned up a second jar of marijuana weighing 37.5 grams. The driver was taken to the county jail.
FORT PIERCE POLICE
A man in the 7700 block of Sebastian Road told police that he and his 32-year-old nephew were involved in an argument that got physical. The nephew ran out of the room and returned with a handgun, which he pointed at his uncle. The uncle ran out of the house and called 911. Another family member corroborated the story. Police spoke to the nephew, who denied having a gun and pointing it at his uncle. The nephew, a felon, was arrested and taken to the county jail.