North blotter: Man attacks girlfriend fleeing in car, gets run over and then arrested



Police went to the 400 block of Southeast Starfish Avenue to investigate a report of a man who was run over by a car. They found the 24-year-old lying on the ground with abrasions to his legs. His girlfriend, the driver of the vehicle that hit him, was also at the scene. She told police she and her boyfriend got into an argument in the driveway of her home. When she got into her var to leave, he attacked her, she said. He held on to her as she tried to drive off, then slipped under the car. The man was arrested, taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, then taken to the county jail.

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A woman left her car running and the door unlocked when she went inside a business in the 300 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. When she came out five minutes later, she discovered her purse and iPhone missing. Among the contents of her $350 Michael Kors purse were debit and charge cards, a checkbook, her driver’s license and keys. The woman told police she saw a “sketchy” vehicle parked near hers in the lot.

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While an officer was investigating a report of a missing adult in the 2200 block of Melaleuca Boulevard, the subject of the search approached him. The officer, while explaining the situation to the no-longer-missing man, caught a whiff of pot on him. The man denied being in possession of marijuana and consented to a search of his backpack. In the bag with the man’s diabetes supplies were four bags of pot, with a total weight of 101.9 grams. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.

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A laptop computer valued at $800 was stolen from the garage of a home in the 200 block of Northwest Archer Avenue.

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A woman went to the police station at 10500 N. Military Trail to report a theft. The woman said she had placed an order for products to be delivered to her residence. She said that the delivery company advised her that her goods had been delivered to her residence. When she arrived home, however, the goods had been stolen. She said they were worth $140.


A man driving a truck nearly struck an unmarked patrol car while driving along Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue. The truck had attempted to merge into the officer’s lane despite her blowing the horn. When she verbally yelled out of her open window at the truck, the driver of the truck said “sorry sweetie.” Noticing his slurred speech she had him pull over. When asked why he nearly struck her car he said it was a mistake. With red, glassy eyes and breath that smelled of alcohol, he was asked to take part in a roadside sobriety test. He agreed, did poorly and was arrested for DUI.



After arriving home at his residence in the 100 block of Sherwood Circle and finding his wife sitting on their front porch drinking, a man said he snapped. He admitted to pushing her out of her chair and striking her multiple times. He said he was pushed over the edge by her year-long unemployment and drinking. The wife sustained a laceration to her right arm and multiple bruises to her face. The man was arrested for domestic battery and transported to jail.


Walking into a medical center in the 1200 block of Old Dixie Highway for the second time in one evening, an intoxicated man demanded to be treated for a broken arm. Believing he was not being treated fast enough, the man, who smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, screamed “I’m (expletive) leaving.” A police officer who was at the hospital explained to him that he was free to go, but if he did he was not to return that night. The man turned to the officer and stated “(Expletive) you, I’m going to call my lawyer mother (expletive).” While unleashing his profanity-laced rant the man was also swinging his shirt above his head, causing a scene. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and, after being medically cleared, was taken to jail.


A man entered a store in the 6300 block of West Indiantown Road and selected a shopping cart. He then pushed the cart through the store and eventually loaded it with 100 energy drinks. Next he proceeded to push the cart out without paying for the drinks. The store’s manager approached the man outside and asked to see a receipt. The man said no. The manager then told the man to come back into the store. He said no again. He then proceeded to load the drinks into a car, that was driven by another man, and drive off. The drinks were worth over $230. The manager was able to give police a detailed description of the perpetrator, but did not get the vehicle’s license plate number.



After downing a pitcher of beer at an establishment in the 500 block of Northlake Boulevard, a man walked out on his tab. The manager followed him and confronted him over the unpaid bill. The man then pulled out a knife and threatened the manager over the $9 tab before driving away. Alerted to the situation and the vehicle the perpetrator was driving, police stopped him a short distance away. When asked if he had any weapons, the man claimed he had “three or four.” Police found only one knife and several prescription medications on the man. Despite having been threatened with a knife, the manager did not wish to prosecute for assault, but only for not paying the tab. The man was arrested for defrauding an innkeeper as well as drug possession.

A police officer on routine patrol became suspicious when he observed a vehicle pull out of the parking lot of a business in the 300 block of Northlake Boulevard at a high rate of speed. He followed the vehicle as it turned onto northbound U.S. 1 and eventually into a shopping center. Aware of a recent spike in shoplifting from the store where the car originated, the officer contacted an employee at the store. The employee said that a woman had just fled the store carrying a shopping bin filled with stolen merchandise. The woman in the car, who was quickly stuffing merchandise into white plastic bags, matched the description given to the officer by the store’s employee. The shopping bin was also located in the backseat of the car. The woman was arrested. Though the items she had stolen during the latest theft totaled just under $350, over $2,500 worth of additional store merchandise was recovered from the vehicle.



A bicycle was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 5100 block of Southeast Burning Tree Circle in Stuart. The KZR Mountain Bike was valued at $160.

Someone stole golf clubs valued at $2,700 from a storage room at a facility in the 3800 block of Northwest Royal Oak Drive in Jensen Beach. In their place, the thief let a set of old clubs.

While a loss prevention officer watched, a customer at a store in the 3200 block of Northwest Federal Highway in Jensen Beach stole a Michael Kors handbag valued at $298 and a $59 shirt. She was detained outside the store and the merchandise was recovered. The 43-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the county jail. She also was issued a trespass warning from the premises.



A deputy on patrol noticed a man riding a bike with no rear lights in the 2200 block of Avenue E in Fort Pierce at 1:05 a.m. He stopped the bicyclist, who said the batteries for his lights were running low. When asked if he had any illegal drugs or weapons in his possession, the man said no and consented to a search. The deputy found crack cocaine inside the man’s beanie hat. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

During a traffic stop on a speeding motorist in the 2300 block of North 21st Street in Fort Pierce, a deputy detected the smell of pot in the vehicle. A search turned up 5.7 grams of weed, and the motorist was arrested.

Deputies arrested a 28-year-old man in the 6100 block of Palm Drive in Fort Pierce after finding a loaded gun, several bags with cocaine residue and 79 grams of pot in his home. The background check showed the man was a felon. He was taken to the county jail.


A woman at a business in the 200 block of Northwest Peacock Boulevard in Port St. Lucie was arrested when she asked a customer, who was enjoying a massage, if he wanted a “happy” for $50 additional. She gestured to show him what she was offering, and the customer declined her services. The woman was arrested.



A woman in the 900 block of Avenue C told police that her boyfriend jumped on her and tried to choke her, uttering, “I’m gonna kill you.” He then punched her in the face, she said, and took off running when he saw she was bleeding. The woman had blood on her swollen face. The woman was treated by Fire Rescue personnel. The boyfriend was located and, while he denied touching the woman, he was arrested. He had boozy breath and bloodshot eyes. A background checked showed he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was taken to the county jail.


A man causing a disturbance at a store in the 500 block of North 13th Street was arrested. A background check showed he had an active warrant for his arrest. During a search, an officer found a crack pipe in the man’s pocket.


An officer went to the 100 block of Lakes End Drive to investigate a disturbance. A woman at the address said her boyfriend had been drinking and they got into an argument. The boyfriend became irate, grabbed a bat and began breaking things in the residence. The noise disturbed neighbors, who came to check on the woman. The woman asked the officer to have her boyfriend leave for the night, with a promise they’d discuss the matter the next day. He agreed to the request, but then came back to the residence after the officer left. He disturbed the citizenry again, and this time the 67-year-old man was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Compiled by Eddie Ritz and Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.

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