Central blotter: Neighbor claims he was ‘really drunk’ when he stole lawn mower tires


SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LOXAHATCHEE/ACREAGE

THEFT

When the tires were missing on a lawn mower belonging to a man in the 12600 block of 69th Street North, he told his neighbor’s girlfriend that he had surveillance cameras and was contacting law enforcement. The neighbor returned the tires saying, “I was really drunk.” The man decided not to press charges in the matter.

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A registration decal was removed from the license plate on a vehicle owned by a woman in the 13400 block of 71st Place North. A similar complaint was made by a woman in the 16900 block of West Cheltenham Drive.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE, GREENACRES

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

An employee of a convenience store in the 6200 block of Forest Hill Boulevard told a deputy that a man had been threatening customers with a knife. He said he chased the man off the premises, and he last saw him outside a nearby business. The deputy located the man, who admitted having a pocket knife. At the deputy’s request, he dropped the knife on the ground. The man said he was at the convenience store when someone threatened him. He said he took the knife from his pocket to defend himself. The alleged victims had left the convenience store, and there were no witnesses to the incident. The man was given a trespass warning from the premises. His knife was returned to him.

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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

A window was smashed on a vehicle in the 1800 block of Maplewood Drive. A woman who was watching the property for the out-of-town owner told a deputy she was unable to contact the victim. The vehicle appeared undisturbed inside. The deputy spoke to a lawn service company that was in the area during the time when the window was damaged, but the supervisor said his crew did not damage the vehicle. Damage was estimated at $250.

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WEST PALM BEACH POLICE

BUSINESS BURGLARY

Someone entered an outside bar at a business in the 200 block of South Rosemary Avenue and stole $308 worth of liquor from the locked bar area. Among items taken were liters of Grey Goose, Absolut, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels and Patrón.

HOME BURGLARY

A laptop computer was stolen from a residence in the 700 block of 38th Street.

Someone attempting to break into a home in the first block of Interlachen Circle smashed a rear glass door. It appeared that the burglar did not enter the residence.

An attempt to enter a detached garage in the 700 block of Kanuga Drive was unsuccessful. A window was broken in the effort.

Three laptop computers, video gaming systems and games, cash and jewelry were taken by an intruder in a residence in the 1000 block of Park Circle North. The front door was pried open. A witness saw the burglar’s vehicle backed up to the front door of the residence.

While two people were in their rooms, someone walked into their residence in the 2400 block of Village Boulevard and stole a TV valued at $3,000.

VEHICLE BURGLARY

A man dropped his vehicle off for service at a business in the 2900 block of Okeechobee Boulevard. When he picked his vehicle up the next day, his loaded Glock 9mm firearm was missing from the locked glove compartment.

ROBBERY

An intoxicated man with a cut on the side of his mouth told police he had been robbed in the area of Banyan and North Quadrille Boulevards. His description of the robber, who the man said punched him in the mouth, changed as he told police his story. He said the robber stole his cellphone and three credit cards, but claimed he chased the robber and retrieved his phone. The man walked away from officers to take a phone call and did not cooperate further in the investigation.

Police went to the 600 block of 52nd Street to investigate a reported robbery. The victim, who was intoxicated, said he was attacked by two or three men wearing masks. He said they grabbed his keys, a gold bracelet and $200. Although he claimed he was struck in the head and kicked in the back, there was no evidence of injuries caused by such an attack. The man, in retelling the story, added that one of the suspects held a gun to his head. He asked officers to help him get into his apartment. Officers stood by while he entered. It was not determined if a robbery actually took place.

AGGRAVATED BATTERY

A woman was injured in a fight over Facebook comments in the area of 15th Street and North Tamarind Avenue. The woman and the other combatant have a violent history together, police noted. The woman was treated for minor abrasions. There were no witnesses to the incident.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LAKE WORTH

THEFT

While a woman was at a church in the 1600 block of Lake Avenue preparing for a Sunday service, someone stole her unattended purse. The purse was on a chair not far from the front door, which was left open for area homeless people who are looking for a snack.

Someone stole two bicycles secured to a rack in the 3300 block of Lake Osborne Drive. The heavy-duty chain was cut by the bike thief. The bikes were valued at $800 each.

While parked at a store in the 1400 block of Lucerne Avenue, a motorist realized his license plate was missing. He was unsure if it had been stolen in the parking lot or at his residence.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

A woman parked her vehicle in the 100 block of South Lakeside Drive, then walked to the downtown area. When she returned, she found her back window smashed. Nothing was missing from inside the car.

LANTANA POLICE

VEHICLE BURGLARY

A laptop computer was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 1200 block of West Broward Street.

An iPod Touch and two Smith & Wesson tactical knives were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway at a residence in the 900 block of North Eighth Street.

An officer on patrol found a backpack in a swale area in the 800 block of West Garnett Street. Contents included a laptop computer and a student ID. The officer was able to track down the owner of the backpack, who was out of town. He told the officer that the computer had been in his wife’s vehicle. The officer checked the vehicle, found it unlocked and secured it. The following day the man claimed his backpack. His wife did not want to pursue further investigation.

A wallet containing $5 and a driver’s license was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of South 12th Street.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked at a restaurant in the 600 block of North Ridge Road and stole the owner’s 2017 income tax paperwork, which was under the driver’s seat.

A burglar took advantage of windows left open on a vehicle in the 1200 block of Hypoluxo Road. The owner returned to find his vehicle rummaged through and his wallet missing. Contents included a bank card, Social Security card and driver’s license.

Loose change was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the garage of a home in the 1200 block of South Lake Drive. The garage door was left open, the victim told police.

ANIMAL BITE

A woman was at a park in the 1200 block of West Drew Street with her dog when it was attacked by another dog, a yellow Lab/pit bull mix. In trying to break up the fight, the woman was bitten by the attacking dog. She told police the owner of the other dog ran off with his pet, yelling, “I’m sorry.” She said she believes the owner of the aggressive dog drives a Toyota sedan. The woman showed police a 6-inch laceration on her right forearm, caused by the attacking dog. She refused medical treatment. A report was sent to Animal Care and Control.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ROYAL PALM BEACH

THEFT

A woman set her iPad down on a toilet paper dispenser in a restroom of a store in the 9900 block of Belvedere Road. She walked out without her iPad, soon realized she had forgotten it and returned to retrieve it. The iPad was gone. The woman checked with the customer service desk and was told no one had turned in the device. Surveillance video at the store will be checked to see if the incident was captured.

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT

A man in the 100 block of Galiano Street reported receiving a half-dozen phone calls from unknown numbers. He told a deputy that one of the callers mentioned being a suicide bomber.

TRESPASSING

The manager of a store in the 11000 block of Southern Boulevard asked that a customer be cited for trespassing. He said she was a suspect in a previous shoplifting. A deputy informed the woman she was trespassing, and she left without incident.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a juvenile on a bicycle trespassing on a golf course in the 2000 block of Crestwood Boulevard North. The youth, who was shouting obscenities at golfers, was gone when a deputy arrived at the scene. The deputy advised the complainant to call back if he sees the miscreant again, so the youngster can be given a trespass warning.

JUVENILE TROUBLE

A woman in the 10600 block of Fascination Lane called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her teenage son refused to come home. When he was caught skipping school, she disconnected his cellphone, she said. Her son was unhappy with rules being imposed on him, as he felt he was not being treated as an adult. A deputy checked with the school police and confirmed that the woman’s son was in class that day.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WELLINGTON

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Someone keyed a vehicle and broke the driver’s-side mirror in the 10300 block of Forest Hill Boulevard.

A woman in the 13900 block of Folkestone Circle found dents on the roof of her vehicle. She provided a deputy with the names of two juveniles who were possible suspects. The deputy interviewed both youngsters, who denied involvement. One of the juveniles said he saw some kids sitting on the roof of the vehicle, but he could not provide information on them.

THEFT

A woman in the 1900 block of South Club Drive reported items missing from her residence, possibly taken by health-care workers. She said she would have her son review footage from two security cameras in the home.

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




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