West Palm Beach Police
Theft: A man walked into a store in the 1300 block of North Dixie Highway, grabbed some boxes containing cologne and walked out without paying for them. The White Diamonds fragrance had a total value of $69. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Domestic battery: A family planning for a birthday party at their residence in the 2900 block of North Flagler Drive arranged for the father to take the mother to a hotel because she was highly intoxicated. The mother got wind of their plans and became irate. She scuffled with one of her children, pushing her so she tumbled down two sets of stairs. The teen’s father corroborated her story, telling police that his wife has been on a drinking binge and has become violent. The mother denied pushing her daughter. She was charged with domestic violence.
Drugs: A 30-year-old man with two active warrants was arrested in the area of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and Windsor Avenue. He was found with multiple small bags of cocaine and marijuana, along with tubes holding crack cocaine. He also had in his possession a stash of $5, $10 and $20 bills. It was determined he was selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.
Theft: A woman entered a store in the 2500 block of Okeechobee Boulevard, picked up some children’s sneakers from the front of the store, then left them on a shelf in the back before exiting. Next, a man walked into the store, grabbed some items and placed them on the same shelf in the back of the store, then left. The third member of the trio entered the store, walked to the back and picked up some of the items his companions left on the sheld. He exited without paying for Nike footwear valued at $195. The caper was caught on security video.
Criminal mischief: An officer went to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Malibu Bay Drive to investigate a domestic disturbance. A man there said he and his girlfriend of eight years, mother of his children, got into an argument over money matters. When he got out of the car to go into their residence, she locked the vehicle’s doors. This caused him to get angry, and he damaged the vehicle’s outside mirrors. He said his girlfriend drove off and claimed she tried to hit him with the car. The man expressed his remorse at his behavior, especially in front of his children, and said he would pay for the damages. The officer also spoke to the girlfriend, who was staying with a relative. Her story was essentially the same as her boyfriend’s. She decided not to press charges. A copy of the report was sent to the Department of Children and Families.
Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach
Trespassing: An intoxicated man loitering in front of a store in the 9900 block of Belvedere Road was given a trespass warning from the premises. A deputy drove him to an area homeless shelter. The man returned to the store 45 minutes later and was arrested.
Accidental shooting: A man was eating chicharrones in his pickup, parked in the 100 block of Cleary Road, when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a 22-caliber, single-shot rifle. He drove himself to an area hospital for treatment. The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the incident.
Sheriff’s Office, Lake Worth
Theft: A computer delivered to the front doorstep of a residence in the 1100 block of South K Street was stolen.
Suspicious incident: A woman was riding a bicycle in the 3500 block of Lake Osborne Drive when she encountered a car backing out of a driveway. The driver did not see her and had to slam on the brakes. After she passed, the car began backing out again, this time almost hitting and SUV. The woman continued her bike ride, when the car that almost struck her passed by. The driver swerved in what appeared to be an attempt to run her off the road. He then turned around, passed her again and shouted obscenities. The woman gave a deputy a description of the man driving the car.
Theft: A woman hired a local moving company to transport her belongings from the 300 block of Bennington Lane to her new residence in Boynton Beach. She left the movers unsupervised in her bedroom while she packed items in her kitchen. They took her bed and some of her belongings, which never made it to the new residence. Among items missing were five purses, one of which contained credit cards, Social Security card and driver’s license. The woman tried contacting the mover, but has not had a call back.
Theft: A 40-year-old man was arrested after he walked out of a store in the 1400 block of South Dixie Highway without paying for three cases of bnoeer. Police caught and arrested him just down the road. A background check showed the man had multiple prior theft convictions, lifting the beer theft to a felony charge. The man was found in possession of a crack pipe, garnering him another charge.
Trespassing: Police received a report of a man asking customers for money at a gas station in the 1400 block of Hypoluxo Road. An officer went to the scene and found a familiar face — a 44-year-old man he had given a trespass warning to a few says earlier. The man was arrested and given a notice to appear in court.
Theft: Two bicycles were stolen from the fenced back yard of a home in the 1200 block of West Broward Street. Together, the bikes were worth $800. They were chained to a post in the yard.
Criminal mischief: A man in the 800 block of West Atlanta Avenue met a man online through a dating app and arranged a get together. When the man got to his residence, he saw his date waiting in a car. Because the man was tired, he told his date he’d give him $20 for gas. The date became upset and struck the man’s vehicle, breaking the rear window. The man told police he believes the date was mad for not getting paid as an escort. In his defense, the man said he had no intention of paying for sex, but was only trying to meet someone. The date’s account on the dating app was closed, but police were able to establish his identity through Facebook. The matter continues under investigation.
Theft: A motorized bicycle was stolen from the back yard of a home in the 1000 block of West Central Boulevard.
Sheriff’s Office, Royal Palm Beach
Criminal mischief: Someone sprayed black and yellow paint on a water fountain at a park in the 100 block of Sweet Bay Lane.
Theft: A man had two tires put on his Dodge truck at a business in the 10100 block of Southern Boulevard. When handed the $275 bill for the tires, the man told the employee he would get his wallet out of his truck. The employee was distracted by a phone call, and when he looked up, the man and truck were gone.
Theft: A decal was removed from the license plate on a vehicle in the 300 block of piper Ridge.
Sheriff’s Office, Wellington
Theft: Someone removed the registration decal from a license plate on a vehicle in the 2100 block of Polo Gardens Drive.
Criminal mischief: A fence was damaged at a residence in the 13500 block of Callington Drive. Surveillance video showed three males pushing through the fence. One of the males was identified as being on probation and in violation of his curfew. He was arrested on multiple charges.
Sheriff’s Office, Greenacres
Theft: A license plate was removed from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Olive Tree Circle.
Suspicious incident: A man in the 200 block of perry avenue found damage to his vehicle which appeared to be from a bullet. He told a deputy that he heard several gunshots around 10 p.m. but didn’t investigate, as it was not unusual to hear random gunfire. Although dispatch did not receive any reports of gunfire from that area, the man’s neighbor told the deputy that he also heard shots fired around 10 p.m. No bullet or casing could be found in the vicinity.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.