MARCH 30 — A resident of Counterpoint Estates called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach late last Friday night regarding an attempted armed burglary. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 10:13 p.m., the victim was sitting in her garage with the door open when an unknown black male, wearing all black and a ski mask, entered the garage with a gun. According to the report, two more unknown men in ski masks entered the garage. The first suspect approached the victim and said something to her that she didn’t understand. According to the report, the victim yelled and ran into her house, locking the door. She told her husband what had happened, and he called the PBSO. Deputies arrived on scene, but the suspects had already left. A search by K9 units led deputies to the power lines near Bobwhite Road and Sandpiper Avenue, but there was no further information at the time of the report.
MARCH 30 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach responded to the Steak ’N Shake on State Road 7 last Friday evening regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim parked his vehicle outside the restaurant at approximately 10:30 p.m. last Thursday. When he returned to his vehicle last Friday at approximately 7:30 a.m., he discovered that someone had removed his JL Audio amplifier and three speakers, as well as his Clarion CD player. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,400. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 1 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a home in Equestrian Club Estates last Sunday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim was staying at the home after prom activities with several other students. The victim said she plugged her white iPhone 4S into a charger at approximately 12 a.m. Sunday morning. When she returned about nine hours later, she discovered it missing. The victim said that the other students in the home were her friends, so she doesn’t know who would have taken it. The phone was valued at approximately $800.
APRIL 2 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to a gas station on Southern Blvd. early Monday morning regarding a business burglary. According to a PBSO report, the deputy arrived to find an unoccupied Ford F250 crashed into the front glass doors of the gas station. Video surveillance footage showed that at approximately 2:39 a.m., two F250s were in the parking lot, occupied by unknown masked men. The first suspect rammed the truck into the glass doors, while the second truck backed up to the building. According to the report, three suspects entered the building and removed a safe, got into the second vehicle and fled the area. The business owner believed the safe contained approximately $10,000. It was also discovered that the suspects stole the truck from a car dealership on Southern Blvd. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 2 — An employee of a gas station on Belvedere Road contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach early Monday to report a burglary. According to a PBSO report, the employee went to work at approximately 4:20 a.m. Monday morning to discover that the cashier door window was broken. Video surveillance footage showed that at approximately 2:50 a.m., an unknown black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white gloves and white shoes threw a paver through the window, breaking it. He then reached through the window and stole four scratch-off tickets valued at approximately $40. There was no further information at the time of the report.
APRIL 3 — A West Palm Beach man was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of theft following a traffic stop on Okeechobee Blvd. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation pulled over 22-year-old Jonathan Carranza Vargas for driving with a suspended license. During a search of his vehicle prior to tow, the deputy discovered numerous credit cards, gift cards, cash, drivers’ licenses and a woman’s wallet. The victim was notified of her belongings, which were taken while she was in Target, where Vargas is an employee. According to the report, the deputy recovered the victim’s purse from the Target dumpster. Vargas was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with theft, tampering with evidence, dealing in stolen property and credit card theft.
APRIL 3 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on 162nd Drive North Tuesday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim said that 500 feet of copper wire, valued at approximately $1,000, was missing from the property. Additionally, the victim said that the perpetrator(s) damaged an outlet and two circuit breakers, the front fence, the sprinkler system and the tree farm. The damage was valued at approximately $3,950. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.