MAY 2 — A Wellington woman was attacked early last Wednesday morning at her home in Solara at Wellington after opening the door to an unknown woman. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim called the PBSO substation in Wellington to report the attack. According to the report, the victim arrived home from work at approximately midnight and was in her living room when she heard noises outside her front door that sounded like someone throwing up and knocking on doors. The victim said that someone then knocked on her door and she answered it. According to the report, an unknown female pushed past the victim into her home and began attacking her. The victim said that the woman pushed her onto the floor, hit her head against the floor and then bit her on her back, breaking the skin. According to the report, the victim managed to get away from the suspect and locked herself in the bathroom until she heard the woman leave her home. According to the report, the suspect was described as a young female, approximately 5’2” and 140 lbs., wearing a white tank top and pink sweatpants with her hair pulled up in a bun. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there was no further information at the time of the report.
MAY 1 — An employee of the JCPenney store in the Mall at Wellington Green was arrested last Tuesday on charges of theft after she was discovered stealing cash. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was dispatched to the mall last Tuesday afternoon when it was discovered that 35-year-old Ivette Navarrete of West Palm Beach had stolen from the store on multiple occasions over three months. According to the report, Navarrete stole $350 in cash. She was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she was charged with second-degree theft.
MAY 2 — A resident of La Mancha called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday morning to report a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim left her home on Barcelona Drive at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sometime between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m., someone smashed her rear sliding glass door and entered the home, stealing several iPhones, a white Macintosh laptop computer and a 32-inch television. According to the report, a neighbor said she had seen a suspicious blue truck in the area two days earlier and took a photo of the license plate. The neighbor also said she was outside doing yard work at approximately 10:30 a.m. and did not notice any people or vehicles in the area. The stolen items were valued at approximately $2,900. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
MAY 2 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to a home in Counterpoint Estates last Wednesday afternoon in response to a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, the substation received an alarm call at approximately 1:40 p.m. When the deputy arrived at the home, he observed that the northeast window had been smashed out with an unknown object. According to the report, the homeowner arrived and said that the only thing taken was a jewelry box containing several pieces of jewelry. According to the report, the deputy believed that the perpetrator(s) had only been in the home for several minutes because there were other expensive items that were not taken. The stolen jewelry was valued at approximately $2,300. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 3 — Two residents of The Acreage called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last week to report stolen garbage cans. According to separate PBSO reports, the victims reported that someone removed their garbage cans and trash from outside their home. According to one PBSO report, at approximately 9:48 p.m. last Thursday evening, a dark-colored vehicle traveling east on Citrus Grove Blvd. stopped in the victim’s driveway. According to the report, an unknown male passenger of the vehicle got out, took the victim’s garbage can, which was full of garbage, and put the can in the car. The vehicle then continued driving east on Citrus Grove Blvd. According to the report, the victim caught the incident on his security camera but does not know who the man is. The stolen garbage can was valued at approximately $30. There was no further information available at the time of the report. In a second PBSO report, a resident of 73rd Court called the Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday to report the theft of his garbage can. According to the report, sometime between 4 p.m. last Saturday and 9 a.m. the following morning, someone stole his 50-gallon garbage can, valued at approximately $25, from in front of his garage. The victim said he has surveillance cameras on his property, but they did not catch the incident. According to the report, this is the second time a garbage can of his had been stolen. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 5 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on Tangerine Blvd. last Saturday evening regarding an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between midnight last Wednesday and 7 p.m. last Saturday, someone shot paintballs at her home. According to the report, the victim noticed about 10 paintballs splattered on the south wall of her garage, as well as several dents in the decorative pillars on her house. The victim said she does not know if the paint will come off, but that the pillars would have to be replaced. The pillars were valued at approximately $300. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 7 — An Acreage man was arrested early Monday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop near the intersection of Victoria Groves Blvd. and Shoma Drive. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was on patrol when he observed a beige Buick Century traveling westbound on Victoria Groves Blvd. run the stop sign at Shoma Drive. According to the report, the deputy initiated a traffic stop, and when he exited the car, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s open windows. A second deputy observed plastic bags with suspected marijuana partially covered by a shirt on the front passenger seat. According to the report, the deputy made contact with the driver, 20-year-old Joseph Emiliani. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered four bags containing approximately 40 grams of marijuana, as well as $948 cash and a glass pipe with marijuana residue. Emiliani was arrested and taken to the county jail, where he was charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell and possession of drug equipment.
MAY 8 — A resident of the Bella Terra community contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Tuesday morning to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim was contacted by Sprint after it was discovered that on Sept. 11, 2011, someone opened an account using the victim’s Social Security number and date of birth. According to the report, Sprint discovered that the driver’s license on the account did not match the victim’s license. There were no suspects at the time of the report.