MAY 26 — A Wellington man was arrested last Saturday afternoon on charges of assault following an incident in the Wellington Town Square shopping plaza. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Javier Moreno-Zolla followed several girls as they walked through the plaza. According to the report, he called to them and tried to get them to meet him. A witness told the girls to come into his store and call their parents. According to the report, Moreno-Zolla left the plaza but later returned and confronted the subjects. According to the report, when Moreno-Zolla got too close, the witness detained him until the PBSO arrived. Moreno-Zolla was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with assault.
MAY 21 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a barn on Pierson Road last Monday evening regarding a vehicle theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20 and the following evening, someone removed a KTM motorcycle and fled in an unknown direction. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 24 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach responded to the Bob Marcello Baseball Complex at Willows Park last Thursday evening regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim said she placed her purse behind the passenger seat at approximately 7 p.m. and went into the park. When she returned from baseball practice, she discovered that her rear passenger window had been smashed out by an unknown object and her purse had been taken. The stolen items were valued at approximately $204. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 24 — A resident of Elysium Drive called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Thursday afternoon to report a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:36 p.m., someone smashed the rear sliding glass door and entered the victim’s home. The victim’s daughter said she was asleep with her boyfriend at the time. According to the report, the perpetrator(s) ransacked the master bedroom and stole a jewelry box with several pieces of jewelry, an iPad and an iPod. The stolen items were valued at approximately $7,850. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
MAY 25 —A resident of 52nd Court North contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last weekend to report two acts of vandalism. According to separate PBSO reports, the victim discovered that someone had damaged his water pipes. According to one PBSO report, sometime between 4 a.m. and 5 p.m. last Friday someone broke the victim’s water pipe, which leads from a reservoir to the pump. The victim said that it appeared to be kicked in and bent. According to the report, the victim has a fence around the area, in addition to a “no trespassing” sign. The perpetrator(s) caused approximately $700 in damage. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. According to a second PBSO report, the victim discovered last Saturday that someone had damaged a one-inch plastic water pipe connector. According to the report, sometime between 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., someone pulled the water pipe from the water pump connection, causing approximately $300 in damage. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 26 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to the Village Shoppes plaza last Saturday afternoon regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m., someone smashed out the front passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and stole a small vinyl lunchbox with several spices inside. The stolen items were valued at approximately $30. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 26 — A resident of the Fox Trail community called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Saturday afternoon to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim left her purse in her unlocked car outside her home at approximately 10:30 a.m. When she returned at approximately 2 p.m., she discovered that someone had removed her designer wallet from her purse, along with approximately $200 cash. Her purse was still sitting on the seat. The victim said that her lawn service person was on the property at the time. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
MAY 26 — Two West Palm Beach men were arrested last Saturday evening on charges of shoplifting from the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. According to a PBSO report, a loss prevention officer observed 46-year-old Darin Byrd select several items in two carts and leave them near the front of the store. The officer then observed 29-year-old Jimmy Jean-Pierre enter the store, walk to the carts and exit the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. A loss prevention officer stopped Jean-Pierre and recovered $1,057 in merchandise. Byrd was also stopped. Both men were arrested and taken to the county jail, where they were charged with retail theft.
MAY 27 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home in Royal Ascot Estates last Sunday evening regarding an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2 and 7 p.m., someone tore up a dirt driveway. The victim said it appeared a four-wheeler had done the damage.
MAY 29 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop on Birkdale Drive. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was on patrol and observed a beige Mercury traveling south on Birkdale Drive with illegal tint. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 32-year-old Rodney King. According to the report, the deputy could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered 12 oxycodone pills. King was arrested and taken to the county jail, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.