JULY 23 — A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched Monday afternoon to a home on Morgate Circle regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, a witness reported the incident after observing the burglars. The witness told deputies that at approximately 11:55 a.m., an unknown black male came to his door and handed him a Shell rewards card when he answered. According to the report, the suspect said he was a Shell representative, but had no uniform or company car. The witness observed him get into a gray Volkswagen and leave. According to the report, the witness then observed the vehicle stop at another house, and a second black male loaded something into the vehicle. According to the report, when the suspects saw him watching them, they drove in reverse at a high rate of speed along Morgate Circle. The witness followed them as they headed southbound on Crestwood Blvd. but could not keep up. According to the report, the residents of the burglarized home were contacted, and the victim said the suspects stole an Xbox 360 game console valued at $360. She said she believed her side door had been left unlocked. The witness was able to provide license plate numbers, but there were no suspects at the time of the report.
JULY 12 — A resident of Folkstone Circle called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Thursday, July 12 regarding an act of vandalism. According to the PBSO report, at approximately 2:15 a.m., an acquaintance of the victim came to the house and tried to get in. When he could not, he began kicking the victim’s vehicle, causing approximately $1,250 in damage. The victim said she heard the kicking but did not see the suspect do it. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
JULY 15 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation responded to a home in the Osprey Isles community Sunday, July 15 regarding an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. the following morning, someone punctured the left front tire of the victim’s truck. The victim said he discovered his tire was flat and tried to inflate it when he discovered the puncture. According to the report, the victim said he has had disagreements with a neighbor over his vehicles in the past. There was no further information at the time of the report.
JULY 19 — A resident of 61st Street North contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Thursday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. the following morning, someone removed the victim’s homemade trailer from his driveway. The victim said he had four boxes of numerous baseball cards, as well as a toolbox filled with tools in the trailer. The stolen items were valued at approximately $42,500. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
JULY 19 — A Wellington woman was arrested last Thursday afternoon on shoplifting charges after she was caught taking items from the Macy’s department store in the Mall at Wellington Green. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was dispatched to the mall at approximately 4:15 p.m. after 40-year-old Ana Guzman was stopped by a loss prevention officer. According to the report, Guzman was seen selecting miscellaneous clothing and jewelry in the store. She then passed all points of sale and proceeded to the exit, where a loss prevention officer stopped her. The stolen items, valued at $368, were recovered. Guzman was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she was charged with grand theft.
JULY 20 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on Citrus Grove Blvd. last Friday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., someone took the victim’s mailbox and post from in front of her home. According to the report, the victim said she had an unusual visit from an unknown male who said he came to collect $50 that her son owed him for a cellular phone he sold. After that incident, the victim’s husband noticed the mailbox was missing. The stolen items were valued at approximately $60. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
JULY 20 — A Royal Palm Beach juvenile was arrested last Saturday on burglary charges after his mother noticed some suspicious property in her son’s room. According to the report, the juvenile’s mother contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Friday when she discovered several items not belonging to her son. According to the report, the items matched those stolen in six recent burglaries. The victims of the burglaries were brought in to identify their belongings. Deputies were able to obtain information about a second juvenile accomplice who was also involved in the burglaries. Both juveniles were arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, where they were charged with burglary and theft.
JULY 21 — A resident of Sparrow Drive contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Saturday regarding an attempted vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the victim observed an unknown black male at Veterans Park looking at a bicycle. He then observed an unknown white male walking quickly toward the bicycle. According to the report, the black male got into an older four-door Honda driven by a second black male. The victim said he spoke to the white male who owned the bicycle, and the man told him that the same black male had been trying to open the victim’s vehicle, which was parked near the gazebo in the park. According to the report, the victim told the deputy that he had observed the suspect throw a white paper bag away in the garbage, which was retrieved for prints. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
JULY 21 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road last Saturday evening regarding a shoplifter. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 5:47 p.m., a loss prevention officer observed 20-year-old Bridget Britt enter the McDonald’s restaurant with a shopping cart containing several items she had selected in the store. According to the report, Britt exited the restaurant at approximately 6:31 p.m. and continued to push the shopping cart past all points of sale and head toward the exit without paying for the items. The loss prevention officer stopped Britt and recovered the items, which totaled $94.94. Britt was arrested and issued a notice to appear in court.
JULY 23 — A Lake Worth man was arrested Monday for shoplifting from a liquor store on Southern Blvd. According to a PBSO report, an employee contacted the Royal Palm Beach substation after two Hispanic men stole several cigars from the store. According to the report, the employee said that at approximately 3:30 p.m., the men asked for access to where the cigars are kept. The employee said that one of the men, later identified as 42-year-old Carlos Vento, proceeded to take seven cigars valued at $41.93 and exit the store, passing all points of sale. Vento got in a 2009 white Ford truck and fled the area, but the employee was able to get the tag number. The deputies were able to track down Vento, and he was arrested and issued a notice to appear in court on charges of shoplifting.