JULY 11 — Two men were arrested early last Wednesday morning on charges of robbery following an incident in the Crestwood Square shopping plaza. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim contacted the Royal Palm Beach substation after the robbery and said he attempted to sell his Nike Air Jordan sneakers to Andrew Harrison, 20, of Wellington, and Carl Alexander, 20, of Lake Worth. The victim said he met them in the plaza in a gray Saturn. According to the report, when the victim leaned into the car to show the men the sneakers, Harrison pressed the gas on the vehicle, while Alexander grabbed the shoebox and pulled it into the car. The victim said he tried to hold on but was punched by Alexander, forcing him to let go. According to the report, the victim was able to get the vehicle tag, and Harrison and Alexander were tracked down in Wellington. Both were arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Harrison was charged with robbery, while Alexander was charged with robbery with a weapon and battery.
JULY 11 — A juvenile was arrested last Wednesday evening on robbery charges after he took money from a victim who was attempting to purchase an iPad from him. According to a PBSO report, the victim contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach after a juvenile stole $200 from him. The victim said he had arranged to meet the juvenile to purchase an iPad from him. According to the report, the victim met the juvenile in the Village Shoppes plaza on State Road 7. The victim said that when he handed the juvenile the money, the juvenile snatched back the iPad and ran into the nearby Shoma Homes community. According to the report, the deputy was able to identify the juvenile, and the victim was able to ID him. The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, where he was charged with robbery.
JULY 12 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to the Crossroads Plaza on Royal Palm Beach Blvd. late last Thursday night regarding a robbery. According to a PBSO report, the victim said that at approximately 10:25 p.m., she was walking to her vehicle when an unknown man approached her and asked her for the time. The victim said she continued walking, but the suspect ran toward her and grabbed the black bag she was carrying before fleeing southbound on foot. According to the report, the victim also observed a second male suspect who had what appeared to be a white T-shirt wrapped around his face. She said she believed he was telling the other suspect what to do. Two nearby store employees witnessed the event, but deputies were unable to locate the suspects. The first suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, about 5’6” with a thin build and wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and a black hat. The second suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5’6” and wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts with a white T-shirt wrapped around his head. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
JULY 11 — A resident of 63rd Road North contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Wednesday afternoon regarding a burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim left her home at approximately 9:45 a.m., leaving her daughters at home. When the victim returned around 1 p.m., she discovered that three Toshiba laptop computers were missing. According to the report, the daughters said that they were asleep and did not hear anyone come in. They said they thought their mother had the computers, and that the front and back doors were open when they got up. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,020. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
JULY 12 — A Wellington man was arrested early last Thursday morning on drug charges following an incident near the intersection of Royal Fern and Birkdale drives. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was on bike patrol in the area at approximately 1:23 a.m. when he observed four individuals walking from the gazebo near Royal Fern Drive. The deputy approached them and detected an odor of marijuana. According to the report, the deputy made contact with the individuals and instructed them that he would have to pat them down. According to the report, 18-year-old Marshall King told the deputy that he had marijuana in his front left pocket. The deputy retrieved approximately 2.5 grams of marijuana. King was arrested and issued a notice to appear in court.
JULY 14 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach responded to a home in La Mancha last Saturday morning regarding a vehicle burglary. According to the report, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the victim heard a loud bang outside. The victim went outside and saw an unknown person in a black hooded sweatshirt running northbound on Prado Street. According to the report, the victim discovered that his driver’s-side window had been smashed and a radar detector had been removed from inside the vehicle. According to the report, PBSO helicopter and K-9 units attempted to track the suspect, but the trail ended on Las Palmas Street. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
JULY 15 — A resident of Madison Green called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Sunday to report a delayed residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim left the home at approximately 9 p.m. last Saturday and returned an hour later to find the sliding glass door ajar. The victim said he thought it was a mistake on his part but realized the next day that several items were missing from his home. According to the report, someone stole several pieces of jewelry, a designer handbag, crystal pieces and other miscellaneous items. The stolen items were valued at approximately $2,000. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
JULY 17 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a home in the Isles at Wellington on Tuesday morning regarding an act of vandalism. According to the report, sometime between 6 p.m. last Sunday and 11:30 a.m. the following morning, someone smashed the victim’s mailbox. The victim said that although his mailbox was still on its pole, it would not close properly. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
JULY 17 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington responded to the Wellington Aquatics Complex on Tuesday evening regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim is an employee of the village and said he had parked his vehicle in the parking lot at approximately 2:15 p.m. The victim heard an alarm going off in the parking lot at approximately 4:45 p.m. but did not know whose vehicle it was. According to the report, when the victim returned to his vehicle at approximately 5:40 p.m., he discovered that someone had entered it, opened the center console and removed his driver’s license, U.S. passport, bank card and $40 cash. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there was no further information available at the time of the report.