DEC. 27 — A resident of the Archstone community called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach last Thursday afternoon to report an assault. According to a PBSO report, last Wednesday at approximately 2:30 p.m., the victim saw two young girls feeding ducks behind her home and went outside to check on them. The victim said the girls were accompanied by an older man in his 60s who did not speak English. According to the report, when the victim attempted to return to her home, the man followed her, pushed her up against the wall and began kissing her on the mouth. The victim said she ran up the stairs to her home and locked the door, but the man followed and began knocking on her door and continued for the next two hours. The man was described as approximately 5’8” and 170 lbs. with dark gray hair, wearing a button-down shirt and tan slacks. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
DEC. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a restaurant on South Shore Blvd. last Monday regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 and 3 a.m. the following morning, someone shattered the rear driver’s-side window of the victim’s vehicle and stole two wallets containing bank cards, as well as two iPhones valued at $200 each. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
DEC. 25 — A resident of Sugar Pond Manor called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Tuesday afternoon to report an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 p.m. last Monday and noon the following day, someone punctured the sidewalls of all four tires on the victim’s Chevy Impala, which was parked outside his home on Goldenrod Road. The victim said he did not have any issues with anyone and did not know who could have done it. The damaged tires were valued at approximately $1,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
DEC. 26 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested early last Wednesday morning on charges of resisting arrest following a traffic stop in La Mancha. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was on patrol at approximately 12:20 a.m. According to the report, he observed a white SUV driven by 45-year-old Troy Mitchell run a red light traveling northbound on Ponce De Leon Street, across Okeechobee Blvd. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, but Mitchell continued to drive on Ponce de Leon Street, even when the deputy flashed his lights and turned on the spotlight. According to the report, Mitchell turned onto Santiago Street and pulled into his driveway, opening the garage door and attempting to pull his vehicle into the garage. The deputy gave Mitchell orders to exit his vehicle. According to the report, a second deputy arrived on scene and extracted Mitchell from the vehicle. However, Mitchell resisted the deputies’ attempts to place him in handcuffs. According to the report, the deputy used a Taser gun on Mitchell and was able to place him under arrest. Mitchell was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with resisting arrest and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
DEC. 26 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to the Calypso Bay water park last Wednesday morning regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m. someone entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle, parked in the parking lot, and removed a wallet containing the victim’s driver’s license, resident card, credit cards and bank cards. According to the report, the victim contacted the credit card companies and discovered that one of the cards was used at a gas station for $54, but it was unknown at which location the card was used. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
DEC. 26 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to the Goodwill store on Belvedere Road last Wednesday morning regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim parked his car on the north side of the building at approximately 11:43 a.m. When he returned to his vehicle approximately seven minutes later, he found that someone had smashed out his front driver’s-side window and stolen a purse containing his wife’s driver’s license, several credit cards and bank cards, and $20 cash. The stolen purse was valued at approximately $25. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
DEC. 26 — A resident of La Mancha contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, between October and December, the victim received three credit cards and a bill from JCPenney in the mail that she had no knowledge of. The victim said she already has a JCPenney card, which was not the one that was billed. According to the report, the victim contacted the company and was told the purchases were made online. The victim said she does not own a computer and did not purchase anything online. According to the report, the company agreed to close the credit cards and waived the $307.09 bill. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
DEC. 27 — An Acreage man was arrested early last Thursday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop on Civic Center Way in Royal Palm Beach. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was on patrol when he observed a Ford SUV stop at the light at the corner of Okeechobee and Royal Palm Beach boulevards. According to the report, the driver, later identified as 18-year-old John Beall, was not wearing a seatbelt. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Beall and asked him to exit the vehicle. According to the report, a second deputy, who was assisting in the stop, smelled marijuana coming from Beall. During a search of Beall, the deputy found marijuana residue inside his left jacket pocket. According to the report, the first deputy went inside a business on Civic Center Way, leaving Beall with the second deputy. The second deputy said that Beall was unruly and tried to intimidate him, causing the deputy to perform a leg sweep to take Beall to the ground. According to the report, Beall grabbed the deputy’s leg and squeezed it. Beall was arrested and taken to the county jail, where he was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams and resisting an officer without violence.