MARCH 2 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested early last Saturday morning on charges of drunken driving after he was found asleep behind the wheel. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy from the Royal Palm substation was on patrol when he observed a beige Honda Accord stopped on the westbound exit ramp at Southern Blvd. and State Road 7. According to the report, the deputy watched as the vehicle remained stationary through three green lights, with its brake lights illuminated. The deputy approached the vehicle and observed the driver, 19-year-old Alec Jackson, unconscious in the driver’s seat. According to the report, the vehicle was still running and in drive. The deputy knocked on the window several times and when Jackson woke up, he appeared disoriented. According to the report, Jackson grabbed a clear cup containing an unknown clear liquid and began to drink it while keeping it out of the deputy’s reach. The deputy said that when he recovered the cup, it smelled strongly of alcohol. A search of the vehicle found a black backpack in the trunk of Jackson’s vehicle with 18 individually packed balls of marijuana and a bottle of vodka. Jackson was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where he was charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of alcohol by someone under 21 years old and tampering with evidence.
FEB. 28 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested on shoplifting charges last Thursday evening after he was caught stealing from the WalMart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the store after a loss prevention officer observed 19-year-old Gladimy Louis enter the electronics section of the store and select several video games. Louis walked around the store with the game in his hands, but the officer later noticed Louis carrying the games in a plastic bag and entering the bicycle department. According to the report, Louis selected a black bicycle, set the games on top of the handlebars and proceeded to push the bicycle out of the store without attempting to pay for the items. The loss prevention officer stopped him and recovered 16 video games along with the bicycle. The stolen items were valued at $608.36. Louis was arrested and taken to the county jail where he was charged with grand theft.
MARCH 1 — A Boynton Beach woman was arrested early last Friday morning on charges of drunken driving following a traffic stop near the intersection of Lamstein Lane and Southern Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was on patrol when he observed a silver car driving the wrong way out of a shopping plaza, not coming to a complete stop before entering the roadway. According to the report, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 30-year-old Jennifer Castillo. According to the report, the deputy observed that Castillo’s movements were slow and she had trouble finding her driver’s license. The deputy also smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and observed a bottle of vodka sitting on the front passenger seat. According to the report, the deputy asked Castillo to step away from the vehicle, and then asked her to perform roadside tasks. When he asked Castillo to sit on the curb while he moved his vehicle, she became angry with him and refused to comply. According to the report, he asked her again to do the roadside tasks and she refused. The deputy arrested Castillo and took her to the county jail where she refused to submit to breath tests. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
MARCH 1 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on F Road last Friday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to the report, the victim parked his Ford F250 truck outside his home under a canopy. Sometime between 7 and 10:30 p.m. last Thursday, someone removed the truck from the property. According to the report, the victim said he left the keys in the truck. The victim said it could have been taken by a former employee, but there was no further information available at the time of the report.
MARCH 3 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to Orange Blvd. last Sunday morning regarding a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, the victim was driving westbound on Orange Blvd. at approximately 11:45 a.m. when an unknown white truck threw a beer bottle out of its window. The victim said that the bottle struck his driver’s side window and cracked the glass. According to the report, when the victim attempted to roll the window down so he could get the truck’s information, the glass shattered inward. The victim said the truck kept traveling at a high rate of speed and he was unable to get a license plate. There was approximately $300 in damage. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MARCH 4 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation responded to a home on 61st Place North on Monday regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between Friday, Feb. 8 and last Wednesday, someone entered the empty property and ripped out the breaker box and the copper wiring in the attic. The complainant said she did not see any sign of forced entry, but did not know when the theft occurred. The stolen items were valued at approximately $5,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MARCH 4 — A resident of 93rd Road North called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday morning to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim filed her taxes in October of last year and had not yet received her return. The victim said she contacted the Internal Revenue Service last Friday and was told a refund was issued in her name. According to the report, the IRS later told her that she had been a victim of identity theft. There was no additional information available at the time of the report.
MARCH 5 — An employee of the T-Mobile store on State Road 7 called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 4:25 p.m. three women entered the store and removed three Samsung Galaxy phones from a locked display case. The suspects then fled the store. A witness reported seeing the suspects enter a gray four-door BMW that was parked in front of the store. A pair of needle nose pliers was found at the scene, and the deputy was able to take prints from it. The stolen phones were valued at approximately $1,900. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
MARCH 5 — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday evening on theft charges following an incident at the Marshalls store on Southern Blvd. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was dispatched to the store after a loss prevention officer discovered that an employee was stealing. According to the report, the juvenile employee, who worked as a cashier, had two incidents where money was missing from her drawer. The loss prevention officer reviewed security footage and observed the juvenile remove three $100 bills and one $20 bill from the cash register and place them in her pocket. The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.