APRIL 20 — A Pompano Beach man was arrested last Saturday morning on charges of burglary and criminal mischief following an incident at the Publix Supermarket on Royal Palm Beach Blvd. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the store at approximately 3:45 a.m. after a witness saw 20-year-old Raymundo Alcocer ramming a shopping cart into the south entrance glass door. A deputy arrived on scene and observed that the glass door had been shattered, and Alcocer was walking around the store appearing to be shopping. According to the report, after a short time, Alcocer returned to the front of the store where the deputy stopped him and ordered him to drop a package of Oreo cookies and beef franks, which he was attempting to take from the store. The items, valued at $7.29, were recovered, and Alcocer was arrested. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where he was charged with burglary to an unoccupied structure, property damage and petty theft.
APRIL 12 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to the Equestrian Village site Friday, April 12 regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 1:30 and 2 p.m., someone entered the victim’s unlocked truck and stole two purses containing $300 cash, a cell phone and a pair of glasses. The stolen items were valued at approximately $750. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 12 — A resident of the Lake Point community called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Friday, April 12 to report a burglary in progress. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the victim heard a noise upstairs and went to investigate, finding a large ladder on the side of her bathroom window. The victim then heard a noise outside on the side of the house, and walked outside and across the street where she noticed an unknown white male suspended above the screened-in area of her front porch. According to the report, the suspect jumped off the overhang and ran between houses, and the victim ran to her neighbor’s home to call the police. According to the report, deputies arrived on scene with a K-9 unit and canvassed the neighborhood, but were unable to find the suspect. The suspect was described as a white male with a medium build and dark brown hair, wearing a light-colored paint-splattered shirt and khaki shorts. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 15 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a home on Folkstone Circle last Monday morning regarding a home burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim left her home at approximately 8:30 a.m. and returned two hours later to find that her puppy, which had been left in the home, was wet and covered in mud. The victim said she noticed that the deadbolt on her patio door was unlocked, but the bottom had been locked. According to the report, the victim said this was unusual, and that she does not lock the bottom lock because a key broke off inside it. The victim said someone stole a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer valued at approximately $800. According to the report, the deputy believed someone entered the home using a key and that a nearby unit was burglarized the same way. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 15 — A Palm Beach Gardens resident contacted the PBSO substation in Wellington last Monday to report a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim was at a restaurant on South Shore Blvd. last Monday and sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., someone stole a designer bag from the vehicle containing the victim’s passport, Social Security card, iPhone and paycheck. The victim said he believed he may have left his car door unlocked. The stolen items were valued at approximately $410. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 15 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center last Monday morning regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim parked his truck along the west side of the road at approximately 9 a.m. When he returned to his vehicle at approximately 10:30 a.m., he discovered that someone had punched out his driver’s side door lock and stole his wallet from the center console. According to the report, the victim said that the wallet contained $1,200 cash, along with his bank cards and identification. The victim contacted his bank and was informed that one of his cards had been used at several gas stations in the area. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 18 — A resident of 56th Way North called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Wednesday evening to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim finished caring for his animals at approximately 9 a.m. last Wednesday morning and left for work. The victim’s wife came home at approximately 7 p.m. and went to care for the animals, but found three pigs missing from the yard. The victim said no damage was done to the fence, and it is unknown how they were taken. Two of the pigs are white and weigh approximately 150 lbs., while the third is white with black spots. The stolen pigs were valued at approximately $900. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 19 — A West Palm Beach woman was arrested last Friday afternoon on charges of theft for taking a puppy from a pet store on State Road 7. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to the store at approximately 6:30 p.m. after 21-year-old Evelyne Goode was observed taking a teacup Chihuahua valued at approximately $1,800 from the store. According to the report, an investigation revealed that Goode was the thief, and they made contact with her at her home. The deputy recovered the puppy from a dresser drawer, where it was hidden under clothing. Goode was arrested and taken to the county jail, where she was charged with grand theft and resisting recovery of stolen property.
APRIL 22 — A resident of 79th Court North called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim checked his bank account Monday and discovered that his balance was low. He said he contacted his bank and discovered that someone had charged $1,572 with his debit card for plane tickets to South Africa. There was no further information at the time of the report.