APRIL 9 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges after he was discovered using drugs in the Village Shops Plaza on Okeechobee Blvd. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy was on patrol when he observed 26-year-old Juan Hernandez pull into a parking space, sit in his vehicle and then pull out a long, clear pipe and light it. According to the report, the deputy made contact with Hernandez and, during a search, discovered a small baggie of marijuana in his left front pocket. According to the report, a search of the vehicle revealed another clear glass pipe that was coated with a white powdery residue, which was later found to be methamphetamine. The deputy also discovered that the tag on Hernandez’s vehicle was not assigned to his car. Hernandez was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of drug equipment and possession of an unassigned tag.
MARCH 31 — A resident of Key Lime Blvd. called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Sunday, March 31 to report an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, someone threw a piece of concrete through a window in the victim’s guest bedroom. According to the report, the victim was awakened at approximately 3:30 a.m. by someone ringing his doorbell several times. When the victim went to the door, there was no one there, so he turned on lights in the house to appear as if someone was awake. According to the report, at approximately 4 a.m., the victim heard the sound of a window shattering and went into his guest bedroom, finding a piece of concrete on the floor and the bottom window pane broken. The top part of the window had been damaged in a separate incident Friday, March 22. The damage was estimated at approximately $200. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MARCH 31 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on E Road on Sunday, March 31 regarding a case of lost property. According to a PBSO report, the victim was at a party at the home Saturday, March 30. The next day, she discovered that her white iPhone 4S was missing. According to the report, the victim called the homeowner who said he could not find the phone. The victim then activated the GPS locator on the phone and discovered it was in Lake Worth. According to the report, the victim contacted her phone company and was attempting to get the exact address. The phone was valued at approximately $500. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 5 — Several teens were robbed last Thursday on Temple Blvd. near the intersection of Hall Blvd. According to a PBSO report, four teens from The Acreage were outside at approximately 7 p.m. when they were held up at gunpoint by two unknown men wearing Halloween masks. According to the report, the perpetrators stole an iPhone valued at approximately $400. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 5 — A resident of La Mancha called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Friday afternoon to report a home burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., someone smashed the victim’s rear window and entered the home. Once inside, the perpetrator(s) stole several designer women’s watches, a digital camera and numerous pieces of jewelry. The stolen items were valued at approximately $4,850. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 5 — A Lake Worth woman was arrested last Friday afternoon on shoplifting charges after she was caught stealing from the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. According to a PBSO report, a loss prevention officer observed 35-year-old Evelyn Matos enter the women’s department with a cart of merchandise, pick up a shirt and place it in a plastic Walmart bag from her purse. Matos then continued to other departments, continuing to conceal merchandise in bags. According to the report, Matos then met with another woman and placed the woman’s merchandise in her cart. According to the report, Matos then went to the garden center and exited the store, passing all points of sale without attempting to pay. A loss prevention officer stopped her and recovered $408.76 in stolen merchandise. She was arrested and taken to the county jail where she was charged with grand theft.
APRIL 5 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested early last Friday morning on drug charges following an incident at a restaurant on Southern Blvd. According to a PBSO report, a witness called the Royal Palm Beach substation after 39-year-old Douglas Ashby approached her and asked her if she wanted to buy some cocaine. The witness said Ashby then showed her a small clear plastic baggie with a white powder. A deputy made contact with Ashby as he was walking outside the restaurant and asked if he had any drugs on him, which he said he did not. According to the report, a search revealed a small clear baggie with white powder in Ashby’s front left pocket. He was arrested and taken the county jail where he was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
APRIL 8 — A resident of 63rd Place North called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim received a call from the fraud department of her bank that alerted her that someone made two fraudulent charges on her credit card last Sunday. The charges were for $105.95 each and made at a gas station in North Carolina. The victim said she was in possession of her card and did not give anyone permission to use her account. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
APRIL 9 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to a home in La Mancha on Tuesday evening regarding a home burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, someone entered the home and stole miscellaneous jewelry and several coins. The victim noticed the next day that a black vinyl box was missing from her dresser, and that other items had been moved. The deputy discovered that the sliding glass door in the victim’s dining room had been left unlocked. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 9 — A vehicle belonging to a resident of 91st Place North was discovered Tuesday in a canal near 60th Street North. According to the report, a deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation contacted the victim, who reported the vehicle stolen. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 9 — A resident of 72nd Court North contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Tuesday evening to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim received a phone call from online retailer Newegg. com who asked if the victim had made a charge for $818.41 to his credit card. The victim said he had not, and was told that someone had made a purchase using his information. There was no further information available at the time of the report.