BY ALEXANDRA ANTONOPOULOS
MAY 7 — An Acreage resident awoke Tuesday morning to find that his 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck was missing from his driveway. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim’s truck was parked at the front of his property on Tangerine Blvd. with a “For Sale” sign attached to it in the days before it went missing. On Monday, a man inquired about the truck and left his contact information, but did not contact the victim after their initial meeting. The deputy filed a stolen vehicle affidavit but no further leads were found. The case is currently inactive pending further investigation.
MAY 7 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation responded Tuesday evening to a home on 62nd Lane North in The Acreage regarding the report of a stolen vehicle. According to the report, the victim’s 2004 Ford F-250 pickup truck was parked and locked behind his residence, as it usually is, when he left for work at 8 a.m. When he returned home at 9 p.m., the vehicle was missing. The victim had not given anyone permission to use his vehicle, and he signed a stolen vehicle affidavit. There were no witnesses or suspects at the time of the report.
APRIL 28 — A resident of the Isles at Wellington reported the theft of two BMX bicycles and $10 from his home on the morning of Sunday, April 28. A PBSO deputy was dispatched to the scene and conducted a canvass for possible suspects, with none found. According to the report, unknown perpetrator(s) approached the victim’s vehicle, which had been left unlocked, and removed $10 from a wallet sitting on the front console, discarding the wallet in the back of the vehicle. The perpetrator(s) then opened the vehicle’s rear door and removed a blue 24-inch BMX bike and a blue 20-inch BMX bike. The perpetrator(s) fled in an unknown direction on Paradise Cove Lane. Each bike is valued at approximately $1,500. DNA evidence was recovered at the scene.
APRIL 29 — A PBSO deputy was called to a construction site on Fortune Circle in Wellington’s Commerce Park last Monday morning in reference to a burglary. According to the report, a representative from the construction company noted that 68 Viking brass upright sprinklers and one quarter-inch brass gauge kit had been stolen from the property sometime between April 19 and April 29. The site had no doors or cameras. The deputy checked the PBSO Rapid Pawn system and did not find anything matching the description of the missing items. The construction company will pursue charges, but there were no suspects or witnesses available at the time of the report.
APRIL 29 — An employee at Victoria’s Secret in the Mall at Wellington Green contacted the PBSO at approximately 11 a.m. last Monday morning regarding a shoplifting incident. The PBSO arrested 29-year old Jennifer Paramithis of Wellington at the scene on charges of retail theft. Paramithis was accused of attempting to shoplift underwear worth $170.
APRIL 29 — A PBSO deputy was called to the scene of a home burglary in Wellington’s Aero Club community last Monday evening. Upon returning to his home at approximately 9 p.m., the victim discovered that the residence had been burglarized and that the perpetrator(s) used a ladder to gain entry through an upstairs window after attempting to force entry through a downstairs rear glass door. A 32-inch television, a diamond ring and a watch were stolen. DNA evidence was recovered at the scene, but there were no suspects at the time of the report.
MAY 1 — At 11:40 p.m. last Wednesday evening, a PBSO deputy was dispatched to the scene of a burglary in progress in Royal Palm Beach’s Counterpoint Estates neighborhood. According to the report, 20-year old Billie Dillon had kicked in the door of a residence and, at the time the officer had arrived, was violently kicking the victim’s vehicle until he was ordered to stop. The victim was at home with his family during the incident and claimed that he did not know Dillon, but did identify him as the burglar. Dillon was subsequently arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. Damage costs to the victim’s door and vehicle are estimated to be over $1,000.
MAY 3 — A report of shots fired in Royal Palm Beach’s Crestwood neighborhood last Friday evening brought two PBSO deputies to the scene. A witness reported seeing a beige four-door sedan being followed by a silver SUV on the corner of Euston Court and Sparrow Drive. According to the witness, the driver of the SUV then fired four or five shots into the air. The two cars then took off in a westbound direction on Sparrow Drive. Two different caliber shell casings were found within close proximity of the intersection, but no property damage or victims were identified.
MAY 4 — A resident of Deer Run contacted the PBSO in regard to a vandalized mailbox last Saturday afternoon. According to the report, the residents had returned after a month’s absence to find their mailbox knocked down and their mail shredded. A family member, who was in the area while they were away, confirmed that the mailbox had been intact until at least last Friday evening. The deputy who responded to the call referred the victims to the postal inspector and provided the family with a case number for their investigation. The case is classified as inactive pending future investigative leads.
MAY 6 — A PBSO deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was dispatched Monday evening to Seminole Palms Park on Lamstein Lane regarding a concession stand burglary. The deputy examined the locked concession stand for possible points of entry and determined that the roll-up door had been pried open, allowing the perpetrator(s) to make off with several hundred dollars’ worth of concession items and cash from the stand’s lock box. These items included shirts, hats, small tools and nonperishable concession food. Latent prints were recovered at the scene but the case is inactive pending additional suspect(s) or witness information.
MAY 7 — A PBSO deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation responded Tuesday morning to a report of a burglary at the Renaissance Charter School construction site on Southern Blvd. According to the report, padlocks on a metal storage container had been cut off and the electrical wire inside had been stolen. According to the victim, the container had been secured with two padlocks, and the stolen items include 12-, 10- and 8-gauge electrical wiring valued at more than $1,300. A canvass of the area produced no suspects, and the case remains inactive pending investigative leads.
MAY 7 — A PBSO deputy was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to the scene of a vandalism incident that occurred on Mandarin Blvd. in The Acreage. The victim at first thought someone had shot into the front window of her residence, but later discovered a quarter-pound rock on her couch. No further damage was discovered upon investigation, but the deputy did provide the victim a vandalism case number.