BY ALEXANDRA ANTONOPOULOS
MAY 8 — An Acreage man and a Royal Palm Beach woman were arrested early last Wednesday morning on drug charges following an incident in the Shoma Homes community. According to a PBSO report, at approximately midnight, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation received a report of a disturbance coming from the home. According to the report, the deputy arrived and made contact with 23-year-old Barbara Conlin. A second suspect, 29-year-old Sean Taylor, fled the home when deputies arrived. According to the report, the deputy discovered syringes with heroin at the scene and placed Conlin under arrest. According to the report, Taylor later returned to the scene, and the deputy ordered him to leave. When he did not comply, he was placed under arrest. According to the report, the deputy found an unidentified controlled substance in a pack of cigarettes during a search. The deputy also discovered that Taylor had failed to change his address, a violation of his sex offender status. Conlin and Taylor were taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where Conlin was charged with possession of heroin. Taylor was charged with trespassing, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and failure to report a residence change.
MAY 9 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach responded to a complaint of public intoxication at a liquor store on Southern Blvd. last Thursday night. According to the report, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the deputy discovered 48-year-old John Booth of West Palm Beach and a second subject in the parking lot of the store. Booth appeared to be intoxicated with slurred speech, red glassy eyes and a strong smell of alcohol. According to the report, he also had several open containers of beer. Booth yelled and cursed at the deputy and was detained. According to the report, Booth tried to flee the scene but fell to the ground. He was arrested and issued a notice to appear in court. The second man was arrested for shoplifting liquor from the store.
MAY 9 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was on patrol in the Southern Palm Crossing shopping plaza last Thursday evening when he discovered a burglarized vehicle. According to the report, the deputy made contact with the victim who said she had parked her vehicle in the parking lot at approximately 6:15 p.m. and left her Louis Vuitton purse in the back seat. The victim said she then went to Seminole Palms Park. Sometime between then and 6:30 p.m., someone smashed the rear window of the victim’s vehicle and removed the purse. According to the report, the purse contained a matching Louis Vuitton wallet and a second monogrammed wallet containing the victim’s credit cards. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,900. According to the report, a witness reported that a school bus dropped off high school students at approximately 6:15 p.m., and several walked through the parking lot near the victim’s car. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
MAY 10 — Three Royal Palm Beach residents were arrested on drug charges last Friday evening following an incident at a home on Lakeview Drive. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 5:30 p.m., deputies from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach executed a search warrant at the home. Once inside, the deputies made contact with 18-year-old Mikeis Williams, 21-year-old Brittany Roberts and 37-year-old Phillip Whitfield. According to the report, the deputies searched Williams’ bedroom and discovered several plastic baggies, a grinder with marijuana residue, a red glass bong and a small box with .1 gram of marijuana inside. According to the report, a loaded black Hi-Point .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in an air vent in Williams’ room, and two pellet guns were retrieved from a kitchen cabinet. The deputies also discovered a digital scale under the stairs in the main hallway along with 33 baggies of marijuana hidden behind a mirror in the living room and three small, dead marijuana plants on the back patio. Williams, Roberts and Whitfield were arrested and taken to the county jail where they were charged with several counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, along with other individual charges.
MAY 12 — A Boynton Beach woman was arrested on charges of drunken driving following an incident at the intersection of Southern Blvd. and Lamstein Lane early last Sunday morning. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was diverting traffic from an accident when he observed a vehicle drifting in its lane. According to the report, he made contact with the driver, 19-year old Chloe Kovacs, who smelled strongly of alcohol. The deputy administered roadside tasks and subsequently arrested Kovacs. Kovacs was taken to the county jail where a breath test revealed she had a blood alcohol level of .2. Kovacs was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
MAY 13 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation responded to a home on 89th Place North on Monday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to the report, the victim’s gray 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe was stolen from her driveway sometime between 10 p.m. last Sunday night and 6 a.m. the following morning. According to the report, the perpetrator(s) also caused approximately $100 in damage to the victim’s mailbox. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 13 — An employee of a company on Business Parkway in Royal Palm Beach contacted the PBSO on Monday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, on Saturday, Feb. 2, the company sold a water system to a Miami man who used a stolen Visa credit card to pay for the item, which cost $3,445. According to the report, the business got a notice from Visa that the company would not pay for the water system because the cardholder said he had never purchased it. The suspect and two other men arrived to purchase the water system, and the incident was caught on video surveillance tape. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male approximately 6’ tall. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
MAY 13 —A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched Monday morning to a home on Meander Circle regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim left his garage door open and sometime between 4 p.m. last Sunday and 10:35 a.m. the following morning, someone stole four chrome and black rims and a radio from inside the garage. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,530. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
MAY 14 — An employee of a Fort Lauderdale-based business contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, last Sunday evening someone used the business’s credit card to make more than 25 fraudulent charges at several stores across Palm Beach County, including two at the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. The suspects made approximately $22,770 in total fraudulent charges. According to the report, the victim said that the cardholder was still in possession of the credit card that had been used, and that all business credit cards had been canceled to prevent further loss. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
MAY 14 — A resident of Tangerine Blvd. contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Tuesday morning to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. someone entered the victim’s open garage and removed one barbell and two 25-pound plates. The victim said that the water pump had also been tampered with, causing approximately $300 in damage. The stolen items were valued at approximately $150. At the time of the report, there were no suspects or witnesses.