AUG. 23 — A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to a beauty supply store on State Road 7 last Friday morning regarding a burglary in progress. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 8:45 a.m., an unknown male entered the store and told an employee to give him money or he would slit her throat. According to the report, the victim did not see if the suspect had a weapon, but opened the register. She said the suspect made her hand him the money and then go into the back of the store while he fled the area. According to the report, a deputy arrived and found several items knocked over, as well as some $5 bills on the floor. The victim said the suspect was wearing blue jeans and a light colored shirt with a cross around his neck. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
AUG. 20 — A resident of 81st Lane North called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Tuesday to report a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim went online to file for unemployment and received a call to verify her job history. According to the report, the caller asked about her job at a concrete company in Orlando. The victim said she has neither worked for that company nor lived in Orlando. According to the report, she was unable to contact the company but was concerned someone had stolen her identity. There were no suspects at the time of the report.
AUG. 23 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a business on Southern Blvd. last Friday regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 p.m. last Thursday and noon the following day, someone removed 15.1 gallons of gas from a U-Haul vehicle located on the property. According to the report, no entry had been made to the vehicle and only the gas was taken. The stolen gasoline was valued at approximately $58. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
AUG. 24 —A resident of the Pinewood East community called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Saturday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim held a garage sale at her home and discovered that her black iPhone 4s was missing. The victim last saw the phone sitting on a table outside her home at approximately 8:30 a.m. According to the report, numerous unknown people were in the area at the time. The victim was able to track her phone using an application, which led her to a location in Boynton Beach. The stolen phone was valued at approximately $300. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
AUG. 24 — An Orlando man was arrested last Saturday on charges of shoplifting after he was caught stealing from the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the Mall at Wellington Green. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was called to the store after 22-year-old Andres Cruz was discovered stealing 26 shirts. According to the report, Cruz put the shirts in a “booster bag,” which counteracts the anti-shoplifting devices installed in stores. The stolen shirts were valued at $780. Cruz was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with grand theft and possession of an anti-shoplifting device countermeasure.
AUG. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to a hotel on Royal Palm Beach Blvd. last Saturday evening regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, the victim said he had left his silver 2013 Toyota Camry with a man who agreed to fix the vehicle. The victim said he was supposed to meet the suspect at the hotel last Saturday to get his vehicle back, but the suspect did not show up and the victim believed the car was stolen. According to the report, the victim contacted the suspect earlier on in the day, but he stopped answering his phone. The deputy also attempted to contact the suspect, but did not get an answer. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
AUG. 25— An Acreage woman was arrested early last Sunday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop near the intersection of Southern and Crestwood boulevards. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was on patrol at approximately 1:20 a.m. when he observed a light green Ford Expedition traveling westbound on Southern Blvd. well under the speed limit. The driver, later identified as 48-year-old Tara Martinez, stopped approximately 5 feet over the line at the red light at Crestwood Blvd. before turning northbound. According to the report, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Martinez, who agreed to submit to roadside tasks and a search of the vehicle. According to the report, the deputy discovered a glass tube with burnt Brillo on the end, as well as off-white fragments that appeared to be crack cocaine on the steering wheel. According to the report, the pieces tested positive for cocaine. Martinez was arrested and taken to the county jail, where she was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment.
AUG. 25 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched to a home on Waterway Cove Drive last Sunday morning regarding a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 9 p.m. last Saturday and 8:30 a.m. the following morning, someone shattered the victim’s rear passenger-side window. The victim said her car was parked in her driveway and locked, and nothing was taken from the vehicle. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
AUG. 25 — An employee of Sunglass Hut in the Mall at Wellington Green contacted the PBSO substation in Wellington last Sunday evening to report a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, an unknown male and female entered the store at approximately 5:50 p.m. and stole three pairs of sunglasses. The stolen items were two pairs of Oakley men’s sunglasses and a pair of Gucci men’s sunglasses, valued at approximately $765 total. The suspects were described as a white man with dark hair and a white woman with blonde hair. There was no further information available at the time of the report.