APRIL 11 — A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on B Road last Friday afternoon after the homeowner discovered that his cow had been shot. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m., someone shot the cow, valued at approximately $10,000. A neighbor reported hearing gunshots at approximately 2 a.m., but did not call the PBSO. According to the report, the victim did not know if the cow was shot deliberately, or was hit after someone fired in the air. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
• • •
APRIL 9 — A resident of the Estates of Royal Palm Beach called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim placed several important documents in a bedroom closet in January. On Monday, April 7, the victim noticed that the documents were missing. The missing items included a Jamaican passport, a U.S. green card, a Social Security card and a birth certificate, all in the victim’s name. The victim said he did not know who would have taken them. There were no suspects or witnesses 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 last Wednesday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim recently moved into a house on Santiago Street and is having several construction modifications done on the home. Sometime between 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, someone stole a 9 mm Glock pistol from the drawer of a cabinet in the victim’s dining room. During that time, the victim had a company painting the home, as well as employees from DirectTV and Comcast installing electronics. The stolen gun was valued at approximately $600. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 9 — An employee of the Super Target store was arrested last Wednesday on theft charges. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was dispatched to the store after a store manager discovered that 22-year-old Francene Jones of West Palm Beach had made a fraudulent transaction for $248.99. According to the manager, Jones had her husband go to the store and bring several items to her register, which she then sold at a discounted price. Jones was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she was charged with petty theft and fraud.
APRIL 10 — A resident of Royal Palm Beach Blvd. called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Thursday evening to report a burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim purchased the home last Thursday and conducted a walk-through of the property at approximately 10 a.m. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., someone stole approximately 50 aluminum storm panels from a location between the home and the garage. The victim said the storm panels were on the property during the walk-through and were a condition of the sale of the home. She contacted the bank and the seller, but no one knew where the storm panels had gone. The panels were valued at approximately $10,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 13 — Four juveniles were trespassed from the Stonegate community last Sunday following a burglary. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 10:25 a.m., two of the juveniles entered the patio of a home on Stonegate drive and stole four fishing rods with reels valued at approximately $350. The juveniles were seen on video surveillance footage exiting the community with the rods, and security contacted the PBSO substation in Wellington. A deputy was able to identify the two juveniles and made contact with them, but they had passed the fishing rods onto two other juveniles, who had lent them to friends. According to the report, the deputy was able to retrieve the stolen rods and return them to the victim. The victim chose not to prosecute, and all four juveniles were given trespass bans from the community.
APRIL 13 — An employee of the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the Mall at Wellington Green called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Sunday afternoon to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 2:15 p.m., one black male and two Hispanic female suspects entered the store and stole approximately $2,174 in merchandise. The suspects exited the store and fled several minutes before loss prevention officers noticed the theft. According to the report, the deputy believed the suspects used “booster” bags, which allow them to walk through security sensors without setting off the alarm. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
APRIL 14 — A resident of 57th Place North contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday morning to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 4 p.m. last Sunday and 9:15 a.m. the following morning, someone stole two large brass flower pots from the end of the victim’s driveway. The victim went outside Monday morning to find two piles of dirt where the perpetrator(s) had dumped out his plants before taking the pots, which were located on either side of his driveway near the road. According to the report, the victim hadn’t seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area, and noted that the flower pots had been there for about five years. The stolen flower pots were valued at approximately $100. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
APRIL 14 — A resident of South Carolina called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Monday to report a delayed theft. According to a PBSO report, on Sunday, March 23, the victim exhibited her artwork at the International Polo Club Palm Beach for an event. The victim put her items on display at approximately 11:30 a.m., and when she returned at approximately 1:30 p.m., she discovered one of her art pieces was missing from the patio. The stolen painting was valued at $1,800. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.