SEPT. 17 — Three vehicle burglaries took place sometime last Tuesday night or Wednesday morning within walking distance of each other in The Acreage, according to reports from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation. The first incident took place between 2 and 6:50 a.m. on 62nd Lane North. According to a PBSO report, doors to both of the victim’s vehicles were locked, but someone moved an ashtray from one vehicle to another, while also taking various bank cards. A second case took place between 11 p.m. last Tuesday and 8 a.m. the following morning nearby on 120th Avenue North. According to that PBSO report, someone entered the victim’s property through unlocked front gates, opened the vehicles on the victim’s driveway and removed a Garmin GPS unit, several compact discs and Rayban sunglasses. The third vehicle burglary occurred between 11 p.m. last Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on 62nd Lane North. According to that PBSO report, someone bypassed the victim’s gate and tampered with the four vehicles on the driveway. Two of the vehicles were unlocked, and a prying tool was used to open another. According to the report, the vehicles were rummaged through, but nothing was taken.
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SEPT. 16 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Walmart store on Belvedere Road last Tuesday regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m., the victim placed $470 on the counter at the automotive section and had to move from register-to-register due to technical difficulties. According to the report, the victim claimed to have accidentally left a $50 bill on the counter. When she paid at 11:30 a.m., she realized that she was missing $50. According to the report, deputies checked surveillance footage, which showed that the victim never left the money for very long on the counter, and when it was on the counter, she was observed moving the entire amount of currency each time. According to the report, the victim was notified of the video observations and insisted that either someone stole the $50 or she had dropped it on the floor.
SEPT. 17 — A resident of Martin Circle called the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation last Wednesday morning regarding a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim received a call from Wells Fargo Bank informing her that someone attempted to make a $430.92 purchase with her debit card the day before at a Walmart in Texas. According to the report, a Wells Fargo representative informed her that the purchase was denied, her card was cancelled, and she should obtain a credit report and file a police report. Deputies advised the victim to keep a close eye on her other accounts to ensure they had not been compromised and provided contact information so she could put alerts on her identity with the national credit bureaus.
SEPT. 17 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Goodwill Industries store on Belvedere Road last Wednesday afternoon regarding a delayed theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 and 3:30 p.m. the next day, employees noticed that a red Asus laptop, valued at $169.99, was stolen from the showroom floor, with only the security cord and a plastic piece of the laptop remaining. There was no further information available at the time of the report.
SEPT. 18 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to a home in Greenway Village last Thursday morning regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between midnight and 2:30 a.m., someone smashed the sliding glass door to the victim’s home while the victim was nearby. The perpetrator entered the residence, stole a black wallet with credit cards and $230 cash, and left after causing at least $500 in damage. The victim was injured from glass debris. A witness observed someone near the home earlier in the day, but the victim could not identify the possible suspect.
SEPT. 18 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to a medical office on Palms West Drive last Thursday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10:20 and 10:30 a.m., the victim observed an unknown black male walk out of her office before fleeing the area in a Dodge Caravan minivan with her wallet. The victim’s wallet contained $60 cash, her Social Security card and driver’s license, a concealed weapons permit and multiple store cards. The victim’s Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone, valued at $400, was damaged during the theft.
SEPT. 18 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a location on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road last Thursday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 9 p.m. last Wednesday and just after noon Thursday, someone entered the property and removed an Echo weed eater, a Homelite blower and a Huskey air compressor, valued at approximately $408, from an enclosed trailer and a barn located at the side of the property.
SEPT. 18 — More than $50,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home in Royal Palm Beach last Thursday. According to a PBSO report, the theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the residents were not at the home. Upon returning, the victim’s son noticed that the sliding glass door had been smashed and one of the rooms had been rummaged through. According to the report, an armoire full of jewelry, valued between $50,000 and $60,000, was removed. Fingerprints and DNA evidence were taken at the scene. A witness had observed a gray vehicle backed into the victim’s driveway.
SEPT. 21 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to a residence on 57th Place South last Sunday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 p.m. last Saturday night and 4:30 a.m. the next morning, someone pushed the victim’s Dixie Chopper riding lawn mower, valued at $12,038, out of the yard and approximately 25 yards to the street. According to the report, footprints and tire tracks from the mower were visible, as well as an indentation in the sand from what appeared to be a tailgate. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
SEPT. 21 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to restaurant in Loxahatchee Groves last Sunday morning regarding a business burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 and 5:20 a.m., a man broke into the locked restaurant, turned on the stove and began to cook food while an employee was present. The employee locked himself in the office and summoned the PBSO. According to the report, deputies from multiple districts and K-9 units surrounded the restaurant, eventually handcuffing the man, who was extremely intoxicated. He was taken to Palms West Hospital prior to his arrest.
SEPT. 22 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to a home in the Park Place community Monday morning regarding a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, at 3:30 a.m. Monday, someone smashed the passenger side window of the victim’s 2014 white Chevrolet truck with a crow bar, causing $250 in damage. According to the report, there were valuables in the truck, but nothing was removed.