SEPT. 27 — A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to the Spirit Halloween store on State Road 7 last Saturday night regarding a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, between 7:30 and 8 p.m., an employee observed two women run out of the store with three costumes worth approximately $100. The employee contacted other local stores to warn them. According to the report, approximately an hour later, the store was notified that females matching the provided description were at the Okeechobee store acting suspiciously. Deputies returned Monday afternoon to the Spirit Halloween store on SR 7 regarding a counterfeit currency incident. According to that PBSO report, a black male attempted to buy a clown mask with a $100 counterfeit bill. When the victim examined the fake currency, the subject fled the store and ran toward a newer model Chevrolet, leaving southbound on SR 7.
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SEPT. 19 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called Friday, Sept. 19 to a liquor store on Southern Blvd. regarding a shoplifting incident. According to a PBSO report, a store employee witnessed a white male, age 35 to 40, walk past all points of purchase with a basket with five bottles of expensive liquor, valued at $225.95, before exiting the building, jumping into a vehicle and fleeing the scene.
SEPT. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a home on 61st Street North last Wednesday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2 p.m. last Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, the victim’s 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck, attached to a Wells Cargo trailer containing numerous pieces of lawn service equipment, was removed from his property. According to the report, the victim did not give anyone permission to remove the vehicle from his property.
SEPT. 25 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Chevron gas station on Southern Blvd. early last Thursday morning regarding a robbery. According to a PBSO report, an unknown black male came in the front door while the clerk was mopping and indicated that he was carrying a weapon. According to the report, the man told the clerk to give him money from the register. Once acquiring the money, he left the store and fled. Video of the incident was available.
SEPT. 25 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a home on Murcott Blvd. last Thursday afternoon regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10 p.m. last Wednesday and 3 p.m. Thursday, the victim’s vehicle had been burglarized. According to the report, the victim had left the gate to her property open and her vehicle unlocked. When she returned to her vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet suburban, she discovered that her camera, a Nikon D5100 valued at $800, was not in the vehicle. Confirmation with the victim’s husband confirmed that the camera was not in the vehicle when he left with it in the morning. According to the report, the vehicle did not show any signs of forced entry.
SEPT. 26 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a home on Tangerine Blvd. early last Friday morning regarding a residential burglary in progress. According to a PBSO report, at 4:34 a.m., deputies arrived at the scene. According to the report, the victim noticed an unknown man, wearing only underwear, sitting in the rear patio of her home, looking through a window and knocking. The victim set off her home security alarm, but the man, later determined to be David Manus, would not leave. Using her personal firearm, the victim held Manus at gunpoint until deputies arrived and took him into custody. Deputies returned to the same home last Sunday afternoon to investigate a possible case of vandalism when the victim discovered that an AT&T phone box had been damaged, possibly as part of the previous incident.
SEPT. 26 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Cypress Head community last Friday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, the victim discovered that someone had stolen his 2001 Ford F150 truck with his 2007 Lark trailer attached. The trailer was filled with lawn equipment, valued at approximately $14,000. According to the report, there was also $300 cash in the glove box.
SEPT. 27 — A resident of the Eastwood community called the PBSO’s Wellington substation last Saturday regarding a case of fraud. According to a PBSO report, the victim received a call from Apple Store Online asking if she was attempting to purchase a $2,000 gift card with a PayPal account. According to the report, the victim did not attempt to purchase anything from Apple and does not know how her information was obtained or who attempted the purchase. Apple stopped the transaction, and PayPal is investigating the incident.
SEPT. 27 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to the JCPenney store in the Mall at Wellington Green last Saturday afternoon regarding a shoplifting incident. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 1:20 and 3 p.m., Sheila Arellano was caught stealing $204 worth of merchandise from the store. She was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
SEPT. 28 — A man was arrested for felony theft last Sunday morning at the Walmart store on Belvedere Road in Royal Palm Beach. According to a PBSO report, an employee observed the man, later identified as Ricardo Warren, pushing a cart with two large boxes, valued at approximately $128.85, past registers at the front of the store. When the employee requested a receipt, the suspect attempted to flee. According to the report, the employee followed Warren and alerted a nearby PBSO deputy. When confronted by the deputy, Warren was arrested and taken to the county jail.
SEPT. 28 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Queen of Peace Cemetery on Southern Blvd. last Sunday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim had left 20 gallons of beige paint, valued at $600, on the north side of the cemetery last Saturday morning. When he returned the next day, the paint was gone. According to the report, the victim was advised to secure the paint in a locked location to prevent theft in the future.
SEPT. 29 — A resident of the Las Flores Ranchos community contacted the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday afternoon regarding the theft of automobile parts. According to a PBSO report, sometime between noon and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, someone removed a homemade transfer case, valued at $1,000, that the victim was planning to install into a swamp buggy that he was building in his yard. According to the report, the victim’s partially built buggy is situated between his carport and home, his front yard is fenced with “no trespassing” signs and there is a front gate that is usually left open.