JAN. 17 — A deputy from the Wellington substation of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was called to Scott’s Place playground last Saturday afternoon regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 4 and 4:25 p.m. last Saturday, someone broke into the victim’s 2007 Infiniti QX56 and removed a Coach purse, valued at $500, as well as $530 in cash and a diamond engagement ring valued at $7,800, which was in the purse. According to the report, the purse was left on the front passenger seat of the vehicle, and the victim was alerted that her vehicle had been broken into by another individual.
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JAN. 13 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Walmart store on Belvedere Road last Wednesday afternoon regarding a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 2:55 p.m., a loss prevention officer observed an unattended shopping cart with multiple appliances in it located in the garden area. According to the report, a short time later, an unknown male began pushing the cart filled with merchandise toward the garden area exit, passing all points of sale without attempting to pay for the appliances. The man fled with the merchandise, valued at $753. According to the report, the man crossed State Road 7 and headed in the direction of the Bella Terra community. He was described as white or Hispanic, approximately 25 years old with short black hair, six feet tall and 175 pounds.
JAN. 14 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to a home on Essex Court last Wednesday regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 p.m. last Monday and 10 p.m. last Tuesday, someone entered the victim’s residence and removed a jewelry box containing several pieces of jewelry, valued at $10,700. There was visible damage to the front door. Fingerprint evidence was collected at the scene. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
JAN. 14 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Walmart store on Belvedere Road last Wednesday morning regarding a grand theft case. According to a PBSO report, a loss prevention officer reviewing video discovered that $1,415 of cigarettes were stolen from the store. According to the report, the officer has video of a man cutting a hole in the peg board where tobacco products are stored, then placing the cigarettes in a bag. The officer sent correspondence to other Walmart stores, and received a tip on a suspect. The PBSO is investigating the case.
JAN. 14 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was conducting traffic control at the intersection of Victoria Groves Blvd. and Shoma Drive last Wednesday evening and observed a 1999 Mercury enter the Shoma Homes community by following someone through the private entrance gate. According to the report, the deputy conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He also noticed the smell of marijuana on the individual. According to the report, the man, later determined to be 32-year-old Nedrick Boldin, was driving with a suspended or revoked license, was in possession of 14.7 grams of marijuana, and had Xanax, a controlled substance, without a prescription. Boldin was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
JAN. 19 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called Monday morning to the Wellington Parc construction site on State Road 7 regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between last Friday at 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday, someone cut and stole copper wire from the breaker boxes of two buildings under construction. Each building has seven townhouses, for a total of 14 units. It will cost at least $10,000, but perhaps as much as $100,000 to repair the damage, according to the report.