PBSO Investigating Burglary String In Isles At Wellington

NOV. 26 — Deputies from the Wellington substation of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office were called to Bahia Isle Circle in the Isles at Wellington community last Thursday morning regarding multiple residential burglaries. According to one PBSO report, an unknown man attempted to open the victim’s sliding glass door at approximately 4:45 a.m. According to the report, the tall, thin black male, wearing all black, ran out of the victim’s yard and fled after being discovered. Fingerprint evidence was gathered from the home. According to another PBSO report, sometime between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m., a tall black male, approximately 20 years old, described as wearing a black zip jacket and shorts, entered the victim’s home through an unlocked sliding door and stole $212 and credit cards out of a purse and wallet while the homeowners were sleeping. According to the report, someone saw the man leaving through a rear slider. Fingerprint and DNA evidence were gathered from the home. According to a third PBSO report, sometime between 5:40 and 8 a.m., the victim discovered a black male in his bedroom trying to get car keys out of pants that were near the victim’s bed. According to the report, the man took the victim’s black and gray Coach purse and left through the front door. According to the report, the suspect was described as a black male, 20 years old with a thin build, short hairstyle and wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and jeans. The victim’s purse was later recovered. Fingerprint and DNA evidence were gathered from the home. According to a fourth PBSO report, sometime between 4:50 and 6:20 a.m., the same man was observed trying to break into the passenger side of a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta on nearby Bluff Harbor Way. DNA evidence was gathered from the vehicle.

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NOV. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center last Tuesday regarding a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 3:30 p.m. last Monday and 8:30 a.m. last Tuesday, someone broke the flood lights on the facility’s sign, valued at $400, and stole a stop sign, valued at $200, from the intersection of Sweet Bay Lane and Sparrow Drive.

NOV. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to the Victoria’s Secret store in the Mall at Wellington Green last Tuesday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 12:45 p.m. last Tuesday, a tall black male wearing a red T-shirt, black pants and red sneakers was kneeling down on the ground in front of an underwear table while a black female wearing a red long-sleeve shirt, jeans, a gray hat, red sandals and sunglasses was holding a shirt in front of him. According to the report, the man concealed multiple pairs of underwear in his bag before exiting the store. The stolen items were valued at approximately $300.

NOV. 25 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to the McDonald’s restaurant on Greenview Shores Blvd. last Wednesday morning regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10:10 and 10:14 a.m., the victim left his wallet, valued at $20, on the counter by accident. According to the report, when he returned, he was told that someone else had already claimed the wallet.

NOV. 25 — Deputies from the PBSO’s Wellington substation were called to homes on Wellington Shores Drive in the Wellington Shores community last Wednesday morning regarding several residential burglaries. According to one PBSO report, sometime between 9:15 and 11:28 a.m., someone entered the victim’s home by shattering a sliding glass door and causing $200 in damage. Multiple pieces of jewelry were reported missing. Fresh blood was located throughout the home and gathered for DNA evidence. Also last Wednesday morning, another Wellington Shores Drive resident received a phone call from her alarm company regarding her alarm going off. According to that PBSO report, the victim returned home at 12:15 p.m. and discovered that the home’s French doors were smashed and her house had been ransacked. It was discovered that a computer and diamond earrings were missing. According to the report, a neighbor saw a white male putting on black gloves and walking toward the victim’s home. Fingerprint and DNA evidence was gathered from the scene.

NOV. 25 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to Collonade Drive in the Versailles community last Wednesday regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime during the day, someone stole the victim’s garbage can, valued at $50.

NOV. 27 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to a home on Meadowlands Drive in the Saratoga Lakes community last Friday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, someone entered the home and removed an air furnace, outdoor air conditioning unit and a water heater, together valued at $900. The theft was discovered by a contractor hired by the bank that recently took ownership of the vacant home.

NOV. 27 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was contacted by a resident of Collecting Canal Road in Loxahatchee Groves last Friday afternoon regarding a larceny. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. last Friday, someone stole 10 five-gallon jugs of Crystal Springs water, valued at $150, from the victim’s property. According to the report, this is the second time that someone has stolen the victim’s water jugs.

NOV. 27 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a home on 71st Place North in The Acreage last Friday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5:15 and 5:38 p.m. last Friday, someone entered the victim’s 2002 Chevrolet and stole an Apple iPhone, valued at $600, and the victim’s wallet.

NOV. 28 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to Compton Road in Loxahatchee Groves last Saturday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, shortly after 1 a.m. last Saturday, someone stole the victim’s 2015 Star Golf Cart Classic from outside the victim’s home. The incident was caught on video.

NOV. 28 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to the Mall at Wellington Green last Saturday regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2:06 and 2:28 p.m., the victim put down his Coach wallet, valued at $50, and containing $200 in cash and a Chase debit card. When he returned, it was missing.

NOV. 28 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called to the Publix supermarket on Royal Palm Beach Blvd. last Saturday afternoon regarding a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 4 and 6:30 p.m. last Saturday, Stephanie Klepec was stopped by a loss prevention officer for concealing $84.24 worth of cosmetics in her purse and passing all points of sale. Klepec was arrested for petit theft.

NOV. 28 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called to a home on 67th Court North in The Acreage last Saturday evening regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, last Saturday, between 10:15 and 10:45 p.m., someone entered the victim’s open garage and stole a two bicycles, together valued at $300.

NOV. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was called Sunday morning to a home on 67th Court North in The Acreage regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, sometime shortly after midnight Sunday morning, someone stole the victim’s 16-foot 2003 Pace trailer from his driveway. According to the report, the trailer had a hardened steel lock on it and was empty except for a spare tire.

NOV. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to a home on Turenne Way in the Versailles community Sunday morning regarding a residential burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between midnight and 5 a.m., someone entered the victim’s unlocked garage and stole a white golf cart.

NOV. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to Versailles Blvd. in the Versailles community Sunday afternoon regarding a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 1 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, someone broke the victim’s mailbox off of its stand, causing approximately $400 in damage.

NOV. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called Sunday afternoon to the Walmart store on Belvedere Road regarding a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, Danny MacDowell was observed concealing items, valued at $59.84, in his shorts and attempting to leave the store. According to the report, MacDowell was arrested for petit theft.

NOV. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Royal Palm Beach substation was called Sunday afternoon to a home on Infanta Ave. in La Mancha regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 29, while the homeowner was away, someone entered the home and stole a Samsung tablet computer, valued at $150, and the victim’s Walther handgun, valued at $350.

NOV. 30 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Wellington substation was called to Lake Wellington Drive in the Monterey community Monday evening regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30, someone entered the victim’s truck, cutting the vinyl cover and causing $400 in damage, and stealing a Stihl cut saw, valued at $950, and a Husky socket tool set, valued at $200.