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Ev­ery­thing but kitchen sink: Man ad­mits to dump­ing ap­pli­ances at park.

PALM BEACH GAR­DENS PO­LICE THEFT

An em­ployee at a store in the 3100 block of PGA Boule­vard no­ticed a cus­tomer act­ing strangely and brought it to the at­ten­tion of her man­ager. The man­ager ap­proached the cus­tomer and asked if she needed any help and was told no. She told po­lice that the woman was car­ry­ing a large shop­ping bag from an­other store and that while she was in­side the store the bag ap­peared to be get­ting more full. She said that af­ter the woman left she re­viewed the store’s sur­veil­lance video and could see her t ak­ing mer­chan­dise out of the pack­ag­ing and plac­ing it into the bag. From the empt y pack­ag­ing, the man­ager said the woman stole nearly $700 in mer­chan­dise.

TRES­PASS­ING

The se­cu­rity staff at a shop­ping complex in the 3100 block of PGA Boule­vard spot­ted a man who had been is­sued a tres­pass warn­ing sev­eral weeks early. A po­lice of­fi­cer was alerted and ap­proached the man out­side but still on the complex’s prop­erty. The man pro­vided iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and af­ter a quick records check was ar­rested on a tres­pass­ing charge. He was re­leased with a no­tice to ap­pear.

DRUGS

A ve­hi­cle with­out a func­tion­ing li­cense plate light and a li­cense plate frame that par­tially cov­ered the tag was pulled over near Mil­i­tary Trail and Gar­den Oaks Drive. Both the driver and pas­sen­ger were asked to pro­vide iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. AK -9 of­fi­cer was brought to the lo­ca­tion and af­ter walk­ing the ex­te­rior of the car, the dog alerted that there was prob­a­ble cause to search the ve­hi­cle. The search re­vealed mar­i­juana in a pink back­pack be­long­ing to the pas­sen­ger. She was ar­rested on a drug pos­ses­sion charge and re­leased with a no­tice to ap­pear. The driver was is­sued a ci­ta­tion for the li­cense plate light.

JUPITER PO­LICE DRUGS

A ve­hi­cle with a tinted cover over the li­cense plate that made it un­read­able was stopped on South Al­ter­nate A1A near Toney Penna Drive. The driver ap­peared very ner­vous and in­formed the of­fi­cer that he had a gun in his waist­band. The of­fi­cer had the man step out of the ve­hi­cle with his hands up and then re­moved and se­cured the firearm. A search of the ve­hi­cle re­vealed a blue straw with white pow­dery residue on it. An­other blue straw with white pow­der was found in the man’s wal­let. When con­fronted, the man ad­mit­ted to be­ing a co­caine user but said he had not had any in a week. A bag­gie full of co­caine and an­other with heroin were later found un­der the gear shifter hous­ing. The man was ar­rested and later taken to jail.

TRES­PASS­ING

A woman pre­sented her iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to the staff mind­ing the door at an es­tab­lish­ment in the 1100 block of Love Street. The em­ploy­ees im­me­di­ately rec­og­nized the woman from a past in­ci­dent when she caused a dis­tur­bance in­side. They also knew that be­cause of her ac­tions dur­ing the last fra­cas she had been is­sued an in­def­i­nite tres­pass warn­ing for the busi­ness. She was de­nied en­try and the po­lice were sum­moned. When po­lice ar­rived the woman was ar­rested on a tres­pass­ing charge and re­leased with a no­tice to ap­pear.

Af­ter be­ing spot­ted at a park in the 1300 block of Jupiter Beach Road, a man who po­lice rec­og­nized as hav­ing an ac­tive tres­pass warn­ing was ap­proached. An of­fi­cer asked the man why he was there and the man claimed that he had gone through all the proper pro­ceed­ings and thought he was al­lowed to be at the park. A quick records check showed the man had an ac­tive tres­pass warn­ing as well as an out­stand­ing war­rant on an­other tres­pass­ing charge. He was ar­rested and later turned over to the Palm Beach County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

BAT­TERY

Af­ter ap­proach­ing the counter of a cof­fee shop in the 5500 block of Mil­i­tary Trail, a man no­ticed that a credit card had been left in the card reader. The man pointed the card out to an em­ployee. Mo­ments later an­other man walked up and struck him the chest say­ing “You try­ing to steal my card ?” The as­sailant then com­pleted his trans­ac­tion and, just be­fore leav­ing, punched his fist into his open palm to fur­ther in­tim­i­date the man. The vic­tim con­tacted po­lice. He said the blow to his chest hurt, but that he did not re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion. He stated he would like to press charges. The of­fi­cer re­quested video from in­side the store and told him he would fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent.

NORTH PALM BEACH PO­LICE DO­MES­TIC BAT­TERY

While stay­ing at an inn in the 1000 block of U.S. 1, a man sug­gested to his girl­friend that they have in­ter­course. The woman, who was six months preg­nant, de­clined. Upon be­ing de­nied, the man flflew into a rage, grabbed the woman around the throat, ac­cused her of cheat­ing on him and threw her onto one of the beds. The woman said she grabbed a broom­stick and used it to fend offff her boyfriend. The man ad­mit­ted to throw­ing her onto a bed and was ar­rested.

MARTIN COUNTY SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE DRUGS

Mar­i­juana was found in a ve­hi­cle dur­ing a traf­fiffic stop on North­east Ocean Boule­vard in Stu­art. The pas­sen­ger, who claimed own­er­ship, was given a no­tice to ap­pear in court and re­leased.

IL­LE­GAL DUMP­ING

Kitchen ap­pli­ances were dumped at a park in the 2100 block of South­west Locks Road. A wit­ness re por te d t hat t he i te ms, which in­cluded a stove and mi­crowave, were dumped by a man in a gray Toy­ota Tun­dra. The wit­ness pro­vided a tag num­ber for the ve­hi­cle and a de­scrip­tion of the driver. A deputy ob­served the sus­pect in his truck in the area and stopped him. The man ad­mit­ted dump­ing the items, ex­plain­ing that he thought it was al­lowed. He re­turned to the park and re­trieved the ap­pli­ances. The deputy ad­vised him to put it out­side his res­i­dence for trash pickup. The man was given a crim­i­nal ci­ta­tion and a no­tice to ap­pear in court.

ST. LU­CIE COUNTY SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE DRUGS

Af­ter a ve­hi­cle nearly struck his pa­trol car in on Juanita Av­enue in Fort Pierce, a deputy ini­ti­ated a traf­fiffic stop. The driver had slurred speech, blood­shot eyes and boozy breath. She de­nied drink­ing any alco--

holic bev­er­ages and, when search­ing for her driver’s li­cense in the glove com­part­ment, took a few gulps of cof­fee from a nearby cup. The woman was ar­gu­men­ta­tive and re­fused the deputy’s com­mand to exit the ve­hi­cle. Af­ter she was re­moved from the ve­hi­cle by the deputy, she de­manded to speak to her lawyer. A search of her ve­hi­cle turned up co­caine on the floor­board. She was ar­rested and taken to the county jail, where she con­tin­ued to be un­co­op­er­a­tive.

A deputy on pa­trol spot­ted a man and woman in some pal­metto bushes on the side of Turn­pike Feeder Road in Fort Pierce. The man told the deputy he was try­ing to call 911 be­cause he saw some peo­ple pick­ing pal­metto berries, and he knew it was il­le­gal. Near the cou­ple were seven sacks of pal­metto berries, a pair of clip­pers and two hand­bags. The man said that one of the hand­bags be­longed to the woman, but she de­nied own­ing it. The woman pro­vided the deputy with a fake name be­fore giv­ing her real name. In one of the hand­bags, the deput y found drug para­pher­na­lia, in­clud­ing three crack pipes and a spoon with co­caine residue on it. The woman was ar­rested.

PORT ST. LU­CIE PO­LICE VE­HI­CLE BUR­GLARY

A wal­let with $340 in it was taken from a ve­hi­cle in the drive­way of a home in the 800 block of South­west Trou­veille Av­enue.

A lap­top com­puter was stolen from a ve­hi­cle in the 1500 block of South­east Royal Green Cir­cle.

THEFT

A woman’s wal­let and cell­phone were stolen while she was in a store in the 1800 block of South­west Gatlin Boule­vard.

As a loss pre­ven­tion em­ployee watched, a man at a store in the 1600 block of North­west St. Lu­cie West Boule­vard loaded a 50-inch TV val­ued at $452 into a shop­ping card. Them an was de­tained as he left with­out pay­ing for the TV. Also found in his shop­ping cart was a stolen cof­fee maker val­ued at $24. The man told a po­lice of­fi­cer that he had no ex­pla­na­tion for steal­ing the items, as he had enough money to pay for them. He was ar­rested on grand theft charges and taken to the county jail.

DUI

An of­fi­cer re­sponded to a re­port of a mo­torist passed out be­hind the wheel of a ve­hi­cle in the 500 block of North­west Aza­lea Av­enue. The win­dow was open, so the of­fi­cer was able to reach in and wake up the driver. His speech was slurred and his eyes, blood­shot. He smelled of al­co­hol and urine, and his shorts were wet. He re­fused to sub­mit to a field so­bri­ety test, in­stead telling the of­fi­cer, “Just take me to jail.” A back­ground check showed he had two pre­vi­ous DUI con­vic­tions. He was ar­rested and, af­ter be­ing med­i­cally cleared, taken to the county jail.

FORT PIERCE PO­LICE DRUGS

Dur­ing a traf­fic stop in the area of Or­ange Av­enue and North 25th Street, an of­fi­cer de­tected the smell of pot in a ve­hi­cle. When asked if there was mar­i­juana in the ve­hi­cle, the driver said he did not know. Po­lice searched the ve­hi­cle and found a bag of co­caine and a bag of pot. They ar­rested the driver and took him to the county jail.

A mo­torist was ar­rested dur­ing a traf­fic stop in the 2200 block of Sun­rise Boule­vard af­ter be­ing found in pos­ses­sion of pot and drug para­pher­na­lia.

DIS­OR­DERLY INTOXICATION

A 29- year-old Utah woman was found passed out on the side­walk in the 2000 block of Se­away Drive. Po­lice de­ter­mined she was ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated, and Fire Res­cue trans­ported her to an area hos­pit al. Dur­ing the ride, the woman was com­bat­ive to­ward the paramedics. Her bad be­hav­ior con­tin­ued at the hospi­tal, where she used pro­fan­ity and racial slurs to­ward the staff. The woman was ar­rested and, once med­i­cally cleared, taken to the county jail.

THEFT

A li­cense plate was re­moved from a ve­hi­cle in the 7000 block of Okee­chobee Road.

Some­one stole a lawn mower in the 1500 block of Yosemite Court.

A purse was re­ported miss­ing from the 2400 block of Av­enue M.

Bi­cy­cles were stolen from a park in the 400 block of Hayes Road.

A woman told po­lice that her cell­phone was lost or stolen at a store in the 1800 block of North U.S. 1.

A purse was stolen from a room in a fa­cil­ity in the 1700 block of South 23rd Street. CRIM­I­NAL MIS­CHIEF Two tires were slashed on a ve­hi­cle parked in the 500 block of North 12 th Street.

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