Looting arrests made in West Palm, St. Lucie
intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Military Trail spotted Cortney Nixon, 31, At least seven people were and John Barry Thomas, 27, arrested in looting-related in a truck without a license incidents at Palm Beach plate, the sheriff ’s office said. County and Treasure Coast The men reportedly exited businesses in the wake of the truck wearing gloves, Hurricane Irma, authorities canvassed the area, then said. stepped back into the truck.
Among the foiled looters When deputies pulled them were two West Palm Beacharea over, they found a loaded men who allegedly burglarized handgun, gloves, crowbars, a a gun store, and a RivieraBeachmanwhoreportedly bag of ammunition and two new bicycles with price tags stole instruments and music still attached. equipment from a pawn shop. The sheriff ’s office didn’t specify which gun store the men are suspected of burglarizing or from where the bikes were taken.
Nixon was arrested on Gun store looting
Undercover Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office deputies near Zip Code Place at the fraud, weapon offense and moving traffic violation charges, and Thomas was picked up on marijuana and weapon-offense charges.
Pawn shop theft
Early Monday, deputies saw a white Mercedes SUV parked on the north side of Value Pawn and Jewelry on North Australian Avenue in Mangonia Park.
The wooden hurricane shutters on the store had been removed from the business, deputies noted. Inside they found Lavonnte Williams, 25, who appeared to be stealing instruments and music equipment.
The Riviera Beach man was arrested on grand theft, burglary and county ordinance violation charges. Gas station burglary
Three people, two of whom are juveniles, allegedly burglarized a suburban West Palm Beach gas station early Monday. Austin Johnson, 23, and the juveniles were found with cartons of cigarettes and packages of beer and cigars, according to investigators.
All three face charges of burglary to a business during a state of emergency and
Port St. Lucie
A Port St. Lucie man was found hiding behind a tree Monday night in a business district closed by Hurricane Irma. He had a flashlight, pliers, and a multi-tool and a locking utility knife with him, according to Port St. Lucie police.
Corey Fredrick King, 46, is facing charges of loitering or prowling, and possession of burglary tools.