Loot­ing ar­rests made in West Palm, St. Lu­cie

The Palm Beach Post - - HURRICANE IRMA - By Olivia Hitch­cock

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

grand theft.

Hid­ing in

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.






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