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Two Busted Committing a Burglary During a State of Emergency

Deputies responded to residential alarm, in progress, in the 1400 block of Woodcrest Rd. North, in West Palm Beach. Upon arrival, a witness advised deputies that two males were seen carrying property from the home to an abandoned home in the area. A quick perimeter was established and two black males, one adult and one juvenile were apprehended.
Both suspects were in possession of a back pack full of screw drivers, pry bars, gloves and flashlights. The backpack also included […]

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Body Found After Lowering Water in a Canal in Southern PBC to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, deputies were alerted to a partially submerged vehicle located in a canal in southern Palm Beach County. The vehicle became uncovered in the canal as a result of the city or county lowering the water levels in preparation for Hurricane Irma’s landfall. A deceased person was found inside the vehicle. The identity of the person is unknown at this time. The vehicle was removed and preserved in preparation for an autopsy and further investigation. […]

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Hurricane Irma Status Update

Generators
While residents await the restoration of power, it is important to maintain proper safety measures while using a generator.
Please keep your generator at least 10ft. away from your home and away from open windows.
Let your generator cool down before refueling.
Never refill your generator while it is running.
 
FEMA Declaration
Preliminary damage assessments to residences and businesses have been estimated at $247 million in the county at this time. Damage to public facilities, roads, parks, as well as debris removal and protective […]

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PBSO’s Undercover Deputies Bust Another Pair Committing an Act During a State of Emergency

On September 13, 2017, shortly after noon, undercover deputies keeping an eye on a local businesses without power (Carnitas Deli & Grill – 2701 10th Ave North, Lake Worth), observed two suspects trying to gain entry into the business. The suspects were caught in the act and taken into custody without incident. Both suspects were interviewed and confessed to attempting to burglarize the business.

The suspects are on the way to jail to be processed. Suspect 1 – Mitchell Feldman, […]

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Deputies Responding Also Were Overcome by Carbon Monoxide

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 12:39 pm, deputies responded to a suspicious incident in the 13500 block of Caloosa Blvd. Upon arrival deputies encountered a female who was doing a welfare check on her parents saying that she found her parents on the floor covered in blood and not breathing.
Further investigation determined that the couple left a generator running on the back porch which was secreting inside the house. Deputies immediately gave first aid, opened windows, doors and […]

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Man Looting a Business During a State of Emergency

Detectives are seeking to identify this man who burglarized 3M Discount Express located in the 600 block of S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Once inside the suspect helped himself to cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash, totaling over $12,000.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or you can remain ANONYMOUS by downloading our new app “CONNECT & PROTECT”, “See Something Say Something” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone. #HurricaneIrma

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Suspects Almost Got Away With Burglarizing a Gun Business

Undercover deputies patrolling in the area of Zipcode Place, West Palm Beach, observed a suspicious box truck with no license plate attached driving in the area. Deputies observed the suspects wearing gloves, exit the truck and begin to canvass the area. A short time later the suspects reentered their vehicle and drove around the plaza. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and found the suspects with a loaded handgun, gloves, crowbars, a bag of ammunition and two new bicycle’s (that still […]

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Busted for Stealing Musical Instruments During a State of Emergency.

Lavontte Williams is headed to jail for stealing musical instruments and equipment during a State of Emergency.
Deputies patrolling in the 4600 block of N. Australian Ave, Mangonia Park, came across a white Mercedes SUV parked on the North side of Value Pawn and Jewelry with hurricane shutters (wooden boards) removed from the front of the business.
Deputies determined a “burglary in progress” was occurring. After back up arrived a perimeter was set up around the business, an announcement was made […]

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3 Arrested for Looting a Shell Gas Station

We arrested Austin Johnson and 2 Juveniles accused of looting a Shell gas station. They helped themselves to beer, cigarettes and cigars. ‬All three suspects were arrested for Burglary to a Business (state of emergency) and Grand Theft.
The juveniles were transported to the JAC center and the adult male, Austin Johnson, DOB: 10/02/93, was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
 

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Two Officers Killed in Hurricane Irma Evacuation Zone Crash.

Both officers had been required to stay in the county despite mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Irma. Deputy Bridges was picking up supplies for a hurricane shelter when her patrol car collided head-on with Sergeant Ossman’s vehicle. Sergeant Ossman was reporting for his shift at the Hardee Correctional Institution, which remained opened despite the evacuation.
Sergeant Ossman had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 21 years.

Our deepest prayers and condolences go out the family.

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