Crime of the Week


2004 Nissan Sentra - Florida Tag “V21VDN”

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in a traffic stop of the above vehicle in the 3400 Block of North Military Trail.   The driver of the vehicle engaged a Deputy Sheriff in a struggle over a suspicious black bag and the Deputy became lodged in the passenger’s front window as the vehicle sped away.  The rear window was broken and shot out by Sheriff’s Deputies as a result of the incident.  The driver had been identified as David John Colemon (AKA David John Coleman).  Colemon (W/M, DOB 10/21/63) has brown hair eyes.  He is 5’11 and weighs approximately 180 lbs.  The whereabouts of the driver and the vehicle are unknown.  Anyone with information about Colemon or the location of the vehicle is asked to contact Detective Jennifer DeGidio of the Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Division at 561-688-4070 or 561-688-3888.

You may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a Reward of up to $1,000.00.

1-800-458 “TIPS” (8477)

The Target Corporation is seeking any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for two separate burglary / looting incidents that occurred at the West Palm Beach Target Store located at 1760 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. during the recent hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Investigators believe that the same individual(s) are responsible for both incidents since very specific area's of the store were targeted by the suspect(s), the same types of merchandise were stolen, and the method of entry and exit were identical.

The types of merchandise stolen were digital and 35mm camera's, digital camera memory sticks, portable DVD players, Sony Playstation systems and game cartridges, Xbox systems and game cartridges, jewelry, golf balls, power tools, DVD movies, music compact disc's, luggage and trading cards.

In addition to the Crime Stoppers Reward, the Target Corporation is also offering up to a $5,000 reward for information.
Two Chevy Engines converted for Marine use

Engines were stolen from 4201 West Gate Ave, Cross County Commerce Center between the hours of 6:00pm on Monday, March 22, 2004 & 7:00am on Tuesday, March 23, 2004.

Color: Black Blocks & Heads Silver color intake manifold. Black and Silver Valve Covers Yellow Excel Spark Plug Wires.

Engines have Custom Marine Chrome Exhaust Systems on both engines.

Engines are Show piece looking will stand out as sort of a Show type engine for a speed boat.

These engines are one of a kind looking!

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-“TIPS” (8477), Remain Anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 REWARD, in addition to our current reward, an additional $5,000 REWARD is also being offered for the recovery of these marine engines.

On Thursday, January 13th, 2004, at approximately 8:30 p.m., two black males entered Bealls Department Store, located in Royal Palm Beach. One of the suspects walked to a display rack filled with "Ecko" jeans. This suspect then grabbed a large dollar amount worth of the "Ecko" jeans and both suspects fled the area.

These photos are of the suspect and these suspects are to be involved in two similar type thefts that have occurred at Bealls.

If you have information about these two suspects, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-458-"TIPS", REMAIN ANONYMOUS, and be ELIGIBLE for up to $1,000 REWARD.

Beginning on January 14, 2002 a string of burglaries occurred in the west Boca Raton area. A white male suspect late 20’s early 30’s, 5’08 to 5’10 tall with brown eyes and hair. Possible suspect vehicles involved are a newer model dark colored Chevy Suburban or a green pickup truck.

If anyone has information in the above cases, please contact Det. Ron Tomassi at 558-8665 ext. 22 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

***Wanted for Home Invasion Robbery***

On 10/16/01 Lee Brian, 1/25/1919 came home from running errands in his white 2000 Toyota Avalon when he saw three (3) B/Ms standing around a brown van which was parked in front of his house.

One of the B/Ms approached the victim as he entered his residence asking to use the phone to call for assistance. The suspect was told to wait outside and the phone would be brought to him to use. The suspect then asked for a glass of water. Again, the suspect was told to wait outside.

After drinking the water, the B/M pushed his way into the house throwing the victim to the floor injuring both of his arms and hands. The suspect took money from the victim's wallet and the keys to his car. The three B/Ms then got into the Toyota and drove off in an unknown direction.

During the course of the investigation, B/M, Israel Charles Pinkney, 6/22/71, 1130 48th Street, Magnonia Park, was identified as the person who forced his way into the victim's home and robbing him. An arrest warrant has been obtained charging Pinkney with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Assault or Battery, Home Invasion Robbery, and Battery on a person 65 years of Age or Older.

Anyone with information about Pinkney is asked to contact their local police department or may remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


On Saturday November 17, 2001 at approximately 2:00 A.M. there was a disturbance at 619 West 8th Street in Riviera Beach, the Caribbean Connection. Involved in the incident was the victim, 32 year old Gary White B/M of Riviera Beach.

The victim was involved in a fight inside the club. The fight was broken up and the victim walked out of the club. Moment's later witnesses heard a gun shot from in front of the club. The victim was found laying face down on the ground behind a bush. The victim had been shot once in the back.

An unidentified B/M was seen running south from the area after the shot was heard. This subject is believed to be involved in the homicide.

The victim died from the gunshot wound at St. Mary's Hospital.

Anyone with information about this case, you need not to give your name and you may be eligible for up to $1,000. REWARD. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-"TIPS"