Press Releases

Shooting incident in Lake Worth

On March 21, 2023, our deputies responded to a shooting at 777 Liquors located in the 3600 block of Military Trail, unincorporated Lake Worth. Tragically, an adult male was found deceased from gunshot wounds.

Detectives from our Violent Crimes Division are actively investigating the scene, but no suspect or motive has been identified yet.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: If you have any information about this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. You can also report ANONYMOUSLY by downloading the PBSO […]


Seat Belt & Child Safety

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a countywide Seat Belt & Child Safety Restraint Enforcement on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

The purpose of this operation is to conduct high-visibility, zero-tolerance enforcement of all Florida State Statutes regarding seat belt usage and child safety restraints.

The locations of the enforcement will be in the unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County.

The hours of operation will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Rachel Hurley – 33rd Anniversary Homicide

Someone out there knows who killed her!

Rachel, 14 years of age, was found raped and killed on March 17, 1990 at Carlin Park.  

PBSO urges anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or remain ANONYMOUS by downloading our new app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. Downloaded from

Roger Cooke

Arrest for Lewd & Lascivious Battery on a Minor

Detectives are asking the public to take a good look at this suspect, Roger Cooke.  Cooke was arrested for one count of Lewd or Lascivious Battery and one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.  The victim found the suspect through friends, as he is known to sell alcohol and marijuana to high school students in the Boca Raton and Broward County area.  During several drug transactions, Cooke, would have the victim perform sexual acts upon him.  […]


Approaching the one-year anniversary homicide

As we approach the one-year anniversary Homicide Death of Soleme Charles. Detectives are hoping SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING that can help SOLVE this homicide. PBSO urges anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or remain ANONYMOUS by downloading our new app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. Downloaded from

Date:           April 10, 2022

Time:          11:07 pm

Location:    800 block of SW Ave C Place, Belle Glade

Deputies responded to a shooting […]


Incident in South Bay

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred in the area of US Highway 27, South Bay. Deputies patrolling the area heard what appeared to be gunshots and located a vehicle fleeing the scene. Upon conducting a traffic stop, three individuals were found inside the vehicle, all suffering from injuries.

We can confirm that all three individuals have been transported to a local hospital for treatment, and thankfully, their injuries are non-life threatening. Our detectives from […]


Brightline Train

On March 9th, 2023, just before 3:00 pm, we responded to a collision involving a Brightline train and a vehicle at Washington Ave and S. Dixie Highway. Sadly, the driver of the vehicle, a man born in 1944, ignored the crossing gates and was hit by the southbound train.

We want to take a moment to remind everyone about the importance of obeying traffic signals, including those at railroad crossings. Not doing so can lead to severe injury or even […]


SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING – 2 Year anniversary

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that occurred on February 19, 2021, at approximately 1:40pm on interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens. Christopher Maasen died at the scene. Detectives are seeking people that may have witnessed or taken video/pictures of the altercation that occurred in the Northbound Lanes of I95 near Donald Ross Road. Anyone with information is URGED to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


Shooting/Homicide 02/25/23

Update –

February 28, 2023, detectives arrested the suspect, Santos Arturo Amador-Sanchez, DOB: 5/22/1991 for First Degree Murder with a Firearm and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm. The suspect still resides in the hospital. 

This was a domestic related disturbance that occurred during a family gathering at the residence. The suspect, 31 years old, shot himself after he shot three victims; female victim 40 years old (deceased), male victim 10 years old (serious but stable condition) […]


Deputy Involved Shooting

Shortly before 4:00 am, deputies affected a traffic stop on a stolen U-Haul pick-up truck in the 200 block of Parkwood Drive, Royal Palm Beach.  The vehicle driver, an adult male, was arrested.  While deputies were dealing with the male a female passenger slid into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. 

Shortly before 5:00am, the stolen pick-up truck was located at the Royal Inn Hotel.  As deputies were trying to make contact with the female, she fled the area […]