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Child Struck In First Weeks Of School

An 8 Year Old was struck by a driver this morning because they did not obey the crossing guard.
2nd week of school and driver Fails to Obey a School Crossing Guard and strikes an eight year old student in front of Barton Elementary School. The driver, Myra Pelico Ordonav, 27 years of age, of Lake Worth was cited for NO DRIVERS LICENSE and Failure to Obey a Traffic Device.


Masked Robber Found

To all those who are thinking of robbing a business, even though you wear a mask, we will find you.
BUSTED Charles Christler, DOB: 2/21/91 for Robbery with a Firearm while wearing a mask! Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery to a Business – M & M Food Market, Belle Glade


Three Suspects BUSTED for Retail Theft Ring

Three Suspects #BUSTED for Retail Theft Ring
Between April 2016 and June 2016 Christina (Stormer) Bermudez coordinated the theft of thousands of dollars’ worth of retail merchandise from several stores including Home Depot, Home Goods / Marshalls, Lowe’s and Target throughout Palm Beach County.
Bermudez would hire Robert Bianchi, Sabrina Gillett and Jose Bermudez (her husband) to steal items from the sales floor, then immediately return them as their own possessions for refunds or sell the items at pawnshops.
Bermudez and others […]


Detectives developed two suspects in the heinous death of Dr. Ronald Schwartz

After a further investigation detectives developed two suspects in the heinous death of Dr. Ronald Schwartz. Suspect 1, Saul Lopez, DOB:  2/21/88, of Miami, was arrested on December 27, 2015, for Armed Robbery & First Degree Murder.  He is currently being housed at the PBC main jail awaiting trial.
Detectives believe suspect 2 may have fled to his native country.  They are currently working with federal authorities regarding extradition.
Lopez worked for the victim prior to the murder.  Cash, jewelry and […]


Meet Nigel Campbell.

Meet Nigel Campbell. He is the reason why you need to lock your car and hide your valuables.
An ongoing investigation led to the arrests of two suspects terrorizing the Village of Wellington with vehicle burglaries.
Nigel Campbell and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested (#BUSTED) for multiple vehicle burglaries that have occurred in developments within the Village of Wellington; Grand Isles, Equestrian Club, Castellina, Olympia, Village Walk and Wellington Shores. At the time of their arrest, Campbell was found to be […]


PBSO Detectives made an arrest in the senseless homicide of Shihab Mahmud, Wellington convenience store clerk.

PBSO Detectives made an arrest in the senseless homicide of Shihab Mahmud, Wellington convenience store clerk.
Lajayvian D. Daniels, DOB: 7/2/93, was indicted, on a sealed indictment, last Thursday by a Palm Beach County Grand Jury for the May 30, 2014 murder of Shihab Mahmud. Shihab worked as a clerk at the Chevron station and convenience store located at 11858 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Daniels was developed as a suspect soon after the murder. He has been serving time in […]


Home Health Care Worker BUSTED for pawning high end jewelry from victims who trusted her.

Home Health Care Worker BUSTED for pawning high end jewelry from victims who trusted her.
Barbara Royal, 6/06/83, of West Palm Beach, was arrested for Grand Theft, Exploitation of Elderly and/or Disabled, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership. Barbara worked for multiple home health care agencies within the Palm Beach and Dade County area. Detectives believe there may be additional victims.
If Barbara Royal was your health care nurse and you believe you have missing jewelry or other […]

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Meth Lab Bust in West Palm Beach

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 4870 Purdy Lane Apartment C, West Palm Beach, Florida 33415.
The seizure was a result of a 5 month investigation into the illicit drug activites of Thomas Sims and Shannon Bartleson by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and DEA West Palm Beach. Sims and Bartleson were manufacturing methamphetamine inside the two bedroom apartment for approximately 1 month. […]


A Serial Burglar, who burglarized over 13 homes, has been Apprehended

A Serial Burglar, who burglarized over 13 homes last year in Lake Worth, has been Apprehended. 
Jose Pastrana was developed as a suspect in a current Burglary. After further investigation, it was determined that Jose Pastrana committed numerous residential burglaries. During an interview with Pastrana he admitted to committing 13 residential burglaries, in the city of Lake Worth, in the last year.
Pastrana was booked into the PBC Jail earlier today on three burglary charges. More charges are forthcoming.
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Day Car Owner BUSTED for Public Assistance Fraud, Grand Theft and Identity Theft of a person less than 18 years of age

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County announce the arrest of Bentraia Rolle of “Seeds of Love Day Care” on counts of Public Assistance Fraud, Grand Theft, and Identity Theft of a Person less than 18 years of age.   ROLLE, owner and operator of Seeds of Love Day Care, located on 2nd Court in Boynton Beach, failed to protect an “At Risk” Child when the child was to attend her day […]

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