West Palm Beach Police
Theft: A man walked into a store in the 4600 block of Broadway. He filled a bag with cleaning supplies and hygiene products, then left without paying for them. The store manager told police that the man steals from the store frequently. She estimated the value of stolen items from his recent visit to be $100.
Theft: A man stole $694 worth of merchandise from a store in the 1700 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. He ran out of the store and into a waiting vehicle. A customer provided police with the tag number of the getaway vehicle. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Vehicle burglary: An officer on patrol at 2:45 a.m. spotted a green bicycle lying on its side on the driveway of a residence in the 3100 block of South Olive Avenue. A vehicle parked nearby had its driver’s door open and the interior had been ransacked. The owner said nothing appeared to be missing. Police took the bicycle and placed it in the evidence locker as found property.
Theft: Two men and a woman entered a store in the 2100 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. They grabbed four cases of beer, then walked out of the store without paying for them. They made their getaway in a rental van, which was parked at a gas pump. Value of the stolen beer was $104.
Theft: A man walked into a store in the 2700 block of Lake Avenue. He took two cases of beer from the cooler, then walked out the door and placed it in his car. He returned to the store and took two more cases of beer, then exited. Value of the stolen beer was $100.
Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach
Criminal mischief: A man left his car in a fenced-in area at his workplace in the 4400 block of Gun Club Road. When he returned for it two days later, the vehicle had been keyed all over.
Theft: Multiple bottles of liquor with a total value of $285 were stolen from a store in the 4400 block of Malaleuca Lane. A review of security video showed two men load up a cart with bottles of tequila, rum and cognac, then wheel it out of the exit without paying for it.
Theft: The engine computer was removed from a vehicle parked in the 6800 block of Wallis Road. Security video showed a man in a white Ford Ranger pickup pull up next to the vehicle and open its hood.
Sheriff’s Office, Mangonia Park
Theft: A credit card scanner was removed from a pump at a gas station in the 1100 block of 45th Street. Value of the scanner was $80.
Sheriff’s Office, Lake Worth
Strong-arm robbery: A man was sitting on the beach in the first block of South Ocean Boulevard when he was approached by three unknown males. When they told him they were going to take his backpack, the man replied, “No.” One of the males punched him in the jaw, while another grabbed his backpack. The man told a deputy that he passed out multiple times after the incident and requested to be taken to the hospital.
Vehicle burglary: A vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Fourth Street was burglarized overnight. Among items stolen were credit and debit cards, a passport, Social Security card, clothing and footwear. Damage was done to two of the vehicle’s windows.
Property damage: A boat was found washed up on shore in the 100 block of North Ocean Boulevard. The boat was flipped over, and the engine cover and debris were floating nearby. Police learned that the boat’s owner was rescued earlier that day by the Coast Guard, who advised him to have the vessel towed. Due to financial constraints, the man did not call for a tow. Police spoke to the owner, who said he did not have insurance. A towing company was called. Because the boat was beyond repair, it was placed in a dump truck.
Business burglary: The main door to a business in the 1500 block of West Lantana Road was found wide open, and the frame was damaged. Nothing of value appeared to be missing.
Fraud: A woman in the 1400 block of Skylark Lane was alerted by her bank to an attempt to use her debit card for a $340 purchase. The charge was declined. The woman was later contacted by a business informing her that a $270 purchase was ready for pickup. The woman had not ordered anything from the store, but she was able to obtain the name and email address of the person who placed the order. She provided the information to police.
Theft: A registration decal was removed from the license plate of a vehicle in the 7000 block of Half Moon Circle in Hypoluxo.
Sheriff’s Office, Lantana
Criminal mischief: A man broke a glass door at a business in the 7000 block of Seacrest Boulevard. He told employees to call the police, then left the scene. Deputies detained the man at a nearby gas station. He refused treatment by Fire Rescue and threatened to kill one of the firefighters. Cost of the broken glass door was $1,200.
Sheriff’s Office, Royal Palm Beach
Suspicious person: An employee at an establishment in the 10000 block of Belvedere Road asked a man to leave after he started asking other patrons to buy him drinks. The man started getting loud and pulled up his shirt, revealing what appeared to be a silver handgun tucked into his waistband. The man then left, running to a nearby store. A deputy located the man and found a silver-colored beer can tucked into his waistband. He was given a trespass warning from the bar.
Theft: When a man went to check out at a store in the 500 block of North State Road 7, he realized his wallet was missing. He immediately locked his credit cards, but discovered that one had been used and declined at a gas station.
Sheriff’s Office, Wellington
Theft: A man who stayed at a medical facility in the 10100 block of Forest Hill Boulevard realized his wallet was missing after he was discharged. Contents included a debit card, driver’s license and Social Security card. When he went to cancel his debit card, he discovered it was used at a vending machine at the medical facility.
Theft: An employee of an eatery in the 10100 block of Forest Hill Boulevard was accused of altering the tip amount on a dinner check. The restaurant declined to prosecute.
Theft: A campaign sign was removed from a yard in the first block of Pacer Circle.
Sheriff’s Office, Greenacres
Shots fired into dwelling: Someone fired two shots at a residence in the 3000 block of Martin Avenue at 7:20 a.m. One resident was sleeping in her bedroom when a bullet entered through her window and into the closet. A second bullet entered through a sliding glass door, travel through the kitchen wall and lodged in a window frame in the living room. One resident was awake during the incident, and she told a deputy she did not see anyone in the area who could have fired the bullets.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.