West Palm Beach Police
Criminal mischief: Police were called to a park in the 2400 block of North Flagler Drive, where a couple was feuding. The woman said she went to the park to meet her ex-boyfriend. She gave him some food she had bought, but he was angry about the new man in her life and dumped the food on the ground. He threw a bottle at the windshield of her vehicle, damaging it. The ex-boyfriend then punctured two tires on his own vehicle, the woman said, before calling police to the scene. The chain of events given by the ex-boyfriend differed. He said the woman came to the park to gloat about her new beau. Done with his attempt to fish and reluctant to get into a verbal battle, the ex-boyfriend went back to his vehicle. He said the woman followed him, puncturing the tires and throwing a glass bottle at him. He ducked, and the bottle hit the windshield of her own vehicle. Because of the inconsistencies of the couple’s stories, police did not arrest either party.
Theft: A man went into a store in the 500 block of South Rosemary Avenue, grabbed three pairs of Versace sunglasses and ran out. The sunglasses were valued at $880.
Theft: A registration decal was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Merry Place.
Theft: A woman wearing a brown dress and black fuzzy slippers entered a clothing store in the 700 block of South Rosemary Avenue. She grabbed 10 pairs of black shorts and 10 khaki dresses off a table by the door, then ran out with the $481 in merchandise. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach
Theft: A marine GPS was stolen from the center console of a boat being serviced in the 2200 block of Idlewild Road.
Criminal mischief: Someone poured red paint and a substance appearing to be glue on the windows and walkway of a residence in the 5100 block of Breckenridge Place. The victim told a deputy that other residents also have suffered similar damage. The victim suspects one of the neighbors is the culprit.
Fraud: A $300 check sent out by a business in the 3800 block of Prospect Avenue was somehow intercepted. The amount was changed to $5,653, and the check was cashed by a mobile app.
Sheriff’s Office, Lake Worth Beach
Criminal mischief: A woman’s ex-husband and his wife went to her residence in the 500 block of South B Street to pick up items. While there, the new wife slashed a tire on the ex-wife’s vehicle. The wife was arrested and given a notice to appear in court.
Robbery: A man was standing outside his residence in the 200 block of South B Street when a vehicle pulled up. Five men got out of the vehicle; four were wearing ski masks. The fifth man, unmasked, demanded the man’s cellphone and wallet. The man handed them over. The wallet contained about $45 and his state ID. The men got back into the car and drove off.
Vehicle burglary: Someone broke into a van in the 11 block of South 14th Place and stole tools and a tile grinder with a total value of $230. The burglar also damaged the van’s locks.
Vehicle burglary: Tools valued at more than $1,500 were stolen overnight from an unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of West Mango Street. The victim did not realize his van was burglarized until he was at a job site later in the day.
Vehicle burglary: A vehicle in the 1200 block of Sandpiper Lane was burglarized overnight. Tools valued at $1,335 were stolen.
Battery: Police responded to a 911 call from a residence in the 800 block of East Windward Way. An officer spoke to a woman, who was intoxicated and upset. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, who was calm and cooperative. The woman said she was in an altercation with her friends, but then became uncooperative and refused to say more. Her boyfriend explained to police that she gets jealous of other women when she’s intoxicated. He said she misunderstood something one of her friends said, and in flailing her arms she unintentionally struck the friend. He said he wrapped a towel around her to keep her from flailing or falling down. The friend who was struck did not wish to press charges.
Sheriff’s Office, Royal Palm Beach
Theft: A business in the 300 block of Business Parkway reported the theft of more than $85,000 by a former employee. After the employee was terminated for having an abrasive attitude to co-workers, a check of the finances showed she had used the company credit card for multiple purchases and had made out checks to herself. A deputy advised the owner to continue checking the books for more transgressions. The matter continues under investigation.
Trespass warning: An employee of a business in the 1100 block of North State Road 7 was fired and given a trespass warning for one year from the premises.
Sheriff’s Office, Wellington
Theft: A man in the 11170 block of Greenbriar Circle heard a knock at his door around 1:45 p.m. He went outside to check and saw a man running off with nine political signs that had been up against his house. Value of the stolen signs was $90.
Threats: A man in the 10600 block of Greenwich Lane reported that his brother had threatened to come to his house to kill him. He said his brother owns firearms. A deputy from Martin County checked on the brother, who appeared mentally stable, has a concealed weapons permit and is not a convicted felon. He denied making any threats to his brother.
Sheriff’s Office, Loxahatchee/Acreage
Theft: Someone cut the lines and stole a water filtration system valued at $2,500 from a property in the 17100 block of 73rd Court North.
Sheriff’s Office, Greenacres
Criminal mischief: Someone keyed a vehicle parked at a store in the 4800 block of South Military Trail. The keypad and driver’s side door were damaged. Estimated repair cost was $2,500.
Criminal mischief: A man in the 4100 block of South 57th Avenue awoke around 5 a.m. to the sound of tapping on his bedroom window. He looked outside and saw his ex-girlfriend. He ignored her. Soon after, he heard the sound of glass breaking. After seeing her hitting his car with an unknown object, the man called 911. Damage to his vehicle included smashed windows, multiple dents on the body and scratches on the roof. The man told a deputy the pair had been in a relationship for five days and had ended it three days prior.
Theft: A mountain bike was stolen from the porch of an apartment in the first block of Olive Tree Circle.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill from area law enforcement records.