Boynton Beach Police Department

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    June 3, 2014

    Boynton Beach Police to Protest, Ask for City Manager's Resignation

    More than 50 Boynton Beach Police officers are protesting outside of City Hall before Tuesday afternoon's commission meeting, demanding that City Manager Lori LaVerriere resign. The officers are protesting what they say are overdue raises. Negotiations for those raises have been a source of conflic ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Boynton Beach Police Caught on Video Using Chokehold, Kicking Students

    Members of the Boynton Beach Police Department were caught on cell-phone video using excessive force on two seventh-graders they pulled off a school bus for bad behavior. The two videos, uploaded to, show one officer putting one of the students in a chokehold and another officer kickin ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Scam Alert: Cop Impersonator Seeking Money for Fake Red-Light Tickets

    Boynton Beach Police are warning the public that a man may be calling senior citizens and pretending to be a lieutenant with the Palm beach Sheriff's Office. He may be tricking people into believing that they owe money for failing to stop at red lights. In a statement, police said that an 80-year- ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Boynton Woman Gave Credit Cards to Cops So They Could Hire a Hit Man for Her

    A Boynton Beach woman hated her husband so much that she wanted to have him killed. So she gave a couple of cops credit cards to give to a potential hit man. The cops said they were cops. They were wearing tactical vests that said POLICE on them. They were very obviously cops. If they were any more ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Boynton Beach PD Uses Twitter to Shame School Zone Speeders

    Twitter -- the world-shaking social media platform that toppled an Egyptian government and organized social causes from Trayvon Martin to gay marriage -- is great for public shaming. Boyfriend cheats, blast his ass with 140-characters. Bad service at a hot spot? Spill to the Twitterverse. One LA res ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Cops: Woman Hit Husband With a Brick and Then Called Police to Report She Was Attacked

    Boynton Beach Police say a woman who called them Tuesday to report her husband had attacked her was actually the one who did the attacking. Natacha Jean-Baptiste, 41, was arrested after cops showed up responding to her call, only to find that she allegedly hit her husband in the face with a brick. ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Two Men on the Run After Boynton Beach Motel Shooting, Cops Say (UPDATED)

    Update, 1 p.m.: Added just-released information about the victims and suspects.A man is in critical condition after being shot in his Boynton Beach motel room, police report, and the two suspects wanted in the robbery escaped before police could arrive.Police say 45-year-old Neil Rogers is the owner ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Another Suspect Shoots at Palm Beach County Police, Dies

    Last week, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shot three people in six days -- two of those people shot at police, and one of them shot a lieutenant and a police dog.This week, the Boynton Beach Police have trouble of their own.Boynton Beach officers spotted what they suspected to be a ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Boynton Beach Fisherman Finds 40-Pound Bale of Marijuana in Ocean

    Boynton Beach Police are investigating the origins of a giant brick of marijuana that was fished out of the Atlantic earlier this week and is large enough to keep Frito-Lay in business for the next decade.Covered in barnacles and weighing in at around 40 pounds, the bale of ganja looks slightly less ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Palm Beach Police Animal Interactions: Burglar Befriends Terrible Guard Dog, Cop Saves Stupid Turtle

    We've got a twofer of animal stories out of Palm Beach County. The first is from Delray Beach: According to police, two men tried to break into a house on Swinton Avenue on May 17 by chucking a brick through a window but fled when they discovered the windows were hurricane glass and therefore not re ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Gang Activity May Be to Blame in Boynton Beach Double Homicide

    ​Whatever happened in the 1600 block of NE Second Court in Boynton Beach, it's all bad news.Sisters Janice Rahming, 54, and Daphne Clemons, 41, were both shot and killed Saturday night by unnamed suspects who police believe are dangerous enough that a Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman sent out an e ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Danny Pham Allegedly Got a Cock in the Mail, Which the Cops Say Is a Probation Violation

    ​Danny Pham's probation terms forbid him from possessing animals. That's the short explanation of how to get arrested for picking up a rooster from the post office.According to an arrest report from the Boynton Beach Police Department, an animal-control officer got word that Pham, 36, was at the p ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Boynton Beach 3-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Father; Cops Thinking Mexico

    Boynton Beach Police Department​A Boynton Beach woman allowed the father of her 3-year-old girl to take the child for a weekend visit, but seeing as it's now Tuesday, the cops are thinking the father is headed for Mexico.According to Stephanie Slater of the Boynton Beach Police Department, 26-year ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Crappy Boat Drivers in Boynton Beach Lose Nearly 1,300 Pounds of Weed to the Cops

    Boynton Beach Police DepartmentBales o' weed.​When you're bringing more than $1 million worth of weed into Boynton Beach on a boat from the Bahamas, it's probably a good idea to know how to drive said boat.After Sean Debiase, 42, and Chet Hirshfield, 35, ran their boat into two different sandbars ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    David Britto Fired From the Boynton Beach Police Department

    David Britto, who's been in Brazil for nearly a month, was fired from the Boynton Beach Police Department.​Alleged meth trafficker/federal fugitive David Britto has officially been fired from the Boynton Beach Police Department.Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater tells the Pulp that the former cop ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Markell Hollis, Boynton Beach Burglary/Car Chase Suspect, Turns Himself In

    Florida Department of CorrectionsMarkell Hollis is now in jail.​The Boynton Beach Police Department says 22-year-old Markell Hollis -- who escaped police after an alleged burglary and car chase on Tuesday -- turned himself in at the Palm Beach County Jail last night.Hollis, who police said "should ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Boynton Beach Cops Released From Hospital; Burglary Suspect Still Missing

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeIf you see Markell Hollis, call the cops.​All three of the Boynton Beach Police officers injured during Officer Rachel Loy's third car crash have been released from the hospital -- including Loy herself -- but one of the suspects from the burglary they were respon ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Boynton Beach Cop Accused of Faking Report; Fourth Department Officer Arrested In 30 Days

    PBSOAlex Lindsey​Boynton Beach Police Officer Alex Lindsey -- who once famously arrested a woman named Merry Christmas -- was arrested today on charges that he lied in an arrest report, according to the State Attorney's Office.According to prosecutors, Lindsey wrote in a police report that he' ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Unsuspecting 75-Year-Old Falls Victim to Most Predictable Con Ever

    Burgle, Rob, and Con​The Boynton Beach Police Department is advising South Florida residents to act more like selfish pricks if they don't want to get scammed. Con artists, cops say, have been calling Palm Beach county households, claiming to be long-lost relatives in need of money. And, some naiv ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Boynton Beach Police Officer of the Year Arrested as Alleged Meth Salesman

    Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police2010's meth salesman cop of the year, David Britto (holding plaque).​Last year's Officer of the Year from the Boynton Beach Police Department now faces up to life in prison for meth trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Officer David ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Terrible Packaging Skills Induce Boynton Beach Bomb Scare

    Boynton Beach Police DepartmentHere's the nonbomb that showed up at World Savings bank's mail center today.​Apparently a cardboard box semi-sealed by Scotch tape with wires hanging out is all it takes for someone to be pretty sure they just got a bomb in the mail.Boynton Beach police spokeswoman S ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito's Trial Rules (Shhh. Don't Mention She Was an Escort)

    Boynton Beach Police DepartmentDalia and Michael Dippolito, before all the drama.​Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach newlywed accused of plotting to have her husband killed, was in court yesterday preparing for her April 25 trial. Her lawyers and prosecutors from the Palm Beach State Attorney's Of ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Targeting Cancer Patients in Medication Scam: Is This Most Evil Plot Ever?

    FlickrUnless you see this badge, you're not dealing with the real DEA.​There may be no honor among thieves, but still it's shocking to hear that scammers would target a 55-year-old woman who's already cursed with cancer.According to a release by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the woman recei ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Boynton Beach Looking for Hipster Bank Robber

    Photo: Boynton Beach Police​The Great Depression had Bonnie and Clyde. This not-quite-great depression of modern times has the gentleman to the right. Yup, a cheap knockoff. I think that's a trilby he's wearing, which would have looked better on Clyde Barrow, circa 1933.From the Boynton Beach Poli ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Dalia Dippolito's Valentine's Day Wishes

    Courtesy of Boynton Beach Police Department.The happy couple.​Between her racy text messages to a secret lover and videos of her rendezvous with a supposed hit man, there's little evidence left to scandalize followers of Dalia Dippolito's salacious murder-for-hire tale. Yet buried in a mountain of ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    School Bus Involved in Crash With Motorcycle

    Flickr: ScootzsxA Suzuki Berman like the one involved in the accident.​The Boynton Beach Police Department is reporting that there's been a collision between a school bus and a motorcycle on the 200 block of Southwest 13th Avenue. No children were injured, but from what we know about the accident, ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    NEW UPDATE: Child Abduction in Boynton Beach Was Just Spat With Dad

    Boynton Beach Police Department​The Boynton Police have released news about the girl "abducted" in Boynton today: It was her dad. And he wasn't kidnapping her, just being extra persuasive about getting her back in his car. The father had just dropped his 5-year-old son at the bus stop when his dau ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Accused Child Molestor in Boynton May Have Had Multiple Victims

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeHullfish​Chad Hullfish told Boynton Beach Police detectives that he molested his 8-year-old niece and that he may have also had illegal contact with his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter, according to a probable cause affidavit released today. In that document, Hul ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Arrest in Theft of Haitian Charity Funds

    Of all the things to steal and of all the times to steal it, Gerrell Hall made some poor choices. The 22-year-old has been arrested by Boynton Beach Police for having stolen a container full of cash designated for Haiti relief.Police relied on surveillance video in identifying Hall as the man who on ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Teens Arrested for String of Armed Burglaries

    A group of four Boynton Beach adolescents, ranging from age 14 to 17, are behind at least six cases of armed robbery, according to Boynton Beach Police who apprehended the four today and are investigating whether the teens committed even more robberies.Their names: Gary Finklea, 17; Tydarius William ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Victims Identified in Boynton Shooting

    Benton Lineau is the name of the man who was driving a gold Lincoln Navigator last night, when he was shot in the chest, say Boynton Beach Police. The 23-year-old, who crashed into a home on the 2000 block of Northeast 3rd Street, died later at Delray Trauma Center.Police were investigating that sho ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Boynton Beach Man Accused of Beating 11-Month-Old Infant

    Jean-Carlo Baptist told police that he was tired and trying to sleep after working a night job, when his 11-week-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. His wife was working at Walgreens at the time. Baptist had told paramedics that his daughter had fallen out of bed, but after questioning by Boynton Bea ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Boynton Beach Fires Cop After Domestic Abuse Case, Despite Acquittal

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeThomas Jones​Thomas Jones, an officer with the Boynton Beach Police Department, has been fired following his arrest for domestic battery in January of last year. Jones was acquitted in a jury trial in April, but in a memo released today, Boynton Beach City Manager ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    [UPDATED] Bomb Threat at Winn-Dixie in Boynton

    A news release that sounds like the opening scene from a movie inspired by a Marvel Comics series, from Boynton Beach Police:Police have responded to a bomb threat at Winn Dixie at 1620 S. Federal Highway. A man called the store to say he was going to blow up the store and they should get everyone o ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    [Updated -- Again] In Boynton Beach, a 10-Year-Old Struck by a Car

    The accident on Congress Avenue happened an hour ago. The 10-year-old, who wasn't named in the Boynton Beach Police Department release, has been taken to the trauma center in Delray Beach. It's not safe for adults to be pedestrians in Florida, much less kids.From police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater: ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Siren Call: You're Attracted to a Lady in Uniform; She's Attracted to Drunk Drivers

    Photo: Boynton Beach Police Department​For single men who go to singles bars, then drink till they're charming: Opportunity knocks on the streets of Boynton Beach. Actually, that's not a knock so much as a... police siren? Those flashing lights must mean this one wants it bad. Was it your tricked- ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Drug Arrest in Boynton Beach Sparks Racial Unrest

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeBarkavius McCray, sporting the shiner he got after his encounter with the Boynton Beach Police.​After arresting a young black man last night in Sara Sims Park, two white Boynton Beach Police officers faced down an angry crowd threatening violence.According to the ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    X-Rated Details on Platinum Showgirls Case

    Flickr: xue891​In a post Friday I quoted a former dancer who claimed that clubowner Matt Barrow was conscientious about the law and that he strictly forbade both drugs and sex with customers. She expressed doubt about investigators' claims that Barrow and club managers were aware of and profited f ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Delray Beach Cop Charged With Domestic Abuse, Battery

    Roldry Philia, a 34-year-old Delray Beach Police officer, was arrested late last night on charges of beating his wife. The probable cause affidavit released by the Boynton Beach Police Department does not mention the name of Philia's wife, just that she's 24 years old. She told police that she'd bee ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Video of Boynton Purse Snatcher

    Boynton Beach Police are hoping this newly released video of a Britney Spears look-alike purse snatcher and her accomplice help nab the pair. Shortly after this scene, the young woman in the foreground exercises her sticky fingers, boldly grabbing the Kate Spade purse belong to a 79-year-old woman w ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Mailman Gets DUI After Passing Out on Route

    Flickr: ncbronteCliff Claven endorses mouthwash as a mailman's way out of a DUI. Just don't drink the whole bottle.​Just after noon today, Boynton Beach Police responded to a report that a mailman was slumped over the wheel of his mail truck. Cops say that the mailman, Kevin Michael Crocilla, then ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Sex on the Beach: Cops LOVE Going Undercover at Strip Clubs

    Photo: Courtesy Boynton Beach PoliceThe scene Friday night at Platinum​After DEA and a Boynton Beach Police SWAT team stormed into the Plantinum Showgirls nightclub on Friday night, it was a good bet that that was going to be the sexiest news story of the weekend. But with the FBI now hanging out ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Boynton Beach Police Release Names of Those Charged in Platinum Showgirls Case

    Flickr: nightride​Stephanie Slater, spokeswoman for the Boynton Beach Police Department, just sent across a list of the people charged in connection with alleged crimes at Platinum Showgirls gentleman's club. It's a long list, and it starts with the owners, who face the severest penalties:Matt Bar ... More >>

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    October 31, 2009

    Police Raid Platinum Showgirls in Boynton

    For four months, the Boynton Beach Police Department has been investigating the Platinum Showgirls strip club on North Federal Highway, and tonight they swooped in. According to a just-issued department release, some 50 police officers have swarmed the club in what spokeswoman Stephanie Slater is ca ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Boynton Cops Aren't As Racially Insensitive as the Dalia Dippolito Video Sounds

    If you watched the above video of Boyton Beach cops telling Dalia Dippolito that her husband had been killed, then you might pick up on a line that sounds a bit racially insensitive.If you haven't followed the news, Dippolito allegedly hired a hitman to kill her husband. The hitman was actually an u ... More >>

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