Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

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    August 21, 2014

    Royal Palm Beach High Assistant Principal Stabbed During Altercation

    An assistant principal at Royal Palm Beach High was stabbed this morning while she tried to break up a fight between students. According to Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, a little after 7 Thursday morning, the assistant principal was monitoring the outside of the school, located on Wildcat Way and Bo ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Conducting "Traffic Enforcement Initiative" Friday

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office will be conducting something called a "traffic enforcement initiative" all day Friday as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The PBSO said on its Facebook page that its officers will be all about traffic enforcement in unincorporated Palm Beach Count ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    South Florida Dive Charters Accused of Feeding Sharks, According to FWC

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission caught a man illegally feeding a shark in state waters last month. The feeding of sharks has been banned in Florida since 2002. But, according to the FWC, Randall Jordan of Emerald Charters of Jupiter, ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Marijuana Grow House Found in West Palm Beach Garage

    A strange turn of events that started with three guys trying to break into a house and threatening a little kid with a gun eventually led Palm Beach County cops to a home that was allegedly being used as a marijuana grow house. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call to repo ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Donna Klein Jewish Academy On Lockdown After Apparent Bomb Threat UPDATE

    UPDATE: The K-9 bomb dogs and bomb unit say they have searched the school and determined that there is no bomb. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says that students at Donna Klein Jewish Academy have been allowed to go back to school now that the threat appears to have been a hoax. The Head o ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Pilots Say Green Laser Light Is Interfering with Flights at PBIA

    Whoever's flashing a green laser light in the dark near Palm Beach International Airport, knock it off. It's messing with flights, multiple pilots report. And it's a felony to aim a laser pointer at anyone driving a car, vessel or aircraft. Authorities are trying to track down the flasher(s), a ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Poisoned Pixie Stix and Razor Blades in the Baby Ruth: The Truth About Sabotaged Halloween Candy

    I'll never forget Halloween when I was seven years old. After a night of picking up the goods going door-to-door in the neighborhood, I immediately dump my new stash out on the living room floor. A Baby Ruth first. I take those first delicious bites. Suddenly, a sharp pain blitzkriegs my tongue. Nex ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Florida Dad Attacks Junior Hockey Player After His Son Gets Elbowed During a Game

    A Boca hockey dad was a little too involved with his son's Jr. league hockey team when he decided he didn't like another player getting physical with his boy. So he decided to run onto the ice and attack that kid like he was begging for a five minute major. Ahhh fatherhood. It's all about being t ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Boca Raton Lingerie Model Accused Of Six Counts Of Arson

    A Boca Raton "gothic" and lingerie model set fire to five cars across the suburbs, authorities say. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office told the Palm Beach Post that Rose Cohen, 18, and pal Christoper MacDonald lit across a neighborhood near Powerline Road and U.S. 441, where they also allegedly razed ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Marijuana Bale Shaped Like a Beer Keg Found By Lifeguards

    Working as a lifeguard in South Florida is more than just about keeping your eyes open in case somebody drowns. It's also about keeping your eyes open in case drugs wash up on shore. And, at around 11:45 a.m. Monday morning, Gulfstream Park lifeguards earned their pay when they spotted a giant bale ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Googly Eyed Lady Wanted in West Palm Bank Fraud

    Do you recognize this woman? Have you worked with her? Has one of her large, bulgy eyeballs brushed against you at a bus stop? The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is looking for her, because they say a car was burglarized and she committed check fraud using the person's identity.

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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 8, 2012

    Twins Shot While Driving in Belle Glade

    Two 22-year-old brothers were shot just before 1 a.m. while driving in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. One of the men was found near the intersection of SW Fifth Street and SW B Place, and the other was several blocks away in the passenger seat of the brothers' car. ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Do You Recognize This Lady Accused of Cashing Stolen Checks From Palm Beach County?

    The charming woman pictured at right is accused of stealing checks out of two cars in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach on March 24. From the looks of those wide eyes and her death grip on the steering wheel, she spends a lot of money on caffeinated beverages.I've requested more information (which ban ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Police Say This Guy on a Razor Scooter Robbed a 97-Year-Old Woman

    On April 12, a 97-year-old woman was out with her 85-year-old sister, doing what old folks do. Police didn't say what they were doing, exactly -- probably drinking milk shakes and talking about Herbert Hoover or how crazy air travel is or whatever people talk about when they're pretty much made of d ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    PBSO Would Really Like to Catch the Guy Robbing Burger Kings in a Barack Obama Mask

    ​Somewhere in Palm Beach County, there is a man with red gloves, a Barack Obama mask, a silver handgun, and a pile of money that smells like French fries.The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sent out another news release yesterday about the string of four fast-food robberies that started in Dece ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Police Searching for Dennis Palmer, Disabled Western Palm Beach County Man

    ​The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sent out a message late last night asking for help finding 48-year-old South Bay man Dennis Palmer, who officials said has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old and was last seen walking "walking west bound from Palm Beach Road toward the cane field in South ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    PBSO Conducts West Palm Trailer Park Prostitution Sting, Releases Price List

    ​The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office arrested 17 people Thursday in "an enforcement operation targeting street level prostitution" in the Plantation Mobile Home Park in West Palm Beach, according to a news release.The release also included a dissemination log of the arrests, but the spreadsheet was sp ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Snooze Theatre Reopens: Top Ten Snooze Slogan Suggestions

    SHOW TONIGHT: Weird Wives, Low Level Lazer Radiation, and more at the Snooze! ​You may have heard by word of mouth (the Snooze Theatre's most popular marketing method) that it's a big Wayne's World "game on!" once again. Jordan Pettingill and C.J. Jankow are moving forward after a month or ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Snooze Theatre Raided by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

    ​Essential local DIY live-music venue the Snooze Theatre had its Monday-evening entertainment cut short by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office this week. The Lake Park venue, which was previously a blues club called the Orange Door, has been open for a little more than half a year. This is repo ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Cops: DUI Suspect Says He Doesn't Remember Causing "Fireball" Crash That Killed Woman

    ​After Edson Ramirez-Jaimes allegedly blew through some red lights and crashed into an SUV, causing a "fireball" and killing the driver on Christmas Eve, the cops say he told them he never even remembered driving.According to documents from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Ramirez-Jaimes, 2 ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Roseann Arces Gets Probation for Assaulting "Jewish Bitch" After Backing Into Her Car

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRoseann Spera Arces​Roseann Spera Arces decided to settle a minor car accident in a bank parking lot by beating up the other woman for being Jewish. That would be a felony.Arces, 49, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months' probation, instead of the ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Teenager Driving Stolen BMW Killed by Karma Police: Friend Was Playing With Gun, Cops Say

    ​A 15-year-old kid who allegedly stole a BMW with his friends was shot and killed this morning by one of his accomplices, who was playing with a gun in the back seat of the car, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.The cops say they think the three boys, all juveniles, were cruising ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    PBSO Looking for a Couple of Rapists, Including One Violent Serial Rapist

    PBSOWho has two thumbs and is a suspected rapist? That guy.​If you know a guy who may or may not have raped four women and looks a lot like the dude in the picture to the right, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office would like to know about that.Detectives from PBSO are looking for the "very viol ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    False Weed Is Back and Legal -- for Now

    forum.grasscity.comThat is allegedly real weed, but it's also in an alligator's mouth.​Synthetic marijuana, spice, fake weed -- whatever you want to call it. It's back.The feds but the kibosh on the nonweed a few months ago, banning the five chemicals that were producing THC-like effects.Now, manu ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Jupiter Farms Woman Thinks People May Be Eating Her Family's Pets​If your family's pet goats go missing and your first inclination is that somebody ate them, you might live in Jupiter Farms.But that's what Stephanie Tesley tells the Palm Beach Post she believes happened, apparently very distraught over her family's missing goats."I know a lot of ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Mug-Shot Monday: Celebrity Look-Alikes

    Welcome to our first mug-shot Monday. We've scrolled through more than 700 mug shots from the last week and found four people who bare striking resemblances to certain celebrities. Our hope is that this weekly post will be enough to take away your Monday blues, if only for a few seconds. Check out o ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Bank Robber in Lake Worth Pours Gas on Teller's Counter

    Flickr​A gun apparently wasn't threat enough for a bank robber who struck Wednesday afternoon at the SunTrust location on South Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office reports that the gunman also poured gasoline on the counter of the teller's window.Presumably, the man's poin ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    [UPDATEDx2] PBSO Deputy Shoots, Kills Man at Boynton Beach Strip Mall

    Flickr​We've got a breaking story in suburban Boynton Beach where just after 6 a.m., a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy had a confrontation that ended in a man's shooting death.At the moment, details are sketchy, but it appears the deputy was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Palm Beach County's Serial Rapist Will Get America's Most Wanted Treatment

    Sketch: PBSO / P. Moody​He has raped at least four women during a 9-month period, according to investigators with the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, which is still looking for the man. Tomorrow night, viewers of America's Most Wanted get to take a crack at it. The show airs Saturday at 9 on WSVN-7.O ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Morning Juice: LeBron Feeling Heat; Frankel Takes Page From FDR

    ​A spin through the local headlines this Thursday morning:LeBron James is said to be "leaning" toward joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on a potentially unbeatable Miami Heat team that will be pure evil. [ESPN]Former Miramar commissioner Fitzroy Salesman will be sentenced today after his convicti ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Who Belongs to This Plunging Neckline? (Palm Beach Sheriff Wants to Know)

    Photo: PBSO​The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office doesn't have the same flair for giving its criminal suspects colorful nicknames as Broward Sheriff's Office, but maybe we can help. In this surveillance photo you can see two women wanted for using a stolen credit card to make purchases at Target and Bes ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    FAU Student Reported Missing

    Courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.​A 26-year-old Florida Atlantic University student who lives in West Palm Beach has been reported missing. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Frantzdy Cherisma has not been seen at home, school, or work in eight days. There's been no ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Victims Named in Lake Worth Shootout

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeBrooke Harris​Local police just released the names of four young people involved in a shooting between two cars early Sunday morning in Lake Worth. Brooke Harris, a 19-year-old from Boynton Beach, was driving one car. She was shot once in the back. The Palm Beach ... 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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    January 26, 2010

    Methodical Police Work Leads to Capture of Drug Store Cowboys

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeJoseph Serkosky​This was a straightforward criminal plot: The bad guys wanted drugs. A pain clinic wall blocked their access to said drugs. So they destroyed that wall. (1) Smash; (2) Grab. Almost elegant in its simplicity. And the score was huge: some 56,000 pill ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Morning Juice: Break in 25-Year-old Murder Case in Jupiter; Ethics Panel Driving Hard Bargain in Broward

    ​Your daily glance at the headlines in South Florida:The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office closed a 25-year-old cold case yesterday with the help of DNA evidence that linked a Fort Myers man to the 1984 murder of Vickie Lynne Long in Jupiter. The suspect, Todd Clayton Campbell, was 22 and lived on the s ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Morning Juice: Standoff With Palm Beach Deputy in Delray; Canes Lose to World's Finest University

    ​As we wind down 2009, a glance through the local headlines:In the Acreage, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office had a lengthy standoff with one of its own, 41-year-old Gary Gionnatti, who deputies feared had weapons and allegedly made threats to use them on himself. [Palm Beach Post]Not even the Coral ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Wellington Man Dies in Car Accident, One Day Before 21st Birthday

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office has just released the name of the man who was killed this morning in a one-vehicle accident on Perimeter Road in West Palm Beach. His name is Kyle Reese Chiet, a 20-year-old from Wellington who would have turned 21 tomorrow.According to the incident report, Chiet was ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Can You Guess This Stripper's Age?

    Photo: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office​On the right, pictured beneath the unforgiving fluorescent light in the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, that's Ann Marie Fletcher, a dancer at Platinum Showgirls. Or at least she was a dancer as recently as October 30, when the Boynton Beach club was raided b ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Oh #%&@! Cars Are Talking to Loxahatchee Schoolchildren.

    Flickr: Loren JavierKids: Do not talk to cars, especially when you're gobbling psychedelics.​Hot off the wire from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office: There have been several suspicious incidents in the area of Osceola Creek Middle School, Loxahatchee in the last week or so. We have two vehicles tha ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Hey, Laser Geeks: Stop Playing Star Wars at the Palm Beach Airport

    Flckr user: pedrosimoes7Keep your lasers out of my eyes!​More than 20 times in the past year, pranksters have shone a green laser beam into the cockpits of planes landing at Palm Beach International Airport, attempting to blind the pilots. No planes have crashed, but at least one pilot was injured ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Name Released of Palm Beach Sheriff's Aide Killed in Crash

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeCarl Willis​Carl Willis is the name of the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office community aide killed in a crash Tuesday. Here's the release from PBSO:It is with deep regret and great sadness that Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, District 14 (Lake Worth) informs you of ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Suspect in Triple Murder Arrested

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeBruce Strachan​The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of Bruce Strachan, the ex-con wanted in connection with a triple murder this past weekend in Lake Worth. He was arrested less than an hour ago in Delray Beach without incident.Strachan, 25, wil ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Stings So Good! But How Will We Con Criminals Next Time?

    Flickr: quickcuffed"Welcome to Al's! Let me show you to your cell. Can I tell you about our special on bologna sandwiches?"​Operation Show Me the Money was a big hit for the Fort Lauderdale Police, who invited people with outstanding warrants to collect stimulus checks only to be arrested. In this ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Who Is Stealing Palm Beach County's Lawnmowers?

    Flickr: NotleySomewhere someone is building a landscaping arsenal with stolen equipment.​All this worrying about serial cat killers and serial horse killers has led us to overlook the very serial nature of how lawn-care equipment has been vanishing from North Palm Beach County.The latest one occur ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Armed Man Demands Happy Ending at West Palm Massage Parlor

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a guy who looked like the one on the right showed up for an appointment Saturday afternoon at a massage parlor on Belvedere Road and forced the masseuse, at gunpoint, to perform oral sex on him. Apparently unsatisfied, he then allegedly yanked he ... More >>

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