Stephanie Slater

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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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    December 10, 2012

    Serial Dust Cleaner Huffer Dies in TJ Maxx Parking Lot

    A man police picked up three separate times for huffing dust cleaner in public has died, making this both the weirdest and saddest sentence you'll read all day. Patrick Henderson's decomposing body was found lying face-down in the backseat of a Ford Explorer in the parking lot of a T.J. Maxx in Boy ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Dalia Dippolito Cop, Sgt. Frank Ranzie, Under Investigation For Possible Kiddie Porn

    Boynton Beach police Sgt. Frank Ranzie, the cop who handled the Dalia Dippolito murder-for-hire plot, is reportedly under investigation for having kiddie porn on his laptop. According to the report, the porn was discovered after Ranzie brought his laptop in for service after it was hit with a virus ... 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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    July 13, 2012

    Accused Drug Trafficker Karl Gross Gets Shot, Won't Press Charges

    Last night around 10:45, 30-year-old Karl Gross was sitting on a porch on Ocean Drive in Boynton Beach when someone shot him. He was taken to the hospital, as people with bullets in them so frequently are, and it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant for drug trafficking."So," writes Boynton ... 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 11, 2012

    Roosevelt Mondesir Douses Son's Mother in Gasoline, Sets Her Afire at 7-Eleven, Police Say (Updated, Again)

    Update 2, 11:40 a.m.: Added details of the crime to the bottom of the post, including details that were incorrectly reported by police earlier in the day.Update, 9:01 a.m.: Added info about locations of those involved.Original post, 7:48 a.m.:Police haven't released much yet, but something bad happe ... 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    November 18, 2010

    Have You Seen This 250-Pound Mermaid?

    Boynton Beach PDShe didn't swim away.​Police in Boynton Beach are on the lookout for a large green mermaid. Or a statue of one anyway.Last night, Timothy Gallo, 47, reported to police that the statue had apparently been stolen from the backyard of his house on NE Tenth Avenue. The statue has been ... 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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    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 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 12, 2009

    Still No Arrests in Robbery of Canadian Tourists in Boynton Beach

    What's with Boynton Beach suddenly becoming a hot spot for South Florida crime? Early yesterday, a couple of exhausted Canadian tourists trying to drive through the night to South Beach, pulled off on I-95 at Boynton Beach Boulevard, then parked at a closed gas station so they could switch drivers, ... 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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    November 21, 2006

    Drugs and Death

    Nikk Stephanie Slater did excellent workon the Florida Atlantic University drug overdose death of 18-year-old Nicole Phillips and 19-year-old Richard Cardinale. Slater definitely has the bug, man -- you know, that thing that drives you to tell the whole damn story. It's in maybe 20 percent of repor ... More >>

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    November 20, 2006

    Great Scott

    Jake Hey I make fun of Dave Hyde too much not to point out his story on Sunday about Dolphin great Jake Scott. It was a good idea to track the guy down and a lucky stroke not only to find him at home, but that he was kind of enough to give Hyde (barely) enough for a story. And it's an excellent art ... More >>

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    November 17, 2006
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    September 29, 2006

    Top of the News

    Damn strong news day. Some of the better stuff: -- Both the Sentinel (Jerome Burdi and Mike Clary) and the Palm Beach Post (Stephanie Slater) have the barn-burner about the arrest of a couple of thieving, high-living, Vegas-loving, skirt-chasing priests. These dudes, John Skehan and Francis Guin ... More >>

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    September 22, 2006

    The Boca News Flatters The Palm Beach Post

    The Boca Raton News followed Stephanie Slater's article about Delray Beach police officer Vincent Balestrieri, who allegedly lied about going back to Iraq so he could collect some department dough. And there were a few, um, similarities between the story Boca News city editor Dale M. King wrote and ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006

    De La Cruz Empowering Cheapskates Everywhere

    Lifestyles columnist Ralph de la Cruz asks us in a headline today, "'Are we tightwads for wanting our 'loose change'?" The answer, before we go any further, is a resounding "hells yes." But here's the key passage, which comes after he tells the story of his family getting overbilled one Thanksgiving ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006

    The Edna Buchanan Effect?

    I don't know what's in the water (or the estrogen) around here, but in South Florida right now a handful of journalistas are lighting up the newspapers in the crime-writing department. From the Herald you have this generation's grande dame of the genre, Wanda DeMarzo. She's relentless, has the best ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006

    What The Hell Is A Jim Belushi Performance?

    The Palm Beach Post's bloated blogosphere has apparently had a bit of a shake-up. Cops reporter Andrew Marra is no longer writing crime (he's gone to GA) and taking over his crime blog, Behind The Yellow Tape, is reporter Stephanie Slater. Her debut is fairly promising. There's a post featuring perh ... More >>

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    March 28, 2006
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    March 2, 2006

    Magazine Copy Rights

    It's no big deal when a local reporter gets ripped off, apparently