Police arrest attempted armed burglary suspect

Detectives have arrested a man who was attempting to open the rear gate of a home in Murano Bay early this morning. Todd Ritter, 55, was in possession of a lock blade knife, flashlight and pliers when detectives took him into custody. He is charged with attempted armed burglary to a residence, resisting arrest without violence and possession of burglary tools. Detectives are looking into the possibility that Ritter is responsible for recent burglaries in the city.
We have seen an increase in auto burglaries throughout the city since the beginning of the month, and encourage the community to always take their valuables out of their cars and lock their doors.
We are asking that anyone with surveillance video of suspicious activity, to include someone pulling on car door handles or jumping fences, please contact us at 561-732-8116. You can also send us the information and video via our website and social media.

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BBPD hosts 8th annual South Florida Police K9 Competition

The newest members of the Boynton Beach Police Department K9 Unit are among 30 teams that will put their skills to the test on Saturday at the 8th annual South Florida Police K9 Competition.
Officer Patrick Roedel and his partner, K9 Bane, and teams representing more than one dozen law enforcement agencies across the state will take the field at 2 p.m. at Boynton Beach High School, 4974... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 15-18, 2019

19-014363 Theft 2143 hours 2241 W. Woolbright Rd
Victim parked her vehicle at 2030 hours in Venetian Terrace; when she returned to her vehicle at 2130 hours she realized that her right side view mirror had been stolen. Victim advised there has been an ongoing issue in the community where vehicles have been burglarized.
19-014592 Suspicious Incident 0000... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 15, 2019

19-013874 1921 hours Burglary Auto 300 W Woolbright Rd
Victim advised as she was sitting inside of her vehicle at the above location an unknown W/M with dark clothing opened her vehicle’s front passenger door and removed her Iphone X. He then fled the area in a burgundy colored sedan (unknown tag).
19-013894 2032 hours Shooting 1901 N Seacrest (Ezel Hester)
Officers... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 14, 2019

19-013660 Burglary Residence Delayed RidgePointe Dr 1654 hours
Officers were responded to a delayed burglary at the above residence. Officers met with the homeowner who stated that an unknown person stole items from the residence while she was away. The stolen items included jewelry that were valued at more than $10,000.
19-013662 Agg Assault w/ Firearm 3301 Old Boynton Rd 1827... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 8-11, 2019

19.013048 1649 hours Overdose Not Fatal 717 NE 10th Avenue
19.013066 1912 hrs Aggravated Battery General 2771 N. Seacrest Blvd
DEF B/M Coutilien, Wesnes was arrested after striking an associate with a chair.
19.013080 2051hrs GTA Kwik Stop/ 225 SE 23rd Avenue
A purple Nissan Altima bearing Florida tag IKE Q14 was stolen as the... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 6-7, 2019

19-12259 Burglary Construction Site 1118 NE 2nd St 0814 hours
Overnight to the Habitat for Humanity Home. 15 sets of locks taken. Entry gained by breaking window. Crime was positive for blood evidence. Extra patrol added to the book.
19-12267 Auto Burglary 584 Manatee Bay Drive 0900 hours
Delayed from last Friday. Unsecured box truck wallet taken.... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 5, 2019

19-012006 2016 hours Hit and Run Arrest 200 N Seacrest Blvd.
Investigation revealed H/M Francisco Francisco 05/29/90 was arrested after it was determined he conducted a turn in front of a motorcycle causing a crash before fleeing the scene. Two witnesses followed Francisco to a residence where he was placed under arrest. Victim was transported to Bethesda with Injuries... Click to View

Update on Boynton Beach Police Officer injured last week

The officer struck by a car while chasing a shoplifter across Gateway Boulevard last week is identified as Greg Wertman. Officer Wertman was hired by the Boynton Beach Police Department in July 2018. He remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Here is a statement from his family: “We are so appreciative of the community for the outpouring of support for Greg.
His condition... Click to View

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