Police warn of distraction theft

We want to alert you to a new distraction theft in our area. Earlier this month, a Hispanic man knocked on a woman’s front door and said he was about to trim a tree next door to her home and the branches would be falling over onto her side of the property. He insisted that she meet with him to the rear of her house so that he could explain what he would be doing. The 88-year-old woman exited her home, leaving her front door unlocked. She noticed a black pickup truck parked in front of her property with someone in the driver’s seat. She said that the man distracted her by pointing out branches on trees on her property that he’d be trimming for free. After about five minutes, she told him to leave. The man got into the passenger’s side of the pickup truck and left. She then went back inside her home. That’s when she noticed the top drawer in her bedroom dresser was open. Her gold wedding band, given to her by her husband over 65 years ago, was missing, as were several other pieces of jewelry.
Here’s our best crime prevention advice in a situation like this one: If someone knocks on your door and you don’t know who they are or didn’t hire them to do work on your property, do not answer the door. If you do answer the door and you are going to walk outside with them, make sure to lock all of your doors on your way out.
Please share this with your loved ones, especially those in our senior population, who are prime targets for these heartless thieves because they often live alone.

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Boynton Briefing - April 20-23, 2018

18-022024 1855 hours Failed to Stop 300 SW 8th Ct
Officer Daley was on patrol in the aforementioned area when he noticed a Red VW Jetta bearing FL. Tag AIPZ85. Officer Daley knew this vehicle to be stolen out of Coral Springs due to the fact it has fled from officers in the past. Daley attempted another stop on the vehicle; however, it failed to yield and... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 13, 2018

18-020191 1936 hours GTA/Arrest 200 NE 12th Ave.
Members of the CRT unit were on patrol in the aforementioned area when they located a Honda CRV bearing FL. Tag AFW W97 being operated by B/M Marquelle Bonner. They had previous knowledge of the above vehicle being stolen out of PBSO jurisdiction. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation Bonner... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 11, 2018

No significant events to report. At the beginning of the evening shift, units battled inclement weather which disabled the majority of the traffic lights at intersections throughout the City.
18-19688 Grand Theft Auto 6101 Mahogany Dr. 0605 hours
Gray 2013 Volkswagon Jetta 4dr Fl. Tag HSVH17 taken between 04-09 0600 and 04/10 0600.
18-19707 Grand Theft Auto... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 10, 2018

18-019606 Burglary Auto 3630 Wolf Run Ln 1754 hours
Victim reported a burglary to her Toyota which was left unlocked overnight. The victim’s credit cards were stolen from the vehicle and were later fraudulently used in nearby stores.
18-019624 Stolen Vehicle 1331 S. Federal Hwy 1918 hours
Victim reported the theft of her white 2016 BMW X1... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 7-9, 2018

*** Units assisted the SWAT team with training at the Boynton Beach Mall***
Extremely low call volume through the entirety of shift.
18-019273 1738 hours Fraud 706 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Officers responded to the aforementioned address in reference to an in progress fraud. Both suspect(s) w/m Tony Adorno and w/f Monica Martinez were attempting to... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 6, 2018

18-018901 Burglary Residence (attempt) 140 SE 2nd Ave 1745 hours
Officers responded to the report of an attempted burglary. Officers met with the victim who showed officers two broken windows at the rear of the residence. The victim said nothing appeared to be missing from within the residence. The victim also said the suspect(s) did not make entry into the home.
18-... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - April 5, 2018

18-018741 DUI Arrest Lawrence Rd & Miner Rd 2031 hours
Officers conducted a traffic stop at the above address. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle who displayed physical evidence of inebriation. Officer D. Castro conducted a DUI investigation which resulted in the arrest of the driver, W/M Granados Oliva, Marvin (01/12/66), on suspicions of DUI.
18-018761... Click to View

Police investigating armed carjacking

Police are investigating the armed carjacking of a 66-year-old West Palm Beach man Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Boynton Beach Mall.
The victim told police that he was sitting in his silver 2016 Toyota Camry outside Macy’s at around 9:40 p.m., when two men opened the driver’s side door and pointed a gun at him.
They demanded he get out of the car, which he did, and then... Click to View

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