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Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges

Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A man who went to a Palm Beach Gardens apartment late Monday thinking he was going to meet a woman named “Karry Parie” instead became the victim of an armed robbery, city police said. Police arrested Mark Coleman, 18, of Palm Beach Gardens and a 17-year-old boy on charges of armed robbery and grand theft after alleging they robbed the man at an apartment in the 3400 block of Periwinkle Court. The 17-year-old suspect’s name is being withheld because of his age. The alleged victim told police he had been communicating online with a woman he met on a website and that he drove to the apartment in the Mira Flores complex just north of the Gardens Mall to meet her. When he arrived shortly before… […]

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Aggravated Battery Charge In Palm Beach County

Aggravated Battery Charge In Palm Beach County

A judge this morning ordered former South Palm Beach Mayor Marty Millar be released under supervision from jail. Millar, who is facing charges of aggravated battery and resisting an officer with violence, was also ordered to consume no alcohol and have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. Millar is accused attacking a man at the Dirty Martini in Downtown at the Gardens off Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue on Thursday because the man had left a previous bar with Millar’s girlfriend. Millar, 66, allegedly used a black flashlight to attack the man, according to the arrest report. Earlier in the night, Millar’s girlfriend had approached a 38-year-old man at the Angry Moon Cigar Bar and told him Millar was being “abusive toward her,” the report said. Millar’s girlfriend… […]

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Aggravated Assault On a Law Enforcement Officer

Aggravated Assault On a Law Enforcement Officer

Boynton Beach police have arrested two men who they believe rammed a car into a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s cruiser Thursday. Police say they caught Timothy Anderson, 26, of Boynton Beach, as he tried to run from the car. Another man ran from the car into a stranger’s home to hide, police said. Police followed and captured Kashus Davis, 27, of West Palm Beach in the home. Davis remains in jail this morning facing charges that include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding authorities, possession of marijuana, cocaine and , burglary to an occupied residence, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Assault Assault is generally defined as an attempt to commit battery. Assault on a police officer is assault committed on a peace officer… […]

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Facing Aggravated Battery Charges in Florida

Facing Aggravated Battery Charges in Florida

A Delray Beach man was arrested on Thursday after he was accused of beating a woman with his cane last month. Anthony Castrovinci, 60, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. He is facing aggravated battery charges. Castrovinci was arrested Thursday by Delray Beach Police, but the alleged incident took place between July 3 and 4. The morning of July 4, officers responded to Delray Medical Center to reports of a drunk, 49-year-old woman who was brought to the hospital with two black eyes, a bruised elbow and a few cuts on her legs. The woman, whose name was withheld in the arrest report, was too drunk to speak with officers at time, but she did report she was hit several times with… […]

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Armed Robbery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) and Weapons Charges

Robbery The illegal stealing or taking of another’s property from that person or another by violence or by threat of violence; aggravated larceny. The personal threat of violence and implicit fear on the part of the victim are essential in order to distinguish robbery from burglary. Armed Robbery Robbery committed by a felon carrying a dangerous weapon, whether or not that weapon is actually used or even shown. The crime is tried as any robbery would be in most states, but the weapon serves to bump up the severity of the crime. Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can be either “constructive” possession or “actual” possession. While there is no mandatory minimum prison sentence for constructive possession, there is a three year… […]

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BSO Shoot Unarmed Black Male Without Cause

BSO Shoot Unarmed Black Male Without Cause

No, this story is not about Trayvon Martin. However, with all the media attention, publicity, and rallies surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting, other similar cases are garnering a little more attention than they normally would have. In Pompano Beach, an unarmed black male was napping in a vehicle when he was shot multiple times by Broward Sheriff’s deputies – one of which was a star on the reality TV show “Police Women of Broward County.” It an open investigation and although the story is still unclear, at the end of the day, an unarmed black male was shot by a police officer, giving the case some room in the media spotlight. Shooting in Broward County According to an article in WPTV News, Brandon Johnson, 21, says he was napping in… […]

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Investigator in Trayvon Martin Case Wanted Zimmerman Arrested at the Scene

Investigator in Trayvon Martin Case Wanted Zimmerman Arrested at the Scene

The shooting of Trayvon Martin has been floodlighted with media attention with rallies happening in cities from coast to coast and Martin’s parents appearing at Capitol Hill. There has been much controversy and debate over the case where experts are questioning the defense of “self-defense,” or the stand your ground law. At the end of the day however, an unarmed 17-year-old boy was shot dead by the neighborhood watch crime captain. The debate over the case is likely to escalate as tension increases and supporters demand the arrest of George Zimmerman. What is Stand Your Ground Law? Florida Statute 776.032 states: “A person who uses force is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person… […]

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Aggravated Assault is Often Alcohol Induced

Aggravated Assault is Often Alcohol Induced

More often than not, domestic disputes and aggravataed assault cases between family members involve alcohol abuse. Abusing your alcohol tolerance can lead to several poor decisions, even decisions that can land you in jail. Even if you have consumed only one drink of alcohol, your judgment is already impaired even if it seems clear as day at the time, according to Florida Traffic School. Even one drink affects your biological processes enough that it can cause you to make poor decisions you could regret, including harming people you care about. Alcohol Induced Aggravated Assault in St. Lucie County Joseph Warren Hill, 54, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Hill picked up his son and his son’s girlfriend to give them a ride… […]

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How Common is Robbery in South Florida?

How Common is Robbery in South Florida?

Surprisingly, robbery has one of the lowest index of crimes that occur in South Florida in comparison to violent crimes like aggravated assault, and property crimes like theft and burglary. It may be a sign of the times however because the rate of robbery in South Florida is increasing since the year 2010. Robbery is a crime that unfortunately happens every day no matter what county you are in. Just today in WPTV News, there were two separate stories on robbery. One occurred at a Papa John’s, the other at a Burger King. Robbery in South Florida According to WPTV News, a Papa John’s was the recent victim of a robbery and authorities are still looking for the perpetrator. A man walked into the store, grabbed a pizza costume, put… […]

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MMA Fighter Charged with Using Hands as Deadly Weapons

MMA Fighter Charged with Using Hands as Deadly Weapons

There have been a few mixed martial arts fighters making headlines in recent years for breaking the law. As the sport grows in popularity, so does the amount of media attention the athletes are forced to contend with. MMA Fighter Fernando Rodrigues was recently arrested and charged with several crimes after a road rage incident where he allegedly pistol-whipped another person in addition to punching and kicking him several times and putting him into a wrestling hold. Palm Beach Post covered the details of the confrontation after the victim spoke out to the public. Road Rage in South Florida Anyone with experience driving in South Florida understands how difficult it can be to navigate the roads in this area. There are careless drivers a plenty, and there are also impatient… […]

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