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According to state child protective service agencies, more than 1 million children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year. More often than not, child abuse and neglect is not reported to the system because the victims’ suffering goes unreported. Abuse and neglect can happen in any home and often can happen without the parents realizing it. According to the Department of Children & Families, child abuse is considered any actions that result in imminent risk of serious harm, death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child under 18 years old by a parent or guardian. Child Neglect in West Palm Beach A family in West Palm Beach is now dealing with the Department of Children & Families after the parents and grandmother were… […]
Law enforcement officers in South Florida are cracking down on pain clinics. The FDLE and DEA are very concerned with the amount of prescription pain pills that are being illegally peddled through pain clinics. The doctors of several pain clinics have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking. There is usually a residual charge of fraud as well. A criminal defense lawyer can explain the whole process if you have been charged with drug trafficking. Pill Mill in West Palm Beach West Palm Beach doctor Dr. John Christensen is under investigation after the FDLE conducted a raid on his pain clinics and home, totaling in a raid of four locations. Dr. Christensen has not been arrested or charged with any crime but due to the multi-agency investigation, his license to… […]
Crimes against children are the most aggressively prosecuted within the justice system. One crime against children that is considered the most severe is attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity through the use of a computer – especially if the perpetrator is a registered sex offender. Convicted Again as a Registered Sex Offender According to the Palm Beach Post, a 68-year-old man has been convicted of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Mark Levinson of West Palm Beach is a registered sex offender who had previously been convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl. He has now been found guilty of using a computer to try and entice an 8-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity, according to the post. He… […]
Palm Beach Post reported that local law enforcement is seeing an increasing amount of a new crime called the “bump and rob.” This new crime victimizes drivers usually late at night. Police are issuing warnings to Palm Beach County residents saying if you are driving on the road between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and another car bumps you from behind, do not get out of your car. The new crime From Palm Beach Gardens to Delray Beach, drivers are being robbed at gunpoint. The most recent incidents happened early Thursday. Around 3 a.m. in Delray Beach, a dark-colored Jeep brand SUV bumped another car traveling north on Military Trail near Atlantic Avenue. The victim reportedly got out of his car to check whether it was damaged. The… […]
According to WPTV News, a man who attempted to board a plane with a pistol in his fanny pack is in the custody of Metro Dade Police. According to the arresting officer, Juan Manuel Baldoquin was stopped by TSA security Thursday after a screener spotted a pistol in Baldoquin’s fanny pack. Baldoquin told investigators “That is my firearm. I honestly forgot that I was carrying thefirearm.” A records check on the pistol showed it listed as stolen back on March 8, 1996 in West Palm Beach. Baldoquin will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Weapons Charges Possession of weapons can be a very serious crime. However, the charges may differ: Carrying a concealed weapon Improper exhibition of a weapon Aggravated assault with a… […]
According to an article in WPTV news, five men were taken into custody early Sunday in West Palm Beach. The men came ashore on a boat and were arrested at about 6:00 a.m. Authorities say a Palm Beach Police Officer saw a man walking barefoot by the beach. The officer stopped him for questioning and later found 4 other men. Police say they suspect the men are from Turkey and the Bahamas. Their boat was found in the 1400 block on North Ocean Boulevard. All of the men are in federal custody. One of the men was arrested for marijuana possession. Police and border patrol agents are still on the scene investigating. This is one of many cases so far this year that point towards the continuing issue of illegal… […]
According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, Slobodan Dragic of Suburban West Palm Beach was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly shooting and killing his wife, Jelena Dragic. The shooting happened at 692 Harth Drive in Suburban West Palm Beach. It was shocking to neighbors like Charles Lowe. “Anything could happen anywhere, you know what I mean? Who knows what the real story behind it was. Obviously the guy was going through something,” said Lowe. Dragic apparently shot his wife after an argument. He was caught a short time later at Dreher park by sheriff’s deputies. This is the third domestic violence murder in Palm Beach County in under a week. Even the county victim services division is taken back. “It just brings to light how vulnerable our domestic… […]
According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, three suspects are being held at the Palm Beach County Jail faced with several charges in connection with a bank robbery and carjacking on Tuesday in West Palm Beach. Investigators are saying the bank robbery was an inside job. Assistant manager Barbara Hauck gave information and helped plan the heist with her boyfriend, Juan Mercado, and friend, Clifford Davis, the night before. Hauck informed the men that a large store had made a big deposit and there would be a lot of cash on hand the next day. The FBI says at 9:45 Tuesday morning two men drove a motorcycle inside the Chase Bank on South Dixie Highway. Police say once inside, they pushed a bank employee and stole cash. The… […]
By Florida law, there are several different degrees of theft. However, regardless of the type of theft, or the value of the stolen item, it is a serious offense and will be on a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can help you through the process. Miami, Fl is the 5th highest city for grand theft incidences. According to WPTV News Channel 5, West Palm Beach Police are investigating a carjacking that led to a shooting. It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday around 45th Street and Village Boulevard.
Authorities say a man was shot in the leg and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is expected to survive.
Police are searching for as many as three men who they… […]
According to Victoria Price, a WPTV News Channel 5 reporter, seven Haitian immigrants were dropped off on a Manalapan beach Thursday evening. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Border Patrol are continuing to search on foot and by helicopter for up to five more immigrants. Of the seven people taken into custody, two were infants. Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue medics transported the two infants and the five adults to Bethesda Memorial Hospital to be evaluated. Immigration by Boat Haitians and Cubans have upgraded their mode of transportation to come to South Florida beaches. The flimsy rafts that carried thousands of illegal Cuban and Haitian immigrants over to the US have been replaced with fast-moving motor vessels captained by well-paid professional smugglers. Border Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office… […]