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 - May 17-21, 2018

18-026946 1916 hours Stolen Vehicle 750 W. Industrial Ave.
Officers responded to the aforementioned address in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival they met with the victim who stated unknown persons had stolen his White 1999 Toyota Avalon bearing Fl. Tag Y47DZH sometime over-night.
18-026846 0745 hours Burglary Auto 304 SE 23RD AVE... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 17, 2018

18-26325 1844 hrs Trespass/Narcotic Arrest 1005 N Seacrest Blvd
Officers observed B/M Javarous Finklea, 12/31/99, standing in front of the business that was known to officers to be trespassed from the business. Search incident to arrest revealed Finklea to be in possession of marijuana. NTA Issued.
18-26333 1909 hrs Failed to Stop 500 NE 2nd St
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Community Meeting

Let's talk over dinner. Join us May 31 at 6 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church for a community conversation organized by the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Community Engagement Task Force.
RSVP to 561-355-2332.

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Boynton Briefing - May 16, 2018

18-026126 1436 hours Strong Arm Robbery 371 N. Congress Ave.
Officers responded to the aforementioned location in reference to a strong arm robbery. Upon arrival they met with the elderly victim who advised a b/m and two b/f suspects had snatched her purse and fled the area in a White Toyota Corolla bearing FL. Tag AEVK11. Units located the vehicle at 500 W. Boynton... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 15, 2018

18-025984 1532 hours Failed to Stop 801 NE 3rd St.
PTO Davis attempted a traffic stop on a White 2001 Kia Sorento bearing FL. Tag CHH 1542 at the aforementioned location. The vehicle failed to yield and fled south bound on Federal Hwy. Units were unable to identify the driver of the vehicle. Delray Beach PD was notified of the DOT and the vehicle description. No... Click to View

Register now for Teen Police Academy summer camp

Registration is underway for the 10th annual Boynton Beach Police Department Teen Police Academy, a week-long summer camp dedicated to increasing an understanding between our community’s youth and their local police.
The academy program will provide youth a hands-on opportunity to learn how the BBPD operates. Class topics will include: K-9, police patrol techniques, dangers of traffic... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - may 10, 2018

18-025180 2121 hours Overdose Non-Fatal 501 SE 18th Ave.
18-025196 0012 hours Robbery Firearm 4101 Mahogany Dr.
Officers responded to the above address in reference to a delayed robbery. Upon arrival, they met with the victim who stated they were robbed at gunpoint by two black male suspects and a heavyset black female. Taken from the victim was... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 9, 2018

18-024979 Burglary Residence 1404 Asbury Way 1801 hours
Officers responded to the above address and met with the victim who wanted to report a theft of firearm. Victim told officers that her Glock 23 (black) Ser# SBK128 stolen from a file cabinet that was pried open. The victim suspects that her ex-husband broke into her home to steal the firearm and keys to a co-owned vehicle.... Click to View

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