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 Beach Police investigating multiple shots fired calls

In the first 17 days of the year, Boynton Beach Police have responded to approximately nine incidents of shots being fired in the city.
Police have not received any reports of individuals being struck by gunfire. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the shootings are connected.
“We are deeply concerned about the shootings currently plaguing the city,” Police Chief... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Jan. 17, 2018

18-003359 1536 hours Shots Fired 2122 NE 3rd Court
Officers responded to the area in reference to an anonymous call of 15-20 shots heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers did not locate any victims; however, they discovered 15 shell casings in front of the residence. They also located 19 shell casings in front 404 NE 20th Avenue. Two cars (2001 Chevy Silverado & 2003... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Jan. 12-16, 2018

18-003097 Aggravated/Assault Firearm 12:45 hours
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Boynton Briefing - Jan.10, 2018

18-001939 Residential Burglary 615 Meadows Cir 1524 hours
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Boynton Briefing - Jan. 9 2018

18-001824 Burglary-Residence-Delayed 607 Savannah Lakes Dr 2040 hours
Victim stated between 0915 and 2015 hours on this date someone opened the rear sliding glass door to her residence and took a piece of luggage that contained various high end jewelry and purses.
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Boynton Briefing - Jan. 5-8, 2018

18-001626 2001 hours Possession of Contraband 1400 Miner Road
B/F Erika R Gordon DOB 11-05-98 was arrested for possession of marijuana <20 grams following a traffic stop. Gordon was processed and released with a NTA.
18-001634 2023 hours Possession of Contraband 500 W Gateway Blvd
B/M Torres Jenkins Jr. DOB 11-19-96 was arrested for possession of Xanax... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Jan. 5, 2018

18-000773 Overdose (Fatal) 220 SW 6th Street 1302 hours
Officers responded to a CLS medical at the above address. They were advised by several occupants that the patient had used heroin and Xanax prior to being discovered unconscious. BBFR was already on scene attempting life saving measures. The patient was eventually transported to Bethesda where he was later pronounced... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Jan. 4, 2018

18-000673 2323 hours Stolen Auto 600 Via Lugano Cir. #303.
A suspected fake call was placed to Papa John’s Pizza for delivery. When the driver arrived to deliver the pizza; unknown suspect(s), entered his 2005 Gold in color Chrysler Town and Country Van bearing Fl. Tag Y13-NME and fled the development. Upon notifying the police responding units located the illuminated Papa John’s... Click to View

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