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 - June 23-27, 2017

17-035759 1850 hours Burglary to Residence 2301 NW 2nd Street
Victim advised on this date between 1100 and 1830 hours someone had entered and ransacked the residence. Multiple electronic devices and currency were taken. Later revealed the rear door was unsecured.
17-035783 2040 hours Burglary to Residence 1851 Renaissance Commons Blvd
Victim states... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 21-22, 2017

17-34655 Pursuit/Arrest/Felon Firearm Poss. 2200 N Seacrest Blvd 2132hrs
Officers located a vehicle taken in an armed carjacking. A traffic stop was initiated. The driver did not yield and entered I95 SB. The vehicle exited I95 at Glades Rd and turned onto Airport Rd. A Glock 17 was thrown from the vehicle. The vehicle lost control & stopped in the area of... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 16-20, 2017

17034208 1755 hours Overdose (Non-Fatal) 3570 N Old Dixie Hwy
17034227 1937 hours Disorderly Intoxication / Affray Bethesda / 2815 S Seacrest Blvd
w/m John Grummel 04/05/1958 was arrested after investigation revealed that he attempted to fight with several nurses and emergency room personnel after arriving at the hospital while heavily under the influence of... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 15, 2017

17033212 2220 hours Robbery (Strong-Arm x 2)/Poss. Of Paraphernalia Publix / 1005 W Gateway
Victim was pushing her shopping cart through the parking lot when Suspect w/m Gregory Reneson dob 08/05/1976 approached and attempted to grab her purse from inside. The victim fought with the suspect to maintain her property. A good Samaritan witnessed the robbery and intervened and... Click to View

BBPD PIO to receive international award

Boynton Beach Police Department Public Information Officer Stephanie Slater has been chosen to receive the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 Award, Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz announced Tuesday.
“Stephanie has devoted her career to changing the public’s perception of law enforcement officers, and she works tirelessly to show the person behind the badge and honor... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 13, 2017

Boynton Briefing - June 13, 2017

17-032663 1611 hours Stolen Vehicle/Bicycle 3143 Quantum Lakes Blvd.
Victim advised between 06/11/2017 and 06/12/2017 at 0300 hours someone had stolen his black Moti Roughhouse R50 motorcycle (FL temp tag 08WNE) and black Electra Beach Cruiser (NFI). Motorcycle entered into F/NCIC.

17-032758 2242 hours Failed to Stop 2200 N... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 8-12, 2017

17032529 2246 hours Shots Fired 1005 N. Seacrest Blvd. (Z Mart)
Officers responded to the above address and determined that two individuals exchanged gunfire on the south side of the business. There were no indications that either suspect was injured. Crime Scene responded and recovered shell casings and video. No witnesses could be located.
The platoon responded... Click to View

BBPD Press Conference - Jun 9, 2017

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz addressed the media at 10 a.m. today in reference to the filing of a criminal complaint by the U.S. Attorney's Office for alleged improprieties by two current and two former Boynton Beach Police Officers during the August 2014 arrest of Byron Harris. Here are Chief Katz's remarks in their entirety:
In August of 2014, members of our department... Click to View

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