18-015867 GTA/Poss. Contraband Arrest 1214 NW 4th St. 1714 hours
Officers received an LPR hit on a stolen Black Honda CRV out of WPB. Officer Autiello conducted a traffic stop on the aforementioned vehicle. Further investigation established PC to arrest the driver b/m Johnny Morton Jr. Search incident to arrest yielded .2 grams of crack cocaine and a 1×1 baggie of marijuana. Morton was taken to BBPD for processing and tot PBCJ.
18-015893 Suspicious Incident/Shots Fired 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd 1847 hours
Officers responded to the Ezell Hester Center in reference to shots fired. Only one call was received which stated four to five shots were heard in the area. Upon arrival units canvassed the area but met with negative results in locating any witnesses or shell casings. N.O.I.
18-15798 Burglary Auto 1319 N. Federal Hwy. U-Haul 0823 hours
Between 2030 on 03-19 and 0700 this date unknown suspect/s entered an unlocked truck and removed the battery from the engine compartment.
18-15811 Carjacking 1005 N. Seacrest Blvd. Z-Mart 1015 hour
At approximately 1015 hours, officers responded to the area of EZ Mart 1005 North Seacrest Blvd in reference to a possible robbery (Carjacking). Contact was made with victims who advised that he was driving a red 2011 4dr Kia Forte bearing FL tag 747-8BF. Four unknown black males (juveniles) physically beat him and forcefully dragged him from the vehicle while parked at the above business. The above listed vehicle was entered into FCIC/NCIC as stolen with Special instructions of Carjacking, Hold for Latent Prints. Investigation ongoing.