A man with a long criminal history in Palm Beach County is back behind bars after he allegedly broke into a car in Royal Palm Beach and stole credit cards and a wallet, according to an arrest report.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies didn’t have to go far or wait long to arrest Kyle Patrick Malenick.
About 50 minutes after the car break-in, the victim received a call from the Wal-Mart on 9990 Belvedere Road, less than a mile from the car break-in, alerting the man that his credit cards were being used, the report said.
Malenick, 31, had made two transactions with the card for $13.06 and $9.38, the report said.
Three stolen credit cards were found in Malenick’s possession.
Malenick had cuts on his left arm, the report said. The vehicle Malenick allegedly broke into on the 1000 block of Rhapsody Way, off Belvedere Road west of State Road 7, had droplets of blood on paperwork inside the car, the report said.
Malenick, who is homeless, told deputies that a person name “Pablo” gave him the credit cards, but he could not say when or where he met “Pablo.” He is facing charges of burglary to a conveyance, possession of burglary tools, petit theft and three counts of unlawful possession of stolen credit cards and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail.
Records show that Malenick has been arrested 19 times in Palm Beach County dating to 2004. He served nearly four months in prison in 2014 after being convicted of burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle.