Teens accused of breaking in, robbing Boca Raton home, PBSO says

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say two men broke into a suburban Boca Raton home last month, hit the teen who lived there on the head and robbed him.

Surveillance footage and witnesses’ tips led deputies to arrest 17-year-old Michael Green and 16-year-old Christian Diaz on burglary and armed robbery charges, according to court records. Both are being charged as adults, jail records show.

Christian Diaz is charged with armed robbery and burglary. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Christian Diaz is charged with armed robbery and burglary. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

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The injured teen told deputies he was asleep at about 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at his home, west of Boca Woods Country Club and north of Loxahatchee Road.

Michael Green is charged with armed robbery and burglary. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Green is charged with armed robbery and burglary. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

He’d come home early from school, he said, smoked a marijuana cigarette and fell asleep in his bedroom. He was awakened by a bang at the front door. When he left his room, he was pushed against a wall by two “kids” in camouflage and masks, he told deputies.

He recognized one to be Green, a Hollywood resident. He told deputies they were friends in middle school.

The teen fought with the suspects, one of whom hit the teen on the head with a hard object, according to a sheriff’s office report. The suspects made off with money and jewelry, the teen told deputies. They fled in a getaway car parked nearby.

Deputies said the teen had scratches around his neck, a cut on the back of his head and blood stains on his shirt.

A person who saw the teens flee the house told deputies one was Diaz, who lives in Boca Raton. Surveillance footage from the neighborhood shows Diaz and Green enter, then leave the home, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Both teens are being held in the Palm Beach County Jail. Both have juvenile records, which influenced Judge Joseph Marx’ decision to hold them in jail without bond until their next court appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

Police: Jupiter man chased teens with knife while hurling racial epithets

Salvo
Salvo

A Jupiter man was arrested Sunday outside a Publix after he police say he punched a man and chased three people while yelling racial epithets, according to an arrest report.

Paul Vincent Salvo is facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery. Salvo, 39, was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Sunday after posting a $10,000 bond.

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Salvo told Jupiter police he was walking out of the Publix at 4060 U.S. Highway 1, when he saw three males arguing with a female. Salvo said he approached the males to make sure the girl was safe then got into a verbal argument with the three individuals. Salvo told officers he punched the oldest and biggest male and admitted he was in possession of a knife.

A 19-year-old male who said he was punched in the face by Salvo told police “some random guy came out of nowhere and started harassing us,” the report said. The 19-year-old was accompanied by 16- and 15-year-old boys.

After being struck in the face, the man said Salvo pulled a knife and stated: “Black lives matter, (yeah) right.”

The 15-year-old juvenile told police he was arguing with his girlfriend when Salvo tried to “pick a fight.”

The victims told police they thought Salvo was going to stab them. A 4-inch knife was found near the Publix, the report said.

A witness told police he saw Salvo, listed on the arrest report as 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, running after the teenagers while yelling the N-word at them and making a comment regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

PBSO: Man broke into Lake Worth home, stole woman’s gun and fired at man

A Broward County man is facing several felonies after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home in Lake Worth, took her loaded gun and fired shots at a man as he ran out of the home and raced away in a vehicle, according to an arrest report.

Diaz
Diaz

Alberto Francisco Diaz is facing charges of armed burglary, burglary with assault or battery, aggravated assault with a weapon and battery. Diaz, 28, is being held on $56,000  bail.

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Diaz allegedly forced his way into a home on the 200 block of South J Street and punched a 21-year-old man he found in the home several times in the face. The man attempted to put up a fight, but then left the home and got into a vehicle. The arrest report indicates that Diaz then fired two shots from a 9mm handgun he grabbed from the woman.

Diaz’s relationship to the woman and the man he allegedly assaulted is redacted from the arrest report.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies found the gun in the house but the woman said she was missing her driver’s license and keys to her vehicle.

PBSO: Two teens charged for video of fight with Glades Central High student

Andrew Louis III is charged with aggravated battery. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Andrew Louis III is charged with aggravated battery. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)
Nicholas Butts is charged with conspiring to commit a crime (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas Butts is charged with conspiring to commit a crime (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Two Belle Glade teens were arrested Monday for a video that circulated among students at Glades Central High School last weekend, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

In the video, 18-year-old Andrew Louis III punches another teen in the face while they’re in a car not far from the high school, where Louis and the teen are seniors, according to a sheriff’s office report.

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The video shows Louis attacked the teen and “violently” kick his head, according to the sheriff’s office report. The altercation was “unprovoked,” according to the sheriff’s office.

It was recorded by the driver, 18-year-old Nicholas Daniel Butts, who can be heard saying the video would go viral.

Louis faces an aggravated battery charge and is out of jail on supervision from the sheriff’s office. Butts, a senior at a different high school, is charged with criminal conspiracy and scheduled to appear in court Oct. 25, according to court records.

 

PBSO: Man slapped mom in face at suburban Boca Wal-Mart

Van Nguyen Dang is charged with battery on an elderly person. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Van Nguyen Dang is charged with battery on an elderly person. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

A man hit his 70-year-old mother in the head Thursday night in a suburban Boca Raton Wal-Mart, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Why? She was talking to another customer, 41-year-old Van Nguyen Dang told deputies.

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Dang hit his mother twice in the head and grabbed her arm, a witness told deputies. The woman yelled, “Someone call cop,” the witness said. Several employees at the Wal-Mart, on Glades Road near State Road 7, separated the son and mother before deputies arrived.

Dang, of Boca Raton, is charged with battery, according to court records. He was released on his own recognizance Friday, court records show.

Riviera police: Teen stabs woman for dating her ex-boyfriend

Thomas
Thomas

Riviera Beach police arrested a teen Thursday after they say she chased her ex-boyfriend with a knife and then stabbed a woman for dating him.

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Moenay Thomas, 19, went to the woman’s home east of Australian Avenue, and started to knock “very loudly on the door,” the police report said. When the woman refused to answer, Thomas tried to break into a window with a baseball bat.

The woman finally exited the house and began a verbal argument with Thomas. When the woman started to walk back inside the house Thomas’s ex-boyfriend and father of her child started to argue with Thomas.

Thomas then pulled out a long knife and chased the ex-boyfriend down the street, police said. The woman followed and tried to help him, not knowing that Thomas had a knife. Thomas then stabbed the woman in the chest and ran away/

Police located Thomas at her home where she was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Thomas claimed that she is four months pregnant with the ex-boyfriend’s child and was “feeling pain in her lower stomach,” the arrest report said.

She was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for medical treatment and then taken Palm Beach County Jail. She was being held Friday on $5,500 bail.

 

Boca police: Man kicked out three businesses before arrest at bar

Matthew Bartlett is charged with disorderly conduct and battery. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Bartlett

A Pompano Beach man had been kicked out of a Trader Joe’s, a Publix, a CVS and an apartment complex hours before he was arrested on the floor of a Boca Raton bar Sunday, city police said.

Boca Raton police found a HiJinks Sports Grill employee on top of Matthew Bartlett on Sunday afternoon after Bartlett allegedly swung at a manager who asked him to leave. Police arrested the 34-year-old on battery and disorderly conduct charges, according to court records.

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Sports bar employees said they asked Bartlett to leave because he was intoxicated and flipping off customers. He was swearing, employees told police, so the manager put his hand on Bartlett’s back to escort him out of the building.

That’s when Bartlett swung at the manager, according to a police report.

Bartlett told police he swung because he felt disrespected by the manager touching him.

Bartlett is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $3,000 bond, according to court records.

Boynton man points gun at family when asked to turn music down, police say

A man in Boynton Beach threatened his family members with a gun on Tuesday night after his brother asked him to turn the music down in his room.

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Jimmy Horace
Jimmy Horace

Boynton Beach Police responded to a home located at a neighborhood near Woolbright Road east of I-95 at around 11:30 p.m. when the brother of Jimmy Horace, 21, told officers he pointed a gun at their mother and father saying, “If God don’t kill you all, I’m going to kill you myself.”

Horace’s brother said he then got down to his knees and started cursing, put the gun back in his pocket and walked back into his bedroom.

Another brother of Horace’s told officers that earlier in the night he went into Horace’s room and asked him to turn his music down because he was trying to finish homework. Horace then allegedly took the same gun and pointed it at his brother’s face, the police report states. The brother then ran out of the room scared and did not tell anyone else in the house about the incident.

Officers arrested Horace on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and said he seemed to be under the influence of a narcotic because “his eyes were dilated, he was sweating profusely, and stated he was seeing people that were not present,” the report states.

 

 

Man spends $8,000 at dentist, gets teeth knocked out in fight, deputies say

A Wellington man’s $8,000 dental work got ruined after someone came to his house and punched him in the face.

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Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home located on 1385 Chappard Court about an assault. A resident told deputies that a man, later identified as Jeff Nixon, 41, came to his house and attacked him.

Jeffrey Nixon
Jeffrey Nixon

According to the police report, the resident allegedly told Nixon a week earlier not to contact him for an undisclosed reason but showed up at his doorstep Tuesday to tell the resident he crashed his truck.

He then yelled at Nixon to get away from his house, but Nixon walked inside, punched the resident in the face twice, and then fled the scene. Police said the victim’s new dental work was smashed out, and he ended up swallowing part of his tooth.

The victim later identified Nixon to police in a photo line-up and Nixon was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

Man arrested after allegedly vandalizing Boynton Beach police car

A Boynton Beach man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after he vandalized two vehicles, including a Boynton Beach patrol car, and fought with a man who tried to stop him, according to an arrest report.

Lejean
Lejean

During the alleged rampage, the man repeatedly screamed, “[Expletive] the police.”

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Lenny Norvens Lejean was arrested Monday and is facing charges of aggravated battery causing bodily harm and two counts of criminal mischief between $200 and $1,000. Lejean, 27, is being held while he undergoes a mental health evaluation, according to court records.

An off-duty Boynton Beach police officer was approached by a witness who said that Lejean was throwing things at an apartment door and “going crazy” at the Clipper Cove Apartments on the 1500 block of Southern Cross Lane.

The witness said he saw Lejean rip the side-view mirrors off a BMW. Lejean then allegedly jumped on top of a Boynton Beach police cruiser parked next to the BMW. The witness said Lejean tore off the right-side mirror of the vehicle.

A 25-year-old man confronted Lejean and the two began fighting. Lejean allegedly threw a bicycle at the man then came at him to fight. The 25-year-old man grabbed a piece of wood and struck Lejean. The off-duty officer arrived at the scene and forced both men to the ground at gunpoint, the report said.

Lejean sustained a laceration to the side of his head. The man who fought with Lejean was not arrested.