Boynton police say man brought syringe hidden in buttocks to police station

A Boynton Beach man is facing a charge of smuggling contraband into a detention facility after he brought a syringe hidden between his buttocks into the Boynton Beach Police Department, according to an arrest report.

Collier
Collier

Tomas Xavier Collier was stopped by police Friday night after an officer saw him driving erratically on the 800 block of Seacrest Boulevard, the report said.

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Police found prescription drugs and heroin in the car.

After being taken to the police department for processing, Collier was asked if he was carrying anything that the officer may have missed.

Collier said he had a syringe between his buttocks.

“I had Collier retrieve the syringe from his buttocks,” the officer wrote in his report.

Collier, 20, is facing two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count each of possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.

He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Saturday after posting a $9,000 bond.

 

 

Boca police: Man on flakka offers ride to woman whose car he stole

Duaine Andrew Knisely is charged with armed robbery and carjacking. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Duaine Andrew Knisely is charged with armed robbery and carjacking. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

A Vero Beach man told Boca Raton police that he had been on flakka for a week. So he didn’t remember much about robbing a woman at an ATM or stealing her Jeep Wrangler in January 2015.

Police say Duaine Andrew Knisely, 38, held a knife to the woman’s throat Jan. 10, 2015, and demanded $500 from the Chase Bank ATM on North Federal Highway, near Spanish River Boulevard. He then asked for her car keys, but was apologetic while he did it, she told police.

READ MORE: Police advise how to stay safe at ATMs

“You can grab anything from your car before I take it,” the woman recalled Knisely telling her. “If you want, I can give you a ride to where you’re going.”

She declined his offer.

Martin County sheriff’s deputies called Boca Raton police the next day to inform them they’d found the stolen Jeep Wrangler. Knisely was charged with vehicle theft, fleeing police and driving with a suspended license, according to a Boca Raton police report.

Boca officers met Knisely in Martin County where he told them about his drug addiction and admitted to not remembering much of what’d happened at the ATM that night. He’d been high on flakka the whole week.

READ MORE: Anything-goes culture surrounds dangerous bath salts, designer drugs.

He again apologized and showed police the knife he’d used and stored under the driver’s side floor mat in the Jeep.

Knisely spent a year and a half in custody in Martin County, where he was found guilty on charges of fleeing police and driving with a suspended license, court records show.

He was booked Friday afternoon into the Palm Beach County Jail, where he is being held without bond on armed robbery and carjacking charges, according to court records.

Boca police: Three men caught with dozens of counterfeit credit cards, cocaine

Boca Raton police pulled over a BMW with three men in it Friday afternoon for running a red light.

But a quick search of the car — and the men’s groin areas — turned up 31 counterfeit credit cards and cocaine.

Cesar Primila is charged with having counterfeit credit cards. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Cesar Primila is charged with having counterfeit credit cards. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Cesar Primila, 37, of Aventura and 31-year-old Jucivaldo Amaral of Medianeira, Brazil, were arrested on charges of possessing counterfeit credit cards, according to court records. Johny Araujo Do Amaral, 25 and a Brazilian citizen, faces counterfeit credit card charges in addition to a cocaine possession charge.

Johny Araujo Do Amaral is charged with having counterfeit credit cards and cocaine. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Johny Araujo Do Amaral is charged with having counterfeit credit cards and cocaine. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

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Boca police were in an unmarked car Friday afternoon at the Publix Super Market in the Palmetto Park Square shopping plaza just east of Interstate 95, according to a police report. Three men in a BMW pulled into the parking lot. Two of the men went into the store separately and returned with items.

The driver, later identified as Primila, pulled out of the parking lot and ran through a red-turn signal on Palmetto Park Road. Primila slowly rolled to a stop when the officers pulled him over.

A license plate search showed the BMW was from Sixt Rent-a-Car. An employee told police none of the men were on the rental agreement and the car was overdue.

Police had the men climb out of the car, which is when they found cocaine near the front passenger seat where Do Amaral had sat. Fifteen counterfeit credit cards were nearby and in plain view, police said. They were wrapped in a rubber band.

Jucivaldo Amaral is charged with having counterfeit credit cards. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Jucivaldo Amaral is charged with having counterfeit credit cards. (Provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

A search of Primila turned up 15 credit cards stashed in his groin. Do Amaral had eight credit cards near his groin and eight more in his wallet, police said.

Police did not find any credit cards on Amaral, according to their report.

Do Amaral and Primila were being held Monday in the Palm Beach County Jail on $15,000 bonds, court records show.

Amaral was released on a $15,000 bond early Monday, jail records show.

Police: Delray man robbed Walgreens stores to support $350-a-day drug habit

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Edelstein

A Delray Beach man arrested last week in connection with multiple Walgreens store robberies told authorities he committed the crimes to feed his cocaine and heroin addictions, according to police reports made public Friday.

Daniel Edelstein, 34, said he spent about $150 per day on heroin and $200 per day on cocaine, the reports said. He was arrested Sept. 17 after authorities tracked him to a hotel in Osceola County, south of Orlando.

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Edelstein had been wanted in connection to at least five robberies that occurred since early September in Palm Beach and Broward counties. He was transferred to the Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday, where he is being held without bail. Edelstein was most recently residing at a halfway house in Delray Beach, police said.

Police say he used a knife during most of the robberies.  Prior to the Sept. 17 arrest, Edelstein began that day robbing a Walgreens on South Federal Highway, according to Delray Beach police. He allegedly entered the store early that morning and approached the register to buy a lighter. When the cashier opened the cash register to give him change, Edelstein  reportedly pulled a knife and demanded that the register be left open.

He grabbed $300 to $500 in cash, then fled, police said. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigators say that two days earlier, Edelstien stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a Walgreens on South Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach.

Boca Raton police used information shared by other law-enforcement agencies to link Edelstein to a Sept. 6 robbery at a Walgreens on Southwest Second Avenue.  He pretended he was buying cigarettes, but instead demanded that cashier open the cash register  and”give me everything,” police said.

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.

 

 

Woman picks drugs over rape in Lantana after deal goes awry, police say

A 20-year-old self-described drug addict had two choices late one August night, she told Lantana police. She could be raped, or she could overdose on heroin.

She chose the latter, and hours later made it to a hospital.

Joel Gibbs, charged with sexual assault and kidnapping a woman in Lantana (Provided by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Joel Gibbs, charged with sexual assaulting and kidnapping a woman in Lantana (Provided by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

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Weeks later, police arrested Joel Gibbs, the man she feared would rape her, on kidnapping and sexual assault charges.

The woman told police she first met 36-year-old Gibbs at a gas station on Hypoluxo Road. He tried to sell her drugs, she told police, but in her fight to stay sober, she declined.

Gibbs gave her his number and the next evening she caved and called him for drugs. The Boynton Beach man had a hotel room in Lantana, he told her, so she could meet him there.

He wasn’t in the room, but she found him across the street at the gas station where they’d first met. That’s where she told him she no longer wanted the drugs.

He already had the drugs, so he told her there’d be “problems” if she didn’t buy them, according to the police report. He then tapped his hip as if to signal he had a gun, she told police.

The woman “reluctantly” left with Gibbs in a white van, so they could further “discuss” the exchange, according to the police report.

Gibbs forced her to perform oral sex on him in the back of the van. He demanded more and groped her, at which point she decided to take the heroin. She told police she hoped OD’ing would deter him from raping her, or keep her from remembering it if he did.

Her next memory was of being dropped off at the gas station and taken to a hospital. She told police she doesn’t think Gibbs raped her before she was dropped off.

Gibbs denied sexually assaulting the woman. He initially denied being in the van with her, but admitted he was after watching video surveillance from the gas station that shows him enter the van with the woman, the police report stated.

Gibbs refused to let officers search his phone, according to the police report. Court records show he is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

 

Lake Worth woman arrested for allegedly selling crack outside convenience store

Jackson
Jackson

A Lake Worth woman was arrested Friday after she was allegedly found selling rocks of crack cocaine in front of a convenience store, according to an arrest report.

When Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest the woman, she ran. After a foot pursuit, the woman was tased and fell to the ground where she was handcuffed.

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Tiffany Jackson is facing charges of possession of cocaine, resisting arrest without violence and escape. She is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $5,000.

Jackson, 26, also faced escape charges when she allegedly tried to flee deputies during an arrest May 14, 2015. Jackson served 46 days in jail in that case.

Deputies were called Friday to the Kwik Stop at 1001 S. Dixie Highway, near 1oth Avenue South, after reports that a woman — later identified as Jackson — was outside the front door selling crack, the report said.

Jackson allegedly produced a plastic bag with several rocks of crack hidden inside her top. When a deputy tried to apply handcuffs, Jackson allegedly took off. She was dropped by the Taser strike and arrested.

Jackson was in possession of 1.3 grams of cocaine, the report said.

PBSO: Three Acreage men arrested in grow house operation while asleep

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested three men in The Acreage on Wednesday who were living in a house used to grow and distribute marijuana.

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Raul Ruiz-Palau, 38, Yunlet Rivero-Riquene, 30, and Jorge Rivero-Riquene, 33, each face charges of trafficking, cultivating and possessing marijuana, as well as possessing drug paraphernalia.

PBSO arrived to the home located at 16396 Key Lime Blvd., and found the three men sleeping in a room that only had two beds, according to the police report.

Officers found one bedroom and a garage used to grow and package the pot, which were occupied with high-intensity lights, and garbage bags, pots, buckets, and drying trays containing the drug.

“The total approximate weight was 45 pounds of marijuana … not including the marijuana from the third bedroom … plus the marijuana we swept up off the floor,” police said.

The three men remain in Palm Beach County Jail, with Jorge Rivero-Riquene held on a $69,000 bail and Yunlet Rivero-Riquene and Ruiz-Palau on a $59,000 bail.

Raul Ruiz-Palau
Raul Ruiz-Palau
Jorge Rivero-Riquene
Jorge Rivero-Riquene
Yuniet Rivero-Riquene
Yuniet Rivero-Riquene

Convicted felon in stolen vehicle films police chase; posts to Facebook

A convicted felon sitting in the back of a stolen car used his cell phone to film as the vehicle reached 100 mph while being pursued by at least two police agencies, according to an arrest report.

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Anderson
Anderson

While Antonio Anderson was being arrested, he received a notification that the video had been shared by one of his Facebook friends.

Officers watched on Facebook as Anderson allegedly talked about ditching a firearm out the window and then urges the stolen vehicle’s driver to ram a patrol car.

Anderson, of West Palm Beach, is facing charges two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count each of carrying a prohibited weapon, destroying evidence and possession of burglary tools. Anderson, 19, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Steven Joseph, the alleged driver from Lake Worth, is facing several charges including motor vehicle theft and fleeing and eluding without regard to safety and is being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.

Juno Beach police attempted to pull over a Nissan that was speeding on the 13600 block of U.S Highway 1 at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the report said.

The Nissan did not stop and eventually reached 100 mph while traveling on a section of Indiantown Road with a 45 mph speed limit.

Juno Beach police gave up the chase but the Nissan was spotted by Jupiter police more than an hour later. With police in pursuit, the Nissan drove on the wrong side of Military Trail into on-coming traffic, the report said.

While fleeing police, a backseat passenger, later identified as Anderson, threw a firearm out the window.

The vehicle came to a stop in Palm Beach Gardens where Joseph and Anderson were arrested. Burglary tools, marijuana and ammunition were found in the car, the report said. The gun Anderson allegedly tossed was found by Palm Beach Gardens police.

An officer saw Anderson filming from the back of the Nissan as it fled police.

Anderson refused to unlock his phone for police. But as Anderson’s property was being confiscated, the phone beeped, showing that video had been shared by one of his Facebook friends.

A transcript of the video’s audio details Anderson providing Joseph information and instruction.

“Steve … drive on the wrong side of the road …,” Anderson tells Joseph.

Anderson allegedly also makes threatening and racist remarks during the chase.

“I should bust your [expletives],” Anderson says as a patrol car pulls up along side the Honda.

State records show that Anderson was convicted of motor vehicle theft and grand theft in October 2014 and served nearly nine months in jail before he was released in August 2015.

 

Riviera police: Alleged car thief found in vehicle with gun, crack cocaine

A man released from prison in July is back behind bars following his arrest in Riviera Beach for allegedly stealing a car, according to an arrest report.

Baker
Baker

When Timothy Trofunz Baker was found by Riviera Beach police he was sitting in the stolen vehicle with a loaded firearm next to him and a bottle containing crack cocaine rocks between the car seat and his buttocks, the report said.

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Baker, 22, is facing charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and cocaine possession. Baker, of Riviera Beach, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $33,000 bail.

Baker allegedly stole a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup Sunday outside a residence on the 200 block of West Blue Heron Boulevard. The pickup’s owner admitted to police he left the keys in the ignition as he unloaded groceries.

A Riviera Beach officer found the stolen vehicle parked outside of Well’s Recreation Gym at 2409 Avenue H.

The vehicle was still running and Baker was asleep behind the wheel, the report said. A loaded American Tactical 9mm handgun was next to Baker on the center console. Baker was removed from the vehicle and 2.1 grams of crack cocaine were found on the driver’s seat, the report said.

State records show that Baker was released from prison July 5 after being convicted and sentenced to 18 months on charges that included delinquent in possession of a firearm, burglary of an emergency vehicle and grand theft. He served just over 8 months before he was released.