Police: Lazy eye gives away alleged Delray armed robber

A Delray Beach man arrested for an alleged armed robbery after victims identified him as having a lazy eye, according to an arrest report.

Bradley
Bradley

The description allowed Delray Beach police to connect Cody Jermaine Bradley to at least one armed robbery Aug. 19.

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Bradley, 24, is facing charges of armed robbery, trespassing and resisting arrest without violence and is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond.

Bradley is alleged to have pulled a gun on a 27-year-old man and his girlfriend on the 400 block of South Swinton Avenue, just north of the city water plant. A second unidentified man working with Bradley grabbed the victims’ possessions.

One of the victims told police that the armed robber had a lazy eye. That was also the description given following an armed robbery a few days before, the report said.

Bradley was arrested Monday after Boynton Beach police chased, then pulled over a stolen vehicle that had been involved in an armed car-jacking at the Wal-Mart on 3200 Old Boynton Road, just south of the Boynton Beach Mall. Bradley was seated in the passenger seat when the car was stopped, the report said.

A 17-year-old behind the wheel of the stolen car was also arrested.

PBSO: Lake Worth rock-thrower apprehended by one of his victims

A man throwing rocks at vehicles at a Lake Worth intersection was arrested after one of the victims chased him down and held him until Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, according to an arrest report.

Mendez
Mendez

Edwin A. Mendez is facing four counts of throwing a missile at a vehicle, three counts of criminal mischief and one count of resisting an officer without violence. Mendez, 20, was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Monday after posting a $22,500 bond.

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Mendez allegedly hit four vehicles with rocks while he stood at an intersection Friday night at 1st Ave. S. and South H Street. The report said Mendez piled up rocks at the intersection then tossed them at vehicles as they drove by.

One of the alleged victims turned the tables on Mendez. After the man’s vehicle was struck with a rock, he returned and confronted Mendez.

At first, Mendez said he would pay for the damages. When the man said he was calling police, Mendez tried to flee on foot. The man chased and caught Mendez, placing him in a bear hug until deputies arrived.

Mendez tried to run away after deputies arrived and told the man restraining him to let go, the report said. Mendez didn’t get very far before he was arrested.

Broward man flees traffic stop in Boynton Beach; 3 passengers seriously injured

A Broward County man is facing several charges after he fled from a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on Florida’s Turnpike then crashed during his escape attempt, seriously injuring three people, according to an arrest report.

Owens
Owens

Desmond Eugene Owens, of Miramar, is facing charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding with injuries, driving with a revoked/suspended license, resisting an officer without violence and reckless driving and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Friday after posting a $22,000 bond.

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A trooper was southbound on the turnpike Friday near the Boynton Beach Boulevard exit when he noticed a black Chevrolet going at a high rate of speed and Owens — the driver — operating the vehicle recklessly, cutting off at least two vehicles as he weaved in and out of lanes, the report said.

When the trooper attempted to pull over the Chevy, Owens accelerated and tried to exit at Boynton Beach Boulevard. Before reaching the exit, the Chevy side-swiped a car and a work van “in order to avoid being stopped,” the report said.

The Chevy also crashed into a concrete divider before Owens bailed out of the vehicle. The trooper pursued on foot but lost Owens after he hopped over a guardrail and jumped 15 feet to the ground.

The crashes injured three people that the report indicates were passengers in the Chevy, including a man who sustained internal injuries and was taken to a hospital as a trauma alert. Another man went to the hospital with a broken leg and a woman sustained bleeding from her lower extremities, according to the report.

As the trooper was attending to the injured, Owens was seen near Boynton Beach Boulevard. He was arrested at gunpoint by the trooper.

“Mr. Owens showed no regard to the other 3 passengers that were all pretty badly injured and lying on the ground…” the trooper wrote in his report.

A search of the Chevy revealed a purse containing multiple driver’s licenses and credit cards that did not belong to Owens or any of the passengers. A stolen .45-caliber handgun was also found in the Chevy, the report said.

Authorities learned that Owens, 22, had held only a driver’s permit and that was revoked in 2013.

 

Royal Palm man used attempted robbery as cover to steal car from woman

A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly used an attempted armed robbery as cover to steal a car from a woman, according to an arrest report.

Wasielewski
Wasielewski

Brandon Madison Wasielewski is facing charges of vehicle theft, fleeing and eluding police and resisting an officer without violence. Wasielewski, 35, is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.

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The victim told West Palm Beach police she was returning to her vehicle — a 2014 Jeep — after using an ATM at 1974 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard when a man approached her holding a gun, the report said. The woman ran to a friend who was waiting nearby at a stoplight in his vehicle.

The friend drove the woman back to her car.  They were approached by Wasielewski, who pointed out the direction the armed robber had fled.

When the woman and her friend went to investigate, Wasielewski jumped in victim’s Jeep and took off, the report said.

The Jeep was spotted on 45 Street and N. Congress Avenue by West Palm Beach police.  When an attempt was made to stop the vehicle on Interstate 95 and 45th Street, Wasielewski took off.

Wasielewski crashed the Jeep on 69th Drive North in Jupiter then was run down after a short foot pursuit, the report said.

 

PBSO: Riviera man threatens to shoot up Lake Park bar, kill deputy

A Riviera Beach man threatened to start shooting at a bar in Lake Park early Friday morning and then said he would come back to kill the deputy who arrested him, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anthony Bullock, 33, arrived at Pirate’s Well Restaurant and Bar around 2 a.m. acting belligerent and angry, an arrest report said.

Anthony Bullock
Anthony Bullock

A manager of the bar told deputies that Bullock was upset because the person who dropped him off at the bar drove off with his backpack containing his personal belongings.  Bullock said he was going to “shoot the place up if he didn’t get his stuff back,” the report said.

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Bullock also asked customers to buy him food, and when he was asked to leave the bar several times he refused, telling the manager he was “not leaving until he got his (expletive) back,” according to the arrest report.

Bullock refused orders to leave after deputies arrived and reportedly said to an officer “Arrest me, I want to go to jail.” When the deputy took Bullock into a patrol car he unbuckled his seat belt, spit out the window and said he would come back to shoot up the bar and kill the deputy, according to PBSO.

Bullock faces charges of trespassing after warning and corruption by threat. He is in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

 

Wellington man steals phone, demands $1.75 to return it

A man in Wellington landed himself in jail on Tuesday after stealing a cell phone at a gas station and then asking $1.75 as a “reward” to give it back.

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Eric Ware
Eric Ware

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Ware, 45, went to a Chevron gas station located on Forest Hill Boulevard and stole an employee’s phone. Before leaving, Ware demanded that the employee or store clerk give him $1.75 before he returned the phone.

Both refused his offer, and Ware gave back the phone. He then started to harass the employee and store clerk, acting “belligerent” in the store, the police report states.

Deputies arrived escorted Ware out of the store, who struggled to get away by grabbing a deputy’s arm.

Ware was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting an officer with violence. He is being held on a $3,000 bond.

Police: Broward man kicked Delray paramedic in face

A Wilton Manors man is facing several charges after he allegedly kicked a Delray Beach paramedic in the face and tried to head-butt a Delray Beach police officer, according to an arrest report.

McCrater
McCrater

Austin McCrater, 20, is facing two counts of battery on an officer, firefighter or EMT and one count of resisting an officer with violence and making threats against a public servant. McCrater was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Sunday after posting an $18,000 bond.

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Delray Beach police were called to a Chevron gas station at 1909 West Atlantic Avenue, just east of Congress Avenue, at about 3 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of an intoxicated man asking customers for money, the report said.

McCrater told police he had consumed six beers and was looking for a way back to his halfway house. McCrater’s mother was called and she agreed to pick her son up, the report said.

During the wait for the mother, McCrater bolted in the direction of North Congress Avenue before he was stopped from running into the roadway by officers. While he was being walked to a patrol car, McCrater allegedly grabbed an officer by the bullet-proof vest.

McCrater was leg swept to the ground and arrested.

While he was being taken by ambulance to Delray Medical Center for evaluation, McCrater told an officer and paramedic that “he wanted to kill both of us and our families,” the report said.

After arriving at the hospital, McCrater allegedly kicked the paramedic in the face but failed in an attempt to head-butt the deputy.

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.

West Palm police: Vladimir Putin screamed at Publix workers

Putin
Putin

A Publix Super Market manager called West Palm Beach police this month because Vladimir Putin refused to leave the store at the north end of CityPlace.

The 48-year-old was screaming at employees at the store, at Rosemary Avenue and Fern Street, the manager told city police the afternoon of Aug. 21.

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City police, too, told the man to leave. Putin, who did not give police a home address, refused, saying he had missed his ride.

Police charged Putin with trespassing after warning and resisting without violence.

Police originally listed him as a John Doe because he refused to give any personal information. A police report lists him as having the same name as the Russian president

He is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $1,000 bond, according to court records.

 

 

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.