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.

Deputies: West Palm man robs ex-classmate at gunpoint, texts victim smiley-face emoji

A West Palm Beach man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail after he robbed a former high school classmate at gunpoint then taunted the man by sending him a text message that included a photo of two firearms and smiley-face emoji symbols, according to an arrest report.

Holman
Holman

Jonathan Leon Holman is facing a charge of robbery with a firearm and is being held without bond.

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The alleged robbery took place Tuesday about 11:30 a.m. at the Chevron gas station at 2521 Forest Hill Boulevard.

The victim went inside the store and withdrew $200 from an ATM. The man then began to gas up his vehicle when Holman walked up behind him, the report said.

The victim went to high school with Holman, 22, and had known him for six years, the report said.

“Give it up!” Holman told his former classmate as he held a Glock handgun.

The man then gave Holman the $200 he had withdrawn and watched as Holman got into a Honda and fled the area.

A few minutes after the robbery, the victim received a text message from Holman’s cellphone with a photo of two Glock handguns.

“Numerous smiley/laughter emoji symbols were sent via text message with the photo of the firearms,” a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy wrote in the report.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

West Palm police: Man with baseball bat robbed woman holding child

Demetrius Jackson
Jackson

A 24-year-old man with a baseball bat robbed a woman holding her 3-year-old daughter Monday morning in West Palm Beach, according to city police.

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Demetrius Jackson, who faces charges of robbery, theft and resisting an officer, refused to come to court Tuesday morning. Jackson will be held without bail in the Palm Beach County Jail until his next court appearance this morning.

Just before 10 a.m. Monday, a woman was walking along the 400 block of 47th Street, just west of Flagler Drive, according to police. She said a man, later identified as Jackson, came up to her and her child and held a bat over his head. She said Jackson demanded her purse, then pulled on it, injuring her neck.

Police found Jackson nearby and officers used a Taser on him after they said he resisted arrest. When police took him to the hospital, he allegedly told police that the woman’s purse “didn’t have that much money, anyway.”

Jackson has previously been convicted of battery, trespassing, possession of cocaine and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to Palm Beach County court records.

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.

PBSO: WPB man jailed at least 43 times; arrested again for car burglary

William Nelson
Nelson

Arrested at least 43 times, a West Palm Beach man got arrested again on Wednesday after he allegedly stole a construction company’s truck and $5,000 worth of items inside.

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that William Nelson, 54, has previously been arrested 18 times for burglary, 11 times for theft, and 14 times for grand theft auto.

At around 8 a.m. on Sunday, PBSO deputies responded to a home west of South Military Trail in West Palm Beach about a stolen vehicle. The victim, identified as Ciro Gonzalez, told deputies that a white Chevrolet van he uses for work was missing from his driveway.  The van is owned by Gonzalez’s boss and can only be used with permission, the police report states.

Gonzalez’s boss told deputies he received a voicemail on his phone early in the morning asking if he gave a man named William Nelson permission to use the van, but he and Gonzalez confirmed to officers that they do not know Nelson.

Deputies later discovered that an officer pulled over Nelson at around 3 a.m. the same morning in the stolen van at an Exxon gas station less than half a mile away from Gonzalez’s home. The officer gave Nelson traffic citations for driving without his tail lights on and driving without a valid license. During the traffic stop Nelson’s behavior “appeared unusual and alarming,” the arrest report states. Nelson then left the scene on foot when the officer instructed him to leave.

Once Gonzalez and deputies arrived to the stolen van, Gonzalez said $5,200 worth of work tools were missing such as roofing guns, handsaws and an air compressor.

Deputies located Nelson at his home and arrested him on charges of grand theft auto, burglary and grand theft of less than $10,000. He is currently at Palm Beach County Jail on a $9,000 bond.

Riviera man arrested in armed robbery of FAU students

Walker
Walker

A Riviera Beach man who allegedly took part in robbing six FAU students at gun point in January has been arrested.

Romeo Mario Walker is facing charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Walker, 20, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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Boca Raton police say Walker was accompanied by two men, who entered an apartment unit located south of Florida Atlantic University’s main campus in Boca Raton and robbed the students.

Walker is the second person to be arrested in the case. Andre Chin Sang, 19, was arrested in January.

According to an arrest report, a 19-year-old FAU student told police he invited Chin Sang on Jan. 13 to an apartment in the 600 block of Northwest 13th Street where several other students were watching video games and watching television. The resident told officers that two men accompanying Chin Sang — including Walker — were unfamiliar to the rest of the group.

At one point, Chin Sang said he was going to get something from a car and never returned. One of the two other suspects walked out of the kitchen holding a handgun and put it to the head of one of the students while Walker  took cellphones and wallets and put them in a backpack, police said.

Walker was arrested after Chin Sang identified him as being involved in the robbery. Two of the students identified Walker through a photo lineup.

 

 

Martin sheriff: Man facing prison sentence arrested for armed robbery

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Sheriff’s deputies take Sherman Lee Bryant into custody Monday morning. (Photo by Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

A 36-year-old man already facing 20 years in prison finds himself in more legal trouble after an intense overnight search ended with his arrest Monday morning, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities say Sherman Lee Bryant, of Okeechobee, robbed a person in Okeechobee County Sunday night, then fled to western Martin County. Bryant was supposed to appear in court Monday to a face a 20-year prison sentence on an unrelated gun charge, the sheriff’s office said.

Instead, authorities found him hiding in a heavily wooded area of Indiantown after a search by multiple agencies, including the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Corrections and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Following his arrest, Bryant was taken to the Martin County Jail on escape charges. He was to be turned over to authorities in Okeechobee County, where he will face additional charges.

 

 

 

 

Gardens police: Woman attacks court-appointed psychologist

Reynolds
Reynolds

A Palm Beach Gardens psychologist taking part in a court case involving child-custody issues was attacked in June by a former patient, according to an arrest report.

Sherryl Reynolds is facing charges of burglary with assault or battery and robbery without a firearm. Reynolds, 43, was released late Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Jail on 10,000 bond.

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The arrest report states that Reynolds was a court-ordered patient of the victim.

The psychologist was seated in her vehicle outside her practice June 28 when Reynolds pulled up beside her and approached on foot, the report said.

As the victim attempted to leave the area in her car, Reynolds allegedly threw court documents into the vehicle, grabbed the woman’s forearms and tried to grab her cellphone. The psychologist sustained abrasions on her arms and a small laceration to a thumb, the report said.

The attack was caught on video surveillance. Court documents left behind by Reynolds were confiscated by Palm Beach Gardens police.

Records show that Reynolds was arrested in December 2014 in the parking lot of the Palm Beach County Courthouse after she allegedly used a drill bit to scratch the word “mom” into her husband’s vehicle following a child custody hearing.

The state attorney chose not to pursue a charge of criminal mischief against Reynolds.