Man admits to smashing out back window of marked patrol car
Man admits to smashing out windows of marked patrol car – A 29-year-old man is in jail after admitting to vandalizing a marked patrol car. According to Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, they responded to the 2100 Block of North D Street in Lake Worth Beach about a vandalized PBSO car. Police found the back window of the patrol car smashed and other damages. The investigation led deputies to John-Smith Saint-Eloi, who admitted to the crime during an interview with police. He is facing charges for criminal mischief and damaging property worth $1,000 or more and another charge of damaging property over $200 and under $1,000.
Woman starved dogs to death, then threw them away in dumpster, police say
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida woman neglected her dogs and then threw them away in a dumpster after she found them dead, police said. Devonna Hinds, 23, of Lake Worth Beach, was arrested Wednesday by Boynton Beach police. According to a Boynton Beach police report, two dogs were found dead in separate crates inside a dumpster behind SouthTech Preparatory Academy in November. Microchips implanted in the dogs linked them to Hinds, who admitted to throwing them away like trash. “These dogs experienced extreme suffering, and then their bodies were tossed in a dumpster like yesterday’s trash.
Man accused of punching pregnant woman in stomach, stealing her purse
Malcom Hodges, 29, is accused of punching a pregnant woman in her stomach and stealing her purse. LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. - A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday after he punched a pregnant woman in her stomach and stole her purse, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Malcom Hodges was arrested on charges of robbery and aggravated battery on a pregnant person. Barbera said he told deputies he commits robberies in the Lake Worth area "when he doesn't have any money." Hodges was being held at the main Palm Beach County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Kinkajou attacks South Florida man, runs into apartment
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. - A South Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou that ran inside his girlfriend's apartment. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented the July 25 wildlife attack in Lake Worth Beach. As Litersky opened the front door of the apartment about 5:45 a.m. the next day, the kinkajou was right outside. Litersky said the kinkajou ran inside the apartment, so he trapped the small animal in the bathroom. How the kinkajou wound up there is uncertain, as there were no permitted kinkajou owners in the area.