Jensen Beach Toys “R’ Us struggles: No sympathy from thief who stole $1700+ in merchandise

From Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “30-year old Ishella Silvena Richards of Deerfield Beach paid little attention to price reductions at the Toys “R” Us store in Jensen Beach. Instead, she didn’t want to pay anything at all. That’s why she loaded up her shopping cart with over $1,700 worth of toys and other items and headed out the door … Click here to read more

JUST IN: Small plane crashes near St. Lucie Inlet, killing two aboard

From The Palm Beach Post: “The Coast Guard sent crews to search for the plane and later found a debris field east of the inlet, near Jupiter Island and Stuart in Martin County … Click here to read more

UPDATE: Read arrest affidavit of teacher accused of oral sex with student at Stuart Middle School

From CBS12: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Jeffrey Tomasulo, a 7th grade math teacher at Stuart Middle School, on charges of sexual battery. According to the arrest report Tomasulo called himself an extremely horny male … Click here to read more

Stuart Middle School math teacher accused of engaging in sex act with student

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A middle school teacher in Stuart is facing criminal charges after a 13-year-old girl told investigators she performed oral sex on him multiple times. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Jeffrey Tomasulo, a seventh-grade math teacher at Stuart Middle School, on charges of sexual battery … Click here to read more

Martin County School Board votes to change busing rules, phase out bus stops

From WPTV: “Martin County parents were dealt with some painful deja vu Tuesday, as the school board once again debated cutting bus routes from certain students. The state does not pay for bus routes for students who live within two miles of their school, unless there are hazardous conditions … Click here to read more

Armed and dangerous suspect pursued: Dramatic takedown at 95/High Meadows exit in Palm City

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “A 2 a.m. call about a suspected armed and dangerous carjacker moving through Martin County had a dramatic ending following a pursuit through Martin County over the weekend. … Click here to read more

Stuart Air Show president steps down after arrest on grand theft charges

From WPTV: “Each year it is one the major attractions in the entire southeast, but there has been a shakeup at the Stuart Air Show. The president of the event suddenly resigned after police arrested him on grand theft charges … Click here to read more

Miami Herald: What Stuart man did with a 16-yr-old runaway sent him — and neighbor — to prison

“Stuart’s Joshua Rogers and Richard Lockley, will call federal prison home for the next several years on child pornography charges because Lockley and Rogers recorded the encounters on video and Rogers shared those videos on the internet … Click here to read more

BCC to consider referendum: $10M waterpark expansion, $12.25M to improve Martin County Golf Course, $10M for new indoor sports facility

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission will be asked on Tuesday to put a bond referendum on the ballot in November to raise millions of dollars for parks projects including an expansion of Sailfish Splash Waterpark and a new indoor sports facility. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will make a presentation at 11:00 a.m. … Click here to read more

Governor Scott signs 74 bills into law, includes tax cuts, daylight saving time

In Tallahassee on Friday, March 23, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: … Click here to read more

Update from Judge Roby denies motion for new trial / removal from the case

Update from Maggy Hurchalla at  On March 8, 2018 Carlton Fields filed a motion of Prohibition on my behalf with the 4th District Court of Appeals (DCA). Based on Judge Roby’s obvious bias, it asks that he be removed from the case. On March 23, 2018, Judge Roby denied the Motion that requested either a new trial or to have this judge removed from the case.   … Click here to read more