MCSO local fraud alert: Scammers using your family info to obtain thousands of $$$ of gift cards

“A clerk at a local Wal-Mart store is credited with saving a Jensen Beach woman $3,000, after the woman received a phone call that her grandson was in trouble. The woman reported that she received a call from a male who she thought was her grandson … Click here to read more

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

Martin County Sheriff’s Office weekend incident brief: Jensen Beach, Loblolly, Indiantown

A Hobe Sound man who told deputies he was homeless was charged with robbing a man who just withdrew money from an ATM machine. Detectives are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred to homes in the Loblolly Community in Hobe Sound. An Indiantown woman received minor injuries after the trash pile she was burning got out of control … Click here to read more

MCSO active warrant: Brutal serial rapist linked to Treasure Coast, Jensen Beach

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “An accused rapist from New York pleaded guilty this month to a string of violent and disturbing rapes of unconscious women he admitted to drugging before raping. 32-year old Cameron McDermott pleaded guilty to assaults that investigators say he videotaped and meticulously filed away on his home computer … Click here to read more

Four arrested in Palm City after crime spree: More South Florida criminals target Martin County

From Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “Criminals from South Florida continue to take aim at Martin County already costing residents thousands in stolen and damaged property, and forcing our areas crime rate to rise. Four suspects from Pompano Beach were arrested after stealing … Click here to read more

14+ auto burglaries: Dolphin Bar, Pineapple Park in JB, Hutchinson Island Publix, Sailfish Splash

“The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has responded to at least 14 auto burglaries tonight at the following areas: Dolphin Bar, and Pineapple Park in Jensen Beach, Publix on Hutchinson Island, and Sailfish Splash in Stuart … Click here to read more

Federal government alleges Jensen Beach company owes more than $460,000

“A Jensen Beach limited liability company is alleged to have defaulted on a federal loan,” reports The Florida Record. “United States of America, on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration, filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against O’Connor Enterprises of South Florida Inc. … Click here to read more

Violent Sexual Predator search on Treasure Coast

From WPBF: “All eyes are peeled in Martin County after the sheriff’s office said a violent sexual predator may have been seen Wednesday near Indian Riverside Park … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office detectives seeking victims of stolen gift cards sent through US Mail

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office would like to speak to anyone who mailed a letter or a card containing a gift card out of the Jensen Beach or Hutchinson Island Post Office, but later learned that card never arrived to its destination … Click here to read more

hhgregg closing 88 stores nationwide, 15 in FL, includes Treasure Coast Mall store (Jensen Beach)

From WPTV: “Indianapolis-based hhgregg is closing 88 stores as part of its ‘turnaround’ efforts, the company announced Thursday morning. None of the 88 stores are located in Indiana, but there are many in Florida … Click here to read more

Library’s BookMania! event returns March 4

BookMania!, the most prestigious literary event on the Treasure Coast, will return for its 23rd year on March 4, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road. Authors will participate in one of multiple panel discussions, including Young Adult, Historical Fiction, and Health & Wellness … Click here to read more