Suspect in occupied home burglary may be responsible for multiple burglaries in our area

From MCSO: “The suspect who broke into an occupied home Saturday morning has been identified as 35-year old Moises Sanchez. Following a Code Red Alert, residents began to call in and send external home surveillance videos, showing Sanchez at their doors. … Click here to read more

MCSO Special Investigation detectives shut down Jensen Beach drug operation

From MCSO: “It was clear that 28-year old Thomas Ray Lee spent a lot of time in his kitchen, but what he was serving up wasn’t a normal early bird special. Following an investigation into ongoing drug activity, members of the Martin County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Section executed a search warrant at a home on the 600 block of NE Spencer Street last week … Click here to read more

MCSO: Suspect forgets that body heat and K-9 are crime-fighting tools

“28-year old Evvard Rouse thought he had a warrant for his arrest. So instead of waiting for deputies to speak to him, he ran. Rouse was one of three people inside an SUV that was moving at a high rate of speed near Kanner Highway and Cove Road … Click here to read more

After dropping his pants at Target, he told cops his drugs were ‘blessed by God.’

From The Miami Herald: “Geoffrey Ian Mckelvey made quite a scene at a Target store in Stuart last week. The 53-year-old reportedly got into an argument with a fellow customer and then dropped his pants and told the person to kiss his naked behind … Click here to read more

CODE RED: Auto burglaries in JB include Savannah Rd, Skyline Dr, Pinecrest Lakes area

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has responded to at least 12 auto burglaries in the Jensen Beach area to include Savannah Road, Skyline Drive, Pinecrest Lakes area, Indian River Drive, Palm Avenue, Elm Terrace and Cheri Drive … Click here to read more

Immediate response to social media post helps to solve Hobe Sound robbery

From MCSO: “Minutes after a social media post about a robbery that occurred at Circle K in Hobe Sound earlier this week, tips identifying the suspects began to roll in. The post featured photos of three males walking into the store … Click here to read more

Recent methamphetamine arrests put dangerous and addictive drug back on radar in Martin County

“Martin County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Detectives are ramping up efforts to target those selling and distributing methamphetamine, after the arrest of two Palm City residents. Following an investigation into possible meth sales, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on the 700 block of SW 36th Terrace in Palm City … Click here to read more

Deputies catch gopher tortoise poacher at state park, admits he consumes the threatened species

From MCSO: “A Martin County Sheriff’s deputy answering a call reference a ‘man down’ at Seabranch Preserve State Park in Stuart Sunday evening, quickly discovered why 28-year old Robert Lane was on the ground. Lane had just pulled two endangered Gopher Tortoises from their hole, and was on the ground searching for others … Click here to read more

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

Woman carjacked outside fitness center in Palm City

From CBS12 — “A trip to the gym Saturday afternoon turned into a harrowing ordeal for a woman from Stuart. The woman became the victim of a carjacking at gunpoint. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the carjacking happened in the parking lot of Anytime Fitness in Palm City … Click here to read more

Backpage shutdown means more street prostitution, MCSO says

From WPTV: “Backpage, a popular website used to solicit sex was shut down by the feds this week. In Martin County, deputies are expecting more women to sell themselves on the street now as a result. As much as Backpage made it easier to buy and sell sex, investigations into the illegal trade would often start there.  … Click here to read more