Sex trafficking arrest of suspect who solicited victims at local bars through social media

“When 31- year old Christopher Alexander Koeper tried to recruit what he thought was a 16-year old girl into a life of human sex trafficking, he had no idea that the ‘teenager’ was an undercover Martin County Sheriff’s detective … Click here to read more

Traveling thief in Martin County jail, in possession of stolen and counterfeit credit cards, skimmer

“An Orlando man on an out of town mission to victimize Martin County citizens couldn’t have picked a better place or time to drive erratically along Kanner Highway and Jack James Drive. That’s because the vehicle he soared by was driven by an MCSO Criminal Investigations Lieutenant and his division Detective … Click here to read more

Fentanyl, meth, heroin, crack cocaine concealed in soda cans inside Tequesta man’s car

From MCSO: “A suspicious vehicle parked near a local business early this morning caught the attention of a midnight shift deputy performing a routine check in his zone. That suspicion led to the seizure of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, crack cocaine, Clonazepam and Xanax, much of which was concealed in fake soda cans … Click here to read more

MCSO: At least three residential burglaries in Palm City, smashed windows, sliders, front doors

“Detectives have released a photo of the vehicle suspected in at least one of three residential burglaries that occurred in Palm City. Video obtained from a home in the area shows this newer model Hyundai Sonata prowling through the area prior to the burglary. … Click here to read more

Detectives ask for public’s help: Vandalism at local business leads to heinous act of animal cruelty

Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Detectives are searching for the public’s help identifying the suspect(s) who vandalized a local business, then gouged the eyes out of a four foot alligator they found on the business property. … Click here to read more

All clear given after bomb threat, evacuation at Stuart Post Office

From WPTV: “The Stuart Post Office was evacuated for a time Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in shortly before 9 a.m. Stuart Police, Stuart Fire Rescue, and the Martin County Sheriffs Office secured the area … Click here to read more

Bookkeeper arrested for stealing $14K from Martin County Little League

From MCSO: “A Palm City woman entrusted to manage the funds of a Martin County Little League, was arrested for stealing nearly $14,000 in league funds over a one year period … 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

Desperate for help: MCSO removes 11 horses, donkey in poor condition from Indiantown property

“The Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit is currently rescuing eleven horses and one donkey from a pasture on SW Amaryliss Avenue, and SW Arrowroot Street in Indiantown. Some of the animals are said to be in poor condition … Click here to read more

Palm City Library disturbance ends in car theft and arrest after suspect fled from deputies

From MCSO: “A Bradenton man who visited a local library to steal a patron’s car ended up torching it when he realized that deputies were on his trail. 49-year old Randall Hole is facing an array of charges including battery on an elderly person after purposely bumping into a senior citizen at the Cummings Library … Click here to read more

Director of senior living facility arrested for stealing cash from unsuspecting resident

From MCSO: “53-year old Serafina Frahm, Director at The Point at Ocean Boulevard on SE Ocean Boulevard, didn’t think an 82-year-old resident at her independent living facility would notice hundreds of dollars missing from her purse. She was right. The trusting senior resident didn’t notice, but the victim’s son did … Click here to read more