MCSO joins efforts to search for rape/murder suspect

The Martin County Sheriff’s Warrants and Criminal Investigations Units are actively involved in the search for Larry Peavy, a fugitive wanted out of Sumter County. Peavy is wanted for the rape and murder of a 16-year old girl. Martin County Sheriff’s Warrants Detectives received information that Peavy was spotted on foot in the area of Wright Boulevard and US 1 late Tuesday … Click here to read more

BOLO: Can you identify these distraction thieves?

Be On the Look Out: The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance to identify the two individuals responsible for a distraction theft that occurred at a Palm City Publix … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy shoots, kills machete-wielding man in Indiantown

“On Friday, October 27, at 11:14 p.m. a uniformed Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy advised dispatch that he would be on foot patrol just west of Jake’s Store near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Charleston Street in Indiantown. Three minutes later, the deputy advised over the radio that shots were fired … Click here to read more

Armed carjacking suspects located in Palm City, now in custody after early morning manhunt

“Armed carjacking suspects were located hiding in the Four Rivers community in Palm City. Deputies actively searched for the suspects in communities throughout Palm City. All three subjects now in custody … Click here to read more

Miami Herald: Staffer at Martin Girls Academy caught having sex with teen in closet

“A Martin juvenile justice officer goaded teens into sex. Then he was caught in the act. The door to a laundry room supply closet was slightly ajar, and the padlock was dangling open. Inside, Xavier R. Leach, accompanied by a teenage girl, was hiding behind the door — no small trick, considering Xavier Leach stands six-foot-five and weighs in at 394 pounds … Click here to read more

26 suspects on video performing lewd sex acts in public, now banned from all Martin County parks

From MCSO: “Weeks following the arrest of dozens of people who were caught on video performing lewd sexual acts in a public park, more than 25 of those charged will no longer be welcome in any Martin County parks. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Parks Department, has issued trespass warnings to 26 individuals … Click here to read more

MCSO Community Alert: Mailbox at Palm City Post Office hit by thieves

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert customers who use the Palm City Post Office, located at the corner of Mapp Road and 714, to a crime involving the facility’s outside mailbox. Detectives say the box was hit by mail thieves last week … Click here to read more

Martin County curfew lifted

From MCSO: “Sheriff Snyder has lifted the curfew for Martin County as power in our area continues to be restored at a consistent pace. Traffic lights at a majority of intersections are now working, but there are still some that remain inoperable … 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

Efforts by citizens and MCSO detectives identify, arrest burglary and grand theft suspect

From MCSO: “When a concerned citizen saw 42-year old Michael Mirucki perusing through the River Pines community this week, he had a sneaking suspicion that something was off. So he asked Mirucki who he was and what he was doing. Mirucki replied, “I’m looking for Jack”, and walked away, but not before the citizen snapped his photo … Click here to read more

Dade/Broward burglary suspects captured in Palm City following early morning crime spree

From MCSO: “Vigilant citizens can be credited with the capture of two south Florida burglary suspects, following a busy crime spree and intense manhunt through Palm City early Saturday morning … Click here to read more