MCSO: Western Union settles claims re wire transfer system scam, how to file a claim

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “If you lost money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you can now file a claim to get your money back. You must submit a claim by February 12, 2018 … Click here to read more

Shoplifter admits to repeated thefts, bringing her own tools to help make stealing easier

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “32-year old Nicole Kathleen Wounded Arrow of Ft. Pierce openly admitted that she went to Kohl’s Department store to steal. But when she walked out of the store with more than $400.00 worth unpaid merchandise … Click here to read more

‘Christmas Lights Grinch’ costing victims money, holiday spirit

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Department: “It’s that time of year, the sights and sounds of Christmas fill communities throughout our area. But someone is snuffing out the sparkle of the holiday cheer by stealing or damaging Christmas lights at homes and community entrances … Click here to read more

MCSO out in full force, monitoring shopping centers, parking lots and roadways

From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force at malls, both in plain view and undercover, at shopping centers and throughout the area monitoring activities and working to keep holiday shoppers safe … Click here to read more

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