MCSO: Alert tellers at Palm City’s Bank of America initiated a crime prevention chain reaction

“A Miami man on a mission to steal $5,000 by attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Palm City Bank, underestimated the skill of the players behind the counter. The check that 31-year old Vicente Rodriguez of Miami presented to tellers at Bank of America on SW Martin Downs Boulevard … Click here to read more

Overdoses rise: MCSO Narcotics Detectives, federal agents continue to target local dealers

From MCSO: “The number of overdoses in our area rise as Martin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives continue their efforts to get dangerous and addictive drugs off of our streets. Since the beginning of the year, local law enforcement has responded to 55-reported overdoses of which 11 have resulted in deaths … 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

Armed and dangerous suspect pursued: Dramatic takedown at 95/High Meadows exit in Palm City

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “A 2 a.m. call about a suspected armed and dangerous carjacker moving through Martin County had a dramatic ending following a pursuit through Martin County over the weekend. … Click here to read more

Brush fires cause road closures

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “Firefighters worked to contain a brush fire in St. Lucie County as well as a fire in Indiantown Wednesday night. Murphy Road running into … 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

Martin County Sheriff’s Office investigators search for Chase Bank robbery suspect

From MCSO: “Investigators are working to identify the suspect who robbed the Chase Bank on Cove Road and US 1 just before 2pm Saturday. The suspect implied he had a gun, but no weapon was seen … Click here to read more

Man linked to multiple auto burglaries captured in the act at Willoughby Cove

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “A man recently released from a Florida prison is back in jail after his streak of auto burglaries came to a halt in the Willoughby Cove Community. Surveillance teams were already on the ground following a week of crimes in Martin’s Crossing, Hibiscus Park and communities in Hobe Sound. … Click here to read more

MCSO: South Florida crooks continue to zero in on Martin County

From The Martin County Sheriffs Office: Grand Theft Auto, Driving with a Suspended License, and Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Driving License:  those are the outstanding warrants 20-year Anthony Dodaj had out of Broward County before he blew into Martin County Sunday night … Click here to read more

MCSO auto burglary alerts in Martins Crossing, Osprey Cove, Quail Ridge, Mariner Village

From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of auto burglaries that occurred in the Martins Crossing development located in Stuart. This follows reports of similar auto burglaries that occurred on January 25th in Osprey Cove and in Quail Ridge, and in Mariner Village on January 26th … Click here to read more

MCSO detectives seek information in home invasion robbery on Links Rd, Jupiter Island

UPDATE: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects who brazenly broke into a home on Jupiter Island while the family was sleeping, and held them at gunpoint as they stole thousands of dollars in property. The family’s external home security cameras captured the two suspects as they entered and exited the home along Links Road around 4:00am … Click here to read more