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

WPTV: Rabies alert in Palm City

“A rabies alert has been issued for Palm City, according to the Florida Department of Health in Martin County. It is due to a raccoon that tested positive for the disease. The alert is in effect for 60 days within the following boundaries … 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

Sun Sentinel: Former Martin Downs Country Club owner under criminal investigation

“The former owner of the Martin Downs Country Club in Palm City, Wellington mega-developer and president of the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, Glenn Straub, is under criminal investigation, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Straub has a litigious reputation with a trail of lawsuits to his name, records show … Click here to read more

Unusual theft in PC prompts warnings for citizens to report suspicious vehicles and behaviors

From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “Quick action by a UPS delivery worker has alerted the sheriff’s office to another style of thefts surfacing in our area. Yesterday, UPS officials contacted the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after a man flagged down two separate UPS drivers in search of a package scheduled to be delivered to a Palm City home … Click here to read more

PBPost: Everglades specialist Ernie Marks of Palm City is new SFWMD director

Everglades restoration coordinator Ernie Marks was the unanimous choice of South Florida Water Management District board members Monday to take over as executive director of the 1,475-employee, $759 million agency … Click here to read more

Bacteria levels elevated at Leighton Park in Palm City

An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City. Results from samples taken yesterday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria in both areas. The advisory will remain in effect until results show consistent readings in the good range. … Click here to read more

Palm City: Gun-toting pastor in Corvette latest exemplar of Florida road rage

From The Palm Beach Post’s Frank Cerabino: “The Very Reverend William Rian Adams was apparently on a road trip from North Carolina in his red Corvette last week when he waved his Glock 22 handgun at two people in a pickup truck on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City. The two Floridians in the pickup truck … 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

Mega-millionaire Houston Astros owner marries at his Floridian Golf Club in Palm City

From Paper City: “The wedding took place at Crane’s Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City — the same one Barack Obama has enjoyed playing several rounds at, one with Tiger Woods and Crane. This was an all-white wedding — with the 120-plus crowd of family, friends and power players complying with the invite dress code … Click here to read more

Pineland Prairie: Plans for 3,375-acres of Kiplinger land in Palm City

“Lying between the Florida Turnpike and I-95, Pineland Prairie is the most centrally located, large tract of land in Martin County. Its 3,375-acres are immediately adjacent to well-established communities on all sides: Martin Downs on the east (across the Turnpike) … Click here to read more