CRIME & SAFETY
Former Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office captain wants to be county’s top prosecutor
A retired PBCSO captain is looking to trade his dress blues for lawyer duds. A retired Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) captain is making it a four-way Democratic Primary contest to replace Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Rolando Silva retired from leading PBCSO District 8 earlier...
'It's heartbreaking': Video shows dog being dumped in Royal Palm Beach parking lot
ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Area residents describe the incident as heartless. Videos posted on the Ring Doorbell Neighbors app show what appears to be someone dumping their dog in a parking lot and driving off. It happened in the Royal Palm Beach area near Calypso Bay Waterpark.
New details in Phil Foster Park shooting reveal witnesses tell opposite versions of events
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The new information released in the fatal shooting near Phil Foster Park on Friday is leaving more questions than answers. A suspect, 84-year-old Papaver Dubois, was charged with second-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vessel the same day as the incident. According to his arrest report, the man's daughter and another witness on his 24-foot sailboat allege the victim unwelcomingly tried boarding their vessel. However, a third witness claims the opposite -- saying the victim was waving at Dubois when he was shot.
Palm Beach Police Officer Honored For Saving Woman In Suicide Attempt
Officer Kendall Reyes has been given the Carnegie Medal of Honor, for helping a 67-year old woman off a ledge six stories up.
Florida man bit 41 times by rabid otter, report says
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man was bitten 41 times by a rabid otter, according to a report. WPBF reported that the Jupiter man was outside feeding birds when he noticed the otter in a pond. The man lifted his hand to close a gate and the otter caused him to fall. The man […]
GoFundMe Set Up For Man Found Dead In Submerged SUV, Has 7-Month-Old Son
PBSO says Derick Lozano Varela was in the passenger seat of an SUV when the driver, 19-year old Liliana Vargas, lost control of the wheel and smashed through a guard rail. The vehicle came to rest upside down in the water near 60th Street North in Loxahatchee Groves early Sunday morning.
Father rejects plea deal in case of child locked in room in garage
One of the two parents facing child abuse and false imprisonment charges of their adopted son in an 8-foot by 8-foot box for hours at a time in January 2022 rejected a plea deal Tuesday.
State seeking death penalty in murder of South Florida Lyft driver
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) -- Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a Florida man accused of murdering a Lyft driver whose car he allegedly stole in an attempt to escape another killing. Okeechobee County prosecutors recently filed a court notice saying they will seek a death sentence against Mathew Flores, who is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for the Jan. 30 slaying of 74-year-old Gary Levin. They cited several aggravating circumstances, including that the killing happened while the suspect was fleeing another felony — a robbery — and that it was done in a...
Police find truck involved in violent Labor Day hit-and-run with unexpected bullet hole
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12 News) — West Palm Beach police found the pickup truck involved in a Labor Day hit-and-run. Police say a 30-year-old woman was crossing Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, just west of Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach, when the truck hit her. She was sent flying 150 feet away and remains in critical condition three weeks later.
Bodies Found In Upside Down SUV In Loxahatchee Canal Identified
It's believed that the Toyota Rav4 crashed into the canal in the overnight hours Sunday but the call didn't come in to PBSO until the 7 a.m. hour.
Family Launches GoFundMe for 21-Year-Old West Palm Beach Crash Victim's Infant Son
The family of a young man, who tragically died in a Loxahatchee canal crash, have launched a fundraising project. The man was identified as 21-year-old Derick Lozano from West Palm Beach, a lively and humble young man with the aspiration of owning a tire shop.
Missing, endangered 12-year-old boy found safely, per sheriff
GREENACRES, Fla. (CBS12) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) announced Tuesday morning 12-year-old Josiah Robinson was no longer missing. The sheriff's office said Robinson was last seen in Greenacres wearing a gray hooded sweater, black gym shorts and Spider-Man Crocs. Robinson left his home on a black...
Vehicle sought in hit-and-run crash recovered; search for driver continues
Police in West Palm Beach said Tuesday they have found a pickup truck suspected in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month but are still looking for the driver. The wreck occurred Sept. 4 at 9:42 p.m. in the 1300 block of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Investigators said a black 2023...
Courageous Wellington Teen Plans a Special Thank-you for Life-Saving Firefighters
Layla Rogan, a courageous Wellington teen, is planning a special way to thank the firefighters who saved her life. After surviving a horrific ATV crash, she had to relearn basic skills like walking and talking during a challenging recovery period. Despite these hardships, she returned to school and even made the honor roll three times.
59-year-old man arrested in connection with Port St. Lucie bank robbery
PORT ST. LUCIE – Investigators arrested a man in Palm Beach County accused of robbing a local bank over the weekend, police said. Port St. Lucie police reported Dennis Cleary, 59, was caught Monday in Lantana after investigators said they linked him to the Saturday robbery of the Chase Bank in the 1200 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. ...
Wellington fire started by child, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue urging parents to talk to kids
WELLINGTON, Fla. — The American Red Cross is assisting is assisting two adults and five kids after a fire broke out at a home on Tuesday evening in Wellington. It happened in the Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood along Barberry Drive. According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, someone from...
87-year-old man dies four days after Boynton Beach crash
BOYNTON BEACH — An 87-year-old man died Friday night, four days after a car crash in Boynton Beach left him with critical injuries. On the afternoon of Sept. 18, Sherman Rogers was driving a Honda CR-V northbound in the left-turn lane at the intersection of Military Trail and Royal Palm Drive, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office media release. Meanwhile, Sophia-Rose Pontino, 20, ...
Four memorials for fatal crashes were removed in late August... should they have been?
Biliana Spadavecchia’s hope is that her daughter’s roadside memorial serves as a reminder to others to not text and drive. Her 27-year-old daughter, Kristina, was driving her motorcycle home from lunch with her boyfriend on June 6, 2021, when a woman, who was on her phone, drove through a red light, colliding with the motorcycle and killing Kristina.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office educates seniors on scam prevention
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Seniors are constantly being targeted by scammers looking for financial gain. Older adults nationwide lose billions of dollars every year from these crooks, according to the FBI. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) is once again visiting senior living facilities to raise...
Do You Think You Were Scammed By Delray Beach’s MV Realty?
MV Realty, Sued By State Of Florida, Files For Bankruptcy. Here’s How To Contact Attorney General’s Office. BY: CONSUMER DESK | BocaNewsNow.com DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — If you believe that you were scammed by MV Realty, a Delray Beach real estate company that offered cash in exchange for… Read More »Do You Think You Were Scammed By Delray Beach’s MV Realty?