Police seeking information on unarmed robbery case
The Port St. Lucie Police Department is seeking any information regarding an unarmed robbery that occurred at the newspaper stand at the intersection of S.E. Floresta Drive and S.E. Crosstown Parkway.
The victim, a 52-year-old white female, was attacked from behind between the newspaper stand and her vehicle on March 19 at approximately 9 a.m.
The victim could only identify her attacker as a male with a beard and possibly speaking with a Haitian accent.
If anyone has any information they should call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273- 8477 (TIPS).
Car burglar stole money
The Port St. Lucie Police Department is seeking any information regarding a car burglary that occurred at 4:30 p.m. March 19 in the parking lot of Bridge plaza on Port St. Lucie Boulevard.
The victim parked his white van and went inside a store to drop off a delivery. While he was in the store an unknown black male, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, was wearing a white hoodie and black skull cap, sneakers, glasses, shirt gloves and pants, entered the unlocked van and took a bank money bag contained more than $7,000.
Police tracked the suspect to the corner of Westmoreland Boulevard and Cambridge Drive, where they located the money bag and several money wrappings.
Robbery gone bad
On March 15, the Port St. Lucie Police arrested Kimberly Kleinhenz and Melissa Weaver on multiple charges, including unarmed robbery and grand theft auto.
According to reports, at Neeley's Grog House on Bayshore Boulevard, the two suspects stole a purse. The female victim chased the two suspects down and jumped on the exterior of the get-away truck.
After a distance of her hanging onto the truck, the suspects pulled over, and beat the victim.
When police found the suspects, it was discovered the truck was stolen from a bar in Stuart.
Man arrested for concealing firearm
After receiving information about a man carrying a gun, Fort Pierce Police Officer Wes McNeal observed a suspect on March 21. The officer and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office performed a traffic stop to speak with the subject, identified as Samon Kent, and the officer observed Mr. Kent remove a black-colored revolver from his jacket. He was immediately arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, and a search revealed he was also in possession of cocaine. Additionally, he had a arrest warrant for battery.
Looking for ignitions
The Florida Forest Service will be flying the Treasure Coast this week scouting for new wildfire ignitions from lighting.
Lighting ignitions can smolder for days before they start to show visible signs. Smoke impedes ground crews, so a fixed-wing pilot will communicate to the firefighter's information such as the location of houses, sheds and vehicles in relation to the direction of the fire.
The pilot can also locate roads and trails for access to the fire, as well as see fences and gates. They can make the firefighters aware of ditches, flag ponds, power lines and other obstacles.
-- Information gathered from law enforcement and fire rescue.