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3rd Annual Toy Drive to Benefit PATCHES in Fort Pierce

Santa’s Summer Toy Drive raised 380 toys and $3,730 in cash. City police officers delivered the toys directly to the children at PATCHES pediatric nursing center in Fort Pierce.

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Port St. Lucie Police alert residents to a series of Lawn Equipment Thefts occurring Citywide

September 1, 2015

The Port St. Lucie Police Department is alerting residents to a series of lawn equipment thefts occurring throughout the City of Port St. Lucie. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police identifies car burglar from finger prints taken off a perfume bottle

August 26, 2015

On August 25, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police Detectives arrested Karl Issac Kelly for burglary to an unoccupied conveyance after his fingerprint was located on a perfume bottle that was inside of a burglarized car. Read more

Port St. Lucie man arrested for breaking into Treasure Coast High School

August 24, 2015

On August 24, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police School Resource Officer Steven Brown arrested Aaron D. Richardson for burglary, petit theft, trespassing on school grounds, and criminal mischief after he broke into Treasure Coast High School. Read more

UPDATE Port St. Lucie Police investigating serious crash involving motorcycle vs. car at SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard and SW Cameo Boulevard

August 24, 2015

On August 24, 2015 at 1:06 pm, Port St. Lucie Police went to SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard and SW Cameo Boulevard to investigate a serious crash involving a motorcycle and a car. Read more

Port St. Lucie Man steals Xbox 1 he found for sale on Craigslist

August 21, 2015

On August 20, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Brandon Lee Latalladi for burglary and grand theft after he stole an Xbox 1 that he found for sale on Craig’s List. Read more

IDENTIFIED and ARRESTED Man attacks local clothing store manager; police searching for suspect

August 21, 2015

On August 11, 2015, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clarence Terrell Ghee for petit theft 2nd degree 3rd subsequent offense and resisting officer without violence and taken to the Brevard County Jail. Read more

Burglary Hot Spot leaves Port St. Lucie Police searching for suspects

August 18, 2015

Between the dates of August 15, 2015 and August 17, 2015 in the late evening or early morning hours, Port St. Lucie Police received reports of 5 cars being burglarized in the western side of the City. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police warn its residents to beware of kidnapping scam

August 14, 2015

Officers met with the victim who stated she received a phone call and heard a hysterical woman on the other line. An unknown male then began to speak informing the victim he kidnapped her daughter and wanted all funds removed from the victim’s bank.  Read more

Port St. Lucie Police puts Champagne Thieves behind bars

July 30, 2015

On July 29, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Lily Lilian Barillas, Marcos Raul Benitez and a 17 year old get-away driver for stealing champagne bottles from Publix located at Rivergate Plaza in Port St. Lucie. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police arrest man for pulling gun on Process Server

July 29, 2015

On July 27, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police with the assistance of the United States Marshal Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMRFTF) arrested Daryl Gene Banks for aggravated assault with deadly weapon and assault on the elderly after an investigation revealed that Banks pointed a gun at a Process Server. Read more

Man attacks local clothing store manager; police searching for suspect

July 29, 2015

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid to late 20’s, around 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds, wearing a black ball cap, dark gray “Hollister” t-shirt, and khaki pants. Police are asking if you have any information on this case or if you know the man in the surveillance video to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS. Read more

Laser pointed at “Life Rescue” helicopter; Port St. Lucie Police investigating

July 27, 2015

The “Life Rescue” helicopter was flying from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center back to Martin County when they were hit with the laser beam. Police are asking if you have any information on this case to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS. Read more

Arrest made in Port St. Lucie Mother’s Day gas leak traffic crash

July 27, 2015

On Friday, July 24, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police secured an arrest warrant charging Terry Ann Brewer with Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Brewer turned herself in and was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police asking for public’s help in identifying jewelry and pizza store smash and grab burglary suspect

July 20, 2015

On Monday, July 20, 2015 shortly before 3:00a am, Port St. Lucie Police went to 2860 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Big Apple Pizza and 2868 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, VM Jewelry, for reports of active burglar alarms. Once on scene officers found the front door to both businesses smashed. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police Special Investigations Division have three detained for prostitution at local massage parlor

July 16, 2015

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, detectives with the Port St. Lucie Police Special Investigations Division arrested Dong Mei Chen for solicitation of prostitution and practicing massage therapy without a license. Also arrested was Meihua Hu for 2 counts of solicitation of prostitution and 2 counts of practicing massage therapy without a license. Read more

Suspects caught on video burglarizing car at local Port St. Lucie gas station

July 15, 2015                     

Police are asking if you recognize the suspects or if you have any information on this case to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS. Read more

National Night Out 2015

July 13, 2015                     

The Port St. Lucie Police Department will host its 32nd Annual National Night Out starting in early August, featuring three local events packed with community activities designed to promote crime prevention awareness. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police Department hosted Breakfast Fundraiser to support the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County

July 8, 2015                     

On July 8, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police Department, hosted by Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro, held a Breakfast Fundraiser in the lobby of the police department to support the efforts of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County and the Police Department’s Chili Cook-Off Team. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police arrest West Palm Beach woman for stealing thousands in merchandise from Staples Retail Store

July 7, 2015                     

On July 6, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Strona Domonique Virgo for grand theft and fraud for stealing over $9,000.00 in merchandise. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police makes arrest in stabbing incident that started in a Burger King parking lot

July 2, 2015                     

On July 2, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Daniel Jason Diodato for aggravated battery and leaving the scene of an accident after he stabbed victim, Dewayne Sayre. Read more

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awards Port St. Lucie Police Department Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs

June 30, 2015                     

In a letter to Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc from the International Association of Chiefs of Police dated June 18, 2015, the Port St. Lucie Police Department received Honorable Mention for their Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police asking for public’s help in identifying convenient store smash and grab burglary suspect

June 15, 2015                     

On Monday, June 15, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police went to 751 NW Airoso Boulevard, Tropical Food Market, and 702 SW Bayshore Boulevard, Valero Gas Station, for reports of active burglar alarms. Once on scene officers found the front door to both businesses smashed. Read more

PSL police looking for Wells Fargo robbery suspect

June 11, 2015                     

On June 10, 2015 at approximately 11:10 am the Wells Fargo Bank located at 10330 SW Village Center Drive was robbed by a black male. The suspect was wearing khaki pants and a white button down shirt. Read more

With the assistance of Wal-Mart, Port St. Lucie Police thwart future smash and grab auto burglaries

June 9, 2015                     

On June 8, 2015 Port St Lucie Police Officers responded to Wal-Mart regarding three shoplifters. Wal-Mart Loss Prevention Associate, Roy Papsidero observed three males enter the store and select two window punch tools. Read more

11 year old feline dies in house fire in Port St. Lucie

June 5, 2015                     

On Friday, June 5, 2015 at around 10:40 am, Port St. Lucie Police along with St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue went to 319 SW Fig Avenue for reports of a house fire. Once on scene authorities witnessed the house fully engulfed in flames. Read more

Police Department holding online auction for iPhones, accessories

May 27, 2015                     

The Port St. Lucie Police Department is holding an online auction for iPhones, cases, clips and chargers. Place your bids online before the auction ends, which is Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m. Read more

Port St. Lucie mom arrested for leaving 7 week old child in car while she went shopping

May 27, 2015                     

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Elizabeth A. Mcgohan for child neglect after she left her 7 week old son in the car while she went shopping at Publix. Read more

23 year old Port St. Lucie man succumbs to injuries after his motorcycle collides with a fire hydrant in the 200 block of SW Kestor Drive

May 27, 2015                     

On Sunday, May 24, 2015 at around 11:58 pm, Port St. Lucie Police went to the 200 block of SW Kestor Drive to investigate a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a fire hydrant. Read more

FDLE crime rate statistics are in; Port St. Lucie’s crime rate in 2014 is 47% lower than it was in 2002 with nearly twice the population

May 26, 2015                     

Port St. Lucie continues to have the lowest crime rate of any city in the State of Florida with a population over 100,000. Read more

Port St. Lucie massage therapist arrested for surreptitiously video recording client.

May 21, 2015                     

On May 20, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Kevin James Lunion (DOB 5/8/87, 4289 SW Winslow Street, Port St. Lucie) for video voyeurism after client found a cell phone video recording her dressing after a message session. Read more

RECOVERED Port St. Lucie Police seeking help finding Missing Endangered 60 year old man, Daniel Sutherland

May 18, 2015                     

On Friday, May 15, 2015 at around 9:30 pm, the Port St. Lucie Police Department was notified that Daniel Sutherland had returned home in good health. The Port St. Lucie Police Department would like to take this opportunity to thank all who assisted in our search for Mr. Sutherland. Read more

Port St. Lucie Animal Control to re-unite long lost dog with owner from Hinesville Georgia

May 18, 2015                     

On Veteran’s Day, 2009, Melinda Fairnot left Hinesville, Georgia to visit friends in Miami, Florida. During her stay in Miami, her Shih Tzu, Rosco, got loose and the search was on. Melinda posted flyers and canvassed the area for Rosco with no luck. A heartbroken Melinda had to abandon her her search for Rosco and returned to Georgia. Read more

LOCATED Port St. Lucie Police seeking help finding Missing Endangered 64 year old man, Frank Rhea

May 15, 2015                     

On Thursday, May 14, 2015 at around 5:00 pm, Port St. Lucie Police Department was called to the 900 Block of SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard (Twin Bridges) for the report of a deceased person under the bridge. Port St. Lucie Police Detectives responded to the scene and identified the deceased male as 64 year old Frank Rhea. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police investigating drive-by shooting incident on SW Victor Lane

May 13, 2015                     

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at approximately 8:45 am, Port St. Lucie Police went to the 1900 block of SW Victor Lane for reports of shooting activity. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police seeking help finding Missing Endangered 60 year old man

May 13, 2015                     

The Port St. Lucie Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 60 year-old male, Daniel Sutherland, who is battling depression. Read more

Port St. Lucie teen robbed at knife point; police search for suspect

May 8, 2015                     

Police are asking if you recognize the suspect or if you have any information on this case to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS. Read more

5 arrested in undercover drug bust in Port St. Lucie

May 8, 2015                     

On May 7, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police Special Investigations Detectives arrested: Aubrey Quinton Goings, Daniel Lee Chisolm, Antonio Orlando Jimenez, Alexander Luis Jimenez, and a 17 year old female from Lake Worth. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police donate 7 pairs of shoes, seized during a drug investigation, to the St. Lucie County School District

May 7, 2015                     

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Port St. Lucie Police donated 7 pairs of Nike and Converse shoes, seized during a drug investigation, to the St. Lucie County School District. Dr. Kevin Perry, representative of the school district, accepted the shoes and will be giving them to Principal Terry Davis, Forrest Grove Middle School, who will issue them to students in need. Read more

Dog mauls elderly owner; shot by family friend

May 5, 2015                     

On Monday, May 4, 2015 at around 3:00 pm, Port St. Lucie Police along with Animal Control went to 2237 SE Rich Street for reports of a dog attack.
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60 year old Port St. Lucie man succumbs to injuries after a motorcycle vs. car crash in the 1100 block of SW Del Rio Boulevard

April 28, 2015                     

On April 27, 2015 at around 12:30 pm,   Port St. Lucie Police went to the 1100 block of SW Del Rio Boulevard to investigate a crash involving a motorcycle and Toyota car.
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St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department arrest 18-year-old Montel James Jones for rash of burglaries

April 27, 2015                     

The Sunday night arrest of Montel James Jones of Port St. Lucie solved a rash of burglaries in the Hidden Pines Drive, area of southern St. Lucie County, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police warn residents of Kidnapping Phone Scams

April 27, 2015                     

Port St. Lucie Police has been notified of three incidents of “Kidnapping Phone Scams”. In all cases the victim will receive a call from a blocked or private phone number. After answering the call the victim can hear a girl screaming for help. The caller will tell the victim that he has their family member and will release them if they pay a ransom.
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