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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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Free P.A.L. clinic gets kids hooked on fishing

April 24, 2015                     

The Police Athletic League and the Savanna Fishing Club are hosting a free fishing clinic for kids age 6 to 14 on Saturday, May 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. Boys and girls will learn the basics of bass fishing, the best techniques to use, how to tie knots, and how to tie lures. Read more

Police Department cookout proceeds benefit American Cancer Society

Posted: April 22, 2015

The public is invited to the PSLPD for Life Cookout on Friday, April 24 at the Port St. Lucie Police Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per plate which includes a hamburger, hotdog or barbecue pork, as well as chips and a drink. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Read more

Port St. Lucie bar bouncer sustained severe burns after patron sets him on fire. Police continues their search for suspect.

Posted: April 13, 2015

On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at around 9:45, Port St. Lucie Police went to Neely’s Grog House for reports that the bouncer was set on fire by a bar patron. Read more

Serial burglar hits third business in Port St. Lucie. Police are asking for public’s help in identifying suspect

Posted: April 6, 2015

The suspect is described as a stocky male approximately 5’6”-5’8” tall, weighing around 175 pounds, wearing a full facial mask, long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, gloves, and carrying a crow bar. Read more

Search for stolen iPad uncovers Marijuana grow operation in Port St. Lucie

Posted: March 26, 2015

Port St. Lucie Police detectives with the Special Investigations Unit arrested Ingrid Hernandez for possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, cultivating/producing Marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription after police located a marijuana grow operation in the home’s garage. Read more

Port St. Lucie Torch Run 5K to benefit Special Olympics Florida

Posted: March 25, 2015

You can support Special Olympics Florida and the Port St. Lucie Police Department by taking part in the Port St. Lucie Torch Run 5K on Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m. beginning in Tradition on Village Parkway. The proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Florida.
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Help support radKIDS® mission to empower and protect our children

Posted: March 17, 2015

Empower a child in Port St. Lucie by providing them with the tools to recognize, avoid and even escape physical harm through the radKIDS® program. The program costs $25 per child. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in 60 days before the summer session starts, to ensure that as many children as possible get the life-saving skills provided in this course. This gift will provide our children with the knowledge, skills and power to protect themselves from harm. Read more

Police warn residents of identity theft fraud shipments

Posted: March 16, 2015

Criminal organizations are conducting fraudulent purchases on the Internet, using the stolen identity information of others, then having the stolen items shipped to your address. They do this to avoid detection, knowing that when the police eventually discover the fraud and investigate, the trail will lead to YOU and not THEM! Read more

Police asking for public’s help in identifying suspect in theft of fragrences

Posted: March 12, 2015

On March 5, Port St. Lucie Police went to Ulta Beauty Supply at 10740 SW Village Parkway, to investigate a shoplifting case. The manager of the store told police that on this date at around 4:48 pm, a white female entered the store and stole $969 worth of cologne. Read more

Police search Port St. Lucie home suspected of having explosive making materials

Posted: March 12, 2015

On March 11, Port St. Lucie Police Special Investigation Detectives arrested Bryan Jascon Spengler, 42, of SW Varsity Lane, charging him with 3 counts of making, possessing, throwing, projecting, placing, or discharging any Destructive Device. Read more

Road rage incident lands two sisters in jail

Posted: March 10, 2015

On March 7, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Jena Legrone, 25, of Hobe Sound, charging her with assault, battery, and burglary to a conveyance with battery. Police also arrested Paige Legrone, 23, of Port St. Lucie, also charging her with assault, battery, criminal mischief, and burglary to a conveyance with battery after a road rage incident. Read more

14 year old Port St. Lucie boy charged with soliciting to have family killed

Posted: March 9, 2015

Police arrested a 14 year old boy, charging him with criminal attempt to solicit capital felony after his father found a murder for hire contract in the boy's room. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police awarded Project Lifesaver grant

Posted: March 3, 2015

Project Lifesaver is a public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering. The Port St. Lucie Police Department recognizes the inherent dangers persons who may have a tendency to wander due to Alzheimer, Dementia, Autism, and Down syndrome. Read more

Free fishing clinic for kids on Saturday, Feb. 28

Posted: Feb.23, 2015

Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are invited to attend a free fishing clinic on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Police Athletic League. Participants will learn the basics of bass fishing, plus the best techniques to use, how to tie knots and how to use lures. Bring your own rod or borrow one of ours. Read more

Victim bites burglar as he tries to leave her home with her laptop computer

Posted: Feb.3, 2015

On Feb. 2, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Anthony Jerard Smith, 20 of S.W. Endicott Street, charging him with armed burglary and grand theft after he allegedly entered into the victim’s house and stole her laptop computer. Read more

Suspect sought in Port St. Lucie purse snatching incident

Posted: Feb. 2, 2015

Port St. Lucie Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who snatched a purse from the McDonalds Restaurant located inside Walmart at 1675 N.W. St. Lucie West Boulevard. Read more

Man charged with burglarizing home twice, then attempting to sell items on Craig’s List

Posted: Feb. 2, 2015

On Jan. 31, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Bruce Martin Fong, 39, of S.W. Old Briar Avenue, charging him with two counts of burglary to an unoccupied dwelling, two counts of grand theft, and dealing in stolen property after police detectives set up an undercover sting to purchase the stolen items that Fong listed for sale on Craig’s List. Read more

Walmart cashier charged with 10 counts of theft, fraud

Jan. 16, 2015

On Jan. 14, Port St. Lucie Police Officer Timothy Herring arrested Amanda Lynn Nunez, 19, of S.W. Abisco Road, charging her with 10 counts of grand theft and fraud for allegedly loading pre-paid Visa cards worth $500 a piece, and not paying for the transactions. Read more

Police dog nabs car burglar after woman spots suspect in her car

Jan. 15, 2015

On Jan. 8, at 4:40 a.m., Port St. Lucie police officers arrested James Foley Ball, 25, of N.W. Rockbridge Court, charging him with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and resisting an officer without violence after he ran from police who were responding to a vehicle burglary call. Read more

PSL man charged with selling drugs near a local elementary school

Jan. 15, 2015

On Jan. 14, detectives with the Port St. Lucie Police Special Investigative Unit arrested Jordan Paul Testa, 21, of Damask Avenue, charging him with selling marijuana within 1000 feet of Floresta Elementary School. Read more

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