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Suspect arrested for vehicular homicide stemming from hit-and-run accident

April 14, 2014

Ivette L. Nieves-Barsuglia was charged with of Vehicular Homicide, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury. Read more

Police need your help in identifying "Towel Boy" burglar

April 14, 2014

The suspect is described as a white male, 15-20 years old, 5’6”-5’8” tall, slim build wearing a towel, white sneakers, a necklace and carrying a backpack. Read more

Learn how to prepare your kids for success at March 26 police forum

March 21, 2014

The Port St. Lucie Police Department and the Kids at Hope organization invite parents to a forum about planning for  social, academic and career success for children on March 26 at City Hall. Read more

Take the Port St. Lucie Police Department citizen survey

March 17, 2014

The Port St. Lucie Police Department would like you to tell them how they can better serve this city. Every three years the Police Department asks citizens to complete a survey regarding their satisfaction with the services of the agency. Aside from being a good practice, this survey is also a requirement of the national accreditation standards. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police Detectives and U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force arrest robbery and sexual assault suspect

Feb. 21, 2014

The suspect was charged with seven counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of robbery with a firearm, seven counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery, and two counts of sexual battery. Read more

Port St. Lucie man seriously injured after being struck by car while mowing his lawn

Feb. 18, 2014

The driver hit the 66 year old man in front of his home at 1932 S.E. Berkshire Blvd. as he walked out into the roadway with his lawn mower. Read more

Serial “Pick Pocket” arrested by Port St. Lucie Police

Feb. 10, 2014

The suspect was arrested for grand theft and petty larceny stemming from a series of “pickpocket” incidents that took place at Walmart and Publix stores in Port St. Lucie between February 1 through 12. Read more

PSLPD asking for help identifying Walmart parking lot armed robbery suspect

Feb. 10, 2014

The suspect robbed a 67 year old woman in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 1675 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:40 p.m. Read more

Police say ex-US Army Captain shoots husband during domestic dispute

Feb. 6, 2014

Valerie Ann Lowe told police that she was involved in a domestic argument with her husband when she shot him with a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver; he was pronounced dead at the Lawnwood Trauma Center. Read more

Man is arrested after attempting to steal three large screen televisions from Wal-Mart

Jan. 31, 2014

The South Florida man rolled a shopping cart carrying a 46-inch televsion out to his vehicle, then came back into the store to steal two larger t.v.'s. After cutting the security devices off of two 55-inch Vizios, the man was stopped by police before leaving the store. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police is asking for help identifying suspect in Cumberland Farms convenience store robbery

Jan. 30, 2014

The suspect took $50 from the store after telling the cashier he had a gun under his clothing. Read more

Victim of strong arm robbery experiences a horrifying ride trying to get his stolen PS3 system back

Jan. 22, 2014

The victim was dragged about 1000 feet prior to falling from the suspects' car as he attempted to prevent them from absconding with his property. Read more

Three men arrested for solicitation without a permit in an area of the City that has experienced multiple burglaries

Jan. 17, 2014

Police were told that the suspects were going door to door in the neighborhood soliciting for an unknown purpose. After making contact with the men, police discovered that they did not have the required permits to solicit within the city. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office team up to arrest Walgreen’s robber

Jan. 14, 2014

The suspect is accused of robbing the Walgreen's, located at 1661 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., of a pack of syringes and a bottle of Oxycotin pills. Read more

PSL Citizens Police Academy begins January 2014

Jan. 7, 2014

The Citizens Police Academy will meet twice weekly from Jan. 28, 2014 to March 20 at police headquarters at 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Read more

Forty-year-old babysitter arrested after two year old found wandering in a PSL neighborhood

Dec. 26, 2013

The arrest followed calls to police made by a local resident who found a 2 year old child wandering the neighborhood without an adult present. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police investigating motorcycle involved fatality at the intersection of SE Green River Parkway and SE Charleston Drive

Dec. 23, 2013

As the driver of a mini-van traveling south on SE Green River Parkway attempted to turn west on SE Charleston Drive, he cut in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to strike the right front quarter panel of the van. The crash ejected the motorcyclist and caused the motorcycle to burst into flames. Read more

"Operation Happy Holidays II" results announced

Dec. 19, 2013

From Sept.15 through Dec. 17, the PSLPD’s Special Investigations Division conducted city-wide investigations focusing on illegal drug activity, prostitution, and weapons violations. Investigations during this time included a prostitution sting, highway interdiction, and the serving of several drug search warrants. Read more

Operation Blue Angels—Shop with a Cop 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

Operation Blue Angels and the Port Saint Lucie Police Department will be hosting its annual Shop with a Cop event at Wal Mart located at 10855 South U.S. Highway 1 on Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 pm. Read more

Port St. Lucie mom uses 6 year old son to shoplift a Lego set

Dec. 18, 2013

The suspect was charged with retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police donate 130 ballistic vests to the Vest for Life Project

Dec. 12, 2013

Approximately 130 ballistic vests, donated by Port St. Lucie Police officers, were shipped to the Vest for Life Project, a program dedicated to protecting those that protect us by recycling ballistic vests. Read more

Suspect arrested in theft of African Gray Parrots and Cotton-Top Tamarin monkeys

Dec. 12, 2013

PSL detectives had received an anonymous tip that suspect had told fellow classmates at his school that he had stolen the birds and monkeys. Read more

PSL police asking for help in identifying identifying suspects who stole Galazy S3 cell phones from Target

Dec. 12, 2013

Store surveillance showed three female suspects going to the electronics section of the store and removing two cell phones from the counter. The three suspects then exiting the store and left the parking lot in a red 4-door sedan. Read more

Port St. Lucie Police investigating fatal single car crash at SE Airoso Boulevard and SE Pisces Terrace

Dec. 10, 2013

The driver, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, veered off the roadway striking several mailboxes and large palm tree. The impact with the palm tree caused the Corvette to go air born and roll several times before ultimately striking a light pole. Read more

Miramar man arrested for transporting nearly 280 gallons of gas in his pickup truck

Dec. 9, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3, PSLPD arrested the suspect for transporting dangerous materials and unlawful conveyance of fuel stemming from an afternoon traffic stop on I-95 at Crosstown Parkway. Read more

Port St. Lucie man steals donation jar from 7 Eleven

Dec. 3, 2013

An alert customer noticed the suspect walking out of the store carrying a clear plastic donation jar and notified the store clerk. Read more

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