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The PSL PD is taking the necessary precautions to protect first responders and ensure continued emergency response services as this situation evolves.  As this develops, don’t be surprised to see police officers and other City employees wearing personal protective equipment.  If you are in need of services at your residence and call the City or 911, please advise us if someone in your household is sick or not feeling well so that the responding personnel can take the appropriate protective measures. PSL PD has suspended all fingerprinting to the public until further notice.

Temporary closing of Unwanted Prescriptions/Medications Drop Box:

The Port St. Lucie Police Department has a drop box for medications that citizens can utilize to dispose of unwanted prescriptions/medications. Due to the temporary suspension of in-person services to the public within the department’s lobby, please know that the Port St. Lucie Police Department is postponing the program until further notice.

Animal Control:

Please do not trap stray cats or pick up kittens without having a plan and an appointment with a shelter or rescue. Some vets have reduced their hours and getting appointments for spay/neuters may become more difficult. Anyone who finds cats or kittens should leave them alone unless they are injured or in serious danger. Many shelters and rescues are closed to the general public and are doing intake and adoptions by appointment only.

Police News Stories

23 year-old Port St. Lucie man arrested for crashing his car into a gas station then fleeing the scene

Post Date:05/01/2018

On May 1, 2018, Port St. Lucie Police arrested 23 year old Melvin Eugene Venable (Port St. Lucie) for Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Resisting an Officer after he crashed his car into a gas station then fled the scene.


On May 1, 2018 at around 12:50 am, Port St. Lucie Police went to 149 NW Bayshore Boulevard for reports that a car crashed into the front of the Speedway Convenience Store.  Upon arrival police learned that a male subject drove his blue PT Cruiser through the parking lot, jumped the sidewalk curb, and ultimately crashing into the front glass of the store.  Witnesses said that the driver, later identified as Venable, tried to put the car in reverse to back out of the building but was unable to remove the car.  Venable then exited the car and fled on foot southbound away from the store.


A 34 year old male customer of the Speedway was transported from the store to the hospital and was treated for non-life threatening lacerations he sustained from flying glass caused by the crash.


Police continued the investigation and located the suspect, Venable, in the 400 block of SW Carmelite Street.  Police noted that Venable was sweating profusely, smelled of alcohol, and didn't know where he was.  Police arrested Venable and after a breath test discovered that his BAC was over twice the legal limit.  Venable was then transported to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.

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