Port St. Lucie Police Department urges everyone to report crime when you see them, instead of posting them on social media.
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.
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
Palm Bay man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing ex-girlfriend's father in his Port St. Lucie home
On January 16, 2019 at 9:30 p.m., Port St. Lucie Police went to S.W. Bartell Avenue for reports of a stabbing. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was on a date with his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend (of which they have a 9-month-old child in common). During the date, the couple began to argue and the ex-girlfriend asked to go home. The suspect dropped his ex-girlfriend off at her home. The ex-girlfriend entered the home as the man left the area. A short time later the suspect returned and drove his car into the front double doors of the home, ultimately breaking into the house.
As the suspect entered the home, his ex-girlfriend and her mother crawled out of a bedroom window to flee the house. Left inside the home was the ex-girlfriend's father and 9-month-old boy who was asleep. The suspect attacked the ex-girlfriend's father and stabbed him in the left arm. After the stabbing, the suspect left the home.
St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue responded to the scene then transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a large laceration and stab wound. The victim is in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injury.
The male suspect was subsequently arrested outside the victim's home and was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.
Master Sergeant Frank Sabol
Public Information Officer
Port St. Lucie Police Department