Sunday, June 18, 2017

What we learned in The Palm Beach Post today about yesterday’s homicide in our City of Lake Worth.


Our local beat reporter from the Post here in the City of Lake Worth informs us in the newspaper today the “popular Netflix series” Orange Is the New Black (abbreviated OITNB) was on HBO in the early morning hours.

We learned that in the opening paragraphs of his article about this horrific crime: a man being shot to death.

I didn’t know the show was on at that time. Did you? Helpful information, huh? 

Just to be clear: If you find yourself up in the early morning hours watching TV and you hear gunshots here is what you do:
  • Immediately call 911 (because that will log the time you call; what you’re watching on TV will not matter to investigators).
  • Write down anything you remember right away.
  • Do not go outside to investigate.
  • Are you afraid of cooperating with deputies and detectives for fear of reprisal? Then stay completely anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477 (you may be eligible for a reward as well).
  • Go to the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council website and learn more about “Make the Call” to PBSO.*
This homicide in the City yesterday was within the NAPC’s Tropical Ridge neighborhood. To find out what resources are available (e.g., cooperation with PBSO): Call 561-586-4999; email carolyn@tropicalridge.org

I hope this helps.

*NEVER confront suspicious persons yourself. Let PBSO handle it. You DO NOT have to give your name if that makes you uncomfortable, but it’s a big help if you can provide descriptions; height, weight, clothing, what kind and color of car, what direction they were headed, etc. When you see behavior that seems odd, suspicious or out of place, “Make the Call Y’all!”: 561-688-3400.

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