Wednesday, December 23, 2020

PBSO - Lake Worth Beach - Weekly Update - 12/23/20

 Here is your latest PBSO weekly update for Lake Worth Beach:

Crime: We had a busy and tragic weekend. There was a shooting in Tropical Ridge Sunday in which one of the two victims was killed. We had a second shooting the following morning in Royal Poinciana where one person was shot. The two incidents do not appear to be related. Our Violent Crimes Division is investigating. We had three robberies to persons with no specific patterns. Regarding property crimes, we had five burglaries (three to businesses, one residence and one vehicle). Suspects were looking for tools in most of the cases. We also had one stolen vehicle.

Please continue to look out for each other and when you see something suspicious “make the call”. The holidays are traditionally busy for law enforcement. There is usually an uptick in crime and mental illness related calls for service. This year has been no different.

Community Policing: This has been a busy month for us. This year was different from previous years due to the pandemic however , we were still able to purchase and deliver toys for 400 + children in Lake Worth Beach. The toys were delivered to the four elementary schools which chose the families based on need.  

Covid 19: We continue to see a spike in Covid 19 cases within our region. I currently have a couple deputies out with it and a couple quarantined. Fortunately all of the cases are mild. The vaccine information is great news but please remain vigilant until it is available to everyone.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday,

Captain Todd Baer

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Commander – District 14 – City of Lake Worth Beach