Fort Pierce: Jeremy Palacio charged with attempted murder

August 12, 2009 by  
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A St. Lucie County man’s quick reflexes may have saved his life Tuesday night after a man tried to shoot him point blank in the head during a fight at a house party but only grazed his head, according to sheriff’s officials. Deputies arrested two men today in that shooting.

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Jeremy Palacio, 21

Jeremy Palacio, 21, of Fort Pierce, faces attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of 20-year-old Dereck Gervais in the driveway of a home in the 2800 block of S. Jenkins Road west of Fort Pierce around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Robert Bourbon, 19, of Fort Pierce, was arrested on charges of being an accessory to attempted murder.

Witnesses told deputies they saw Gervais arguing with Palacio in the driveway of the home during the party, then heard the shot and heard Palacio yelling “You all don’t want no more of this.”

A friend drove Gervais to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, where he told deputies that during the argument he felt something pressed against the side of his head and quickly brushed the gun away with his hand just before he heard the shot go off, according to the report. The bullet only grazed his head.

Witnesses told deputies that Bourbon was standing next to Palacio and helped him get away into a car after the shooting, according to the report. Deputies later found the car and interviewed the driver, who told deputies he heard Bourbon and Palacio bragging about the shooting on their cell phones. Later this morning deputies found and arrested Palacio and Bourbon at a home in the 5300 block of Wintergarden Parkway in Fort Pierce.

The two residents of the home, identified by deputies as Christopher Alfonso and Michael Laneve, were arrested on charges of holding an open house party where alcohol was served to minors.

Source: Tcoasttalk.com

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Robert Bourbon

Broward deputy charged with fourteen felony counts

August 4, 2009 by  
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Broward County Sheriff has announced the arrest of a sheriff’s deputy on fourteen felony counts including sexual battery in a position of control or authority, armed kidnapping, stalking and battery.

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Jonathan Bleiweiss

Sheriff Al Lamberti says the deputy “betrayed his badge and abused his power.”

Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss has been with Broward County Sheriff’s Department since 2002.

The Sheriff says Bleiweiss was targeting undocumented immigrants while on patrol in uniform, armed, in his patrol car.

According to the Sheriff, Deputy Bleiweiss would search for his victims, pull them over, and sexually batter them.

Sheriff Lamberti says the investigation began when an employer of one of the victims came forward with the allegations. Fort Lauderdale PD was contacted by an attorney and then notified BSO’s Sex Crimes Unit when they realized the incidents happened in Oakland Park.

The Sheriff’s Office says there are several victims and believes there are more.

In one case an adult male victim was waiting outside an apartment complex in Oakland Park for a ride to work. That’s when Sheriff Lamberti says Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss approached in a marked BSO patrol car and requested his identification.

The victim told BSO Sex Crimes detectives that Deputy Bleiweiss placed him against the patrol unit and during the pat down placed his hand inside the victim’s underwear and groped him.

Investigators said during that encounter Dep. Bleiweiss demanded the victim’s cell phone number and proceeded to call and send him text messages. Similar sexual encounters continued until June.

The Sheriff’s Office wants victims to come forward and are urged to call Detective Graciela Benito at (954) 321-4249.

Bleiweiss is remains in BSO custody. He is currently suspended without pay and being held without bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Gregory L Cecere arrested for Child Pornography

July 31, 2009 by  
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July 29th, 11:38 p.m., Gregory L Cecere – Charge(s): 827.071  Obscene Material-Possess-Poss Photograph Of Sexual Performance By Child.

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Gregory L Cecere

Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff Booking

Man arrested after pulling over off-duty deputy

July 31, 2009 by  
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Authorities says a motorist using fake police lights to get through traffic was busted after an off-duty Manatee County deputy spotted the car and became suspicious.

Detective Jeff Lane reported that he was driving south on Interstate 75 on July 18 when he saw the lights behind him and pulled over. When he saw that the passing car was a black BMW with no police markings, Lane became suspicious and wrote down the license plate number.

The sheriff’s office reports that Lane connected the vehicle to 34-year-old Dennis Woodruff. The detective went to the Publix where the Sarasota man worked Tuesday, and authorities say Woodruff admitted using the lights.

Woodruff was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer. He was released Wednesday on $1,120 bail.

Ronald Wright Arrested for fatal Lantana Rd Accident

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LANTANA, FL–Ronald A. Wright of Boynton Beach has been arrested in connection with Thursday’s deadly hit-and-run accident on Lantana Road.

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Charges include a deadly non-moving traffic violation with a suspended license and a fatal hit and run.

Wright is listed as a habitual offender. Previous arrests include several driving and drug-related charges.

Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick Arrested for Child Porn

June 19, 2009 by  
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Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick has been arrested and charged with eleven counts of child porn.

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The arrest comes after a joint investigation by the Special Victims Unit and the Boynton Beach Police Department. These units use a sophisticated computerized data-mining and tracking program to identify, investigate and prosecute “super-predators” who are abusing child victims in Palm Beach County.

Zelesnick,19, was charged with 11 Counts of Possession of Material Depicting Sexual Performance of a Child; all are third degree felonies which carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.

The probable cause affidavit says that videos on Zelesnick’s computer showed adults having sex with prepubescent children.

At his first appearance, Zelesnick’s bond was set at $25,000 and he must have no access to computers, PDA’s or any devices that would be capable of going online.  Additionally, if the defendant is released on bond, he must report to house arrest within 48 hours.

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