Boynton Beach man punches woman in the face after road rage incident

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Road rage leads to physical assault in Boynton Beach, deputies say – Sun

A 74-year-old man tried to cause an accident in suburban Boynton Beach, then got out of his car and punched a 23-year-old woman in the face, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Allan Needleman, 74, was driving in front of a 23-year-old woman at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in a white Mercedes and kept slamming on the breaks seemingly trying to force the woman to crash into him.

The woman changed lanes to get away from him, but he rolled down his windows are started swearing at her, according to an arrest report.

Needleman passed the woman and got in front of her, stopping near the intersection of Plantina Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard. He got out of his car and screamed at the woman, according to the report.

She told Needleman to leave her alone, and he punched her in the face three times, deputies said.

When deputies arrived, they saw the woman has a bloody lip and swelling. They said Needleman admitted to chasing down the woman and punching her in the face multiple times.

Needleman is charged with battery and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday.

Homicide suspect leads police on chase, shoots self in the head after crash in …

By Linda Trischitta / Sun Sentinel and Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Police say a man wanted in a Pembroke Pines killing led police on a chase southbound on I-95, crashing at North Congress Avenue in Boca Raton and shooting himself in the head.

Boynton Beach police spotted the suspect’s car at about 1:45 p.m. entering southbound I-95 at Gateway Boulevard. Police tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver of the 2001 white Nissan Maxima refused. The pursuit continued until the Maxima crashed just south of the North Congress Avenue exit.

Police ordered the driver out of the car, but he shot himself in the head, according to Boynton Beach police. He was taken to Delray Medical Center where he died.

Pembroke Pines Police confirmed that the driver was Clifson Cerve, 26, whose girlfriend, Anuska Monique Dillon was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in their Pembroke Pines apartment at 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic was backed up on southbound I-95 for miles hours after the chase while police conducted their investigation. One lane of traffic was moving through southbound after 3 p.m. Northbound lanes also were restricted for a while with traffic backed up to Palmetto Park Road.

According to Pembroke Pines police, officers went to a third floor apartment in the 1500 block of Southwest 109th Avenue, in the Harbour Cove complex in response to a 911 call about a possible shooting.

At about 2:30 a.m., officers found Dillon, 25, in the master bedroom, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Carlos Bermudez said.

The couple had just moved in Saturday into the gold-and-white complex, which is east of Hiatus Road and north of Pembroke Road.

Family friends who did not wish to be identified said outside the police station that Dillon’s 6-year-old daughter was present during the incident, and that the victim was five months pregnant.Homicide suspect leads police on chase, shoots self in the head after crash in Boca Raton

Christopher Edwards: Man crashes Mercedes into palm tree, then disappears

Police are looking for the man who they say crashed his Mercedes into a palm tree and left it there in the middle of the street for hours.

Officers in Boynton Beach tweeted Wednesday morning that Christoper Edwards, 24, “fled after crashing this a.m.” in the Renaissance Commons area.

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They even injected a little humor in the post, tweeting, “Palm tree is gonna win every time.”

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Edwards still hadn’t turned himself in.

The car is a Mercedes S550.

Anyone with information about Edwards’ whereabouts is urged to call Boynton Beach police at 561-732-8116.

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FHP: Boynton Beach man hits car on I-95, covers licence plate with t-shirt, drives …

Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man who they say hit a car on I-95 Tuesday afternoon and then drove off, but not before he covered up his licence plate with a T-shirt.

Jose Isiah Ortiz, 23, faces charges of failing to remain at the scene of crash involving injury. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday night after he made the $3,000 bail.

According to the arrest report, Ortiz was driving southbound on I-95 near Gateway Boulevard when he hit a car causing extensive front-end damage to the other vehicle. A witness told officers Ortiz pulled over and got out of the car to check on the driver and passenger of the other vehicle. The two were later attended to by the Boynton Beach Fire Department, according to the report. The severity of their injuries is unknown.

According to the report, Ortiz then took a dark colored T-shirt out of his car and covered his license plate with it.

The witness told Boynton Beach Police officers they followed Ortiz until officers were able to pull him over. Florida Highway Patrol arrived later and arrested Ortiz.

When investigators spoke with him after, Ortiz said he was running late to work and didn’t want to be bothered.

Boynton Beach diver ‘brought back to life’ after accident

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) – A diver was rushed to the hospital after an accident left him unconscious Sunday morning in Boynton Beach.

He was with a group diving off a boat called the “Explorer”.  The group said the injured man came back to the boat after diving, and they knew immediately he was in trouble.

Those on the boat jumped into action to save his life. “[He] came onto the boat unresponsive.  The captain, the assistant captain, and I performed CPR on him, and we brought him back to life,” said diver Richard Henshaw.

“[The diver] was really pale, and I saw the police and ambulance come in with the stretchers and take him,” said Joseph Razzano. “I saw probably a few Coast Guards come in, the Coast Guard helicopter and a few police boats.”

A diver himself, Razzano says, the waves can get rough. “When you’re close to shore, so you gotta be really careful cause you can’t really see either where rocks are, so it’s kind of dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Despite a near death experience, rescue crews believe the man, whose name has not been released, will be OK.

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Hit-and-run crash causing delays on northbound Turnpike near Boynton

One lane is blocked northbound on the Turnpike near Boynton Beach Boulevard because of a hit-and-run crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash has caused congestion from Boynton Beach Boulevard south to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

FHP is also investigating a crash with injuries on South Kanner Highway and Cove Road in Stuart.

Traffic is currently moving smoothly on Interstate 95. There is some tire debris on the road, northbound near Forest Hill Boulevard.

Endangered man missing from Boynton Beach located

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) – Update: David Richard Ball has been located. Thank you for your assistance.

Previously: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office needs the public’s help Monday morning finding a missing and endangered man from Boynton Beach.

On Sunday at 6 p.m., David Richard Ball, 54, walked away from his residence of 9400 Listow Terrace and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

It’s not clear what kind of clothes he was wearing.

David has been diagnosed with brain tumor(s) and left his residence without his medication, says PBSO.

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Endangered man missing from Boynton Beach

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office needs the public’s help Monday morning finding a missing and endangered man from Boynton Beach.

On Sunday at 6 p.m., David Richard Ball, 54, walked away from his residence of 9400 Listow Terrace and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

It’s not clear what kind of clothes he was wearing.

David has been diagnosed with brain tumor(s) and left his residence without his medication, says PBSO.

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Boynton Beach woman arrested after deputies find drugs and cockroach …

After getting involved in a crash Sunday at the intersection of Hypoluxo and Thompson roads in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies told Catelyn Kirchner that her car would be towed following an inventory search of the vehicle.

Before deputies conducted the search, Kirchner told them there was a Xanax pill inside the car, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kirchner said she had a prescription for the narcotic.

When a deputy searched the car, they found more than a pill.

“As soon as I opened the door, I noticed between one and a half and two dozen cockroaches all over her small baby’s diaper bag and opened box of baby formula,” the deputy wrote.

Continuing his search, the deputy found a prescription bottle for hydrocodone in the glove compartment and a vodka bottle that was three-quarters empty on the floor board under the feet of Kirchner’s baby. The arrest report does not list the age of Kirchner’s child.

Kirchner, 24, faces charges of child abuse without great bodily harm and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Kirchner posted a $4,500 bond and was released from jail about 5 p.m. Monday.