Tuesday November 9, 2021

One Suspect Arrested in Belle Glade Shooting

A suspect has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting that took place yesterday in Belle Glade. Twenty-one-year-old Lejaih Brown of South Bay, has been arrested for fleeing and eluding and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. PBSO deputies responded to a shooting in the 500 block of SE 4th Street Sunday.  When they got there, deputies located a victim suffering from gunshot wound(s).  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive.  Later that day the suspect’s vehicle was located in Lake Park and traffic stop was attempted.  Two suspects were apprehended after they tried to run on foot. Teri Barbera of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office says, Brown is the only arrest.   The investigation is still active an ongoing.  More information will be released when it becomes available. 

Facebook Group Could Help Cops Solve Cold Cases

The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Offices’ Social Media Unit created a new Facebook Group dedicated to Cold Cases called “Palm Beach County Cold Cases” and invited “web sleuths” and all those who are interested in helping detectives with unsolved cases. Within 24 hours of opening the group, over 2,500 members have joined. The agency also released a podcast called, The Lead. In the latest episode, Cold Case Detective John Cogburn dissects the 2005 case of an unidentified woman who was found inside a blue container. The Detective gives an inside look at every aspect of this case as he was one of the first detectives to arrive at this scene in 2005. This podcast can be located on our website, along with several other features, at https://www.pbso.org/the-lead/ or any major podcasting app such as Spotify or Apple Podcast

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pbccoldcases 

Podcast: https://www.pbso.org/the-lead/ 

Blue Bin Murder Video – https://youtu.be/9_lqhVX4ADk 

Expert Ways in on Panther Deaths

There have been 24 reported panther deaths in Florida this year, 18 due to collisions with motor vehicles. Panther activity has also picked up north of the Caloosahatchee River in recent years.  Melissa Tucker from the Habitat and Species Conservation Division of the FWC says, the big cats continue to populate the area.  She says there’s also no shortage of humans migrating to Florida. The agency is coming up with ways to manage conflicts between humans and panthers. And speaking of conflicts, Ranchers have also expressed concerns about their livestock. Tucker says a new study shows calves are a target of panthers.  The state has been purchasing land for the Florida Wildlife Corridor to help panthers navigate the state more safely. 

Local College To Compete for $1 Million Prize

Palm Beach State College has been named among the top 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide, as having high and improving levels of student success, as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds. The 150 eligible colleges have been invited to submit data and narratives as the next steps in an intensive data and practice review process, culminating in the announcement of the Prize winner in spring 2023. This marks the sixth time that PBSC has made the top 150 list since the Aspen Institute created the award in 2011.