Weekly Newsletter

We’re starting a weekly newsletter. Most people find out about our articles through Facebook, which doesn’t show every article to every person who “Likes” our Facebook page. Some articles do very well, while others don’t reach many people.

We can tell a lot of people miss a lot of our articles. Some complain that all we write about is crime, when that’s at most 20% of what we cover. Others ask questions that we’ve already answered (“What’s going on with the old Walmart?”).

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Hit-and-Run DUI for Boca Del Mar Resident

Galen Kinsey of Boca Del Mar

PBSO deputies arrested Galen Kinsey (27) Sunday night after a hit-and-run accident. Mr. Kinsey stands accused of several offenses including driving while suspended, DUI, hit and run with property damage, and a probation violation. His reported address is in Boca Del Mar near the Boca Raton Synagogue.

Mr. Kinsey previously appeared in West Boca News in February of 2014 for drug charges, where we detailed some of his criminal history.

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Federal Felon in Boca Isles Arrested for Battery

Jeffrey Galpern of Boca Isles South

Boca Isles South resident Jeffrey Galpern (45) was arrested Sunday night on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Mr. Galpern has a significant criminal history including a 2002 domestic battery arrest that was dropped by prosecutors, a state felony fraud charge from 2009 that was dropped as well, and a federal felony involving stock fraud to which he pled guilty and did roughly a year.

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Art at the Library

There are two events for teens at the Library this week. Teens in grades 6-12 can make a small decorative picture frame from duct tape at the West Boca Library on March 30th at 6 p.m. Preregister by calling 561-470-1600.

Or learn how to make jewelry using basic tools on March 31st at 6 p.m. at the Glades Public Library. Call 561-482-4554 to preregister.

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Boca Kids Get National Awards

Several students from high schools in greater Boca Raton were named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program and a couple were finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

From West Boca High, Noah Graff was named a National Merit finalist. A resident of the Mission Bay community, Graff has his own tutoring business and has also volunteered in various ways including shaving his head for St. Baldrick’s. He’s a wrestler and he competes for the school’s academic teams as well.

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Arrest Report: Child Porn and a Little Person Hit for Big Theft

Patricia Godley (upper left), Brian Jackson (upper right), Morgan Murphy (bottom left) and Daniel Saull (bottom right)

There were four notable arrests recently. The two men on the right are facing child pornography charges. Brian Jackson (34) was arrested on 15 counts of possession of child pornography. He was previously arrested in 2010 on felony drug charges which were dropped by prosecutors. He remains in custody at this writing with $5000 bond for each count, making total bond $75K. Mr. Jackson’s reported address is just east of Boca Regional Hospital, but the arrest was by PBSO suggesting that it may have happened in West Boca or another area of the county.

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