We have a few arrests to report this week, all by the Pug Beach Sheriff’s Office. On the far left and most serious, Mickey “Claws” Kibblinsky (age 8) faces three feliny counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon along with trespassing and other charges. Kibblinsky allegedly snuck into the dog park and picked fights with multiple small breeds. He was arrested Sunday evening and remains in custody pending review by a psychiatric veterinary specialist.
In the most prurient of the incidents, Kitty Yarnchaser (11) was caught up in a prostitution sting. According to court documents Ms. Yarnchaser ran a massage parlor that offered additional inappropriate services to customers. Unlike past incidents we’ve covered, Yarnchaser was aiming for wealthier Johns by locating her “studio” in the Rescue shopping plaza at Cat Moore Road and 441.
Snotty McTabby (2nd from right, 7) was arrested for having a suspended pet license. As usual he has a long history of past offenses that were mostly dropped by Pug County prosecutor Dave Arondog. The Catty Springs native and resident of Barking Grove was released without bond.
Last in our report, Shaggy Whiskers (far right, 4) was arrested Tuesday night on charges of catnip possession with intent to sell. A graduate of Coral Sunset Obedience School and resident of Watercat Estates, aka the Sandal Paw trailers, Whiskers has had several previous catnip cases in both Pug Beach and Breeder counties.
Esperanzo Wilcox (above, 25) was arrested early Sunday morning by Boca PD. He faces several counts including burglary, three counts of battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment.
Mr. Wilcox, a 2008 graduate of Spanish River High, was scheduled for a court appearance yesterday morning but the online court file has not been updated yet to show what happened. He is represented by the public defender and the Sheriff’s record indicates that he remains in custody at this writing, with total bond set at $19,000. His reported address is in the Boca Royal apartments (aka Boca Bayou) in southeast Boca. He may have attended Palm Beach State at some point. We found two different Facebook profiles, including the one pictured below, an another under the name Es Babbii. And he also looks like an aspiring rapper with at least a few clips on SoundCloud.
We found several cases for Mr. Wilcox in Palm Beach County including a drug felony from 2009 and a felony grand theft charge from 2008. He also had a drug case in Broward in 2009, but that may have been the same incident as the one from Palm Beach County.
We found another man with the same name but 20 years older that might be his father and a former football and basketball player at Boca High. Back in the early 1990s that man was arrested in Broward a few times on charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, soliciting to commit armed robbery, and drug charges.
Update: We received a phone call from Mr. Downes’ grandmother (as well as a Facebook comment – see bottom of article). In the call she informed us that we have no right to publish such an article (First Amendment be damned) and that her grandson is a sweet kid. She also admitted that he was involved in the fight described in the affidavit, though she disputes some of the facts and had all kinds of negative things to say about the alleged victim and the witness. She then threatened to sue us, saying: “You’ll find out how much money you have.” Nice family.
Events at a West Palm Beach party in September has “Sean Downs” facing felony battery charges and his alleged victim left with permanent facial scarring and disfigurement. The Sheriff’s records indicate this Mr. Downs is a resident of The Oaks, a gated community on the north side of Clint Moore. As best we can tell this is actually Sean D. Downes. If we are correct (we’re pretty sure but you can never be positive), his father Sean P. Downes is CEO of Universal Holdings, Inc. who received an eye-popping $9.4 million last year in executive compensation according to BusinessWeek at only 44 years old.
According to the probable cause affidavit (full document at bottom), the younger Downes was at a house party with a bunch of teens, running around looking for a fight. When the victim was leaving Downes confronted him to start a fight. The victim turned to leave and Downes then hit the victim in the left temple, knocking him out and to the ground. While the victim was unconscious on the ground, Downes continued punching him as many as ten times.
The victim woke up in the ER, had suffered four large bruises on his face, multiple cuts on the left side of his mouth requiring sutures and likely to leave substantial and permanent scars, and an additional injury on the back of his head where it hit the pavement.
West Palm Beach police referred the matter to the State Attorney, who waited over 3 months before filing this case in court in early January. Mr. Downes was booked Wednesday morning, minutes before his “first appearance” court session began and released a few hours later on $3000 bond. The timing suggests that he may have been represented by an attorney who surrendered him at the right time to make sure things moved smoothly. Court records do not yet indicate any attorney appearance, nor how the bond was posted.
The home address for the younger Downs listed in the blotter is owned by Lori Downes, who is divorced from the father. The 7-bedroom, 7000 square-foot house was purchased for $1.4M in 2013. The date of birth for the arrested Sean Downs matches this Sun-Sentinel article showing his birth in 1996 to parents Sean and Lori Downes.
A couple years ago Downes was an avid basketball player with the St. Thomas Aquinas school in Fort Lauderdale.
It’s unclear why but he’s no longer on the team roster. As always, anyone arrested is innocent until proven guilty.
Update: We found a highlight film from Downes’ freshman year on the St. Andrews varsity basketball team.
The full probable cause affidavit is below.
The Facebook comment thread with the grandmother’s remarks is below:
Dr. Dwight Collman (58) was arrested Monday on charges of robbery, battery on a uniformed security guard and criminal mischief. From the probable cause affidavit filed in the court, this concerns an incident in front of Dr. Collman’s home in the gates Seasons community off Jog Road south of Clint Moore.
Collman had a DUI case in 2001 and a 2006 aggravated battery and criminal mischief case. Both sets of charges were dropped by prosecutors. His record with Department of Health also shows a criminal incident involving trespassing at his daughter’s high school but we see no record of that in any court.
Collman is a certified specialist in emergency medicine. He runs the Collman Institute, apparently from his home, which helps prepare other physicians for emergency medicine board exams. He claims to have helped over 12,000 physicians. He’s also a co-author of a 2005 Emergency Medicine Board Review prep book.
From what we understand, Dr. Collman was involved in an argument on Saturday with a security guard from the Seasons community related to a violation of homeowners assocation rules. Dr. Collman allegedly punched the security guard in the chest, grabbed the guard’s cell phone, stuck it in a wet vac, and then threw it at the guard.
Update: WPBF has some video on this story.
Images showing the Boca Raton police officer’s description are below, followed by the full document.
The full probable cause affidavit filed in court is below:
Marko Milosavljevic (32) was booked early Saturday on a felony battery charge, after an arrest by Boca Raton city police. His reported address is in the Vista Verde neighborhood between St. Andrews and Powerline.
We see a substantial history for Mr. Milosavljevic with five previous felony arrests. Back in May of this year he was arrested on three charges including driving with a suspended license and a fraud felony involving false identification. That incident occurred in December of 2013. He was sentenced to one day in jail for that.
Earlier in 2013 he was convicted of driving with a suspended license and got 60 days in jail. That sentence ran “concurrent” with the four month sentence he got for an earlier felony incident in 2013, where he was convicted of four counts including unlawfully carrying a concealed firearm and discharging a firearm in public. He got four months on that set.
Back in 2010 he had another felony case involving trespassing and domestic battery. He got a year probation on that one which he completed successfully. Court records also show 91 days of jail time, but it’s not clear if he actually served that time.
In 2003 he had a misdemeanor case involving charges of reckless driving causing injury (dropped) and culpable negligence (convicted), and also a DUI conviction. It looks like the culpable negligence incident was originally charged as a felony battery and reduced. Also in 2003 he was convicted of two felony burglary counts and got 3 years probation.
And in 2002 we see another felony incident for carrying a concealed firearm, armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm.
Broward court records also show another driving while suspended from 2013.
Court records indicate the current arrest is for a felony domestic battery. Mr. Milosavljevic remains in custody at this writing.
We previously reported on the arrest of Troy Parry for felony battery. A second young man with ties to Parry was arrested hours later, also for felony battery.
Keegan Dix (19) was arrested late on Wednesday by deputies and booked just after midnight. Court records show the alleged offense took place on Saturday, October 25th, the same day of Parry’s alleged battery. The cases followed the same court, both filed the same day (the 27th) with warrants issued.
Dix’ reported address is in the Bella Vista at Boca Del Mar apartments, on the east side of Powerline across from Olive Garden. Our research indicates he went to Boca High and was an outstanding youth hockey player.
Our research also shows this is his third felony arrest and his 11th case in our courts starting in 2011. In May last year he was arrested for misdemeanor battery. The next day he was arrested for burglary and grand theft. Those charges were eventually dropped by prosecutors.
The next month he was arrested on a felony drug charge (ecstasy or MDMA) and the case was resolved with “adjudication withheld” and probation. Two months after that arrest he was charged with (but not arrested for) underage possession of alcohol, a charge that was also dropped by prosecutors. And in April of this year he was ticketed for littering, a case that’s still open.
He also had a few traffic tickets along the way. The latest was for an open container in June of last year. Court records indicate his license was suspended in July for not responding to the ticket and the case was sent to a collection agency in October.
We remind our readers that all arrestees are innocent at this stage. And with young people it can be challenging to spot signs they might develop a disregard for following the law.
New Update: Mr. Parry has apparently been released and had these comments in response:
Update: We’ve learned that the SWAT incident did not involve Mr. Parry, but rather was for a misdemeanor domestic assault in Meadow Lakes.
A number of readers contacted us about a SWAT raid in the Meadow Lakes community yesterday. We can’t be certain that it’s related, but Troy Parry (20) was arrested for felony battery and his reported address is very close to Meadow Lakes in the Emerald Bay Club apartments at Boca Entrada. Both communities are on the west side of 441 just north of the county line.
The precise nature of the charge against Mr. Parry and other details are unclear. The sheriff’s blotter indicates:
“BATTERY – FELONY BATT OR DOMESTIC BATT BY STRANGULATION”
The court records shows the charge as felony battery under §784.041(1), which is:
(1) A person commits felony battery if he or she:
(a) Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; and
(b) Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.
The strangulation charge is listed under subsection 2 of the statute, so it probably does not apply here.
Also, the sheriff’s blotter shows the arresting agency as PBSO (Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office). But the court record indicates the arresting agency as Boca Raton PD. It also indicates the alleged battery occurred on October 25th (Saturday). The case was filed on Tuesday and a warrant was issued.
Parry, an Olympic Heights graduate, has a mostly clean record. All we see is a few traffic tickets and an “open container” incident in Deerfield Beach earlier this month.
Why the SWAT team? We don’t have the underlying paperwork to know, but we have some guesses. Maybe it’s because the police were scared of him because he’s in great shape, has a tattoo, and is friends with black people?
In response to comments on Facebook about that last line, we now include this: SARCASM ALERT!
If you don’t get it read Radley Balko’s book.
Or maybe it’s his Twitter post from the day before his arrest:
The Sheriff’s blotter shows deputies arrested Ms. Dara Zemo (41) on Sunday on a misdemeanor battery charge, and also for a felony for allegedly smuggling contraband into the jail.
Originally from the Danbury area of Connecticut, Ms. Zemo’s reported address is on Marina Blvd (aka SW 18th) just east of 441 in Sandalfoot Cove. The home was foreclosed in July and she may be renting from the bank.
Ms. Zemo has a substantial criminal history in Florida. In Palm Beach County court records show 15 cases (including traffic and some duplicates) starting in 2009. The worst of her cases here were a fraudulent use of a credit card charge in 2011 and a 2010 DUI case both of which involved some jail time. She’s also had a domestic battery in 2012 that was dropped by prosecutors, and a few cases of driving with a suspended license.
Moving to Broward we see one felony case involving drugs and prostitution from 2013. We also see a drug case in Lake County (near Orlando) from February of this year which the Sheriff’s record shows led to a month in jail.
Ms. Zemo was a licensed real estate agent in Florida until 2010, based in Jupiter. She may have also resided in Kissimmee at some point in the past.
Of course, all arrestees are innocent at this stage of the process.
Some of our readers may remember David Martinez, who was arrested in July for a home invasion, accused of stealing morphine from a cancer patient. He was being held on $50,000 bond, so we thought it was odd when he popped up on yesterday’s blotter.
The home invasion case was quietly dropped by prosecutors on August 5th. We don’t have an explanation for this yet.
In researching this we also discovered that Mr. Martinez was arrested four days later, on August 9th, for battery. He was released on bond for that case, which is still open, and arrested again yesterday accused of petit theft and resisting an officer.
Martinez also had felony arrests in 2008 (robbery – pled guilty) – and 2014 (drugs, dropped by prosecutors). This incident prompted us to do further research and we found a burglary case from 2008 in Volusia County.
Mr. Martinez’ reported address is in the Edgewood apartments north of Sandalfoot Square plaza, on the east side of 441. He appears to be a graduate of Spanish River High.
At the young age of 29, Jonathan Larkin has managed to accumulate more than his share of cases in the South Florida courts. Most recently Mr. Larkin was arrested Sunday night on a robbery charge, and he remains in custody at this writing.
Larkin’s reported address is in the Holiday City subdivision of Palmetto Pines, north of Judge Winikoff near Keystone Street.
His court history is stunning, with a total of well over 40 cases between Palm Beach and Broward counties including both criminal and traffic. Leaving out the small stuff, this is what we found:
2003 – Felony drug charges
2005 – Misdemeanor drug case
2006 – Felony drug charges
2007 – Battery charge dropped by prosecutors
2008 – Felony drug charges dropped by prosecutors
2008 – Misdemeanor drug charges
2008 – Drug felony (Broward)
2009 – Felony driving with suspended license
2010 – Felony drug charges dropped by prosecutors
2010 – Felony drug charges dropped by prosecutors (again)
2010 – Misdemeanor drug charges
2010 – Battery charge dropped by prosecutors
2010 – Misdemeanor drug charge
2010 – Misdemeanor retail theft dropped by prosecutors
2010 – Misdemeanor theft (Broward)
2010 – Felony theft (Broward)
2010 – Misdemeanor driving without license (Broward)
2011 – Drug felony (Broward)
2011 – Drug misdemeanor (Broward)
2013 – Drug misdemeanor
July 2014 – Drug misdemeanor
And now we see a felony robbery charge. We can’t see all the sentencing details but despite his extensive record it appears that Mr. Larkin faced little or no jail time on any of these cases.
A quick browse of the friends list on Larkin’s Facebook page showed at least 10 people we’ve seen arrested in the past. This reflects a disturbing criminal subculture in Boca Raton. Our so-called criminal justice system is teaching them that they will get away with it.
West Boca News believes the drug war is a failure. Most of Mr. Larkin’s cases are for things that should not be subject to criminal prosecution. But battery, theft, robbery, and driving with a suspended license are real crimes that should be punished. If we stop wasting police, prosecutor, and judge time on things that shouldn’t be illegal, we would have the resources to hold criminals accountable when they commit real crimes.