More Arrests: A Questionable Assault

This is our second arrest story today. For the first please see Olympic Heights Teen Arrested for Fleeing.
We often start our arrest stories with something like: “All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.” Our first arrest in this story is one of the stronger defense cases we’ve seen in a while.
Peter Buggeln (top left, 55) was arrested Tuesday, accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during a June 19th encounter with a man outside his restaurant, the Eagle Grille in Greenacres. We read the probable cause affidavit. The “victim” accused Buggeln of threatening him with a gun. When police confronted Buggeln, he admitted the encounter, saying that it appeared the man was trying to break into closed businesses and refused to leave the premises.
We’re betting Mr. Buggeln wins this one, or perhaps prosecutors will see the light and drop it. Among other things the alleged victim made inconsistent statements. Buggeln’s reported address is in Boca Lake off St. Andrews Blvd.
Top center is Pierre Cadet (40) of Meadow Lakes, accused of domestic battery. His ex-girlfriend accused him of hitting her in the face during a brief argument. He denied touching her. She refused to allow police to photograph the alleged injury, suggesting this will be a difficult case to prosecute. Oddly, Mr. Cadet is listed in some business directories as a department store and there is a business listing in his name on Google Maps at his house. We use Google Maps a lot and have never seen that before. He might own a store on 441.
Arian Perez (top right, 30) was initially accused of kneeing an emergency room nurse at West Boca Medical Center over the weekend. Then on Monday while in the county jail he allegedly hit a deputy in the face during the fingerprinting process. We don’t see any prior arrests for Mr. Perez. His reported address is in The Lakes at Boca Raton northwest of Yamato and Cain. We think he might be a Spanish River graduate.
Peter Ziello (left, 39) was arrested Sunday for “child abuse.” The paperwork is hard to read due to sections blacked out to protect the names of children. But it appears one of his kids sprayed another with a fire extinguisher. When the father found out, he sprayed that kid with the fire extinguisher to teach him a lesson. The only history we found for Mr. Ziello were a couple of minor traffic tickets. Let’s hope this one gets dropped. We’re not even sure it qualifies as bad parenting.
We rarely see civil contempt arrests. Steven Tow (middle, 57) was booked on Monday for it and released that evening. As best we can tell from the paperwork, he’s behind on child support and Judge French doesn’t think much of Mr. Tow’s excuses. His reported address is in Boca Woods, and the property appears to be headed for foreclosure.
The other day we reported on a career criminal attacking a Boca beach lifeguard. We now have more information on that case. From the paperwork, Arthur Gates unlawfully entered lifeguard tower #6 and then attacked the lifeguard, at one point putting him in a choke hold. When police arrived Gates attacked one of the officers. Another officer used his Taser several times on Gates and then they were able to get him in handcuffs. He then tried to kick the officers. Gates is designated a career criminal by the state with a lengthy history including a conviction for Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree.

Author: Warren Redlich

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