Car Arsons

The Sheriff has reportedly arrested two young people on a string of car fires. The incidents mostly occurred west of 441 and as far west as Boca Winds.
The accused include Bryan MacDonald, age 22 from Powerline Road:

And Rose Cohen, 18, from near 441 and West Boca Medical Center.

There may be more arrests in the near future.

Chris Farnell Arrested?

The Sun Sentinel reports that Chris Farnell, an Olympic Heights alum, was arrested Monday. The mug shot reflects injuries consistent with the report of physical conflict with police.

Farnell has a Facebook page, though most of it is private. We did find a couple photos that seem to match the mug shot.


The Sheriff’s website also indicates the arrest occurred. It is reported that deputies found Farnell and others drinking alcohol at a park, and they had an encounter specifically with him. It is unclear if others were also charged.
Farnell was charged with marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and resisting an officer with violence.
West Boca News cannot verify the accuracy of the charges. This case could be interesting because Farnell potentially has several witnesses who could testify in his favor.

"Armed" Robbery at Chipotle

The Sun-Sentinel reports that a couple men robbed the Chipotle restaurant in the Westwinds of Boca plaza (Glades & 441).
We would call it a genuine armed robbery but they apparently used plastic guns. Regardless this must have been terrifying for the employees, who were threatened and locked in the freezer. And it appears they have been charged with armed robbery.
One of the men accused is Junior Arteaga of East Boca.


West Boca Press: Fair DUI Launch a Success

For Immediate Release
Contact: Warren Redlich, West Boca Press
P: 888-733-5299
Successful Launch of Fair DUI: Stay safe and sane in a world gone MADD
Boca Raton, FL [July 10, 2013] – West Boca Press is pleased to announce the successful launch of its first book. First-time author Warren Redlich’s Fair DUI: Stay safe and sane in a world gone MADD has been listed on Amazon as a “Hot New Release,” and made the bestseller list in two categories.
Written for anyone who ever drives after one drink or more, Fair DUI offers advice on how to protect yourself from the dangers of a DUI arrest. It starts with practical strategies to avoid drinking and driving in the first place: “If your plan relies on making good decisions while you’re intoxicated, it’s a crappy plan.”
Redlich, an experienced DUI trial lawyer, explains DUI arrests step-by-step from the beginning of a police encounter until the time the driver is released. He offers sound advice about what to do and what not to do, along with questions to ask when hiring a lawyer to protect your rights. He also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of some alternative strategies.
In the last chapter Redlich discusses what’s wrong with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) punitive approach to the problem. He suggests sensible policy options that would protect the innocent and make the roads safer.
On sale during the week of July 4th, Fair DUI ranked as high as #2 in Amazon’s automotive category (#11 at this writing) and #5 in the criminal law category (#31 at this writing). With six reviews averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars, it is the best rated book on Amazon explaining the world of drunk driving to non-lawyers.
Fair DUI is self-published and edited by Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D. The cover was professionally prepared by graphic designer Michelle Blum using an original photograph.
Fair DUI is available on Kindle (list price $9.99) and in paperback ($14.99) from Amazon.