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.
Thanks to a reader tip we learned of a major drug bust that took place in the West Sandalfoot area known as Watergate Estates. Seven residents of that community were arrested, and all were booked around the same time between 5 pm and 6 pm.
Tiffany Ercolano (top left, 24) was charged with possession of drugs without a prescription and of drug equipment. She is in custody at the moment with bond set at $3000. We see nearly 20 cases in her past dating back to 2008 in the Palm Beach and Broward courts.
Jessica Pugliese (top center, 36) is charged with one felony count for heroin possession and over 10 counts for possession of drug equipment. She’s also in custody with bond at $5000. Her reported address is actually east of 441 on the south side of SW 18th. Her history shows multiple felonies dating back to 2003.
Terry Utter (top right, 60) is charged with one count of possession of drug equipment. Hassan Jones (bottom left, 42), with the same address as Ms. Utter, also faces one count of possession of drug equipment. Jones was released shortly after 9 pm without bond. Utter will probably be released as well. Ms. Utter and Mr. Jones both appeared in one of our articles in October after another Sandalfoot drug raid. We detailed their criminal histories in that article.
Also at the same address, Christopher Cerenzio (2nd from left, 28) faces one count of heroin possession and two drug equipment charges. His bond is set at $5K. We see felonies dating back to 2004 for him.
Richard Utter (2nd from right, 46) faces two heroin counts and his bond is set at $10K. He also appeared in West Boca News back in June on a burglary charge, where we detailed his significant history.
Finally Reginald Thomas (bottom right, 37) faces heroin, marijuana and drug equipment charges and awaits $5000 bond.
Of course, all arrestees are innocent until proven guilty. And as our regular readers are aware, West Boca News opposes the War on Drugs. It obviously isn’t working and turns troubled people toward more serious crimes.
Nathan Yohannes-Mason (31) of Boca Entrada, or the Emerald Bay Club apartments, was arrested late Friday night on a felony drug charge along with a fake ID misdemeanor. Mr. Yohannes-Mason has a substantial history in South Florida courts, including two minor charges in Miami-Dade, two felonies in Broward along with multiple criminal traffic cases there, and four separate felony cases in Palm Beach County from 2000 to 2012.
Two of those Palm Beach felony cases involved firearms, and his 2008 Broward felony involved battery on law enforcement officers. As seems typical for South Florida, a number of these cases were dropped or reduced. His 2004 case included two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm but those were dropped by prosecutors and he got a year of probation for discharging a firearm in public. In 2005 he was accused of shooting into a building, adjudicated guilty and got a year in jail, minus substantial credit time.
The most recent Palm Beach felony, habitual driving on revoked license, was reduced to a minor driving without a valid license and a small fine.
Mr. Yohannes-Mason remains in custody at this writing awaiting $3000 bond.
Between them the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and Boca PD made 5 felony drug arrests yesterday, with four of the arrestees having West Boca addresses. The first three were all in West Boca and were booked within a fairly short time of each other so the arrests may be related.
Serge Sando (top left, 23) was charged with two felony counts of selling an opiate in a protected area along with one count of possession. He has a history of a marijuana misdemeanor 2009 that was dropped, and a drug felony in January 2014 we covered that was resolved with diversion. He also had a couple of misdemeanor theft cases in Broward in 2010. The West Boca High grad’s reported address is in the Timberwalk townhomes near Loggers’ Run Middle School. Sando was released on $35K bond this morning. The new charges do not show up yet in the court system’s database.
Kristina Lewis (top center, 23), also a West Boca High graduate, has a reported address off Judge Winikoff just west of 441. She is currently charged with selling a synthetic narcotic, 2 counts of possession without a prescription, and resisting an officer. An August cocaine felony charge was dropped by prosecutors. She was released early this morning. Substance abuse is something employers will want to root out of their businesses and so the use of Countrywide Testing drug tests has become more commonplace because of the inherent risks associated with having people under the influence in the workplace. It’s true that drugs destroy a person’s health and relationships, but it’s important not to forget the threat to their livelihood that they themselves pose entering a situation where they may fail drug testing Honolulu required by their employers.
Kenney Desilien (top right, 21) was arrested for possession of MDMA and Alprazolam. His reported address is in Sandalfoot Cove off SW 65th near Boca Dunes. He has a substantial history. This is his 10th felony case in the Palm Beach courts, plus one in Broward. Previous cases include:
- Grand theft and trespass 2011 – guilty
- 2010 armed burglary – consolidated
- 2010 burglary arrested 2011 – dropped
- 2011 carrying a concealed firearm in Broward
- 2011 dealing in stolen property w/ residential burglary – consolidated
- 4 counts of dealing in stolen property with residential burglary, all dropped
- Grand theft over $20K plus burglary – consolidated and/or dropped
- Burglary and grand theft, both dropped
- 2010 armed burglary – found not guilty in a jury trial in 2014
- 2 incidents in 2012 indecent exposure – dropped;
- 2013 cocaine felony dropped
- 2013 assault on law enforcement officer – dropped
- 2013 indecent exposure – dropped
Mr. Desilien was one of the subjects of a Boca PD press release back in 2011 (see bottom). He remains in custody at this writing.
Meanwhile Boca PD arrested two men several hours apart in cases that are probably unrelated. Zaven Barsoom (bottom left, 31) of the Hidden Lake neighborhood east of I-95 was charged with possession of drug equipment, marijuana and cocaine. His case is not in the court system yet. We see a previous drug felony from 2012 that was dropped, along with 9 previous felonies in Broward. He was released in the evening.
Caleb Toole (bottom right, 20) was charged with possession of hash oil and Adderall. He’s had several traffic cases along with a drug misdemeanor last month that was resolved with a diversion program. Court records indicate his arrest was actually Monday, though he was booked after midnight on Tuesday. He was released last night.
Xavier Borgos (19) was arrested yesterday morning accused of three felonies including two drug charges and one count of carrying a concealed firearm without a license. Mr. Borgos was booked early yesterday morning and released on bond this afternoon around 2 pm.
We advise our readers to be cautious and keep their eyes out for Mr. Borgos. On October 30th he made multiple violent threats, to us and to other journalists.
The Sheriff reports Mr. Borgos’ address in the Palmetto Pines neighborhood south of Palmetto Park Road and west of 441.
Our regular readers may also remember Mr. Borgos from a story we did in June about an accident in Palmetto Pines.
In response to that story Mr. Borgos wrote the following comment:
… Listen people make mistakes. No one was hurt but me and the car. I deserve it. But what I don’t understand is that 95% of all people who have grown up or are in the process of growing up have the audacity to treat me like I’m a criminal or a danger to this community when everyone has their own skeletons in their closet. All I have to say is that I’m sorry. … Ive been a really good asset to the people I’ve met and I’m always looking for the next person to help out. So just understand I made a mistake. …
At this point we do view Mr. Borgos as a danger to this community. Threatening to beat someone’s “ass” and to shoot people, and then illegally carrying a firearm – that does fit the profile of a dangerous person.
We have advised the Sheriff’s office and the State Attorney’s Office of Palm Beach, and asked a couple of questions that so far have not been answered. First, possessing a concealed weapon while committing another felony (the drug charges) is itself another felony pursuant to Section 790.07. We asked why he was not charged with that felony.
Second, Florida’s bail statute (903.046) specifically addresses this:
The purpose of a bail determination in criminal proceedings is to ensure the appearance of the criminal defendant at subsequent proceedings and to protect the community against unreasonable danger from the criminal defendant.
We suggested that the bail decision should be reviewed. Although Mr. Borgos was presumably disarmed during his arrest, there’s a risk that he could get another weapon or cause harm without one. We think it is unlikely that the Sheriff or the State Attorney will do anything about this so we encourage our readers to be vigilant.
If you think the State Attorney should do something about this, you can call their main office at 561-355-7100, or e-mail them at StateAttorney@sa15.org. You can also contact the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office at their main number: (561) 688-3000.