Man threatens officer after arrest
Boca Raton, FL – On Monday, July 16 at 9:10 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a residential burglary in the 800 block of SW 9th Avenue. The resident arrived home about 9:00 p.m. and walked from her garage into the home. About ten minutes later, she went back into the garage and noticed glass on the floor next to the French doors. When she turned on a light, she saw a male standing in her backyard next to the French doors. She told the male to leave, locked the doors and called police. Officers found a brick in the backyard which had blood on it. There was also blood on the shattered panes of glass from the French door and on the door itself.
The victim gave police a description of the suspect. While speaking to neighbors, officers learned that a man matching the description, named Joseph, frequents a home on SW 10th Avenue and he knocked on a resident’s door about 8:45 p.m.
Several hours later, working the description provided by the victim, police made contact with Joseph Price near 640 Camino Gardens Boulevard. The victim identified Price as the man she saw in her backyard. Price gave conflicting and illogical explanations about his whereabouts during the time of the burglary and after.
Officers arrested Price and charged him with burglary and loitering and prowling. While Price was being processed, he made specific threats of violence against the officer and the officer’s family. Price was also charged with corruption by threat.
There were numerous auto burglaries in the area during that time frame and detectives are investigating whether Price is linked to any. If anyone has information about these crimes, they are asked to call Detective Terry Payne at (561) 620-6221 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
Boca Raton, FL