Stuart Police Department

  • Agency: Stuart Police Department
  • Address: 830 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Stuart, 34994 FL
  • Chief: Edward M Morley (Chief of Police)
Phone: (772) 287-1122
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Stuart Police Department is located at 830 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Stuart, 34994 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Edward M Morley. The Stuart Police Department phone number is (772) 287-1122.

Stuart Police Department News

Congratulations to Officer Joe Hogan for being the recipient of this year's Rotary Club Service Above Self Award. Last year, Joe established a toy run and a marina event where hundreds of toys were donated to needy children. Joe has raised funds for the Stuart Police "Back to School Bash" and has been a major organizer for the event which includes free haircuts, immunizations, school physicals and school supplies for underprivileged kids. Additionally, Joe was able to have 100 brand new bicycles donated to the department which were distributed during the course of the year. One of Joe's favorite sayings is "You have to get through the greed to get to the need." Thank you to Officer Hogan for your dedication to helping brighten the lives of countless children

The Stuart Police Department mourns as we learn of two Gilchrist County Sheriff Deputies who were shot and killed as they were eating at a local restaurant. The suspect was reportedly killed on scene. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the family of these two heroes.

ARE YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS CLUTTERING UP THE HOUSE? If so, come and visit us during the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10am until 2pm. On this date, Stuart Police will be collecting your unwanted or expired prescription medications at CVS, located at 2284 SE Federal Highway Stuart, FL. This is an excellent way to combat the increase of prescription drug abuse. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Jeffrey Kittredge at (772) 220-3911 or by email at jkittredge@ci.stuart.fl.us.

STUART POLICE OFFICER WORKING OFF-DUTY DETAIL RESCUES ELDERLY GENTLEMAN WHO'S VEHICLE WAS DISABLED ON RAILROAD TRACKS It was an ordinary Saturday night for Officer David Jacobson while he was working an off-duty detail in the Downtown area. Normal until the call came in that there was a disabled vehicle on the train tracks and an elderly gentleman was in the vehicle. No big deal right? Well, when word got out that there was a train approaching, Officer Jacobson's night changed to anything but ordinary. He rushed to the area and removed the elderly man from the car. Dispatch immediately notified FEC to notify the conductor to stop the train. It was a close call, but everything worked out ok, and no one was injured. If you look closely at the photo below, you will see the lights from the oncoming train in the distance.

TRAFFIC STOP FOR A STOP SIGN VIOLATION "MUSHROOMS" INTO A FELONY DRUG ARREST, THANKS TO K-9 BAK On Saturday night, Sgt. John Reddick conducted a traffic stop on Colorado Avenue for a stop sign violation. Sgt. Reddick called K-9 Corporal Nick Briglia and his partner Bak for assistance. Corporal Briglia put Bak to work conducting a sniff of the exterior of the vehicle. Bak alerted immediately to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers recovered 29 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 105 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a scale. Jonathan Michael Taylor (of Palm City) was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Martin County Jail and held on a $10,500 bond.

Since our Explorers received their new uniforms and badges, we all know they are looking good. But looking good is only half the battle. Do they have what it takes to take first place at this year’s Treasure Coast Law Enforcement Challenge? On Saturday, our Explorers competed in Law Enforcement scenario and skilled events against 10 other agencies to see who will come out on top. The competing may be over for the day, but we will have to wait to see who takes the gold when results are announced at a banquet held in Palm Beach Gardens next month. No matter what the outcome, our Explorers and Advisors have trained very hard all year and always make us proud.

Members of the Stuart Police Department and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up today for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics Florida. Every year, the Flame of Hope has traversed Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering thousands of miles. Our Martin County law enforcement personnel ran over five miles today, carefully carrying the torch towards its next destination.

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After a very hard-working year of fundraising and community service, our Explorer Post 878 were issued their new uniforms and badges by Chief Dyess. Officer Ken Leedham and all of his advisors have done a fantastic job working with our Explorers and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

The boil water notice has been lifted.

Please read the notice below if you are on City of Stuart water.

Geremia Mauriello was arrested and held on no bond for domestic battery by strangulation and depriving a victim from calling 9-1-1 on 04/06/2018. Mauriello’s 16 year old ex-girlfriend, traveled to his home via Uber, without parental consent or knowledge, to talk about the recent breakup. While in his home the victim and Mauriello began to argue. The argument escalated and turned physical when Mauriello grabbed the victims head and began yelling at her. When the victim tried to fight off Mauriello, they both fell to the floor. While on the floor Mauriello began to strangle the victim and covered her mouth so she could not scream for help. The victim broke free and tried to leave the home. As the victim tried to leave Mauriello pushed the victim into the wall and tried to grab her throat again. Mauriello was successful in taking the victim’s phone preventing her from calling 9-1-1. The victim was able to escape Mauriello’s home and contacted law enforcement, and he was arrested a short time later. Please speak to your children about dating violence. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119 or TDD (800) 621-4202.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Our dispatchers are the unseen heros and are always relied upon in a crisis and natural disaster. This week we pause to say THANK YOU for being there 24/7 - 365 days a year to answer the 9-1-1 calls and police radios.

Are you looking for something to do? Stuart Police are on display until 2pm at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Bring the kids and come check out tons of cool trucks at the 4th. Annual “Touch-A-Truck” event. Sammie Sailfish made a surprise visit and gave us a hand with all the children.

Let’s face it, nothing can touch a child’s heart more than, LARGE trucks! Join us, Saturday, April 7th at Martin County Fairgrounds, for the 4th. Annual “Touch-A-Truck”. Children of all ages (including adults) will get to see trucks of all sizes and uses. Admission is $5.00 per person, which will benefit the Early Learning Coalition.

Stuart Police Detectives responded to a shooting at Harper’s Pub at 1:00 AM on 04/04/2018. Pablo Quintero and Joshua Caswell got into a verbal argument. The argument spilled into the parking lot where Quintero armed himself with a firearm and shot Caswell. Caswell was transported and released from Martin Health System Emergency Room. Cory Gollahon was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter accessory after the fact. Micaiah Ball was charged with attempted manslaughter accessory after the fact, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Pablo Quintero was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter.

STUART POLICE INVESTIGATE MAIL THEFT CASE The mail box located outside of the Post Office on SE Johnson Ave in Stuart was broken into during the nighttime on March 30. The suspect(s) got away with an unknown amount of mail. If you deposited mail containing sensitive information such as bank account numbers or any type or personal identifying information, please monitor your accounts closely. If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, please contact Officer Corey Lee at 772-287-1122.

We have recently had several reports of vehicle burglaries. Please help us while helping yourself. NEVER leave valuables in your vehicle and please remember the 9 O’Clock routine locking your vehicle every night.

****** Save the Date ****** The public is invited to attend FREE “Stop The Bleed” Training this Saturday, March 31, 2018, at either 9:00am or 10:30am (2 classes offered.) The 1 1/2 hour training will be at Martin County Fire Rescue 800 SE Monterey Road (2nd Floor) Stuart, FL. This bleeding control training could save a life in an emergency. Please pre-register for either class and if you have any questions, contact Maria Torres at (772)219-4941. To register visit: eventbrite.com/o/stop-the-bleed-collabrative-16920400467

UPDATE ON LOST PIT BULL MIX Jasmine’s owners were located and she is home safe and sound. It is a relief, as she is such a sweet dog and definitely wouldn’t have fared well on the inside. Thank you for your assistance.

Do you know where she lives? This female pit bull mix was found on SE Stypman Avenue this morning. She’s playing with our officers right now, but will soon be picked up by Martin County Animal Control. If you know where she belongs, please contact us at 772-287-1122 or Animal Control at 772-220-7170.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SMOKE DETECTOR RECALL -Remove any smoke alarms from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. -Floridians should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or remove the yellow cap. -If a yellow cap is present, Floridians should immediately contact Kidde. They can replace it with a properly functioning smoke alarm. For additional details surrounding the Kidde smoke alarm recall, please visit www.CPSC.gov and Kidde today and take immediate action to help protect your family, friends and neighbors. Your efforts just may make the difference between life or death for members of our communities.

On Wednesday evening, the residents of Pierpoint hosted the Stuart Police Department for their annual Night Out Celebration. We were treated to an incredible barbecue with enough side dishes to feed an army. The night ended with a question and answer discussion regarding issues that are important to the residents of Pierpoint. Night out celebrations are held to create a partnership between the police and citizens. They also create an opportunity for officers to get to know those who we serve on a personal level. Not to mention, they are a lot of fun. THANK YOU to the residents of Pierpoint for a very special evening and to City Commissioner Nick Blount for joining us.

COMMUNITY SCAM WARNING Stuart Police Detectives investigated a scam, which reportedly cost a 74 year-old female victim nearly $300,000 from her retirement savings. The internet based scam unfolded on a social gaming site (Words with Friends) where the suspect(s) began to victimize her for over seven months. Over the past seven months, various amounts of money transfers occurred and the victim ultimately had an out-of-state meeting with two subjects, who claimed to be “Diplomats”. During the meeting, the victim was given a safe, which she believed contained $8,000,000 in cash. The victim was told not to open the safe, because the money was stained with a dye and she would need a special solution to remove the dye. Of course, the victim needed to give the suspects additional money for the bulk cleaning solution. When detectives opened the safe, they discovered that there was only $2,300 in cash inside. The suspects placed $100 bills on top of stacks of $1.00 bills. This created the illusion of more money being inside. As a reminder, Stuart Police urge all citizens not to fall for these internet-based scams. NEVER wire or send money to anyone you do not know.

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