Officer Paul Reid was conducting routine patrol in November of 2010. There had been an increase of cardboard bale thefts from area businesses. Officer Reid observed a large box truck loading cardboard bales at a local store on 10350 Royal Palm Blvd. He continued to investigate by stopping the vehicle and questioning the driver. After a lengthy investigation and contact with multiple stores Officer Reid discovered that the subject was involved in thefts throughout the tri-county area. The subject was arrested and the vehicle was seized for forfeiture. A Palm Beach business advised that this defendant had been stealing from them for years.