Stephen barbieri

Son Of Palm Beach School Board President Arrested Again

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Boca Raton Police Jail Stephen Barbieri Early Monday Morning.


Stephen Barbieri, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The adult son of Palm Beach County School Board President Frank Barbieri is again in jail.

Stephen Barbieri, 49, was arrested by Boca Raton Police late Sunday night. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 12:08 this morning. The charges: “larceny — other theft,” and “property damage, criminal mischief valued at $1000 or more.”

According to a police report obtained from the Boca Raton Police Department, Barbieri ransacked his hotel room at the Extended Stay American in Boca Raton.

This is what an investigating offier wrote:

“On 04/17/2022 at approximately 1823 hours I responded to 501 NW 77th St.(Extended Stay
of America) in reference to a civil assist. Upon arrival I made contact with Stephen Barbieri who requested a civil stand by as he packed up his room to check out. While standing by, Barbieri walked out of the room holding a shower curtain and rod stating, “this hotel is going to pay for what it did to me”,
Ofc. Yockel and I conducted a walkthrough of the hotel room and observed several broken light fixtures ($200), two broken towel racks ($100), two broken toilet lids ($100), two broken toilet seats ($100),
damaged outlet ($150) and missing shower curtain/rod ($50). Hotel staff advised the estimated labor is approximately $500. Total in damage $1200.

I read Barbieri his constitutional rights via a BRPD pre-printed agency card. Upon questioning, Barbieri denies breaking anything in his room. He stated he noticed the broken items and was taking them out of the room to help hotel staff with the cleaning. I met with the hotel manager who advised that the room was in complete working order prior to Barbieri checking in. She also stated that no one other than Barbieri had access to his room. I asked if housekeeping had entered the room to which she relayed
no. She then stated per hotel policy they would need to report any broken items had they been in the room. Based on my investigation, and statements made by Barbieri I believe he maliciously damaged the hotel room. Thus, I have developed probable cause to arrest Barbieri pursuant to F.S.S. 806.13 (1B3) Criminal Mischief and F.S.S. 812.014 (1A) Petit Theft for temporarily depriving the hotel of several items.

It should be noted that during a tow inventory, broken light fixtures, the shower curtain/rack were located inside of his truck. Barbieri was handcuffed which were double locked and checked for fitment. He was
transported to BRPD for processing and transported to Palm Beach County Jail.”

Barbieri was last arrested on March 22nd after he allegedly strangled a female acquaintance. The original felony charge was knocked down to a misdemeanor. Ironically, that case was supposed to have its final disposition hearing Monday morning. Court records are not yet updated to show whether that disposition was put on hold due to his latest arrest.


Paul Saperstein


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