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Michael Angove, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office nabbed a man who the agency says is a habitual offender with a history of fleeing from officers during traffic stops. Michael Angove of the 1000 block of SW 19th Street is now in the Palm Beach County Jail. The following is the arrest narrative:

On September 8, 2022 at approximately 2105 hours, I was on routine patrol in the area of Old Towne Way and Old Inlet Bridge, unincorporated Boca Raton, FL, 33433, when the following occurred. I observed a white Mazda Van traveling north on Old Inlet Bridge Dr. I observed the driver through the window as it was not tinted. The driver was a white male with short brown hair and appeared to be in his 20’s. I recognized this male as Michael Angove. I had prior knowledge that PBSO had Felony Probable Cause for Angove’s arrest for Fleeing and Eluding among other charges.

I also had prior knowledge that Angove is listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender, listed 01/03/2022. Due to Angove’s history of fleeing from traffic stops, I waited until Angove parked the vehicle at 8541 Old Towne Way, Boca Raton, FL. When Angove exited the driver-side of the vehicle. I exited my vehicle and approached Angove. I identified myself as an Agent with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and informed him that he was under arrest. I placed Angove into handcuffs which were double locked after checking for proper fit and spacing.

There was a female front passenger in the vehicle. She had the passenger window rolled down and the overhead light on. I observed her making movement towards the center console/ cup holder area of the vehicle. When I approached the vehicle, in plain view I observed a green capsule with a brown powdery substance inside a pink plastic baggie. Next to the baggie was a cylinder plastic pen with burnt ends. From my training and experience, I recognized the capsule as Heroin and the cylinder plastic pen as drug paraphernalia used in the commission of smoking heroin. Angove noticed that I was looking at this substance and spontaneously uttered “that’s mine. I collected the capsule and pen. The pen was swabbed and a sample was taken from the capsule. Both tested positive via marquis and negative cobalt, indicating the presence of heroin.

Angove was transported back to the district office where a recorded interview was conducted. Angove was read Miranda from an agency-issued Miranda card to which he signed and was placed in evidence. During this interview Angove admitted to driving the vehicle on today’s date and admitted to owning the heroin capsule. Additionally, Angove provided a full confession to fleeing and eluding under a previous case. I find probable cause to charge Michael Joseph Angove with Operating while DL revoked for Habitual Traffic Offender FSS 322.34(5), Possession of Heroin FSS 893.13(6) (a, Possession of Paraphernalia FSS 893.147(1) (B).

Angove was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on the following charges: Driving while license suspended/habitual offender; drug possession; drug equipment possession; flee/elude police with lights sirens active; reckless driving; fail to register motor vehicle. He is being held on $9,000 bond.


Paul Saperstein


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