Three Palm Beach High School Students Charged In Multiple Home Burglaries



Three Palm Beach County high school students are being charged as adults after they allegedly broke into homes in Lake Park, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Jaqcarvious Wingfield, 16, is facing four counts of grand theft between $300 and $5,000, two counts of unarmed burglary of a dwelling, two counts of armed burglary of a dwelling and a charge of resisting arrest without violence. He’s being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $163,000 bail.

Craig L. Williams, 16, faces three counts each of unarmed burglary of a dwelling and grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and one count each of resisting arrest without violence, armed burglary of a dwelling and resisting arrest without violence. He remains jailed in lieu of $73,000 bail.

Dontae C. Phillips, 15, faces charges armed burglary of a dwelling, grand theft of a firearm and grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and is being held in lieu of $6,000 bail.

Wingfield attends Palm Beach Lakes High School. Williams is a student at Riviera Beach Prep Academy and Phillips goes to Palm Beach Gardens High School.

The affidavit from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office accuses the three boys of breaking into five homes. Among the items stolen during the burglaries were a PBSO gold captain’s badge, electronic equipment, jewelry and a Ruger. 357 magnum.

Deputies found some of the stolen items in Wingfield’s home, according to the affidavit.

On Nov. 5, deputies responded to a suspicious person call in Lake Park. Deputies came upon Wingfield, Williams and Phillips carrying what turned out to be stolen property. The three juveniles fled by running into the rear yard of a home on the 800 block of 5th Street. They were quickly apprehended.

All three refused to give any statements to police and were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center before being moved to the Palm Beach County Jail.