Former Jupiter police sergeant, fired for sex acts on duty, sues town alleging sexual harassment

JUPITER, Fla. - A former Jupiter police sergeant, fired after an investigation found he performed sex acts while on duty, is now suing the town of Jupiter.

Jason VanSteenburgh is suing the town for negligent supervision as well as retaliation and discrimination, after he says he was sexually harassed by then Major Amy Walling.

Walling was fired at the same time as VanSteenburgh, for engaging in those sexual acts with the sergeant, while he was on duty.

Investigators said videos taken during the acts were part of evidence. 

In his lawsuit, VanSteenburgh admits he engaged in a sexual relationship with his supervisor, Walling in 2013. But he says "she used her power as major to discipline him for personal matters/disputes and put his position on the SWAT team at issue."

VanSteenburgh said he ended his relationship with W…

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Audio interview: police speak with Marcus Steward just days after the Jupiter triple homicide

JUPITER, Fla. - The “Chris" Seward refers to is Christopher Vasata, who, at the time of this interview had not yet been charged with the murders either.

However, the night of the shooting, police did find him and his BMW about a mile from the scene with. Vasata a gunshot wound.

“I pulled up here with my brother and [Vasata was] right here in front of the house,” Steward told detectives.  “He talking. He had given me some weed and stuff. I had bought some weed from him and stuff like that."

We have obtained a police interview with a man now charged with the Super Bowl Sunday night triple murders in Jupiter last year. What’s interesting is that this interview took place long before his arrest. It is now clear that police had Marcus Steward on their radar within days of the murders even though it took months to build a case and arre…

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Police find body at Jupiter Beach Park

JUPITER, Fla. -- Police are investigating the death of a person found at Jupiter Beach Park at the Jupiter Inlet.

Jupiter Police say they received a report about a person sleeping in the park. Upon investigation, officers learned the person was deceased.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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Jupiter police search for armed robbery suspect

JUPITER, Fl. - The Jupiter Police Department has released surveillance video of an armed robbery suspect following an incident at the Shell gas station on West Indiantown Road around 1:21 a.m. Sunday. 

Officers responded to the 6800 block of West Indiantown Rd. shortly after the robbery where they met with an employee at the business who reported the suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money before fleeing the area on foot. 

The suspect's face was partially covered during the robbery but police were able to provide a description of an an Asian man in his 30s who is 5 feet 6 inches tall. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Jupiter Police Department at 561-746-6201 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS. 

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