Three Palm Coast Boys, 16 and 17, Arrested Over a 10-Car Thieving Spree Sunday
FlaglerLive | September 27, 2010
The three were arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday when they were located in the parking lot of Petsmart on State Road 100. Deputies were responding to a report of suspicious people in the area. While questioning the three, deputies said all admitted to breaking into vehicles.
Deputies had retrieved about $2,000 worth of stolen property, recovering several GPS devices, a camera, cell phone chargers and miscellaneous music CDs. The incidents are still under investigation.
The three boys are charged with the following felonies: grand theft, burglary of a conveyance, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
The three teenagers arrested and charged were: Valeriy Deyak, 17, 60 Piedmont Drive, Palm Coast; Jake Bock, 17, 42 Pine Haven Drive, Palm Coast, and a third boy, 16, of Raleigh Drive in Palm Coast. Bock was additionally charged with bringing marijuana into the Flagler County jail. All three were released to relatives at the direction of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
“These boys should have been at home, not wandering the neighborhoods and stealing from their neighbors. Parents and guardians need to step up to the plate and be responsible for their teenagers,” said Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming.
The sheriff also reminded Flagler County residents that they can avoid becoming victims of theft with little effort. They can remove valuables from their vehicles–and keep their vehicles locked. A surprisingly large proportion of larcenies and burglaries take place on properties left unlocked–homes, cars or garages.