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Flagler 911: The Live Crime Blotter

| November 6, 2011

The following incident and arrest information was compiled using official documents, reports and affidavits obtained from government and law enforcement agencies. This feature is not inclusive. It is a sampling of reported incidents in the Flagler County area. Note: The U.S. legal system provides the presumption of innocence to those charged with a crime until guilt is proven in a court of law.

The previous crime report is available here.

Toyota Tacoma Stolen at Florida Hospital Flagler–By an ex-Patient–and Recovered

Amber Semmes

A deputy responded to a stolen-vehicle report on Oct. 29 before 9 a.m. at 21 Hospital Drive (Florida Hospital Flagler) in Palm Coast. Johnny Williams reported he’d gone into suite 130 to pick up some papers and had left his Toyota Tacoma unlocked with the keys still in the vehicle. Williams stated that he was only inside for about 2-3 minutes and when he came out, he noticed his vehicle was gone. At first he thought that someone was playing a joke on him but when he looked around and could not locate the vehicle, he called the Sheriffs Office. A Be-on-the-lookout was aired and as the deputy was arriving on scene another cop had located the vehicle and the suspect, later identified as Amber Semmes, at the Kangaroo at 3 Kingswood Drive in Palm Coast, Fl. 32164. Semmes, 33, of 4250 A1A Dr., Apt. 13 in St. Augustine, was found with $1,200 in cash, in $100 bills, the victim’s Blackberry cell phone, which she attempted to hide and a plastic bag containing her clothing and discharge paperwork from Florida Hospital Flagler, which were found in Williams’s vehicle. Semmes was read her Miranda Rights and then secured. Williams was taken to the Kangaroo to pick up his vehicle and other property. Semmes was placed under arrest for Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft over $300 and was booked into the Flagler County jail.

An Arrest at McCharacter’s Turns Violent

Robert Wells in a file photo from the sheriff's office, pre-dating his booking on Oct. 29.

A deputy was dispatched to McCharacter’s at St. Joe Plaza Drive on Oct. 29 at close to 2 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated black male allegedly trying to start a fight at the bar. The deputy reports: “Upon arrival, I made contact with a McCharacter’s bouncer named Jason Temple. Mr. Temple was in the parking lot with approximately 30 people. Mr. Temple advised there were two black males causing a problem at the bar. Mr. Temple Walked me across theparking lot and pointed out Reginald Roberson. Mr. Temple stated there was another male, which was later identified as [29-year-old] Robert Wells [of Plain View Drive in Palm Coast]. Mr. Temple located Mr. Wells hiding behind a truck. Mr. Wells then approached me. Mr. Temple stated Mr. Wells was the biggest problem. Mr. Temple stated Mr. Wells was at the bar and was trying to fight everyone. I told Mr. Wells and Mr. Roberson to sit down on the curb for officer safety. Mr. Roberson complied with my request but Mr. Wells refused. After speaking with Mr. Wells shortly he agreed to sit down. As I was trying to figure out what happened, Mr. Wells became upset and started yelling. I requested for both of their identifications, which Mr. Roberson gave to me but Mr. Wells did not have. I asked Mr. Wells name and date of birth. Mr. Wells told me his name and then when I asked for his date of birth, he stated his name again. Mr. Wells then became upset again and started yelling his date of birth. At this point several people started walking to the end of the parking lot to see what was going on because of Mr. Wells screaming.

“At this point Mr. Temple walked off towards the bar and Sgt. Ditolla and Deputy Guida arrived on scene. When I was attempting to check both subjects information via the police radio, an unknown white male walked past. Mr. Wells was staring at the unknown male. The male then stated how he hated when people stared at him. Mr. Wells became upset again and started yelling at the male causing more people to look. I told the male to get in his truck and leave, which he complied. Mr. Wells continued yelling at the male even as he was leaving. Mr. Wells started punching his hand and screaming. Mr. Wells was told to calm down several times, which he would comply for a short period of time. Mr. Wells would then start screaming and punching his hand, which caused several of his friends to come over to try and calm him down. I attempted to let his friends calm him down but it was not working. I advised Mr. Wells if he continued to scream and cause a scene he would be arrested for disorderly conduct. Mr. Wells started screaming several more time and was then arrested for disorderly conduct.

“As I escorted Mr. Wells to my marked patrol vehicle, he was calm. Once at my patrol vehicle, Mr. Wells asked if he could “earn his disorderly conduct charge.” I told Mr. Wells to stay calm. When I was attempted to search Mr. Wells prior to being placed in my patrol vehicle, Mr. Wells started screaming. When I reached in his right front pocket, Mr. Wells tensed up and attempted to spin towards me. I placed Mr. Wells against my patrol vehicle with him still tensed up. At this point Deputy Smith arrived on scene. Deputy Smith had to order several of Mr. Wells’s friends to back away from my patrol vehicle. Once Deputy Smith approached me, Mr. Wells continued to scream and tense up. I was able to search Mr. Wells’s front two pockets but Mr. Wells was not complying with me searching him. I had to stop searching Mr. Wells because of him resisting. When Deputy Smith and I attempted to place Mr. Wells in my patrol vehicle, he became stiff and refused to get into my patrol vehicle. Mr. Wells was asked several times to get into the vehicle which he refused. Mr. Wells continued screaming causing a scene. Deputy Smith and I continued to ask Mr. Wells to get into my patrol vehicle which he physically refused by tensing up and spinning. Deputy Smith and I attempted to push Mr. Wells into my patrol vehicle, which Mr. Wells was pushing back. At this point I believe Mr. Wells hit the corner of my door with the right cheek area of his face. Deputy Smith told Mr. Wells to stop resisting, which he refused. Deputy Smith then gave Mr. Wells and knee strike to the stomach area causing Mr. Wells to lean forward. When Mr. Wells leaned forward he again hit his face with the corner of my door. Deputy Guida was then able to pull Mr. Wells into the vehicle from the driver side. Mr. Wells was trespassed from McCharacters Bar and was transported to Florida Hospital Flagler for medical treatment. Mr. Wells had three lacerations on his face from the incident. While at the hospital, Mr. Wells refused medical treatment. Sgt. Reynolds arrived at the hospital at took photographs of Mr. Wells’ injuries and logged it into the computer
system. Mr. Wells was then transported to the Flagler County Inmate Facility. Mr. Wells was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence and was given a $1,000.00 bond.”

It Escalated From Finn’s

Jeffrey Wilder

It had started at Finn’s Restaurant in Flagler Beach the evening of Oct. 30. Donald Hudson told a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy he was at Finn’s with the victim, a 23-year-old woman, who was there with her boyfriend of five years, Jeffrey Wilder, 25, of Madison Green apartments in Palm Coast. Wilfred and his girlfriend got into an argument at Finn’s according to the deputy’s report. The verbal argument escalated, according to Hudson, when Wilder tried to strike his girlfriend. Hudson stepped in and separated the pair, taking Wilder to his car. When he located the woman, Hudson saw her fall to the ground. He helped her up and observed her two top front teeth to be broken. He brought her back to his car and drove the pair home. The deputy’s report continues: “All three subjects arrived at the residence with no further conflict until [the victim] attempted to open the passenger side door and could not. Donald stated that Jeffrey was sitting in the back seat, reached up to the front and grabbed [the victim] by the arms and began screaming at her, then struck her in the face with a closed fist. Donald advised that he then had to physically remove Jeffery from the vehicle in fear for the safety of [the victim]. Donald advised that Jeffery attempted to strike him and was forced to defend himself by striking Jeffrey. Jeffery then fell into the bushes. I attempted to make contact with [the victim] but she was uncooperative, she did not wish to make any statements. [The victim] declined a domestic violence pamphlet as well as allowing me to take photos of her injuries. I did observe the injuries to her mouth and teeth when I spoke with her but I was unable to determine which injuries were from the fall or from the battery. Her teeth been broken and her lips and face appeared to be swollen. Donald did provide me with a written statement as to what he witnessed. Jeffery was placed under arrest for Domestic Battery.” He was taken to the Flagler County jail. (Note: Wilder’s name was reported as Wilfred in the original report.)

What’s With 14 Buttonwood Lane?

A bag of a leafy substance believed to be marijuana was found and turned over to police, for safekeeping, at 14A Buttonwood Lane on Oct. 30, under an air conditioning unit. Nine days earlier, D.L. Youngblood, 20, was arrested at the same location for prowling and resisting arrest without violence. Fifteen days earlier, several people at 14B Buttonwood were arrested and jailed for having an open party.

Chasing Horny Shoplifters at Walmart

Porsha C. Jones, and Samantha Lilly, both 18, ran out of Walmart–chased by a loss-prevention officer–and into Bealls, where they headed straight for the bathrooms, on Oct. 29 at about 6:30 p.m. A female Walmart employee went into the bathroom, identified them, and left the rest to a sheriff’s deputy, who knocked, got no answer, then went in. Inside, the deputy saw two women occupying the same stall. They exited only after being asked three times to do so. They matched a description given the deputy earlier regarding the alleged shoplifting at Walmart. They were both issued mandatory notices to appear in court and issued trespass warnings. The items they were alleged to have stolen: candy, miscellaneous hair products and a Trojan vibrator/condom, according to the police report. It was during trick-or-treating Halloween evening.

Other Burglaries, Larcenies, Petty Crimes and Other Minor Matters

  • Tag decal stolen at 55 Pine Croft Lane in Palm Coast on Oct. 30.
  • Purse, $40 in cash and Florida ID reported stolen at McCharacter’s, the bar at St. Joe Drive in Palm Coast, on Oct. 30.
  • Found: moped with a black and white rubber mask and black apron, found 15 feet into the woods at 192 Pine Grove Drive in Palm Coast, on Oct. 30.
  • A bag of a leafy substance believed to be marijuana was found and turned over to police, for safekeeping, at 14 Buttonwood Lane on Oct. 30. Nine days earlier, D.L. Youngblood, 20, was arrested at the same location for prowling and resisting arrest without violence.
  • A patron who’d used the bathroom at Taco Bell on Palm Coast Parkway on Oct. 29, at around 3 p.m., had her Louis Vuitton wallet and $600 in cash stolen when she forgot the wallet on a table in the bathroom and went to Dunkin Donuts. An elderly woman returned the wallet to management. But the money was missing.
  • A deputy put down a raccoon with his Glock 22 on the grounds of Grand Oaks rehab center on Palm Coast Parkway on Oct. 29. The raccoon looked injured from a vehicle when the deputy was called.
  • 2000 Isuzu Box truck vandalized while parked behind a business at 4984 NW Palm Coast Parkway the evening of Oct. 28
  • A Playstation and a crystal angel on a music box stolen Burglary at 29 Bunker View Dr. in Palm Coast on Oct. 28
  • A generator rack and a Porter-Cable 5,250-wattt generator were reported stolen out of a Brighthouse van parked overnight at 211 St. Joe Plaza Drive in Palm Coast. The theft took place sometime between Oct. 27 and 28.
  • Davaugn D. Brown, 20, of 103 Woodside Dr. in Palm Coast, and Pariate Moore, 20, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and Pariate was additionally charged with probation violation, following a fight outside Steak and Shake in Palm Coast on Nov. 1 after 2 a.m.
  • Woman’s mountain bike reported stolen at 16 Kaiser Place in Palm Coast on Nov. 1. The garage door had been left open.
  • Flatscreen television stolen from 25 Pine Hill Lane A in Palm Coast sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
  • Wallet, $120 in cash, Wells Fargo Bank card, Social Security card and Florida Driver’s license stolen from a car parked at 93 Redmill Drive sometime between Oct. 30 and 31. The car was unlocked.

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3 Responses for “Flagler 911: The Live Crime Blotter”

  1. says:

    p section is a great place to live if you want to become a victim

  2. JZ says:

    21 Hospital Drive is part of Town Center not Florida Hospital Flagler. So the Toyota Tacoma was not stolen from Florida Hospital Flagler located at 61 Memorial Medical Parkway.

  3. Brendaspencer16 says:

    I must admit the Walmart horny girls one was pretty funny,because the younger people of Palm Coast have nothing else better to do than sit in the library. Yes they can put the library to good use,but surely Palm Coast can give us more things to do. Oh we need a public transport system to. This would help elderly people get out more frequently to. I do not drive,and have never driven a car. I have always live places with public transport until now. The Walmart one I find funny because it is typical that nothing towns like Palm Coast have this problem because everyone in power are old,and seem to have to ambition in moving the place forward. Lack of things to do,and lack of jobs means higher crime rates. So dig your heads out of the sand,and give us more to do. Or at least public transport to get to other places who can offer more things to do.

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