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Massive Police Search Just North of Flagler-St. Johns County Line, But Only For Fraudster

| March 12, 2014

Cops from several local and state agencies are involved in the massive search just north of the Flagler-St. Johns County line.

Cops from several local and state agencies are involved in the massive search just north of the Flagler-St. Johns County line.

That heavy police presence motorists in and out of Flagler County are seeing on I-95, in the area of mile marker 315, is all for a suspect involved in… the fraudulent use of a credit card.

Cops from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission have all been involved in what has turned into a massive search Wednesday afternoon. Motorists are noticing the dozens of cops along the Interstate and along other roads in the area.


The investigation began just before 10:30 a.m., when the personnel at a Dollar General in the Murabella Area of St. Johns County called deputies to report the incident, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Once on scene, deputies located and arrested a female suspect. Two male suspects fled on foot. K-9 units responded and one male was located and taken into custody.

One male suspect remains at large and is believed to be in the area of I-95 north of C.R. 214. There is no information that the suspect is armed. But he is believed to have multiple out of state warrants. That cannot be confirmed until he is taken into custody, the St. Johns Sheriff’s Office notes.

The suspect is described as a black male, with a beard, last seen wearing red pants or shorts, and a purple shirt. Residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious, immediately.

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11 Responses for “Massive Police Search Just North of Flagler-St. Johns County Line, But Only For Fraudster”

  1. Steve Wolfe says:

    Well, I guess it’s possible to paint this in a good light. There must not be anything worse happening at this time to engage law enforcement. Isn’t that nice?

  2. Flatsflyer says:

    You mean no tanks, helicopters, mounted posse, spending money like a drunken politician. How much fraud could have been involved at a Dollars Store? OK, I get it, all the LEO’s need Overtime to pad their paychecks and pensions.

  3. confidential says:

    We have very bad economic times for many nowadays..Walmart, Cosco, Radio Shack, Banks reducing their employment force by tens of thousands, due to lack of sales…food cost more and no more food stamps…people has to eat! Is going to get worse, then better have law enforcement ready.

    • NortonSmitty says:

      I’ll alert Inspector Javert

    • barbie says:

      You got that right. This will only get worse. I imagine that’s why we had this big show of law enforcement over credit card fraud. You know what that says? It says “Don’t YOU try stealing”, even if it’s food to feed your family. “Because we will hunt you down”.

  4. Mary Cannady says:

    For all the cynics, you wouldn’t be complaining if the suspects had stolen your credit card.

  5. Willing State Employee says:

    Those police officers are on-duty and getting paid no matter WHAT crime they are involved in pursuing.. If it were MY card, I would want them prosecuted—identity theft can ruin your whole life. I’m glad they took it seriously—-you couldn’t possibly know if that Dollar Store is the only place that stolen card was used. They could have racked up a metric sh!t ton of other charges online and off. I say, “Get ’em”.

  6. Outsider says:

    Maybe it’s a murder warrant, or rape or armed robbery. Does it now make a little more sense?

  7. Enlightened says:

    Hey! Don’t knock down the law enforcement personnel. They are only doing what their Sheriff’s and Chiefs direct them to do.

  8. Me says:

    What yall fail to realize is that the card was more than likely taken from a burglary, car break, robbery, ect…. If you were the victim, you would want them caught also. I know I would!

  9. Charles "Bub" Robson says:

    Book em Dano, Clean the streets of Gotham.

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