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Frequent-Flying Miscreants Bill Westervelt
And Jerry Falls Back in Jail on Grand Theft

| May 6, 2016

William Westervelt and Jerry Falls, among the most frequent inmates at the Flagler jail, now faces charges of grand theft, burglary and dealing in stolen property, the latest of dozens of charges between them going back a few years.

Probationer Arrested After Attempted Burglary in Palm Coast’s B-Section, Fleeing From Cops

| April 30, 2016

Maurice Godwin, 35, was allegedly burglarizing a house at 1 Bird Haven Place in Palm Coast when the homeowner surprised him and Godwin fled, eventually speeding away from cops until his car crashed in west Flagler.

Taser Brings Down Armed Burglar After Shots Are Fired and Cops Set Chase

| February 10, 2016

The late-night pursuit in a Bunnell neighborhood, guns drawn, resulted in the arrest of Grant D. Gieger, a convicted felon with a long history of arrests and violence.

Palm Coast Couple Arrested for Sex in Joanne King Park After 12 Year Old Spots Them

| January 11, 2016

A 12-year-old boy told police he saw William J. Murphy, 37, and Connie Whitaker-Roberts, 33, having sex against a park bench at Joanne B. King Park in Bunnell Sunday afternoon. It is illegal to have sex in the park.

Shooting Beer Cans or Threatening Neighbors at Second Chance Rescue? A Man Is Arrested

| December 9, 2015

David R. Gilmore was arrested on aggravated assault charges after Second Chance Rescue’s Debbie Root accused him of pointing his shotgun at a 16-year-old girl on her property.

Man Charged With Aggravated Assault in Confrontation With Ex-City Commissioner

| November 30, 2015

Ex-Bunnell City Commissioner Jimmy Flynt intervened to stop a brewing fight and cursing in front of First United Methodist Church, which led Joshua Meyers, 26, to allegedly threaten him with a knife.

Man Found Dead and Bloodied Outside Drain Street House: Police Investigating Homicide

| November 27, 2015

John Robert Stubbs, a 46-year-old resident of Hymon Circle in Bunnell, was found dead outside a house in Bunnell this morning, soaked in blood. City Manager Larry Williams described it as “what appears to be a homicide.”

Thief Breaks Into Andrey’s Auto, Finds Keys and Drives Off in Car Stolen From Lot

| September 22, 2015

The thief, acting alone, is seen in video footage rummaging through the business and trying a couple of cars before driving off in a stolen Mitsubishi.

Bunnell Man Is Accused of Raping a Woman at the Gospel Gardens Nursery

| September 21, 2015

Juan Yon-Cerna, a 46-year-old resident of Bunnell, is accused of raping a woman after inviting her for a beer at the business. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

Duane Weeks, on Bail, Is Stabbed, Suspect Jailed Following Confrontation at a Bar

| September 14, 2015

Weeks, the 34-year-old son of former elections supervisor Kimberle Weeks, was trauma evacuated following the Annie Oakley Saloon incident Sunday.

Taser Deployed on Man Who “Hates America” After He’s Accused of Attacks in Bunnell

| July 14, 2015

Fred Demesmin, 21, of Bunnell, had told his girlfriend that “demons were after him and that he needed to go out and kill someone,” according to his arrest report.

Palm Coast Resident Accused of Operating A Crack-and-Pot Operation in Bunnell

| June 5, 2015

Tyrone Patterson, a 37-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s R-section who was charged with child abuse in March, is being held on $720,000 bond for trafficking cocaine and growing pot near Carver Gym in Bunnell.

Veteran Accused of Shooting His Wife Deemed Incompetent to Stand Trial, For Now

| June 4, 2015

Jonathan Canales, 27, is accused of shooting his wife in their Mondex home in November as three young children slept. He denies shooting her, saying she shot herself.

Father Faces Child Abuse Charge Over 12-Year-Old Son’s Black Eye and Broom Violence

| May 20, 2015

Angel Pablo Otero Diaz, 34, of Bunnell, was jailed Tuesday on a charge of child abuse after allegedly leaving his 12-year-old son with a black eye and striking him with a broom.

Three Hurt in 3 Bizarre Shootings in 32 Hours in Palm Coast and Bunnell This Weekend

| April 20, 2015

Three unrelated shootings, once of them authorities described as an attempted murder, left three people injured and involved three police agencies, including in one case the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, though no arrests have been made.

Larrys’ Guns and Ammo in Heart Of Bunnell Is Target of a Night Burglary

| March 23, 2015

Burglars got away with at least five shotguns, gaining access to the store by way of a ceiling vent and the attic before cops responded to a store alarm.

Edmon Welch Sentenced to Life in Prison For Home Invasion and Battery on 88 Year Old

| February 25, 2015

A jury had found Edmon N. Welch guilty of the home invasion and battery on Ray Mercer in August 2013. An accomplice Jody Medders, is already serving five years in prison.

Armed Car-Jacking in Bunnell Ends in Volusia With Arrest of Four Flagler Teens

| February 25, 2015

All four suspects are from Palm Coast and Bunnell, the youngest being 15. They were arrested after a pursuit involving four police agencies and Volusia County’s Air One helicopter.

After Confrontation, Police Taser and Arrest Bunnell Man Seeking Suicide By Cop

| January 2, 2015

Henry Brock, 25, was arrested in several counts of police assault after cops stopped a fight between Brock and another man, at which point Brock threatened the cops and himself until he was incapacitated by two Taser shots.

Woman’s Report of Armed Robbery Leads to SWAT’s Raid of 2 Homes Before Suspect Is Caught Elsewhere

| December 13, 2014

The alleged armed robbery of 23-year-old Nicole Rizzo on Bunnell’s South Chapel Street in early evening Friday led to the arrest of Charles Lenard “CJ” Phillips.

Cash, Crack, Pot and Pills: Drug Sweep in Palm Coast and Bunnell Yields 16 Arrests

| December 10, 2014

Most of the arrests were the result of under-cover drug buys conducted in November, leading to search and arrest warrants that SWAT teams and other cops served today. There were no arrests in Flagler Beach.

Street Fight Escalates in South Bunnell, Drawing 15 Sheriff’s Units and City Police

| November 4, 2014

A fight that began between students at a bus stop then drew in parents and escalated to include some 20 people and more than 100 “spectators” drew a large police response in South Bunnell late Tuesday afternoon into evening, and led to three injuries, though none were serious, police said.

17-Year-Old Runaway Palm Coast Girl Found Unresponsive at Bunnell’s Budget Motel

| September 18, 2014

A 17-year-old Palm Coast girl reported missing Saturday was found unconscious in a motel room Monday morning, where she’d checked in with a 27-year-old the night before, in a case Bunnell police terms “suspicious.” The girl was still in a coma Wednesday at a hospital in Jacksonville.

Weekend Violence: An Arrest Over Child Abuse, Another From a Baseball-Bat Assault

| September 15, 2014

Jolynn Martin, 29, of Bunnell, was arrested following a violent argument with two adults, one of whom was holding a 2-year-old girl, who allegedly got punched. Martin Wright, 54, of Bunnell, was arrested for allegedly taking a baseball bat to another man’s head in an argument.

Fearing Ambush, Cops and Medics “Stage” Before Responding to Reported Shooting in Bunnell

| August 15, 2014

The incident took place just after midnight Thursday in South Bunnell: 911 got several calls about an alleged shooting and a victim who’d been injured, but threats against police on social media led to precautions against an ambush.

Bunnell Eliminates 40% Of Police Department as Part of Wider Cost-Cuts and Lay-Offs

| July 29, 2014

Seeking to cut an $800,000 deficit that represents a fifth of the city’s budget, the Bunnell City Commission Monday cut its commission salaries by 10 percent, eliminated its grants department and laid off staff that have been mainstays of the Bunnell administration and police department over the years.

For 2nd Time in 5 Days, South Bunnell Is Scene of Violent Attack, This Time a Stabbing

| July 29, 2014

Edward Godwin, a 68-year-old felon on probation and with a long arrest record, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a woman who interceded between Godwin and his wife as the couple were arguing in front of her house, and Godwin’s wife was calling out for help.

Man Is Shot and Wounded Near MLK Blvd. And S. Cherry in Bunnell, Suspect Still at Large

| July 23, 2014

A man was shot just after 8 p.m. tonight (July 23) in the area of Martin Luther King Blvd. and South Cherry Street in South Bunnell, the city’s police chief, Tom Foster, said this evening. Authorities are investigating.

Another Pit Bull Blamed in Mondex Attack, This Time on a 1-Year-Old Girl

| June 13, 2014

A pit bull mix is blamed in an attack on a 1-year-old Bunnell girl who ended up with deep bite punctures and gashes on her face Thursday as she played in her front yard Thursday.

Tri-County Drug Sweep Nets 57 Arrests, 20 in Flagler, But Many Back On the Streets Swiftly

| May 28, 2014

Dubbed “Operation Safe Summer,” the three-county drug sweep was conducted to reduce the amount of drugs available as summer break approaches, officials said, but by late afternoon several of those arrested were already back on the streets, and many more would likely follow.

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