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Palm Coast’s “D.J. Chris” and Owner of Kids’ Bounce House Co. Charged With Soliciting Minor for Sex

| July 1, 2015

Christopher Pintek, known as “D.J. Chris,” a P-Section resident, was arrested on charges of luring a 14-year-old boy for sex through a phone app. He is the owner of Surround Sound DJ and Party Bounces.

2 More Men Arrested on Sex-Assault Charges Involving Children Closely Related To Them

| July 1, 2015

Waldemar Rivera, a 36-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s R-Section, faces a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl, John J. Schenone, 32, of the W-Section, is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 12.

Don Apperson, Long-Time School Resource Deputy and Youth Leader, Retires

| June 30, 2015

For 13 years until last fall Don Apperson was the face of school resource deputies in Flagler County and appearing before local government boards to advocate either for the SRD system or for stronger laws on various issues.

Sunday Night Standoffs: Deputies Contend With Armed Men in Hammock and W-Section

| June 29, 2015

Both stand-offs, which began after domestic confrontations, ended peacefully, with the arrest of Val Mateyshin in the W Section and no arrest in the Hammock.

Palm Coast Man, 60, Faces Capital Felony on Rape and Molestation Charges of 12-Year-Old Relative

| June 29, 2015

Mario Edward DiGirolamo is at the Flagler County jail on $300,000 bond following his arrest Friday on three sex-crime charges involving a 12-year-old relative, including a count of rape, a capital felony.

Reported Runaway, 14, Is Found at Her Father’s as Family Custody Issues Emerge

| June 27, 2015

Ashley Martin, 14, had left home her mother’s June 20 and was found at her father’s June 26, where police were told of family conflicts and custody issues.

Bad Judges: Florida Supreme Court Seeks to Rein in Rogues and Hotheads

| June 26, 2015

The number of judges facing sanctions in Florida jumped last year, and the high court is more often seeking harsher penalties than those originally proposed by the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.

Explosion at Santore Fireworks Causes Small Fire, Panic But No Injuries

| June 26, 2015

The fire was restricted to a 12-by-12 area at Santore Fireworks’s manufacturing plant on County Road 305 in western Flagler. Two employees had minor injuries.

Following Her Dog, a 2-Year-Old Girl Wanders Across Belle Terre Parkway As Her Mother Sleeps

| June 25, 2015

Heather Seils, the 24-year-old mother of a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, was asleep Saturday morning in her B-Section home in Palm Coast when, somehow, her daughter manager to wander out of the house unattended.

Three Adults and a Child Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Wreck on SR100 and CR305

| June 24, 2015

A pick-up truck attempted to pass a Toyota in a no-passing zone as the Toyota was making the turn, triggering the wreck at 3:30 p.m. The road was reopened by 5:30 p.m.

Confrontation at Flagler Jail Nets New Felony Charge for One Inmate and 12 Stitches For Another

| June 24, 2015

Kevin Harris Jr. of Bunnell is accused of attacking inmate Anthony M. Petrillo and calling him a ‘police ass cracker’. Harris is serving 270 days in a Volusia jail, and was brought to Flagler for breaking his probation on an earlier case.

Java Joint in Flagler Beach Struck in Midnight Burglary, Losing $1,000 and Cash Register

| June 23, 2015

Some $50 of that missing cash was in a doggie donation box by the front door. The rest of the money was taken from a hidden lock box. A description of the burglar is included.

Environmentalists Sue Florida Lawmakers Over Amendment 1, Claiming Misuse of Dollars

| June 23, 2015

The suit seeks a court declaration that money from the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund, which will handle all the Amendment 1 funding, may not be substituted for general-revenue funds or used to pay for other services and programs.

Arson Suspected in Mondex Fire That Demolishes Family Home on Elder Street

| June 19, 2015

Authorities termed suspicious a fire that engulfed a single-family house in the Mondex Friday morning, and brought in arson dogs to sniff for evidence of fuel or accelerants used in the blaze.

Two Are Killed, a Third Injured in 3-Vehicle Wreck at Cody’s Corner at SR 11 and CR 304

| June 19, 2015

Two people are dead, a third was taken to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach, after one car T-boned another and catapulted it against a loaded logging truck. The driver of the logging truck was not hurt.

Giuseppe Verdone Is Found Guilty on All Charges in Brutal Assault of Chinese Food Delivery Driver; He Faces Life in Prison

| June 18, 2015

The jury took barely 50 minutes to reach a verdict of guilty on all five felony counts in the case of Giuseppe Verdone, the 24-year-old Palm Coast resident who two years ago was accused of assaulting and kidnapping the co-owner of a Chinese food restaurant in November 2013.

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into 3 Parked, Mostly Empty School Buses on I-95, Four Injured

| June 17, 2015

A tractor trailer on a route from Miami to Jacksonville crashed into three parked and empty school buses as the buses’ drivers were working on one of them on the side of I-95 just north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Flagler Court Clerk Throws a Switch, and Mass of Criminal and Civil Records Becomes Accessible Online

| June 16, 2015

Flagler County court records, from arrest affidavits to civil, criminal, county and probate court are now all available online, 24 hours a day, in a vast improvement of public record access ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.

Masked, Armed and Apologetic Man Robs Kangaroo Station Off Old Kings Road

| June 15, 2015

The Kangaroo gas station and convenience store at 3 Kingswood Drive, just off of Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, was the target of a robbery at close to 3 a.m. Sunday, by a man armed with a nightstick and masked by a bandanna.

1,200 Customers in Palm Coast’s P-Section Lose Power Due to Underground Cable Issue

| June 15, 2015

A problem with an underground cable emanating from a Florida Power and Light substation toward the south end of Palm Coast cut off power to around 1,200 customers north of State Road 10 and west of I-95, especially in the city’s P-Section.

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Kidnapping and Brutalizing Chinese Food Delivery Driver

| June 15, 2015

Palm Coast’s Giuseppe Verdone, 24, could face life in prison on charges stemming from the 2013 attack on King Palace co-owner Ming Gong. The trial is expected to last much of the week.

Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Offers Free Summer Activities for Youth

| June 15, 2015

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is now offering “KIDS, KOPS and K9” during the months of June and July. This free summertime program is being offered to children ages 4-18

Ex-Felon Duane Weeks, Former Elections Supervisor’s Son, Charged With 2 New Felonies

| June 12, 2015

Duane Weeks Jr., 34, son Kimberle Weeks, is charged with brutalizing a 25-year-old woman, smashing her cell phone, and attempting to run her down with a farm vehicle on County Road 305, causing the woman to crash her own car into a trailer.

ACLU and Women’s Health Center Sue Florida Over 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

| June 12, 2015

The lawsuit contends that for women — especially low-income women who must arrange for child care, time off work and overnight travel — the law can push them past the time it is legal to have abortions.

In Theoretical Mass Shooting at FPC, a Mass Exercise to Evaluate Vulnerabilities

| June 11, 2015

A man denied custody of his children decides to take his rage out on FPC students in a shooting rampage: that was the scenario around which some 200 responders and volunteer actors recreated an emergency response this morning in a two-hour training exercise at the school.

SWAT Team Deployed Again, This Time for Marijuana Muffins and Chocolate

| June 11, 2015

The SWAT team was deployed Wednesday morning against a Flagler Beach “grow house” where “several” muffins and chocolate laced in marijuana were seized.

Don’t Panic: FPC Will Be the Scene of a Large-Scale “Active Assailant” Exercise Thursday

| June 11, 2015

Emergency management is not releasing more detailed information than that because the aim of the exercise is to simulate  a stressful emergency as close to the real thing as possible.

Imprisoned for Burglarizing Joe’s Pizza in 2009, He Targets Oriental Garden Tuesday

| June 10, 2015

Hugh W. McIntyre,a resident of Palm Coast’s B-Section, was arrested Tuesday shortly after burglarizing Oriental Garden. He was sentenced to two years in prison for burglarizing Joe’s New York Pizza to support a drug habit in 2009.

Arrested for Drunk Driving, She Tries to Roll Up Her Car Window on a Cop’s Arm

| June 9, 2015

Erin Johnson, 26, of Palm Coast, was one mile from her Wellshire Lane house before she was arrested on charges of battery on a cop, resisting with violence and drunk driving.

3 Burglars Smash Doors of Flagler Beach’s A1A Beverage to Steal Lottery Tickets and Cigarettes

| June 8, 2015

The suspected three white male burglars took some 40 lottery tickets valued at $20 each before scratch-off, among other items, but left behind some blood.

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