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From a Speeding Stop to an Accusation of Rioting at Flagler Jail: Dustin Singleton’s Spiral

| October 29, 2015

Dustin Singleton, 35, was accused of inciting a riot at the Flagler County Jail Tuesday, a 2nd degree felony, after he refused orders to go to his bunk. He was serving 30 days on a misdemeanor probation violation over a minor pot possession.

St. Johns Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of $60,000 Insurance Fraud Off Late Ex-Wife’s Benefits

| October 29, 2015

Shane Tolerico raised suspicions when he attempted to get death benefits on his 45-year-old wife Natalie, from whom he’d divorced in 2011, and who died in September.

Gov. Scott, Back in Flagler for 7th Time, Will Open Sheriff’s New Operations Center Tuesday

| October 29, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott will mark the grand opening of the $5 million Sheriff’s Operations Center in downtown Bunnell, with numerous local elected officials at his side. He last visited Flagler more than a year ago, during a campaign stop.

For Flagler’s NAACP, More Trust Than Fear of Local Police as Body Cams Clip On

| October 28, 2015

Flagler NAACP members were mostly reassured by use-of-force evidence that, according to the Sheriff’s Office, has declined in Palm Coast, thanks in large part to police body cameras.

Edwin R. Lynch, 22, of Bunnell, Leaps to His Death Off the Flagler Beach Bridge

| October 28, 2015

Edwin Robert-Steven Lynch, a 22-year-old recent resident of Bunnell, jumped to his death off the Flagler Beach bridge early Tuesday afternoon as a bystander was attempting to prevent him from leaping into the void.

Accused Wells Fargo Robbers Caught in Philadelphia After String of 4 East Coast Robberies

| October 27, 2015

Joseph E. Carrier and his wife Jennifer, accused of robbing Palm Coast’s Wells Fargo on Oct. 12, were caught in Philadelphia after allegedly robbing their fourth bank in four weeks.

Jordan Marie Rineer, 25, Is Killed in Single-Car Wreck on US1, Tyler Dutton Survives

| October 27, 2015

Jordan Marie Rineer, a former Flagler resident who’d moved to Lancaster, Pa., was visiting family and had gone to Daytona with Tyler Dutton Monday night. She was ejected and died at the U.S. 1 scene.

Palm Coast Woman Charged in DUI Manslaughter Was Stopped Moments Before the Crash, and Released

| October 23, 2015

Rebecca Lawless, 26, charged in the death of Diane Upton, had been stopped by a deputy shortly before at another location and allowed to leave even though she was determined to be drunk.

Rebecca Lawless, 26, Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge in Death of Diane Upton on SR100 Last Year

| October 23, 2015

Lawless, a Palm Coast resident, turned herself into the Flagler jail almost a year to the day when she ran a red light and slammed into Diane Upton’s car, killing Upton and injuring two family members.

As Expected, Sheriff Jim Manfre Announces Run for Re-Election, and Draws Rivals’ Fire

| October 22, 2015

Sheriff Jim Manfre is the only Democrat in a race that’s drawn six Republicans so far, including ex-sheriff Don Fleming and ex-Undersheriff Rick Staly, both of whom took Thursday’s announcement as an opportunity to discredit Manfre’s record.

Bailey Anne Cagliuso, 26, Critical After Collision in Palm Coast’s F-Section

| October 22, 2015

Bailey Anne Cagliuso was cycling out of a driveway when an 18-year-old driver struck her with her car on Felshire Lane.

Corey Jones Killing by Cop Triggers Black Lawmakers’ Calls for Independent Review

| October 21, 2015

Corey Jones, 31, a church musician whose car stalled on an Interstate 95 exit ramp early Sunday after a gig, was shot by a plainclothes officer in an unmarked car. Some lawmakers are calling for automatic reviews of all police-related shootings, among other safeguards.

Voodoo Man Found Not Guilty in Machete Attack But Still Faces Murder Conspiracy Charge

| October 21, 2015

Jurors found Roodlyn Mompremier not guilty in an alleged attack on his girlfriend’s brother two years ago in Palm Coast, but the two-day trial didn’t end it for him: he still faces a charge of conspiring to commit second-degree murder.

Fully-Loaded Moving Truck Overturns on State Road 100 at I-95 Exit, Driver Injured

| October 21, 2015

A fully-loaded truck owned by Flagler Moving and Storage overturned on State Road 100 just after 11 a.m. today (Oct. 21), with three men on board. The driver sustained injuries to his head, shoulder and arm as the driver’s side window shattered and the truck scraped the pavement, scraping the driver with it. But he was treated at the scene and not hospitalized.

Detectives Seeking Public’s Help Identifying 2 Women in TJ Maxx Theft and Credit Card Fraud

| October 20, 2015

Two women stole a 72-year-old Palm Coast resident’s credit card and wallet at TJ Maxx in September then used the card to buy $4,600-worth of merchandise at Target locally and Best Buy in Daytona Beach.

Crime Round-Up: Bomb Threat at Palm Coast Data, Assaulting Police in Flagler Beach, a B-Section Theft

| October 19, 2015

The phoned-in bomb threat at Palm Coast Data Friday, by an angry man in Canada, was found to be non-specific and did not require facilities to be evacuated. The arrest in Flagler Beach evolved out of a confrontation at the Taco Shop downtown.

Fish and Wildlife Escorts 2 Teens Out of Seminole Woods Area Over Illegal Hunting

| October 18, 2015

Officers searched the woods with weapons drawn for hunters yesterday evening between Seward Trail East and Sea Breeze Trail in Palm Coast. Two teen hunters were found and issued a warning for hunting on private property.

1-Acre Brush Fire Off SR 100 Mobilizes Division of Forestry and Flagler Fire Flight

| October 14, 2015

A 1-acre brush fire broke out just after 4 this afternoon in an area difficult to reach for firefighters, just south of the Winn Dixie shopping center on State Road 100, and some 75 feet eastt of I-95.

Child’s Death at Bus Stop Prompts Creation of Joint School-City Safety Committee

| October 14, 2015

Palm Coast City Council member Andy Dance and School Board member Andy Dance formed the joint committee with administrators from both agencies to explore safety improvements at bus stops.

Palm Coast’s Russell Muller, 52, Missing Since Oct. 8, Is Found

| October 14, 2015

Russell Muller, 52, of 17 Patrick Place in Palm Coast, was driving a PT Cruiser that was found empty on Ridgewood Avenue in Daytona Beach Tuesday. He is a student at Flagler Technical Institute and a full-time employee at Walmart. He has reported to neither place since Oct. 8.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Stabbing, Strangling and Throwing His Daughter

| October 13, 2015

In the latest in a series of alleged incidents, Charles Scott, 64, a resident of Roxton Lane in Palm Coast, is accused of strangling his daughter for having him take his grandchild to school the previous day, and stabbing her four times the previous week.

Gail Wadsworth: Florida’s Court Clerks Spotlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month

| October 13, 2015

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were more than 106,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Florida last year. While this statistic is alarming enough, the numbers only continue to increase when factoring in the countless incidents of domestic violence that go unreported by victims.

Targeted Attack on Sea Ray Boats Results In Damage to 50 Employees’ Vehicle Tires

| October 12, 2015

One or more individuals blanketed a section of Sea Ray Drive with roofing nails early the morning of Oct. 6, damaging tires on 50 Sea Ray Boats employees’ vehicles.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Accredited For Third Time

| October 12, 2015

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation awarded the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office its third re-accreditation since receiving initial accreditation in February 2005.

A Year Later, a Memorial to Deputy Delarosby Flickers Steps From Where He Took His Life

| October 7, 2015

A few dozen people gathered at Heroes Park Tuesday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of Deputy Joe Delarosby’s suicide there, recalling memories, saying prayers and singing Amazing Grace.

Kymora Christian, 7, Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle at White Star Drive Bus Stop

| October 7, 2015

Kymora Christian, a 7-year-old student at Wadsworth Elementary in Palm Coast, was killed after being struck by a vehicle in front of 2 White Star Drive, a corner lot that fronts on Whippoorhill Drive in Palm Coast this morning at 8:14 a.m.

Owners of Dog the County Declared Dangerous for Attacking Child Appeal to County Court

| October 6, 2015

A rare and controversial case involving a dangerous-dog declaration after the dog bit an 8-year-old child enters a new phase, starting with a request from the dog owners that county court determine how the appeal is to proceed.

Armed Robbery at Flagler Beach Publix: Police Seeking Help Looking For Middle-Age Suspect

| October 6, 2015

The middle-aged white man staked the Publix store briefly then showed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun to a cashier and got away with a bundle of cash in a bag at lunchtime Monday.

A Man, His 2 Sons and Their Dog Are Caught In Cop Chase of Felon, Fugitive and Stolen Car

| October 5, 2015

Frederick President and his two sons weren’t aware that they’d hitched a ride with a felon and a fugitive in a stolen car until a dangerous chase stopped them on I-95 in Palm Coast–and President was handcuffed in front of his children.

Cops as Pals: National Night Out at Palm Coast’s Town Center Tuesday Evening

| October 5, 2015

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting National Night Out at Palm Coast’s Central Park in Town Center, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free drug and crime-prevention awareness event features demonstrations, safety information, games, face painting, food and beverages, and entertainment.



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