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Man Dies in Early-Morning Fire
On Westmayer Place in Flagler Beach

| October 18, 2014

The double-wide trailer on Westmayer Place, a dirt road off of A1A at the north end of town, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. It was the first death in a house fire in Flagler County since an elderly woman died at her home in Palm Coast almost two years ago.

Flagler Beach Mayor Calls Special Meeting on Fire Truck Only To Be Outmaneuvered With Planned Vote

| October 13, 2014

Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher wanted a meeting to further investigate what she considers a dubious $600,000 fire truck buy. Instead, she got a meeting where the commission may finally vote to go ahead with the purchase this evening.

Flagler Beach Police Seeking Help Identifying Publix Liquor Thief

| October 6, 2014

The suspect stole some $400 worth of liquor from the Publix at 414 Beach Village Drive in Flagler Beach and drove off in a white hatchback vehicle of unknown make.

A Cat in Flagler Beach Cashes in One of Nine Lives In Freakish Hitch With Garage Door

| October 2, 2014

Flagler Beach Police Sgt. David Arcieri noticed most of the cat screaming as it hung between a garage door and a house frame Wednesday afternoon. Arcieri initiated the rescue. The cat is back to its normal self, lording it over the block.

Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public Help Identifying Accused Flagler Beach Mail Thief

| August 11, 2014

The investigation revealed that once the suspect removes the mail from the mailbox, he submits a change of address form and has the victim’s mail forwarded to a vacant residence, where he collects pertinent information.

Rescued from Surf in Flagler Beach and Revived, Sylvio Thibodeau, 88, Dies at Hospital

| June 11, 2014

Sylvio Thibodeau, for two decades a resident of Palm Coast, was an avid swimmer and biker. On June 5 he was at the beach with his daughter when he swam too far and disappeared from view, was brought back to shore by a lifeguard and given CPR, but died later at Florida Hospital Flagler.

Disturbance Call Leads Cops to Trove of Thefts in Flagler Beach, Including a Palm Coast Solar Panel

| April 25, 2014

Hunter S. Watson, 24, of 1636 South Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach was arrested and charged with grand theft and burglary Thursday in connection with a series of thefts that allegedly included a golf cart and a solar panel that belongs to the city of Palm Coast.

Two Conjugal Quarrels Lead to Violence and Arrests on Child Abuse Charges for Man and Woman

| April 7, 2014

Two separate incidents on Thursday and Saturday involving two unrelated couples led to the arrests of a Flagler Beach man and a Palm Coast woman when each was alleged to escalate a domestic spat into violent acts involving children.

Heroes Who Foiled European Village Attack Are Jailed on Disorderly Conduct and Battery Charges

| March 19, 2014

The three men who foiled an alleged armed attack at European Village Saturday night–Vassili Mironov, Roman Dubinschi and Joshua Auriemma–were arrested early Wednesday morning after a fight in the parking lot of Finn’s bar in Flagler Beach.

Seeking Cool Whip High at Publix, A Couple Is Charged With Inhaling

| March 5, 2014

Gretchen Wentworth, 35, and David Collins, 34, residents of 609 North Ocean Shore Boulevard in Flagler Beach, were arrested for inhaling cool whip. That is, the nitrous oxide that powers the cream out of its canister. They were arrested for allegedly doing so at the Flagler Beach Publix, after they’d aggravated other customers.

Jamal “Jamie” Nejame, 3-Time Candidate for Office in Flagler Beach, Jailed on Stalking and Injunction Violation Charges

| February 20, 2014

Jamal “Jamie” Nejame, who three times ran for public office in Flagler Beach and had been a frequent and vocal presence at city commission meetings, was arrested and jailed Wednesday evening on charges of aggravated stalking and violation of an injunction. He also faced a stalking charge in 2009.

On Old Haw Creek Road, a Confrontation So Hostile That a Cop Asks For It To Be Videotaped

| February 11, 2014

Stuart Denison, who’d been arrested three times in the last few months on domestic battery charges, allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and the cops who arrested him Sunday; separately, Michael Testa was arrested for the ninth time.

Flagler Beach Police Launch Initiatives to Protect Residents and Property, But Public Records Expose Vulnerability

| January 31, 2014

Though the initiatives are very well-meaning, participating residents who want their house watched while they’re away or who live alone and need a daily check-in must fill out detailed applications that reveal a lot of personal information and details about their property. The documents are public records, and may potentially create vulnerabilities for the very residents police are aiming to protect.

56-Year-Old Man Accused of Cigarette-Burning a 9-Year-Old Girl in Inappropriate Beach Encounter

| December 9, 2013

Thomas Checchio, a 56-year-old resident of 612 John Anderson Highway in Flagler Beach, faces a charge of felony child abuse after he reportedly “flirted” with a 9-year-old girl at the beach before he claims to have tripped her, causing her to burn herself on his cigarette.

Hunting Camp Rape Case: Conflicting Details Emerge as 4th Suspect Turns Himself In and 2 Bond Out

| November 6, 2013

As Frank Goggans turned himself in at the Flagler County jail Wednesday and promptly bonded out (as had his brother Daniel), extensive and lurid details from investigators’ interviews with the two brothers and a third suspect have emerged in the case of the alleged gang rape of a woman in Flagler Beach and at the Cowart Hunting Camp on March 20.

Palm Coast Man, 35, Accused of Lascivious Acts After Attacking A Woman in Flagler Beach

| October 28, 2013

The 52-year-old victim was taking in the sea air at a picnic table at North 5th Street on A1A in Flagler Beach when Alexander Paler of Willow Drive in Palm Coast accosted her and began allegedly molesting her and restraining her every time she tried to leave. The victim was able to use her skills in dealing with mentally disabled people to diffuse the situation.

Flagler Beach Police “Captain”: Last Three Candidates Make Their Pitch to the Community

| October 3, 2013

Steve Clair, Matthew Doughney and Joe Sisti appeared in a semi-formal setting before some 35 people, including the whole membership of the Flagler Beach City Commission, who gathered at city hall to hear the candidates for police captain and mingle with them.

Nine Interviewed for Revamped Top Cop Post in Flagler Beach as Dan Cody Era Ends

| September 18, 2013

The nine men (possibly 10) being interviewed by a four-man board in Flagler Beach are ex-cops, but they’ll be hired as captain of the police department, as City Manager Bruce Campbell has eliminated the police chief position and reduced its pay from $70,000 to $58,000.

Flagler Beach Murderer Paul Miller Is Moved to Dade Prison, 350 Miles from Home

| August 9, 2013

Paul Miller, the 66-year-old Flagler Beach resident sentenced to life in prison in June for the murder of Dana Mulhall, may serve out his life sentence in South Florida if his ongoing appeal is unsuccessful.

State Attorney Files Obstruction Charge Against Robert Pace, Flagler Beach’s Acting Fire Chief

| July 25, 2013

The State Attorney’s Office has filed an obstruction of justice charge against Bobby Pace, the acting fire chief in Flagler Beach, following an investigation into charges that Pace falsified the records of a probationer and destroyed evidence earlier this year.

Upset By a Man Taking Pictures of His Girlfriend at the Pier, He Shows a Gun–and Is Arrested

| July 10, 2013

26-year-old Thomas Wood was arrested and jailed Tuesday evening after he threateningly displayed a gun to another man taking pictures of the Wood’s girlfriend at the Flagler Beach Pier, according to a Flagler Beach police report. Wood did not have a permit for the gun.

Booked at Orlando Prison, Paul Miller Files Appeal of Conviction on Flagler Beach Murder

| July 2, 2013

Paul Miller, sentenced in June to life in prison for the murder of Dana Mulhall in Flagler Beach last year, will be at Orlando’s Central Florida Reception System prison for a few weeks before being transferred to a permanent prison, though family proximity does not necessarily decide where the system will place him.

Rape Crisis Failure:
How the Children’s Advocacy Center Betrayed a Victim at Her Most Vulnerable

| July 1, 2013

After a Flagler Beach woman was allegedly raped on June 14, the Children’s Advocacy Center in Daytona Beach was responsible for providing a certified nurse to conduct an exam and gather evidence in a private setting. It failed on all counts. A FlaglerLive investigation reveals the extent of a failure that local police have been contending with since the center opted to cut its ties with the provider who’d ensured a functioning system for many years.

Supreme Court Denies Gregory’s Death-Penalty Appeal for 2007 Murders in Flagler Beach

| June 30, 2013

William Gregory, now 30, was sentenced to death in 2011, for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Skyler Dawn Meekins, then 17, and her boyfriend Daniel Arthur Dyer, then 22, as they slept, and Skyler’s 1-year-old daughter was in a nearby room.

Christopher Munson Accused of Strong-Arm Robbery at Flagler Beach 7-Eleven

| June 25, 2013

The 7-11 store clerk rushed Christopher Munson when Munson pulled out a gun that turned out to be plastic. The two men fought and the clerk held Munson down in the parking lot until police arrived. The incident took place early Tuesday morning.

In Suspected Flagler Beach Rape, New Details Point to 2 Attacks and Disturbing Aftermath

| June 21, 2013

The woman involved in the suspected rape case that’s shaken Flagler Beach since Friday alleges she was attacked twice by James McDevitt in the space of two blocks, the first time in front of a friend of McDevitt’s who urged him to stop. After the incident, the Flagler Beach police was denied a certified nurse for the incident analysis by the agency contracted to provide such nurses.

Flagler Beach Plans to Eliminate Fire and Police Chief Posts, But Both Departments Survive

| June 20, 2013

Flagler Beach City Manager Bruce Campbell wants to replace the fire and police chiefs with captains, and see them working the streets when necessary. The change, tentatively approved by the city commission, would eliminate high salaries but with proposed raises for the ranks, would only slightly lower payroll costs in the fire department, and raise them in the police department.

A Belatedly Apologetic Paul Miller, 66, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

| June 18, 2013

Paul Miller was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the March 2012 murder of his neighbor Dana Mulhall, ending a 15-month saga that had stunned Flagler Beach and Flagler County for the brazenness of the murder and Miller’s demeanor since.

James McDevitt, 21, Accused of Raping a Woman in Flagler Beach, 2 Blocs from a Cop

| June 18, 2013

James McDevitt, 21, of Palm Coast, is at the Flagler County jail on $101,000 bond following the Friday morning allegation. A Flagler Beach police officer was addressing a situation involving McDevitt’s friend, and saw McDevitt and the alleged victim walk on shortly before the alleged incident. Because the cop was working the night shift alone, MccDevitt and the woman were not stopped, and walked on.

Lexus Driving Suspect Arrested in Burglary of 88-Year-Old Woman and Cash at the Nautilus

| June 14, 2013

Steven E. Shurr, a 42-year-old resident of Flagler Beach, was arrested Thursday in Bunnell and charged with robbing an 88-year-old woman of her jewelry in Flagler Beach, then robbing the office of the Nautilus condominiums at the south end of town.

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