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This Time a Car Break-In, Near Bealls, Is Followed By a Quick Arrest

| April 1, 2015

Four women witnessed the mid-afternoon break-in of a Honda in the Winn-Dixie shopping center off Palm Coast Parkway Tuesday, soon leading to the arrest of Nicholas Leblanc, a Palm Coast resident with a long but non-violent arrest record in the county.

CodeRed System Credited With Locating Missing 16-Year-Old With Special Needs

| March 31, 2015

Within a quarter hour of a CodeRed alert that went out to 15,214 subscribers Monday evening, a 16-year-old boy with the mental capacity of a 6 year old who’d gone missing was located in the W Section.

Drugs, Weapons and Child Porn Lead to 3 Separate Arrests in Palm Coast and Bunnell

| March 27, 2015

The Palm Coast teen had transmitted items flagged as child porn by the social media site Whisper, then was found to have 10 short videos of explicit sexual acts between adult men and pre-pubescent girls.

Two Palm Coast Residents Arrested in Bizarre Tale of Violent Assault on Pair of Contractors

| March 25, 2015

Joseph D. Patten and Russell Cade of Palm Coast are accused of violently assaulting a pair of contractors Cade had summoned for an estimate on bathroom repairs at his house. Both men have arrest records, including, in Cade’s case, a conviction for sexually abusing a child in 2000.

Weekend Blotter: Palm Coast Man Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend With 4.5-Foot Sword

| March 23, 2015

Charles Meyers, a 28-year-old resident of Palm Coast, is accused of wielding the sword at his girlfriend after a night out at a bar. Also, a disturbance at the Windsor assisted living facility, and more break-ins at fitness centers’ parking lots.

Another Pot Grow House Busted in Palm Coast As Critics and Lawmakers Press Legalization

| March 20, 2015

Some 28 marijuana plants were seized at a house at 17 Rocking Lane in Palm Coast. As the Sheriff’s Office announced the seizure and arrest of the resident at the house, Ray Strack, a former federal narcotics interdiction agent, was speaking on WNZF about the inanity of the war on marijuana.

Another Accidental Shooting in Palm Coast; A Stabbing in Bunnell; An Arrest For Fake ID

| March 18, 2015

The shooting took place in the Hammock after a man, fearing that a prowler he’d shooed off was going to return, was cleaning his gun, and the gun went off.

Two More Jewelry Heists Reported,
Again in Hammock and Grand Haven

| March 12, 2015

The burglaries bring the total to six since last week, all of them targeting jewelry and relatively older home owners in the two distinctly higher scale areas.

Rash of Palm Coast Burglaries Targets Elderly and Jewelry in Sea Colony and Grand Haven

| March 6, 2015

In one case, a couple was burglarized of $50,000 worth of jewelry, with three other cases’ value adding up to more than $12,000. The thefts take place during relatively brief absences of the homeowners.

Good Samaritan Act Leads to Charges of Forgery, Grand Theft, Assault and a Stand-Off

| February 27, 2015

John Sole, a 31-year-old resident of Paul Lane in Palm Coast with a brief but recurring history of trouble with the law, became allegedly violent with his mother after she could not cash fraudulent checks.

Facing Trial Over Brutalizing 2 Year Old, Ex-Cop Is Charged With Torture of Daughter, 14

| February 18, 2015

Stanley Wykretowicz, 38, and Cherrie Retamozzo, 33, residents of Palm Coast, were jailed on a charge of willfully torturing Wykretowicz’s daughter. He faces an additional charge of battery by strangulation.

15-Year-Old Girl Reports Rapes and Abuse By Her Guardian’s Husband Over Several Years

| February 17, 2015

Esteban Alejandro Rodriguez, a 30-year-old resident of Brunswick Lane in Palm Coast, is at the county jail on $260,000 bond following allegations of rape and abuse by a 15-year-old girl in his care over the past several years.

18-Year-Old Shot With AK-47 In House Across From Wadsworth Elementary in Apparent Accident

| February 3, 2015

18-year-old Shane Huber of Palm Coast was shot in the chest with an AK-47 Tuesday afternoon at a house on Parkview Drive, across the street from Wadsworth Elementary. The school by then had let out.

Palm Coast Mother Charged With Child Abuse For Tasing Her 15-Year-Old Son

| February 2, 2015

Rhonda Gulsen, a 54-year-old resident of Fairfax Court in Palm Coast, before allegedly tasing her son, had egged on a relative who was beating on the 15-year-old boy.

Ex-Felon Arrested in Palm Coast’s P-Section For Owning Assault Rifle and Selling Pot

| January 29, 2015

Anthony DiBella, 55, of 23 Pilgrim Drive in Palm Coast, was arrested this morning for selling marijuana out of his garage and owning an assault rifle despite a felony conviction for robbery in 1980.

Previously Accused of Bigamy, Palm Coast Man Is Arrested on Child Porn Possession Charges

| January 29, 2015

Paul Wayne Stout, a 47-year-old resident of Patchogue Place in Palm Coast, was arrested Wednesday after an FDLE investigation dating back to last summer.

Second Armed Robbery in 2 Days Hits Palm Coast Store, This Time at 7-11 Near Starbucks

| January 23, 2015

Thursday evening’s robbery took place at the Mobil station and 7-11 convenience store on Palm Coast Parkway, near Starbucks and Old Kings Road. No one was hurt. The robber escaped with about $94 in cash.

Not Wanting Jail Again, Palm Coast Ex-Con Is Arrested Twice in 2 Days on 9 Charges

| December 22, 2014

Ryan Giovine had been to jail twice already this year, on a drug charge and a probation violation charge. He didn’t want to go back a third time this weekend. Instead, he ended up being jailed twice on a total of nine charges, including domestic violence battery, assault, burglary and probation violation.

Weekend Domestic Violence: A Woman’s Teeth Knocked Out; Baseball Bat vs. Lexus

| December 15, 2014

Michael J. Ditaranto and Ralph Moreno, both Palm Coast residents, were jailed following separate incidents that resulted in one woman being hospitalized and a car being smashed up.

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.

Road Rage Bleeds Into Racial Confrontation On Belle Terre Parkway, and 3 Arrests

| November 12, 2014

Samantha Smith, 25, Zachary Parsley, 22, and Tyler Parsley, 23, face assault charges after confronting four young black men, allegedly fighting and threatening to kill them and repeatedly calling them niggers.

P-Section Confrontation: She Drives Her Car Into Him. He Shoots the Car. Both Arrested.

| November 9, 2014

Kurt Benjamin, 27, of 31 Poinsettia Lane, and Twila Woods, 30, of nearby Point Pleasant Lane, were both jailed on aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charges Sunday morning.

Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Killing of 72-Year-Old Landlord, Erick Niemi Faces Up to Life in Prison

| October 24, 2014

Erick Niemi, 43, of Palm Coast, killed Leonard Lynn, his 72-year-old landlord in the R-Section, by savagely beating and strangling him in May 2013, because Niemi felt he was being mistreated.

Pit Bull Mix Attacks 76-Year-Old Woman in Her F-Section Backyard and Tries to Drag Her Away

| October 17, 2014

A 76-year-old resident of Forrest Hill Drive in Palm Coast was hospitalized after a neighbor’s large pit bull mix attacked and attempted to drag her back to its own yard Thursday afternoon.

Investigated for Stalking, Man Is Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl in Her Home

| October 13, 2014

James Russell Brink, 25, is being held at the Flagler County jail on $100,000 bond and is accused of traveling from Virginia to have sex with a 15-year-old Palm Coast girl he’d previously been accused of stalking in New York.

Joseph Delarosby, Recently Retired Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy, Takes His Life at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park

| October 7, 2014

Joseph Delarosby, who’d served nearly 20 years as a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy and bailiff, committed suicide this morning at Heroes Park in Palm Coast. He had retired from the force only recently.

Richard Mathews, Accused of Mercy Killing in Mother’s Death, Sentenced to Two Years

| October 6, 2014

Mary Shaw Mathews, 88, was found to have died by strangulation and over-medication on Feb. 21 at her Palm Coast home. Her son Richard told detectives that she had asked him to end her life as she had been suffering and declining fast. Today’s outcome reflected a judicial system grappling with the gray area between mercy killing, which is not allowed by law, and a form of induced death.

A Car Wreck at Publix Escalates Into Battery On a Cop and Hostility at Hospital’s ER

| October 2, 2014

Richard Westervelt, a 23-year-old ex-felon–he was released from state prison two years ago–ran from the scene after a car wreck near Publix Tuesday night, then continued battling a cop at the scene and at the hospital before he was restrained in irons and arrested.

39-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Accused of Raping “Physically Impaired” Woman, 21

| October 1, 2014

The case rests on DNA evidence tying Gavin to semen from a rape kit the alleged Palm Coast victim completed two days after the incident, the details of which she does not recall.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

| September 29, 2014

Wesley Jackson, 28, who has a history of abuse and criminal charges, was at his girlfriend’s empty house trying to pleasure himself at the computer when Little Man, the puppy, kept jumping on his leg, trying to be playful. It was the dog’s last leap.

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