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Three Teens Arrested In Connection With Burglary Spree in Palm Coast’s R-Section

| August 12, 2018

Willie Green, left, and Wayne Williams.

Willie Green, left, and Wayne Williams.

Between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy Daniel Malta was on a routine patrol in Palm Coast’s R-Section when two individuals running across Rymfire Drive caught his attention. Before long, three teens were under arrest and charged with burglary, and two of them were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor: the third suspect is 16, and the three had been working in concert.


Those running across Rymfire were Willie Green, 19, of Alexandria Circle in DeLand, and a 16-year-old resident of DeLand. When Malta stopped them, he observed that both were wet, muddy, and had several items about them that they could not explain. Malta, joined by other deputies, discovered a digital camera, two black cloth gloves and a wallet belonging to a 23-year-old woman who lives on Red Barn Drive. The deputies then denoted several muddy footprints and a single Nike flipflop in the ditch behind the house at 1 Red Clover Lane, a property that backs up to Rymfire.

Not far from there, the deputies discovered another flipflop and another woman’s wallet. Since the two individuals Malta had stopped were wearing shoes, the deputies deduced that a third accomplice was nearby. Deputies set up a primeter, and that individual, Wayne Williams, 18, was found and secured.

The woman on Red Barn confirmed to deputies that her wallet had been stolen from her burglarized car.

Green agreed to speak and was interviewed by detective Joe Costello at the Palm Coast precinct at City Market Place. He told the detective that he’d burglarized several vehicles–all of them left unlocked (a bane of local enforcement, since the majority of car burglaries involve unlocked cars). Green told Costello he’d picked up the 16-year-old boy from his home knowing that the boy was already on probation.

After the interview, Green showed a deputy the targets of the night’s burglary spree: vehicles at 3, 16 and 22 Red Birch Lane, and 22, 23 and 26 Red Barn Drive. Before cops showed up (someone had contacted 911 to report a suspicious person simultaneous with Malta patrolling the area) the trio had been successful at one of the six attempted burglaries. Green admitted to taking the woman’s wallet on Red Barn, according to his arrest report.

Green is charged with felony burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, criminal attempt to conspire, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was being held on $4,500 bond. Williams, of Knox Avenue in Bunnell, is charged with felony burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was held on $2,000 bond. The minor is charged with felony burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal attempt to conspire.

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30 Responses for “Three Teens Arrested In Connection With Burglary Spree in Palm Coast’s R-Section”

  1. Laurie says:

    I bet they make their Mothers proud! NOT!They need a swift kick in the ass.

  2. Lisa Cancel says:

    Hey check the guy to the right. He looks like the faded picture from the Kay’s jewelry robbery last night even r down to the goatee.

  3. Black power says:

    I wish our youth had more opportunity fir education not eveyone has the car or finances to leave bunnell and go to school. High crime rate its bases of lack of education debate me! # Apollomoneydreams free wayne

  4. Agkistrodon says:

    Two adults and a teen. If your 18 the “teen” stuff is supposed to end.

  5. Mary Fusco says:

    How does a 16 YO have a lack of education? Last I heard the school bus picks them up and drops them off. The rest is up to them. What these kids have is a lack of parenting and being taught that you cannot STEAL what is not yours. Try again.

  6. Richard says:

    High crime rate versus quality educations, GIVE me a BREAK! With that philosophy the US would be under constant siege as we have some of the worst educational records in the world. I didn’t get the best education but that wasn’t my parents fault it was mine. However, I knew the difference between what was right and what was wrong plus I didn’t expect to get everything for free or better yet steal it. Lock them UP!

  7. Concerned Citizen says:

    @ Black Power

    Not having the opportunity for something doesn’t give you the privileged of robbing other people. I don’t care what race you are. And at their ages they know right from wrong.

    Go get a part time job if you want money. I worked all thru high school to get the things that I wanted. And to pay for a car and insurance.

    I get tired of hearing excuses for this type of behavior. And what are 16 year old kids doing out unsupervised in the middle of the night? We had curfews and accountability when I was growing up.

    Since the 18 year old confessed hopefully the judge will do the right thing and sentence accordingly. Stop slapping people on the wrists.

  8. Jolene Dehart says:

    Sorry but lack of education has little bearing on being taught right from wrong. Want stuff? Get a JOB.

  9. Mark Holley says:

    @ Black Power,

    I wonder if these young men bothered to attend and finish their local free high school?

  10. Asfjhg says:

    I just can’t believe that the ONE time I forget to lock the door something gets stolen. I am already so good about double checking things like that but now I will make sure to triple check. Very thankful that I got my one item back.

  11. Really says:

    @Blackpower total buffoonery . The cause is a bad choice. Dont steal its criminal. Education is there for those who want it even in prison where these crooks will end up.bye bye

  12. GotToBeMe says:

    Lisa Cancel – I thought the same thing.

  13. Me says:

    How dared the officer Malta to suspect two black kids running at 3 am for doing something wrong! . :) Good job, officer !!!!

  14. GT says:

    Please don’t slap these kids on the wrist and set them free to do this again. The next time this happens there may be a home owner that shots them dead and we all know what happens then, Al Sharpton comes to town!
    Put them in jail until they complete high school.

  15. trailer bob says:

    Great parenting on the parents part. Hey, I did stupid stuff also when I was young, but by 18 you had better grow up, as you are considered an adult. No excuses for these idiot thieves. Take my personal belongings and you will get broken…

  16. mark101 says:

    R-Section, again, will it ever end.

  17. Born and Raised Here says:

    @ Laurie says. Sad, but that’s the only Parent figure they ever had, according to U.S. Census. 72 % of Black children are born out of wedlock, and no Father figure in there life. Not a very stable life,

  18. ladagmbm says:

    .THANK YOU FOR CATCHING THE SUSPECTS IN T HE ‘R’ SECTION. NEED TO FEEL SAFE! AND WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE OUT AT 3AM ESPECIALLY THE 16 YR OLD. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?

  19. JUSTME says:

    Don’t parents teach their children from right from wrong these days? Terribly young to start the life of crime.

  20. Feddy says:

    I think They should charge the parents for the same crime committed that their under age child commits if the child is a habitual offender, I bet that would get the some reaction from the parents. If I knew I would be charged for a crime my child committed rest assured there would be some intrusive parenting going on.

  21. atilla says:

    Black Power put your race card under the rock you got it from and go help these poor children who went astray. You’re good at blaming everyone why not blame the parent who may have home schooled them.

  22. Dave says:

    The county has let these children down, if we always just rely on the parents to raise our youth right we would be in big trouble, it takes a village to raise a child. Public school is not free, the supplies are not free, school clothes and shoes are not free. Do you think a child will choose school over the streets when you are left feeling poor and less than the other kids? People in the comments saying they should be shot are sick monsters and the county should track their ips, and monitor them for future crimes.

  23. Scott Shepard says:

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

    I don’t want to hear about “no father figure”, their lack of education, or their economic situation. EVERYBODY knows stealing and robbing people is wrong. Choices.
    🎶 Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s off to jail you go 🎵

  24. woodchuck says:

    Thug’n aint easy.

  25. KathieLee4 says:

    Let us not forget the Sheriff’s office said crime is down !!! Really????

  26. Resident Of Flagler says:

    @ Born and Raised Here
    White kids grow up without fathers just like Black kids so don’t even let that come out your mouth i know your entitled to your opinion but half of you on here automatically go to this and that happens because of the race . That isn’t right everybody comes from different walks of life . Some people do what they do because they thinks it makes them cool or they simply don’t care there’s many of reasons but we will never know the exact one . But sorry i guess it’s because of your “white privilege “

  27. Mary Fusco says:

    Sorry Dave but when a couple makes the decision to have a child that child is THEIR responsibility for the next 18 or more years. NOT the County’s, the State’s or the responsibility of another relative, usually the poor unsuspecting grandparents. If you choose to have a child, it is your responsibility to teach them right from wrong, respect for others and monitor what they are doing, not throw them to the streets which is the easy way out. Nothing in this life is “free” and the wise thing to do is to work for what you want. These kids were all old enough to be working to earn what they want. When my children were young we always impressed on them that there will always be people you have more than you and lots more that have less. They all worked at 16 for spending money, went to college and still worked and then paid loans, are now raising their own families and STILL WORKING. Tell your sob story walking. LOL.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I ain’t done nothin….parents don’t have a clue about their kids at 2 0r 3a.m.? Shocker….great job FCSO once again!😃😎

  29. Dave says:

    Oh Mary can you even imagine a life where nobody loved you? In fact one where you were treated like a burden,abused,forgotten? Sorry theres no lessons of knowing ur value when uncle is sexually abusing you and mom doesn’t care. There are no lessons of work equals value and moral and confidence, there is nothing,just a child left behind, but hey let’s jus keep cursing the parents while the childs mind is twisted enough for us to lock them up.

  30. Mary Fusco says:

    @resident of Flagler. You know what my “white privilege” is? I worked from the time I was 16 until I was 65. My Husband (crazy word huh?) and I raised 4 children. They all worked from t he time they were 16 and younger to earn money for things they wanted. We were not rich and able to hand them anything they wanted. No need to steal, get a damn job. My 5 grandchildren ages 13 – 20 all work. The 2 20 year olds go to college plus work. BTW, their parents are more than able to give all of them anything they want but they are teaching them responsibility and getting them ready for the real world. This takes a lot of time and work but worth it in the end. Everyone has t he “privilege” of working for what they want. Stealing is not an option in my book.

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