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Deputies Halt Burglary on Palm Coast’s Riverina Drive and Find 3 Teens

| August 13, 2018

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The house on Riverina Drive that was the target of a burglary this evening.

The house at 68 Riverina Drive in Palm Coast was the target of a burglary this evening, drawing a substantial response from Flagler County Sheriff’s units and resulting in the detention of three teens. It is the second time in three days that a trio of teens was involved in burglaries resulting in arrests in the R-Section.


The person who called 911 is a neighbor of the residence in question and the caretaker for the house, a 1,700-square-foot house that is homesteaded, according to the Property Appraiser’s documents. The caller heard glass shattering and was concerned that a burglary was in progress, a Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesperson said.

Numerous units responded after the 6:08 p.m. call (a witness said up to 10 vehicles converged on the area). Deputies noticed a broken window on the side of the house. They established a perimeter and used a public address system to order whoever was inside to come out, the spokesperson said. Three individuals did so: two girls (15 and 16), at least one of whom lives in the area, and Dezmon Kearse, 18, of Daytona Beach. One of the girls had been reported missing. It’s not yet clear from where.

Kearse was booked in at the Flagler County jail, according to a sheriff’s release, under no bond. He has an adult criminal history starting in January of 2017. This arrest is Kearse’ 3rd this year and has previous arrests in 2018 for aggravated battery in Volusia County.  The juvenile offenders were processed at the jail and released to their parents as directed by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Early Saturday morning, three teens–19, 18 and 16–were arrested and charged after they were found in possession of a wallet stolen from one of six cars they had allegedly attempted to burglarize in the R Section.

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19 Responses for “Deputies Halt Burglary on Palm Coast’s Riverina Drive and Find 3 Teens”

  1. Bye Feilicia says:

    There are eyes out in the R section. It may have a bad rap but criminals beware neighborhood watch and cameras on every house.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Drug money

  3. gmath55 says:

    One day these teens and/or adults will get shot. People nowadays are packing and not putting up with this. Stand Your Ground.

  4. Really says:

    Bad choices get a P/T job its better than jail/court /fines/probation etc….

  5. Tom Davies says:

    Young girls breaking into homes, how nice, must have good family backgrounds.

  6. Brian says:

    Latest release of Kids Gone Wild – Palm Coast edition!!!

  7. woody says:

    It;s time to start holding parents responsible.A 16 year old come on.

  8. resident says:

    Great job Sheriff’s office, Keep up the excellent work.

  9. atilla says:

    Some more home schooled kids. Like father and mother so goes the kids.

  10. Born and Raised Here says:

    People who live in a community that does not have security patrol or reguires a code to enter the gated community, should be reguired to have a home security system and outdoor cameras. Without these security measures, you are just setting your property up for a break in.

  11. Dave says:

    The county ,the state ,us as fellow citizens have failed these children, are we seeing the pattern? We need to do more for our youth, everyone placing blame on parents,that’s great but it doesn’t help. It takes a village. Also gmath stand your ground doenst apply for a breaking and entering, unless they are about to kill you and you have no escape. Anyone dreaming of killing children is sick

  12. palmcoaster says:

    We the residents should collaborate close (without risking our lives) with our good sheriff officers and investigators as they are doing all they can to catch these druggies and delinquents. I speak for our own experience in our block. Law enforcement doing great work and all they can as we are inundated by the drug epidemic. Sheriff officers risking their lives day in and day out to preserve ours catch them and jail them and they get out on bail. The proof of our sheriff good work is shown in the 70 pretrials just to be heard in Flagler County court in one day today 8/15 is a public record out of the court website: https://apps.flaglerclerk.com/Benchmark/CourtDocket.aspx/Cases/143540?CourtDocketReportKey=CourtDocketByEventID&sr=zxcv&digest=KyX3hwaa1HdOW7vnz17aKw

    I am wondering how our judges will be able to complete their work today….70 pretrials in one day! Talking about our overloaded court in Flagler.

  13. Just me says:

    Why are the parents not involved in their children’s lives if they were they wouldn’t be doing this crap and apparently they were not home when this went down. And as far as homeschooled kids what does that have to do with anything it was 6 at night idiot

  14. Born and Raised Here says:

    @ gmail55 – Protecting your property, such as your house or vehicle would fall under The Castle Law and you are allow in Florida to use bodily force including death to protect your property. So these teens beware what they might find on the other side of a house door. The homeowner packin’,

  15. Ryan says:

    Just shows that kids know what they’re doing. When it comes to burglary and other types of real crime, holding the kid’s accountable through a scared straight type of program and juvenile detention will solve that real quick.

  16. Dan Floyd says:

    Dave,
    Everything you said is wrong. We place blame on the parents because it is their responsibility to teach their children to keeps their paws off other people’s things. It doesn’t take a village, it takes a mother and father at home teaching their children right from wrong. Also if a child breaks into a home, it is not the job of the homeowner to check ID and see how old that person is. It is safe to assume that that person is there to do you harm. Stand your ground certainly does apply. You are just as dead if a teenager kills you as you would be an adult kills you.

  17. Tom Davies says:

    so true

  18. Anonymous says:

    what happened to the day when a good girl sat at home by the phone hoping for courtship, guess those days are gone

  19. Concerned Citizen says:

    I’m curious as to why we are blaming everyone but the young adults and teenagers involved in this crime. At 19,18 and 16 you know right from wrong and make your own choices.

    It gets tiresome hearing that parents the school system and whoever else we throw in there are to blame for the actions they chose. They chose to break a window damage someone else’s property then attempt to burglarize it.

    They got very lucky this time that no one was home. Excuses be damned the courts need to sentence the strongest sentence possible. But they won’t. They will get a slap on the wrist and go about their merry way.

    Meanwhile the real victims (The Homeowner) has lost a sense of security. And also the inconvenience of repairing damage to property and having to file for insurance claims.

    I have noticed a recent trend of victim blaming in society. We need to stop that and hold perpetrators of crimes responsible for their actions. If you hurt someone you should be held responsible. If you rob someone you should be held responsible.

    What gives you the right to take from someone because you feel put out. Or are lazy and don’t want to work?

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