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Two Teens Arrested After Rash of B-Section Burglaries Involving Unlocked Cars

| October 13, 2011

Anthony Clark (FCSO)

Two Flagler County teenagers were arrested early this morning (Oct. 13) in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in the area of Brushwood Lane in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

Anthony Clark, 18, of Beachway Lane in Palm Coast, and William Medders, 17, of Hickory Street, Daytona North, are each charged with three felony counts of burglary of a vehicle and grand theft. Medders is additionally charged with possession of burglary tools.

Both teenagers were stopped on Palm Coast Parkway near Brushwood Lane around 3 a.m. when deputies noticed them riding bicycles without headlights, a violation of law. The teens were stopped. Clark was carrying a blue nylon with black rope straps, according to a police report, and Medders was carrying a black book-bag.

When deputies asked to look inside the bags, the teenagers agreed. Deputies reported finding two GPS, a radar detector and a telephone ear device.

The items were determined to be stolen from three separate unlocked vehicles in the area.

Clark was booked into the Flagler County jail where he was being held on $10,000 bond. Medders was transported to the Division of Youth Services.

“At 3 a.m., these two teens should have been home. We were able to solve three burglaries thanks to the proactive approach of the deputies. However, these burglaries may have been avoided had the owners locked their vehicles,” Sheriff Don Fleming said, referring to a chronic problem with car break-ins: the majority of those in Flagler County involve cars and trucks left unlocked.

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11 Responses for “Two Teens Arrested After Rash of B-Section Burglaries Involving Unlocked Cars”

  1. Dave says:

    Very nice job the deputies did in catching these two young men, Keep up the good work guy’s and be safe out there : )

  2. Danielle says:

    What about the rash of car burgleries in Seminole Woods over a month ago where the theives only stole from unlocked cars and took what they could? I heard it happened to at least 9 other residences in the neighborhood. Too bad nothing ever came of those burgleries. Good for the deputies getting these kids.

  3. palmcoaster says:

    Congratulations to these deputies!!

  4. ilikemytazer says:

    good thing children are well behaved-or they mightve had to tazer them….

  5. blondie says:

    Hope the younger one gets charged as an adult!

  6. PCFACTMAN says:

    I said it many times here…….FCSO, THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. dealingwithidiots1 says:

    throw them all in jail and throw away the key…thanks for getting them off the streets!

  8. Anonymous says:

    i hate these cops

  9. jimmythebull says:

    parents should be punished also.
    these crimes are spreading very quickly. these young men are our future felons
    FCSO are the greatest.

  10. Concerned Koronaian says:

    Thank you Flagler County Sheriff! Two less us homeowners have to worry about!

  11. NortonSmitty says:

    I hate to piss on this happy parade of Justice, but Grand Theft? A felony for stealing car junk?

    Grand theft was started in the thirties to separate it from petty theft that happened all the time then (Surprise!). The amount was set a $1,000, an exorbitant amount in the thirties to make sure the thieves
    would get at least a year of jail time instead of just 30 days which was the norm. This is where the slang term A Grand came to mean $1,000. That thousand then would be like what, $20,000 today. Yet instead of raising the Grand Theft felony to an appropriate level, the state of Florida actually lowered it to $300!

    Regardless of what our fuzzy memories tell us, there actually were thieves in Grandpa’s day, way more than now believe it or not. So these kids are looking at up to 15 years for stealing a couple hundred dollars of stuff. You want to feed and clothe them for that time, don’t bitch about your taxes. And when they get out at 30, what do we do with them then?

    I hate a thief as much or more than any of you, but this is something we should be thinking about instead of screaming to throw away the key..

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