Nuisance Bust in Palm Coast’s R Section Has Neighbors Cheering as 5 Are Arrested
FlaglerLive | October 28, 2011
For the second time in a little over a year Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at 20 Rockne Lane, a 1,300-square-foot house in foreclosure between Whiteview Parkway and Rolling Sands Drive, and rounded up five occupants in the house Thursday evening, three of whom were soon released on their own recognizance and two others after posting bond.The search was the result of complaints about the house, which has been poorly kept, including one call to the sheriff’s crime suppression tip line reporting possibly illegal activity at the house. The house had no running water and electric was being provided through an electrical meter that was not assigned to the home, according to deputies.
“The inside of this house is destroyed,” Sheriff Don Fleming said. “There are holes in the walls and stains on the carpets. This was used as a drug house where people came to do their drugs. It is a community menace and we will return until we close it down permanently.”
The house sold in September 2005 for $199,500. According to the property appraiser’s records, it is currently owned by the Federal National Mortgage Association of Beaverton, Ore., with Thomas Ksiezopolsk, one of the five people arrested, listed as the grantor. The house has an assessed value of $86,639 and has a homestead exemption.The sheriff’s office reports that neighbors applauded when deputies arrested the five at sunset. Drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs were found inside the house.
The five arrested and their charges were:
Thomas Ksiezopolski, 35, of 20 Rockne Lane, Palm Coast, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. This is Ksiezopolski’s third trip to the Flagler County jail since January, when he was arrested on nine drug related charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Kristen Westbrook, 28, of 1445 Cottonwood St. in Bunnell, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jacqueline Hess, 22, of 20 Rockne Lane, charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Andrew Wolagiewcz, 29, of 20 Rockne Lane, charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. This was Wolagiewcz’s ninth trip to the Flagler County jail since July 2007, on charges ranging from disorderly intoxication to resisting arrest without violence, loitering, burglary of an occupied house, drug charges, failure to appear, domestic violence, grand theft and probation violations.
Wesley Barham, 28, of 2982 North Oceanshore Drive, Apt. 30, in Palm Coast, charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
All five occupants of the home were taken to jail and had been released by Friday afternoon. Ksiezopolski posted $1,000 bond and Wolagiewcz posted $500.