Circuit Judge Dennis Craig spoke heartfully and at length of the senselessness of 29-year-old Vitaly Tsabak’s burning of a family home before sentencing him to what proved to be a remarkably lenient 20-year term.
A woman came out of her bathroom at her home on Boston Lane Tuesday evening to find a man standing in her house. The alleged burglary triggered a search, but the man was not found.
Some 23 burglaries struck Palm Coast’s B-Section overnight, the latest in a series, but this time five Jacksonville boys from 14 to 17, and a 19-year-old man, were arrested after a chase and search through the neighborhood.
Esteban Alejandro Rodriguez, a 30-year-old resident of Palm Coast, had been raping and sexually abusing the girl since she was in 6th grade. Two other minors lived in the household at the time of his arrest.
Targeted residents were on Birchwood Drive, Brooklyn Lane, Brookside Drive, and Birchview Place, but cars were left unlocked or unattended in every case.
A 25-year-old woman walking her dog on her own property on Palm Coast’s Belvedere Lane when she fired her 38-mm handgun at a neighborhood pit bull that was charging her. The dog was not injured, but it quickly retreated.
Cody J. Lynch, 21, faces an aggravated battery charge for allegedly battering his pregnant wife when he couldn’t find his PlayStation 4. Some half dozen break-ins involving mostly unlocked cars in Palm Coast’s B Section ended with the arrest of Michael Shawn McRoberts Jr., 18, who lives in the same neighborhood.