Sheriff’s New Year’s Weekend Roundup Summary

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New Year’s Weekend was a busy one for our Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. They handled 884 calls, made 171 traffic stops and made 5 DUI arrests. Sheriff Staly said, “Deputies did a great job this weekend keeping our roadways safe from drunk drivers and responding to other calls for service including thwarting a would-be-burglar.” Read on below for a brief summary of the Sheriff’s activity this weekend.

FCSO responded to a call regarding a burglary alarm. When deputies arrived they found a white male, who was identified as Shane Dipaolo, entering and exiting a shed behind a residence. Dipaolo claimed he lived in the home and had lost his keys and was attempting to get back in. Deputies found screens that had been removed along with some broken windows, and Dipaolo had an ax leaning against the house. He was later found to be a transient, and did not live in the house he was attempting to enter.  The homeowner was out of town, and the deputies notified them of the incident. The homeowners stated to the deputies they wished to press charges against Dipaolo. Dipaolo was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling Unoccupied Unarmed(shed), Armed Burglary of a Dwelling/Structure –  Robbery (Residence), Possession of Burglary Tools With Intent, Loitering or Prowling, Criminal Mischief $200-$1000, Violation of Probation – Felony. He is being held on a $39,500 bond and has a criminal history of Disorderly Intoxication and Retail Theft – Shoplifting.

Thursday a man, identified as Douglas Rogers, fled from deputies during a traffic stop near Marvin’s Gardens in Bunnell. Douglas was stopped and secured by deputies, and then complained of a medical problem. He was transported to the hospital by EMS to be examined. The charges that were forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office were in reference to Fleeing/Eluding.

FCSO made another stop in the same area in the same vehicle, in the same area near Marvin’s Gardens – not related to the other traffic stop – the man fled deputies and was eventually arrested and detained. He complained again of the medical issue and was transported to the hospital where deputies stayed with the man.  While at the hospital a DUI investigation was conducted. The man was medically cleared and was taken to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility.  Rogers was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Refusal to Submit Blood Alcohol Level, Fleeing/Eluding with Lights and Sirens Activated. Rogers posted $4,000 bond and was released.

Sunday deputies saw a vehicle traveling 59 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on Old Kings Rd. Deputies made a traffic stop due to the high speeds. During the stop, deputies identified a bag that looked like it contained Marijuana and a firearm on the passenger seat. The driver, Rakim-Shakur Khalil-Abdullah Brooks was found to have a Felony conviction on his record from Clay County. Brooks was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams, and Resisting an Officer Without Violence.

A Palm Coast Man is under arrest because he violated a domestic violence injunction. The man was identified as Alan Hogan, and was arrested and charged with Violation of Injunction – DV and Aggravated Stalking After Injunction. FCSO responded to a residence when they said their unoccupied vehicle in the driveway had been shot three times.  The DV Detective and Crime Scene Unit were called to the scene. During the investigation deputies discovered Hogan had been attempting to contact the protected party the day before the shooting.  Hogan is being held on a $60,000 bond and has a history of Assault -DV, Stalking, and Criminal Mischief in Flagler County going back to 2012.

Saturday, FCSO responded to the Flagler/St. John’s County line area at the request of the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office. SJSO had found a stolen vehicle from St. John’s County just over the line in Flagler County. While SJSO waited for Flagler Deputies to arrive, two individuals matching the description of the suspects arrived at the scene. One was a juvenile male, who was taken in to custody by the SJSO and was later transferred to FCSO custody.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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