Below is a summary of the 7 arrests the FCSO made over the three day weekend. They responded to 920 calls, made 243 traffic stops and 7 arrests. The highlights as provided by the FCSO office are below:
FCSO responded to a local restaurant about a transient man who would not vacate the establishment. The man was identified as Taylor Bentle, was aggresive with deputies and would not leave the restaurant. He was physically removed from the property and placed under arrest for Trespassing – Structure or Conveyance, Resisting an Officer Without Violence and Defrauding a Food Operator. Bentle is currently being held on a $1,500 bond.
FCSO was able to locate two vehicles that were reported stolen in Volusia County. These were located in the P- Section of Palm Coast. Saturday at around 2am deputies were called to respond to suspicious vehicular behavior on Prospect LN. The vehicles were speeding through the neighborhood, and stopping in front of random houses. Deputies attempted to block the area, and find the suspect but they fled and turned the lights on the vehicle off, and deputies were unable to locate them. Later that morning around 9am, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in a residents driveway, on Profile Place. The vehicle was found to have an ignition that had been tampered with and was determined to be stolen. The vehicles were towed to FCSO impound lot for further investigation.
Saturday night FCSO responded to a suspicious vehicle that was possibly tied to gasoline theft in a neighboring county. Deputies conducted a traffic stop, and made contact with the two occupants of the vehicle. Inside the box truck deputies found numerous illegal gas cans, hoses, PVC pipes, wires, and an electronic fuel meter. The truck had been alterations made to allow it to syphon gas directly from the main underground gas storage tanks at the gas stations. FCSO is currently working an investigation into whether this is the truck and suspect in the previous gas thefts.