Flagler Sheriff’s Weekend Activities Lead to 10 Arrests

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Over the weekend of May 19th – May 22, 2023, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office made 10 arrests, handled 907 calls and made 154 traffic stops.  Below you will find the highlights of the Sheriff’s activities in the community.

“It was a relatively calm weekend in Flagler County,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Unfortunately, a Palm Coast man fell victim to a distraction-style theft. Deputies are also continuing to search for information on subjects who caused significant damage to the Pine Lakes Golf Course last week.”

Sunday afternoon, a Palm Coast man was unfortunately the victim of a distraction theft. He reported that a gold chain was stolen from off his neck by an unknown man and woman in the Amigos Supermarket Parking lot on Kings Way, who had given him “gifts” that included a pair of AirPods. The victim engaged in a hug with the unknowns, and it is believed that this is when the necklace was stolen. The necklace waas roughly valued at $3,000. The victim was not able to provide much in the way of a description of the man and woman or their vehicle. The FCSO Real Time Crime Center was able to determine a potential suspect however. Follow up is currently being done on the matter.

“Never engage with anyone who you don’t know in public,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “If something seems too good to be true, like strangers giving you a pair of AirPods, then it probably is. I also commend our RTCC as now we have a lead that otherwise we would not have anything to go on.”

Additionally the FCSO is currently investigating the vandalization of Hole 3 on Pine Lakes Golf Club. The Golf Club was the victim of vandalism on May 18th between 7pm and 6:30am on May 19th. The damage  to the green was estimated to be roughly $1,000, from a vehicle driving on the course. The FCSO is asking for tips or information related to this case. You can reach the FCSO at 386-313-4911 or email them at TIPS@flaglersheriff.com, or you can call CrimeStoppers.

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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