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Flagler County Deputies Rescue 1-Year-Old Child from Locked Vehicle

Flagler County Deputies Rescue 1-Year-Old Child from Locked Vehicle

On the afternoon of Monday, May 20, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies rescued a 1-year-old child that was locked inside a vehicle with the engine off and all windows closed.   At approximately 5:05 p.m., the FCSO Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a woman reporting that her daughter had accidentally been locked inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Palm Coast. FCSO deputies and a Palm Coast Fire Department (PCFD) engine were dispatched to the scene.   Deputy First Class Finn and Deputy Harrison were the first to arrive on the scene. Upon arrival,…
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FCSO SWAT Snipers Finish in Top 10 at National Sniper Competition for Third Straight Year

FCSO SWAT Snipers Finish in Top 10 at National Sniper Competition for Third Straight Year

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) SWAT sniper team placed ninth out of 45 teams at the annual Snipercraft Challenge. This is the third year in a row that FCSO’s SWAT snipers have placed in the top 10. The annual competition tests sniper teams’ judgement, teamwork, tactics, and shooting under induced stress. This year, competitors included snipers from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country, as well as entrants from law enforcement agencies in Brazil and Canada. The competition is held during SniperWeek, which is recognized as the largest and longest-running police sniper training event in the…
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13-Year-Old Arrested Following Friday-Morning Bomb Threat Made to Buddy Taylor Middle School

13-Year-Old Arrested Following Friday-Morning Bomb Threat Made to Buddy Taylor Middle School

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has made an arrest following an investigation into a bomb threat made towards Buddy Taylor Middle School (BTMS) on Friday, May 17. At approximately 10:47 a.m., a front desk attendant at BTMS received a phone call from a male stating that, “the school will be blown up at 11.” A school lockdown was initiated at 10:48 a.m. and 19 FCSO deputies responded. Following a sweep of the building, including the use of FCSO’s Explosives Detection K-9, the school was cleared to resume normal activities at 11:42 a.m. Through investigative means and working with the…
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‘See Something, Say Something’ Leads to Two-Month Long Undercover Investigation and Arrest of Convicted Felon on Multiple Drug Charges

‘See Something, Say Something’ Leads to Two-Month Long Undercover Investigation and Arrest of Convicted Felon on Multiple Drug Charges

This morning, May 17, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), along with the Problem Area Crime Enforcement (PACE) team and the SWAT team, served a search warrant at 24-A Pine Hurst Lane in Palm Coast. This search warrant was the culmination of a more than two-month-long investigation into Rondal Gibson, 35, resulting from complaints of possible drug dealing at his residence. During the search, detectives located and seized the following items: 634.79 grams of cannabis 40 THC vapor cartridges 6 MDMA tablets A quantity of cocaine A quantity of drug paraphernalia $2,951 in U.S. currency seized Gibson…
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The Weekend Round Up: Flagler County Sheriff

The Weekend Round Up: Flagler County Sheriff

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies made 25 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024. They handled 601 calls for service and made 141 traffic stops. Neighborhood Vehicle Burglar Arrested, Provides False Name to Deputies Early Saturday morning just after 1:25 a.m., deputies responded to an attempted burglary on Brittany Lane in Palm Coast after a resident was awoken to a motion alert on his security camera. In the surveillance video, he saw an unknown male trying to gain access to a vehicle in his driveway. The suspect appeared…
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Palm Coast Man Arrested for Residential Bomb Explosion

Palm Coast Man Arrested for Residential Bomb Explosion

 Last night on May 9 at approximately 10 p.m., the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Palm Coast man at his residence on Bronson Lane. He is accused of creating a pipe bomb that exploded outside a home on Poppy Lane in January 2022. Following a two-year joint investigation between FCSO’s Homeland Security section, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, Jason Burns, 49 was arrested on felony charges of Arson in the 1st Degree and Making/Placing/Possessing Destructive Device with Property Damage. In…
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FCSO Presents Great Kid Awards

FCSO Presents Great Kid Awards

Three exceptional students who attend Flagler Schools received Sheriff Rick Staly’s “Great Kid Award.” Commander Jennifer Nawrocki of the Youth Services Section presented the first award at Wadsworth Elementary School on Thursday, May 2. Chief of Investigative Services Division, David Williams presented awards at Buddy Taylor Middle School and Matanzas High School on Monday, May 8. The “Great Kid” Award is presented every month during the school year to students who respect their peers, help others, work hard in academics, and represent themselves and their school well. The recipients are nominated by FCSO’s School Resource Deputies and school employees. “What an…
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Flagler Beach Shooting Investigation (Update) – South Flagler Avenue

Flagler Beach Shooting Investigation (Update) – South Flagler Avenue

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, at approximately 6:38 p.m. Officers from the Flagler Beach Police Department along with Deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting incident that occurred just blocks away from the Flagler Beach Police Department. One (1) male victim, eighteen (18) years of age, was transported, via ambulance, to a local hospital. The victim’s injuries at this time do not appear to be life threatening. His name is not being released at this time. “I’d like to thank Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly for the timely response last night by the men and women…
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Woman Breaks into Ex-Husband’s Home to Stab Him in His Sleep, Arrested on Multiple Charges

Woman Breaks into Ex-Husband’s Home to Stab Him in His Sleep, Arrested on Multiple Charges

An Ormond Beach woman now faces multiple charges after she broke into her ex-husband’s home in Bunnell in the early morning hours of Friday, April 26. Just after 2:40 a.m. the suspect, Melinda Gould, 40, a resident of Ormond Beach called 9-1-1 to request a wellness check on her ex-husband’s home in Bunnell. She told the 9-1-1 operator she had just woken up from a nightmare in which she heard gunshots at his residence where her children were staying. When Deputy Anderson arrived at the residence, all the lights were off, and he observed no criminal activity or suspicious behavior.…
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Flagler County Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup April 27-28

Flagler County Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup April 27-28

Proactive Patrols Leads to two Narcotics Sellers Arrests and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, 19-Year-Old Arrested for Written Threats PALM COAST, FL – Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies made 23 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024. They handled 661 calls for service and made 83 traffic stops. “This weekend deputies got a jump start on another busy weekend in Flagler County, first with a School Resource Deputy handling written threats to one of the students, and then with another deputy conducting proactive patrols outside a…
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