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March 18

Water you missing?

2:45 p.m. — 9800 block of Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland
Car Burglary: A 53-year-old Palm Coast woman parked her car in front of a beach walkway at about 3:20 p.m., then returned half an hour later to find the car’s front passenger window shattered. The thief stole two bags of clothes from the back seat, a camera, a cell phone and a purse that contained jewelry. Altogether, the stolen goods were worth about $12,000. The woman reported the theft to deputies and completed a written statement and an inventory sheet. A deputy checked the car for fingerprints, but didn’t find any. The car next to the 53-year-old’s was also burgled.

Shellfish motive

3:23 p.m. — 9805 block of Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland
Car Burglary: A 33-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman, both Palm Coast residents, told deputies someone broke into the 33-year-old’s Toyota Camry while the two spent about 45 minutes at the beach. They had parked next to a 53-year-old woman whose car was burgled of $12,000 worth of goods. The thief broke into the Camry by smashing the driver’s-side window. The 33-year-old told deputies that her purse, containing credit cards and $812 cash, was stolen. The 34-year-old’s purse had been emptied onto the floor of the car and then stolen, along with $52 cash, her mother’s laptop, credit and bank cards, and a pair of new truck keys she said would cost about $400 to replace. A deputy walked up and down Oceanshore Boulevard searching for items from either of the two car burglaries, but found nothing. Other deputies canvassed the area checking for other car burglaries, but did not find any.

March 20

Loudmouthed burglar

10 p.m. — First block of Town Court
Attempted Burglary: A man drove his pickup truck into a church parking lot and noticed a strange man yanking on the door handle of the pickup truck driver’s semi truck, which was also in the lot. The strange man, a 25-year-old, then approached the pickup truck and “began to yell at (the driver) to get out of the truck in Jesus’s name,” according to a Sheriff’s Office report. A witness who worked at a nearby senior living home told a deputy the strange man also entered that facility, where he “began making statements about Israel and walked around the dining room.” The employee didn’t recognize him. The man pushed the facility’s front doors off their track as he walked out of the building, then went into the parking lot and sat down in a resident’s unlocked car, she said. Deputies found the man on Hospital Drive after a deputy noticed him peering into a Ford Fusion and a Honda Accord. The arrested him on a charge of attempted burglary and a charge of loitering.

Cars aren’t gym lockers

7:27 p.m. — First block of Commerce Blvd.
Car Burglary: A gym employee told his manager that he saw a white minivan driving suspiciously through the parking lot, and that the driver was looking into a car window.
The manager ran outside yelling, and the van took off over the grass toward U.S.1.
The manager and the employee checked the parking lot, and found that one of the gym member’s cars had been broken into, its rear passenger window shattered.
A deputy spoke to the victim, a 55-year-old Palm Coast woman.
She said she’d arrived at about 6:30 p.m., and had left her purse in her car behind he driver’s seat. The purse, containing credit cards and about $30 cash, was stolen, along with a gold and red-an-black pearl necklace worth about $120.

March 22

Another car burglary at a gym

12:03 p.m. — First block of Old Kings Road
Car Burglary: A Palm Coast couple went into a gym at about 10:45 a.m. and left their black Nissan Altima in the parking lot, with the woman’s purse inside.
When they came out at about 11:30 p.m., a thief had shattered the front passenger window and stolen the purse.
Gym employees told a deputy that the gym’s cameras didn’t cover the parking lot.



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