In garage of home under construction, Flagler man catches burglar
Deputies arrested Jason Pack and recovered items he had stolen from a construction site, as well as methamphetamine.
| 5:20 p.m. September 27, 2021
Palm Coast Observer
On Monday, Sept. 20, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a suspicious person and vehicle and arrested the suspect, Jason Pack, for construction theft, burglary and illegal narcotics.
The victim reported that he was driving into his gated community when he noticed that a suspicious truck trailed behind him to get through the gate. The victim then discovered the same suspect in the garage of the victim's new home, which is under construction. Pack stated he worked for the window and door company and was checking on them. When the victim asked Pack what company he was with, he provided the wrong answer to the victim.
Deputies arrived and saw, inside the truck Pack was driving, a saw, hammer, tape measure, plywood and two boxes of the same kind of tile being used in the construction of the victim's home. While conducting the investigation, deputies determined that Pack had also burglarized a second home that was under construction.
During a search of Pack’s vehicle, deputies located 2.82 grams of methamphetamine.
In 2020, there were 17 construction-related thefts in Flagler County. So far in 2021, there have been 20 construction-related thefts.
FCSO reminds construction workers to always secure their tools when they leave a job site. Guardianship policing helped quickly solve this case and apprehend the suspect and is a good reminder to everyone to always be observant and report suspicious people and vehicles to the Sheriff’s Office by calling 386-313-4911 for a deputy sheriff to respond and investigate.
“Great job by our observant citizen and our responding deputies," Sheriff Rick Staly said.
Pack is being held on $6,000 bond at the county jail.