COPS CORNER: Thief steals electrical wires

Also in Cops Corner: Something to lose sleep over

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July 28

Thief steals electrical wires

4:53 p.m. 100 block of Wellwood Lane, Palm Coast

Burglary. A construction supervisor left a residential construction work site at about 5 p.m. and locked the unfinished homes.

But when workers arrived two days later, an electrician found that the wires leading from the duplex homes' interiors to their AC units were suddenly too short, and the wiring couldn't be completed.

Inside the homes, someone had bashed hammer holes into the walls and carved indecipherable lettering into the drywall.

Wires for interior electrical outlets had also been cut short throughout the homes.

Damage was believed to exceed $1,000 in value. It wasn't clear how the person or persons who did the damage had entered the structures.


A pointed problem

7:38 p.m. 200 block of Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

Narcotics, resisting an officer. Deputies responded to a tip about two men exchanging money in front of a drug store. The tipster warned 911 dispatchers that one of the men had a large knife affixed to a green bicycle.

A deputy found the man with the green bicycle. The knife was attached to the handlebars.

The man acted nervous and started packing up his belongings when he saw the deputy. When the deputy approached, the man said he was in a hurry, then reached toward the knife before the deputy stopped him and told him to put his hands behind his back. 

The man didn't cooperate, and kept reaching for his pockets — where the deputy found another knife, plus a piece of tin foil coated with a burnt powder.

The man told the deputy it was "fake heroin." It tested positive for fentanyl.

The deputy arrested the man.


July 31

A situation to lose sleep over

4:35 a.m. First block of Old Kings Road, Palm Coast

Narcotics. A deputy saw a small blue car speeding south at about 50 mph in a 35-mph zone on Old Kings Road. The car abruptly slowed as it passed the deputy, who conducted a traffic stop. 

 As the deputy approached the car, the deputy noticed a passenger in the front seat peering back toward the deputy's patrol vehicle.

"Seconds later, upon contact, the passenger suddenly appeared to be sleeping," the deputy wrote in an incident report.

The car smelled of marijuana. The deputy asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the car, aside from marijuana. 

"There is nothing in there besides weed," the driver said.

The deputy searched the car and found 336 grams of marijuana, plus containers of THC oil and prescription pills. 

Deputies arrested both men.


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