COPS CORNER: Man tries to hide drugs in woman's home

Also in Cops: Night out ends with a crashed gate

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Jan. 22

Man tries to hide drugs in woman's home

9:39 p.m., first block of Pelican Drive, Bunnell

Burglary, cocaine possession. The Bunnell Police Department and Flagler County Sheriff's Office responded to an active burglary. 

When the officers and deputies got there, the female homeowner told deputies that she came home to the suspect in her home, according to the arrest report. She told the officers that she'd known the suspect since high school, but that he was not living or allowed in the home.

When she confronted the suspect, he told her he was hiding narcotics in the home to get her in trouble with the police, the report said.

The deputies and officers were able to safely detain the suspect and clear the residence. The suspect told the officers that he and the woman were in a sexual relationship for the last several weeks, but that she was mad at him because he would not share his cocaine with her after she had used all of hers, the report said. 

Officers found cocaine in the man's pocket; in the home, they also found a "white powder" substance in a bag next to a screwdriver. The woman claimed neither item belonged to her, as did the suspect, the report said. The suspect was taken to the county jail.

Jan. 10

Night out ends with a crashed gate

11:32 p.m., 200 block of Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast

Property damage. A woman who went out to a bar ended her night as a witness to property damage when a man drove into a gate. 

The woman met the man — a stranger — at a bar in European Village, where he offered to give her a ride home since she had been drinking, the report said. 

The man drove her to Hammock Beach Resort and ran into the front gate there. Security confronted the two, who were both "highly intoxicated," but the man "got upset" and left the scene in his truck, leaving the woman behind, the report said. 

Flagler County Sheriff's Office was called, but when they arrived, security had left with the female witness to return her to European Village without telling anyone, the report said. FCSO deputies called security back and had them return with the woman to give a statement. 

Upon their return, the woman said she didn't know why the man brought her to Hammock Beach Resort because she does not live there. 

Deputies continued to search for the unknown man. The estimated damage to the gate? $20. 


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