Cops Corner: Calls and consequences

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June 20

Calls and consequences

5:45 p.m. — first block of Laughing Gull Lane

Misuse of 911. A Palm Coast man was arrested after calling 911 four times in four hours without an emergency.

After the fourth call, Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the man’s home to speak with him, according to the man’s arrest report.

The deputies asked the man what the emergency was, and the man, 58, said he did not have an emergency and asked why deputies had been by his home earlier.

The man’s first call at 1:30 p.m. alleged drugs were being sold at a nearby restaurant, the report said. 

The second, an hour later, was to ask why someone came to his home, where he was warned about calling 911 without an emergency. The third was a call and hang up, and the fourth was to ask, again, why someone came to his home.

The deputies placed the man under arrest for misuse of 911.

June 23

Orange is the new black

3:38 a.m. — first block of Foster Lane, Palm Coast 

Burglary. A 51-year-old Palm Coast man wearing orange was caught burglarizing vehicles at 3 a.m., according to an arrest report.

The suspect was allegedly caught on door camera footage testing car doors as he walked down the street,  and the residents called 911. Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to the call found the suspect a few streets over, walking along the street with a flashlight, the report said.

The man told deputies that he was visiting a friend in the neighborhood, but could not provide the address, the report said. After searching him, deputies found a variety of items in his pockets, including cash, two different packs of cigarettes, three lighters and marijuana.

The man has been charged with marijuana possession, giving a false name to law enforcement, prowling and three counts of attempted burglary.


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