Cops Corner: Father-son duo charged with trespassing, grand theft

Also in Cops: Woman darts across road twice to evade deputy while waving at him.

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  • | 2:30 p.m. November 13, 2023
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Nov. 12

Dynamic Duo

10:28 p.m. — First block of Tree House Place, Palm Coast

Trespassing, Grand theft. A father and son were arrested after “dumpster diving” on construction properties. 

A resident on Tree House Place called deputies out to the street when she saw a pickup truck pull up in front of one new-home construction site and then drive down to another site on the same street, according to an arrest report.

When the deputy showed up and questioned the two adult men, the men said they were dumpster diving. In the bed of the suspects’ truck was a box of unused drywall joint compound, wood boards — some with nails stuck in them — and several lengths of wire. 

The compound retails for $16.49, the report said. The father admitted to entering the construction build, but said they found the compound box next to the dumpster. 

Both father and son were arrested and charged with trespassing and grand theft.

Nov. 11


3 p.m. — 1200 block of Belle Terre Parkway

Resist officer without violence. A larceny suspect dodged through traffic and backyards to evade a Sheriff’s Office deputy. 

The deputy was driving on Belle Terre Parkway when he spotted a woman who matched the description of a larceny suspect, according to an arrest report. When the deputy stopped his patrol car to talk to the woman, she darted across both lanes of traffic, ignoring his calls to stop.

The deputy drove the patrol car across Belle Terre and stopped to talk to the woman when she again ran across the road before dodging into a residence’s backyard.

The deputy chased her through several yards before losing sight of her. Another deputy found the suspect and arrested her after she emerged from the woods on Empire Lane, the report said.

When asked why she ran, she told him she thought he was calling to someone else.


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