Cops Corner

Man trespasses on FCSO corporal's property to fish in canal

Also in Cops: Uncle, nephews allegedly caused $6,000 in damages in 20 minutes at a construction site.

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Nov. 25

Fishing for trouble

1:13 p.m. — 15700 block of State Road 100 near Crescent Lake, Bunnell

Possession of drug paraphernalia. A Palatka man was arrested after he trespassed onto a Sheriff’s Office corporal’s property to fish.

The corporal owns a property near Crescent Lake that he monitors with security cameras. When the cameras notified him at around 11:40 a.m. that a person was on the property, the corporal called the Sheriff’s Office to trespass the individual, according to an arrest report.

Two deputies approached the suspect, who was fishing along the bank of a canal, and told him he was on private property. The suspect said he thought it was state land. He began packing up his belongings, but one deputy noticed that the man was fidgety and had dilated pupils.

The suspect consented to a search of himself and his tacklebox, and deputies found a used, capped needle, 0.5 grams of synthetic cathinones and a burned metal spoon. They arrested the man.

Nov. 26

Party time

1:21 a.m. — First block of Pony Express Drive, Palm Coast

Burglary, criminal mischief. An uncle and his two nephews caused $6,000 in property damage to a new construction home in 20 minutes, according to an arrest report.

Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to a duplex under construction when someone saw the men on the property. When the deputies asked the men why they were there, the oldest said they lived across the street, but their home was too loud to hang out at, the report said.

The three men were related: an uncle with his two nephews, one of them 18 and the other a minor. Deputies found holes and carvings in the walls and cabinets of one of the units, along with busted concrete bags. The walls and floors were covered in silly string and concrete powder, according to the report.

The other unit was undamaged, but there were several alcohol bottles inside.

The three men denied causing any damage but admitted to being on the property for around 20 minutes. Deputies arrested all three and took them to the county jail.



Sierra Williams

Sierra Williams is a staff writer for the Palm Coast Observer covering a variety of topics, including government and crime. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2021 with her bachelor's degree in print/digital journalism and a minor in political science. Sierra moved to Palm Coast in September 2022 and is a Florida native from Brevard County.

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