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Man, woman hauled away for allegedly stealing U-Haul truck

Also in Cops: Woman unsuccessfully tries to pass herself off as her sister to avoid jail

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Jan. 9

U-Haul’ed away

11 p.m. — 6100 block of State Road 100, Palm Coast

Grand theft. The Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen U-Haul truck that had been missing from the Miami area for a month.

Inside the vehicle were a man and a woman, who claimed the woman’s daughter-in-law had rented the truck for them, according to an arrest report. Two deputies placed the suspects in custody and, while searching the vehicle, found a baggie of 2.25 grams of synthetic cathinones in the woman’s purse and a $10 dollar bill with more cathinones on it, weighing 1.07 grams.

Both suspects were charged with grand theft and possession of cathinones and taken to the county jail.

Jan. 11

A sibling resemblance

9:41 a.m. — 500 block of Southwest Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

False name. A Palm Coast woman attempted to pass off as her sister in order to get out of trouble for driving with a suspended license.

A Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over a Chevrolet Malibu in a parking lot after the vehicle’s tags came up as registered to a woman with a suspended license, according to an arrest report. Before the deputy could finish introducing himself, the woman driving the car asked, “Is this about my sister’s registration?”

The woman then told the deputy that she is the sister of the car's owner and she was using the car to go to work at one of the businesses in the parking lot. After looking at the woman’s driver’s license, the deputy noted the woman looked like the one with a suspended license and not the sister.

After confirming with the woman’s work that this was the car owner and not the sister she was claiming to be, the woman admitted to being herself and was placed under arrest.



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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