Cops Corner

Bunnell man steals two 12-packs just days before sentencing in drug possession charge

Also in Cops: Man finds out his trespass warning from the pier has not expired.

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May 19

Quick turnaround

8:53 p.m. — 1100 block of County Road 305, Bunnell

Retail theft. A Bunnell man stole two 12-packs of alcoholic teas just two days before he was sentenced for a drug possession charge.

This was the man’s second time stealing the same drink from the same general store in two months, according to his arrest records. A police officer was called out to the general store after a man walked into the store’s receiving area and stole the two 12-packs, totaling $38.

Surveillance footage and a witness statement from the scene showed the man stealing the teas and riding off on his bicycle. Several days later — after the man had already been sentenced to 90 days in jail for the drug possession charge — police identified the suspect and came to his residence.

The suspect’s roommate told police the man was already in jail, as the roommate had driven the suspect to the jail to turn himself in. The officer then went to the jail to interview the suspect, where he admitted to stealing the teas.

May 24

No expiration date

6:56 p.m. — 200 block of South Ocean Shore Boulevard, Flagler Beach

Trespassing. A Flagler Beach man was arrested after he was caught drinking along the pier boardwalk, but not because of the open container of alcohol.

A police officer saw the man drinking a beer as he walked along the boardwalk and pulled over to tell him that was not allowed, according to the suspect’s arrest report. The suspect chugged the remains of the beer and threw the can away before continuing along his walk.

The officer, though, recognized the man and ran a background check — only to find out the suspect had been trespassed from the pier and boardwalk area last August. The officer caught up to him and asked him why he was near the pier when he was trespassed.

The suspect said the trespassed had expired because it “was over a year ago.” The officer told him it was, in fact, not expired and placed the suspect under arrest.


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