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Palm Coast Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 8 years ago

COPS CORNER 7.21.2011

by: Brian McMillan Executive Editor

June 26
Deep pockets?
6 p.m. — 100 block of Flagler Plaza Drive. Larceny. A store employee stated that, via video, she observed a theft. The suspect was observed placing a clear bottle of liquid in her shorts and leaving without paying for the item. The deputy could not confirm the identity of the suspect, but further attempts will be made.

July 7
Follow that guardrail!
1:24 p.m. — State Road 100 East and Old Kings Road. Larceny. A deputy responded to a call from a supply yard. The victim stated that two suspicious pickup trucks were observed on the premises. One was seen with pieces of guardrails and an unknown number of 10-foot aluminum pipes. Several units searched for the truck but could not find it.

July 11
Model citizens
5:30 p.m. — 3300 block of Old Kings Road South. Burglary. A deputy responded to a report of a burglary of a commercial structure. The victim said there were soda cans strewn about the screened-in area of the property. The victim also found a piece of model train track and a broken light fixture on the property.

A train controller worth about $500 had been taken, as well as 20 model train switches worth $50 each, as well as box of model train engines worth a total of $1,000.

A member of a model trail club was brought to the property. He noticed that a coffee maker, two microwaves, an industrial mini fridge and a box fan had also been taken. No suspect information.

Carry a big stick
6:40 p.m. — First block of Radford Lane. Burglary residential. A witness heard a loud crash while he was on his back porch. He saw four males on bicycles leaving the area but could not provide a description.

Deputies investigated and noted that a window of a neighboring home had been broken by means of a large stick; tree bark was found around the window.

The home was vacant, and the owner was contacted. She said the home was foreclosed six years ago. A message was left for the city to board up the window.

Long walk home
9:40 p.m. — First block of Boulder Rock Drive. Larceny. A victim stated that his black bicycle had been stolen while the victim was at work. The bicycle, worth $300, was a cruiser with a 44-cubic-centimeter motor attached to the frame, the victim stated. No surveillance video was available, and there are no suspects.

July 12
I’m best friends with what’s-his-name
9:30 a.m. — First block of Farraday Lane. Animal bite. A victim advised that a rusty-colored pit bull rushed toward her and her dog and bit her. She said there were two men sitting on the front porch of the residence where the incident occurred, but no one attempted to call the dog back.

The pit bull bit the victim in the leg and bit her dog on the neck. Deputies questioned the two men, who said the dog didn’t belong to them; they were watching the pit bull for a friend, but they couldn’t remember the owner’s name.

Animal control was contacted and made aware of the situation.

11:30 a.m. — First block of Ziegfeld Place. Burglary residential. The victim stated that a weight lifting set worth $2,500 was stolen from his home. All the doors and windows in the residence were open or unlocked.

Looking for a man with greasy hands
5:30 p.m. — First block of Slogan Court. Burglary residential. The victim stated that when he returned home in the evening, his unlocked front window was open, and a 60-inch TV was stolen from his living room. A greasy pair of yellow bolt cutters was found and entered as evidence.

July 12
Holy manholes!
8 p.m. — First block of Palm Harbor Parkway. Larceny. The victim informed a deputy that a drain cover was noticed missing. A short while later, the victim noticed a second cover missing in the same area. Then another was noticed missing in the parking garage; that drain cover was cut into sections. A total of seven drain covers were discovered missing, at a value of $200 each. No suspects.

— Compiled by Brian McMillan

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