Thief steals Nintendo, pair of sneakers
6 p.m. — First block of Pine Hill Lane
Car break-in: A 52-year-old woman parked her Acura in her driveway the night of July 12. The next morning, her son noticed that the rear window was down, and his handheld Nintendo game system and pair of Jordan sneakers were gone. A GPS system was also stolen. The rear window doesn’t work and could be pushed up or pulled down from the outside, the woman told deputies. Deputies had no information on a possible suspect, and couldn’t get touch DNA because of the rain.
Boat thief can’t start boat, swims off with it
7:01 p.m. — First block of Palm Coast Resort Boulevard, Palm Coast
Larceny in progress: A 55-year-old marina resident was at the local marina when he saw an unfamiliar man grab a fellow marina resident’s dinghy and try to start its motor. That didn’t work, and the thief began paddling it. Then the thief jumped into the water and pulled the boat along behind him from its bowline. The witness ran into the store and told the dinghy’s owner that someone was stealing his tender. Another boater also saw the theft and followed the thief as he swam off with the dinghy: the thief had turned north on the Intracoastal and left the boat on the shore around the corner, then fled on foot, he said. The boater tugged the dinghy back to the marina. The starter cord was broken: The thief had tried to start it by yanking it, and had instead snapped it. Deputies investigating the case couldn’t find the thief.
Lighting the way?
9:01 p.m. — First block of Butterfield Drive
Petit larceny: Someone stole eight yard lights, each worth about $4, from a 61-year-old Palm Coast woman’s yard the night of July 13 or early morning July 14, the woman told deputies. She noticed the lights were missing at about 8 p.m. July 14, and told a deputy that she’d heard a loud noise at about 2 a.m. that morning. Someone had also moved a yard statue. Deputies had no leads.
Burglar breaks door frame, steals jewelry and booze
8:17 p.m. — First block of Cedar Hollow Court
Burglary: A young woman and her grandmother were watching the young woman’s parents’ house while they were out of town, when the pair left for one night and then returned to find the front door frame broken and the master bedroom ransacked. A burglar had pried open a safe and left a firebox and jewelry box on the bed, and stolen jewelry and bottles of wine and liquor. The thief also opened a drawer used for prescription medication. A neighbor told a deputy that she didn’t see or hear anything overnight. Deputies had no suspects.