Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:31:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Doughnuts with Doughney! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/doughnuts-with-doughney/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:31:28 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1024 Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host “Doughnuts with Doughney”

The Flagler Beach Police Department and our local 7-ELEVEN store have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Flagler Beach 7-ELEVEN convenience store is located at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard.

“Doughnuts with Doughney” is similar to “Coffee with a Cop” in that it provides the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Captain Doughney about issues and/or concerns in Flagler Beach.  The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to both the 7-ELEVEN and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

According to the Police Captain “topics of discussion can range from summer safety tips to quality of life concerns that residents have in their neighborhoods”. “Our local 7-11 owner, Mr. Eric Cooley, has graciously provided a meeting place where citizens can feel comfortable and interact with their Law Enforcement Officers and that’s what community policing is all about.”

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2024.

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Beach Cleanup! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/beach-cleanup-2/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1020 Join us for a Beach Cleanup!

Help clean up Flagler Beach!

Leave your footprints in the sand, not your litter!

 

A community partnership with Flagler Beach All Stars, Students Working Against Tobacco and the Tobacco Free Flagler Partnership!

 

When:      Saturday, September 17th

Where:     Flagler Beach Pier

Time:        9:00 AM

 

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Active Phone Scams http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/active-phone-scams/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:02:27 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1012  “Active Phone Scams”

The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this awareness announcement in an effort to alert citizens in our community that there are two (2) active telephone “scams” currently operating in our area.

Telephone scams target trusting individuals and those that perpetrate this crime have only one (1) motive; to take your hard earned money’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. I sincerely hope that this announcement helps prevent someone, anyone, from becoming a victim (of these types of scams)”.

 

o  The first scam involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an employee of Florida Power & Light (FP&L). The caller will advise that a recent power bill is overdue/has not been paid and that the power will be shut off immediately if payment is not received. The caller will advise that the account must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.

 

o  The second scam involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an Investigator from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller states that based on an IRS investigation there’s a large tax lean associated with possible criminal charges and that the owed money to the IRS must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.

 

The callers in these types of cases are very persuasive. They’re manipulative and they prey on people for a living.’ Doughney continued.  ‘Please help us put them out of business by being alert and skeptical; which will in turn allow you to keep your money”.

Citizens in our community should stay vigilant and maintain a healthy skepticism should they receive telephone calls of this nature.  If you do receive a call of this nature please don’t give out any personal information (date of birth, social security number, etc.) and please don’t purchase any pre-loaded credit or debit cards. When in doubt, be cautious, hang up, and contact local Law Enforcement for assistance.

For more information, please contact Captain Doughney at 386-517-2023. Additional information on IRS and FP&L scams can be found on the Flagler Beach Police Website Department’s website: http://www.fbpd.org/frequent-scams/

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18th Annual Kicks For Guns http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/18th-annual-kicks-for-guns/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:55:09 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=1004 No Questions Asked…18th Annual Kicks for Guns

 

Now in its 18th year, Real Radio 104.1’s Kicks for Guns takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, and has grown to 15 locations all around Central Florida. The gun buyback program grants amnesty to citizens who want to get rid of guns without any questions asked. Those who participate in the program by turning over a gun will receive a $75 gift card to Target. Gift certificates will be limited to the first 100 guns surrendered.

“The fact that Kicks for Guns has removed nearly 10,000 unwanted guns from the streets of Central Florida is an amazing testament to the listeners of Real Radio and their desire to make our community safer,” Real Radio 104.1’s Program Director Jack Bradshaw said.

 

The Flagler County event will be held at the Flagler County Association of Realtors (FCAR) building, 4101 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All firearms should be unloaded and safely secured in your vehicle. If you do not know how to unload your gun, please tell a deputy/officer immediately when you enter the event location. As a safety precaution, trained FCSO deputies and officers from Bunnell and Flagler Beach will retrieve guns from vehicles for all gun owners. Please follow the event directional signs upon arrival at the FCAR building.

“This is a collaborative effort between the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bunnell and Flagler Beach police departments to make Flagler County a safer place by taking guns off the street,” Flagler County Sheriff James L. Manfre said. Funds for the event have been drawn from the FCSO’s forfeiture account, funding obtained from people who commit criminal acts.

Following the event, all surrendered guns will be destroyed. Guns determined to be stolen will be returned to their owners.

 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

1.    What kinds of guns are accepted?

Any and all guns are welcome. Pistols, shotguns, bb guns, semi-automatics, rifles, etc.

 

2.    If I have a bb gun, will I still get a gift card?

No, cards will only be given for actual guns.

 

3.    Will I get a gift card for every gun turned in?

No.  Although we will take all of your unwanted guns, we will only provide a gift card for up to five guns.

 

4.    Is Kicks For Guns a dumping ground for local pawn shops to unload their unwanted guns?

No, you will be turned away if you’re found doing so.

 

5.    How do I transport my gun to Kicks for Guns?

People walking or driving to the event are encouraged to place their UNLOADED guns in a sealed bag or box clearly marked “Kicks for Guns.” If you do not know how to unload your gun, please tell the deputy/officer when you arrive. If you are stopped by a police officer, tell them immediately that you have a gun in the car and are headed to the event. Follow the officer’s instructions.

 

6.     May I enter the event carrying a gun?

No one may enter the event carrying a gun. Guns will be recovered by law enforcement officers at the event. Please follow the event instructions when you arrive.

 

7.     What happens if someone offers to buy my gun on the way to Kicks for Guns?

Law enforcement discourages the sales of guns outside the Kicks for Guns venue.

 

8.     What if I don’t have a gun and want to go to Kicks for Guns?

Only people turning in guns and those accompanying them may enter the event. All others are required to remain outside the event area.

 

9.     What if I cannot make it to Kicks for Guns and have a gun I want to get rid of?

Call (386) 313-4911 during the event and a law enforcement officer will come to your home and pick up your gun. Please call to make arrangements.

 

10.   Can I drop off unwanted ammunition at the Flagler County Kicks for Guns event?

Yes, you can drop off your ammunition; however, you won’t receive a gift card.

 

If anyone has questions about the Flagler County event, they can contact Laura Williams at (386)586-4802, or lwilliams@flaglersheriff.com. Click here to learn more about Kicks for Guns:http://realradio.iheart.com/features/kicks-for-guns-1142/

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FRAUD ALERT! http://www.fbpd.org/2016/08/fraud-alert/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:36:06 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=998 FRAUD ALERT

 

Scammers have been calling residents/businesses claiming to represent Florida Power & Light (FPL) and stating that the individual/business has an outstanding balance.  Scammers then have the individual purchase a prepaid credit card and have them provide the numbers on the credit card to settle the balance.  If ANYONE contacts you and requests a prepaid card, it will be a scam.  Please be vigilant and spread the word.

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Beach & Water Safety http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/beach-water-safety/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:36:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=990  “ Beach & Water Safety”

Summer officially started on June 21st and our scenic beaches are a very popular destination for residents and visitors. The following beach and water safety tips are being proactively disseminated in an effort to increase safety of those that enjoy the beach and waterways in Flagler Beach.

Learn To Swim: Learning to swim is the best defense against drowning. Teach children to swim at an early age.

Swim Near a Lifeguard: The United States Lifeguard Association statistics over a ten (10) year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five (5) times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards.

Swim with a Friend: Many drownings involve those that swim by themselves. When you swim with a friend, if one (1) of you has a problem, the other may be able to help or signal for help.

Check with the Lifeguards:  Lifeguards work continually to identify hazards.  They can advise you on the safest place to swim, as well as places to avoid. Talk to them when you first arrive at the beach and ask them for their advice.

Use Sunscreen and Drink Water:  Choose “broad spectrum” sunscreen rated from 15 to 50 SPF, or clothing that covers your skin. Reapply sunscreen regularly throughout the day and drink lots of water.  Avoid alcohol, which contributes to dehydration.

Keep the Beach and Water Clean:  Please utilize trash containers and remember to leave footprints in the sand, not your trash.

Obey Posted Signs and Flags: In Flagler Beach our Lifeguards utilize the following flags;

Green Flag:  Low hazard

Yellow Flag:  Medium hazard

Red Flag:  Dangerous hazard

Purple Flag:  Dangerous marine life, to include jellyfish

Learn Rip Current Safety: If you’re caught in a rip current, stay calm and don’t fight it by trying to swim directly to shore.  Instead, swim parallel to shore until you feel the current relax; then swim to shore.  Most rip currents are narrow and a short swim parallel to shore will bring you to safety. A video presentation on rip currents entitled “Break the Grip of the Rip!” can be viewed at the following website: http://ripcurrents.noaa.gov/index.shtml

If you have any questions regarding Beach and Water Safety in Flagler Beach, please contact Tom Gillin or Captain Doughney. The following websites can also provide additional information on beach & water safety, as well as rip currents;

www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov http://www.usla.org/?page=RIPCURRENTS

ripcurrents

Special Note: High Tide for July 4th this year is 8:50 p.m. and the Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m. Please plan ahead and be prepared for the incoming tide.

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ABT Assistance for the 4th http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/abt-assistance-for-the-4th/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:03:09 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=985  “ State Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco –  July 4th Assistance”

 

The Flagler Beach Police Department has requested the assistance of Law Enforcement Officers from our State’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) for this year’s July 4th festivities. A contingent of Agents from the Jacksonville Field Office will be on hand to address underage alcohol and tobacco violations.

 

“This announcement is being sent in advance in an effort to prevent underage drinking during this year’s event,” announced Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “If you’re under twenty-one (21) years of age and your plan on July 4th is to come to Flagler Beach and drink alcohol, then you need to come up with Plan B,” Doughney warns. “We want all who come to our beach to enjoy the surf, sand and fireworks and to return home safely. If you are underage and your intent is to drink alcohol and draw attention to yourself, then Law Enforcement Officers will be here to address your behavior.”

 

This request for assistance is due to the unusually high volume of spectators at the beach on Independence Day.  ABT’s Agents have years of experience handling underage drinking violations. Their expertise and participation on the Fourth is greatly appreciated.

 

“The goal is to make this a family event that everyone can enjoy. Underage drinking can lead to a myriad of problems. Having State Agents assist with patrolling the beach and boardwalk can help prevent these problems from occurring,” Doughney asserted. “The Agents are part of our safety plan for this year’s festivities, and we’re excited to have them included in our team for 2016.”

 

For more information regarding this release, contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2023.

 

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Fireworks Prohibited http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/fireworks-prohibited/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:56:59 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=982 Fireworks Prohibited

 

The following information is respectfully provided in advance of the July 4th festivities in an effort to increase public awareness, ensure compliance with our City Ordinance prohibiting fireworks, and prevent a fireworks related tragedy from occurring during this year’s holiday celebration.

 

Under Flagler Beach City Ordinance 9-17 (b) (1) it is considered unlawful for any person to possess, store, use or explode any fireworks in our City Limits.

 

The City of Flagler Beach utilizes the State of Florida’s definition of “Fireworks”, under Florida State Statute 791.01 (4) (a), which reads as follows; “ Fireworks” means and includes  any combustible or explosive composition or substance or combination of substances or, except as hereinafter provided,any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion,deflagration, or detonation. The term includes blank cartridges and toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel them, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, dago bombs, and any fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.

 

Fireworks present two (2) serious safety concerns for Law Enforcement and Fire Service personnel:

1) Personal Injury, and 2) Fire. If the City Ordinance is obeyed, these two (2) concerns go away, freeing up officials to focus on other important duties.

 

According to Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney, fireworks have the potential for “serious personal injury to users and/or observers should an explosive device detonate, misfire or unexpectedly explode.”  It’s common to think “it won’t happen to me,” but two (2) players from the National Football league (NFL) sustained substantial injuries in separate fireworks incidents last year. Statistics from a 2014 study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate:

 

230 people on average go to the Emergency Room everyday with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

9 people died due to 8 fireworks-related incidents. In at least 2 incidents, the victims were not the users.

 

The second safety concern is a spark combined with our hot and dry weather. Fireworks can easily start a brush or house fire.  “When you add fireworks to dry and windy conditions, the results can be devastating” said Captain Bobby Pace of the Flagler Beach Fire Department.

 

For additional information, please contact Police Captain Doughney at 386-517-2022 or Fire Captain Pace at 386-517-2010.

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Floating Sky Lanterns & Aerial Drones http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/floating-sky-lanterns-aerial-drones/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:53:07 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=979  “ Floating Sky Lanterns & Aerial Drones – July 4th Festivities”

 

The Flagler Beach Police Department is requesting that aerial drones and floating sky lanterns stay grounded during this year’s Fourth of July festivities.

 

“One of the most efficient methods used by Law Enforcement to address the egress of traffic associated with large events like the Fourth of July, is a helicopter serving as our ‘eye in the sky,’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “The helicopter allows us to identify traffic problems in real time and create solutions that are not easily recognizable at ground level.”

 

The increased use of aerial drones by the public over the past few years, along with the release of numerous floating sky lanterns after last year’s fireworks presentation, has prompted this request.

 

In cases requiring an emergency response by Fire Flight, the helicopter may be required to land in a public area or near the beach. Flying drones in or near an emergency helicopter pose a risk to the pilot as well as the general public and under FAA guidelines, unless you have a permit, they’re unlawful in Flagler Beach due to our close proximity to Flagler County Airport.

 

“While the floating sky lanterns may look beautiful, they create a serious conflict with airspace,”Doughney continued. “The last thing we need is a pilot dodging flaming lanterns!”

 

This request is being made in a proactive effort to reduce any conflicts in airspace.  We want this year’s event and subsequent traffic egress to be as safe as possible. Your compliance with this request is greatly appreciated.

 

For more information, contact Captain Doughney at 386-517-2022.

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Floating Sky Lanterns

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2016 Fabulous Fourth- Traffic Plan http://www.fbpd.org/2016/06/968/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:10:54 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=968  “ 2016 Fabulous Fourth – Traffic Plan”

This year’s Fabulous Fourth Festivities in the City of Flagler Beach are scheduled to occur on Monday, July 4th. The following information is being provided in advance of the event to assist residents and visitors with the traffic patterns, roadway closures and parking areas that will be utilized on July 4, 2016. Patience and a spirit of cooperation during the summer holiday events is strongly encouraged to visitors and residents and our goal is to make this year’s events the safest possible.

 

July 4th –  Fireworks Traffic Plan

The Flagler Beach Police Department highly recommends that visitors attending this year’s event park in relation to where they want to travel after the fireworks have concluded. This will allow for a more efficient egress back home.

 

North: Visitors that are coming from Beverly Beach, northern Palm Coast and areas north of the Flagler Beach that want to return home after the fireworks are encouraged to park north of SR100.

 

South:  Visitors from Ormond Beach, Ormond by the Sea and areas south of Flagler Beach and want to return home after the firework s are encouraged to park south of SR100.

 

West:  Traffic on SRA1A at SR100 will be restricted after the fireworks and Law Enforcement personnel will be assigned to the intersection.  The traffic signal at SRA1A and SR100 after the conclusion of the fireworks will be controlled manually to accommodate traffic efficiency.    The following traffic patterns will be in effect after the fireworks conclude;

o Traffic northbound on SRA1A at SR100 will have the following options; traffic that wants to continue northbound on SRA1A will continue in the designated travel lane. Traffic that wants to turn west on SR100 will be allowed to do so via the left turn lane.

o Traffic southbound on SRA1A at SR100 will be forced west on SR100 and will continue west over the SR100 Bridge.

traffic pattern

 

 

East:  Eastbound traffic on SR100 will experience minor delays after the fireworks, in order to accommodate the event traffic.  Visitors and residents should expect delays between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

 

Flagler Avenue:  After the conclusion of the fireworks, traffic on North and South Flagler Avenue will be as follows;

o North Flagler Avenue will be two (2) way traffic north of North 2nd Street. Southbound traffic on North Flagler Avenue approaching SR100 will be directed west over the SR100 Bridge.

o South Flagler Avenue will be two (2) lanes northbound to SR100.  Upon arrival at SR100 traffic northbound on South Flagler Avenue will turn west on SR100 and will travel across the SR100 bridge.  Law Enforcement Officers will be posted at this intersection to assist/direct vehicular traffic.

 

Wadsworth Park:  Parking will be available for the event at Wadsworth Park.  Traffic departing the park after the fireworks will be directed west onto SR100.

 

John Anderson Highway:  Visitors leaving the event westbound on SR100 will not be restricted from turning left onto John Anderson Highway.

 

Roberts Road: Visitors leaving the event westbound on SR100 will not be restricted for turning right onto Roberts Road.

 

Colbert Lane:  Visitors leaving the event westbound on SR100 will not be restricted for turning right onto Roberts Road.

 

Old Kings Road: Visitors leaving the event westbound on SR100 will not be restricted for turning left or right onto Old Kings Road.

 

I-95: Visitors leaving the event westbound on SR100 will not be restricted from accessing I-95 north or I-95 south.

 

High BridgeVisitors leaving the event southbound on SRA1A and then proceeding west on High Bridge will not be restricted. Deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting with traffic at the intersection of High Bridge and Walter Boardman.

 

Carpooling:  Visitors that plan on attending this year’s events are strongly encouraged to

carpool, as this will assist with parking and traffic efficiency after the fireworks have concluded.

 

Parking Areas

The following free City parking lots will be open and available to the public on Monday, July 4th.

o The City Hall parking lot on the northeast corner of 3rd Street South and South Central Avenue will be  reserved for handicapped parking only.

o North 4th Street & North Central Avenue (GPS Address – 311 North Central Avenue)

o North 5th Street & North Central Avenue (GPS Address -109 North 5th Street)

o South 5th Street & South Daytona Avenue (GPS Address – 503 South Daytona Avenue)

o South 5th Street & South Oceanshore Boulevard (GPS Address – 504 South Oceanshore Boulevard)

o South 8th Street & South Central Avenue (GPS Address – 113 South 8th Street)

 

Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church

This year the paved parking lots at Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church will be utilized for parking after the holiday parade. The parking lots, which are located just west of the Church, will be open at approximately 12:00 p.m. and there is no charge to park in these parking lots.

The Church has partnered with the City in order to add additional parking for this event and we respectfully request that patrons using the parking lots utilize the trash receptacles and port-o-johns that will be available and accessible.

As the parking lots for the Church are located north of SR100, we strongly encourage attendees that live north or SR100 to utilize the Church parking lots. This will allow for easier patron egress back home after the conclusion of the firework presentation.

 

Off Site Parking

The City has partnered with Palm Coast Transportation Services to provide a free, park and ride shuttle service from Flagler Square (the former Food Lion Plaza) to Veterans Park. The free  shuttle will consist of buses shuttling visitors from Flagler Square to Veterans Park and return trips back to Flagler Square; starting at 8:00 a.m. on July 4th and continuing until 11:00 p.m.

The park and ride shuttle is designed to provide additional free parking for the event, which will help with the ingress and egress of holiday traffic. The park and ride shuttle is free and the buses will be making continuous loops to accommodate those wishing to utilize their services.

 

If you have any questions about the information listed above, please feel free to contact

Captain Doughney

 

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