Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:06:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety http://www.fbpd.org/2015/10/2015-biketoberfest-motorcycle-safety/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/10/2015-biketoberfest-motorcycle-safety/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:06:28 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=785 2015 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety

This year Biketoberfest® begins on Thursday, October 15th and runs through Sunday, October 18th and the following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents with motorcycle related laws.

During Biketoberfest®, the Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing hazardous moving violations, which include but are not limited to; careless driving, aggressive careless driving, reckless driving, excessive speed, racing on a highway (drag racing) and driving under the influence (DUI). Additionally, the following non-moving statutes are in effect in the State of Florida;


316.2095 – Footrests, handholds, and handlebars:

  • Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such
  • No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars or with handgrips that are higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the


316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:

(2) A person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye- protective device over his or her eyes.


316.294 – Mirrors: Every vehicle (to include a motorcycle), operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle.


316.304   – Wearing of headsets:

  • No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human


316.405    Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:

  • Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned

The goal for this year’s Biketoberfest® event is the safety of our visitors and residents as well as compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe event for all.

If you have any questions regarding Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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Beach Cleanup! http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/beach-cleanup/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/beach-cleanup/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:31:56 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=771 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, October 24th
Where:     Flagler Beach Pier
Time:        8 to 10 AM











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Prescription Drug Take Back Day http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/prescription-drug-take-back-day-2/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/prescription-drug-take-back-day-2/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:33:19 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=766 got-drugs

The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The Police Department is located at 204 South Flagler Avenue, one (1) block south of SR100 on the east side of the Moody/SR100 Bridge.

This one (1) day event will provide residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and/or expired medicines and this initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). On April 26th of this year a total of ninety-nine (99) pounds of prescription drugs were received at the Flagler Beach Police Department and turned over to DEA for destruction.

Please help protect our children, families and environment by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and properly disposing of your unwanted and/or expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our water sources. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high; over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.

If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host “Doughnuts with Doughney” http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/flagler-beach-police-captain-and-7-eleven-host-doughnuts-with-doughney/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/09/flagler-beach-police-captain-and-7-eleven-host-doughnuts-with-doughney/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:14:46 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=762 doughnut

The Flagler Beach Police Department and our local 7-ELEVEN have partnered to host “Doughnuts with Doughney” on Monday, September 21, 2015 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 off SRA1A and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.

Mr. Eric Cooley, owner of the 7-ELEVEN, proposed the idea of doughnuts to Captain Doughney because of the obvious pun. “When your last name is spell checked and the first option is “doughnut” and you’re a cop, you better have a sense of humor,” Doughney joked.

Additional members of the Police Department will be on hand, and plans are to hold this event every two (2) to three (3) months.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Captain Doughney at the number above.

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A1A Shell Station Burglary Suspect Arrested http://www.fbpd.org/2015/08/a1a-shell-station-burglary-suspect-arrested/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/08/a1a-shell-station-burglary-suspect-arrested/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:06:30 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=759 On Sunday, August 9, 2015 at approximately 1:25 a.m. Officers from the Flagler Beach Police Department responded to a business alarm at 700 South Oceanshore Boulevard; the A1A Shell Gas Station. Upon Officers arrival the front door of the business was found unlocked and the investigation revealed that a W/M subject had burglarized the business and fled on foot prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

Photographs of the subject were reviewed and a person of interest in this case was identified relatively quickly. At approximately 8:05 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 the person of interest was located in the 200 block of South Oceanshore Boulevard by Flagler Beach Police Sergeant David Arcieri Jr. The person of interest agreed to be interviewed and he was transported to the Police Department, where he was interviewed by Detective Liz Williams.

The suspect, Christopher John Dugent Jr., 20, of Flagler Beach, is currently in custody in the Flagler County Inmate Facility on Burglary and Grand Theft charges stemming from the August 9, 2015 Burglary.

“I’m extremely proud of the effort put in by everyone involved in this case ’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “The suspect committed the Burglary early Sunday morning and by late Monday night he’s been located, interviewed and arrested for his crime by our Officers. I think that’s great Police work”.

“The suspect in this case hid inside the business and waited until well after the store closed to rummage through the business” Doughney said.

Dugent Jr. is being held at the Flagler Inmate Facility on $5,000 bond. Doughney said that “The video surveillance inside the business was extremely helpful in our ability to solve this case. Kudos to the business for investing in a quality system”.

For additional information regarding this case, please contact Captain Doughney at 386-517-2023. A photograph of Christopher John Dugent Jr. is located on page two (2) of this release.


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Java Joint Burglary Solved & Warrant Issued http://www.fbpd.org/2015/08/java-joint-burglary-solved-warrant-issued/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/08/java-joint-burglary-solved-warrant-issued/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:05:41 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=752 hodgeOn Wednesday, August 5, 2015 a Felony arrest warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Moore-Stens (Flagler County) for the suspect involved in the June 20, 2015 Burglary to the “Java Joint”, 2201 North Oceanshore Boulevard. The nationwide warrant charges the suspect with Burglary & Grand Theft.

The suspect, Joseph Coleman Hodge, 52, of Jacksonville (Florida), is currently in custody in Ware County, Georgia on Burglary charges from numerous Law Enforcement agencies. Hodge is considered a suspect and/or person of interest in connection with Burglaries that have occurred in Jacksonville Beach (Florida), Gainesville (Florida), Nassau County (Florida), Camden County (Georgia) and Charlton County (Georgia)

“Our case is solved and the person responsible for the crime gets to answer for it ’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “The cooperation of everyone involved in this case was exemplary and it truly was a team effort.”

The Flagler Beach Police Department “Attempt to Identify” bulletins in this case were distributed to the local media as well as City, County and State Law Enforcement agencies in Central and Northeast Florida. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Northeast Florida Fusion Center provided valuable assistance by broadcasting our bulletin to agencies in Georgia. Doughney said that “the efforts of the analysts from the Northeast Florida Fusion Center was paramount to this case coming to a successful conclusion.”

“Captain Jones from Charlton County (Sheriff’s Office), Georgia contacted our agency and advised that he’d seen our bulletin and believed that our suspect was in custody in Ware County” Doughney said. “The investigation progressed after hearing from Captain Jones and we’re thankful to all of our Law Enforcement partners for helping us with this case.”

Hodge is being held in Ware County, Georgia at this time and the bond on his arrest warrant for this case is $20,000. Doughney said that “This case is a great example of Law Enforcement Officers working diligently, networking and extending our efforts across multi-jurisdictional borders in order to solve a case.” For additional information regarding this case, please contact Captain Doughney at 386- 517-2023.

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Attempt to Identify 7-Eleven Retail Theft http://www.fbpd.org/2015/07/attempt-to-identify-7-eleven-retail-theft/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/07/attempt-to-identify-7-eleven-retail-theft/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:58:43 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=747 On Monday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 8:06 p.m. the subject pictured above was involved in a case of Retail Theft. The location of the Theft was the 7-11 store located at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach. The Flagler Beach Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. A larger photograph of the suspect is located on page two (2) of this flyer

Download PDF Flyer

7-11 suspect

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Java Joint Burglary in Flagler Beach Update: Suspect Vehicle Photo http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/java-joint-burglary-in-flagler-beach-update-suspect-vehicle-photo/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/java-joint-burglary-in-flagler-beach-update-suspect-vehicle-photo/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:58:18 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=730 UPDATED WITH SUSPECT VEHICLE

On Saturday, June 20th at approximately 11:50 p.m. a suspect unlawfully entered the Java Joint, located at 2201 North Oceanshore Boulevard in Flagler Beach. The still photographs contained within this flyer were obtained from video surveillance inside the business. The suspect has distinct features and the Police Department is requesting the assistance from the media and the public in identifying this individual.

Download Original Crime Flyer (PDF)

Download UPDATED Flyer with Suspect Vehicle (PDF)


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4th of July 2015 Plans & Preparation http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/4th-of-july-2015-plans-preparation/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/4th-of-july-2015-plans-preparation/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:45:16 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=725 Sea Dune Parking:

The following information is being disseminated to proactively provide valuable information to the public in regard to protecting our Sea Dunes while parking on SRA1A during the Fabulous Fourth Festivities.

Visitors that plan on attending the July 4th festivities in Flagler Beach should be aware that parking on the Sea Dunes is a violation of Florida State Statute 161.053 and Flagler Beach City Ordinance 5.02.04. Sea Dunes are a beautiful natural resource to our City and compliance with parking restrictions is our ultimate goal.

On SRA1A from South 7th Street to South 28th Street there’s no parking on the east side of the roadway and vehicles parking on the east side of SRA1A north of SR100 should park as indicated in the sample photo’s below. Law Enforcement Officers will be monitoring Sea Dune parking during the holiday weekend and once again our goal is to preserve the dunes with compliance from motorists.

Your assistance in helping protect our Sea Dunes is greatly appreciated and if you have any questions about the information listed above, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

Front View of Properly Parked Vehicle

Front View of Properly Parked Vehicle

Rear View of Properly Parked Vehicle

Rear View of Properly Parked Vehicle

2015 Fabulous Forth – Traffic Plan

This year’s Fabulous Forth Festivities in the City of Flagler Beach are scheduled to occur on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, 4th. The following information is being provided in advance of the events to assist residents and visitors with the scheduled “Calendar of Events”, as well as traffic patterns and roadway closures that will be utilized on July 4, 2015. Patience and a spirit of cooperation during the summer holiday events is encouraged to visitors and residents and our goal is to make this year’s events the safest possible.

Download PDF Traffic Plan


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A1A Beverage Burglary Footage Now Available http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/a1a-beverage-burglary-footage-now-available/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/06/a1a-beverage-burglary-footage-now-available/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:23:49 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=711 a1aBeverageIn a recent post on Facebook in reference to the burglary of A1A Beverage, FBPD released several still photos of the suspects. At this time, we have provided the video footage below of the entire burglary. All channels have there own video. The timing are as follows, approximates only.

Video Time: 02:21 – Burglars enter.
Video Time: 02:23 – Burglars clear out
Video Time: 02:35:13 – Police enter and clear the structure

Note, the times on footage are not in sync with the actual time of the incident.

Time delay between alarm company contacting law enforcement and being dispatched. FBPD officers arrived approximately 120 seconds after being dispatched.

This case is being investigated by the Flagler Beach Police Department. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call FBPD headquarters at (386) 517-2023. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-888-277-TIPS (8477). Anonymous information may also be sent via text and online forms to the FBPD via the crime stoppers website: http://www.westopcrime.com/.

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