Flagler Beach Police Department http://www.fbpd.org Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:58:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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

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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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WANTED: Suspect in 7-Eleven Theft in Flagler Beach http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/wanted-suspect-in-7-eleven-theft-in-flagler-beach/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/wanted-suspect-in-7-eleven-theft-in-flagler-beach/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 12:23:52 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=700 On Thursday, May 28, 2015 at approximately 9:25 p.m. the subject pictured below 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.

This case is being investigated by the Flagler Beach Police Department. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Detective listed above or contact 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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New Program – “Online Transaction Safe Place” http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/new-program-online-transaction-safe-place/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/new-program-online-transaction-safe-place/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 12:31:35 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=673 Are you looking for a safer way to close your on-line (Craig’s List ®, “Facebook’s Swip- Swap”®, etc.) transactions? If the answer to that questions is yes, we’ve got a brand new program especially for you! The dangers of meeting strangers at a remote location to trade items has ended too many times in senseless violence and this trend continues to occur across the nation. This program is specifically designed to provide a safe place to trade, which in turn will protect all parties involved.

In a proactive effort to protect our citizens, the Flagler Beach Police Department is welcoming the public to utilize our Department’s lobby and parking lot to close their online transactions in a safer manner for all involved parties. The Flagler Beach Police Department is centrally located at 204 South Flagler Avenue. In addition to utilizing the Police Department as an “Online Transaction Safe Place”, our Police Officers will be available to stand by in order to increase both the buyer’s and seller’s sense of security.

Along with our commitment to the safety of all parties involved, the Flagler Beach Police Department is committed to ensuring that on-line transactions conducted in our City are being done so with merchandise that hasn’t been reported as stolen. Police Officers will be available to check any item’s serial number against the State of Florida and National databases (to include NCIC and Leads On-Line) to ensure that transactions don’t include items that have been reported and/or entered into databases as stolen.

How do I set up an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please contact our Staff at the Police Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Feel free to stop by to make your appointment or call us at 386-517-2020.

If you have any questions about the aforementioned information, please contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

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FPL Phone Scam Prevention http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/fpl-phone-scam-prevention/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/fpl-phone-scam-prevention/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 21:45:48 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=657 The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this awareness announcement in an effort to warn and alert citizens in our community that there is a telephone “scam” currently taking place in the area.

The scams involves a phone call from an individual representing themselves as an employee from Florida Power Light (FPL). In the only reported case in Flagler Beach the business owner was skeptical of the call and refused to provide any information. The caller advised that the business failed to pay the previous month’s electric bill and that a payment needed to be made immediately.

Florida Power & Light is aware of the current “scam” and their website posted the following information; “Phone scammers posing as FPL employees are targeting customers across our 35 county service territory. These scammers are using false phone numbers that could appear on a caller ID to be FPL. They then threaten to shut the power off unless a payment is made immediately with a Green Dot Money-Pak card. These calls are not from FPL. We will never call and demand credit card information or take Green Dot Money-Pak cards as payment. In fact, we do not ask for any personal information from you unless you initiate the contact. If you ever receive a strange call and are in doubt, hang up and call us at the phone number list ed at t he bot tom of y our FP L bill.”

Citizens in our community should stay vigilant and maintain a healthy skepticism should they receive any telephone calls of this nature. If you receive a call of this nature and are unsure if it’s legitimate, becautious and contact your local Law Enforcement agency for assistance.

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

Additional on-line information on FPL “Scams, Fraud & Imposters” can be located at; https://www.fpl.com/landing/protect.html. The toll free phone number to report any FPL scam is 1-800-226-3545.

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2015 Hurricane Season Preparation http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/2015-hurricane-season-preparation/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/05/2015-hurricane-season-preparation/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:22:44 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=653 The Atlantic Hurricane season begins on June 1, 2015 and runs through November 30, The following information is being provided in advance of this year’s season to assist with preparation efforts should a Tropical Cyclone event threaten our City.

 

Family Preparedness Tips

 

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications Don’t forget a plan for your pet(s).
  • Cover all of your home’s Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and
  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied
  • Determine how and where to secure your
  • Install a generator for
  • Get any cash you may need before banks close (and ATM’s may not work due to loss of electricity).
  • Locate and place important documents in a waterproof
  • Charge your cell phone battery as well as camera battery in case you need to take pictures of property
  • Fill up your vehicle’s gas tank because if there is a power outage in your area, gas pumps won’t
  • First sanitize and then fill your bathtubs, sinks and other containers with water for sanitary
  • To keep food fresh, turn the settings on your refrigerator & freezer to their highest settings in case of a power
  • Turn off and unplug any non-essential electrical equipment in your house.

 

Know a Safe Place to Take Your Pet(s)

 

  • Local and State health and safety regulations do not permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster (Service animals are allowed in Red Cross shelters.)
  • Contact hotels and motels outside your local area to check their policies on accepting pets and restrictions on number, size and Ask if “no pet” policies can be waived in an emergency. Keep a list of “pet friendly” places, including phone numbers, with your disaster supplies.
  • Ask friends, relatives or others outside the affected area whether they could shelter your
  • Make a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency; include twenty-four (24) hour phone
  • Ask local animal shelters if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets during a

 

Should you have any questions about the tips listed above, please feel free to contact any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department.

 

Additional Hurricane preparedness information can be obtained by accessing any of the following websites;

 

FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate

 

FEMA for the Disabled & Elderly: http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2006/05/03/disabled-  elderly-need-prepare-hurricanes

 

Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family

 

Humane Society: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-  disaster.html#.U2vnPNTD-70

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Operation Clean Beach http://www.fbpd.org/2015/04/operation-clean-beach/ http://www.fbpd.org/2015/04/operation-clean-beach/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:56:46 +0000 http://www.fbpd.org/?p=650 The following information is being proactively disseminated in an effort to educate the public and ultimately keep our scenic beaches as clean as possible.  Residents and visitors should be aware of the following City Ordinances regarding waste on our beaches:

 

o  City Code 11-12 (3):  Take garbage, recyclables, yard waste, industrial waste or household hazardous waste from any property and place it in or around any public or private use container located: on another private property, at the beach, in any city park, in any parking lot, or on any city right-of-way.

 

o  City Code 5-16:  The owner of every animal shall remove any feces deposited by such animal on any property other than the owner’s property.  Any person walking any animal on the public beach or public property must carry the appropriate equipment to remove and dispose of any feces deposited by such animal on the public beach.   The maximum fine for a violation of either City Code is $500.

 

Spring Break in Flagler Beach saw an increase in visitors to our City and we anticipate a very busy and enjoyable summer. The City of Flagler Beach has over six plus (6+) miles of beautiful beaches and we’re urging our visitors and residents alike to respect our beaches and clean up after yourself. Summer picnics with family & friends on the beach with sandwiches, cold-drinks, ice cream, etc. are what make this City an attraction for thousands of visitors.

Please help preserve our beaches and remember; “leave footprints in the sand, not your trash”

 

Your assistance in helping protect our beautiful beaches is greatly appreciated!  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.

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