Multiple people are behind bars in connection to a flatbed trailer that was posted for sale on social media one day after it was reported stolen.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Heaven Dawson, 19, reported the trailer missing from a property on West River Road. The next day the victim saw the stolen trailer listed for sale on social media and contacted the sheriff’s office.
Deputies met with Dawson and John Parker, 32, at a home on Mink Drive in Palatka. Dawson reportedly told deputies she was selling the trailer for Ray Wilkinson, 45. Dawson told deputies Wilkinson told her to sell it online for at least $1,000 and promised to give her some of the money.
After deputies made the controlled purchase, Dawson and Parker were arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property. Wilkinson was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property, criminal mischief, petit theft, and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
During their investigation, deputies say they arrested Justin Lyons, 19 for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and for violation of probation.
Another person, Cody Smith, 20, was arrested and on a warrant for violation of probation.
SCHOOLS IN PUTNAM, FLAGLER AND ST JOHNS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
THE ANNUAL NIGHTTIME CHRISTMAS PARADEWILL BE HELD ALONG ST JOHNS AVE IN PALATKA FRIDAY . ST JOHNS AVE WILL BE CLOSED BEFORE THE PARADE
This year the Putnam County Historical Society is hosting refreshments at the Bronson-Mulholland House before the parade from 5-7 p.m. It’s open to the public and a chance to get a sneak peak at the decorated house.
Offices for the City of St. Augustine and Palatka will be closed on Thursday and Friday, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Parking in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility will be free on Thanksgiving Day, City owned parking lots and on-street parking is free on all national holidays, such as Thanksgiving Day, except for the Castillo de San Marcos. Drivers are urged to confirm if a lot is owned by the City and not a private operator, as many of those lots have strict towing policies.
Be sure to hold onto your used cooking oil.
The City of St. Augustine, in conjunction with St. Johns County Utilities, will host a special community recycle event which includes used cooking oils and household electronics on Wednesday, January 5, from 7:30am-2:30pm, at two drop points: 25 W. Castillo Drive (Francis Field downtown) and at 840 West 16th St. on Anastasia Island.
Dangerous rip currents and rough surf is on Northeast Florida Beaches thru tonight….Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline.
Get your exercise before you chow down on Thanksgiving Day with the First Coast Turkey Trot 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day at Mickler’s Landing Park in Ponte Vedra Beach.
adults and children run together
All finishers receive a medal, a downloadable finisher photograph and a Turkey Trot T-shirt. the top overall male and female will win pumpkin pies.
AND GOTTAGO IN PALATKA INNVITES THE COMMUNUNITY TO THEIR FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER AT 11AM TOMMORROW AT 247 NORTH HWY 17 IN PALATKA
As part of St. Augustine Beach’s Light Up the Beach! holiday season, businesses along A1A present an art walk and stroll among the lights for Saturday evening — from 2 to 7 p.m. November 27.
A variety of artists will present their work including jewelers, sculptors, painters and potters.. Restaurants and other stores will be open for dining or shopping.
In Palatka at the Tilghman house across from the city dock they are featuring their Holiday House with a selection of local artists works. It is open each day except Thanksgiving thru Christmas Eve.
Elkton’s Bright Nights of Drive Thru Lights offers an entirely different perspective on lighting up for the holidays.This three-quarter mile drive-thru light show features pixel lights that create thousands of points of lights on farm equipment, including trucks, tractors and trains… 6 to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 27 to Jan. 2,.
At the Sykes Family Farms in Elkton,