Flagler County deputies arrested four teenagers Thursday evening on charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief after deputies said they found them inside a vacant Palm Coast home.
The property manager for the home on Pine Ash Lane reported the burglary at about 9:15 p.m. when he visited the home to check on the progress of some interior work.
The manager told deputies arriving on the scene that he heard movement coming from the second story of the home.
Deputies entered the home, and as they walked up the stairs to the second story, they encountered four males and one female in the hallway. All four were arrested and deputies said they recovered small amounts of marijuana and several packages of over-the-counter cold medication on the bathroom floor.
The property manager reported there was an estimated $200 worth of damaged to the kitchen cabinets.
One of the four teens, 18-year-old D'Marcus Boyd, who lives on the same street, was additionally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child. The other teens were ages 17, 16 and 15.
"These teens put themselves and others in danger by entering this vacant home," Flagler County Sheriff James L. Manfre said. "In all but one case, there should have been some adult supervision involved with these minors. In the absence of that, we have four teens charged with felonies, and that is unfortunate."
The juveniles were arrested and released to the custody of their parents as directed by the state Department of Juvenile Justice. Boyd was booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility and released after posting $2,500 bond.