71ºF

Deputies search for blue Mohawk suspect after 2 arrested in crime spree

Deputies: Teens charged with grand theft after being caught in stolen truck

photo

PALM COAST, Fla. – Flagler County deputies are searching for an Espanola man with a blue Mohawk after two teens were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a crime spree that included two stolen vehicles.

Deputies said two 16-year-olds, who News4Jax is not naming because of their age, were caught Wednesday inside a stolen Chevrolet Silverado that had been tracked using On-Star.

The teens were charged with grand theft auto and could face other charges, deputies said.

Investigators said the teens went a crime spree overnight, breaking into several unlocked vehicles in the south end of Palm Coast and stealing two vehicles, which have both been returned to their owners.

“Our detectives have already solved 13 cases, including burglary and auto thefts, committed by these kids during their crime spree,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Parents need to take responsibility and know where their kids are and what they are doing. Otherwise, we will keep arresting them until they go to a juvenile reform school and ultimately state prison.”

Detectives believe that others might be involved in the crime spree and are asking for any other potential victims to come forward.

The man with the blue Mohawk goes by the name of Rick and is a person of interest in the case, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 386-313-4911. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS).