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April 2018

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Flagler County residents can discard unused or expired medications during the 2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event scheduled for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at four locations across the county. Law enforcement officers from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will staff locations as part of the event organized by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

"This is one of the safest and most environmentally friendly ways to remove unneeded or unwanted medications from your home and dispose of them properly." Sheriff Rick Staly said.

Residents can stop by any of the sites, empty the medication from its container into the collection box, and then drive away. No personal information is required. After the event, all medications are turned over to the DEA and properly disposed to avoid contaminating local landfills or the water supply.

Drop sites will accept any expired or unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal remedies and veterinary medications. Hypodermic needles and syringes will not be accepted.

National Drug Takeback April 28, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take-Back sites will be at the following locations:

PD LogoFCSO Palm Coast District Office, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy, Suite C-107, Palm Coast
PD LogoPublix Super Market at Palm Coast Town Center, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
PD LogoPublix Super Market at Belle Terre Crossings, 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
PD LogoPublix Super Market at Island Walk at Palm Coast, 250 Palm Coast Parkway N.E., Palm Coast
Past events have safely taken in over 400 pounds of unwanted medications to be properly disposed of. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.

American Towman Spirit Ride

American Towman Spirit Ride

I want to thank the members of the American Towman Spirit Ride for their efforts educating the public about the move over law and the dangers our police officers and first responders face every day on our highways assisting motorists and investigating traffic crashes.

I also want to thank our Vice Mayor and business owner, John Rogers, of Johns Towing who was selected to participate in this Spirit Ride to Tallahassee. - Chief of Police Tom Foster

American Towman Spirit Ride
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Crime Prevention Tips for Preventing Vehicle Burglaries

Motor vehicle burglaries have been occurring sporadically throughout the City of Bunnell and those committing these offenses are entering vehicles through unlocked car doors. The police department is actively investigating and there are several things that you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

 Take, Lock, Hide: The basic crime fighting tools to preventing burglaries to motor vehicles.
 Lock your vehicle. Yes, it takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise - and criminals hate making noise. A majority of our burglaries have been to unlocked vehicles. If you leave it, LOCK IT!
 Hide valuables from sight, or, even better, take items with you. If criminals don't see anything, they're less likely to break in, and will go to the next vehicle.
 Remember to hide valuables BEFORE you park in the place you're leaving your vehicle. If a criminal sees you put a laptop in the trunk, he'll just break into the trunk when you leave. The same advice for putting property under a seat - if a criminal sees you reaching under a seat, he'll assume something is under there, and break in, looking for property.
 If you see suspicious activity, call the police. Interior vehicle lights on, people lurking around vehicles, dogs barking for unknown reasons may all be indications of something amiss. If you see something, say something.

What to do if your vehicle gets burglarized:

 Don't touch anything in or on your vehicle.
 Call the Bunnell Police Department at Flagler County dispatch, 386-313-4911 or 911 if the suspect is still on scene.
 Make your neighbors aware of the burglary and consider starting a Neighborhood Watch program.
 Remember, there is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely to be a victim of motor vehicle burglaries by following the above tips and by using common sense. Simply locking your vehicle and removing property from inside is half the battle.

Remember that YOU are an important partner in the fight against crime.

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