Flagler Beach, FL – One Flagler County man who was caught stealing from a garage leads police on a chase before flipping his vehicle.
Yesterday morning (March 19th), Flagler Beach police were dispatched to South 23rd Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle, a gold four-door Chevy sedan with the license plate KUDQ59.
Not long after getting the call, one officer spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The Chevy then took off and made it to Southbound Ocean Shore Boulevard.
As the chase went on, the vehicle tried to make a tun onto Club House Drive but crashed and flipped onto its roof as it made the turn.
A passerby helped pull two white females out of the vehicle while police pulled out the driver, 27-year-old Joshua Reed.
While police tried to secure Reed, Reed thrashed around in attempts to resist his arrest. Eventually, Reed was subdued and placed into custody.
The vehicle Reed was in was found to have been stolen from Ormond Beach sometime during the night of March 11th and early morning of March 12th.
As police worked the scene, they received additional information from a reporting party, saying that Reed had possibly been involved in a burglary.
The witness told police that he was at his residence when two white females, the same two that were in Reed’s car, stopped and asked him for money and donations.
Feeling that the women were suspicious, the witness continued to watch them as they drove down the street. The women eventually came to a stop at a house with an open garage door.
After the vehicle stopped, the witness watched as Reed exited the vehicle and entered the garage. Later on, he was seen coming out with a box in a black bag and returned to the vehicle, which left headed south.
That’s when he called police.
Reed was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling.
He’s currently held with no bond at Flagler County Jail.
Other reports show that Reed had two active warrants in Volusia County, but both warrants were for in-county arrest only.
Flagler Beach police did not state if the two other women found with Reed were charged.