This week in Cops Corner...
Be careful with online sales
3:48 p.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard
Threatening call. A Daytona Beach woman called police after she received a threatening message from an OfferUp seller.
The woman told police that she contacted the seller because she was interested in purchasing a digital camera. She provided the seller with her home address for the shipping and a few days later, the seller contacted her to inform her she needed to pay more for shipping. The woman complied and sent over the additional funds.
According to the police report, the seller contacted her again a week later to ask for more money; this time, the woman refused. The seller then texted her a photo of a firearm and said they knew where she lived and that they "were going to come to the home and kill her," the report states.
The woman wished to press charges if the seller is identified.
10:19 p.m. — 700 block of West Granada Boulevard
Loitering or prowling. Police arrested a 26-year-old Jacksonville woman who claimed to be a deputy from a neighboring county and told officers she was an informant.
According to her arrest report, police were on the lookout for the woman after she was suspected to have attempted to burglarize a vehicle. She was spotted walking through a local plaza and detained. The woman told officers that her superior was telling them to let her go, and she was advised that posing as a law enforcement officer could lead to additional charges.
After she was read her rights, the woman made "spontaneous" statements, including that she has been having sexual relations with people for money, claiming to be a law enforcement officer, and made threats to her life. Police suspected she had recently used methamphetamines.
She was taken to jail.
Anti-semitic graffiti found
10:04 a.m. — First block of South Beach Street
Vandalism. Several areas of city property have been recently vandalized with anti-semitic spray paint symbols and stickers, according to a police report.
City employees notified police of the damage, which was documented in photos before removed by employees. The graffiti and stickers appeared on street signs, traffic posts and guard rails near City Hall, the report states. Damage is estimated at $1,200 for the vandalism.
The stickers contained claims that Jewish people were the cause for 9/11, that they will cause World War III and also contained sexual content. The spray paint appeared to be nazi symbols, the report details.