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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, May 11, 2019 1 year ago

Boat equipment stolen worth thousands of dollars

Also: Fishing line tied across path, report claims
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

More than $50,000 worth of boating equipment was stolen the night of May 2 at Stor-It Boat and RV Center, 99 Portland St., which intersects with North U.S. 1.

According to Ormond Beach Police Dept. incident reports, police were called the morning of May 3. Surveillance video showed two white males, both dressed head-to-toe in camouflage outfits including hoods and gloves. One suspect was described as being five feet nine to eleven inches tall, weighing 220 to 240 pounds, and the other was five feet ten inches to six feet tall and weighed 180 to 190 pounds.

The fence around the property had been cut in two places on the west side.

Several lower units of boat motors were taken, and they do not have serial numbers. Also taken were gauges, compasses, radar, Bluetooth digital radio and fish finders.


Bicyclist runs into fishing line tied at neck level


A man riding a bike in Central Park ran into a fishing line which had been tied across a sidewalk at neck height, according to an incident report by the Ormond Beach Police Dept. The line hit his throat but no medical attention was needed.

The report stated that on May 5, about 7 p.m., police were called to 601 Hand Ave., which runs by a lake in Central Park. Media reports stated that the line was tied from a fishing dock to a tree at the Joyce Ebbins Fishing Pier and Observation Deck.

The reporting party said she and her husband were riding their bikes on the sidewalk when her husband ran into the fishing line with his neck. The officer who reported the incident said the victims had taken the line down before calling to report the incident.

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