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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 5 years ago

COPS CORNER: Airplane strikes deer

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by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Also: Woman arrested after movie and sudden breakup 

Aug. 2

Night landing

4:19 a.m. — 700 Block of Airport Road. Plane crash. A police officer was called to the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport. Dispatch reported that when an aircraft was landing, the left propeller struck a deer that was on the runway. The impact caused the front landing gear to collapse.

The officer made contact with the pilot and three passengers and they said no one was injured. The control tower is not manned at that time of night, so the officer contacted Daytona Beach International Airport because it can communicate with aircraft landing at the Ormond Beach airport, the incident report stated. The officer also parked his car behind the plane with emergency lights activated to prevent another plane from landing.

The airport manager arrived to determine the best way to remove the aircraft from the runway. He said he would contact the FAA.

Aug. 1

Drinking and pushing

11:30 p.m. — East Granada Boulevard and Halifax Drive. Child Neglect without Great Harm and Violation of Probation. The officer responded to a report of a verbal disturbance. The suspect was observed pushing a stroller, with her daughter inside. The suspect was arguing with another female and the officer noted that she was obviously under the influence of alcohol and was not cooperative. She had to be told several times before she would adhere to a direction.

The suspect said she had been drinking wine while watching a movie at The Casements with her daughter. The officer noted that the suspect was not in any shape to take care of her daughter, and also discovered that she was on probation and was not supposed to consume alcohol.

The daughter was taken to her grandmother’s residence. The suspect was arrested and taken to Volusia County Branch Jail.

Aug. 2

Girlfriend, laptop tossed

5:46 p.m. — First Block of Grove Street. Vandalism. The suspect, who had been dating the victim, texted her and told her he was a bringing a new partner home, and she was not to come over. She later got another text saying he had thrown her personal belongings outside, including a Dell laptop.

The victim said the laptop was damaged and its value is $200. She said she also gave the suspect permission to take $250 from her safe to pay her part of the rent, but he stole $80.

She said he would not talk to her about the issues. She provided a sworn statement and said she wanted to pursue charges.

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