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Daytona woman arrested for ripping plants, flowers from police department's landscaping

This week in Cops Corner...
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

June 14

Angry for coffee

4:23 p.m. — 1600 block of West Granada Boulevard

Larceny. Police responded to a coffee shop chain after receiving a call about a shoplifting incident. The reporting officer met with an employee, who said she made a coffee for a man in his 40s, and the man did not like how it was made.

She told the man she would have to call her manager to figure out how to give him a refund, since she was a new employee. The man was not happy with it, according to the incident report, and began to yell. Before he left, he grabbed a bag of coffee.

The manager wanted the incident documented in case he returned. 

June 15

Known suspects

12:14 p.m. — First block of West Granada Boulevard 

Burglary. A restaurant manager called police after he said his staff reported that several bottles or liquor and wine were missing from the outside bar enclosure. The manager, after reviewing surveillance video, found that a man and a woman had entered the bar area in the early morning hours a few days prior.

According to the incident report, the video showed the two suspects, both wearing articles of clothing over their faces to conceal their identities, work together by opening cabinets to steal the alcoholic beverages before walking out. The manager said this incident last about seven minutes. 

The manager had a couple guesses as to who the suspects could be, as one of them worked in a nearby restaurant and both live next door to the property. 

Almost $700 worth of liquor and wine were stolen. The manager wished to pursue charges. 

Disturbing the landscape

6:08 p.m. — 100 block of West Granada Boulevard

Criminal mischief. An officer was flagged down in the parking lot of the police department in reference to a woman throwing debris into the road.

The officer then saw the 52-year-old Daytona Beach woman ripping plants and flowers from the grounds of the police department and throwing them into the road, all while cars passed by. The damages were estimated to be between $50 and $100. 

The woman told the officer that she was angry because she had just been issued a trespass warning, according to her arrest report. The reporting officer had been the one to do this, and he noted in her arrest report that the warning had been for "disorderly behavior and for attempting to steal a dog."

She was taken to jail. 

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