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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 2 weeks ago

Dog stolen from hotel, found injured by police

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

April 13

Under the brim

8:19 p.m. — 2000 block of North Beach Street

Larceny. Police responded to a local state park over the reported the loss of a firearm.

A 49-year-old woman from Green Cove Springs told the reporting officer that she forgot to bring her firearm with her when she left her campsite that morning to go fishing. She said she had left it under a hat that was sitting on a table inside her tent.

The woman said all of her electronic and expensive fishing poles were still at her campsite and that the interior of her tent appeared normal. She wished to pursue charges. 

April 17

Dog stolen

7:57 p.m. — 100 block of Interchange Boulevard

Larceny. Police transported a dog to an emergency veterinarian after he was injured by a car near the 700 block of Granada Boulevard.

Once there, the reporting officer was informed that the dog had a microchip and his owner, a 60-year-old Port Orange, was contacted. She told police that her brother had been caring for the dog and that she was on her way to see the dog.

How did the dog end up on Granada? Her brother told police that he believed the dog was stolen at a local hotel. He said that he had left the dog on a chair outside the hotel while he went inside to use the restroom, and that he remembered seeing two men and one woman outside the hotel near where the dog was. These individuals had caused a disturbance in the hotel the day before, the man told police.

He suspected one of them took the dog, as he believed they overheard him say on the phone, "I wouldn't give you my dog for a million dollars, let alone $1,000." 

He wished to pursue charges. 


8:38 p.m. — 1600 block of North U.S. 1

Possession of methadone. A 51-year-old Cape Coral woman was arrested after she failed to pay for, and vacate, her motel room, resulting in police discovering she had an open warrant out of Lee County.

According to the police report, after she was detained, the woman informed the officers she had needles, a pipe, bottles of methadone and a straw used for cocaine in her belongings. She said that she had gotten the methadone from a friend, who had gotten it from someone else. She did admit to using cocaine, but said that some of the paraphernalia left behind was her friend's, whom she claimed abandoned her at the motel. The woman asked that those items be thrown away. 

She was taken to jail. 


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