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Cops Corner
Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 1 year ago

Man gets left behind, friends get arrested on drug charges

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

Feb. 2

Greener pastures

9:27 a.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard

Trespass. Police arrested a 29-year-old transient man for hanging around the shrubbery in the back of a local supermarket's parking lot. The man had been trespassed from the supermarket the day before, and so had the other two men with him.

Police report the man told officers he didn't realize the shrubbery was part of the store's parking lot. When asked by officers why he continued to enter the supermarket's property after being trespassed, he said he "didn't think it was a big deal." He was taken to jail. 

Feb. 3

Fair weather friends?

2:45 a.m. — Intersection of Cypress Circle and Rockefeller Drive

Possession of heroin. Being left behind proved to be a stroke of luck for an unidentified man in Ormond Beach when his two deserting friends were arrested shortly afterward on three drug charges. Police were observing the group after a local gas station clerk called regarding a suspicious vehicle. The two friends drove away from the gas station as the unidentified man was making a purchase inside the store. As the officer was leaving to follow the vehicle, he overheard the unidentified man say, "Where did they go? I can't believe they left me."

When police conducted a traffic stop on the two friends, they found heroin, marijuana and Xanax in the car. The officer asked the two friends why they left the unidentified man behind, and they said he left his bicycle at the gas station earlier that night and planned to ride it home. 

Feb. 6

A hairy situation

10:28 a.m. — Ormond Beach

Battery touch. An Ormond Beach man was arrested after he allegedly ripped out a clump of hair from his wife's head, police reported. When officers arrived at the house, they heard yelling and entered the home through an open door in the back of the property. They made contact with the couple inside, and the wife told officers, "Take him. I'm sick of it." 

She told officers that she and her husband got into an argument because she was smoking his cigarettes. She said that he then took a comb and "maliciously ripped" her hair out of her head. The woman showed officers a comb with a clump of her hair in the bristles. 

The man told police he didn't touch her. He was taken to jail.

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