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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 2 weeks ago

Ormond man arrested after breaking into salon, stealing nail polish

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

Dec. 15

Road rage

5:45 p.m. — Intersection of West Granada Boulevard and North Nova Road

Assault/battery. A 61-year-old Holly Hill woman was driving in the eastbound right lane of West Granada Boulevard when she noticed that traffic was at a standstill in her lane. 

However, traffic was flowing in the left lane, and the woman attempted to switch, according to an incident report. A man in a white pickup truck drove quickly past her, almost hitting her car. It would have been a fleeting scare, but when she reached the light at West Granada Boulevard and North Nova Road, the man got out of his truck and began punching her car's windows, hood, and bent her passenger side windshield wiper. 

The woman quickly went home and called police, who instructed her to come in the next morning to file a report. If a man is identified, the woman wishes to press charges. 

Dec. 19

Nailed it

2:47 a.m. — 400 block of South Yonge Street

Burglary. Police arrested a 41-year-old Ormond Beach man who broke into a salon and stole two bottles of nail polish "because he liked his fingernails to look pretty."

According to his arrest report, police responded to the business after its alarm went off. Officers discovered the back door had been damaged with a cinder block though no one was found inside at the time. After contacting the salon's owner, they were able to view security footage that helped identify the suspect, as officers have had "numerous recent encounters" with him.

The man was found walking on Ridgewood Avenue, and while he initially denied any involvement, later admitted to burglarizing the salon so that he could have a place to sleep and to get nail polish, the report states. The nail polish bottles were found in the pocket of his sweatpants. 

Police soon discovered the man had stolen someone's cellphone earlier that night. He was taken to jail.

Dec. 28

Axed

11:53 p.m. — First block of West Granada Boulevard

Criminal mischief. A 19-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested after he broke several of the city's water spouts on the pier under the Granada Bridge with an ax.

Police responded to the scene where they encountered eight people on the north side of the bridge, one of whom was carrying a BB gun. Two of the people were minors. 

A witness told police that he saw the man break one of the water spouts with an axe. The man admitted this as well, and confirmed that he had thrown the ax into the river. The damage to the water spouts was estimated to be between $200 and $1,000. The ax was not located. 

The man was taken to jail, and all involved were trespassed from all city parks. 

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