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Ormond man arrested after stealing neighbor's lawnmower after faulty deal

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

Nov. 27

No deal

6:38 p.m. — 100 block of North Yonge Street

Unarmed burglary. Police arrested a 53-year-old Ormond Beach man after he took a lawnmower from his neighbor. The man was upset because he had just purchased a heater from his neighbor for $20, but it was not working when he took it home.

The neighbor told officers that he saw the man take the lawnmower, hearing him say, "I'm taking the lawnmower until you give me by $20 back." The neighbor told police his lawnmower was worth $500, and advised he wished to pursue charges. The man was taken to jail. 

Nov. 29

Bathroom break

10:31 p.m. — 200 block of Midway Avenue

Possesion/use of narcotic paraphernalia. A 31-year-old Daytona Beach man told police he "had to pee" multiple times while attempting to walk away from his car during a traffic stop. An officer had initiated the investigation after seeing the man's vehicle parked behind a ballet business. His was the only car in the lot, and the man drove away shortly after seeing the officer, according to a report.

Police asked to see his driver's license, and the man said he left it in his room. It turns out his license was suspended and had recently failed to appear in court. The man was placed under arrest, and during a search of his car, police found eight grams of marijuana and plastic bag with Vyvanse pills; this medication is used to treat ADHD.

He was taken to jail. 

Dec. 1

No lies here

8:01 p.m. — Intersection of Fleming Avenue and South Nova Road

Possession of controlled substance without prescription. Police arrested a 28-year-old man who was walking in and out of traffic, and exhibited signs of being under the influence of drugs, according to a report. The man, who was only wearing blue jeans, was constantly spitting, making incoherent statements and was unable to control his limbs. 

When the officer asked him if he had taken anything, the man candidly told him he smoked marijuana and drank some alcohol. The officer asked him if there was anything else, and the man responded, "Yeah, I'm not going to lie to you, I use meth too." 

Before he was patted down, the man also informed the officer he had some "bars" in the cigarette pack in his pocket and in a pill bottle in his sock. The "bars" were revealed to be Alprazolam pills, which are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The pill bottle had someone else's name on it.

He was taken to jail.


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