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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 1 year ago

Ormond man with hopes to evict girlfriend tells police she hit him with his cane

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

Oct. 4

Domestic drinking disputes

11:30 p.m. — 400 block of Idlewood drive

Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. A 56-year-old man called police to report that his girlfriend of five years had attacked him a few days prior with his own walking cane after he spent a night out drinking. Police report the man said that if she was arrested, then this "would be a solution" to permanently remove her from his home, rather than evicting her. When police officers told him they couldn't do this, he decided against pursuing criminal charges against his girlfriend.

His girlfriend told police that she and the man had a "verbal" argument over his constant drinking, saying that his drinking, coupled with his vertigo, causes him to "fall out drunk" and into things. She denied hitting him with his cane and told police that they had slept in the same bed each night since their argument. 

The man told police that he has drank alcohol to the point of "falling out" but that he didn't believe his drinking was a cause for her to become upset with him. Police escorted him as he gathered his belongings to stay the night at another residence. 

Smash and dash

11:56 p.m. — First block of Breakaway Trail

Criminal mischief. Police issued a notice to appear to a 23-year-old man suspected of smashing a pickup truck's window, with witnesses telling police he appeared earlier that evening in the parking lot of the subdivision's clubhouse and yelled "I want to get rid of this adrenaline" at them before driving away. The victim later heard a "loud bang" and alleged he saw the man walking away from the scene.

Police found the man at his residence later, noting that his Mustang's engine was still warm and that there was a hammer in the passenger seat. The man denied having anything to do with the incident. 

Oct. 5

Rowdy neighbor

10:08 p.m. — 200 block of Valencia Drive

Trespass. Police arrested a 56-year-old woman for continuing to harass her neighbor by yelling obscenities and walking around her property, despite being previously issued a trespass warning for the very same reasons. When police asked her what was going on and why she was at her neighbor's house, she told them to ask her neighbor's son.

The son said this is an ongoing problem. The neighbor told officers she wanted to press charges. On her way to the Police Department, the woman "kept yelling and insulting" the officers, according to a police report. She complained that her feet and hands were swollen, and the Fire Department was called to provide medical assistance.

Her dog was taken to the Police Deparment for safekeeping. She didn't provide officers with keys to her house to get her pet, as "she leaves it unlocked all the time."

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