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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 1 year ago

Ormond woman arrested for punching grandson after he poured $25 vodka down drain

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

Dec. 14

Weekend at grandma's

6:27 p.m. — 600 block of Wellington Station Boulevard

Battery touch. A 64-year-old Ormond Beach grandmother was arrested after she called police on her grandson claiming that he was abusing her and making her drink alcohol. Police noted that she was intoxicated at the time of the phone call.

When police arrived, the grandson told an officer that he had poured out a bottle of vodka, which his grandmother was drinking, into the sink. The officer asked the grandmother about this, but she changed topics and said she was being taken advantage of and verbally abused by her grandchildren. She added that she was irritated her vodka bottle was poured out, saying "he poured the $25 bottle of vodka down the kitchen sink and it would have lasted her a few weeks."

Because the grandmother admitted to punching her grandson in the chest at least one time, though he told officers it was actually three times, she was placed in handcuffs and eventually taken to jail. 

Dec. 15

What's yours is still mine

8:56 p.m. — 2200 block of Lipizzan Trail

Burglary. A 62-year-old man called police to report that his ex-wife had stolen $500 worth in CDs from his house in the week he was out of town. There were no signs of forced entry, but the man did mention to the officer that the dog door in the front of the house was "big enough for an average-sized person to fit through." 

Security footage showed his ex-wife walking through the interior of the residence and searching through papers laid out in the dining room table. She then entered a room near the front of the home, grabbing a bag. When she reappeared on the security footage, the bag contained multiple items inside. 

The man told police she had no legal right to be in his home, since the divorce was made official before the incident. 

Dec. 18


2 p.m. — 1400 block of Hand Avenue

Robbery without firearm. Police arrested a 23-year-old South Daytona woman who stole her last paycheck from her employer's pocket, placing him in a headlock while going through his pockets. The employer had recently informed her that it was not her payday. 

Jarleene Almenas is the associate editor for the Ormond Beach Observer. She has been with the newspaper since 2017 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to coming to the Observer, she worked with various Central...

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