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Ormond woman's Joe Biden sign stolen from yard

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

June 24 

Perfume thief

9:17 a.m. — 200 block of East Granada Boulevard

Larceny. After receiving a heads-up that an unidentified suspect had been stealing colognes and perfumes from pharmacy retail stores in the area, an employee at an Ormond Beach store decided to double-check their own product shelves and noticed that they, in fact, had several items missing. 

He reviewed surveillance footage and found that the same suspect from the previous thefts had come into his store a few days before. The suspect disabled the lock on the cologne and perfume displays and stole over $3,000 worth of merchandise, according to the police report. 

The employee, on behalf of the store, told police they wished to press charges. 

June 29

Anti-hero

10:05 a.m. — 1600 block of North U.S. 1

Fraud. A Palm Coast man called police following his roommate's arrest after he noticed unauthorized uses on his credit card, which his roommate was supposed to be in possession of. The charges occurred after she was arrested at a local gas station.

The roommate told police hat she had last seen her wallet inside the man's truck, which she drove to the gas station before she was arrested. The vehicle was later towed, but when the man went to pick it up the next day, there was no mention of his roommate's wallet. Once she got out of jail, the pair looked inside the truck but were unable to find her wallet. 

The reporting officer then reviewed surveillance footage from one of the stores in which the card was attempted to be used, and spotted a suspect with a peculiar superhero-themed tattoo. The roommate recognized him as the clerk from the gas station. The case is still ongoing.

June 30

Sign stealer

9:21 a.m. — 300 block of North Ridgewood Avenue

Larceny. A resident's "Joe Biden for President" sign was stolen from her front yard, and the woman told police she suspected "Trumper's" were to blame. Her mailbox had also been tampered with, according to the incident report. 

The woman said the last time she saw the sign had been the previous evening, and said that the sign was worth about $10, though she got it for free. She was unable to pinpoint exactly who might be responsible for the theft since no one had commented on the sign before.

She wished to pursue charges if a suspect is found.

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