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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015 5 years ago

Dropping stash doesn't help suspect

by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Also: Lean and grab and stranded in Ormond

April 10

Where did that leafy green stuff come from?

8:15 p.m. — 700 Block of South Nova Road

Possession of Marijuana.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the black Pontiac for in inoperable headlight. As he approached the car, the suspect got out. The officer explained why he was stopped, and asked the suspect to turn on the headlights so he could show him which one was not working.

When the suspect leaned into the vehicle, the report states he “fumbled around” with his pants. After a moment, he walked around to the front to observe the headlights.

The officer observed what appeared to be loose cannabis on the floorboard of the vehicle. Another officer arrived and observed a bag of green leafy substance under the car by the driver’s door. The substance had an odor of marijuana.

The suspect admitted to dropping the cannabis. A search of the car revealed rolling papers and a rolling machine. The substance tested positive for cannabis and the suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia.

April 11

Let’s swap two for one

6 p.m. — 700 Block of South Nova Road.


The store employee said a frequent customer came in and stole a video game. The victim said the suspect came into the store and asked to do a game swap. When he returned to the front of the store after retrieving the game the suspect wanted, he saw the suspect leaning over the counter and touching games on the shelf. He asked the suspect to stop leaning over the counter.

After the transaction, the suspect left, and the victim checked the surveillance footage. He saw the suspect reach over the counter, take a video game, and place it in a bag. He then leaned over, and started touching the games.

The victim said the suspect came in last month and completed a transaction form, which had his name, address and driver’s license number. He also found the suspect on

The stolen game was Madden NFL 2015 for Playstation 4, worth $54.85.

The victim said he wanted to press charges.

April 12

No camping allowed at store

5:42 p.m. — 1600 Block of West Granada Boulevard.


The victim reported trespassers on her property causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer saw that the suspect had camping gear spread all over a table outside the shop. The suspect said she camps in Daytona Beach, but was given a ride to Ormond Beach by a local church from the Votran terminal.

She claimed the church would not give her a ride back home.

The officer then made contact with three other suspects, who were smoking cigarettes about 20 feet from fuel pumps. They were all issued trespass warnings and left the property.

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