COPS CORNER: The sod thief

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Dec. 16

The sod thief

9:30 p.m. First block of Peppercorn Drive.

Larceny. A witness saw a man drive onto a construction site and start loading a pallet of sod piece by piece into a white sedan. Deputies searched for the car and found it at a home, next to a man who was washing dirt off his driveway. The man, 41, admitted he'd stolen the sod and placed some of it in his yard. He opened his trunk to reveal more of it. He said he'd been drinking and had a "lapse in judgment." He'd used his child's wheelbarrow to make several trips to pick up the sod before he used his car. Deputies arrested him for theft and for trespassing on a construction site.

Dec. 17

'Bad service' blowup

4 p.m. 200 block of Palm Coast Parkway.

False report of a bomb. A 68-year-old man called a television service provider and said he was going to bomb the store location because he was upset about his service, a company representative told Sheriff's Office deputies. When a deputy spoke to the suspect, he denied making a bomb threat but said he'd been upset because he'd already called five days in a row about missing channels.

Dec. 19

Un-neighborly conduct

10:53 p.m. First block of Breylin Pass

Physical disturbance. When a man pulled into his driveway, his neighbor walked over, complained about his driving, then began yelling and banging on the car's window. The neighbor then opened the car door and started punching the victim. A security camera captured the incident, and deputies arrested the assailant for battery.



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