Resident approached by random man asking for $200

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May 15

Breaking and not entering

2:28 a.m. — 200 block of East Granada Boulevard

Vandalism. A passerby who had been charging his phone in the area walked by a local sandwich shop when he noticed one of the front windows had been busted open. He didn't see any suspects in the area, but called police to report the crime.

Upon police's arrival to the business, they observed the broken window as well as broken neon sign. The reporting officer didn't see any items that appeared out of place, nor any that could have been used to break the window. There were no other signs of forced entry, and all the doors were secured. 

The business owner arrived within the next hour and together, they reviewed video surveillance from that night. However, they discovered that the cameras were not recording at the time of the incident. The business owner told police he suspected a disgruntled employee had been the culprit.

The damage was estimated at $5,500. The business owner wished to press charges. 

May 18

Money matter

12:39 p.m. — 500 block of South Ridgewood Avenue

Suspicious incident. Police were dispatched to a residence after a 61-year Ormond Beach woman reported that a man had entered her backyard and approached her regarding $200 she allegedly owed him. The woman didn't know the man, and called police.

She told officers that he appeared to be under the influence "of something," or was mentally ill. He walked up to her front porch and tried to open her storm door, at which point she got between it and him and told him she was going to call the police. He then left.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate him nor the vehicle the woman described he was driving. 

May 19

Revealing evidence

3:17 a.m. —  100 block of Green Forest Drive

Possession of fentanyl. Officers responded to an Ormond Beach home in reference to a trespasser. Police spoke with him upon their arrival, and the trespasser, a 46-year-old Ormond Beach man, was escorted to the front of the property where he retrieved his personal bag from the homeowner.

As he searched for his wallet in his bag, a capped syringe nearly fell out, and the man quickly shut the bag and tried to turn away from police. He was then placed in handcuffs and escorted to their patrol cars.

Officers asked him about the syringe, and the man said that it wasn't his, and that it must've been "planted" in his bag, in which police later found fentanyl. 

He was taken to jail.


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