Man who gave police a fake name insists he has multiple names

This week in Cops Corner...

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  • | 3:00 p.m. January 17, 2023
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Jan. 5

Crimes for cash

10:30 a.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Larceny. A man suspected to be affiliated with a Houston-based criminal gang forced open an ATM machine with a crowbar at the entrance of a local supermarket, stealing $821 in cash. 

According to a police report, the man caused an additional $1,000 in damage to the machine and its safe. A loss prevention manager with the ATM company told police that the gang, known as the "Market Street Money Gang," has committed these exact rimes in several different states across the U.S. He wished to pursue charges if the suspect is found.

Jan. 10

A man of many names

6:10 p.m. — 300 block of South Beach Street, Ormond Beach

Resisting an officer without violence. Police received a call about a suspicious man lying face down on the grass, and once they arrived at the scene, discovered the man was asleep. 

An officer woke him up and asked him for his name, according to a police report. The man, a 47-year-old transient, gave the officer a fake name. When the officer asked for his name a second time, the man was adamant that the fake name was indeed his real name. 

The report states the man went on to make statements "of him not being born" and that he didn't remember where he was from. Officers were able to confirm his identity and discovered the man had a warrant for a narcotics charges out of New Jersey. 

When asked if this was the reason he gave a false name to officers, the man denied the allegation that the name he gave was fake and said he actually had three different names for himself, according to the report.

He was taken to jail.

Jan. 13

Disappearing vase

10:20 a.m. — 400 block of South Yonge Street, Ormond Beach

Larceny. An elderly woman walked into a local furniture store with a "seemingly empty bag" on her shoulder, according to a police report. When she left the store approximately one minute later, the bag "appeared to be bulging wide."

A few days later, the furniture owner contacted police. His wife had realized that a vase was missing.

She checked the store's cameras and discovered the woman, described as an African American wearing a white mask and sunglasses in the police report, had stolen the vase, valued at $260.

The store owner wished to press charges if she is identified. 


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