Ormond man arrested for calling 911 while disrupting a DUI investigation

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Aug. 15

Bear-y different

12:09 p.m. — 100 block of Midway Avenue, Ormond Beach

Animal bite. An Ormond Beach woman called police to report a bear had bitten off her dog's nose.

Yes, a bear. 

The woman told police that the "bear" had run up a tree in her backyard after the incident, according to a police report. Her dog ran underneath the foundation of her home. 

When the reporting officer arrived, he discovered that the "bear" was actually a large raccoon. The raccoon was lying on a branch about 40 feet up in a tree, and remained there for the entire time police were at the scene.

The dog, which is vaccinated against rabies, suffered bite marks and scratches on her snout and her paws.

Police placed a trap for the raccoon at the base of the tree, but it was still empty the next day and the raccoon had left. 

Aug. 28

911, what's your emergency?

7:56 p.m. — Intersection of John Anderson Drive and Beau Rivage Drive, Ormond Beach

Misuse of 911 system. Deputies arrested a 53-year-old Ormond Beach man who began disturbing officers while they investigated an incident involving his friend, who had been drunk driving.

Deputies had responded to the scene after the man's friend crashed his Jeep in a residential yard, according to a report. As they were speaking with the driver, who admitted to drinking and driving, the Ormond man showed up and continuously interrupted a deputy's conversation with the impaired driver. 

The man was instructed to stand "a safe distance away," the report notes, but the man didn't follow instruction and demanded to speak to a supervisor. He then called 911 despite deputies telling him not to. 

The man also attempted to enter the Jeep involved in the crash. Deputies noticed the smell of alcohol coming from his breath as well.

He and his friend were both taken to jail.


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