Ormond man arrested for causing disturbance in neighborhood while drunk

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March 23

Shots, shots, shots

11:27 p.m. — 1200 block of Scottsdale Drive, Ormond Beach

Resisting officer without violence. A 39-year-old Ormond Beach man was arrested after causing a disturbance in his neighborhood while drunk.

Upon arriving, police report the man told them he had drunk "three, four or five shots" hours before, but was unable to stand straight, had glassy eyes and slurred speech, according to his arrest report. He became argumentative when officers asked if there was someone who could take care of him until the alcohol was out of his system. 

The man told them he would not be leaving his house, nor would he be going to jail. Police responded that they just wanted him to call a trusted adult, and that they would leave once the person arrived. 

Because the man was not willing to call anyone, officers decided to take him into custody under the Marchman Act, at which point the man resisted. As they walked him to the patrol car, the man began to yell racial slurs and profanity at the officers. 

He was taken to jail.

April 3

Third time is not the charm

3:35 p.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Petit theft. A 38-year-old Deltona man apologized and said he would not steal again after he was caught trying to leave with over $260 worth of groceries by a big box store loss prevention employee.

The employee told police he watched the man due to the large number of items in is cart, according to a police report. After the man passed all the registers, the employee asked to see his receipt. The man replied, "I'm sorry, please let me go, I will not do it again," the report states.

Police detained the man, at which point he declined to answer questions. He said he was on probation for petit theft, and had two prior convictions.

He was taken to jail.


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