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Ormond Beach men caught arguing while drunk in middle of roadway

Also in Cops: Man steals two beers, arrested over $5 theft.

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April 15

Belt it out

2:20 a.m. — 100 block of Washington Street, New Smyrna Beach

Property damage. 

An Ormond Beach man was arrested after he and his friend were caught stumbling around, completely drunk, in the middle of a roadway.

The friends were fighting, but told the police officer they did not know what they were arguing about, according to the man’s arrest report. A third car drove by, only for the driver to say one of the two people had damaged his car earlier, by throwing a belt at it. 

The belt left about $300 in damage, the arrest report said. The suspect was arrested and taken to the county jail. The other suspect was charged with resisting arrest.


April 17

Two beer problems

9 p.m. — 700 block of Nova Road, Ormond Beach

Petit theft. 

An Ormond Beach man wound up in jail after stealing $5.22 worth of beer. 

The suspect walked into the store one evening, went into the cooler and took two beers, according to the man’s arrest report, without paying. The store manager said they have had to turn the man away before because he came into the store extremely drunk, and the associates would not sell to him. 

The Sheriff’s Office deputies only had the witnesses’ description and surveillance footage of the man, but began an investigation. 

Ten days later, the deputies found the man at his home, intoxicated, and he was arrested for the theft.


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