Ormond citizen calls police after repeatedly receiving random items in his mailbox

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June 8

Whose car is this?

1:33 a.m. — First block of New Britain Ave., Ormond Beach

Suspicious vehicle. Police responded to a local parking lot after receiving an anonymous call regarding a vehicle that had been running with the lights on for two hours. 

When police arrived, they discovered the vehicle was unoccupied, according to a police report. The keys were in the ignition. 

Officers tracked down the vehicle's registered owner and responded to her home; however, no one answered the door, and it appeared that no one was currently living at the home. There was a construction dumpster in the driveway, police noted, and signs that the home was being renovated. 

Police were able to obtain phone numbers for the vehicle's owner, her brother and father from her employer, but were unsuccessful in contacting her. 

June 24

Mailbox surprises

8:11 a.m. — 700 block of South Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach

Suspicious incident. An Ormond Beach resident called police after he found a small can of Coca-Cola in his mailbox. The soda was accompanied by a note written on a paper towel stating, "Sorry for your troubles."

The citizen told police that he believed his neighbor was to blame, and that he had received other items in his mailbox throughout the weekend — a headless statues and a lamp, according to a police report.

The citizen believed that this was all caused by an argument over a garage sale. 

Police spoke with the neighbor, who "adamantly denied" putting anything in the citizen's mailbox, according to the report. 


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