Unknown suspect steals mail from Ormond Beach post office

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June 25

Mail thief

4:02 p.m. — 200 block of Williamson Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Larceny. A post office employee was returning to work from her break when she spotted a man in the loading area.

As she didn't recognize him, the employee asked the man what he was doing, according to a police incident report. The man then took two buckets full of mail and emptied them into his white Lexus before leaving. 

The employee video taped the suspect as he left, but she and police were unable to decipher the license plate. 

June 30

Stuck in a ditch

6:06 p.m. — 700 block of Arroyo Parkway, Ormond Beach

DUI. Police arrested a 27-year-old Daytona Beach man who backed his mustang into a drainage ditch while driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the man's arrest report, police received a call regarding a vehicle stuck in a drainage ditch with its driver attempting to get out. However, the report states, the car's tires were just spinning in the mud. The reporting officer believed the man had attempted to reverse, or turn around, and backed straight into the ditch. 

When the officer approached the vehicle, the man was passed out at the wheel and breathing so heavily, the officer called for paramedics. After a couple attempts to get the man to wake up, he eventually rolled his head upward and nodded when the officer asked him if he was OK, according to the report. 

Police asked him to turn off the car, which he did after being asked twice. When the man stepped out of the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet and almost fell forward on the ground. He had to hold on to his car for support, but refused medical attention once paramedics arrived on the scene. He thought he was on LPGA Boulevard and as he spoke to police, his speech was slurred and he was having a hard time saying a complete sentence, the report states. 

The man agreed to perform field sobriety exercises, but couldn't successfully complete them. He was taken to jail.


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