Man and woman arrested after police found them inside abandoned Ormond Beach home

This week in Cops Corner...

  • Ormond Beach Observer
  • Cops Corner
  • Share

May 24

Room and board

11:55 a.m. — 500 block of Collins Street, Ormond Beach

Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Police arrested a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man after they were found inside an abandoned home. 

A concerned neighbor called police after she suspected there were people in the home, according to a police report. When the reporting officer arrived, he noticed significant amount of trash and debris around the home. The officer noted in the report that he had spoken to the home's owner several times, and that she's voiced a clear desire to ensure the home remains empty, including pursuing charges against anyone found inside.

The officer heard the two individuals moving around inside, and spotted the pair leaving from a broken window. He ordered them to stop and were held at gunpoint until other officers arrived on the scene, according to the report.

The pair told police that they were granted permission to stay in the home by a woman who works at a nearby bar, and were told to just clean and repair the home. The man later told police that his brother had caused damage to the property and that he just wanted to fix it. 

Both suspects were taken to jail.

May 26

Going for a 'long report'

6:27 p.m. — 100 block of South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach

Disorderly intoxication. A 48-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested after police say he tried to start a fight with a restaurant's staff and patrons.

Police responded to the restaurant after receiving a call about a disturbance, according to the man's arrest report. The restaurant employees had asked to man, who was drunk, to leave multiple times before he tried to cause fights and had to be escorted out. The reporting officer noted that the man's intoxicated state was evident due to his slurred speech and "glossed over eyes." When placed in handcuffs, the man told the officer he would fight him.

While in the back of the officer's patrol car, the man said, "I'm gonna make you call me an ambulance," according to his arrest report. He also asked the officer if he wanted a "short report or a long report," before bashing his forehead against the partition in the car. 

Police pepper sprayed him and pulled him out to wait for medical attention. He was then taken to jail. 


Latest News


Your free article limit has been reached this month.
Subscribe now for unlimited digital access to our award-winning local news.