Ormond man tells police he broke a home's window because people were chasing him

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June 7

Break in case of emergency

3:20 p.m. — 900 block of Oleander Avenue, Ormond Beach

Criminal mischief. Police received a call about a suspicious person in a local neighborhood, and when they arrived on the scene, they found a 40-year-old Ormond Beach man with his shorts falling down and blood running down his right arm.

The man told him that two people had been chasing him, according to a police report, and that he decided to hop a residential fence and knock on a window to try to get the homeowner's attention. He said he broke the window in the process, and that he then fell in the pool in the backyard. When he got out, he took off his shoes so no one would hear him moving around, he told police.

The officers soon discovered he had an open warrant for his arrest on a fraud charge out of Georgia.

Police knocked on the door for the home, but no one answered. There was a lot of blood in the backyard, according to the police report. Police noted that the broken window was very small and no one would be able to fit through it, nor gain access to a locked door. 

The man was taken to jail.

June 8

Camp dispersed

2:39 p.m. — 600 block of South Yonge Street, Ormond Beach

Trespassers. Transients in the woods? Open flames and prostitutes?

Police walked into a wooded area after receiving a call about the presence of a homeless camp, according to a police report. The officers did find transients, but no prostitutes or non-cooking flames. 

Each of the transients were trespassed from the property and given one day to collect all their belongings from the camp, which the report states was longstanding. 

The officers took photos and submitted them to the city's Neighborhood Improvement Division. 


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