Unknown suspect steals basketful of frozen TV dinners in Ormond Beach

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Feb. 5

Frozen dine and dash

9:31 a.m. — 700 block of South Nova Road, Ormond Beach

Shoplifting. An unknown man stole $45 worth of Banquet dinners from a local general store.

An employee told police that the man filled a basket with the frozen dinners and ran out of the store, according to an incident report. He got into a black sedan and drove away. The employee noted the vehicle's tag, but police were not able to find records of it..

The store wished to pursue charges.

Feb. 7

Fired up

8:51 a.m. — First block of Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Vandalism. Police responded to a vacant house after receiving a report about a fire in its front yard.

One of the officers spoke with firefighters on the scene, who believed that the fire was set intentionally as it contained several books and other miscellaneous items, according to an incident report. The officer was told that two days prior, an arson incident had taken place at the same house. 

The realtor for the home told police that its former owner had been evicted earlier that month and described him as "disgruntled about the foreclosure," the report states. Police suspect the former owner was responsible for both fires. 

Feb. 28

Club house

9:31 p.m. — 700 block of Alcazar Avenue, Ormond Beach

Noise. Police arrived to a neighborhood after receiving a noise complaint, and the reporting officer noted that, even at a distance of 150-175 feet, he could hear the sound of dance and club music coming from a home's open window. He could also see rotating shining lights. 

According to the report, it took the officer several moments to get the resident's attention. The resident, a 53-year-old Ormond Beach man, told him that he turns the music off at 10 p.m. and that he uses it to make social media videos and livestreams. He argued that there were other loud sounds in the area, including motorcycle noises. 

However, the officer informed him that the noise levels violated a city ordinance. The neighbor who complained to police said she would pursue a code enforcement violation.


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