Not in Florida anymore 

Police dispatch asked officers to be on the look out for a white truck with a motorcycle in the back that had been driving recklessly according to reports from several people. The driver had apparently run someone off the road near Hwy 17.

An officer on patrol spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop near Yong’s Country Club. The officer told the driver why he had pulled him over and the man denied having been driving recklessly. He said that he’d hit the curb once and then had stopped in the roadway at one point to figure out where he was. He told the officer that he was lost and looking for the “W Subdivision.” The officer, unfamiliar with any subdivision by that name, asked him what he was talking about. The answer was “you know how the subdivisions go from A–Z.”

After being asked where he thought he was, the man replied that he was most obviously in Palm Coast, Florida. He was advised that he was not in Florida, which confused him. The driver told the officer that he was just in Florida and had gone out to get something to eat. He told the officer that he had a gun, but was licensed. He was asked to step out of the vehicle and complied, but the officer noted that he was very unstable. When asked if he had taken any drugs, the driver answered that he had taken several doctor prescribed medications for his heart problems, stomach ulcers and herniated discs.

EMS arrived. The man commented that he was confused how he’d ended up in Ohio from Florida. The man then made a comment about it being Saturday, when in fact it was actually Thursday. The officer conducted a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. He was arrested for DUI and given a blood test.

• A woman called police to report threatening phone calls being made to her residence. When she answered the phone a female voice asked her name and address. The caller then told her there was a bomb in her house. Nothing else was said. She told police that it had happened the previous night around 10 p.m. No explosions took place. She was given a CRN card.

• A woman stopped by Precinct 4 to report a theft by deception. She told officers that she met with a friend of hers who said that his cousin worked at Wal–Mart and could get an employee discount on flat screen televisions. Believing that she’d found a hook up for her television needs, she gave the friend $350 in cash to make the purchase. Over the next several days, the friend gave her several excuses why he could not deliver the TV, and then eventually just stopped answering her calls. She was given a CRN card and advised to follow up with detectives.

• A reported larceny lead police to a woman who said that someone had stolen $100 from her purse. The woman’s friend told police that the woman was intoxicated and had been disorderly. The woman threw a glass bottle at her when she was asked to leave. No injuries were sustained thanks to some fast footwork. The self–proclaimed theft victim had bloodshot eyes and was slurring her speech. She told the officer “through spontaneous utterance” that she had thrown a bottle at the other woman. No one on the scene saw anyone get near the woman’s purse or take anything from it. The woman who called to report the crime was arrested for public drunkenness.


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