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Cold, angry woman attacked man in blanket battle October 16, 2014

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DeLand police rushed to a home where neighbors reported a woman had been screaming outside for 15 minutes only to find out she was fighting over a blanket, according to an arrest report.

sfl-flduh-blanket-battle-20141015-001Officers found Emma Campbell at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday at 729 Lindley Blvd. and, after an investigation, arrested and charged her with battery causing bodily harm.

Campbell, 20, of Wesley Chapel, left several long, deep scratch injuries on her boyfriend, Alexander McCall’s chest, back and upper right thigh, a report shows.

Police determined that the fracas was over a blanket. Campbell and McCall, 20, in a relationship for three years, were breaking up and could not agree on who was going to use the blanket Tuesday night.

That prompted a fight and a tug of war over the blanket as there was a dispute over the temperature setting of the air conditioning, police said.

Campbell then attacked McCall with her fingernails, police said.

“Due to Campbell’s aggressive attacks with her nails, McCall shoved her off of him at which time she landed on the floor,” officers wrote in their report.

Campbell claimed McCall cut her lips but police did not see any injuries on her, the report said. Campbell was released Tuesday from the Volusia County Branch Jail on her own recognizance.

 

Potty mouth? Man attacked neighbor who allowed him to use toilet October 15, 2014

A man who let his locked-out neighbor use his bathroom was repaid by being threatened and attacked with a crowbar, according to a sheriff’s report.

sfl-flduh-neighbor-use-toilet-20141014-001Norman Newkirk was badly in need of a bathroom about 7 p.m. Friday, but found he had locked himself out of his Jungle Road apartment. The 50-year-old went to his neighbor who agreed to let Newkirk use his bathroom.

It is not clear what sparked what came next. Neighbor Howard Williams told Volusia County sheriff’s investigators that shortly after he allowed Newkirk to use the toilet, he heard Newkirk yelling from the bathroom that he would “smear (expletive)” all over Williams, the report states.

Newkirk came out into the living room, got into Williams’ face and punched him in the nose, deputies said. Newkirk then grabbed a crowbar and threatened to hit Williams. As Williams, 59, tried to grab a wooden club to defend himself, Newkirk struck him in the back with the crowbar, deputies said.

Williams, who could not be reached Monday, then hit Newkirk in the head several times with the wooden club, a report states.

A drunken Newkirk said he was upset that he had locked himself out of his apartment, the report said.

Along with the 12 stitches Newkirk needed to have his head patched, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

After being cleared from Bert Fish Medical Center, Newkirk was carted off to the Volusia County Branch Jail sporting a bandage on his head. He was being held Monday on $5,500 bail.

 

Woman charged with 4th DUI flashed ‘bare buttocks’ October 5, 2014

Filed under: Abuse,Bizzarre,Controversy,Disgusting,Disrespectful,Drunk,DUI,Funny,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 3:35 pm

A birthday celebration turned sour for a North Lauderdale couple when both were accused of DUI after a road-rage incident in Coral Springs, police said.

sfl-flduh-4th-dui-bare-buttocks-20141002-001Records show it was the fourth DUI arrest for Michele Ann Rivera, 49, and the first for Stancel Ganus Kinsley, 68, who were returning home from Kinsley’s birthday outing at 1:13 p.m. Sunday.

Another motorist called 911 and told police Rivera was driving a 1999 silver Toyota 4Runner all over the southbound lanes in the 1200 block of North University Drive, according to the arrest report.

The witness told police Rivera stopped in the middle of traffic, got out of the driver’s seat, walked to the car behind her vehicle and yelled at that driver for following too closely. Rivera went back to her SUV but got in the passenger side after Kinsley went around the vehicle and got into the driver’s seat, the report stated.

When police arrived they noticed both Rivera and Kinsley had a strong odor of alcohol, watery, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Officers also found an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka in Rivera’s purse, police said.

After repeated police requests, Rivera agreed to take a roadside sobriety test but had trouble getting out of the SUV and walking around it, the report stated.

She was unable to complete several sobriety exercises and kept asking if she was under arrest. When Rivera was put in the back seat of a patrol car she noticed Kinsley was being arrested too. Rivera spontaneously blurted out, “He wasn’t driving, I was,” the report stated.
When Rivera and Kinsley were taken to the police station Rivera became loud and abusive. She lifted her skirt and flashed her bare buttocks at an officer saying, “This is the best you’ll ever have,” the arrest report stated.

She refused to take a breath-alcohol test but when asked if she had been drinking, Rivera said, “Obviously,” and admitted to having a few vodkas with cranberry juice since 8 a.m, police said.

Kinsley admitted to drinking since 10 a.m. at a restaurant. He failed several roadside sobriety tests and said, “I’m done, take me.” His breath-alcohol test was over the legal limit, police said.

He claimed several times to be the driver of the 4Runner, but later admitted Rivera was driving and that they had switched places just before police arrived, the report stated.

Rivera has a revoked license and a record that includes convictions for DUI in 1997, 2003 and 2010; leaving the scene of a crash and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Rivera is jailed on $66,000 bond. Kinsey was released on a $500 bond, court records showed.

 

Man, 26, punches 80-year-old during foul language feud October 1, 2014

A man was arrested on Sunday after deputies say he punched an elderly man who asked him to stop using foul language inside a Port Orange Applebee’s.

sfl-flduh-foul-language-feud-20140930-001Police said Mikie Dominic Sawyer, 26, was talking obscenities at the bar at the Dunlawton Avenue Applebees just before 80-year-old Harry Sander approached him and asked him politely to stop using the “F” word, and to stop talking so (in expletives) and loudly about body parts.

Sanders told police Sawyer said he didn’t have to stop cursing if he didn’t want to before punching Sanders in the face and pushing him to the ground.

A witness to the disturbance told police he also heard Sawyer cursing loudly and reiterated to police how Sanders had described the incident.

The witness said after Sanders asked Sawyer to stop, Sawyer told him, “I don’t care where you are from, whether it be Russian or Dutch, take your (expletive) to the other side of the bar,” before punching him.

Police said several other witnesses described the incident similarly. However, one man said he thought Sanders may have also pushed Sawyer.

Sawyer left the restaurant before police arrived, but was later pulled over after police got a description of his vehicle.

Sawyer told police that Sander was the one who actually punched him, but a police report stated that while Sawyer had no bruising to his face, he did have discoloration and bruising to his knuckles and fingers.

Police arrested Sawyer and was charged with battery on a person over 65 years of age and disorderly conduct.

Sawyer was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he is being held on a $2,500 bond.

 

Mom hid baby in car’s trunk to avoid ticket for not having car seat September 25, 2014

Custody of a 5-month-old boy found in the trunk of a car near Lauderhill may be given to the baby’s father or great-grandmother pending the outcome of a home study, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

sfl-flduh-hid-baby-trunk-ticket-20140924-001Broward juvenile dependency Judge Hope Tieman-Bristol made the ruling Wednesday morning. The baby’s mother, Breona Synclair Watkins, 19, attended the hearing in handcuffs.

Watkins was arrested early Tuesday and charged with child abuse, resisting an officer and five traffic-related offenses, including driving without a license and failure to have a child restraint, jail records show.

She is accused of having a 14-year-old boy put the baby in the trunk through an opening in the back seat of the 2005 Dodge Stratus that Watkins was driving. She later told deputies that she did it to avoid getting a ticket for failing to have a child safety seat in the car, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Her grandmother, Laura Richardson, also attended the hearing and told reporters outside the courtroom Wednesday that the episode was a big mistake.

“She got frightened and she did what any child would do because she’s still a child,” Richardson said. “She’s a good mother but she’s still young and she just made a mistake. We all have made mistakes, I’m sure.”

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, a deputy followed Watkins after noticing a headlight was out. The deputy stopped her after about a quarter-mile near the 3100 block of West Sunrise Boulevard, according to the arrest report.

About 15 minutes into the traffic stop, a second deputy heard the baby crying in the trunk, the report stated.

Deputies found the baby lying among plastic bags, garden shears and a large, rusted tire iron. Also surrounding the baby were a used gas can and other hazardous materials. The temperature inside the trunk was significantly warmer than the air outside, deputies said.

The child has been in state foster care since then and was said to be doing well. A guardian ad litem has been appointed to represent the baby’s legal interests while relatives are interviewed for placement, DCF spokeswoman Paige Patterson-Hughes said.

“The court wants that home study completed and if that’s positive then it has to be presented to the guardian ad litem,” she said. “The next step is to have the child moved from foster care to relative care.”

The process typically takes several days.

“They try to get these done pretty quickly,” she said. “There will be supervised visitations permitted.”

The next dependency hearing was scheduled for Oct. 20.

Watkins remained in the Broward Main Jail on Wednesday on a $7,000 bond, jail records showed.

 

A man named Able sure did raise a lot of Cain during a traffic stop

A 34-year-old Crestview man is accused of threatening to kill a deputy’s family after being arrested for allegedly driving without a valid license.

sfl-flduh-threatened-deputys-family-officers-s-001Larry Joe Able was pulled over on Sept. 12 by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies for a broken headlight, according to the arrest report. When the deputy asked him for his license, registration and insurance, Able said he didn’t have his license with him.

When the deputy asked if he had a driver’s license, Able replied, “No,” the report said. A check found that Able had three previous convictions for driving while his license was suspended, as well as a current suspension.

Able was arrested, and on the way to jail, because spitting through the cage, according to the report. He “intentionally spit through the cage,” hitting the deputy in the side of the neck twice.

He also began threatening the deputy, telling him, “When I get out of jail, I am going to kill you and your kids,” the report said. He also threatened to make the deputy “pay.”

Able is charged with driving with a suspended license, battery on a law enforcement officer or firefighter and corruption by threat against a public servant.

 

Victor Nash, 18, Accused Of Choking Out His Teacher Before Raping Her September 24, 2014

An 18-year-old student from South Dade Senior High School was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman two hours after dismissal, school district officials said.

Victor-NashVictor Nash faces charges of attempted felony murder, sexual battery and strong-armed robbery.

Miami-Dade schools police said the woman was not a student, but it happened at the school.

Students told Local 10 News reporter Jen Herrera that the victim was a teacher, but police have not confirmed that at this time.

According to the arrest report, Nash grabbed the woman inside a room on campus and body slammed her to the ground. While the victim struggled with Nash, he allegedly choked her until she passed out.

The report states Nash pulled the woman’s pants and underwear down and had sex with her while she was still unconscious. He then put the used condom in the victim’s purse.

Police said Nash stole the woman’s car keys and was found by police five hours later while driving the victim’s car along Southwest 312th Street and U.S. Highway 1 in Homestead.

The woman gained consciousness after Nash left the scene and notified police.

Detectives said Nash provided a full confession that was recorded.

 

 
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