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Duo arrested in burglaries after being caught in act by homeowner March 30, 2015

Volusia County deputies have arrested a duo they say teamed up to burglarize DeLand homes before they were caught in the act by a homeowner on Thursday afternoon.

Tobias-Cobb--Kimberly-Jarrell-jpgTobias Cobb, 35, and Kimberly Jarrell, 38, were arrested after deputies say Jarrell would knock on doors to check if potential burglary victims were home and if no one was home, Cobb would burglarize the house.

Deputies said Margaret Gulla, a former weightlifter, came home to her house on Princeton Road to find Cobb in a bedroom of her house.

“You are in my mother and dad’s house and it ain’t happening,” said Gulla.

When Gulla tried to call for help, Cobb smacked her phone out of her hand and punched her in the face, according to the report.

“He hit me, so I socked him in his eye and he was trying to get away and I had him by his shirt and I wouldn’t let go. I tried to drag him to get to the phone,” said Gulla.

A neighbor chased Cobb to a plaza on South Woodland Boulevard and flagged down a deputy.

Deputies said Cobb surrendered after a deputy tracked him to a closet and said “You can come out of the closet or you can be bit by my dog.”

Deputies found a hammer, rubber gloves and the victim’s family’s jewelry in his backpack, according to a release.

Cobb was charged with burglary with assault/battery, burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft, depriving the use of 911, resisting an officer without violence, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.

Jarrell was arrested on a principal to burglary charge after the neighbor spotted her walking with Cobb just before the burglary.

They were both booked into Volusia County jail.

“Just don’t come back to my house again, because the next time you’ll get shot,” said Gulla.

 

Woman tried to bring weed along for patrol car ride

A West Volusia woman is facing drug charges after trying to bring marijuana into the patrol car of a sergeant who offered her a ride, according to a sheriff’s report.

michelleThe sergeant responded about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday to a home near Orange City for a possible domestic dispute and met with Michelle Sanford “who was extremely intoxicated,” the report states. The sergeant determined Sanford had not been struck by her boyfriend, but asked if Sanford had somewhere else she could stay and offered to take her there.

Sanford, 36, brought clothes and an open beer, which the sergeant advised she could not bring, according to the report.

“Why don’t you take your weed with you,” Sanford’s boyfriend, Thomas Laudenslager, 46, said, according to the report.

Sanford said she would and asked the sergeant if she could take her weed and smoke a joint at her father’s house, according to the report.

Laudenslager then asked Sanford why she would actually say something that could get her sent to jail, according to the report.

“It’s just weed and he might be cool with it,” Sanford said, according to the report.

Sanford, after showing the marijuana to the sergeant, was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia and a misdemeanor drug offense, records show.

 

Man accused of exposing self in Wendy’s drive-thru

Orange County deputies arrested a man after they say he exposed himself to a Wendy’s drive-thru worker on Friday morning.

Nicholas-Garrison-jpgNicholas Garrison, 23, has been charged with exposure of sexual organs in the incident at the Wendy’s on Central Florida Parkway.

Deputies said Garrison drove up to the window and ordered a glass of water at 1 a.m. Friday and when the worker opened the window, Garrison was touching himself inappropriately.

The workers took pictures and video of the incident and called 911, according to the report.

Garrison was arrested on by deputies and booked into Orange County Jail.

 

Man accused of shoplifting adult pleasure device

The buzz in Vero Beach on March 16 was at Spencer’s in the Indian River Mall.

oscar_gil_mugA store manager told an Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy that a male and female walked in the store’s adult toy section where the female selected a vibrator.That’s where an 18-year-old man stands accused of absconding with a vibrator after a female friend picked up the pleasuring device and proclaimed, “I want this,” an affidavit states.

After she expressed her desire to possess the $12.99 erotic device, the male plucked it from its packaging and pocketed it.

They proceeded past all points of sale without paying.

The store manager evidently got bad vibes from the male, identified as Oscar Gil, of Fort Pierce, and stopped him.

A deputy asked to speak with Gil. He said he swiped the sex toy, the make and model of which were not included in the affidavit, after his female friend told him she wanted it.

“Gil told me there was no reason he took it and that he was just ‘stupid,’” the affidavit states.

Gil was arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting/retail theft charge.

 

Would-be bank robber was drunk, arrived by cab, and couldn’t pay the cab fare March 26, 2015

B9316747001Z.1_20150326134136_000_GPAAB300M.1-0Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and was drunk during an attempted heist of a Tallahassee bank Wednesday afternoon, police say.

The 46-year-old was arrested on charges of robbery, petty theft and resisting an officer after demanding $100,000 from a bank manager at the Capital City Bank on Capital Circle Northwest.

Geddie told the manager he had a .357 handgun, was carrying C4 plastic explosives and “would blow this place up,” court records show.

Police arrived at the bank to find the cab driver, who advised them Geddie was drunk and had not paid his $25.50 fare. The driver told police Geddie said, “I will take care of you when I come out.”

When police made contact with Geddie sitting in the manager’s office, he appeared “very intoxicated and spaced out,” according to court records.

Geddie did not follow officers’ commands and was tased during the incident. Court records say that when police told him he would be shot if he made any sudden movements, he said “well then kill me.” He was arrested without further incident. A search revealed Geddie did not have a firearm or explosives.

In an interview with police, the bank manager said Geddie indicated he also had the bank surrounded while continuing to demand the money.

Tellers alerted police to the robbery after the manager closed his office door with Geddie inside and they became concerned.

While being treated for Taser wounds at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Geddie indicated he had on two pairs of pants so he could remove one after the robbery to appear not to be the suspect.

The cab driver told police he wanted to press charges for the unpaid fare, which resulted in the petty theft charge.

 

Car chase suspect “wanted to get high before going to jail”

A man in a stolen car fled from Jupiter police, and then ingested cocaine and Xanax because he “wanted to get high before going to jail,” according to an arrest report.

runnerPolice said they stopped John Grossman, 25, at about 2 a.m. Monday near the McDonald’s at 6760 W. Indiantown Road because his headlight was out. When the officer ran the tags, he realized the car had been stolen, according to the report.

Officers said they could smell marijuana in the car. They also told him the car was stolen, but Grossman said he had just bought the car and could show them the title. When he was supposed to reaching over to the glove box, Grossman put the car in gear and took off toward I-95, according to the report.

After a brief chase that went onto the interstate, Grossman finally got out of the car. Officers said they saw a white powder on his face and he admitted to taking Xanax pills.

“I know what I did was stupid,” Grossman told officers, according to the report. “I’m just going to get high before I go out. … I know I’m going back to prison.”
Police found Xanax, cocaine, marijuana and about $700 in cash in the car.

He faces 11 different charges, including fleeing a police officer, driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, battery and possession of drugs with intent to sell.

He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $12,000 bail.

 

Deadbeat dad’s backyard meth cookout is a bust

On March 21, deputies responded to the home of William Mitchell Golden, 46, of 1892 Flowerview Blvd., Laurel Hill, for an active warrant for failure to pay child support.

william-mitchell-golden-and-gregory-parmerDeputies located Golden and Gregory Parmer, 51, of 6370 County Highway 147 Laurel Hill, in a shed on the property.

Golden was wearing a mask over his nose and mouth, along with safety goggles. Deputies immediately smelled a strong chemical odor in the shed, and saw paraphernalia associated with the use of methamphetamine in plain view.

Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit arrived and performed a consensual search of the property.

Several used “one-Pot” cooking vessels were found, along with a small amount of finished methamphetamine, Adderall, less than 20 grams of marijuana and a trafficking amount of methamphetamine oil.

Golden was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in methamphetamine.

Parmer was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both were transported and booked at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

 

 
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