19-year-old NSB man charged with breaking into car

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Erik M. Ramos, a 19-year-old city resident, was charged early Friday with burglary of an automobile and other multiple felony narcotics charges after trying to break into a motor vehicle in the 600 block of Faulkner Street, police reported.

Police said they received a call of a man breaking into vehicles Faulkner just after midnight and set up patrols in the area. Police said Ramos attempted to elude them by running through yards and jumping fences. He was detained near the intersection of Ronnoc Lane and US 1.

When police arrived, Ramos tried to run away, but was captured a short time later, police said. A search of his person produced multiple pouches of varies narcotics in his pockets as well as several items suspected to have been stolen from burglarized vehicles in the area, police said. Ramos was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach where he was being held on $6,500 bail.

Police are encouraging residents to call 386) 424-2000, if they find their vehicles have been burglarized and items stolen. Please refer to the case number: 2008-12-0069.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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