Melbourne Woman Demands ‘Crack’ from Motorists

Woman asks motorists for crack cocaine while trying to enter their vehicles near Melbourne.
Woman asks motorists for crack cocaine while trying to enter their vehicles near Melbourne. (Photo: Brevard County Jail)

MELBOURNE, Florida – The Indian Harbour Beach Police Department responded to a parking lot on Eau Gallie Blvd. about a Melbourne woman attempting to enter moving vehicles and asking them for “crack.”

Officers met with two witnesses near Melbourne about the incident as they were trying to keep the woman, identified as 42-year-old Brooke Michelle Ashley, from falling.

“I made contact with the defendant Brooke Ashley who was unable to stand or talk coherently and stated that she had drank vodka,” the officer said.

Police attempted to help Ashley get a ride home, but she became increasingly agitated, according to the report.

“She was screaming and cursing, causing significant interference with customers and traffic attempting to use the parking lot,” officers said.

Two witnesses provided police with sworn statements about Ashley’s behavior and asking motorists for “crack” as she tried to enter their vehicles.

Police asked Ashley several times to calm down and stop screaming, but her behavior continued to escalate.

Officers tried to detain Ashley, but she resisted, pulling away and screaming. She was finally arrested for Disorderly Intoxication and placed in the vehicle, but Ashley continued to “scream and thrash” while being transported to the Indian Harbour Beach Police Department.

Once at the police department, she violently resisted officers and kicked one of them with her foot while “urinating all over the floor.”

Ashley had to be secured with a helmet because she hit her head on the walls of the cell.

After being secured, she urinated again in the booking room and continued to scream.

“The defendant threatened that she and her father are ‘going to kill’ me, my family, wife and police dog numerous times,” the officer wrote in the report.

Ashley was transported to the Brevard County Jail where she was charged with Disorderly Intoxication, Resisting Officer without Violence, Resisting Officer with Violence, and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.

According to jail records in Brevard County, Ashley was also arrested for Disorderly Intoxication on Aug. 3, 2017, in Micco.

On Tuesday, Ashley was arrested again in Indian River County for Disorderly Conduct. She has been arrested four times already this year in Indian River County on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Disorderly Intoxication.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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