4:17 p.m. — 5800 block of Midnight Pass Road. Petit Theft. A German tourist left her purse on the beach while she used the pool at her rental unit. A young man picked up the purse and fled in a “jacked-up muscle car.” The woman’s father followed the vehicle on a bicycle, but didn’t record an accurate tag number for the vehicle.
WITHOUT A TRACE
11 p.m. — 5100 block of Siesta Woods Drive. Vehicular Burglary. Deputies were unable to find fingerprints on a pair of Cadillacs that were left unlocked and, subsequently, burglarized. The owner reported that $10 in loose change, a vehicle user manual and one of the cars’ registrations was missing.
SHE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
12 a.m. — 8600 block of Midnight Pass Road. Suspicious Incident. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend, whose “mental state is questionable,” was contacting her in a harassing manner. She showed a judge text messages and emails from the man to receive a temporary restraining order.
9 a.m. — 5200 block of Winding Way. Vehicular Burglary. A woman reported that her Honda van was burglarized while she was sleeping. The vehicle’s contents were scattered about, and the unknown thief took a Gameboy. Officers found a fingerprint, but were unable to lift it off the car’s dashboard.
THE SMOKING GUN
10:37 a.m. — 4900 block of Commonwealth Drive. Burglary of a Vehicle. A woman reported that she awoke to find her Lexus’s doors ajar and noticed a dashboard panel in the vehicle had been pried off. She told deputies the unknown suspect took four or five cigarettes and her diaper bag, which was later found at a nearby intersection.
BABY NOT ON BOARD
11:11 a.m. — intersection of Commonwealth Drive and Midnight Pass Road. Found Property. A woman saw what she believed to be a purse on the side of the road and discovered it was a diaper bag upon further inspection. She told police it contained diapers and baby supplies, and officers determined it had been stolen out of an unlocked vehicle the previous night.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
5:15 p.m. — 5000 block of Ocean Boulevard. Petit Theft. Three teens wearing backward baseball hats walked into a convenience store, grabbed two 12-packs of beer, and said “thanks” to the clerk as they left without paying. The store manager was not able to keep pace with the two women and one man, all of whom ran into a neighborhood. Deputies canvassed the area and determined the teens jumped several fences while running along the Grand Canal.
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