Horses gone wild!
6:45 a.m. — 2800 block of 48th Drive East. Animal complaint. The responding deputy arrived in reference to a call of a large horse running loose in the 2800 block of 38th Avenue East. Upon his arrival, the deputy observed the horse repeatedly attempt to enter the pasture located between 30th Street East and U.S. 301 from 48th Drive East to 38th Avenue East. The deputy had dispatch attempt several phone calls to locate the horse’s owner. The deputy attempted to push the horse toward a gate into the pasture but was unsuccessful. The horse skirted the perimeter of the property, attempting several times to push through the fence. The horse made his way to the 2700 block of 48th Drive East and was nearing U.S. 301. The deputy cut the horse off with his vehicle, trying to turn him away from 301. The horse continued to ram the fence trying to get to the pasture.
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It’s not them, it’s you
7:30 p.m. — 1300 block of South Tamiami Trail. Trespassing. A coffee shop employee called police to report a customer who kept harassing the staff. Police located the suspect outside, and he explained “the entire city just wants to harass him” and stated various businesses around town have issues with him. When he was handed his trespass notice that banished him from the property, police explained that the problem most likely lies with him and not all the businesses in town.
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10:25 p.m. — 3100 block of GMD. Public Service. Police checked on the welfare of a woman, who said she was OK and was waiting for the bus to Sarasota. The woman was still waiting 45 minutes later, so police drove her to Sarasota themselves.
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Where am I?
4:04 a.m. — 5300 block of Ocean Boulevard. Impaired Person. A caller complained that when he woke up, a man he did not know was in his hotel room. When a deputy arrived, the deputy found the man sleeping in a chair in the room. The man appeared to be intoxicated; the deputy had difficulty waking him. Once he was awake, the man didn’t know where he was or how he had ended up there. He also told the deputy he had no idea where he was staying in Sarasota, and he could provide no phone number for the deputy to call, to reach someone to take care of him. The man said he had drunk 24 beers the previous night, but he would not say whether he was an alcoholic. He did tell the deputy he drinks every day. The deputy invoked the Marchman Act and transported the man to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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