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Cops Corner
Siesta Key Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 3 years ago

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by: Observer Staff

May 11
7:49 p.m. — corner of Gleason Avenue and Reid Street.
Driving Under the Influence. An officer pulled over a man driving on Ocean Boulevard without a seatbelt. When the officer approached the car, he noticed the man was eating a grilled steak with his hands and smoking a cigarette at the same time. The man was asked three times to put down the steak and cigarette and exit the vehicle, however, he kept trying to bring his cigarette. He was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a valid license.

June 22
3 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road.
Suspicious Incident. A Polish woman was swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and an unknown man with a scorpion tattoo on his hand approached her and started a conversation. The woman, who speaks little English, became uncomfortable with the dialogue. Then, a large wave struck the man, pulling down his swimsuit. Officers could not find the man.

July 29
4:35 p.m. — 4000 block of Shell Road.
Dog on County Beach. Shortly after demanding an off-duty police officer vacate a section of beach, a man began walking his dog down to the water. When deputies arrived, they noted the man seemed extremely intoxicated and refused to cooperate. When an officer told the man dogs were not allowed on the county beach, the man stated that he wasn’t violating the law, despite that he was standing next to a dog and holding its leash. While in the patrol car, the man told officers he would get even with them, and upon reaching county jail, he urinated in the holding area.

Aug. 17
11:59 p.m. — 500 block of Canal Street.
Battery. A woman reported that her neighbor had assaulted his roommate during a drunken brawl. When police contacted the two men, they said the altercation might have been about a woman who slept with one of the men, then began flirting with the other.

Sept. 23
3:45 a.m. — 100 block of Avenida Veneccia
. Prowler. A woman reported that a nude man was trying to open doors and windows to her home, while repeatedly asking for his clothes. After 15 minutes, the man left, and deputies arrived with a K9 unit. Officers didn’t find the man, but discovered that a neighbor’s porch screen was damaged and found clothes and a wallet in the backyard.

Oct. 12
10:13 p.m. — Intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Higel Avenue
. Driving Under the Influence. A deputy pulled over a woman who was driving erratically and tailgating a taxi. The officer could smell alcohol on the woman’s breath and asked her to step out of the vehicle to confirm. The woman said she could not perform the field sobriety test because she is a tennis player.

Oct. 18
2:16 a.m. — 300 block of Avenida De Mayo
. Driving Under the Influence. A man nearly backed his car into a deputy’s vehicle, then told the officer he had had “too much” to drink. When asked how much was too much, the man replied, “too much to drive.”




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