4 a.m. — 3900 block of 61st Drive E. Burglary to an occupied dwelling. The victim stated an unknown attempted to make entry into her residence. The person was unsuccessful and fled in an unknown direction. The victim has security cameras on the exterior of the residence.
9 a.m. — 5600 block of 47th Court East. Burglary. Unknown person(s) kicked open the front door and entered the residence. The person(s) removed several items and then fled in an unknown direction.
Reported Aug. 19
2:42 p.m. — 15200 block of Skip Jack Loop. Petit theft. The complainant reported someone stole a UPS package from his residence. The package was delivered by UPS and dropped off by the driver at the complainant’s front door. A UPS representative advised the complainant the company would review its GPS technology from the delivery truck.
12:49 p.m. — 6600 block of 38th Lane East. Suspicious circumstance. The complainant was sitting in her living room when an unknown white male opened her front door. The male didn’t say anything and never made entry into the home. Once the complainant saw the male, he shut the door. The complainant’s husband went outside and didn’t see which way the male ran. There was a small, white, four-door car parked across from their house. When the responding deputy arrived, the car was gone. A case number was issued.
2 p.m. — 7100 block of State Road 70 East. Found property. The complainant stated an employee of his found a purse on a bench under a table in the dining area during her break. The items were listed on forms and the purse and all of its contents were placed in property and evidence at the Operations Center for safekeeping.
3 p.m. — 8320 Lockwood Ridge Road (Walmart). Grand theft. The victim stated he left his wallet at register 14 and an unknown person took $365 cash from the wallet. There was no security person working at the time to view security footage. Walmart was going to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office when a copy of the security footage was available.
6:20 p.m. — 2911 53rd Ave. E. (Walmart). Petit theft. The suspect took an HDMI cable out of the box and placed it into a stroller. He dropped the box on the floor and kicked it under the shelf. He and his wife then went to a cash register and paid for some items, but they didn’t pay for the cable. The couple then walked to the front of the store past all points of sale. Security then made contact with the suspect. The cost of the stolen item was $32. Walmart recovered the item without any damage.
9 p.m. — 6225 S.R. 64 E. (Walmart). Retail theft. The defendant was observed concealing items in her purse. She then exited the store making no attempt to pay for the concealed items. The complainant stopped the defendant and held her until sheriff’s office deputies arrived.
Reported Aug. 21
1:15 p.m. — 19900 block of State Road 64 E. Grand theft. The complainant reported an unknown person stole aluminum siding from her rental house. The estimated cost to replace the siding is $2,000.
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East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
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State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.