February 2, 2011
The victim left her residence at 7:30 a.m., and, upon returning the same day at 5 p.m., she discovered her front door had been forced open.
January 26, 2011
The complainant reported she found several items of paraphernalia used for smoking marijuana in the residence. She suspected the items belonged to her brother, so she looked through his wallet while he was sleeping and found some green substance that appeared to be one gram of marijuana.
January 19, 2011
The female suspect was seen on camera, by loss prevention, placing a headband on her head in the accessories area of the store and then walking out of the store without paying for it.
January 12, 2011
Unknown person(s), possibly juveniles living in the complex, broke Styrofoam signs used to mark parking and rules of the complex at Heritage Harbour.
December 29, 2010
Since The East County Observer launched Cops Corner in August 1999, it has consistently been one of the most loved and most read features in the paper. It seems readers always want to know what kind of mischief is happening in their community.
December 22, 2010
The juvenile suspect selected five items from a dressing room, totaling $55.91, and placed them into her purse.
December 15, 2010
The suspect entered the store and was observed on surveillance video concealing a package of ice cream in his jacket and then exiting the store without paying for the item.
December 8, 2010
After receiving a call about juveniles in a red car traveling north on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, deputies responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle, which was pulled over after a traffic infraction was observed.
December 1, 2010
The victim reported an unknown person intentionally used a vehicle to strike her three garbage cans that were on the side of the road.
November 23, 2010
The suspect selected a cart full of merchandise, mainly children's clothing, and proceeded to the front of the store. He then grabbed the merchandise from the cart and exited the store, passing all points of sale without making an attempt to pay.
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