call in the foot patrols
10:40 p.m. — 800 block of Bayport Way. Larceny. A woman put her shoes and orthopedic insoles under a chair before going for a walk on the beach. She returned to find them missing.
The damage is done
9:47 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Property Damage. Police found a directional sign knocked over and a storm drain nearby that was crushed. The damage was possibly caused by a semi-truck.
The one that got away
4:20 p.m. — 3400 block of Bayou Sound. Animal Nuisance. A woman reported a neighbor was walking his two dogs in October when one got loose and bit her three times. The man agreed to muzzle the dogs for future walks, but the woman recently saw the man’s wife walking the dogs unmuzzled. The wife said she had no plans to muzzle them. Police told the woman they could only require the owners to keep the dogs on their leashes. The woman understood but wanted the incident documented.
You’re Gonna Pay for that
8:59 p.m. — 6800 block of GMD. Civil Disturbance. A restaurant owner has a sign posted on his door stating he only accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, but a customer tried to pay his bill with American Express, which the owner doesn’t accept because of the transaction cost. It was the diner’s only form of payment available. He agreed to return the next day to pay.
3:04 p.m. — Linley Street. Property Found. A fisherman transported police to a yellow canoe that had drifted 300 yards offshore and had the name “Top Banana” on the stern. Police tagged the boat and placed it in the sally port area for safekeeping.
Bend the rules?
1:08 p.m. — 600 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Disturbance. A man became angry when a security guard told him she couldn’t allow a commercial vehicle behind the community’s gates after noon on a Saturday without permission from her supervisor, who wasn’t there. The man, who lives in the community, had approached the guard to let her know a veterinarian was on his way to treat his sick dog and that if the dog were euthanized, a commercial van would need access to remove its body. The man told police the guard wouldn’t listen and slammed the door on his hand. Police told the man he would have to take up the issue with his homeowners association.
Room for one more
11:23 a.m. — 6000 block of GMD. Parking. A man parked his car on the sidewalk because a parking lot was full because of construction. He pulled into a spot that opened up after police arrived.
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