1:53 p.m. — 600 block of Rountree Drive. Boat Theft. A man told police that someone stole his boat from a floating dock on the canal behind his home.
Mobile home on the move
6:57 a.m. — 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Code Enforcement. Police told a man that he and his wife couldn’t spend the night in their motor home, which they parked in The Centre Shops parking lot.
6:18 p.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Lost Property. A woman reported her small blue wallet, which contained her passport and credit cards, was missing.
All’s well ...
8:30 p.m. — 3700 block of GMD. Welfare Check. A woman asked police to check on her mother after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. The mother was located and said she was OK.
Rain enters resort
9:30 p.m. — 3400 block of GMD. Property Damage. Occupants of the Seahorse Resort reported water coming into their hotel rooms through light fixtures and ceiling fans after a strong thunderstorm.
Hard at work
5:09 p.m. — 4000 block of GMD. Welfare Check. A day after a severe thunderstorm hit the island, a woman asked police to check on the welfare of her father. Her father was found in his yard doing yard work.
Construction noise reported
10:50 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Security Check. A man reported loud banging noises coming from a church. The loud noise was determined to be from a sewer line being repaired.
12:35 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Code Enforcement. A man was told he would be in violation of a town ordinance if he parked his motor home in a vacant parking lot behind Avenue of the Flowers for more than five days.
Stove fire extinguished
10:25 a.m. — 2200 block of Harbour Court Drive. Fire. A woman’s stove underwent an electrical fire, and the Fire Rescue Department disconnected the stove and aired out the home.
Domestic violence reported
12:29 p.m. — 4100 block of GMD. Domestic Violence. A man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and trying to force himself on her.
2:30 p.m. — 700 block of Hideaway Bay Drive. Animal Nuisance. A man told police that his neighbor’s dog came onto his property without a leash and came after his dog. Police spoke to the dog owner, who promised to abide by the leash law.
Fire alarm reset
7:50 p.m. — 1100 block of GMD. Alarm. Smoke from a kitchen caused a condominium fire alarm to go off. The smoke was cleared, and the alarm was reset.
3:42 a.m. — 1100 block of GMD. Driving Under the Influence. A man was pulled over for driving 70 miles per hour on Gulf of Mexico Drive. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and taken to Sarasota County Jail.
10:06 p.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Domestic Violence. A hotel desk clerk called police after a woman demanded her husband not be allowed access to their room. The husband walked into the lobby with scratches on his face and a bite mark on his arm. Both denied domestic violence and reported the scratch marks were from “rough, wild sex.” When the two were asked to fill out a report, the husband wrote that he fell down. The wife wrote, “My marriage is over! I’m done!” The husband spent the night in another hotel room.
Traffic offender arrested
2:33 p.m. — 4600 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. A man was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license after he was spotted tailgating another driver.
3:20 p.m. — Beer Can Island. Code Enforcement. A man was warned that if he played his boat stereo too loudly one more time near Beer Can Island, he would receive a notice to appear in court.
Flat tire reported
9:43 p.m. — 400 block of GMD. Public Service. A woman flagged down a police officer because her bicycle had a flat tire, and she couldn’t find anyone to assist her. She and her bike were driven home.
9:01 a.m. — 4600 block of GMD. Recovered Property. Police confiscated marijuana discovered in a resort room after occupants had checked out. Police couldn’t determine to whom the marijuana belonged due to the number of people going in and out of the unit that weekend.
5:09 p.m. — 100 block of North Shore Road. Code Enforcement. Police saw a man crawling under a fence at the closed North Shore Road beach access. He promised to abide by the rules in the future.
Garbage gone missing
9:44 a.m. — 500 block of Gunwale Lane. Lost Property. A man called to report a stolen garbage can.
11:41 a.m. — 5400 block of GMD. Lost Property. A woman told police her blue checkbook-size coin purse, with a glassfish ornament and keys attached, was missing.
12:22 a.m. — 600 block of Broadway. Driving Under the Influence. Police arrested a man for drinking and smoking marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for drifting in his lane. Later, the man attempted to pass off toilet water as a urine sample.
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