Lost in translation
11:24 a.m. — 700 block of St. Judes Drive S. Civil Disturbance. A condo association vice president said a renter was violating bylaws related to blow-up swimming pools. The association treasurer then got involved in the matter. Police contacted the renter, but he only spoke French.
What’s your number?
8:38 p.m. — 400 block of GMD. Assist Other Agency. An unknown person entered a man’s locked car while he was parked at Lido Beach and removed his wallet and cash, then tried to spend $60 at a Longboat Key gas station but didn’t have the pin number to the card.
8:33 p.m. — 500 block of Chipping Lane. Suspicious Circumstance. A man received a phone call from a man named Kevin who said he wanted to come to the man’s home and perform an energy survey. The man agreed to schedule an appointment with Kevin because he was persistent, but when he called back, he got a voicemail.
Under my umbrella-ella-ella
2:03 p.m. — 3200 block of GMD. Civil Disturbance. A woman was lying out on the beach under her umbrella and went back inside her condo for a half-hour but returned to find her umbrella missing. She then found a man and woman lying under her umbrella to the south of where she had left it. The man said he had just borrowed it and offered her $5 for it. Police told the man and woman they were on private property and suggested they move to the public beach approximately 500 feet away.
7:22 p.m. — 600 block of Penfield Street. Boat. A man reported a boat stolen from his mother’s Cortez residence. He had tried to place a lien on the boat because the tenants hadn’t paid rent at his marina but found that repossession paperwork had been filed against the owners for missing payments. An agent for the man who was repossessing the boat removed it from the driveway; he appeared to have proper documentation.
1:10 p.m. — 2000 block of GMD. Domestic Violence. During a cab ride back to their vacation rental, a 22-year-old man got into an argument with his father about girls he had met at a bar. When they arrived, the man jumped out, grabbed his father from behind and began choking him. His father said his son drank too much and that the girls were going to take his money, but his son kept screaming that his dad had ruined his chance with the girls. The son was arrested.
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