4:31 p.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Mental Case. A hotel manager reported a guest was behaving strangely and had turned over his salad plate onto a chair. The guest told police he was recently released from Manatee County Jail after he demanded that a store clerk install a LoJack chip inside his 10-year-old son; he said voices belonging to either Jesus Christ or the Boogeyman told him to do so. He also told police he was fighting the devil and if he ate poisoned mushrooms, “It would not look like suicide.” The man told police to wait while he grabbed the slingshot he dropped in an earlier battle with a demon. No slingshot was located. Police transported the man to Manatee Glens Treatment Center in Bradenton and completed Baker Act paperwork.
Read the rest of Longboat Observer's Cops Corner here.
Put that dog on a leash!
6:30 p.m. — 4900 block of 34th Avenue East. Animal bite. The complainant was walking down the road, allegedly stepping in the grass of the neighbor’s property. The neighbor’s 11-month-old American bulldog was loose and bit the victim on the back of her left leg, causing a small puncture. An animal Control office took photos, completed the appropriate forms and took the dog for quarantine.
Final resting place?
10:35 a.m. — 700 block of Central Avenue. Suspicious Person. A woman told police that she observed a man walk up to the locked front door of a theater, where he left a small dead yellow parakeet in the dirt near the front door.
Read the rest of Sarasota Observer's Cops Corner here.
Some light lifting, too
Noon — 4000 block of Banan Place. Grand Theft. A woman reported a man she had met through a craigslist.com ad for movers had stolen money from her purse at Target as well as items from her residence. She had hired the suspect and a second man to help her move. During that move, she reported, she noticed several iPods and jewelry were missing. Among the jewelry reported stolen were diamond and emerald rings and a pearl necklace. The mover apparently had more on his mind than lifting furniture.
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A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
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The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.