Brush with danger
3:14 a.m. — 200 block of Sands Point Road. Brush Fire. Police and firefighters responded to smoke and fire coming from the beach.
11:58 a.m. — 700 block of Linley St. Lost/Missing Property. A caretaker reported that a garbage can and two recycling bins had been taken from a property.
6:23 p.m. — 6800 block of GMD. Suspicious Person. While walking her dog, a woman noticed a man lying in the grass near a shopping center. Police found a man who matched the description and was wearing a knit cap, sweater, jacket and pants, despite the mild temperature. The man confirmed that he had been lying in the grass earlier. He was visiting Sarasota, walked to the area for exercise and sightseeing, and lay down for a quick rest. He declined an offer from police to drive him back to Sarasota.
8:18 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Dog Found. A medium-sized dog named Marley ran out into traffic, causing police to place her in the back of the patrol car. Marley got a ride to the police station, where her owners bailed her out and reported that she gets out sometimes.
Need for speed
6:57 p.m. — Gulf of Mexico Drive and St. Judes Drive. Traffic Violation. After receiving a complaint, police couldn’t find a speeding truck going up and down a road.
Crack this case
6:20 a.m. — Gulf of Mexico Drive and General Harris Street. Property Found. Police found a six-pack of Magic Hat beer and bottle opener left on the partition wall near the town lift station and placed it in found property.
6:24 p.m. — 4000 block of GMD. Suspicious Person. A couple of males, who were drinking alcoholic beverages outside a convenience store, had already left the area when police arrived.
11:41 p.m. — 1700 block of GMD. Reckless Driving. Police found a taxi, which was reportedly driving erratically, stopped on St. Armands Circle. After speaking with the driver, police determined that the vehicle was having mechanical problems and the driver was dropping off two people at a business.
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