DOLLARS AND SCENTS
9:30 p.m. — 2300 block of Sixth Street. Burglary-Structure. A man said he spent the night at another house, and when he came home, he realized another person had been in his apartment. The suspect took about $150 and a bottle of cologne from his bathroom. The man said a group of people was outside in his neighborhood and made a passing comment about the man’s collection of firearms. The man moved his gun collection to another place after the comment, and he said he believes that was the motive for the burglary.
7:45 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Theft. A man said he was waiting at a bus stop when his ex-neighbor approached him. The ex-neighbor asked the man if he could have a yogurt, and the man said no. The ex-neighbor went through the man’s grocery bag, took an orange yogurt and ran across the street.
8:39 a.m. — 1400 block of Central Avenue. Suspicion General. A person notified officers that a man was going through items inside a burned residence. Officers made contact with the man, who was the owner of the residence and had a right to be on the property. Officers advised the man to be cautious about being inside an unsafe structure.
HISTORY IN THE TAKING
10:13 a.m. — 3400 block of Higel Avenue. Theft. A Sarasota County official said he received information that a historical marker had been taken from Galvin Park. The marker had been affixed to a metal pole by bolts. The official said he believed at least two people were involved in the theft, due to the weight of the marker, which is approximately 40 inches wide and 36 inches tall.
RISE AND GRIND
Noon — 2000 block of Ringling Boulevard. Suspicion Person. A complainant notified officers that three people were present inside of a skate park before it was scheduled to open. Officers told the subjects they could return to the skate park in an hour, when it would officially be open. The subjects left the area without incident.
SIGN OF THE CRIMES
10:06 p.m. — 4900 block of North Tamiami Trail. Dispute/Fight. An employee at a hotel said a man came to the property and started causing a disturbance. The employee said the man jumped a fence to get inside, pulled parking signs out of the ground and threw a huge rock through the back window of a vehicle. The employee said he did not know the man, other than that his first name was Nick or Pablo. Officers were unable to locate the man.
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.