6:30 a.m. — 1800 block of South Osprey Avenue. Criminal Mischief. A man told police that someone stole $200 worth of PVC pipes he had placed around some bushes for future irrigation in his side yard.
12:08 a.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Family Dispute. A man reported that a couple of drunken people at a bar bumped into his girlfriend and that he and the couple exchanged words and pushed each other before they left.
1:30 a.m. — 1800 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Person. A woman reported that “a creepy man” driving a white Mazda Miata approached her and asked her if she wanted a ride. Police later found the man, who had a multitude of previous charges, and warned him not to ask women he doesn’t know about rides.
2:51 p.m. — 3500 block of Fruitville Road. Trespassing. A drug-store manager told police two men keep panhandling on the store property.
7:29 p.m. — 1300 block of South Tamiami Trail. Theft. A grocery store manager told police employees intercepted a man trying to steal a razor. The manager told police two months ago, a couple stole $400 worth of merchandise. The manager questioned whether the man who fled with the razor was involved in the previous theft.
It’s a smash hit
6:56 a.m. — 1900 block of North Orange Avenue. Criminal Mischief. A woman reported that a small rear passenger window in her car was smashed out.
10 a.m. — 1600 block of South Osprey Avenue. Assault. A nurse reported that a patient lunged at her and grabbed her around her neck. The nurse intends to press charges.
No shirt, no soliciting
1:09 p.m. — 1500 block of First Street. Panhandling. A city employee pointed out a man with no shirt panhandling in front of City Hall.
6:30 p.m. — 3500 block of South Tamiami Trail. Family Dispute. A couple in a mall parking lot got into an argument that witnesses said got violent. The couple did not want to press charges.
7:35 p.m. — 2400 block of North Tamiami Trail. Theft. A woman reported that her boyfriend left all of her belongings at the front door the night after they had a fight. She reported that several things were missing, including her underwear, DVD player, food stamp card and sunglasses. She suspects the neighbors picked through her belongings.
Sense of entitlement
8:30 p.m. — 500 block of South Pineapple Avenue. Landlord Dispute. A renter told police his landlord’s daughter-in-law kept parking behind him and blocking him. The landlord told police the renter isn’t allowed to park in the spaces because they are privileged spaces that require a monthly parking fee.
9:11 p.m. — 1900 block of Main Street. Trespassing. A man who was drunk and causing a disturbance inside a movie theater was trespassed from the property.
On borrowed time
11:40 a.m. — 3300 block of Central Avenue. Vehicle Theft. A man reported that he let an acquaintance borrow his rental car, and it was never returned.
Steep shopping trip
1:30 p.m. — 3500 block of South Tamiami Trail. Lost Property. A woman reported she lost her credit cards and driver’s license while shopping in a plaza.
1:45 p.m. — 1700 block of South Tamiami Trail. Theft. A construction worker reported that someone stole $13,500 worth of aluminum from a Sarasota Memorial Hospital construction site.
Return on investment
3:09 p.m. — 2800 block of Fruitville Road. Schemes to Defraud. A woman reported that a former employee used company accounts and computers to purchase five iPads and a $500 Apple gift card.
12:34 a.m. — 2000 block of Seventh Street. Robbery. A woman told police that four men began throwing eggs at her in front of her house and stole $450 in cash from her front right pocket.
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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.