12 p.m. — 700 block Benjamin Franklin Drive. Lost Property. An officer responded to a call of a possible theft. A resort worker reported that an iPhone was stolen, but it was later determined that the iPhone was just misplaced.
5 p.m. — 1500 block Main Street. Motor Vehicle Theft. A resident reported that his vehicle was stolen. He told officers that he parked his Nissan on Main Street and took a cab home at the end of the night. An officer checked to make sure the vehicle had not been towed from its parking spot.
1:28 a.m. — 400 block John Ringling Blvd. Dispute. A resident reported a muscular man pushing a woman. Both parties left the area.
2:22 p.m. — 500 block Beneva Road. Petit Theft. A woman left a store with $249 worth of merchandise in her purse. Outside the store, a security officer approached the woman and found several articles of stolen clothing, jewelry and a set of automated flashing lights in her purse. The incident was captured on the store’s video system and police took the woman to jail.
9:02 p.m. — 3700 Breezemont Drive. Noise Violation. A resident reported that his neighbor’s dogs had been barking for several hours. An officer went to the address and was unable to contact anyone — except the two loudly barking dogs caged in the pool area.
10 p.m. — 400 block Allendale Street. Criminal Mischief. A homeowner walked outside to discover that someone had knocked over a decorative gate outside her home. She went into great detail regarding “other incidences” that have occurred involving her neighbors. An officer spoke with several children and a grandmother next door, and all of them deny any wrongdoing.
DINE AND DASH
7:20 a.m. — 1900 block Main Street. Petit Theft. Two young men and two young women dined at a restaurant and left without paying. Later in the evening, the waitress and a security officer found the group. The manager of the restaurant said she wanted to press charges and police arrested one of the group members.
THE MORE THE MERRIER?
11 p.m. — 1100 block Myrtle Street. Landlord Tenant Dispute. A renter gave a landlord $600 for rent and various move-in fees. The landlord gave the renter a key, but when the renter arrived to move in to the apartment, he found someone else’s belongings.
2:50 a.m. — 10 S. Lime Avenue. Suspicion narcotics. An officer searched a suspect and found a blue bag of herbal potpourri synthetic marijuana. The suspect was transported to jail, and the synthetic marijuana was placed in police property.
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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.