May 27, 2010
May 18 Disco divas 1:45 a.m. — 3500 block of Fruitville Road. Suspicious Incident. Someone called the police to report six cars in a parking lot with loud music blaring and four or five women dancing provocatively.
May 20, 2010
May 9 Bible thumper 11:18 a.m. — 3000 block of Osprey Avenue. Suspicious Person. A woman was standing in the street, holding a red Bible, while yelling and cursing at no one in particular.May 9 Bible thumper 11:18 a.m. — 3000 block of Osprey Avenue. Suspicious Person. A woman was standing in the street, holding a red Bible, while yelling and cursing at no one in particular.
May 13, 2010
May 4 Cosmetic fix 1:10 p.m. — 1700 block of South Tamiami Trail. Reckless Driving. The complainant called police to report a woman swerving in the road. When he caught up to her at a stoplight, he saw why she was having trouble staying in her lane. She was staring in the rearview mirror while applying her makeup.
May 6, 2010
April 26 Natural setting 3:23 p.m. — 700 block of Osprey Avenue. Suspicious Person. A naked woman was spotted near a pond. The police report states, "Naked F by pond in corner by cluster of palm trees."
April 29, 2010
April 20 Burning rubber 7:26 a.m. — South Tamiami Trail and Bee Ridge Road. Road Hazard. A large tire was seen rolling down Bee Ridge Road and crossing Tamiami Trail. No word on its origin or destination.
April 22, 2010
April 14 Clean break 12:38 a.m. — 500 block of North Jefferson Avenue. Suspicious Person. The caller reported that a man was showering in an apartment complex's pool area. The man’s clothing was piled on the ground near the shower.
April 15, 2010
April 6 Family food 10:55 p.m. — 2800 block of Trinidad Street. Battery. An uncle and nephew got into an argument while standing in the kitchen of the home they share. The nephew said his uncle was threatening him and then opened a drawer to grab a knife. The nephew said he grabbed his uncle by the neck in self defense. The uncle said he was making food during the argument and grabbed the knife to cut the food, not to hurt his nephew. Neither the nephew nor uncle wanted to press charges.
April 8, 2010
Mountainous mistake 2:20 p.m. — 1200 block of South Tamiami Trail. Shoplifting. A couple walked into a new-age shop. They purchased a few items, and, afterward, the wife decided to get a massage. While she was being kneaded, her husband sat down and picked up a magazine — "The Mountain Astrologer." After the massage, the couple walked toward the exit, and the security alarm sounded. The man had placed the magazine in his bag. He said it was a mistake, but he was arrested anyway.
April 1, 2010
March 23 High school hooky 12:18 p.m. — 800 block of Orange Avenue. Suspicious Incident. A mother told police that her 17-year-old daughter left her high-school campus with an older teenage boy, who took her to Busch Gardens. Police were waiting for the two at school when they returned.
March 25, 2010
Low rider A utility worker called police to say that he was following an elderly driver, who had two flat tires on the driver’s side of his car. The worker tried unsuccessfully to get the man to stop, so, instead, he put on his hazard lights and followed the man down the street. They were going 20 miles an hour down Tuttle Avenue.
25 Free Summer Olympics for the kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 New Healing Tarot Two-Day Workshop with Edith Cheitman
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 Shabbat Shmooze - Dr. William Fogel
12:30 pm - 6:00 am
25 Special Sacred WESAK Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Event
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jolly good fellow
Just as Observer advertising representative Bob Lewis loves to garden, he also cultivates relationships with all of his co-workers and clients.
Going for the gold
Sisters Francesca and Elizabeth Martel returned victorious Monday, May 20, after a weekend at the Special Olympics of Florida State Summer Games, in Orlando.
Trevor Kunk is the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which the James Beard Foundation just named "most outstanding restaurant."