April 14, 2011
April 5, 5:02 p.m. — 1300 block of First Street. Animal Problem. A caller reported seeing several cats alone inside a parked SUV with its windows rolled up.
April 7, 2011
Sleeps with the fishes March 28, 1 p.m. — 100 block of White Oak Way. Suspicious Person. A man called police in reference to a dispute he had with someone over parking. The man said that the person with whom he had argued may be "part of the mob."
March 31, 2011
Looks fishy March 22, 7 p.m. — 1 block of Marina Plaza. Burglary. The owner of a fishing boat reported an on-board burglary. Someone had jimmied the door to get inside and stole 11 fishing rods, valued at $1,600.
March 24, 2011
Hey, Dizzy! Keep it down! March 15 9 p.m. — 1100 block of Tuttle Avenue. Noise Disturbance. Someone called to report a neighbor was playing the trumpet too loudly, because his home’s back door open.
March 17, 2011
March 8 8:25 a.m. - Bahia Vista Street. Road Hazard. A manhole cover was seen lying on the road, with the manhole exposed. However, no ninja turtles - mutant or otherwise - were seen in the area.
March 10, 2011
Feb. 28 Tired of it 4 p.m. — 1900 block of South Osprey Avenue. Suspicious Incident. Complainant said when he returned to his car in a parking lot, he noticed someone had let the air out of its right front tire. The man believes an elderly man, who likes to watch the parking lot, is to blame.
March 3, 2011
Feb. 22 Stunt woman 4:52 a.m. — 3000 block of Wood Street. Suspicious Incident. A woman was seen hanging off a man's car while he drove down the street. She reportedly fell off the car. Police arrived and tried to talk to the woman, but she said she did not want to file a report. She said her ex-boyfriend had moved into her home the previous day, but he was not going to stay there any longer.
February 24, 2011
Feb. 15 Card shark 2:35 p.m. — 3800 block of South Tamiami Trail. Petit Theft Shoplifting. A greeting-card store employee caught a middle-aged woman stuffing four or five cards into her purse and walking out the door. She was driving a Lexus SUV but didn’t want to pay for $15 worth of cards. They were Hallmarks, so the thief cared enough to steal the very best.
February 17, 2011
Feb. 7 Midnight meeting 1:36 a.m. — 5000 block of Circled Oak Drive. Grand Theft Auto. When a father went to check on his 15-year-old son about midnight, he noticed the teen was not asleep in his room and, in fact, he was not in the house at all. His wife's car was also missing. The mom called the Sheriff's Office and told them to search near the boy's girlfriend's house. Sure enough, there was her son … and her car. The boy was arrested.
February 10, 2011
Feb. 1 Dog dazed 3:50 p.m. — 4000 block of South Tamiami Trail. Theft. An employee of a store that sells puppies said a man with a toddler walked into the store and began playing with a 10-week-old dachshund. The man asked the employee what it cost. The employee allowed the man and child to play with the puppy while he left the room to check on the price. When he returned, the man and child were gone. A customer walking into the store said he just saw a man hurry outside with a dachshund stuffed in his shirt. A check of the store revealed a dachshund was missing. Someone was able to get the man's license-plate number before he could drive away.
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4 Ringling Holiday Splendor
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.