December 16, 2010
Dec. 7 Unusual campaign strategy 11:15 a.m. — 7300 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Incident. A political party volunteer reported a man walked into the party headquarters and rambled about bad "guys," the Bible and Benjamin Netanyahu bringing guns to The White House. The man called himself Christ and called President Obama the anti-Christ. During the conversation, the employee determined that the real reason for the man's visit was to inquire about running for office.
December 9, 2010
Nov. 24 Fault line 12:04 a.m. — South Tamiami Trail and Vamo Way. DUI. A woman from Charlotte County was clocked driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, and a deputy stopped her. The woman had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and had bloodshot eyes. She failed a sobriety test, and on her way to jail she told police, 'It’s not my fault. I didn’t even want to drive to Sarasota.'
December 2, 2010
Nov. 21 Jeez, Mom! 1 p.m. — 1 block of Bayfront Drive. Miscellaneous. A woman reported that her son locked himself in his room on a 32-foot sailboat and refused to come out. She said he had just broken up with his girlfriend and was upset. When an officer knocked on his door, he opened it and said he was upset and just wanted to be alone.
November 24, 2010
Nov. 15 Jimmy Choo, where are you? 4:50 p.m. — 1300 block of Thornapple Drive. Grand Theft. A woman told deputies that UPS had left a box at her front door, but when she returned home it was no longer there. Inside the box were three pairs of shoes valued at $400.
November 18, 2010
Nov. 8 Two-timer 10:28 a.m. — 2000 block of Main Street. General Suspicion. A man asked an attorney to amend his marriage license that was signed in 2006, so it showed their wedding had just occurred. Getting suspicious, the attorney looked a little further into the matter. The man divorced his first wife last July — four years after he married his second wife. The attorney reported the man to police, because he believed he might have committed a crime.
November 11, 2010
Nov. 2 Breath of fresh air 4:13 p.m. — 2200 block of Ringling Boulevard. Disorderly Intoxication. An officer came across a drunk man lying on the ground. The man spoke slowly and was unable to stand. But it was not beer, wine or liquor that the man had consumed. The officer discovered the man was intoxicated from Listerine, which was determined from his fresh breath and the half-empty mouthwash bottle in his backpack.
November 11, 2010
We've compiled the best Cops Corners from over the summer. Enjoy!
November 4, 2010
Oct. 24 Take me to your leader 11:39 p.m. — 1800 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Person. A caller reported that a person on a bicycle was looking into store windows. The suspect was wearing a football jersey and a green alien mask. Or was it a mask?
October 28, 2010
Oct. 10 Act your age 4 p.m. — 5100 block of Ocean Boulevard. Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. A 50-year-old tourist was causing a disturbance in a bar, cursing at patrons and employees and throwing quarters at people. Deputies asked her to step outside, but she refused and cursed at them. They finally got her outside, but she refused to sit down or answer questions. She also continued to swear at them. She was arrested but refused to walk to a deputy’s car. So, she was carried, at which time she kicked a deputy in the shin. At the jail, she also threatened to kick corrections officers.
October 14, 2010
Oct. 3 Easy there, Arnold Palmer 12:12 a.m. — 3400 block of Fruitville Road. Reckless Driving. An apartment resident said a teenager was speeding through the complex on a golf cart and almost hit a child. Of course, one question is why is a small child standing in a parking lot at midnight?
20 Bring Them Home for the Holidays Adoption Event
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
20 La Fille mal Gardee Pre-Performance Children’s Buffet
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.