August 12, 2010
A golf-shop manager heard a cracking sound inside the store and knew exactly what it was — the snapping of a club head off the shaft.
August 5, 2010
A woman reported that she had put an antique sculpture on consignment in April at an antique store. It was worth $800. She returned to the store on the above date and found that it had closed.
July 29, 2010
A man in a fast-food restaurant drive-thru paid for his order with a $50 bill. He received $42.87 in change. The man drove around the building and pulled into the drive-thru again to order a couple of more hamburgers. Again, he pulled out a $50 bill to pay, but the employee said she didn't have enough change and asked if he had any smaller bills. He said he didn't, and she replied that she had just given him $42.87 in change a few seconds ago.
July 22, 2010
A large box of roofing nails spilled all over the westbound lanes of the causeway. Wile E. Coyote was nowhere to be seen.
July 15, 2010
A woman told police a man selling steaks door-to-door approached her home. His sales pitch was aggressive.
July 8, 2010
After the air conditioning in an apartment unit broke down, the apartment manager moved that tenant into an unoccupied unit. After the A/C was fixed, the tenant moved back into his apartment but called the manager a short time later saying the A/C was still not working. The manager inspected the air conditioner and told sheriff's deputies that it looked like it was intentionally punctured.
June 30, 2010
About 35 protesters descended on a store that sells puppies. Employees told police the protesters were harassing customers and not allowing them to enter the store.
June 24, 2010
A business owner began his workweek by discovering his business sign and front window were defaced with red lipstick.
June 17, 2010
A man saw a woman throw something heavy into the water at Bay Island Park and hurry back to her car. He thought it may have been a gun, so he called police.
June 10, 2010
June 1 Robinson Crusoe 10:07 p.m. — 800 block of Siesta Drive. Suspicious Person. A homeowner told police he saw several people camping on Edwards Island behind his home.
2 French apÃ©ro evening
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Observer adds new staff writers
Jessica Salmond, staff writer, is a Missouri native and graduated in May from the University of Missouri. Amanda Morales, staff writer, is a native Floridian who has lived on both coasts.
Arts festival raises awareness
The 20th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Fair takes place Oct. 4 and 5, at Five Points Park and Central Avenue.
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.