September 9, 2010
Police received a report of a reckless driver swerving through traffic like a racecar driver.
September 2, 2010
A man locked his keys in his car while it was still running. An officer was able to unlock the door by pushing a piece of wire underneath the window.
August 26, 2010
Brick pavers were placed in the roadway, and lanes in both directions were blocked. Looks like beavers are taking lessons from the Three Little Pigs.
August 19, 2010
Police were called to break up an argument between two apartment dwellers. The upstairs neighbor complained that the downstairs neighbor continually taps on his ceiling.
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.
1 Sarasota Pizza Wars
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
3 The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The 100-Years War in a Twice-Promised Land
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
3 "Peace, Politics, and Projectiles: An Insider's Look at the War in Gaza and Its Aftermathâ�� With Jerusalem Post Correspondent Gil Hoffman
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5 Venice Fall Wellness Fair
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ladies enjoy a night out
Women of all ages ditched their heels and slipped on their running shoes for the New Balance Girls Night Out.
Residents help tame lionfish
A total of 251 lionfish were scooped out of the ocean for the inaugural Sarasota Lionfish Derby last weekend.
Let them eat cake!
The staff and residents at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch celebrated the first resident to become a member of the centennial club.