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.
June 3, 2010
May 24 King of the urban jungle 5:30 p.m. — 600 block of Central Avenue. Theft. A furniture-store owner told police that someone stole two cast-iron lion's heads that were mounted to the front of his building. The heads were attached to metal brackets with silicone adhesive, and the brackets were mounted to the building. The lion's heads are valued at $1,500 each.
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."
24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
10:00 am - 11:00 am
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.