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.
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.
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 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.