April 29, 2010
April 20 Burning rubber 7:26 a.m. — South Tamiami Trail and Bee Ridge Road. Road Hazard. A large tire was seen rolling down Bee Ridge Road and crossing Tamiami Trail. No word on its origin or destination.
April 22, 2010
April 14 Clean break 12:38 a.m. — 500 block of North Jefferson Avenue. Suspicious Person. The caller reported that a man was showering in an apartment complex's pool area. The man’s clothing was piled on the ground near the shower.
April 15, 2010
April 6 Family food 10:55 p.m. — 2800 block of Trinidad Street. Battery. An uncle and nephew got into an argument while standing in the kitchen of the home they share. The nephew said his uncle was threatening him and then opened a drawer to grab a knife. The nephew said he grabbed his uncle by the neck in self defense. The uncle said he was making food during the argument and grabbed the knife to cut the food, not to hurt his nephew. Neither the nephew nor uncle wanted to press charges.
April 8, 2010
Mountainous mistake 2:20 p.m. — 1200 block of South Tamiami Trail. Shoplifting. A couple walked into a new-age shop. They purchased a few items, and, afterward, the wife decided to get a massage. While she was being kneaded, her husband sat down and picked up a magazine — "The Mountain Astrologer." After the massage, the couple walked toward the exit, and the security alarm sounded. The man had placed the magazine in his bag. He said it was a mistake, but he was arrested anyway.
April 1, 2010
March 23 High school hooky 12:18 p.m. — 800 block of Orange Avenue. Suspicious Incident. A mother told police that her 17-year-old daughter left her high-school campus with an older teenage boy, who took her to Busch Gardens. Police were waiting for the two at school when they returned.
March 25, 2010
Low rider A utility worker called police to say that he was following an elderly driver, who had two flat tires on the driver’s side of his car. The worker tried unsuccessfully to get the man to stop, so, instead, he put on his hazard lights and followed the man down the street. They were going 20 miles an hour down Tuttle Avenue.
March 18, 2010
March 9 In shock 6:36 p.m. — 2900 block of Clark Road. Civil Disturbance. A woman called deputies because she was upset at how messy her tenant’s room is and complained that her electric bill has skyrocketed since the tenant arrived. A deputy gave her information on how she can evict her tenant.
March 11, 2010
Logged down 7:10 p.m. - 3400 block of Clark Drive. Suspicious Incident. A caller reported that someone put several large logs in the middle of the road. It's believed the suspect did it to stop passing drivers to try to rob them.
March 4, 2010
Parallel parking. The complainant called police to report a man lying down in a parking spot on the street. It was not revealed if he was doubled parked.
February 25, 2010
The complainant sold a man a riding lawnmower. The man stopped making payments on the lawnmower. The complainant asked the sheriff's office for help, and deputies discovered that the man hadn't lived at his listed address since October.
23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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.
Read all about it
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.