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.
February 18, 2010
A terrified complainant reported a black Chihuahua was standing in front of the above address and growled every time it was approached.
February 11, 2010
The manager of the bus station reported that someone tore the toilet-paper dispenser off the wall in one of the bathrooms.
February 4, 2010
A man said a thief stole several items from his backyard and that during the robbery the burglar overturned a stand-up freezer filled with $2,000 worth of meat.
January 28, 2010
Jan. 20 Clowning around 1:12 a.m. — Oak Park Avenue and 15th Street. Suspicious Incident. In the area where the circus is set up, the complainant heard glass break and saw two shadows slink away.
January 21, 2010
Jan. 12 Tumble dry 6:42 — Tuttle Avenue and Ringling Boulevard. Suspicious Incident. A caller reported that a driver lost her laundry basket and clothes were flying all over the road. Several cars had to swerve to miss the unmentionables.
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
Vote now for your favorite "It's Read Everywhere" photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer’s "It’s Read Everywhere" photo contest.
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.