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.
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.
23 Senegalese Film and Discussion
23 Savvy Social Security Planning
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
24 Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
25 Free picture framing seminar
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.
A budding partnership
Local Kiwanis clubs joined forces to help break ground on a butterfly garden and new information center for Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities.
Walk this way
With less than a month until Election Day, Rhana Bazzini, left, has decided she’s had enough with current campaign financing.