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.
January 14, 2010
Jan. 5 Triple dog dare 8:52 p.m. — 900 block of Siesta Drive. Animal Nuisance. A dog was seen running back and forth across the road, nearly causing several car accidents.
January 7, 2010
A woman called police, saying she found blood and a latex glove in a neighbor's trash can. When an officer closely inspected the garbage can, he discovered that the substance was not blood — it was red fruit punch or juice.
December 24, 2009
Complainant said an office-supply store’s delivery truck dropped off a load of supplies and clipped the complainant’s phone line while it drove away.
December 17, 2009
A man with a cloth over his face was seen reaching out to passing cars.
December 10, 2009
Complainant called police for help because he was unable to get out of his car — a pit bull would not let him out.
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4 Ringling Holiday Splendor
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.