Cops Corner: Pelican Press

 

Cops Corner: Pelican Press

 

Date: January 24, 2013
by: Observer Staff

 
 

Jan. 13
DAZED AND CONFUSED
4:06 a.m. — 5100 block of Calle Minorga. I
mpaired Person. A caller told deputies a man unknown was banging on his door and asking to come inside his residence. Officers discovered a barefoot, intoxicated man who said he didn’t remember where he lived. Deputies surmised by the stain on his pants that he had wet himself.

BLAME CANADA
12 p.m. — 8800 block of Midnight Pass Road. Battery. A Sarasota man and a Canadian resident got into an argument about free speech; specifically what attire was appropriate to wear at airports. The Canadian man asked the other man if he wanted to “take it outside,” where the Canadian struck the man three times.

Jan. 14
CABLE BOX BURGLARY
2:30 p.m. — 400 block of Avenida Del Norte.
Residential Burglary. A woman told deputies she suspected someone stole two cable boxes from an unlocked shed in her backyard. Deputies could not find evidence of forced entry.

SAVVY SHOPPER
4:50 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Burglary of a Vehicle. A woman called deputies to report an unknown person smashed her vehicle’s window. The suspect stole credit cards from Macy’s, Gap, JC Penny, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Amazon.

DUSTING FOR DETAILS
4:52 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Burglary of a Vehicle. A couple discovered that the passenger window of their vehicle was smashed, and the woman’s purse was missing. Deputies dusted for prints and sent findings to the forensics department.

SLEEPER AGENT
4:56 p.m. — 5600 block of Cape Leyte. Residential Burglary. A homeowner found his son’s friend holding chair pillows in his backyard in the middle of the night. The young man told him his father locked him out of their condominium and he needed a place to sleep. The homeowner pressed charges after discovering every screen to his patio had been moved.

Jan. 15
THE SCAM-INATOR
2:30 p.m. — 5600 block of Cape Leyte.
Suspicious Incident. A man received an email from an unknown person claiming to be an assassin hired to kill him. The sender demanded he pay his own bounty to live. Officers determined it was a common scam to bilk victims into wiring money through Western Union.

 

 


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