Reported Aug. 30
A scheming feud
2:40 p.m. — 6300 block of Bay Cedar Lane. Information. The complainant reported the condo association for which he is president is a possible victim of a Ponzi scheme. The complainant said the management company is using the condo association’s assets to secure unauthorized lines of credit. He already met with the condo association’s attorneys, and they advised him to file a report with law enforcement.
8:59 a.m. — 5600 block of GMD. Larceny. A landscape-maintenance business owner told police that an unidentified person removed the fuel from two fuel containers that were left on a landscaping truck.
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Guns and music; no roses
9:45 p.m. — Intersection of Cocoanut Avenue and North Gulfstream Avenue. Vehicle Theft. A man told police someone stole his black BMW, which he had parked along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue between Cocoanut Avenue and Main Street. The vehicle contained a gun, six rounds of ammunition and an iPod.
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It takes two to subdue
12:45 a.m. — Ocean Boulevard. Battery On A Law Enforcement Officer. While on foot patrol in the Village, deputies observed a woman walking down the middle of Ocean Boulevard, in front of the Beach Club, yelling at people. When the deputies approached her to see if she needed help, she appeared intoxicated. She took a swing at one man walking down the street and screamed at him. When the deputies asked her to stop, she repeatedly told them to “$#&@ &$$.” When she refused to stop screaming, the deputies grabbed her arms. She pulled away from them and began swinging her arms, attempting to hit the deputies with her open hands. Finally, one deputy was able to force her right hand behind her back and get a handcuff on her, and the other deputy completed the cuffing. But the woman twisted around and pulled her left hand out of the cuff and then attempted to run. One deputy tackled her, got the handcuff back on her and started to escort her to the patrol car. She began kicking both deputies, hitting one of them in the leg and knocking the other deputy’s phone off his belt; the phone broke in half when it hit the ground. Finally, they forced her into the car and restrained her legs.