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Sarasota Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 4 years ago

The Best of Summer: Cops Corner


May 1
7:40 p.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Trespassing. A bartender told a patron he had to leave. The patron yelled at employees, then proceeded to go outside and pull plants out of a planter and throw them at the bartender. Police officers located the man across the street and gave him a trespass warning.

June 9
9:00 p.m.— 900 block of Beach Road. Possession with Intent to Sell. A man was reportedly distributing something from his backpack to a crowd, who then ate what he gave them. When asked if he had anything on his person or in his backpack, he pulled out a brown paper bag and told the officers he had mushrooms. He said he eats them to relax.

June 10
9:21 p.m. — 100 block of Beach Road. Special Interest Person. A woman arrived home and found another female sitting on her couch, watching a movie and eating cookies. The suspect said God told her to go into the home and watch a Hollywood movie, and that God also gave her the code to open the door.

June 26
12:40 p.m. — 500 block of N. Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft/Shoplifting. A woman reportedly stole two cans of an alcoholic beverage from a convenience store. She was found with the two cans sitting by her leg. While in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, the woman attempted to drink one of the beverages while handcuffed. The beverage was taken from her and poured out.

July 3
1:46 a.m. 2000 block of Main Street. Introduction of Contraband. A man was found urinating inside a trash can outside of a convenience store. He was asked if he had any contraband on him and said no. After he was arrested, he was searched in the booking area, and a deputy discovered a small plastic bag of marijuana in the man’s buttocks.

July 7
12:46 a.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Burglary. A man said he heard people downstairs at his business. When he checked to see what was going on, he saw two males taking meat from the refrigerator and a woman standing as lookout. The man began wrestling with the suspects, who eventually broke loose. The man said he was able to chase down one of the burglars, but the woman hit him in the face, which allowed them to get away.

Aug. 29
12:30 p.m. 2100 block of Siesta Drive. Dispute/Fight. A woman tried to get on a SCAT bus, but the driver informed her that she had a trespass warning and couldn’t get on the bus. The woman said she needed to get on the bus to get to the hospital because she may have broken a finger. When records of a trespass warning were found, the woman said she had completely forgotten about the incident.

Sept. 7
9:00 a.m. 300 block of Madison Drive. Suspicion General. A woman finished her shift at work and found that someone had been inside her car. She could not remember if she had locked the vehicle. The sunshade in the windshield had been put up and the passenger seat had been reclined, as if someone had been taking a nap. Nothing from the car was taken. The woman called her mother to ask if she were playing a joke on her, but her mother did not answer the phone.

Sept. 15
3:14 p.m. Marina Plaza. Dispute/Fight. A woman said a child asked her if he could play with her children and their ball at a children’s fountain. The woman said yes, as long as they played together. She said the child was hogging the ball, so she took the ball back. Later, her son spat water at the child. The child’s mother began to argue with the woman, and told the child to knock the woman’s son out if it happened again.

Sept. 21
1 p.m. 200 block of North Lime Avenue. Petit Theft — Shoplifting. An employee at a grocery store saw a man walking out of the store with a concealed item. The employee confronted the man and found he was hiding a slab of ribs. The employee said he was able to recover the item, which was in the man’s waistband, without it being damaged. The man said what he did was stupid and he didn’t know why he did it.

Oct. 6
6:24 a.m. — 1700 block of North Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft. A clerk at a convenience store said a man came in, went to a display of beer, took two 12-packs and left the store without paying for them. The clerk said it was the second time within the week that the same suspect had stolen from the store.

Oct. 18
2:52 p.m. — 4000 block of North Tamiami Trail. Civil Problem. A manager at a motel said he had a box spring mattress sitting in a parking lot, leaning against a tree while he was cleaning a room. A man drove his car into the motel’s parking lot and struck the mattress. An officer told the men that this was a civil problem, because the man should have seen the mattress and the manager shouldn’t have left it in the parking lot where a car could hit it. Both men said there wouldn’t be any further problems.





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