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Siesta Key Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Pelican Press


Sept. 25
11:41 a.m. — 900 block of Beach Road.
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. A couple reported $300 cash and six credit cards missing from their hotel room, and $734.02 in fraudulent charges on the accounts. Deputies inspected their rental vehicle after finding out they had been at the public beach and discovered a damaged lock. Officers lifted fingerprints off the vehicle, and obtained surveillance footage of the suspect. The charges were from a department store, a gas station and a fast-food restaurant.

Sept. 29
6:48 p.m. — 6600 block of Midnight Pass Road.
Impaired Person. Deputies took an intoxicated woman into custody at a convenience store. The woman’s boyfriend said she had a history of irrational behavior and lying in the middle of the street.

Sept. 30
1:08 a.m. — 5100 block of Ocean Boulevard.
Disorderly Conduct. A bar manager flagged down police after unsuccessful attempts to eject a rowdy customer. Deputies made contact with the customer, who still refused to leave and began to stare at an officer. The deputy and bar staff took the man to the ground after he tried to head butt the officer.

3 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Petit Theft. A man left his belongings behind during an hour-long walk on the beach. When he returned to his towel, his wallet, along with $5 cash and an identification card, were missing.

11:12 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Use of Tobacco at Siesta Beach. Deputies cited a man $97 for smoking on the public beach.

Oct. 1
5:02 p.m. — 7400 block of Sanderling Road.
Battery. The head of security at a deed-restricted community called deputies to file an assault report at the request of his employer. The man said five males walked past him while climbing a set of stairs, and one pushed him to get by. He told officers he had no visual injuries, and none was found when he had his head, shoulder and knee X-rayed.

Oct. 4
1:01 a.m. — intersection of Avenida Del Mare and Beach Road.
Driving Under the Influence. A man passed several safe-stopping locations, abruptly slammed on his brakes, and stopped in the middle of the roadway during a traffic stop. The man slowly examined several cards in his wallet before giving the officer his license and said he had earlier drunk two light beers. After stumbling through field sobriety tests, the man said, “I’m a lightweight.”

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