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Siesta Key Thursday, May. 3, 2012 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Pelican Press


April 16
12:09 a.m. — 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard.
Theft. While an officer was eating at a Village restaurant, his waitress reported that her purse had been stolen the previous weekend. She said there was a small disturbance in front of the restaurant, and she had put her purse down. When she turned around, it was gone. Her cell phone, her grandmother’s ring, cash and a debit card with $15 in the account were among the casualties of the theft.

April 16
No remorse
12:20 a.m. — 3200 block of Clark Road
. Driving Under the Influence. A man was observed entering a vehicle after being ejected from a Village bar. An officer followed the man and signaled for him to pull over. The man passed several safe stopping points but elected to pull over in the middle of Clark Road.
The report stated that the man’s speech was so slurred that the responding officer could not understand him. However, after blowing a .231 in a Breathalyzer test, the man insisted he should have been allowed to drive in that condition. The officer reported that the man showed no signs of remorse.

April 17
10 p.m. — 1200 block of Peppertree Drive.
Theft. A 68-year-old woman called the County Sheriff because two pieces of jewelry, a diamond ring and a diamond watch, valued at nearly $12,000 were missing. She last saw the items on April 10, when she placed them in a kitchen drawer. The officer who arrived on the scene reported that there were no signs of forced entry. However, he dusted for fingerprints near the drawer and near the front door and found a set of prints on the latter. They are currently being analyzed.

April 23
6:25 p.m. — 5300 block of Ocean Boulevard.
Battery. A 21-year-old woman reportedly slapped a young man five times with an open palm following an argument in a parking lot. The victim reported that he did not want to be touched and was in fear of the defendant.

April 25
Early ejection
1:08 p.m. — 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard.
Disturbance. A man caused a disturbance after being denied a cocktail by a bartender in the early afternoon. An officer arrived and advised the man, who was visibly intoxicated, that he could not return to the bar. The officer then drove the man to his residence.

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