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Siesta Key Thursday, Apr. 26, 2012 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Pelican Press


April 7
Purse snatch reported
12:42 p.m. — 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard.
Felony. A waitress told a police officer having lunch at a restaurant her purse had been stolen the previous weekend. She reported someone grabbed her purse when she put it down for a second in the restaurant’s parking lot. The purse contained her grandmother’s ring, which was valued at $100, and her bank debit card.

April 14
Rental bike thefts
9 a.m. — 500 block of Beach Road
. Grand Theft. A rental company called police to report the theft of two rental bikes. Both bikes contain the company rental sticker on them.

Abandoned car
9:27 p.m. — 3900 block of North Shell Road. Abandoned Vehicle. Police observed an abandoned Chevrolet car parked on the shoulder of the road and couldn’t locate its owner.

Too drunk to walk
9:55 p.m. — 6600 block of Midnight Pass Road. Driving Under the Influence. A police officer patrolling the beach on an all-terrain vehicle observed a man driving a four-door red Jeep slam on his brakes in a parking lot and then park, take up three parking spaces. Police made contact with the man, who reeked of alcohol and was holding onto his Jeep so he wouldn’t fall down. When he was asked to perform a field sobriety test after he claimed he hadn’t had anything to drink, he said: “I’m a little drunk, there’s no way I can do that.” He declined a breathalyzer test and was arrested after failing his sobriety tests, miserably.

April 15
Beer party broken up
1:45 a.m. — 600 block of Beach Road.
False Name. Police responded to a noise complaint and found a group of minors drinking beer like it was water. Police located the underage boy who resided at the house and demanded he call his mother. The mother, who was visiting relatives, allowed police to enter the home and break up the party. Police made everyone pour the beer down the sink. Two boys gave police false names and were charged with providing false names to a law enforcement officer after they failed to provide their proper identification. One of the boys was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Unlocked cars preyed upon
12:31 p.m. — 4100 block of Roberts Point Road. Vehicle Burglary. A woman reported that someone entered two unlocked cars in her driveway. A bag containing $2,000 in cash and a credit card were stolen from her husband’s car. A envelope containing car registration and insurance information was stolen from her car.

April 16
Drunken disturbance leads to arrest
12:20 a.m. — 3200 block of Clark Road.
Driving Under the Influence. Police were informed an intoxicated man was kicked out of a restaurant for causing a disturbance. Police found the man driving down Stickney Point Road toward U.S. 41, drifting in and out of his lane. When the patrol car put on its lights, the man stopped in the middle of the road instead of pulling over. After failing both field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test, he was arrested and taken to jail.

Vehicles collide
12:44 p.m. — Intersection of Midnight Pass Road and Mangrove Point Road. Vehicle Crash. Two cars crashed in the northbound lanes of Midnight Pass Road. No injuries were reported.

Neighbors fight over dogs
6:33 p.m. — 5500 block of Cape Leyte Drive. Dog Nuisance. Two neighbors got into a fight over a noisy dog and the neighbor who owned the Pit Bull let the dog loose in the hopes he would go after his neighbors. The dog didn’t and the neighbors told police it was a misunderstanding and they had patched things up.

APRIL 14: Phone can’t be tracked
12:15 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road.
Lost Property. A man told police he lost his cell phone on the beach. He used his friend’s iPhone to track his phone to a restaurant parking lot. But they couldn’t locate the phone, which was turned off later in the day and unable to be tracked.

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