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Cops Corner: Sarasota 06.16.16

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June 10

EN GARDE 
8 a.m. — 100 block of Pierson Lane
Dispute: A man called the police to complain that his neighbor was on his property. The man and his neighbor have had an ongoing dispute regarding the property line and a fence. The man says he owns the wooden fence, but the neighbor says nobody owns it and it’s encroaching on her property. The two are already awaiting a decision regarding the dispute in civil court. Officers asked the neighbor to stay on her property and to tell her lawn keepers not to remove the fence before a decision comes down. Both parties agreed to stay away from each other.

SEAFOOD AND TAKE IT
10:10 a.m. — 900 block of North Beneva Road
Theft: Employees at a supermarket saw a man and woman attempt to steal lobster tails by draping a sweatshirt over the food and leaving without paying. One of the employees approached the man in the parking lot and demanded he return the stolen items. The man reached into his pants and pulled out the lobster tail from the front of his pants. The man also dropped his wallet while he was leaving. Officers found the man’s ID card and a debit card belonging to another man. The stolen lobster tails were valued at $59.95.

PANTS ON FIRE
12:56 p.m. — 200 block of North Lime Avenue
Suspicion: An employee at a store noticed a man stuffing items into his pants. The employee got a picture of the customer and approached the man, successfully asking him to return all the items from his pants. The employee estimated the man was attempting to take about $50 worth of merchandise from the store.

CLEAN GETAWAY
9:07 p.m. — 3400 block of Cheshire Square
Suspicion: A woman returned to her home and noticed her washer and dryer were missing. The appliances were located on the balcony, and the woman lives on the second story of the building. There were no signs of forced entry, and nobody else besides her children had keys to the house. The woman spoke to the residential complex’s maintenance staff, and they said they would let her know the next day if they had mistakenly taken the washer and dryer.

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