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Sarasota Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 3 years ago

Cops Corner: Sarasota


Aug. 13
100 TO 0

8 a.m. — 4800 block of North Tamiami Trail. Lost Property. A man reported that between 8 a.m. Aug. 13 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14, he lost $100 in $20 bills. The man said that, during that time, he had traveled throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. He suspected his roommate might have taken the money. The roommate said she had seen the man count his money several times during that time period and that she knows nothing about the money missing. She added the man has been acting strange lately.

7 p.m. — 2700 block of Nancy Street. Petit Theft All Other. A man reported someone stole a surveillance camera from a flowerbed in front of his home. The man believes a neighbor was responsible for taking the camera, because they had been involved in an ongoing dispute. Nobody witnessed the incident, and the security system was not on when the camera was taken, so officers were unable to take any further action.

Aug. 16

11 p.m. — 400 block of Barlow Avenue. Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Family (Living Together or Not). A man said his wife took the license plate from his car. He said he and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, and the car is still in both of their names. The wife left a note on the windshield stating she took the plate because the man had not paid a traffic ticket in her name. An officer said that, because the car was still in both of their names, it is considered her property as well and did not qualify as theft. The officer told the man to inform his wife the plate can’t be used on another vehicle, so she should return it to the car.

Aug. 18

12:55 p.m. — 300 block of North Orange Avenue. Dispute/Fight. A transient man walked into a bank requesting change for a $20 bill. When an employee denied him service, he became irate and made an obscene gesture at everybody inside the bank. The man admitted he lost his temper after the bank wouldn’t change his bill, and he agreed not to return to the bank after speaking with an officer.

6 p.m. — 3500 block of Cheshire Square. Landlord Tenant Dispute. A man told his landlord that the deadbolt lock on his apartment was not working. The landlord said that it is not an emergency, so they would not send out maintenance until the morning. The man called the police, because he felt not being able to deadbolt the door was a safety concern. The man was able to lock the door with a chain lock while he was home, but he was not able to leave for the night because he could not secure his door from the outside. An officer informed the man that it was a civil issue.


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