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Sarasota Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 6 days ago

Cops Corner: Sarasota 10.15.20

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Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor
Oct. 9

YARD SALE
7:19 a.m. — 2400 block of Loma Linda Street
Dispute: A man said his roommate has been putting his furniture outside on the driveway and attempting to sell it. The man said he did not have any proof the furniture was his. An officer said that, without proof of ownership or an opportunity to speak to the roommate, the issue was a civil dispute. The man said the roommate was possibly moving out that weekend.

Oct. 10

DOUBLE UP
2:24 p.m. — 3500 block of North Tamiami Trail
Theft: A grocery store employee saw a customer rapidly moving items through the self-checkout scanner, so that 22 items did not scan. The customer paid and left with the unscanned items, valued at $39.38. An officer reviewed surveillance video and determined the customer’s movements appeared to be deliberate.

BIRTHDAY WEEK
12:18 a.m. — 2500 block of Bahia Vista Street
Noise complaint: A man said excessive noise was coming from a neighboring residence all week. The man said he wanted the resident to turn down the volume. An officer spoke to a person staying at the house, who said a group had rented the property for a weekend to celebrate a birthday. The person agreed to turn the music down and pledged that it would not be a problem for the rest of the stay.

Oct. 11

SAND STORM
10:04 a.m. — 800 block of Highland Street
Dispute: A man was upset about his neighbor placing sand and shells against his fence while installing brick pavers. The man confronted a worker installing the pavers and asked him to move the sand off the fence. The man later acknowledged he did not start the conversation in a civil manner. The man and the worker argued, and at one point the worker said he was going to hit the man with a shovel. An officer spoke to the worker, who said the man kept antagonizing him and his co-worker, and he made the threat out of anger. The worker said he did not actually intend to hit the man. The man said he did not want anybody to get into trouble.

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