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Sarasota Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Sarasota


March 7
Bumper cars
9:17 a.m. — 2000 block of Main Street.
Trespassing. While sitting at a red light, a woman told police her foot slipped off the brake pedal and she bumped the car in front of her.

Beer proves costly
11:50 a.m. — 1600 block of Ringling Boulevard. Trespassing. A man was issued a trespass warning and a court summons for drinking a can of beer in a public park.

March 8
Backseat drivers
1:45 a.m. — 3300 block of South Tamiami Trail.
Family Dispute. Two women were mad that a cabbie dropped them off in a bank parking lot. The cabbie told police that when the two started complaining about his driving, he decided to kick them out.

Cash and cards lost
6 p.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Lost Property. A woman told police her wallet went missing from her purse while she was at a bar. The woman lost $170 in cash, identification cards, family pictures and a Busch Gardens theme park pass.

Noisy neighbors
6:04 p.m. — 900 block of Boulevard of the Arts. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported a catamaran that anchored in a cove outside of her condominium. She complained that people on the boat were loud and coming and going throughout the week by using vacant property.

Broken heart
7:27 p.m. — 500 block of Burns Court.
Lost Property. A woman reported she had lost her “sweetheart” bracelet during a day of sightseeing and shopping downtown. She retraced her steps but couldn’t find the bracelet.

Key recovery
11:06 p.m. — Intersection of First Street and North Pineapple Avenue. Suspicious Circumstance. A man told police that a valet company found his car, but lost his car keys while he was eating dinner. The man wanted to file a report in case he sued the company. During the conversation, the valet company found his keys.

March 9
That’s some pig
4:58 a.m.  —700 block of South Tuttle Avenu
e. Animal Nuisance. Police were told a pig and a dog were fighting in a drainage pipe area next to a home near the railroad tracks. Police found a scared dog that ran out of some pipes making some yelping sounds that could have been interpreted as a pig squeal.

March 12
Slumber interrupted
7:05 a.m. — 300 block of South Pineapple Avenue.
Trespassing. A homeless man was told he couldn’t sleep in a parking garage overnight.

The car came out of nowhere
7:14 a.m. — 1600 block of Ringling Boulevard. Vehicle Crash. A man sideswiped a parked car in a post office parking lot. The car sideswiped the driver’s side taillight.

Chain gang?
10:06 a.m. — 10 block of Bayfront Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A man told police a storm over the weekend caused his boat to break free from its mooring in Sarasota Bay. But upon further review, he believes his mooring chains were cut loose on purpose and planned to take the issue up with marine patrol.

Customer loyalty
9:28 p.m. — 3900 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Circumstance. A drug store manager told police a man holding a plastic bag was asking his patrons for money in the parking lot. Police couldn’t find the man when they got there.

If you don’t have anything nice to say …
3:15 p.m. — 700 block of South Osprey Avenue. Harassing Phone Calls. A woman told police that a man kept calling her at work to talk negatively about one of her co-workers. She told police she had no idea who was calling.

March 13
Don’t ya come back
4:47 a.m. — 2800 block of Fruitville Road.
Trespassing. A security guard requested a man sleeping on private property be trespassed. Police woke the man up and warned him he would be arrested if he returned.

Fell and bumped his head
6:29 p.m. — Intersection of Rawls Avenue and Ringling Boulevard. Suspicious Person. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and found a man who told police he had gotten dizzy and fallen off a curb. The man had cuts and bruises on his arms and a small laceration on the back of his head. He received treatment at the scene and declined a trip to the hospital for further evaluation.

Value system
7:15 p.m. — 200 block of South Osprey Avenue. Suspicious Circumstance. A coin store owner told police a security camera caught a man entering through a window and stealing $100 in 1964 Jefferson nickels, $300 in miscellaneous change, $300 in miscellaneous foreign coins and two coin sets valued at $65 each. The security alarm company’s motion sensor failed to go off, and the company agreed to pay for the lost merchandise. Police planned to investigate local automated change machines to see if the coins turned up.

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