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Sarasota Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 3 years ago

Cops Corner: Sarasota


July 28

8:53 p.m. — 2700 block of Bruce Lane. Petit Theft All Other. A man said he had an ongoing problem with a neighbor, who was plugging in an extension cord from his home into an outside outlet in the back of the man’s house. The man said he allowed his neighbor to plug in the extension cord several weeks ago for about a week as the neighbor waited to get his power turned back on. The man said he has found the extension cord plugged in on several other occasions since then, and that he repeatedly told the neighbor he needs to get his own electricity. The man unplugged the extension cord, at which point the neighbor appeared at the front door of the home and apologized to both the man and the police officer. The neighbor said that he only wanted to use the electricity for 10 minutes to check his e-mail. The electricity stolen was valued at $100.

July 27

10 p.m. — 1000 block of Boulevard of the Arts. Theft — $300 to $20,000. A man had his car valet parked at a hotel and requested his vehicle be parked away from other cars. The next morning, when he had the car returned, he found that his tablet was missing. The man had a tracking feature activated on his tablet, which showed the devise was still in the area of the hotel. Staff searched the area and the man’s room, but was unable to locate the tablet. The location of the tablet did not change when the man moved his car.

July 28

8:45 a.m. — 800 block of Tarpon Avenue. Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Family (Living Together or Not). A woman called the police to report that her brother took her phone. The woman gave her brother the phone to use as long as he made monthly payments, and she shut his phone down because he was behind on paying her. Officers said the woman entered a verbal agreement with her brother and this was a civil matter. Because the phone was shut off, officers were unable to contact the brother.

1:03 p.m. — 700 block of 45th Street. Found Property. A man was taking a walk through the area and noticed a tablet on the ground. Officers were unable to locate the owner, and the tablet had not been reported as stolen.

8:21 p.m. — 800 block of South Lockwood Ridge Road. Suspicion Vehicle. A man said he was riding his bike through the area and noticed a pick-up truck following him. The man said the truck followed people in the area and others leaving a nearby park. The truck left the area before officers arrived, and the tag traced back to a business’s truck.


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