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Cops Corner, Sarasota
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Cops Corner: Sarasota 3.2.17

Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
Feb. 26

6 a.m. — 2300 block of Milford Circle
Lost and found property: A resident was having a yard sale when a neighbor mentioned there was a bicycle in the street earlier that morning. The resident noticed the bicycle was still there later in the day, so she went over to look more closely at it. She noticed a black leather wallet sitting underneath the bicycle, so she called the police to report it. An officer found a Florida ID card inside of the wallet. After retrieving the bicycle, the officer visited the address listed on the card. The man outside the property listed said he had never heard of the man named on the ID card, and said he has been living at the address for a year. The officer took the ID and bike to police property.

4:20 p.m. — 2100 block of Wood Street
Dispute: A man said his ex-girlfriend moved out of their home and took his television with her. The man said he bought the television. An officer told him that, because his ex-girlfriend had been living at the residence, she did not commit a crime by taking the television. The officer contacted the ex-girlfriend, who said they bought the television together and it was not there before she moved in. The officer told the man that the disagreement was a civil dispute.

Feb. 27

8:56 a.m. — 1800 block of North Tamiami Trail
Property damage: A property owner reported that, sometime in the past 24 hours, someone smashed out one of the windows in the building on her property. It did not appear that anyone had entered the building. The property owner said the building is unoccupied and scheduled for demolition.

9 a.m. — 4700 block of Eastchester Drive
Suspicion: An agent for a real estate company reported that an unknown individual unlawfully entered the property sometime in the past four days. The agent found two chairs in the kitchen that were previously sitting on the back patio. There were also signs the shower had been used. There were no signs of forced entry into the property, which indicated that another real estate agent may have left the door unlocked. The officer also questioned whether the signs of entry happened after someone with lawful access to the residence visited the property. The agent locked all the doors and windows before leaving.

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