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  • | 4:00 a.m. June 11, 2009
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June 1
That’s not really my color
8:30 a.m. — 4100 block of Sarasota Avenue. Criminal Mischief. A man told police that someone shot several orange-colored paintballs at his home. A brief spray from a hose easily washed off the paint.

In the dark
10:45 a.m. — 7200 block of Antigua Place. Petit Theft and Criminal Mischief. An unknown person stole five solar landscape lights and damaged three others. The homeowner said he heard several teens near his home at 2 a.m., but he’s not positive they’re responsible.

Tigger’s revenge
Noon — 1800 block of Morrill Street. Harassing Phone Calls. A man said a woman had been repeatedly calling him, stating she was going to have his baby and name the child “Winnie the Pooh.”

How old is too old?
2:07 p.m. — 1800 block of Datura Street. Suspicious Person. Complainant reported seeing a 40- to 50-year-old man in the backyard of a neighbor’s house who was out of town. The caller said she was suspicious because the man was “too old to be wearing a backpack.”

June 2
The shadow knows
Midnight — 5300 block of Siesta Cove Drive. Suspicious Incident. A homeowner told sheriff’s deputies that his dogs began barking at someone in his backyard. It was dark, so the man only saw the person’s silhouette. A deputy saw a group of teens in the backyard of a neighbor’s home, but they said they weren’t in the complainant’s yard. The deputy wrote in his report that the homeowner called the sheriff’s office several days earlier to report a man in a kayak paddling near the homeowner’s dock at about midnight. The homeowner said there was no reason someone to be in the water at that time of night.

Homeless hangout
7:50 a.m. — 4100 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Incident. A woman reported several homeless people hanging out in the woods behind her home. She said it was an ongoing problem.

Let’s play doctor
10:51 a.m. — 3900 block of South Tamiami Trail. Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud. A pharmacist was suspicious of a man who dropped off a prescription for the pain killer Dilaudid. The pharmacist called the doctor’s office and was told the doctor did not write the man a prescription and that a prescription pad was stolen from the office a week earlier. The pharmacist told the man it would take a several minutes to fill his prescription. The man left, and when he returned, police were waiting for him.


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