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Cops Corner: Sarasota

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  • | 5:00 a.m. February 13, 2014
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Feb. 8
10:30 a.m. — 1300 block of 46th Street. Civil Problem. A woman said she and her husband were separating and that when they were in the process of removing his belongings from the house he took several rocks they had brought back from a vacation. An officer informed the woman that as long as they were legally married, ownership of the rocks was a civil issue.

2 p.m. — 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue. Other Disorderly Conduct. The front desk employee at a gym said he saw a man sleeping on the couch, which is against the gym’s rules. The employee asked the man to sit up and not sleep, at which point the man became belligerent and disorderly. The man told the employee to kiss his posterior and began to pull down his pants, although he stopped short of displaying any inappropriate body parts.

3 p.m. — 500 block of Melody Circle. Dispute/Fight. A woman said she was in a dispute with her neighbor concerning her cats. The woman has many cats that sometimes run loose in her neighbors’ yards. One neighbor, in particular, was upset by the situation and threatened to call animal services, she said. The woman said she was worried the neighbor might try to harm the cats. The neighbor said he had no intention of hurting the cats, but he was tired of them running on his roof at night.

9:17 p.m. — 1300 block of Boulevard of the Arts. Disturbing the Peace. A woman called to complain that an alarm clock in a neighboring apartment had been going off for 45 minutes. The woman said she did not know if the alarm was intentional or inadvertent, but that it repeatedly happened and was upsetting the residents of the building. An officer logged 16 different calls in which officers responded to the same problem.

Feb. 9
1 p.m. — 2100 block of Tenth Street. Suspicion General. A woman said she saw two men loading wooden pallets into their pickup truck. The woman yelled at the men and told them she was calling the police, at which point the men returned the pallets and fled from the scene.

10:10 p.m. — 900 block of Goodrich Avenue. Criminal Mischief. A man said a woman burned some of his clothes in her driveway and flattened two of the tires on his car. When an officer spoke to the woman, she said that she was tired of being treated badly by the man, so she deflated his tires and burned some of his clothes and shoes. The man said he did not want to press charges, only that he wanted to remove the rest of his belongings from the house.

12:01 p.m. — 3300 block of North Tamiami Trail. Dispute/Fight. A woman called the police after she said a pizza restaurant delivered the wrong order to her. She said she ordered two pizzas and a sub, but received a pizza and two subs. The owner of the restaurant had a slip that said she ordered two subs and a pizza. The woman said she was having people over to her house and that she needed two pizzas. The owner said the woman had a bad attitude and that he would not refund her. Eventually, he decided to give the woman a ham-and-cheese pizza.



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