- April 16, 2015
OFF THE MARK
9 p.m. — 2100 block of Main Street
Criminal Mischief: A man reported the doors on the north side of a building had been defaced with a permanent marker. The responding officer noted that the markings covered the entire door and were derogative in nature.
2:52 a.m. — 4800 block of North Tamiami Trail
Dispute/Fight: A woman staying at a motel called the police because her room was infested with bugs and she wanted her money refunded. An officer told the woman that it was a civil matter but contacted an employee at the motel. The employee said she did not give the woman a refund because she had checked into the room 12 hours earlier. The employee offered the woman another room, but she refused, saying it was also infested with bugs.
Noon — 1000 block of North Tamiami Trail
Criminal Mischief: A man parked his van at a park, and returned two hours later to discover the passenger’s front window had been broken out. The man reported that nothing else was missing from the van, and the only damage that occurred was the broken window.
ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
7:54 p.m. — 900 block of North Tamiami Trail
Burglary — Structure: A man reported that someone stole five $100 bills from the safe in his house. He said the last time he opened the safe was about 10 days earlier to get some cash. There were still five $100 bills and $1,800 in $20 bills in the safe when the man reported the money missing. The man kept the key for the safe hanging outside his closet door, and stored hangers and a box on top of his safe; none of those items were moved. The man said nobody else had a key to his apartment, and there were no suspects or witnesses. The man said he would deposit the rest of his money into his bank account the next day.
MAKING A SPLASH
10:14 p.m. — 1000 block of North Beneva Road
Trespassing: A security employee at an apartment complex reported that three girls were trespassing in the community pool, which had been locked for the night. The girls said that a relative of theirs used to live in the complex, and they thought it would be OK to use the pool because they did not plan to cause any damage. An officer issued the girls a trespass warning and escorted them off the property.