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Cops Corner: Sarasota 02.04.16

Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.

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Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
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Feb. 1

3:25 a.m. — 320 block of Ohio Place
Suspicion: A man heard multiple knocks on his front window in the early morning. The man checked outside of his window and saw two subjects with backpacks leaving the area on bicycles. Officers checked the area for the subjects, but were unable to locate anyone matching the description given.

8:55 a.m. — 1900 block of 17th Street
Dispute: A supervisor for a delivery company reported that one of his drivers was involved in a dispute with a motorist regarding aggressive lane changes. The delivery driver wished to contact the police because at one point during the dispute, the motorist appeared to be reaching under his shirt as if to retrieve something, though the driver did not see anything there.

3:30 p.m. — 1600 block of South Hawthorne Street
Suspicion: A man was waiting for the bus with his bicycle. When the bus came, it struck the front tire of his bicycle, he said. The man placed his bicycle on the front of the bus as another passenger exited, and when the man went to pick his backpack up off the sidewalk, the driver left the area before the man could get on. After officers arrived, the bus returned to the scene and the man retrieved his bicycle. A representative for the bus service said he would investigate the man’s claims and review video from the bus.

9:11 p.m. — 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Suspicious incident: A man entered a grocery store and began yelling vulgar statements. He approached one customer and told her he was going to get in front of her in line, at which point the customer told the man to leave her alone. The woman’s male friend entered the store, and he also asked the man to leave her alone. The man then pulled out a pistol and threatened the two as he left the store. The man got into a car and left the area, firing a shot into the air before leaving the scene. A suspect matching the man’s description was found and arrested after attempting to flee the scene. Officers discovered the handgun was reported as stolen, and that the suspect had prior felony convictions.


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