LEAVING A MARK
10:23 a.m. — 2100 block of Main Street
Property damage: A construction worker flagged down an officer to report that someone had carved names into and walked on a freshly poured concrete sidewalk. The concrete had been poured the previous night, and the worker discovered the damage that morning. The worker said the cost to replace the sidewalk was $2,100. There were no suspects identified who may have been responsible for the vandalism.
BLOW THE DOORS OFF
2:10 a.m. — 2500 block of South Tamiami Trail
Ordinance violation: A resident reported loud music from a nearby bar and music venue. An officer confirmed a noise violation coming from the bar. The officer discovered the back door to the bar’s patio area was partially open, and would not easily close without being pushed into the frame. The defective door had been noted in previous noise complaints, and bar management said they would take extra steps to ensure their customers closed the door. The officer issued the bartender a verbal warning for the violation.
Noon — 3800 block of South Tamiami Trail
Dispute: The manager of a bagel shop reported that a woman was in the store earlier causing a disturbance. The woman was reportedly upset with the employees because she wanted steamed milk, and they told her she had to pay extra for it. The woman got loud and irate and put her hands in the face of the cashier, the manager said. The assistant manager told her she was being rude, which caused her to get even more upset. The woman eventually left, but she later called the store three times in a row, demanding to speak to the assistant manager. She said she was going to come back to the store, and that this wasn’t the last time they’d see or hear from her. An officer told the manager to notify the police if she did return.
3:10 p.m. — 4800 block of North Tamiami Trail
Dispute: A woman staying at a hotel said she asked a staff member to change the bedspread and supply toilet paper for her room. When she made the request, she said the staff member yelled at her and told her to leave. The staff member said the woman came into her office and started yelling after housekeeping had already replaced the bedspread and toilet paper in the room. The staff member offered to refund the woman for the night if she would leave the hotel. The woman said she would stay the night and agreed to not contact staff again until she checked out.