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Breaking and exiting apparent at medical office

An investigation into a damaged door reveals someone may have broken out of a locked building. This and other Sarasota Police Department reports in this week's Cops Corner.

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  • | 5:00 a.m. August 16, 2023
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Thursday, Aug. 3

No contact rule follower

10:34 a.m., 0 block of South Tuttle Avenue

Domestic dispute: A man who has no-contact order from a woman told an officer that he had just seen  her at their formerly shared residence, where he went to gather his belongings. He said he “freaked out and ran” to a nearby convenience store because he didn’t want to get into trouble. He was advised that there were no calls from the woman stating he had violated the order. 

The man requested the officer contact the woman by phone to see if she was available for him to do a civil standby to retrieve his belongings. She answered the phone, but did not respond when the officer introduced himself. The man stated he would try again in a few hours.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Fighting with Boo-Boo

10:28 a.m., 2200 block of North Lemon Avenue

Dispute: Officers responded to a residence where a woman’s father arrived to fight with her boyfriend called Boo-Boo. The complainant was the woman’s mother, who said the father was outside banging on the door and yelling at them. Boo-Boo did not cooperate with officers, who eventually discovered that the complainant’s daughter previously had words with her father about his treatment of her sister. 

The sister, meanwhile, refused to speak with responding officers at the scene and stated she had nothing to report to law enforcement. The nature of Boo-Boo’s involvement in the dispute was not reported. 

Monday, Aug. 7

Breaking out?

6:51 a.m., 1000 block of South Tamiami Trail

Criminal mischief: Damage estimated at approximately $1,550 was done to a sliding glass door at a medical office. A complainant said she left the building at noon the day before, and returned to find the glass door propped open. There was no evidence of the door being damaged from the outside. Instead, the interior handle was partially broken, indicating it was pushed open from the inside.

The complainant said a fob is required to enter the doctor's offices on both levels, however, the elevator would have been accessible. Officers cleared the building and nothing appeared damaged or ransacked inside. There is one video surveillance camera facing the vestibule, and the complainant reached out to IT personnel to determine if any images were captured. Evidence suggests the unknown subject may have been accidentally locked in the building.

Rock damages hurricane door

12:39 p..m., 2200 block of Muesel Street

Property damage: A rock-throwing incident that caused more than $1,000 in damage to a glass door is believed to have been perpetuated by a group of juveniles. The victim told police that a rock thrown at her house hit the hurricane glass in the door and will have to be replaced. The victim’s son said he heard something large and heavy hit the door and rushed upstairs to look out a rear window, He said he saw four subjects whom he believed to be juveniles walking eastbound on Legacy Trail.

The son said he then went outside and found a rock laying just outside the door. He was unable to provide a physical description of the suspects. The officer observed chip marks in the glass. 

After leaving the call, the victim contacted the officer and advised that her neighbor had information about a possible suspect. She said she was inside her house and heard the rock hit her neighbor’s residence. She went outside and observed four juveniles walking eastbound on Legacy Trail. She did not see them throw the rock, but did recognize one of them, stating that he has caused numerous issues in the neighborhood in the past. The case was forwarded to the criminal investigations division.


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