Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sept. 10 Scam alert 4:11 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported that her mother received a call from someone claiming to be with the Canadian police. The Canadian police reported that her grandson had been arrested, before putting her “grandson” on the phone. They realized it was a scam.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sept. 23, 2:39 a.m. — 3700 block of Flamingo Avenue. General Suspicion. A man told police he heard two people jump off the seawall behind his home and into a lagoon. Officers investigated, but found only a wet opossum sitting in a tree.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Turtle wins by a hare.
Aug. 17, 10:35 p.m. — Call for help, 700 block of Broadway. Animal Assistance. A restaurant employee reported that a baby sea turtle “was going everywhere at the back of the restaurant.” Mote Marine Laboratory was called to pick up the turtle.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Did they see the sign?
2:02 p.m. — 300 block of North Shore Road. Trespassing. Police noticed a man climbing above the railing on a beach access boardwalk. When police asked him why he ignored the "No trespass" sign, the man became "very sarcastic" and said he was just going to the beach. The man was issued a notice to appear in court.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
July 12, 8:47 p.m. — 5700 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A man reported that a rugged guy wearing a cowboy hat was driving slowly through his neighborhood in a black Nissan. Neither the cowboy, nor his trusty source of transportation, could be located.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Phone a friend
June 27, 9:07 p.m. — 600 block of Dream Island Road. Abandoned 911 Call. For the fourth time this month, police responded to a boarded-up house because of a 911 hang-up call. Police determined there is a problem with the phone line.
MYAKKA CITY - Reported June 20, 11 a.m. — 9700 block of Wauchula Road. Grand theft. Unknown person(s) stole two saddles from the victim’s property. The saddles were removed from a covered area and taken by wheelbarrow to the roadway and offloaded. The value of the saddles and property is $2,690.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
June 24, 11:25 a.m. — 1200 block of Fourth Street. Suspicious Person. A homeowner called police when someone knocked on their door, asking if they could come inside and get out of the rain. The homeowner was not sympathetic.
A decent caricature of the Wicked Witch. In retrospect, the pose is too static. The broom should be flying out of her right hand; her left hand should be clutching on the door frame.
June 12, 12:21 p.m. — 6225 State Road 64 East (Wal-Mart). Fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim reported that after her wallet was stolen she discovered that an unknown person charged $2,415.98. The charges occurred at Wal-Mart and Toys R Us.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Lord of the rings
June 15, 7:30 p.m. — 1800 block of Marcia Street. Grand Theft. A 16-year-old girl was missing three rings valued at $400 from her nightstand. A 10-year-old friend and her 29-year-old father were frequent guests at the teenage girl’s house. The younger girl told the teen one day that her dad had the rings.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It's somebody else's shoe, man.
June 10, 9:30 p.m. — Lighthouse Drive at Cape Harbour Loop. Possession of marijuana. The officer stopped the vehicle for not having a tag light. When the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana. When asked, the defendant said he did not have any marijuana and agreed to a search of the vehicle. The officer found a bag of marijuana in the suspect’s left shoe.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Scam artist foiled
10:34 a.m. — 3700 block of GMD. Phone Call. A woman reported that she answered her sister’s phone and some man claiming to be her grandson called her to explain that he was in a bind in Canada and needed $2,000 wired immediately. Too bad the scam artist didn’t know he was talking to a houseguest and not his “real grandma.”
Saturday, June 13, 2009
5 p.m. — 1300 block of South Osprey Avenue. Theft. A woman reported she purchased a bicycle from someone on eBay, but never received the bike. The woman sent an $800 money order to the seller. She thought the transaction was taking place in New York, but she discovered through eBay that the money order was sent to Romania.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Grinch strikes back?
May 27, 7:30 p.m. — 3200 block of 59th Drive East. Burglary to unoccupied structure. Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s storage warehouse by unknown means. Once inside, the person(s) stole about $50,000 in Christmas decorations. The decorations are used by the victim’s business — By Design LLC. It is unknown who may have burglarized the warehouse.
Beware garden gnomes with lawn clippers
June 1, 11:12 a.m. — 5000 block of Flagstone Drive. Complainant said someone walked into his yard and cut the electrical cord to his landscape lights. The cost to replace the wire was estimated at $104. There are no suspects.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
2:50 p.m. — 8330 Market St. (Publix). Uttering a forged bill. An unknown suspect reportedly passed an altered bill to one of the cashiers. The bill was really a $5 bill, but it had been altered to a $500 bill. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction by unknown means.
You’re waiting for whom?
8:32 p.m. — 8400 block of South Tamiami Trail. Resisting Arrest and Trespassing. A discount-store employee asked for the sheriff’s office’s help in getting a woman out of his store. She had been there for several hours and said she was waiting for George Clooney and Pete Townshend. When deputies tried to escort her out of the store, she resisted and had to be handcuffed. She may have been waiting at the store for a long time. What are the odds that both Clooney and Townshend walk into a Sarasota discount store at the same time?