On Patrol Sarasota – Week ending November 17, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Sarasota City Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.

Nov. 13

Property damage

3:52 a.m.

Officer Toler and Officer Martinez responded to the 1000 block of Tamiami Trail in reference to property damage. Upon making contact with the victim, it was discovered there was a truck parked right next to the original victim’s truck that had been keyed. Officer Toler talked with the victim of the keyed truck who said his Dodge Ram was keyed on the driver side of the truck bed. The victim explained he is a construction worker currently working on the promenade. The victim said he parked his truck on Nov. 12 at 9:30 p.m. and discovered the truck was keyed at approximately 12:45 a.m. While no one in particular is suspected, the victim did mention that some local homeless subjects would constantly ask him and his coworkers for handouts. The victim stated he and his coworkers stopped giving handouts to the homeless subjects and believes that they may have keyed his truck out of retaliation. Officer Toler had the victim fill out a sworn statement on which he indicated he wished to press charges. Officer Toler provided him a victim’s rights pamphlet with a case number. Officer Toler took pictures of the man’s truck and the damage which Officer Toler attached. No suspects or witnesses at this time.


Nov. 14

Christmas tree battery

1:07 a.m.

Officer Cox responded to 2500 block of Tamiami Trail in reference to a battery. Officer Cox arrived on scene and spoke with the complainant who stated her boyfriend hit her because her neighbor gave her some shoes. The woman was bleeding on her hands, lip and right cheek. Officer Cox spoke with the boyfriend who stated that his girlfriend of two years beat him with a Christmas tree while he was sleeping. He had a laceration on his left foot, a bloody nose and a cut between his eyes. Rescue responded and bandaged his foot. The boyfriend stated he was unable to find his medication and believed that the girlfriend took it. The complainant did not have anything on her person when Officer Cox interviewed her. There was also a screwdriver in the right front tire of a 2001 white Ford truck that was registered to the boyfriend. The complainant and the boyfriend both stated the truck belongs to the girlfriend but is registered to the boyfriend. There were conflicting stories and no independent witnesses. Officer Cox was unable to determine the primary aggressor. The boyfriend left the residence for the night.


Suspicious activity

10:00 a.m.

Officer Perkins responded to a restaurant in the 800 block of Tamiami Trail in reference to a dispute between employees and a man that already left the location. Upon arrival, Officer Perkins made contact with the employee who advised that a homeless white male came into the store about 30 minutes prior to her calling police. The man was using foul language, cursing at employees and yelling and upsetting customers. She said that this is the second time this has happened in the past week. The man was also said to have been looking into the car windows of an employee’s vehicle. The man was described to be a homeless white male on a bicycle with a red and white book bag. He had on blue jeans and a blue t-shirt and described to have a big forehead. The employee was informed to call law enforcement back to the location if he returns and to have him trespassed from the location.


Video recording causes concern

1:15 p.m.

Officer Patrick responded to John Ringling Causeway in reference to an anonymous complaint of a suspicious man that was possibly videotaping females in the area. The caller described the subject as an Hispanic man, approximately 40 years old, last seen wearing a black shirt and gray pants. Upon arrival, Officer Patrick made contact with the man who matched the description given by the caller. The man was videoing the Sarasota Bay and sailboats at the time. The man stated that he has a YouTube channel and was filming the bayfront area for the channel. Officer Patrick advised that officers received a complaint that he was videoing females in the area. The man denied videoing anyone and stated that he was only filming the bayfront area. The man was very cooperative and apologized for causing any concern to citizens. The man stated that he understood citizens concern due to recent events around the country. The man stated that he would not video in the area any longer. Officer Patrick advised the man that he did not have to leave and was legally allowed to video in the area. The man stated that he understood. No further police action taken at this time.

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