Oct. 22, DUI
Suspect was observed striking several vehicles in the parking lot of a Village bar. The suspect was observed leaving the scene without providing information to the victims after the third impact. Suspect was observed with an open beer in the center console of the vehicle. Based on the totality of the circumstances the officer determined there was probable cause to charge suspect with driving under the influence.
Nov. 1, theft
Complainant and her family rode their bikes to the Village to shop. They were inside a store shopping when a male walked up, looked around quickly and then rode off with it. The bike was a white and purple Schwinn Mountain bike. The bike is valued at $500. Video footage, which showed the incident, was obtained and turned in as evidence. The suspect appeared to be a tall, thin, white male with long blond hair tied in back and a tattoo on his outer left forearm.
Nov. 5, theft
Complainant reported that somebody appeared to have ripped the key fob for his rental car off of his key ring while he and his wife were at the beach. The complainant requested that the theft be reported to the rental company.
Nov. 7, theft
A lifeguard on Siesta Beach reported a theft that occurred on the beach. Two subjects were observed stealing unattended property. The victim reported that she was in the water when a male and female took her blue SRQ beach towel, a white shirt with gold studs, a pair of gray sandals, a can of spray sunscreen, and a water bottle. A witness came forward with photographs of the suspects, who appeared to be in their late 40s or early 50s, which were entered into evidence.
Nov. 9, theft
Victim walked in the Sheriff’s Office to report a theft of her beach bag from Siesta Key Beach. The beach bag is white with sunflowers on it. It contained her car keys, wallet and medication bottle. Victim stated she went for a walk for about 15 minutes and when she came back the bag was gone.