May 18, grand theft
An officer was dispatched when the complainant advised that he heard a door close in his driveway and saw his car’s headlights turn on after looking outside. He also saw a black SUV with an unknown driver parked in the street. One of the suspects backed the complainant’s vehicle out of his driveway and drove away, followed by the black SUV. The complainant recalled leaving his keys in his vehicle earlier that day after using it. After the officer called in a description of the vehicle over the radio, deputies pursued the vehicle. The suspect driving the stolen vehicle stopped and fled police on foot while the suspect in the second vehicle continued to flee while driving at 70 mph. After fleeing the officers for a significant amount of time, the suspect turned the vehicle around and crashed into one of the patrol cars in pursuit of him. Deputies handcuffed and detained the suspect successfully. Upon searching the suspects vehicle officers found a loaded handgun and a Louis Vuitton purse containing a passport, cash, and car keys. The purse was reported stolen from a vehicle on Siesta Key and was returned to the owner.
May 25, battery
The complainant, who had two fresh fingernail scratches around her neck, stated that she and her friend had been standing outside of their rental unit when the couple staying on the lower floor of the same unit came outside, grabbed her, and pushed her on the ground. The complainant’s friend stated that the complainant had been heavily intoxicated and had been talking very loudly. She said that the man in the lower unit had come outside to tell her friend to quiet down, and when she told him she was speaking at a normal volume, he came over and pushed her. The man also pushed the friend when she tried to separate him and the complainant. The man claims that he woke up to both women screaming at each other outside. He stated that he went outside and asked them to lower their volume, but the complainant began pushing him. He said that in self-defense he pushed her off of him, and when his wife came outside and attempted to break up the fight, the complainant grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. She stated that she heard women screaming outside and came out to separate the complainant and her husband but was pushed to the ground by the complainant. While both parties claimed that the other initiated the physical violence, neither wished to press charges. The property owner confirmed that the complainant and her friend were also reported making noise the previous night by the man in the downstairs unit, and officers concluded that the complainant was the primary aggressor.
June 7, stolen vehicle
The complainant stated that she parked her rental vehicle in front of her unit the previous night and the next morning noticed it was missing. She immediately contacted the police and the rental company to inform them of the incident. The vehicle was recovered by law enforcement at a nearby gas station, but the suspect is still unknown.