Jan. 12 fraud
Complainant reported that checks were stolen from her residence that she shared with her mother. At the time the checks were taken the complainant and her mother were not permitted inside their unit as their pipes were being replaced in the unit.
The bank’s fraud department contacted complainant to advise that seven of her checks had been forged. The forged amount was approximately $5,000 and were forged at unknown locations.
Jan. 13 grand theft
Victim reported that her black and white SOHOO electric bicycle was stolen from her porch at her house. The bike was locked to a pole on the porch and was believed to have been taken around 2:30 p.m. the previous day. The investigation is ongoing.
Jan. 14 driving under influence
Deputy observed a pick-up truck doing donuts in Turtle Beach parking lot. Truck was then observed leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed. A deputy called for assistance and the vehicle was pulled over on Tamiami Trail. After conducting sobriety tests the driver was charged with driving under the influence.
Jan. 17 grand theft
Complainant stated that sometime between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. several subjects hotwired the victim’s golf cart and proceeded to crash it into a fence surrounding a dumpster. The subjects drove the golf cart around and returned. The subjects returned and took the golf cart for a ride a second time and then returned it.
Two witnesses observed the subjects and reported their description and cars they were possible driving. Wet clothes left in the golf cart were collected for forensic processing and the golf cart was processed for DNA.
Cameras in the vicinity were being reviewed.
Feb. 9 theft
Victim left his wallet and items in a beach bag on a pool deck at a condo on Siesta Key. Victim reported that his Louis Vuitton black leather wallet, valued at $500, with $200 in cash, credit cards and driver’s license, were stollen from his beach bag. He reported that he observed three unknown males in the vicinity of his pool bag but did not witness anyone take the wallet. He then reported that he had received alerts from his credit card companies that there had been fraudulent activity with respect to his cards.
He also reported that there was a tracking device in his wallet and gave the location of its last known location. Video camera footage of the pool deck and surrounding areas has been requested from the condo and the investigation remains open.