Siesta Key Sheriff’s Report November 18 – December 18, 2019

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There were 17 crimes reported on the Key between 11/18-12/18/19

Location Withheld

A man parked his vehicle outside his residence. His bike was unlocked on a bike stand on the rear of his car. The unlocked bike was gone the next morning. There was no video and no witness to the crime. The bike was valued at $1000.

11/27/19 Petit Theft
1000 Block Point of Rocks Rd.

A front desk supervisor reported one of their guests rented a bike from them for the day and rode it to Access #13. The guest left the bike at the beach unlocked. It was gone when they returned for it. The beach cruiser was valued at $75.

11/29/19 Petit Theft
200 Block Canal Rd.

A Village grocery store was the victim of a theft. The manager of the store reported he noticed two males approximately 18 years of age were dressed suspiciously, so he began to watch them in the store. He noticed one of the males putting something down his pants. He confronted the suspect and told him,” If you give it back, I won’t call the police.” The male proceeded to run out of the store with the bottle. The other suspect stated, ”He didn’t take anything” before he left the store. The two subjects then left the area in a red Dodge Charger. Video showed the male taking a 375ML bottle of “Martini and Rossi “Extra Dry Vermouth valued at $5.99. Photos of the video were submitted as evidence.

12/2/19 Theft
Location Withheld

A woman reported unknown persons removed three Christmas decorations from a lawn. The suspects were described as possibly two males and one female. The suspects drove a small dark SUV. The items taken were a lighted pink pig ($100), a lighted wreath ($100), and a lighted deer ($100). The incident was captured on camera but was too dark for details.

12/3/19 Burglary- Vehicle
Location withheld

Unknown persons entered a marina overnight and removed several items from two boats. A trolling motor was attached to the front of the first boat. A pin was removed and the trolling motor and its mount ($3500) were taken. The pin was found on the transom of the second boat. This boat had an engine cowling taken from one of its outboards. There are currently no cameras on the premises. DNA was collected from the handle of the outboard motor that had been handled. The owner of the boat was not present. The marina advised they would contact the owner and update him.

12/5/19 Battery
5200 Block Ocean Blvd.

A man advised deputies on routine patrol that he had been battered by two men. He was bleeding from the nose. He explained the suspects were in a village establishment causing a disturbance. When the victim told the suspects to leave, they continued causing a disturbance on their way out. Once they were outside the suspects grabbed the victim by the neck and punched him in the face before running away. Both suspects denied attacking the victim and claimed they were defending themselves. They also claimed they were never told to leave. A bartender at the establishment confirmed the suspects were asked to leave. The victim did not wish to press charges and the suspects signed a trespass warning.

12/8/19 Battery
Public Beach

Deputies were dispatched to the Public Beach in reference to a battery. They observed three male subjects matching the description of the possible suspect descriptions given to dispatch, walking along Beach Rd. Contact was made with the possible suspect who advised he and his friends were in an Uber when an unknown female jumped in front of the vehicle asking for help. He stated he told the Uber driver to unlock the window so he could make contact with the female. He said the driver refused to pull over to help the female and a verbal altercation ensued. He advised the driver pulled over and kicked them out of the vehicle and that the altercation was only verbal and never physical. A deputy made contact with the driver who agreed with the suspect statement although, he added, that during the altercation, he was slapped in the back of the head by the suspect. The victim later said he did not want to press charges and signed a waiver of prosecution.

6000 Block Midnight Pass Rd.

A man reported he locked his electric bike to a post at Access #12. When he returned, it was gone. No sign of the lock or evidence of the bike was present. The area was checked with negative results. The bike was valued at $600.

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