Thursday May 5
1:15 p.m., 300 block of Ringling Blvd.
Help another agency: During a routine patrol, an officer determined that the registration tag of a vehicle he had located indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver of the vehicle said her stolen vehicle was recovered by another law enforcement agency and the tag was correctly transferred to the new vehicle. A detective from the other agency confirmed the driver’s report and the license tag was removed from a crime information database.
Thursday May 12
10:04 p.m., 3300 block of Tamiami Trail
Property damage: A college security service alerted police that the glass door to a nearby business appeared to have been smashed. An employee said he left the story around 7:30 a.m. and was the last to leave. The door glass was shattered but largely intact due to window film, although a piece of glass was found on the floor, with blood, which was sent for analysis. The employee opened the door and officers conducted a security sweep. No one was found inside. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Police said they would be looking for security footage from a nearby college-owned camera.
Saturday May 14
Cut the rope
7:58 p.m., block 1300 of boulevard des Arts
Suspicious activity: A resident called police to report a phone call she had received from a cable/internet provider confirming an impending service outage, an action the company representative said she requested from police . The resident said she suspected an old friend had contacted the company on her behalf, trying to cancel this service and the service provided by other companies as well. The resident said she was concerned that dates and other fixed-term events could also be involved. The police suggested that she change her phone number and pass on the new contact details to service providers. She agreed and did not ask for further help.
9:30 p.m., 1500 block of First Street
Criminal Mischief: A resident called the police to report a shattered rear car window. The resident told the investigator that she heard a loud noise inside and went outside to investigate. Initially seeing nothing, she went back inside. The next morning, she discovers the rear window of her broken sedan and a pebble on the rear shelf of the car. The officer photographed the car and took the rock in evidence. No security cameras were known to have filmed the incident. The resident said she would press charges if arrested.
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