12/4, 9:37 a.m., illegal cutting of sea grapes, 100-101 Maple Ave. The public works director told the Sheriff’s Office a tree company was illegally cutting sea grapes at the above location. The deputy told the tree company employee to stop work. The deputy noticed the worker had cut the sea grapes too small. They must be at least 47 inches long. He took pictures and called the company owner and explained the law. He sent his paperwork to public works and code enforcement for further action.
12/7, 8:13 p.m., lost wallet, 100 South Bay Blvd. The victim said he placed his wallet on the bar while getting some coffee and walked away. When he returned, the wallet was gone.
11/28, 11 p.m., battery, 120 Bridge Street, Drift In. The female victim said the man she was living with choked her and spit on her. She had no sign of injury, and the male suspect was gone.
12/2, 1:30 p.m., criminal mischief, Bridge Street Pier. Somebody tore a mailbox off the outer wall of the restaurant. A lamp pole also was damaged.
12/3,7:39 p.m., battery, 100 block of 7th Street South. The complainant said her renter hit her in the face during an argument.
12/5, 5 p.m., recovered stolen boat, 1325 Gulf Drive, Tortuga Beach Resort. The officer responded to a report of a boat at the resort’s dock. A computer check showed it had been stolen; he contacted the owner.
12/5. 8:10 p.m. disturbance, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma’s Pizza. The officer responded to a report of an intoxicated customer who refused to pay. He was told the suspect was at the Circle K, and he got the suspect and drove him back to the restaurant for identification. He had no money, but the owner said she remembered him from years past told him he could pay by check.
11/29, 9:50 p.m., concealed firearm, 115th Street and Cortez Road West. The deputy stopped the car for an inoperable taillight and smelled marijuana inside. He checked the contents of the car and found a .38 revolver with ammunition inside the console and arrested the driver.
12/2, 4:56 p.m., theft, 10103 Cortez Road W., Kissed by a Keyline. The storeowner said she set some merchandise on the front porch of her store and somebody stole four wrought iron items.
12/4, 7:57 p.m., criminal mischief, 10315 Cortez Road W., Paradise Bay Estates. Somebody used a pressure washer to damage the bocce ball courts behind the office of the park.
11/19, 3:09, burglary past, 600 block of Key Royale Drive. The cleaning person reported finding clues indicating somebody broke into the house via a window. There was little disturbance in the house, and a $100 bill was reported missing.
11/20, 10:38 a.m., moving violation, driving with a suspended license without knowledge, 4600 block of Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the vehicle because a blanket was hanging down on the ground from the truck bed concealing his license number. A computer check showed the driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support.
11/23, 3:25 p.m., criminal mischief, 200 block of 82nd Street. The complainant, who was watching the home for his brother who owns it, said he noticed someone moved a table on the porch and broke a bulb in a security light. The homeowner said he would review security recordings to see if he can identify the responsible party.
11/24, 10:51 a.m., driving with revoked license, not using a seatbelt, 3100 block of Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the driver for not wearing his seatbelt, and a computer check showed his license was suspended indefinitely for an inadequate field of vision. He was ticketed.
11/24, 6:08 p.m., no driver’s license, 700 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer stopped the driver for a taillight out, and when he asked for the driver’s license and insurance, the driver said no. He said he had never had a license. A second deputy was dispatched for the suspect did not speak English well, and the suspect’s wife arrived to drive the vehicle away.
11/25, 4:15 p.m., larceny/theft, 3300 block of East Bay Drive. An Apple iPad was stolen while the victim was trying on clothes at a store.
11/26, 7:18 a.m., no driver’s license, Manatee Avenue at East Bay Boulevard. The officer stopped the driver for not wearing a seat belt, and the driver could not find his license. A computer check showed he had an out-of-state license that expired last year. He was issued a summons.