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Police Blotter

Nov. 17, 2015, 8:37 p.m.

A woman was transported to the hospital after attempting suicide. Officers found lacerations on her left wrist, indicating a suicide attempt. Once at the hospital and fully conscious, the woman said she would try it again.


Nov. 18, 2015, 10:58 a.m.

A man who works for a plumbing company received a service call to a location in town. The homeowner demanded to see the plumber’s identification, then snatched the wallet from the plumber’s hands and started pulling cards out. When the plumber requested his wallet back, the homeowner refused, yelling the plumber had assaulted her and called 911. Police found that the woman has a history of dementia and another plumber was called out.


Nov. 19, 2015, 9:19 p.m.

Two men contacted police regarding an incident that happened earlier in the day. One of the men said that around 3 p.m., a tall male with “bro-spiked hair” came to the door asking questions about when people wouldn’t be home. The resident allowed the man into his home and said the subject was checking the home security system key pads. Once the subject left, the resident said a second subject was waiting in a gray car near the residence.


Nov. 20, 2015, 9:47 a.m.

Police received a call to report a firearm that was stolen from a residence. Later it was found out the gun had been pawned by a man to pay for his stepson’s insurance.


Nov. 21, 2015, 1:51 a.m.

Officers were called about a man that was trying to get into his house in nothing but his underwear. The caller said the man then laid in his yard in his underwear for a bit before pounding on the front door, trying to get inside.


Nov. 21, 2015, 5:14 p.m.

A resident contacted police about the vacant house next door and that the lights had been turned on. Officers were called for a similar occurrence on Nov. 2. When police arrived, the house was secure and locked, but the garage found open and unlocked. The power was then shut off from the breaker box, and officers found no people inside on the call. BCPD then advised the resident to recontact police if the lights went on again.


Nov. 22, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

A caller was frantic when a 1-year old got into anxiety medication and accidentally ingested some. The woman said her 3-year old climbed on the counter and found the bottle, then gave some to the 1-year old. The toddler was changing color and not breathing normally, and was rushed to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus. Officers advised the woman to put her medicine — klonopin — on a higher shelf and lock the medicine cabinet.


Nov. 23, 2015, 9:42 a.m.

Police were called when a truck hit the canopy of a gas station. The vehicle had a dealer plate and the driver was unlicensed. The driver also had an invalid Florida Commercial Driver’s License. A mechanic from Western Elite was called out to repair the truck, which wouldn’t restart after the accident.


Nov. 23, 2015, 5:14 p.m.

A woman called the police department fearful for her life when her husband called and said “You’re going to make me famous tonight — I’m coming to get you.” She said her husband had a gun as well. The woman also stated that she kicked her husband out three weeks prior because he was back on”dope.” The male suspect was a five-time felon, according to police.


Weekly Statistics

Reporting Period Nov. 12-18

Animal Control 93

Adult Arrests 11

Juvenile Arrests 1

Traffic Stops 98

Incident Reports 19

Citations 39


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