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Repeat flasher over-exposed March 2, 2015

A 28-year-old Sarasota man has been charged with exposing himself to women in the Pinecraft area of Sarasota over the past two months, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

5O0Cy.AuHeEm.69Several women had reported that a man had exposed his genitals as they walked or rode their bicycles in the community. Some of the women were able to report the man’s license plate, which led deputies to arrest Stephon Cordera Parker.

“Deputies conducted surveillance on Parker Wednesday as he circled the area and eventually conducted a traffic stop,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“When questioned, Parker admitted his actions,” the release states.

Parker is charged with one count each of indecent exposure and loitering or prowling. Additional charges are pending.

Sarasota police have also charged him with indecent exposure in a separate case, the sheriff’s office said.

Parker was released from jail after posting bonds totaling $20,120, according to the sheriff’s office.

 

Man sets home ablaze after niece refused booze run

After being spurned by his niece for a ride to the liquor store, a Boynton Beach man decided he should burn something: his house, according to authorities.

fireOn Dec. 14, Clemons — who had already been drinking — asked his niece for a ride to the liquor store, according to a report from the agency. She told investigators she told him “No” and they got into an argument. To avoid further confrontation, the woman said she left the house.

Not long afterward, Clemons’ brother arrived at the house. He told investigators Clemons was standing out on the porch mumbling to himself about being “tired of it all,” according to the report.

His brother started making dinner and went out to see if Clemons was OK. Then, he saw a huge flame burning at the northeast corner of the house.
Clemons’ brother was able to extinguish the fire with a hose. Officials said the structural damage was minimal, but a garbage container and an all-terrain vehicle were slightly damaged.

Boynton Beach fire officials later found Clemons walking down the street with a large burn on his forearm.

Investigators determined Clemons poured gasoline against the wall outside and on the all-terrain vehicle and lit the fire while his brother was inside.

Clemons had left the hospital before Boynton Beach police were able to detain him.

He is charged with arson and is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.

 

Man claimed ownership of only legal items in car

A man pulled over for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs told deputies that the belongings in the vehicle were his, except for any illegal items.

robert-eugene-pursleyRobert Eugene Pursley was pulled over on Cody Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 15, arrest reports said.

After the DUI arrest, 54-year-old Pursley’s vehicle was inventoried before being towed, according to arrest reports. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies found a small baggie of cocaine in the center console.

Pursley told deputies “all the items in his vehicle were his except for anything illegal,” reports said. He refused to submit to a urine test for the DUI and, when asked if a urine test would show cocaine use, allegedly replied with “no comment.”

He is charged with DUI, failing to drive within a single lane, knowingly driving while his license was suspended or revoked and possession of cocaine.

 

Drug-dealing suspect after arrest: ‘I’m in so much trouble’ February 27, 2015

An 18-year-old high school student has been charged with selling drugs out of his car, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

hXohF.AuHeEm.69Deputies said Michael Cramer was arrested Monday after he was seen counting cash in his vehicle with a bag of marijuana by his side.

“The deputy responded to a report of suspected drug transactions occurring in a parking lot in the 3700 block of Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota Tuesday afternoon. He approached the vehicle and saw the suspect counting money and a baggie of marijuana. The suspect didn’t notice the deputy until he tapped on the window, and as the suspect got out of the car he said, ‘I’m in so much trouble. There’s a lot more in the trunk,'” a news release states.

After seizing $4,300 in cash and the bag containing 28 grams of marijuana that were in plain view, detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found 748 Alprazolam tablets, more than six pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and edible products containing THC, according to the release

 

Passed out stripper says drugs are for her aching back February 26, 2015

A woman was found passed out in her running car, breast exposed, skirt hiked up over her waist. A Keys deputy “was concerned,” so he tapped on the window of the Pontiac Vibe, according to the Monroe Sheriff’s Office.

stripper26n-1-webShe awoke and opened her purse to show the deputy her ID. That’s when Sgt. Ken Fricke, investigating the driver on the side of the road at Lower Sugarloaf Channel, noticed two plastic bags, one with marijuana and the other with cocaine, sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Tuesday.

Also in her purse, according to the sheriff’s office: oxycodone, morphine and other drugs, as well as a smoking pipe.

“When he asked her why she had all the drugs,” Herrin said, “ she said it was because her back hurts from being an adult dancer.”

Kayla Gregg, 23, was arrested Monday on Sugarloaf Key and charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine drug paraphernalia and four counts possession of controlled substances

 

Man tried to rob ex-girlfriend in sheriff’s parking lot

A 25-year old man started following his ex-girlfriend in a vehicle Tuesday morning and tried to rob her when she pulled into the sheriff’s office parking lot, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

imagesEugene Williams began following his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend in his vehicle around 10:45 a.m., and the woman drove into the sheriff’s office parking lot for help, deputies said.

Williams blocked her before she could exit the vehicle, pushing and hitting the vehicle and demanding money from the woman, according to a release.

Deputies came out into the parking lot and heard the suspect demanding money from the victim. They arrested Williams, who tried to resist, deputies said.

Williams was charged with attempted robbery and taken to the Manatee County jail.

 

It’s hard to drive when you’re rolling a doobie

Many say texting while driving causes erratic motoring behavior.

It could be argued that rolling a marijuana “blunt” while driving produces a similar effect.

antoine_jamesSt. Lucie County Sheriff’s officials pulled Antione over after noticing his Nissan swerving on St. James Drive in Port St. Lucie, an affidavit states. It swerved to the middle of the road, and then to the right.It’s a conclusion that might be drawn from the Feb. 6 arrest of 26-year-old James Antoine.

While searching the Nissan, investigators found marijuana, powder cocaine and crack cocaine, items generally frowned upon by law enforcement officials.

During an interview with sheriff’s officials, Antoine said he was swerving because he was rolling a marijuana “blunt” while driving.

Blunt refers to a marijuana cigarette rolled with a cigar wrapper.

Antoine explained the pot odor in the vehicle by saying “he just smoked before being stopped.”

He also said the cocaine and marijuana belonged to him.

Antoine, of the 300 block of Southwest Feldman Avenue in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on three drug-related charges.

 

 
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