Life and times of Key Biscayne florida


September 11th, 2014

Stolen bikes and ID theft continue on Key Biscayne

Stolen bicycles and identity theft continue to fill Key Biscayne police reports.
A woman from Commodore Club had her bicycle stolen. She saw her bicycle chained to the wall next to her assigned parking space at approximately 6 p.m. When she returned she saw the bicycle lock had been cut and the bicycle was gone.
Security video showed a male of thin build wearing a baseball hat, dark T-shirt, and long shorts enter the parking garage from the south stairwell at 1:51 a.m., and leave at 2:39 a.m. during which time he stole her bicycle, a black Maroon Trek Navigator 2.0 men’s bike valued at $400.
In another case, a $450 Cannondale bicycle was stolen from Key Colony while the owner was on vacation.
Additionally, a mountain bike was stolen from a Commodore Club parking garage.

Identity theft
A Key Colony woman reported her employer had contacted her to tell her that an unknown person had used her identity (name and Social Security number) to attempt to file for benefits. She had previously been the victim of identity theft when someone tried to file for benefits from the same employer. Also, someone had filed taxes and received a refund using her identity.
In another identity theft case, a Key Colony woman reported her husband received a letter from a collection agent for a $1,172.63 debt on a Sears card opened in his name. Both the woman and husband stated they did not authorize anyone to open that account.

Verbal dispute
An Ocean Club security guard called police about a verbal dispute he was having with a resident. The guard was issuing a civil parking ticket to a guest vehicle illegally parked in the private complex. The resident witnessed the action from his balcony, and realized the vehicle belonged to his guest. The guard alleged the resident became upset and yelled “profanity” and threatened him. The officer went to the resident’s apartment. The resident admitted he did yell, but made no threats.
Given there were no independent witnesses, and the security guard didn’t feel threatened, no further action was taken.
In other news:
A Pembroke Pines man reported the tag was taken from his motorcycle while it was parked at the Galeria Mall. He said the tag was stolen somewhere between his home and place of work.
A Guess purse, containing credit cards, a hotel key card, a Florida driver’s license, keys, $20 in cash and some make-up was found in front of the Milanezza restaurant and handed in to police.
An Ocean Drive man found a car key on a wall in the 200 block of East Enid Drive. By pressing the alarm button he was able to locate the car near the area where the key was found. Police were unable to contact the owner, but spoke to the owner’s father. The key was impounded until the owner could come forward to provide identification and claim the car.
A Galen Drive man found an iPhone 5s at the Crandon Boulevard dog park and turned it in to police, who were able to find the owner, a woman from The Ocean Club.
Someone egged a Ridgewood Road home and three vehicles parked there sometime between midnight and 6 a.m.
A credit card was found in the SunTrust ATM by a resident who handed it in to the police.
A North Mashta Drive woman reported her golf cart had gone missing from the Winn-Dixie parking lot. She parked at 3:30 p.m., but when she returned at 4:25 p.m. the cart was missing. At 6:25 p.m. a police officer checked the parking lot and found the cart. The owner arrived simultaneously and took possession of the cart, saying the cart was not there when she checked earlier.
A man reported leaving his bag in the back of a cab after being dropped off at The Ocean Club. Items in the bag included his Social Security card, a Florida driver’s license, a 15-inch Macbook, credit cards, U.S. and Colombian passports and a car key.
Equipment and tools valued at $1,500 were stolen from a Harbor Court home under construction. They included a pressure cleaner, air compressor and miscellaneous tools.
A Fort Myers man reported his iPhone 5s was stolen in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton. He tracked the phone on his iPad. The last noted location was at Northwest 17th Avenue and 13th Street.
Police were called to a cabana fire at The Ocean Club.

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