Please note that very recently at the home of our residents, Pam and Steve Baker, 1900 Lincoln Drive, was approached by a white male approximately late 20’s to early 30’s, around 5’11, 175 lbs at 5:30 in the morning. This individual held a brick in his hand, was not violent, though he continued to beat on the door insisting that they open it. Pam and Steve immediately called the police who responded very quickly, and apprehended the intruder. Most likely, this individual was a paranoid schizophrenic. The police handcuffed him and said they were taking him to “Coastal”. This intruder said he was being “chased”. Even with all the outdoor lights on him he did not retreat.

Hopefully, this individual will not return to our neighborhood, but he was on foot. Pam and Steve gave us permission to share this information with the neighborhood.

Please keep your homes secure. Lock doors and cars at night and even during the day. As summer approaches and many of us have travel plans, please work with each other to watch out for you neighbors. Lastly, report anything unusual as soon as you can should an event occur.

Thanks, and have a safe summer.

Dean Anderson

President, Avondale Residents Association

Categories: Sarasota


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