Source: Sherman Publications


March 16, 2011

Mailbox mayhem

On March 5, a Brandon deputy responded to the 100 block of Village Court for a report of lost/stolen property. The complainant said his payroll check was due to arrive on Feb. 24, but it was not in the mailbox. Other employees received their checks. The complainant suspects juveniles from a nearby apartment complex who have been hanging around and messing with the mailboxes, putting duct tape on them, leaving the flags up and doors open. He didnít notice them taking mail, but said this may have been because the juveniles were also throwing snowballs at residences, ringing doorbells and running.


On March 10, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3800 block of Redbud for a report of domestic violence. The complainant said she was in an altercation with her ex-boyfriend in the 4300 block of Wildwood Loop. She borrowed his car and he wanted it back. When she returned it, he wanted to talk and once she was inside the residence, he wouldnít let her leave. She said he grabbed her throat and slammed her against a wall. They dated 10 months and have been separated for one month. The complainant said he was upset because he learned the complainant was at a hotel with a mutual friend and when the complainant returned his vehicle, they had an argument. He said he never touched her or stopped her from leaving. The case is open pending review by the prosecutorís office.