Police Beat: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

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Coin toss arrest

■ An East Naples man is accused of opening the door of the Democratic Party of Collier County office on Livingston Road and throwing pennies at workers.

Gary Root, 71, of the 1400 block of Tiffany Lane, East Naples, told Collier deputies he tossed in a penny as a contribution because that's "all he has left after being taxed by (President Barack) Obama," according to an arrest report.

Root faces a misdemeanor trespassing charge for the 6:45 p.m. Friday arrest. He already was given a trespass warning for the same location in May.

Theft arrest

■ Tommy Smith, 37, of the 1900 block of Della Drive, Golden Gate, was arrested Friday by Collier deputies.

He is accused of stealing a 1998 Ford Explorer from his employer, then taking it mudding and getting it stuck, before reporting it to law enforcement as missing. He faces a felony grand theft charge, and misdemeanor count of making a false report, an arrest report said.

Domestic violence arrest

■ Yordi Lopez, 19, of the 600 block of 10th Street North, Immokalee, was arrested Friday by Collier deputies. He is accused of punching a woman in the face.

DUI arrest

■ Edwin Muniz, 23, of West Palm Beach, was arrested Friday by Marco Island police at the intersection of Collier Boulevard and Rose Court.

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