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Cops Corner
Longboat Key Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 1 year ago

Cops Corner: Longboat Key

by: Observer Staff

Oct. 26
First aid
11:15 a.m. — 4200 block of GMD. Rescue. A woman fell off her bicycle while riding on the sidewalk and hit a pole. The woman said she was OK, but sore. Police helped her back to her hotel unit. Her husband planned to take her to a hospital.

Oct. 27
Don’t turn out the lights

6:57 a.m. — 2300 block of GMD. Welfare Check. A condo resident noticed that a unit nearby had its lights and TV on for three days. The resident inside said he was fine.

Trash talk
8:11 a.m. — 500 block of Channel Lane. Code Enforcement. A woman complained that a neighboring property wasn’t putting its trash into a trash bin. Rodents had apparently entered several bags of trash. Police told her they would contact the property manager.

Hot air
9:28 a.m. — 5300 block of GMD. Larceny. After police confronted a woman about stealing a balloon at the Centre Shops Family Festival, the woman said the balloons were obstructing the sidewalk. She said she had gotten tangled in the balloon and had broken the ribbon. She told police she is 71 and doesn’t care if she has to go to court. The organizer of the event did not want to prosecute.

Oct. 28
What’s the wheel deal?
11:31 a.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Suspicious Person. A man gave $800 for a scooter to an unknown man in a hotel elevator who then disappeared and didn’t give the man the scooter. Police pulled over the van the man was riding in after a hotel employee reported him for trespassing. Police arrested the driver after discovering his license was suspended. The driver said his friend was not angry about losing $800 and denied that anything illegal was going on, but admitted the incident was strange.

Oct. 30
Energetic traveler
1:31 p.m. — 3100 block of GMD. Suspicious Vehicle. A woman who was driving erratically said she had been up all night working and was feeling jumpy because she drank three energy beverages. The woman’s cousin drove her home.



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