5 p.m. — 200 block of Sands Point Road. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported that three people appeared to be fighting but walked away after she yelled at them.
11:34 a.m. — 1600 block of GMD. Property Found. A Public Works employee turned in a brown-leather zipper case that workers found alongside the road.
4:23 p.m. — 4300 block of Falmouth Drive. Disturbance. A woman reported that two men, who are housekeepers at a condominium, were throwing stones toward boats docked in the bay at the community. The woman said that the men began using foul language when she and her husband told them to stop and attempted to knock a holiday bow from a pillar.
7:25 a.m. — 2200 block of GMD. Bicycle Accident. A bicyclist fell while riding in a group but refused medical care.
All tied up
8:36 a.m. — 600 block of Hibiscus Way. Suspicious Circumstance. Police found a man sleeping on a vessel after a resident called police to report that the vessel had been tied to his boathouse without permission. The man told police that he tied up the vessel for safe harbor from the cold while fishing and agreed to leave.
4:49 p.m. — 2800 block of GMD. Dog on the Beach. Police warned a man who was taking photos of his three dogs about the town’s ordinance prohibiting pets from the beach.
7:26 p.m. — 5200 block of GMD. Welfare Check. A man asked police to check on his daughter, whom he hadn’t heard from in several days. The 30-year-old woman was in bed sleeping and told police that she had been sick and would contact her father.
No dogs allowed
11:16 a.m. — Greer Island. Dog on the Beach. Police issued a summons to a woman who had her dog on the beach. The woman said that she and her friends had brought their pets there before.
Keep it down
4:29 a.m. — 1100 block of GMD. Noise Disturbance. A condominium security guard reported that a unit owner’s son and several young people were making noise. The 23-year-old man agreed to comply with the town’s noise ordinance.
8:22 a.m. — 4000 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. A man told police he didn’t know why his driver’s license was suspended and said that he paid his last two tickets online. Police confiscated the man’s license and released his vehicle to his co-worker, who has a valid license.
Penalty: coal in stocking
9:47 a.m. — 4400 block of GMD. Larceny from Private Property. A condominium manager said that a lighted wire reindeer was stolen from the property.
Over the limit
10:39 p.m. — Intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Edlee Lane. DUI. A man drove his Mercedes-Benz through the grass of a neighborhood entrance and accelerated at a high rate of speed until he caught up with other north-bound vehicles. The driver had difficulty finding his driver’s license and eventually gave up on trying to find his registration. He was arrested for DUI and also cited for failure to maintain a single lane and was transferred to the Manatee County Jail.
6:51 a.m. — Jewfish Key. Noise Disturbance. Longboat Key Fire Rescue took police to Jewfish Key by boat to respond to a complaint of loud music coming from a vacation residence. The occupants were not at the rental home, so police unplugged the outdoor speakers, although they could still hear music coming from inside the residence.
Sleeping it off
9:27 a.m. — 5600 block of GMD. Suspicious Person. Police warned a man and woman who said they had been sleeping on the beach for the past seven hours.
1:10 p.m. — 3700 block of GMD. Domestic Violence. A man told police that he was drinking beer with his brother, who suddenly became angry and punched him twice in the face before driving away. Police attempted to get a statement from the men’s mother, who was intoxicated and refused to cooperate. Police later arrested the brother, who told police that “no one talks to his mother that way.”
2:37 p.m. — 100 block of Sands Point Road. Missing Person. A woman reported that her 15-year-old son hadn’t returned from his jog after more than four hours. Police found the teen, who said he wanted to go to the end of the island and didn’t think it would take that long.
State your business
1:58 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Suspicious Person. A woman reported a man leaving the area of a vacant business on a bicycle.
On the hook
4:32 p.m. — 2100 block of GMD. Trespassing. Police warned two young males and a female that they could not fish on private property.
In the fast lane
6:36 p.m. — 5100 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman said she was “brushed” by a vehicle while crossing the street. The woman wasn’t injured and didn’t get a description of the vehicle because it was moving too quickly but wanted the incident documented.
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