What a set of pipes
11:55 a.m. — 2000 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. A driver was initially pulled over for having a loud exhaust system and was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license.
No return policy
2:27 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Trespassing. Police issued a former restaurant employee a trespass warning after he received his final paycheck. He agreed never to return.
3:33 p.m. — 500 block of Spinnaker Lane. Soliciting. Two men promised police they would stop trying to sell magazine subscriptions door-to-door until they obtained a permit from the town.
7:49 a.m. — 4200 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. A man was arrested for driving a car without a valid driver’s license. The car was towed.
8:41 p.m. — 5200 block of GMD. Traffic Violation. Police observed a vehicle weaving on Gulf of Mexico Drive and pulled over the driver. The man, who had a medical issue, told police he had been drinking and agreed to take a taxi home. He was issued a ticket for failing to stay in his lane.
9:19 p.m. — 600 block of Dream Island Road. Traffic Violation. A man tried to evade police by turning into a residential community and quickly turning into a driveway. Police activated emergency lights and made contact with the driver, who had two active suspensions and had just gone to court that day for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
9:56 a.m. — 700 block of Marbury Lane. Code Enforcement. A woman reported that her neighbor was cutting mangroves behind his home. The man told police he thought he had permission to cut 25% of the mangroves before obtaining a permit from the state to cut the protected vegetation. The man apologized and promised not to cut his mangroves without obtaining a permit.
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
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19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?