7:35 p.m. — 500 block of St. Judes Drive. Traffic Accident. A teen was trying to back out of a parking space but pulled back in because he saw another oncoming vehicle. He thought he had put the vehicle in reverse but had it in drive and accidentally struck the building.
11:28 p.m. — 3800 block of GMD. Disturbance. A condo resident reported loud music and singing coming from a nearby unit. Police explained the town’s noise ordinance to the man in the unit, who was visiting the Key.
9:08 a.m. — 500 block of Norton St. Fire. Police responded to a report of smoke coming from a dock area and discovered a small pit in a backyard with smoldering logs surrounded by sand and shell. Firefighters extinguished the logs with a garden hose.
10:19 a.m. — 1600 block of GMD. Vandalism. The operations manager of the Colony found a broken sliding-glass door, three damaged light poles and a broken window. Doors to two units had been forced open. Police couldn’t find usable prints.
Safe and sound
7 p.m. — 4800 block of GMD. Missing Person. A woman woke up and found her 85-year-old husband missing from their condo. Dispatch discovered he had been taken to a hospital two hours earlier.
When nature calls ...
Former Longboat Key Town Commission candidate Larry Grossman found a cup with unknown excrement on his front step and a small bag of excrement in his garbage can, according to a March 27 report.
Police say Grossman’s neighbor, Philip Siegel, confirmed he put the cup on the step because it came from Grossman’s cat, which is in the neighbor’s carport area every morning and uses the neighbor’s carport and lawn for a restroom.
The report states police told Siegel he could get a trespass warning and told Grossman town ordinance requires pets to be on a leash.
But Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming said that most ordinances, including leash laws, don’t relate to cats.
“We curiously have very few ordinances about cats as long as they aren’t being a nuisance,” he said.
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