2:20 a.m. — 200 block of Sands Point Road. Missing Person. A woman told police that her boyfriend had gone for a late-night walk and must have gotten lost. Police searched the beach, only to discover that the intoxicated man had indeed gotten lost — in the condominium parking lot. The man could not remember in which building he was staying. Police pointed him in the right direction.
Mail truck milling around
6:26 p.m. — 500 block of Bowsprit Lane. Suspicious Vehicle. A woman told police that she saw what looked like an old, white mail truck just sitting in her neighborhood, with two men inside. She said one of the men was wearing a black ski cap. Police couldn’t locate the unconventional mail truck.
Sign thief close to home
3:52 p.m. — 5400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Missing Property. A man told police that someone stole the open-house signs he had placed near the intersection of Broadway and Gulf of Mexico Drive. Police believe that the town’s code-enforcement officer may have swiped the signs, because they were placed illegally. The man then realized the town takes its sign code pretty seriously.
While the cat’s away …
3:52 p.m. — 7000 block of Longboat Drive East. Animal Nuisance. A woman called to complain that her neighbor would soon be leaving for the summer. The complaint centered on the fact that the neighbor leaves her cats behind, and the bowls of food that are left out attract raccoons.
Police contacted the neighbor, who explained that she would be taking her cats with her this year. Although the complainant will be pleased, the local wildlife population will have to find food elsewhere.
Sitting by the dock of the bay
12:30 p.m. — 500 block of Dream Island Road. Trespassing. Police responded to a complaint of boats parked behind a property and decided that one of the boats had no right to dock there, but the other one could stay put.
Unidentified foreign object …
9:57 a.m. — 200 block of Sands Point Road. Found Property. Members of the housekeeping staff turned in a bag of tobacco that was left behind to the front desk. But other employees identified the tobacco as marijuana and called police to dispose of it. The employees who identified the drug said they had never inhaled.
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
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A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.