Riding out the storm
5:34 p.m. — 100 block of GMD. Missing Person. A woman reported that three people rented paddleboards from her Sarasota company and hadn’t returned, causing her to worry that they had encountered bad weather. The group returned while police checked nearby shorelines. One of the women said that her father, who was out on his boat, gave them a ride back.
Want it in writing
3:01 a.m. — 4600 block of GMD. Disturbance. A resort manager and security guard reported that a guest had friends visiting, who were being unruly on the beach until the early morning hours. The visitors left after the manager asked them to, but the manager wanted the incident documented.
3:17 p.m. — Off the Key. Juvenile. Police warned a teen seen jumping off of Longboat Pass Bridge to Beer Can Island and also warned a group of approximately eight others against jumping.
That will get you nowhere
9:05 a.m. — 400 block of North Shore Road. Property Found. A man found a bicycle with two flat tires at an intersection. A Public Works employee picked up the bike and delivered it to the police station.
Sleeping it off
5:57 p.m. — 400 block of GMD. Public Service. Police found a man asleep at the driver’s seat of his vehicle, which had the engine running. The man said that he was eating at a restaurant, drank two beers and pulled into a parking spot to rest when he began feeling tired during the drive home. The man showed no signs of intoxication and called his roommate to drive him and his car home.
10:18 a.m. — Intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Gulf Bay Road. Property Found. A Public Works employee turned in a small silver camera he found.
If your friend jumped off of a groin ...
4:50 p.m. — 2200 block of GMD. Disturbance. Two men got into an argument and shouted obscenities at each other after a disagreement about one man’s friend jumping into the Gulf from a groin. Both parties agreed to stay away from each other.
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
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11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.