Track it down
8:49 p.m. — 5500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Property Damage. While locking up Joan M. Durante Park, police noticed several tire tracks in the gravel. A small vehicle appeared to have struck a tree and run over some plants.
10:46 p.m. — Intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive and St. Judes Drive. Public Service. Police observed a large amount of water coming from what appeared to be an underground pipe. The public works department was notified and worked through the night to locate and repair the leak.
10:46 a.m. — 1200 block of GMD. Larceny. A woman called to report she believes her cleaning crew stole her $300 black handbag and $300 beige handbag, which contained $40 in cash, a Social Security card, a Florida identification card and several credit cards.
9:19 a.m. — 2300 block of Harbour Oaks Drive. Gas Leak. Police stood by while Longboat Key Fire Rescue stopped a gas leak.
No bathing beauty
11:53 a.m. — 300 block of North Shore Road. Indecent Exposure. Two women and a man called to report seeing a 41-year-old Bradenton man emerge from the Gulf completely naked. The man was located and warned about public nudity on the town’s beaches.
8:37 p.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Rescue. While taking pictures of the sunset, a couple noticed that a woman using the hotel swimming pool was on the bottom of the pool. A group of people assisted in getting the woman out of the pool and performed two rounds of CPR on her, which revived her. She was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Smoke is no joke
12:27 a.m. — 600 block of Companion Way. Disturbance. Police responded to a disturbance complaint and made contact with the homeowner, who admitted to getting into a fight with his live-in girlfriend because she was smoking in the bedroom. Both denied the argument got physical and agreed to spend the rest of the evening apart.
Dine and dash
8:13 p.m. — 700 block of Broadway. Larceny. A restaurant manager called to report a couple who fled in a red pickup truck after only paying $29 for a $37.84 bill.
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Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.
Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.