1:27 p.m. — Off the Key. Assist Other Agency. Police escorted the Manatee County Sheriff marine unit, which was assisting a sailor who had fallen and hit his face. The injured sailor was examined by EMS and released.
In the cards
8:04 a.m. — 800 block of Spanish Drive North. Property Found. A man told police that he found a debit card on a bike ride. Police located the owner’s father, who said that he would contact his daughter.
9:57 a.m. — 3100 block of GMD. Property Found. After receiving an anonymous complaint, police retrieved a bicycle abandoned in the bushes.
2:23 p.m. — 100 block of North Shore Road. Noise Disturbance. After receiving an anonymous complaint, police warned a group of men who were turning up their music to compete with other groups’ stereo systems.
4:06 p.m. — 800 block of Broadway. Parking. A restaurant owner reported that several vehicles have been parked in front of his restaurant while the occupants take a boat to a rental house on Jewfish Key. The owner reported that the vehicles are blocking the driveway and creating parking problems for restaurant patrons.
4:25 p.m. — 3900 block of GMD. Highway Obstruction. Police observed a white Lexus parked on the side of the road and observed its owner trying to clear a large pile of debris from the roadway. The owner told police that two trash cans fell from his vehicle while he was driving home from a remodeling job. Police helped the man with cleanup and issued a written warning for an unsecured load.
8:59 a.m. — 5600 block of GMD. Larceny. A landscape-maintenance business owner told police that an unidentified person removed the fuel from two fuel containers that were left on a landscaping truck.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
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.