7:34 a.m. — 2000 block of Harbour Links Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A man reported someone trespassing at his neighbor’s residence. Police found a painter on the property who said he had been hired by the homeowner. The painter’s story checked out.
7:37 a.m. — 500 block of Broadway. Disturbance. Police responded to a report of two men fighting in a condominium unit. A Bradenton Beach man told police he was having a loud argument with his brother, who lived on Longboat Key. The two agreed to either settle down or let Longboat Pass be the dividing line between them.
Teen flees scene
7:27 p.m. — 6700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Suspicious Person. A woman told police that a teenager she saw hiding in the bushes fled on a bicycle when she approached him. Police couldn’t locate the teenager.
8:37 a.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Lost Property. A man reported that he lost his $250 Seiko watch while playing tag football on the beach. He planned to retrace his steps on the beach to look for the watch.
10:32 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Trespassing. The manager of a local drug store alerted police that a man who had already been issued a trespass warning for his store was sitting outside. Police reminded the man about the trespass warning, and he said it would probably be a good idea to leave so he “didn’t get into any more trouble.”
Woman smells scam
3:29 p.m. — 5300 block of GMD. Fraud. A woman reported that someone pretending to be a representative of a bank needed her Social Security number because her account was overdrawn. The woman said she didn’t have an account with that bank and hung up.
No docking allowed
11:42 p.m. — Off the Key. Boat. The bridge tender for the Longboat Pass Bridge said a fishing boat was tied up to the fenders of the bridge. Police, however, saw that the boat was only anchored close to the bridge.
3:43 p.m. — 600 block of Norton Street. Burglary. A man reported that someone broke into his home by pulling the pins out of the hinge to a door located in the back of the house, which caused $100 worth of damage to the doorframe. No property was reported missing from the home, which was empty.
11:29 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Trespassing. A homeless man from Tennessee was told there is no camping on Longboat Key. He told police he got on the wrong bus and was given a ride to Sarasota.
8:20 a.m. — 500 block of Cutter Lane. Vehicle Larceny. A woman reported that someone ransacked her unlocked Chevrolet, stealing a $129 iPod and two sets of rosary beads valued at $10 each.
Later that morning, a woman on the same street reported that someone entered her unlocked Mercedes Benz and stole a tan fanny pack that contained medicine and contact information. Police recovered the fanny pack near Gulf of Mexico Drive without a $50 EpiPen and a bottle of children’s Benadryl.
4:34 p.m. — 500 block of Schooner Lane. Vehicle Larceny. A woman reported that someone ransacked her husband’s unlocked Mercedes Benz, but didn’t steal anything. Her husband’s unlocked Ford pickup truck was also ransacked, and a spare key was taken from the center console.
Fishing captain corrals boats
10:20 a.m. — 400 block of GMD. Found Property. A local fishing guide reported two boats drifting in Zwicks Channel and secured them before reporting the incident to police.
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- In regard to the "friendly reminder" that police gave the alleged trespasser on 10/09/09, I was just wondering if people are no longer allowed to sit outside of stores anymore or perhaps in a plaza where they have not been trespassed from without being told to leave by police? Would that not be considered an infringement upon one's free will? Just wondering here.....
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.