4:03 a.m. — Off the Key. Assist Other Agency. Police heard a restaurant alarm going off while driving through St. Armands Circle and checked the business, because all Sarasota police officers were responding to a report of a shooting.
3:25 p.m. — 3700 block of GMD. Lost or Missing Property. A woman reported that her driver’s license was missing and said she last used it for identification three days earlier at a grocery store.
Putting out fires
9:29 p.m. — 4300 block of GMD. Fire. Five people agreed to put out their fire; remove the ashes with a wheelbarrow; and fill in the small pit they had dug after police informed them of their ordinance violation.
10:25 p.m. — 3100 block of GMD. Public Service. Police checked on the welfare of a woman, who said she was OK and was waiting for the bus to Sarasota. The woman was still waiting 45 minutes later, so police drove her to Sarasota themselves.
9:23 a.m. — Off the Key. Fire. Police contacted Longboat Key Fire Rescue after a resident reported seeing smoke on the south end of Jewfish Key. Firefighters advised that a small area of mulch was smoldering and that they extinguished the fire.
2:43 p.m. — 100 block of Broadway. Dog on the Beach. A woman who was on the beach with her terrier apologized when police told her of the town’s ordinance prohibiting dogs on the beach. She said she didn’t see the portion of the beach rules sign that details pet restrictions.
Water main break
5:22 p.m. — 1100 block of Bogey Lane. Assist Other Agency. Police assisted Public Works with traffic control while a 6-inch water main was excavated and repaired.
1:06 a.m. — 5800 block of GMD. Suspicious Vehicle. A caller reported that the occupants of a gray pickup truck appeared to be watching her load her vehicle. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
4:26 p.m. — 700 block of Longboat Court. Brush Fire. A man apologized and immediately extinguished a fire in his yard after police responded to a report of a man burning yard waste. The man told police that he had just moved to Longboat Key and didn’t know about the ordinance he violated.
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Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.