How low can you go?
7:56 a.m. — Intersection of Longboat Drive North and Fox Street. Public Service. Police spotted a utility cable hanging low to the ground across a street. The cable company repaired the line.
No free ride
12:40 p.m. — Intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD) and Lyons Lane. Warrants. Police recognized a man with a lengthy criminal record sitting on a bus bench. He was placed under arrest for having two active warrants against him.
1:53 p.m. — 600 block of Cedar Court. Gas Leak. Police smelled a strong odor of natural gas after a landscape company struck a gas line while removing a large palm tree with a shovel.
Ignorance isn’t always bliss
7:28 a.m. — 600 block of Lyons Lane. Code Enforcement. A woman called to report loud construction work being performed before 8 a.m., a violation of a town ordinance. The construction crew was warned and informed of the ordinance.
3:27 p.m. — 6800 block of GMD. Found Property. Bradenton Beach Police turned over a wallet that was found on Whitney Beach. The wallet contained $105 in cash, two credit cards, some papers and a Texas driver’s license. The owner of the wallet was notified.
3:58 p.m. — 500 block of Russell Street. Trespassing. A woman told police a gas-company representative was trespassing on her property two weeks ago when he installed a gas line in the alley behind her home. The woman wanted the incident documented, although police are unsure if the alley is her property or not.
1:57 p.m. — Intersection of Longboat Drive North and Fox Street. Soliciting. A woman was told she couldn’t sell magazines door-to-door on Longboat Key, even if she was in a contest to see who could sell the most magazines.
5:24 p.m. — Intersection of Emerald Harbor Drive and Old Compass Road. Code Enforcement. A construction crew was warned of an ordinance that doesn’t allow work past 5 p.m.
Wallet on vacation
4:36 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. Lost Property. A man came into the police station to report he lost his wallet a few days ago in Miami.
9:38 p.m. — Intersection of Magnolia Road and Pine Street. Suspicious Vehicle. Police noticed a truck parked at a bay access point and made contact with the owner, who told police he was out fishing and would return later to move the 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.