January 26, 2011
Classic Cops Jan. 15, 1984 2:30 p.m. — A pair of prescription glasses were found.
January 19, 2011
Jan. 7 Distasteful demonstration 11:49 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Civil Disturbance. A woman told police she wanted them to take away a photograph of the president with an Adolf Hitler-like mustache being displayed by demonstrators. Police explained that the demonstration was orderly and that the First Amendment protected the photograph being shown. The woman was extremely upset that police would not remove the photo and requested the officer's business card.
January 12, 2011
Classic Cops Jan. 1, 1995 9:58 a.m. — 1500 block of GMD. Tree cut down by unknown persons.
January 5, 2011
Classic Cops Dec. 27, 2006 1:46 p.m. 5200 block of GMD. Missing Person. Officer responds to a call about a missing juvenile. Father says his son had been at the beach looking for seashells and had wandered off. Officer takes description of the juvenile and gives it out on the radio. About 2:10 p.m., a citizen located the youth, walking on the beach in the 4200 block, near LaPlaya condominiums. The father is contacted and arrives to pick up the boy. The son tells the officer he had been walking and didn't realize how far he had gone.
December 29, 2010
Dec. 19 Private matter 12:26 p.m. — 6200 block of GMD. Trespassing. A man reported that a fishing boat captain docked his boat on the man's private dock and allowed his dog to relieve himself on the lawn before leaving. The captain was informed he was not allowed to walk on other people's property without their permission.
December 22, 2010
Classic Cops Dec. 20, 1982 7:38 p.m. — Hughes Street. Man reports fire in chimney. No damage.
December 15, 2010
Classic Cops Dec. 9, 1989 3:31 p.m. — 3100 Block of GMD.Suspicious Person. Gone on arrival.
December 8, 2010
Nov. 23 License liability 10:21 a.m. — 5300 block of GMD. Reckless Driving. A Longboat Key woman was issued a ticket for failing to drive in a single lane after she was observed swerving all over the road, running at least five cars off the road, almost hitting a bicyclist and almost hitting two parked cars. The woman told police she felt fine and doesn't have any health problems. Police decided to submit the woman for a re-examination of her driver’s license.
December 1, 2010
Nov. 19 Nap time 9:59 a.m. — 100 block of Broadway. Suspicious Vehicle. Police observed a man lying down in a sport utility vehicle parked at the Broadway public beach access. The man told police he was early for an appointment at a real-estate office and had pulled over to take a quick nap.
November 23, 2010
Nov. 10 Shopping switch 12:51 p.m. — 600 block of Buttonwood Drive. Lost Property. A woman reported that while in a grocery store she misplaced her tan purse, which included a white alligator-skin wallet. Store employees reviewed store tapes and discovered the woman mistakenly put some dairy items in the wrong shopping cart. Her original cart and purse were located.
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.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.