November 17, 2010
Nov. 5 Undercover 11:25 a.m. — 3500 block of Fair Oaks Court. Suspicious Circumstance. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person under a quilt in a vacant home. The unconscious person, however, turned out to be several boxes of junk that resembled a person.
November 10, 2010
Oct. 27 Iguana get my figurines back 700 block of Dream Island Road. Larceny. A real-estate agent reported that two exterior ceramic iguana wall figurines were missing from one of his client's homes. The multi-colored iguanas are valued at $100.
November 10, 2010
The Observer has compiled the best Cops Corners from May through October
November 3, 2010
Oct. 20 Stairway surprise 3:50 p.m. — 4400 block of GMD. Theft. A man reported that his bicycle was stolen from inside his condominium stairwell. The man last saw the bicycle in August. The building maintenance supervisor said that numerous contractors and workers have been in and out of the building over the past months.
October 27, 2010
Oct. 12 Safety first 7:30 p.m. — Off the Key. Traffic Violation. Police pulled over a juvenile for riding a motorcycle without a helmet on Longboat Pass Bridge. It was discovered the boy was riding a moped, but he still received tickets for driving with a learner's permit only and not wearing a helmet.
October 20, 2010
Oct. 11 Cooking crisis 5:05 p.m. — 600 block of Norton Street. Domestic Violence. A man called 911 to report that his wife would not allow him to make a sandwich. The wife told police that her husband was drunk again and gets "stupid" when he's drinking. She also told police he would push her against a wall when he's drinking. He was arrested for trying to walk away from police and transported to jail.
October 13, 2010
Sept. 28 Scenic route 5:27 p.m. — 5300 block of GMD. Reckless Driving. An elderly woman apologized to police for driving too slowly and weaving on Gulf of Mexico Drive. She said she had not been on the Key in a while and was sightseeing.
October 6, 2010
Sept. 23 Sandwich solace 11:12 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Suspicious Person. A man was reported loitering near a drug store. But police determined the man, who was eating a sandwich, could finish his meal.
September 29, 2010
Sept. 18 Relocation plan 9:23 a.m. — 2900 block of GMD. Animal. The Public Works Department informed police that a large and aggressive bee colony was discovered near someone's home. Police roped off the right of way where the hive was located, and a beekeeper was called to relocate the hive.
September 22, 2010
Sept. 10 Cranking it up 6:10 p.m. — 700 block of GMD. Noise Disturbance. A man called to report a noise disturbance on St. Judes Drive. A homeowner informed police that his son had turned up a new amplifier earlier to see how it performed.
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.