September 15, 2010
Sept. 4 Family feud 10:45 p.m. — 500 block of Sutton Place. Domestic Violence. Two sisters were arrested for domestic battery after they began throwing punches at each other and breaking objects in a condominium. One of the sisters accused the other one of texting too much on her cell phone.
September 8, 2010
Aug. 23 Safe and secure 9:33 p.m. — 500 block of Schooner Lane. Alarm. Police responded to an alarm and found a sliding glass door to a home unlocked. The door was secured and the alarm was reset.
September 1, 2010
Aug. 14 Burned out 11:11 p.m. — 3100 block of Bayou Sound. Fire. Police responded to a report of an overheating stove, which set off a smoke detector. The stove was checked, and the smoke detector was reset.
August 25, 2010
A man reported watching occupants on a 28-foot boat called the “Scrappy T” run into a wooden dock on the other side of the canal. The accident caused extensive damage to the dock and an underground piling.
August 18, 2010
Aug. 8 "Wood worker" 11:33 a.m. - 500 block of Norton Street. Code Enforcement. A man was warned he couldn't cut pieces of wood in his carport area after 5 p.m. because it violated the town's noise ordinance.
August 11, 2010
July 31 "Dancing fool" 7:12 p.m. — Off the Key. Disturbance. Police told several people to stop jumping off the south end of Longboat Pass Bridge. They were also told to turn their radio down and that it was illegal to drink beer on the island. As police started to walk away, one young man wearing a thong and holding a beer came out from under the bridge and started to gyrate his hips, telling police to come and get him. Police called for the police boat and the man was arrested after he started to incite the crowd by his drunken behavior. The man, who threatened to have his father get the officer who arrested him fired, later apologized for his actions, blaming the incident on too much Schnapps and vodka.
August 4, 2010
July 21 "Portable picnic" 9:11 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Larceny. A Longboat Key Public Tennis Center employee noticed that a redwood picnic bench was swiped from the picnic area of the tennis center.
July 28, 2010
July 15 Mysterious message 7:24 a.m. — 4800 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A man told police that he believed someone entered his condominium, while he was sleeping in his recliner with the television on, and left a scrolling message on his laptop that read, 'Ah, love the beach, you should turn off your TV. It wastes so much electricity.' An open screen door and smudges on a sliding-glass door were also noted.
July 21, 2010
July 6 "Wallet whereabouts" 1:57 p.m. — Lost Property. A man reported losing his wallet on the beach. The wallet contained $50, a driver’s license and several credit cards.
July 14, 2010
July 3 "Sound Swimming" 12:54 a.m. — Noise Disturbance. Police responded to a home after receiving a complaint of loud kids playing in the pool. The swimmers were asked to take the party inside, and they agreed to do so.
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.