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.
July 7, 2010
June 21 "Snake Charmer" 5:24 p.m. — Animal Rescue. Police noticed an unsteady bicyclist swerving into Gulf of Mexico Drive. Police discovered he was holding a snake in his hand while riding. Police stopped the bicyclist, took the 3-foot dead rat snake from him and promised to give it a proper burial.
July 1, 2010
A man called to report he was the victim of a drive-by fruiting. While driving south on Gulf of Mexico Drive, he reported he heard something hit his passenger window and then saw a mango lying in the road while two juveniles ran away from the scene. Their parents promised it would not happen again.
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
23 Wine Tasting for Mote at Harry's on Longboat Key
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.