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.
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.
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.