April 28, 2010
April 17 Feel the burn 2:26 p.m. — 2100 block of GMD. Larceny. Two men were arrested for stealing heartburn medication at a drug store and trying to return it at a grocery store. The Longboat Key Publix store manager positively identified the suspects and the men were taken to the Sarasota Jail.
April 21, 2010
April 9 Staying grounded 5:24 a.m. — 400 block of Longboat Club Road. Boat Rescue. Police found a 40-foot fiberglass sailboat and three men stranded near the beach on the south end of the island. The boat owner told police they were on their way to Mississippi when a large wave damaged the boat. The boat ran aground while he tried to maneuver into New Pass. The boat was removed at high tide with the help of a salvage company and several boats.
April 14, 2010
April 1 Lost in translation 1:41 p.m. — 10 block of Winslow Place. Parking Violation. A man reported that a landscape crew parked on the shoulder of the road in front of his house. Police called the landscape company's office to let them know the crew, whose members did not speak English, could not park on the grass.
April 7, 2010
Party problems. 4:34 p.m. — 100 block of North Shore Road. Code Enforcement. A man reported that three men were on Beer Can Island "partying." Police found the underage suspects in a self-made lean-to with several empty beer cans nearby. The spring breakers were cooperative, and the remaining beer was emptied.
March 31, 2010
Homesick hound 5:35 p.m. — 700 block of Land’s End Drive. Animal Found. A woman told police that she found her neighbor's dog roaming near Whitney Beach Plaza. The dog's owners appeared to be out of town and the neighbor agreed to take the dog until they returned. Later, it was discovered the homesick dog had run away from the sister of the dog's owner.
March 24, 2010
False advertising 9:22 a.m. — 4800 block of GMD. Soliciting. A man reported a woman trespassing at his condominium and placing fliers on car windows. Police called the number on the flyer, and the woman promised to leave the area.
March 17, 2010
Traffic Violation. Police pulled over a woman for passing two cars in a right-turn-only lane. Another driver stopped and told police that he was glad she got caught, because she tailgated him and forced him into the emergency lane when she attempted to pass him on the right and come back onto the road. The driver, who received a ticket for reckless driving, told police she was late for an art show at Coquina Beach.
March 10, 2010
Suspicious Circumstance. A woman called police to report that someone is entering her condominium and moving her personal belongings around while she's gone. She told police she thinks people are harassing her because she's wealthy and named an ex-girlfriend and a cousin who might be responsible.
March 3, 2010
Feb. 19 Night-light questioned 1:38 a.m. — 500 block of Sutton Place. Security Check. A woman called police to report there was a light on inside her home that she did not remember turning on before she left the house. Police checked out her home before she entered it and deemed it safe.
February 24, 2010
A woman turned in half of a pair of dentures that she found on the shore. The dentures had barnacle growth on them and appeared to have been in the Gulf for a while.
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.