February 17, 2010
Feb. 6 All bark 7:16 p.m. — 500 block of Spinnaker Lane. Animal Nuisance. Police responded to a noise complaint and found two dogs barking loudly. The homeowner was issued a written warning, and he agreed to keep his sliding doors closed.
February 10, 2010
Jan. 31 Fruits of their labor 8:52 a.m. — 5100 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman told police that during the past week, someone picked about 100 oranges and grapefruits from fruit trees on her property.
February 3, 2010
Jan. 21 It’s raining vacuums 10:14 p.m. — Off the Key. Assist Other Agency. Police assisted Bradenton Beach Police with a domestic disturbance call and found a broken wooden table and a vacuum cleaner lying in the driveway. The wife told police she got mad that her husband had been out with a friend and threw the items in the driveway from a second-story balcony. No physical contact had occurred, and police left the scene while keeping an eye on the balcony for flying objects.
January 27, 2010
Jan. 7 No. 1 fan 8:54 p.m. — 6400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Public Drunkenness. Police found a man sleeping on a bench at the intersection of General Harris Street and Gulf of Mexico Drive. He told police he had fallen asleep while listening to a game on the radio and was given a ride to his parents’ house on Lyons Lane.
January 20, 2010
Under Investigation — Jan. 6 9:15 a.m. — 700 block of Broadway. Security Check. A man told police that he heard voices coming from the house next door, which he thought was vacant. Police found the rear door of the home open and unsanitary living conditions inside. The home was littered with trash. The code enforcement department recently tagged the property.
January 13, 2010
Jan. 1 Lord of the dance 12:20 a.m. — 1600 block of GMD. Disturbance. Police responded to a report of a man refusing to leave a New Year’s Eve party at a restaurant. Upon arrival, police calmed down a man and got him medical attention after he revealed he was punched by at least two men for dancing with someone’s else’s girlfriend at the party. Said the man: “You know us Irishmen, when we like to dance, we’re gonna dance, and if we want to fight, we’re gonna fight.”
January 6, 2010
Dec. 15 Safe and secure 8:50 p.m. — 500 block of Kingfisher Lane. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported a suspicious pickup truck leaving the area. Police responded and could not find the truck but found an unlocked sliding-glass door at a nearby residence. Nothing was stolen and the house was secured.
December 23, 2009
Residents reported that someone in a pickup truck squealed the truck’s tires and did donuts in a condominium’s landscaped area.
December 16, 2009
Dec. 6 Construction question 3:26 p.m. — 6400 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A Christ Church member reported to police that someone placed a sign on the church’s construction site that read: “WHY?” The church member told police members of the nearby homeowners association were disputing the church’s construction.
December 9, 2009
Nov. 25 Gator grab 9:32 a.m. — 400 block of GMD. Vehicle Larceny. A woman reported that someone stole her crocodile purse valued at $2,000 from the passenger seat of her unlocked car while she was inside a gas station paying for her gas. The purse contained a payroll check, her Social Security card, credit cards, a checkbook and $10 in cash.
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.