March 16, 2011
CLASSIC COPS March 5, 1984 12:01 p.m. Man reports bullet fired into vending machine, 6900 block of GMD. The machine survived the attack.
March 9, 2011
Classic Cops Feb. 24, 1999 12:20 p.m. 1100 block of GMD. Traffic violation, Speeding. “I’m sorry,” said the driver. “It’s my fault. I’m in a hurry to get to the bathroom.” Driver cited.
March 2, 2011
Classic Cops Feb. 19, 1980 8:03 p.m. Woman reports she was watching a TV program when two raccoons fell through her ceiling. One escaped, one was captured. Officer states program was not a Walt Disney production, but the later events could have been.
February 23, 2011
CLASSIC COPS Feb. 10, 1984 5:29 p.m. — 2200 block GMD. Woman reports snake on couch. Snake found to be rubber imitation.
February 9, 2011
Jan. 27 More than 'meats' the eye 9:13 a.m. — 2600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Lost Property. A couple called police to report that resort employees were entering their room and taking everything from purses to dirty boxers. Police were able to find the items in question in the room and asked resort employees about the couple's behavior. Five resort employees told police the couple accused them of stealing purses, meatballs left in the refrigerator and other items. No further action was taken.
February 2, 2011
Classic Cops Jan. 23, 1984 1:07 p.m. — Manager reports large photo of woman's legs missing from men's restroom.
January 26, 2011
Classic Cops Jan. 15, 1984 2:30 p.m. — A pair of prescription glasses were found.
January 19, 2011
Jan. 7 Distasteful demonstration 11:49 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Civil Disturbance. A woman told police she wanted them to take away a photograph of the president with an Adolf Hitler-like mustache being displayed by demonstrators. Police explained that the demonstration was orderly and that the First Amendment protected the photograph being shown. The woman was extremely upset that police would not remove the photo and requested the officer's business card.
January 12, 2011
Classic Cops Jan. 1, 1995 9:58 a.m. — 1500 block of GMD. Tree cut down by unknown persons.
January 5, 2011
Classic Cops Dec. 27, 2006 1:46 p.m. 5200 block of GMD. Missing Person. Officer responds to a call about a missing juvenile. Father says his son had been at the beach looking for seashells and had wandered off. Officer takes description of the juvenile and gives it out on the radio. About 2:10 p.m., a citizen located the youth, walking on the beach in the 4200 block, near LaPlaya condominiums. The father is contacted and arrives to pick up the boy. The son tells the officer he had been walking and didn't realize how far he had gone.
30 AJC's 2015 Winter Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.