December 15, 2010
Classic Cops Dec. 9, 1989 3:31 p.m. — 3100 Block of GMD.Suspicious Person. Gone on arrival.
December 8, 2010
Nov. 23 License liability 10:21 a.m. — 5300 block of GMD. Reckless Driving. A Longboat Key woman was issued a ticket for failing to drive in a single lane after she was observed swerving all over the road, running at least five cars off the road, almost hitting a bicyclist and almost hitting two parked cars. The woman told police she felt fine and doesn't have any health problems. Police decided to submit the woman for a re-examination of her driver’s license.
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
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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.
11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.
Longboat Key keeps it clean
We’re still reeling from Longboat Key’s exclusion from Movoto’s “10 Sexiest Small Cities in America,” which named Sarasota and Bradenton the first and third sexiest small cities, respectively.
Joe Perry still rockin' in new book
Longboat Key’s most famous guitarist Joe Perry has a new book, “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.”