December 29, 2010
Dec. 19 Private matter 12:26 p.m. — 6200 block of GMD. Trespassing. A man reported that a fishing boat captain docked his boat on the man's private dock and allowed his dog to relieve himself on the lawn before leaving. The captain was informed he was not allowed to walk on other people's property without their permission.
December 22, 2010
Classic Cops Dec. 20, 1982 7:38 p.m. — Hughes Street. Man reports fire in chimney. No damage.
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.
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
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
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.