May 19, 2010
May 7 Weapon watch 5:43 p.m. — Off the Key. Assist Other Agency. Sarasota police advised Longboat officers to be on the lookout for a 50-year-old man with brown hair and a mustache walking northbound with a gun in his hand. The man could not be located.
May 12, 2010
May 3 Bright spot 8:47 a.m. — 1000 block of GMD. Found Property. A town employee found a black eyeglasses case containing a partial set of sunglasses and a cleaning cloth in Country Club Shores.
May 5, 2010
April 22 Lager left behind 6:59 p.m. – 100 block of GMD. Code Enforcement. A man told police that the cold can of Heineken beer sitting nearby was not his. He then raised it to his lips and said he would drink it anyway because someone had left it behind. He was issued a written warning for drinking a beer on the beach in front of police.
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.
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.