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.
December 2, 2009
Nov. 22 Case of mistaken identity 12 a.m. — 600 block of Penfield Street. Suspicious Vehicle. Police received two calls about two drunken men in a small boat in the canal behind their docks. A boat with people was detained for questioning, but it was the wrong boat.
November 24, 2009
Nov. 13 Deep sleep 11:41 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Camping Violation. A town employee told police that someone was sleeping in Bicentennial Park. Police found a man sleeping in the bushes, and he was issued written warnings for camping and possession of alcohol on town property.
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
23 Wine Tasting for Mote at Harry's on Longboat Key
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.