March 10, 2010
Suspicious Circumstance. A woman called police to report that someone is entering her condominium and moving her personal belongings around while she's gone. She told police she thinks people are harassing her because she's wealthy and named an ex-girlfriend and a cousin who might be responsible.
March 3, 2010
Feb. 19 Night-light questioned 1:38 a.m. — 500 block of Sutton Place. Security Check. A woman called police to report there was a light on inside her home that she did not remember turning on before she left the house. Police checked out her home before she entered it and deemed it safe.
February 24, 2010
A woman turned in half of a pair of dentures that she found on the shore. The dentures had barnacle growth on them and appeared to have been in the Gulf for a while.
February 17, 2010
Feb. 6 All bark 7:16 p.m. — 500 block of Spinnaker Lane. Animal Nuisance. Police responded to a noise complaint and found two dogs barking loudly. The homeowner was issued a written warning, and he agreed to keep his sliding doors closed.
February 10, 2010
Jan. 31 Fruits of their labor 8:52 a.m. — 5100 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman told police that during the past week, someone picked about 100 oranges and grapefruits from fruit trees on her property.
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.
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.