August 18, 2010
Aug. 8 "Wood worker" 11:33 a.m. - 500 block of Norton Street. Code Enforcement. A man was warned he couldn't cut pieces of wood in his carport area after 5 p.m. because it violated the town's noise ordinance.
August 11, 2010
July 31 "Dancing fool" 7:12 p.m. — Off the Key. Disturbance. Police told several people to stop jumping off the south end of Longboat Pass Bridge. They were also told to turn their radio down and that it was illegal to drink beer on the island. As police started to walk away, one young man wearing a thong and holding a beer came out from under the bridge and started to gyrate his hips, telling police to come and get him. Police called for the police boat and the man was arrested after he started to incite the crowd by his drunken behavior. The man, who threatened to have his father get the officer who arrested him fired, later apologized for his actions, blaming the incident on too much Schnapps and vodka.
August 4, 2010
July 21 "Portable picnic" 9:11 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Road. Larceny. A Longboat Key Public Tennis Center employee noticed that a redwood picnic bench was swiped from the picnic area of the tennis center.
July 28, 2010
July 15 Mysterious message 7:24 a.m. — 4800 block of GMD. Suspicious Circumstance. A man told police that he believed someone entered his condominium, while he was sleeping in his recliner with the television on, and left a scrolling message on his laptop that read, 'Ah, love the beach, you should turn off your TV. It wastes so much electricity.' An open screen door and smudges on a sliding-glass door were also noted.
July 21, 2010
July 6 "Wallet whereabouts" 1:57 p.m. — Lost Property. A man reported losing his wallet on the beach. The wallet contained $50, a driver’s license and several credit cards.
July 14, 2010
July 3 "Sound Swimming" 12:54 a.m. — Noise Disturbance. Police responded to a home after receiving a complaint of loud kids playing in the pool. The swimmers were asked to take the party inside, and they agreed to do so.
July 7, 2010
June 21 "Snake Charmer" 5:24 p.m. — Animal Rescue. Police noticed an unsteady bicyclist swerving into Gulf of Mexico Drive. Police discovered he was holding a snake in his hand while riding. Police stopped the bicyclist, took the 3-foot dead rat snake from him and promised to give it a proper burial.
July 1, 2010
A man called to report he was the victim of a drive-by fruiting. While driving south on Gulf of Mexico Drive, he reported he heard something hit his passenger window and then saw a mango lying in the road while two juveniles ran away from the scene. Their parents promised it would not happen again.
June 23, 2010
Money hungry 12:08 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Lost Property. A man reported that his wife left her purse in a grocery store shopping cart. The purse was not found.
June 15, 2010
June 6 "Swamp thing" 7:15 p.m. — 500 block of Gunwale Lane. Code Enforcement. Police noticed a pool that had turned into a swamp from lack of maintenance and discovered the house was in foreclosure.
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.