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.
November 18, 2009
November 11, 2009
The best Cops Corner items of the summer.
November 11, 2009
November 4, 2009
Oct. 24 I spy 12:01 p.m. — 3600 block of Bayou Circle. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman told police that she believes someone has wired her house to spy on her because the screws in her electrical plates had been moved and she can hear an echo in the house when she claps. Police told her to call back if she noticed anything else suspicious.
October 28, 2009
Police conducted fishing-license inspections in Overlook Park and only three people could not produce valid fishing licenses.
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.