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Cops Corner: Longboat Key 1.7.16

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Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

DEC. 27

PARK IS CLOSED

2:59 a.m. — 100 block of GMD

Suspicious Circumstance: Police found a car with several pairs of shoes and a purse inside parked in Overlook Park after hours. Three men who were at a fishing pier nearby received a warning for being in the park after hours.

 

RUNAWAY CAR

12:53 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway

Traffic Accident: A woman told police when she left the grocery store, she noticed her car had rolled out of its parking space and struck a nearby parked car. The damage was minor, and the parties exchanged information.

 

KEEP OUT

2:50 p.m. — 800 block of Broadway

Boat Violation: Marine Patrol placed a trespass warning on a boat tied to a dock at a closed restaurant that has visible “no trespassing” signs posted.

 

DEC. 30

STORAGE SHOWDOWN

4:22 p.m. — 6300 block of GMD

Traffic: A resident told police he wanted construction equipment removed promptly from his property. A man who was removing the equipment when police arrived promised not to use the property in the future for storage.

 

RACK RIP-OFF

5:50 p.m. — 500 block of Forest Way

Larceny: A man reported the theft of his kayak roof racks from the top of his car.

 

JAN. 1

MAKE THE CONNECTION

10:19 a.m. — 4700 block of GMD

Fire: A light pole issue caused sparking, and the power company responded to repair a faulty power connection switch.

 

CREDIT CARD FRAUD

11:51 a.m. — 5400 block of GMD

Fraud: A woman reported three unauthorized charges made in South Florida on her gas station credit card. Police gave her a case number for the identity theft.

 

JAN. 3

FAULTY FLUE

6:19 p.m. — 5300 block of GMD

Fire:  Firefighter/paramedics extinguished a fire inside a rental cottage fireplace and used ventilation blowers to remove smoke from inside the cottage. The renter told police he was unable to open the flue to the fireplace once the fire started.

 

CORROSION CRASHDOWN

11:26 p.m. — 400 block of GMD

Property Damage:  A resort security guard reported that a 10-foot light pole fell down in a parking lot. Police observed no paint on the pole and noted its base was corroded.

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