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Longboat Key Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 5 years ago

Cops Corner: Longboat Key 2.4.16

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

JAN. 22

8:04 a.m. — 6400 block of Gulfside Road
Suspicious Person: Police saw a man sleeping in the garage of a home that’s under construction. The man told police he was waiting for the rest of the construction crew to show up. The construction manager confirmed he was a crew member.

2:25 p.m. — 3000 block of Grand Bay Blvd.
Fraud: A man received a bill from PayPal seeking $840.33. He never opened a PayPal account. He filed a fraud report.

JAN. 23

6:05 a.m. — 700 block of Broadway
Suspicious Circumstance: Police saw the door of a restaurant propped open with a man mopping the kitchen floor inside. He reported he was part of the cleaning crew, and his story held up. 

9:49 a.m. — 6000 block of Emerald Harbor Drive
Boat: A woman told police she looked out her window and saw a small boat wedged against the aft of her boat, which was up on a boatlift. The manager of a nearby marina had no idea the boat broke loose during a windy day and retrieved it. The manager said he would pay for any damage to the boat.

JAN. 24

11:58 a.m. — 500 block of Putting Green Lane
Burglar Alarm: A real estate agent told police she is under contract to sell a home and accidentally activated its alarm when she pulled on the side garage door. The homeowner confirmed the agent was in the process of selling the home.

12:22 p.m. — 500 block of Ranger Lane
Security Check: A homeowner called police and asked them to check his side garage door because he believed he left it unlocked. The door was unlocked, and police secured the door.

2:59 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD
Civil Disturbance: A woman told police she has been in litigation with her condominium association for the last seven years and now feels threatened by a resident who she says raised his voice at her during a board meeting. She also produced an email he sent her that states, “I don’t think you will want to find out how tough I can be.” Police told the woman to avoid further confrontations with her neighbor.

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