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Longboat Key Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 4 years ago

Cops Corner: Longboat Key


Aug. 7
That’s a lot of talk
9:23 a.m. — 500 block of Harbor Cay Drive.
Larceny. A man became suspicious after receiving a $5,000 cellphone bill. His son had lost his cellphone in June, but the man didn’t worry about it until the bill came.

Aug. 10
Enough is enough
9:27 a.m. — 600 block of Broadway.
Disturbance. A man got in an argument with one of his workers who he said was giving him “attitude” that day. The supervisor said he asked the man to gather supplies but that he had gathered the wrong ones and started yelling when confronted. The employee said they have been arguing for three days and he had had enough.

Aug. 11
It’s a (court) date
2:15 p.m. — Off the Key.
Boat Violation. During a boat traffic stop/safety check in which police rafted alongside a boat, police made a gesture to a second boater to slow down. The driver shouted “What?!” and made a large wake into the boat police had rafted alongside. Police went after the other boater, who couldn’t produce proper registration and said he had never heard about waking other vessels. The man told police to write him a ticket and that he would see the officer in court. The officer obliged.

Aug. 12
Collect call
11:27 a.m. — 500 block of Spinnaker Lane.
Suspicious Circumstance. A woman’s ex-landscaper, who hasn’t worked for her for two years, showed up at her door and demanded $100 for a towing service for his truck. She didn’t give him any money, and he eventually left.

Worn-out welcome
2:48 p.m. — 2600 block of Harbourside Drive
. Disturbance. Someone threw three cigarette butts into a man’s boat while it was docked over the weekend. The owner believes a man staying on the boat next door who had just gotten out of jail could be responsible. The man who owns the neighboring boat said he had already told his guest he was no longer welcome on his boat.

Aug. 13
Hatchlings gone astray
10:42 p.m. — 2500 block of GMD.
Code Enforcement. A marine laboratory official notified police that approximately 15 condo units facing the Gulf had their lights visible from the beach, and turtle hatchlings had became disoriented. Marine laboratory officials gathered the lost hatchlings. The town’s Code Enforcement Board will determine whether a violation occurred.


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