Police reports from around Longboat Key.
11:59 p.m., 3700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Noise complaint: A caller to police complained about the sounds of slamming doors coming from a neighboring unit in a multi-family building. The responding officer was unable to make contact with the door-slamming residents.
Waiting for a tow
6:41 a.m., 3600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Boating call: The police department’s marine-patrol officer was sent to the area of a reported sinking boat. The officer arrived to find a sailboat had run aground and was waiting for a boat-towing service to assist in pulling it free.
9:22 a.m., 3300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Citizen dispute: A dispute between a property manager and a resident resulted in no crime but did require a visit from police. The manager called to report a discussion with a resident about a tree that had been cut down. The resident thought the manager had the tree cut down on his authority, but the manager said it was the neighborhood’s board that made the decision The two exchanged words, but the resident agreed to avoid further conversation with the manager.
Nothing to see here
9:48 a.m., 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Traffic: A caller to police complained about construction vehicles blocking traffic, which resulted in a police officer being sent to investigate. The officer looked several blocks north and south of the reported problem and only found a crew that had properly set up cones and warning signs and had parked off the road, causing no blockage.
Can’t park there
12:55 p.m., 1700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Trespassing: A resident of a condominium community reported trespassers parking there and heading to the adjacent beach. A police officer walked to the beach and talked with a group of people who said they had parked in the private lot. They said they were preparing to leave.
Maybe we’ll eat out
2:08 p.m., 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Fire call: Police accompanied fire rescue units on a report of an activated fire alarm. Once on the scene, fire rescue personnel said the alarm was set off by cooking smoke and that no further assistance was required.
Boat on the beach
3:30 p.m., near Sand Point Road
Boating call: The police department’s marine patrol officer responded to a call about a boat on the beach. The officer arrived to find no violations and reconnected with the caller to say the boater had done nothing wrong.
3:31 p.m., 5100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Abandoned 911: Police responded to a dropped 911 call only to learn a child had been playing with a phone. The child said he didn’t mean to dial the emergency number and he was sorry.
Maybe a bottle, instead?
9:08 p.m., 5700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Suspicious incident: Police received a call from a woman who complained about receiving three phone calls from another person who accused her of drinking pool water through a bendy straw. Police attempts to reach the caller to the woman were unsuccessful.
1:04 p.m., 3436 Mistletoe Lane
Suspicious person: Police responding an activated intruder alarm found a gardener at work on the property. The gardener said he must have set off the alarm and provided the homeowner’s name and contact information. The homeowner confirmed the gardener was authorized to be there.
No place for a barbecue
3:41 p.m., 300 block of Broadway Street
Suspicious activity: A report of someone barbecuing in a beach access parking lot attracted the attention of a caller to police. As an officer was arriving, he spotted a white pickup truck pulling out with a grill trailered behind.
12:41 a.m., 500 block of Halyard Lane
Noise: Police asked a resident to turn down the music after receiving a report of singing coming from the backyard. The resident said she would comply.
Out for a ride
9:38 a.m., 600 block of Putter Lane
Suspicious activity: A resident called police to report a pickup with a dog in the backseat, driving slowly through their neighborhood. Following the report, another officer stopped a similar looking vehicle and learned the driver was a town resident who was taking his dog for a ride around the island.
1:54 p.m., 6600 block of Gulfside Lane
Suspicious person: Police explained to a caller that people reported to be trespassing on the beach behind a vacant home were actually on public beach, and no violations were taking place. The officer also clarified that boats were also allowed to anchor just offshore.
Alcohol and gunpowder
4:26 p.m., Greer Island
Alcohol offense: Police spoke with a man who said he was 21 years of age about his improper possession fireworks on the beach and two bottles of vodka. He was 18, according to his identification. He was cited.
Shopping is a pleasure
11:11 p.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway
Unsecured premises: While performing a routine security check of a business, an officer discovered a door slightly open. When he opened it fully, the alarm sounded. The officer checked the building and found no signs of a crime. The officer and keyholder watched security video of the door and surmised that the last person out did not fully close the door.
Staying the night
10:01 a.m., 700 block of Broadway Street
Trespassing: The management of a restaurant called police to report a boat tied to its dock. An officer spoke to the people aboard the boat, who said they ate at the waterfront restaurant the night before but couldn’t find an available mooring line in the adjacent basin, so they remained tied up at the dock. They were preparing to get underway and said they were sorry.
8:07 p.m., 700 block of Longboat Court
Noise: A complaint about noise prompted a police officer to investigate. The officer heard music coming from an enclosed porch area, but not to the level of violating town regulations. The officer informed the resident of the call, and the resident agreed to reduce the volume anyway.
Can’t walk home
4:56 p.m., off the key
Boating: While on routine marine patrol, an officer encountered a boater flagging him down. The boater was out of gas and waiting for the boat-rental company to arrive with fuel. The boater asked the officer if he was in a place safe to moor. There were no hazards nearby.
Your papers, please
8:07 p.m., 5800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Dog on the beach: Officers spoke to the owner of a puppy that was loose on the beach. The owner said the pet was an emotional service animal, but officers advised her the only dogs allowed on the beach were bonafide assistance animals. The owner and puppy left without complaint.
Keep it even lower, huh?
10:16 p.m., 3300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Noise: A caller to police complained about noise coming from a community swimming pool. An officer arrived to find eight people in the pool with a radio on, but not to a level that violates town rules. When told about the complaint, the group of people said they would go inside.