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Cops Corner: Longboat Key 4.16.2015

Please enjoy this week's edition of the Cops Corner

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  • | 4:10 p.m. April 16, 2015
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9:40 a.m. — 2500 block of GMD. 
Property Damage: A visitor reported that someone let the air out of all four of his car’s tires overnight. Night security told police they didn’t notice anything suspicious. Extra patrol for the area was ordered.

2:54 p.m. — 2500 block of GMD. 
Disturbance: A man reported that his neighbor’s children were playing in the community pool and weren’t following the pool rules. The man began yelling at them from his balcony, prompting the children to come to his door, and the two began yelling at each other in the hallway. The man then pushed the father and struck him in the chin. Police had no witnesses to determine who started the fight and had no probable cause for an arrest. The neighbors promised to stay away from each other.

9:28 p.m. — 500 block of Reclinata Drive.
Disturbance: A pizza delivery driver reported that he accepted a check from a customer who ordered pizza and wine. When his employer told him they don’t accept checks, the man returned to the home to accept another form of payment. The woman opened the door, laughed at the delivery driver’s request and shut the door on him. The woman told police she had no other form of payment for food and wine she already consumed. Police advised the driver it was a civil matter because he accepted the check as payment.


4:24 p.m. — 100 block of North Shore Road. 
Trespassing: A marine patrol officer saw a couple trespassing on the groin construction site at the North Shore Road beach access. The couple advised they were from Germany and didn’t understand the meaning of the posted no trespassing sign and didn’t think it was a problem to walk over an orange construction fence. Police advised it was a problem. 


10:38 a.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway.
Traffic Accident: Two women backed their cars out of parking spaces and rear-ended each other. They had already exchanged information and were talking to their insurance agents when police arrived. Neither party requested a traffic crash report.

11:22 a.m. — 3300 block of GMD.
Suspicious Circumstance: A woman reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be an IRS employee, advising she owed back taxes and needed to pay up to avoid being arrested. She told the caller she would refer the IRS to her accountant and then told the caller she was calling the police when the caller began making threats. A woman with a heavy accent hung up on police when they called the number back.


12:11 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. 
Fraud: A woman came to the police station to report that a representative from her credit card company called to ask if she purchased $325 Miami Heat basketball tickets with her card. She advised she is not a Heat fan, had no intention of driving to Miami to watch them play and didn’t appreciate the headaches involved with canceling her credit card. 

1:49 p.m. — 6300 block of GMD.
Animal Nuisance: The manager of vacation cottages on the beach told police a Jack Russell terrier-type dog keeps coming onto the property from next door and leaves behind little presents that her guests keep stepping on. The dog owner told police she’s in the process of fencing in her yard to prevent the incidents from happening. She told police she doesn’t understand why the dog doesn’t do his business in his own yard. 


8:16 a.m. — 3200 block of GMD. 
Traffic: The license-plate camera recognition system alerted police that a car’s owner did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver told police he didn’t know his license wasn’t current. He said he didn’t renew it because he doesn’t drive semi-trucks anymore. Police advised him to get the proper license for driving cars. A family member picked up the car.

8:12 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD.
Lost Property: A man came to the police station to report he lost his Georgia driver’s license while riding his bike somewhere on his journey from Harbourside to Bay Isles Parkway. 

8:26 p.m. — 3700 block of GMD.
Code Enforcement: Police received a complaint about a vehicle on the beach and found a forklift stuck in the sand across the street from a mobile home park. The forklift operator told police he was hired to deliver 6-foot-by-6-foot pieces of wood onto the beach for the homeowner association and got stuck. The forklift was removed from the beach by a tow truck with little disturbance to the beach or sand dunes. The operator received a warning for operating a vehicle on the beach. 

9:23 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. 
Property Damage: A firefighter reported that he attempted to back up the fire truck during a medical call and knocked down a woman’s mailbox. He made contact with the owner and told her how to file a claim with the town to be reimbursed for the cost of a replacement mailbox.

10:26 p.m. — 4400 block of GMD.
Public Service: A man told police he saw a group of kids poking and crushing crabs on the beach shoreline with sticks and shovels from his fifth-floor balcony. Police searched for the suspects but couldn’t locate them.


7:45 a.m. — 500 block of Hornblower Lane. 
Code Enforcement: Loud noise was reported on Hornblower Lane. Police found a construction worker cutting tile before 8 a.m., which is a violation of the town’s noise ordinance. He received a verbal warning.

12:33 p.m. — 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway.
Missing Property: A woman came to the police station to report that she lost her wallet at a Key grocery store the day before. She realized it was missing when she went across the street to the library. She’s missing $50, a Social Security card, her driver’s license, a Medicare card and her AAA membership card. Security tapes from the grocery store show her putting her receipt inside her wallet. The wallet hasn’t been found or turned in. 

7:35 p.m. — 1500 block of Harbor Cay Lane. 
Alarm: Police responded to a residential alarm and found a door open in the back of the house. Nothing looked suspicious or out of place, and the home was secured.



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