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Cops Corner: Longboat Key 6.11.2015

Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.

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  • | 6:00 a.m. June 10, 2015
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MAY 25

2:11 p.m. — 6300 block of GMD
Code Enforcement: Police advised a man he couldn’t perform drainage work on Sundays or holidays. The case was also referred to code enforcement because there were no permits listed for the work. 

5:40 p.m. — 3400 block of GMD
Fire: A witness told police someone dumped hot charcoal on the ground near a car, which started a fire. A bystander dumped a cooler full of ice water on the fire and extinguished it. Fire Rescue further hosed down the area. 

6:07 p.m. — 6800 block of Pine Street
Larceny: A woman reported that someone stole her $500 black-and-white women’s bicycle from the Broadway beach access bicycle rack. She tied it up with a yellow bungee cord but didn’t lock it. Police could not locate the bike. 

8:34 p.m. — 4400 block of GMD
Fireworks: Police advised a group of people in a hotel parking lot that it’s a violation of a town ordinance to discharge fireworks within town limits.  

MAY 27

7:09 a.m. — 3700 block of GMD
Code Enforcement: Police responded to a noise complaint and found a man operating a concrete-cutting saw. He was advised a town ordinance prohibits him from using the saw until 8 a.m. 

9:15 a.m. — 700 block of Marbury Lane
Civil Disturbance: A woman reported illegal mangrove trimming by a landscape crew in her neighborhood. Police discovered a professional mangrove trimmer and certified arborist was overseeing the trimming. The woman came over to the house and yelled at police and the crew. The crew said they didn’t want her on the property ever again. The woman yelled at police for not stopping the trimming. Police told her the trimming was legal and ordered her to stop yelling and not to trespass on her neighbor’s property again.

9:30 a.m. — 500 block of Hornblower Lane
Gas Leak: Police could see and hear gas leaking from a trenched area in front of a residential construction site. Fire Rescue informed police a backhoe struck a gas line when the operator was trying to connect new pipes to the town’s sewer system. He apologized for mismarking the pipes. Units stayed on scene and cleared the area until the gas company arrived. 

MAY 30

12:15 a.m. — 100 block of North Shore Road
Code Enforcement: Four people with camping gear told police they were going to camp out at Beer Can Island for the night. Police advised them that wasn’t going to happen and they left.

11:36 a.m. — 5400 block of GMD
Public Service: A women asked for help at the police station installing a child safety seat for the arrival of her grandchild. 

9:34 p.m. — 4200 block of GMD
Suspicious Vehicle: A woman reported a suspicious white car pulled up to the front doors of a church and then drove away after he attempted to open the doors to the sanctuary and found them locked.

MAY 31

3:14 a.m. — 6800 block of Pine Street
Public Service: A woman called police in the middle of the night to report she got “too friendly” with a man who was accompanied by an entourage at a bar in downtown Sarasota and was thrown out of the club. Even though she had friends inside, she wasn’t allowed to come back inside so she went home. She also complained of left hip pain and declined treatment. She was advised to file a complaint in the city of Sarasota. 

1:55 p.m. — Off the Key
Assist Other Agency: Marine patrol advised a boat released a “mayday” message near the Ringling Bridge. Police couldn’t locate any boats in distress. 



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