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Cops Corner: Longboat 08.18.2016

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  • | 6:00 a.m. August 17, 2016
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Aug. 1

Poppin’ Bottles
10:49 p.m. — 6700 block of GMD
Larceny: A woman reported that she believed her home care worker stole pain medication from her bathroom counter. She told police she left a bottle of the pills on the counter, and another in her medicine cabinet; the former was missing after her caretaker left. She said he was spending an unusual amount of time in the bathroom. An officer discovered a bottle of the same medication on the bathroom counter, but the woman said that was her backup, which was previously in the medicine cabinet. Upon opening the medicine cabinet, police found another bottle of the pain medication.

Aug. 8

Rain Delay
12:29 p.m. — 500 block of Kingfisher Lane
Suspicious Vehicle: A woman reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked in a vacant lot. She believed its occupants were casing the neighborhood before committing a crime. Officers discovered the men were surveyors waiting to for the weather to clear to continue their work on the lot in which they were parked.

Aug. 9

Sleeping Beauty
8:31 a.m. — 2500 block of GMD
Suspicious Person: Police responded to a report of a man sleeping in front of the door of a condo unit but did not find any suspects in the area. A condo owner said the man was with her and was waiting for someone unlock the room. She told police she had to get dressed to answer the door.

Seawall something, say something
11:12 a.m. — 500 block of Hornblower Lane
Suspicious Person: A man reported that a suspicious man was standing on his porch, which he saw through a remote video from off of the island. When officers arrived, they noticed work vehicles, and workers said they were repairing a hole in the seawall. The homeowner told police he had planned for a contractor to fix the seawall and thanked the officer for the prompt service.

11:36 a.m. — 600 block of Norton Street
Suspicious Circumstance: A woman reported that upon contact with her mailman, who told her “welcome back,” she noticed her mail had been forwarded to an unknown address in Delray Beach for the previous two weeks. The woman said she had been home for the entire week and didn’t authorize anyone to forward her mail. She told police she did not discover any fraudulent activity in her financial account, but officers told her to contact the Social Security Administration.

Late Night Cravings
11:35 p.m. — 5300 block of GMD
Suspicious Vehicle: While doing a routine business check, an officer noticed a vehicle in an empty parking lot. Police stopped the car, which had sped away after the officer entered the lot. The three occupants said they were looking for a pharmacy. Officers told them Longboat Key businesses were currently open, but that there were plenty of open pharmacies on Cortez Road in Bradenton.


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