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Longboat Key Cops Corner: No skim scams here

Police reports around around Longboat Key.

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  • | 12:30 p.m. December 12, 2019
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Nov. 23

Too many numbers

9:57 p.m., 500 block of Yawl Lane

Alarm: A police officer responded to a report of an activated intruder alarm. The resident told the officer she owns four homes and couldn’t immediately remember the alarm code.

Nov. 25

No serious injuries

11:05 a.m., 7000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Rescue: Police were sent to the scene of a bicycle crash. An officer arrived to find a rider on the sidewalk, with a minor facial bruise. Fire-rescue personnel checked over the rider and found no serious injuries.

Nov. 30

Nothing suspicious here

7:53 a.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Road

Suspicious vehicle: Police officers were called out to investigate a report of a suspicious newer-model white sedan near a bank’s ATM. Officer who arrived three minutes after receiving the call spotted no such vehicle. A check of the ATM and others in the vicinity revealed nothing out of the ordinary.


8:25 a.m., 200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Alarm: While on the way to investigate a commercial intruder alarm, an officer was told the incident was the result of an accidental activation and a proper pass code had been provided by a business keyholder.

Two-wheeled worries

11:45 a.m., police headquarters

Public service: An officer was called to the police station to speak with a person concerned about youngsters riding bicycles in front of nearby shops and the safety of shoppers. The person said the town should build some facilities for youth to ride bicycles safety in one of the town parks.

Boat chase

12:54 p.m., 100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Assist other agencies: While on marine patrol with Sarasota city and county boats, officers spotted a boat speeding through a slow-speed zone. Sarasota city officers called for backup when the boaters refused to do as they were asked. A safety check of the boat was conducted, resulting in numerous citations.

Dec. 1

Rude awakening

12:38 a.m., 400 block of Longboat Club Road

Disturbance: Police arrived to find a black sedan in a resort parking lot with its alarm activated. Officers learned the owner’s identity through the Ohio license number and contacted resort security. The owner was found and came outside to deal with the alarm.

It’s for boats

1:20 p.m., Linley Street Boat Ramp

Parking: A car connected to a Bradenton address was found by the town’s marine patrol officer parked improperly. The officer wrote a parking ticket.

No foul

4:20 p.m., 3600 block of Fair Oaks Place

Alarm: Police responded to a residential intruder alarm and checked the perimeter of the property, finding no doors or windows open and no sign of foul play.

Keeping an eye on them

4:57 p.m., 500 block of Bayview Drive

Public service: An officer was called to the police station to meet with a resident who was reporting a telephone-service outage in their neighborhood. The officer helped contact the communications company to set up a service call. The resident said a family member in the home was disabled and was concerned about the next few days without phone service. The officer said he would pass along information on their situation to future police work shifts.

Speeding and more

8:18 p.m., 500 block of Broadway Street

Traffic: A police officer who stopped a driver for 32 mph in a 20 mph zone discovered the driver’s license had been suspended more than a year earlier for failure to attend drivers’ school. The driver said she was unaware of her license status. She was cited for speed and driving with a suspended license (without knowledge). A friend was called to drive the vehicle away.

Dec. 2

Medical help

8:15 a.m., 400 block of L’Ambiance Drive

Rescue: Police were summoned to help Fire-Rescue with a chest-pains call. The patient was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

You’ve been warned

9:42 a.m., 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Traffic: The town’s traffic monitoring system alerted officers to a vehicle with a suspended registration passing Bay Isles Parkway on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Once an officer caught up to the vehicle, the suspended registration was confirmed. The driver said he was unaware, and it belonged to his girlfriend. The driver was issued a written warning and advised to tell the owner to correct the situation.

Nearly 30

11:36 a.m., 500 block of Broadway Street

Traffic: An officer monitoring speed in Longbeach Village stopped a resident for driving 29 mph in a 20 mph zone. The driver indicated he thought the limit was 25 mph. A citation was issued.

Middle of the road

2:09 p.m., 1100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Traffic: A car-hauling truck, parked in the middle of the highway, was issued a verbal warning and instructed to move the rig immediately. It was.

Medical help

4:16 p.m., 2100 block of Harbourside Drive

Rescue: Police were summoned to assist Fire-Rescue with a call involving a reported heart problem. The patient was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Dec. 3


4:59 a.m., 1000 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Rescue: Police arrived on the scene of a medical call to find a Fire-Rescue team assessing the patient, who was taken by ambulance to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

The (blue) lights of Broadway

7:43 a.m., 500 block of Broadway Street

Traffic: A resident of Longbeach Village was stopped and ticketed for driving 29 mph in a 20 mph zone. According to a police report, the driver disputed the notion he was speeding.

Making a report

9:02 a.m., police headquarters

Property damage: A person arrived at the police department to report damage done to his car on Nov. 30  at a resort parking lot and filed a report. Because of the time lapse, there was no way to investigate how the damage might have been done.


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