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Longboat Key Cops Corner: No supply-chain crisis here

Police reports around Longboat Key.

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  • | 2:28 p.m. October 15, 2021
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Tuesday, Oct. 5

No supply-chain crisis this morning

7 a.m., 6800 block of Longboat Drive South

Noise complaints from the land: Police came to a neighborhood to investigate a report of work noise before permitted hours but learned the workers had simply made a noisy delivery of materials and left. No one was present when an officer arrived.  

Thursday, Oct. 7

No fishing

12:20 a.m., Longboat Pass bridge

Juvenile: A group of juveniles left by the time an officer could arrive in response to a call about people fishing from the bridges.

Friday, Oct. 8

All is well

9:51 p.m., 6300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Welfare check: Police began responding to a call for a welfare check but the officers were told to disregard the alert because contact had been established. A caregiver had called for help after receiving a message from a client that the home’s phone was not working.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Try a little soap

4:45 a.m., 2100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Rescue assist: Police were called to accompany fire-rescue personnel on a call involving a person struggling to remove a ring from their finger. Fire-rescue units arrived and began helping with the jewelry removal and relayed to a police officer that law enforcement assistance on the case was not necessary.

Green for go (too fast)

12:30 p.m., near Greer Island

Boating warning:  An officer on marine patrol duty spotted a green vessel proceeding faster than allowed in a slow-speed, minimum-wake zone. The officer stopped the boat and instructed its operator on proper procedures in such restricted areas. The operator was also served with a verbal warning.


9:56 p.m., 600 block of Broadway Street

Noise complaints from land: Police responded a second time to a noise complaint at a party. Upon his arrival, the officer sent to investigate reported seeing and hearing only guests leaving and saying their good-byes. The person who called to complain was informed about the outcome of the officer’s investigation.

Sunday, Oct. 10

No one to be found

5:10 p.m., 7000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Juvenile problem: Police were sent to the Longboat Pass bridge on a report of two young male jumpers from the bridge. A check of the area around the bridge and in the nearby water revealed no one who might have jumped.

Monday, Oct. 11

Standing by

12:12 p.m., 500 block of Sutton Way

Citizen assist: An officer was dispatched to a home to be present while a person retrieved personal property under a court order. The officer assisted the person without incident.

All good

4:30 p.m., Gulf of Mexico off Broadway Street beach

Miscellaneous boating: The town’s marine patrol officer was requested to assist with the potential rescue of a personal watercraft operator about 1,000 yards off the beach. Upon his arrival at the scene, beach patrol officers from Bradenton Beach advised all was in order and there was no need for emergency services.

No paws allowed

7:12 p.m., 2900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Dog on the beach: A report of a dog on the beach, in violation of town rules, was relayed to an officer on patrol. The officer spoke to the pet’s owner, who was not familiar with the regulation. The owner removed the dog without delay.

Tuesday, Oct. 12


9:42 a.m., 700 block of Fox Street

Citizen assist: Fire-rescue personnel and police came to a home experiencing water problems. As the police officer arrived, a fire-rescue staffer said the problem had been repaired at the residence’s water meter.

Car parts unknown

7:30 p.m., 600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Roadway hazard: An officer on patrol removed a large plastic automotive part from the travel lanes. The work was captured on the officer’s patrol vehicle camera.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

A few bricks short

12:17 p.m., 2300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Citizen dispute: A man who came to Longboat Key from out of town to pick up 2,400 square feet of used brick told a police officer he had only been given half of what he was promised and was unable to get the remainder. The contractor who had made arrangements with the man was not available, and the man said he had no receipt for the cash transaction. Police told him the matter was civil in nature and would have to be handled in the courts. The man said he would try to work it out with the contractor and left with a case number and a police business card with which to refer.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Bubbling forth

7:58 a.m., 600 block of Rountree Drive

Citizen assist: Callers to police alerted officers to water rising out of a storm drain and flooding the street, though it was not raining. An officer arrived, assessed where the water was coming from and contact the Public Works Department. Town workers determined a nearby construction project might have damaged a back-flow water line. Repairs were initiated.