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Longboat Key Cops Corner: Slippery snake

Police reports from around Longboat Key.

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  • | 10:56 a.m. February 25, 2022
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Saturday, Feb. 19

We've got this

1:10 p.m., 4900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Fire assist: Fire-rescue units assisted a passenger from a stuck elevator without incident. A police officer was dispatched to assist, but help from law enforcement was not required. 

Slippery like a . . . 

11:16 p.m., 3300 block of Bayou Sound

Animal complaint: A police officer responded to a call regarding a snake in a bathroom. When the officer arrived, the caller said the approximately 4-foot long reptile was nowhere to be found. Officers looked around and theorized the animal might have come and gone through a plumbing access area. The resident said a plumber would be called to seal off any more slithery visitors. 

Sunday, Feb. 20

It's in the bag

12:35 p.m., 6200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Animal complaint: Police responded to a report of a dead possum on a residential property. The resident greeted the officer and said she was unsure of what to do. The officer accepted a heavy-duty trash bag for the dead animal and left the package by the side of the road. The officer followed up with an e-mail to the Public Works Department to coordinate a pick up and disposal. 

Monday, Feb. 21

Clock watching 

7:40 a.m., 600 block of Cedar Street 

Noise complaint: A caller to police reported two men preparing to work but not yet making work-related noise, in violation of town codes. One of the workers told the responding officer that they arrived early and began setting up, but no work had actually taken place before 8 a.m. The officer told the worker that to avoid any conflict in the future, to remain in the truck until 8 a.m. The officer then relayed his findings to the caller. 

Breathing easier 

11:30 a.m, police headquarters 

Found property: The driver of a rental car came to the police department to turn in property found in the trunk, which included a continuous positive airway pressure machine. A police employee was able to find the previous renter of the vehicle and made arrangements for the property to be picked up at the police department. 

Can crasher

6:33 p.m., 500 block of Yardarm Drive 

Suspicious incident: Following an incident in which a vehicle knocked over a residential trash can, police were called to investigate. A witness described the vehicle, adding she thought it was parked a few houses away. While the police were on the scene, the driver of the vehicle returned and said he had been on his cell phone when he bumped the trash can. He cleaned up the spilled trash on the driveway and offered to pay damages. Police reported the trash can appeared intact. The resident did not wish to press charges. 

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Heavy metal

9:16 a.m., 600 block of Cedar Street

Noise complaint: Police were called by a resident who did not wish to be identified to intervene in the playing of loud rock music by a work crew. The workers complied when asked by an officer to reduce the volume. 

He's OK

2:01 p.m., 1200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Welfare check: Concerns were raised over a resident who had left for a walk but was overdue on his return. Once on the scene, an officer learned the resident had been found. He had met friends during the course of his walk and stopped to talk to them for a while. 

Help is coming 

4:10 p.m., 6300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Citizen assist: The driver of car that lost power flagged down an officer for help. The driver said the vehicle, which was off the road, was disabled. The driver's roadside-assistance service was alerted and a tow truck was sent. 

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Find my phone 

9:07 a.m., police headquarters

Found property: A resident dropped off for police a cellular phone found in a town park. Though the screen was locked, a police department employee called numbers listed as missed calls on the screen and located a relative of the phone owner's owner. The owner came to the police department and verified ownership by unlocking the phone with a thumbprint scan. 

Look, up in the sky

5:20 p.m., 6800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Suspicious vehicle: Police were alerted to a low-flying ultra-light aircraft. A caller was concerned about the safety of nearby birds. The officer could not find any aircraft in the area. 






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