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Lost credit card found quickly

Before a lost property report could be filed, an individual came to the department to return the credit card. This and more Longboat Key Police reports in this week's Cops Corner.

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  • | 5:00 a.m. February 28, 2023
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Friday, Feb. 17

Prior approval

12:37 p.m., 500 block of Juan Anasco Drive 

Miscellaneous CAD Call Record: An officer was sent to the address in regards to a suspicious person. The caller said two males were seen fishing and throwing net from a dock. Upon arrival, the officer met with construction workers who said they had been allowed by the property owner to fish from the dock. 

Saturday, Feb. 18

Injured swan

4:53 p.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway 

Animal complaint: A call about a limping swan led officers to the address. Upon meeting with the caller, they said they did not see the bird get struck by a vehicle, but it was standing in one place blocking traffic. No assistance was needed as the swan had already swam away in the creek. 

Loud pool party

11:18 p.m., 700 block of Lyons Lane

Noise complaints from land: Following a complaint, officers arrived and heard loud voices come from the swimming pool. Officers spoke to the homeowner, who said they would turn the music off and go inside the residence. The homeowner was given a verbal warning for the noise. 

Sunday, Feb. 19

Holy road

11:17 a.m., 600 block of Marbury Lane 

Traffic hazard: A caller advised officers of a pothole causing a traffic hazard for both vehicles and pedestrians. Officers took photos of the pothole and forwarded them to the town’s Public Works department. 

Slow down

3:00 p.m., Buttonwood Harbor 

Boating citation: While on marine patrol, an officer noticed a personal watercraft operating with an excessive wake in a posted manatee zone at slow speed. After stopping the vessel, the officer issued the operator a citation for violating the slow speed minimum wake.  

Tuesday, Feb. 21

This ain't Yellowstone

5:35 a.m., 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Suspicious vehicle: While on patrol, the officer observed a vehicle parked at Bayfront Park. It appeared the occupants were preparing to camp in the back of the van. The occupants were informed of the town’s ordinance of no camping in public parks and sent on their way. 

'Stuff' in the road

2:57 p.m., Bay Isles Parkway/ Harbourside Drive 

Traffic hazard: An officer was flagged down by a motorist who said there was “stuff in the road in front of the gate.” The officer asked if the gate guard was notified, to which he replied “I think you should know.” The officer spoke with the guard who said a dump truck had spilled some concrete on the way out, but were coming back to clean up. The officer helped pick up pieces, allowing traffic to move through one lane. 

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Duck, duck … goose?

6:08 p.m., 1900 block of Harbour Links Circle 

Animal complaint: The officer was sent to the address for an injured bird. The officer waited with the bird, which might have been a duck, until Sarasota Animal Control arrived. The bird was transported to Save Our Seabirds for treatment. 

Too late to work

7:09 p.m., 6800 block of Longboat Drive

Noise complaints from land: An officer was dispatched to the address after receiving a noise complaint. The officer met with a construction worker, who was finishing loading equipment and was about to leave. The worker said he was unaware of his inability to work after 5 p.m. The officer told him that if it happened in the future, he would receive a citation. 

Thursday, Feb. 23

How smart is it?

12:47 p.m., 500 block of Reclinata Drive 

Suspicious incident: A potential pocket dial led to the officer dispatch to the address. The officer met with a construction worker who said he had accidentally dialed 911 on his smart watch. 

Lost and found, quickly 

3:02 p.m., Police department headquarters  

Found property: After a bike ride, a resident called about losing her credit card while en route. Before a report could be written for the lost property, an individual came in to turn in the credit card. The card did belong to the bike rider who had called to report it lost. She has since gone to the police department to pick up her card. 


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