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Police respond to report of a nude man pouring water on himself

Longboat PD were called to investigate a reportedly nude man pouring water over his head while standing next to his semi-truck. This and other Longboat Key Police reports in this week's Cops Corner.


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Friday, June 9

No dogs allowed 

5:52 p.m., 100 block of Broadway

Dog on the beach: Police were alerted of two dogs on the beach, which they found were being walked by a woman on the beach. They advised her of the ordinance and she obliged without issue. 


Outlaw fishing

8:38 p.m., 7000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Trespassing: Police were dispatched to a report of people fishing on the bridge in between signs that say fishing is not allowed. When police arrived on the scene, the fishermen were already moving their gear outside of the no-fishing area. They received a verbal warning. 


Saturday, June 10

Kayak … rescue? 

5:17 p.m., 4100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Water rescue: A woman in distress was reported as a water emergency, prompting the response of Longboat Key Police and Fire Rescue departments. Fire Rescue deployed fireboat 9 to reach the woman in her kayak. In the end, there was no emergency and she was in good health. 


Snake in the closet

8:20 p.m., 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Animal complaint: Police were called to a resident’s home the resident reported a snake in the closet. Sarasota Animal Services arrived on scene with Longboat Police to confront the 3-foot corn snake. They removed the snake from the home and released it. 


Sunday, June 11

Stalking boaters

1:39 p.m., 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Suspicious Vessel: Two vessels were reported by a homeowner who said she believed the vessels were watching her. An officer assigned to beach patrol located the vessels. Seeing that they were recreating and not in any violation, the case was cleared. 


Monday, June 12

Insurance impostor

10:43 a.m., 3500 block of Fair Oaks Lane 

Suspicious incident: A homeowner alerted police to a phone call received the previous week. The complainant said the caller claimed to be an insurance agent who needed to enter the home on June 13 to take pictures. No personal information was exchanged, and the complainant said the insurance company was called and assured the complainant no one from their office had reached out. The complainant said a friend would stay over at the house on June 13, and police recommended reaching out again if necessary. 


Tuesday, June 13

An alarming sound

2:35 a.m., 1900 block of Harbourside Drive

Alarm: Police were called to respond to an alarm heard going off at a home. The complex security guard and responding officer were able to locate the source of the alarm as the garage, and tried knocking on the front door of the residence with no success. The resident was reached over the phone but was out of the country. The owner gave permission to the security guard to use the spare key to enter the home. No signs of forced entry or fire were observed, nor could the source of the alarm be located. 


Wednesday, June 14

Out of juice

2:11 p.m., 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Suspicious person: A beachgoer called police to report an individual acting suspicious. The caller claimed the individual could have been impaired, was dancing and asking “odd questions.” On the scene, the individual said their phone had stopped working and that they needed to pick up their grandson. The individual assured police they were not in danger and did not need medical assistance, just that they needed to go home and charge the phone. 


Random objects

2:47 p.m., 6800 block of Poinsettia Ave

Citizen assist: A homeowner called police authorities to report boxes covered by a tarp on the homeowner's personal property. Police arrived on scene to find two plastic containers and a cardboard box. In the boxes were sea shells and trash. The complainant was advised to notify public works or dispose of the items. 


Almost nude

4:05 p.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Road

Suspicious incident: Police were alerted to a nude man pouring water over his head outside of a parked semi-truck. No obscene acts or gestures were reported by the complainant. When police arrived on scene, the man was sitting in his truck. He later admitted to pouring water over his head while shirtless, but said he was wearing boxer shorts. 

 

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Carter Weinhofer

Carter Weinhofer is the Longboat Key news reporter for the Observer. Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, he moved to St. Petersburg to attend Eckerd College until graduating in 2023. During his entire undergraduate career, he worked at the student newspaper, The Current, holding positions from science reporter to editor-in-chief.

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