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Longboat police lower the heat over air-conditioning troubles

A hot room led to rising heat at a Longboat Key condo. This and other Longboat Key Police reports in this week's Cops Corner.

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  • | 5:00 a.m. May 16, 2023
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Friday, May 5

Finish up

6:18 p.m., 2900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Noise complaints from land: An officer was dispatched to the area following a noise complaint of construction work after 5 p.m. Upon arrival, the officer met with the site manager and issued the company a written warning. The site manager requested to finish cleaning up by using a blower machine. Afterward, they ceased work, packed up equipment and left the site.

Sunset rule-breaker

8:10 p.m., 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Dog on the beach: A family was spotted watching the sunset on their beach with their dog. The parents were advised of the town’s rule of no dogs on the beach. They said they were unaware of the rules, gathered their belongings and left the beach with their dog in tow.

Saturday, May 6 

Early for work

12:04 a.m., 7200 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Suspicious person: Officers were doing a check under the Longboat Pass Bridge when they spotted a male sleeping under the bridge. He told officers he worked at a restaurant on Bradenton Beach. He was told he could not sleep under the bridge and needed to gather his belongings. He was cooperative and left the area without incident.

Runaway fishermen

2:14 a.m., 7200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Suspicious incident: An officer was sent to the area of Longboat Pass Bridge on a complaint of two unknown males illegally fishing. The complainant said he had seen two males catch and kill two fish that were out of fishing season. He said they had run to their parked car and fled the scene prior to the officer's arrival.

Not a fishing hole

9:09 p.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway 

Citizen assist: A passerby called police to notify them of a group fishing at the golf course. Officers met with the group, who said they did not know they could not fish on the golf course. They apologized and left the area without incident.

Sunday, May 7

Not our problem anymore

9:03 p.m., 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Citizen assist: An officer was dispatched to the area from a call about a reckless driver. The caller told dispatch the vehicle was swerving on the road and into the grass. Police traveled southbound in the direction of the vehicle until dispatch was notified of the vehicle crossing into Sarasota Police Department jurisdiction.

Monday, May 8

Nothing alarming 

4:48 a.m., 7100 block of La Lenaire Drive

Alarm: Police and the fire department responded to an alarm on Jewfish Key. Upon arrival, officers observed that all doors and windows were secured and there were no signs of forced entry. The homeowners were contacted and told responders the residence was their vacation home and they were not in the area.

Tuesday, May 9

Special exception

11:18 a.m., Greer Island

Suspicious vehicle: An officer was sent to the area on report of a vehicle on the beach. Witnesses stated that they saw a female walking northeast on the beach with a ladder. Once the officer made contact with the female, she said she had authorization to drive on the beach as she was conducting a study for the town for beach replenishment. She was able to provide proof of her claims.

Remains unknown

1:09 p.m., 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Suspicious vehicle: An unidentified ambulance was parked in an empty lot, prompting a call to police. Upon arrival, the vehicle was gone and it was identified as not belonging to the Longboat Key Fire Rescue.

Thursday, May 11

Found, if lost 

6:34 p.m., 100 block of Broadway

Found property: An officer was flagged down by a citizen who told police about found car keys on the boardwalk railing of the Broadway beach access. A Jeep key fob with an orange string was taken back to the station and inventoried into evidence for safekeeping.

Heated over air conditioner 

9:31 p.m., 4100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Citizen dispute: Intoxicated guests upset over issues with air conditioning caused a dispute with property staff. After receiving the complaint, a member of the staff went into the residence to check out the issue and said shortly after one of the guests became rude and vulgar, leading to other staff calling the police. After police spoke with the guests, they agreed to let staff back into the room to look at the air conditioning. Shortly after, the issue was resolved.

Friday, May 12

Back into position

11:10 a.m., 800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive 

Citizen assist: A surveying vehicle was observed parked on the right of way. Equipment had previously been set up. It appeared that as the vehicle was pulling away a wire from the equipment got caught on the trailer and was being dragged behind it onto Gulf of Mexico Drive. The officer assisted the operator with getting equipment back into position again.


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