The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.
Officer Connors responded to the 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in response to a past civil dispute. Upon arrival, Officer Connors spoke to the hotel employee who advised that she recently dealt with an irate guest regarding construction work being conducted on the adjacent room. She advised that the guest got extremely verbal towards her and accused her of not doing enough to satisfy her and her husband’s stay. The employee advised that the guest eventually went back to her room. Officer Connors spoke to the guest, who advised that she was unhappy with the accommodations. Case clear.
Officer Martinson responded to Lighthouse Point Drive on a call of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson met with the complainant outside in the front yard of the residence. He stated a man had kayaked over to his private beach at approximately 10 a.m. and had been hanging out there all day. He stated at one point the man just walked away for an extended period of time and left his kayak, cooler, beach chair, and other items just laying on his property. He stated he wanted the man to leave. Officer Martinson walked down to the beach and advised the man that the home owners did not want him on their property and that he had to leave. The man agreed, packed up his kayak, and left the beach. Case clear.
Officer Connors responded to the 2200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive to help a citizen. Upon arrival, Officer Connors spoke to a party in regards to him having trouble calling 911 when attempting to call 411. The party was attempting to locate a phone but was having trouble doing so. Officer Connors assisted the party in locating the number via internet. No other police services were needed. Case clear.
Officer Connors responded to Triton Bend for a report of a camper parked on the roadway. Upon arrival, Officer Connors observed the camper not to be a hazard with a note stating, “Disabled.” No violations were observed at this time. Case clear.
Officer Nagell responded to the 2000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of found property. Upon Officer Nagell’s arrival, he met with the complainant who turned over a black purse with a bill fold, check book and various other papers. Officer Nagell was able to locate a Florida driver’s license and the owner of the purse resides at Exeter Drive. Officer Nagell responded with the purse and its contents to the location and made contact with the owner of the purse and returned it to her. She signed a property receipt and advised that all contents appear to be there. Case closed.
Officer Connors while on marine patrol in the area of Longboat Pass, Officer Connors observed a boat pulled onto the beach where official signs prohibit beaching of boats. Officer Connors advised the owner of the violation who stated that he was unfamiliar with the area and removed the boat without incident. Case clear.
Dog on the beach
Officer Connors was dispatched to the area of Greer Island for a report of a dog on the beach. Upon arrival, Officer Connors located the dog and the owner of advised them of the complaint and informed them of the Longboat Key ordinance. The owner advised that they arrived via boat and was unaware. The owner removed the dog without incident. Case clear.
Officer Nagell responded to the 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of a traffic hazard. Officer Nagell observed a screen door blocking the travel and bike lanes. Officer Nagell removed the item to the side of the road for Public Works to collect. Case clear.
Officer Hodo and Officer Nagell responded to Harbour Oaks Drive in reference to a stand by to pick up belongings. Officers arrived and met the complainant. The complainant stated that his woman friend was picking up her belongings. Officers noted that the unknown woman who wished not be named picked up her belongings without any further incident. Nothing further, case clear.
VIN Serial Number Inspection
Officer Zunz responded to the 5400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of someone who needed assistance with his Italian Vespa motor scooter for assistance with the VIN verification. As the scooter is currently titled at his Wisconsin residence and he intends to title it here in Florida. Officer Zunz verified the VIN stamped on the frame to that listed on the titled and Officer Zunz printed it onto the DMV form. Officer Zunz ran the scooter through NCIC and it came back clean. Officer Zunz stamped the form for the owner and he sped off on his way. Nothing further, case closed.
Officer Martinson while on patrol observed a silver Kia parked in between some trees across the road from the beach access on the 3500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. When Officer Martinson pulled up next to the vehicle, a head popped up from the back seat then went back down out of view. When Officer Martinson made contact with the woman in the backseat she said she had been at the beach all day and was just resting before driving home. Officer Martinson advised her that the beach access parking lot closes at 11 p.m. Case clear.
Sgt. Smith was dispatched to an anonymous call of a bag on a bench in front of the 5700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Sgt. Smith arrived and found a soiled sleeping bag and towel inside a bag. The property had no monetary value and appeared to be discarded trash. Sgt. Smith disposed of the items in the trash and the Longboat Key Police Department. Case clear.