The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.
Officer Cooper while on patrol was dispatched to the 200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a reported battery. Upon arrival, all parties involved were gone from the scene. Officer Cooper ran the reported plate which was registered to a Longboat resident. Officer Cooper ran the license plate and made contact with the people who owned the car. The owner stated they were at a restaurant but were not involved in any altercation. They said that while in the parking lot they did help a handicapped individual into a car. Nothing further to report, case clear.
Officer Cooper responded to Bayou Sound for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, Officer Cooper discovered the rear door to the bathroom was open. Officer Cooper and Officer Tillman checked the residence and all seemed in order. They were able to secure the door and exit the same way. No keyholder responded. Nothing further at this time, case clear.
Snake on a patio
Officer Tillman responded to Harbor Point Drive for a reported snake on a patio. Officer Tillman spoke with the complainant who was able to assist in locating the snake. The snake was removed from the area.
Personal watercraft disabled
Officer Connors was dispatched to Longboat Pass Bridge on a report of a disabled personal watercraft. Prior to his arrival, it was determined that the personal watercraft was able to make it to shore and was in no need of assistance. Case clear.
Sgt. Smith was dispatched to Sands Point Road in reference to a trespass complaint. Sgt. Smith was met at the location by Officer Montfort. They spoke to the complainant and she showed officers pictures of individuals on the beach. The beach was private p close to the property line. The people observed who were there were walking near the water’s edge. Officers went down onto the beach and spoke to the complainant. He was there with his wife and child and was unaware that the property was private. It was noted that nothing is posted beachside to show it was private property. The people agreed to leave the area. In addition, a man and woman arrived via jet ski while Sgt. Smith was still there and he let them know the area was private also. Case clear.
Officer Cooper while on patrol, observed several palms in the roadway at the 1600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. He moved the palms out of the roadway. Nothing further.
Sgt. Smith was dispatched to Fair Oaks Lane for a report of a noise complaint. The notes indicated the noise was coming from the golf course. Sgt. Smith arrived in the area and observed the golf course maintenance crew working. Sgt. Smith made contact with the complainant and informed her of the town ordinance allowing maintenance work on the golf course. Case status, closed.
Sgt. Smith while on patrol was alerted that a vehicle’s registered owner. Sgt. Smith concducted the traffic stop. Sgt. Smith made contact with the driver who was not the registered owner. Sgt. Smith concluded the traffic stop and released the driver.
9: 59 p.m.
Officer Puccio responded to the 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a suspicious incident call. The caller who stated she found a bracelet in her house when she got home but no one should have been in her home. Upon arrival, Officer Puddio met with the caller who discovered that in fact the bracelet belong to her and all was in order. Nothing further. Nothing further to report.
Officer Smith while on patrol, responded to Longboat Drive South and Cedar Street for a noise violation. Officer Smith located the noise at Cedar Street The complainant had his tractor trailer running and was using a front-end loader. He was dropping landscape paver pallets on the property. The noise was in violation of the town ordinance sound regulation. Officer Smith issued a civil citation for the offense. Case clear.
Officer Connors responded to the 1200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for an anonymous report of a golf cart being operated on the roadway. Officer Connors observed the ‘Zoom Around Golf Cart Rental’ being operated on the road and conducted a traffic stop, advised the operator of the violation. The golf cart was towed and the operator was issued a warning. Case clear.
Dog on the beach
Officer Smith was dispatched to the 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of a dog with owner on a paddle board in the water. Upon arrival, Officer Smith called to the owner and let them know the dog could not come onto the beach. They stated they would comply. Officer Smith passed this information on to the condominium staff. Case clear.