On Patrol – September 2012
Push comes to shove
10:15 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 500 block, Cutter Lane – While investigating LBK Case # 112-04253, the complainant subject advised that he had confronted a male subject about his sister. He advised that during the verbal confrontation the subject placed his hands on his chest and pushed him aside. The complainant denied any injury, and refused medical care. He further advised that at that time he did not wish to complicate anything further by filing charges against the subject.
While continuing with the investigation, the complainant became aware that his sister would be leaving the residence and then abruptly advised he now wished to file charges against subject for Battery. I provided him with a written statement and he began filling it out. I advised the complainant that I would forward a Capias request to the State Attorney, and he would be contacted.
After speaking with his sister, he advised that he would hold on to his statement. I advised him that after going back and forth several times he could not request my intervention then refuse it.
After further talking with his sister he ripped his statement up and signed a waiver of prosecution. No further involvement in this matter.
Off the leash
02:02 p.m. – Officer Thompson – 3400 Gulf of Mexico Drive – Writer was flagged down in reference to two dogs on the beach at the 3454 GMD beach access.
Upon my arrival, I made contact with a female subject who had two small dogs on the beach and off leash. I issued her a written warning and she left without incident.
07:25 p.m. – Officer Fraser – The complainant did state she left her large bright orange handbag inside of a shopping cart in the parking lot of the CVS at the listed address. She returned a short time later to find the cart empty.
The complainant did enter the CVS and asked if anyone had found the purse and left there with negative results. Police did ask manager to view recordings of the lot area. Police did observe an unidentified white male on a bicycle in the area of the cart but could not see if he took the purse.
Police did follow complainant back to her rental property and made sure she cancelled her credit cards at that time. Police also searched the area of Bay Isles for the purse with negative results at this time.
Articles stolen: $1,000.00 1) Large bright orange leather purse containing a brown wallet with 1-CitiBank MasterCard, 1-American express card, $500.00 U.S.C.,NJ Drivers license, multiple insurance cards. Also inside purse: a US Passport, eyeglasses in red case, beige shawl.
Kiddie car in creek
09:40 p.m. – Officer Silverio – Off the Key – While traveling through the channel going to Bowles Creek for fuel, I was flagged down by a female resident of Hawks Harbor Cove. I was asked by the woman if I could retrieve some debris (a child’s electric vehicle) from the water near her home. I advised yes but had no where to get rid of it. The resident told me that I could secure it to her dock so that it would not be a hazard to navigation. I retrieved the vehicle with my patrol vessel and took it to her dock. I spoke with the worker on her dock, of Key Packaging, 941.355.2728, and confirmed with him that it was ok for me to secure the debris to this dock. He stated yes it was good. I requested through the worker that I would like my dock line back. He advised “ok”. No further action.
04:16 p.m. – Officer Walls – 400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – On September 21, 2012, at 1616 hours, I responded to the BP gas station for a gas spill.
When I arrived, I spoke to the owner of the vehicle who informed me that the vehicle had been in the shop for maintenance and the mechanic forgot to tighten the hose underneath her car. She only pumped about 2 gallons of gas before realizing the gas was spilling.
The fire department arrived on scene and covered the spilled gas.
07:31 p.m. – Officer Thomas – 5700 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – An anonymous complainant advised that there was a dog on the beach in the listed area. Writer located a male subject with a dog on the beach. He said he was unaware of the Town Code prohibiting dogs on the beach. Writer issued him a written warning for the offense. He stated he would not bring the dog back on the beach and removed the dog.
No further action taken.
04:44 a.m. – Officer Nagell – 5400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – Officer Fraser, Officer Thomas and I responded to a fight in progress at the location. Upon my arrival, I made contact with two male subjects who advised that they had words with three white males who were harassing two females. They denied any other altercations on the property.
A check of the area was negative for any other subjects, however Officer Thomas advised that two vehicles were traveling northbound as he responded to the scene. After speaking with the complainant and all persons involved the four listed subjects advised that they were leaving the property and returning home. The complainant advised that he believed the two subjects fighting were the male subjects we were speaking with however was not positive. All subjects left the area without incident. No injuries were noted to anyone involved. No further involvement in this matter.
Out on a limb
10:46 a.m. – Officer Skinner – 500 block, Bay Isles Road – On 09/24/2012 at approximately 1046 hours I, Officer Chris Skinner, observed a semi-truck and trailer, driven by a male subject, heading west bound on Bay Isles Rd in the 500 block. This area of Bay Isles Rd is divided by a median with large trees growing. The driver was having to travel near the in the inside of the lane because there were several vehicles properly parked on the outside of the westbound travel lane.
I witnessed Mr. Green’s semi-trailer strike a low hanging limb from a ficus tree, which caused several small limbs to fall onto the above listed Lexus. The driver stopped his vehicle immediately. Upon inspecting the tree limb, I observed it had an obvious crack. I advised him to not move his vehicle at this time, because if the limb were to fall it would cause extensive damage to the Lexus.
I observed that the Lexus had a small dent and scratch on the trunk, which appeared to be new. The vehicle owner was located at the Town Commission Meeting by Officer R Thompson, and he responded and moved his vehicle. The vehicle owner was shown the dent, and he stated that it was new damage. I advised him that this incident would be documented in a report.
The driver was able to back his vehicle up and maneuver around the limb. Longboat Key Public Works Employees responded and removed the limb for safety purposes.
The driver provided me with the insurance documents for his employer, Abilene Motor Express. The vehicle is insured. This concludes my involvement with this incident.
Credit card found
01:23 p.m. – Officer Coffman – 5400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – On 09-24-12 approx. 13:23 hrs. I responded to the station in reference to found property. Upon arrival I was informed that the above listed credit card had been found in the parking lot of Fire Station # 1. There was no other identification with it. I checked the name in the computer system and came up with two possibilities; one in Sarasota and one in Palmetto. I made contact with the person listed in Palmetto and confirmed that the card did not belong to him. I was unable to make contact with the person in Sarasota.
I turned the card over to C.S.T. Brey who stated that he would attempt to locate an owner.
07:35p.m. – Officer Bourque – 7000 block, Longboat Drive North – On the listed date and time I responded to the 7000 block of Longboat Dr. N. for the report of a W/M soliciting door to door. Once in the area I saw the listed subject at a resident’s front door. I waited out front until he left the property. I asked what he was doing. He told me selling books and magazines. I told him he was in violation of a town ordnance. He said he was from out of town and was not aware.
He gave me the phone number to the person who dropped him off. Dispatch contacted this person, and asked him to pick anyone up he left on Longboat Key soliciting. He said he would be on the way. I told the listed subject if he returned and solicited he would be arrested. He said he understood.
Man asleep under tree
08:14 a.m. – Officer Walls – 600 Bay Isles Parkway – On September 12, 2012, at 0815 hours, I responded to 600 Bay Isles Parkway for a suspicious person. The guard on duty reported that a white male was sleeping under a tree nearby. The guard stated the male had long hair, a beard and appeared homeless.
When I arrived, I located a white male matching the given description. I informed him why I was talking with him and asked him his reasoning for being in the area. The male, later identified, stated the following: He works for the construction company Abbots and they are doing work on Longboat Key. He takes a bus from Sarasota and then waits on Longboat Key for his employer to pick him up. Wallace was able to provide me with documentation to support his story.
I checked Wallace for warrants and I was advised that Wallace had a current warrant out of Sarasota County. I confirmed the warrant and then I placed Wallace under arrest. I searched Wallace and then transported him to the Sarasota County Jail.
Wallace had a book bag in his possession. I secured his belongings in evidence for safekeeping.
Wasps, broken bottles and breaking and entering
04:00 p.m. – Officer Bourdeaux – 1600 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – On 09/13/12, at approximately 1600 hours, I met with the caller at the Colony Resort in reference to unknown person(s) possibly entering into the former tennis staff office in the resort.
The caller is an acquaintance of the Klaubers and met with writer to assist. An employee of the Longboat Key Planning Zoning and Building Department about this incident contacted the caller when the employee arrived this morning to post warning signs on the main structure. Also the caller advised of several other areas of the property where it was possible that people had entered or disturbed.
I examined the tennis staff office and observed a large handprint on the window where entry was possibly made. There was a broken alcoholic beverage bottle inside the office. Due to a large active wasp nest over the entry area writer did not enter or attempt to obtain latent fingerprints from the window.
I checked the other areas that the caller had mentioned and I was unable to determine whether the doors and windows were damaged by persons or severe weather. The structures suffered from severe water damage and rot.
It is unknown when the tennis staff office incident took place. This report is being completed for informational purposes. No further action taken at this time.
Man found in mangroves
10:33 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 100 block, North Shore Road – While assisting Sarasota Police Department, and Sarasota Sheriff’s Office in attempting to locate a subject in the 2900 block, dispatch advised that they had a report of a missing 45-year-old white male in the area of Greer Island.
Upon determining that the subject in the 2900 block had been located within the city, I responded to the North Shore beach access and met with the caller.
Subject advised that his friend and he were returning to the beach access from Greer Island when he noticed that his friend was not with him. Subject advised that his friend had been drinking all day. Officer Martin responded to the area with the ATV, and I began a foot search of the area. Officer Martin was unable to access Greer and assisted on foot. We located the missing male asleep in the mangroves.
Upon waking, he advised that he did not have any medical complaints and was not in need of medical attention. I escorted him to the Longboat Key Police Department, where the complainant subject picked him up. A computer check was negative for any wants or warrants. The missing man advised that he got separated from his friend and then became lost. He further advised he was going to sleep until daylight, and then find his way out. No further involvement in this case.
Mailbox hit and run
06:44 p.m. – Officer Bourque – 7100 block, Longboat Drive North – On the listed date and time I responded to the location for the report of a vehicle hitting the victim’s mailbox. Once on scene I met with the victim in her driveway. She told me just prior to the police being called, she heard a loud car noise in front of her house. She went to her front window and saw a red car in front of her house. She also saw her mailbox was knocked over.
The victim said she did not see who hit her mailbox or know why. She said she doesn’t want to get whoever hit her mailbox in trouble, she just wants her mailbox fixed.
Just around the corner from the victim at 651 Fox Street I found a vehicle parked in the driveway with the driver’s side door standing open. It had been raining and the car had been left with the windows down. I checked the residence but didn’t get a response. The car had mud on the rear quarter panel. The car had been off road at some point. I couldn’t find any damage on the front of the car. I will check back with the owner of the red car at a later time.
Abandoned by friends
06:57 p.m. – Officer Thompson – 200 block, Sands Point Road – The Longboat Key Club called to report a suspicious white male walking around the property.
Upon my arrival, I made contact with a white male subject who was using the phone. He advised that he had been at a party in Sarasota County and then came to Longboat Key to go fishing with friends. They apparently left him and he was attempting to find a ride home.
I made repeated attempts to contact his family and friends to no avail. I then transported him to the intersection of U.S 41 and Ringling Boulevard. He has no known wants or warrants.
Sea grapes severed
09:24 a.m. – Officer Quarmby – 5800 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – The caller owns the property on the Gulf in the 5800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, resides bayside in a different unit in the 5800 block of GMD.
In checking the gulf side yard he found that sea grapes that are on his property were cut down. The sea grapes were “chopped’ very low and the cuttings were left behind. This appears to be recent as many of the leaves are still green. It also appears that other vegetation on the adjoining property was also trimmed recently.
He stated that some time ago the resort had trimmed his trees and when confronted they agreed not to trespass and cut his vegetation again.
Writer attempted to contact the neighboring resort. There were no employees or management on site. A phone message was left requesting that the management company contact writer.
Several photos were taken, placed into property, tag# 2033.
10:31 a.m. – Officer Thomas – Coquina Beach/Off the Key – Writer observed the listed vehicle exit Whitney Beach Condominiums. A check of the vehicles tag showed that it was expired. Writer stopped the listed vehicle for having an expired tag. The driver was informed of the violation and how to correct it. A check of the driver’s license indicated it was valid. The driver was issued a written warning and she departed the scene of the stop.
07:39 p.m. – Officer Martin – 200 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – I responded to the beach area in Overlook Park regarding subjects having an open fire there.
When I arrived I observed burned items on the beach and they had been extinguished. The person responsible had departed the area. I spoke with some persons fishing nearby and they told they did not observe anything going on in the area. Nothing further.
Facedown and intoxicated
07:51 p.m. – Officer Quarmby – 4400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – Responded to the beach at above location in reference to a male, face down in the sand, very sunburned. Caller also stated that there was a crowd of people. Writer requested that dispatch summon EMT’s in case this was an emergency.
Made contact with subject, who was face down in the sand and very intoxicated. The subject stated that he was OK and did not need medical attention. Writer cancelled EMT’s.
Subject was with his wife and friends. The other parties were with a turtle watch group that was releasing baby turtles. He had been celebrating his birthday and took a break by lying in the sand.
Wanted check negative, Subject was left in the care of family and friends. Nothing further.
08:23 p.m. – Officer Quarmby – 4400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – While investigating case # 112-04081, an intoxicated person on the beach, several turtle watch people pointed out an apartment with bright lights shining onto the beach in violation of the ordinance during turtle nesting season.
The apartment was found to be the Arbormar, a unit on the 4th floor southwest apartment, Mary and Raymond Smith residence.
Writer made contact with the condo manager who stated that he would contact the owner and advise them of the situation. Nothing further.
Recommend this report be forwarded to code enforcement.
08:45 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 6700 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – I was dispatched to the above location for a report of suspicious vehicle. While enroute I observed a vehicle matching the general description of the suspicious vehicle. It was also within the time period. I turned on the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop based on the time lapse, and vehicle description. I made contact with the driver who advised that he was the vehicle seen. He further advised that he was delivering pizza and was unsure of the address so he pulled into the parking lot in the 6700 block to make a phone call. A computer check revealed no wants or warrants, however did reveal that his Florida drivers license was suspended for 3 month due to excessive points. He denied any prior knowledge of the suspension, and I issued him citation 1241-GSG for DWLRS without knowledge. He made contact with a co-worker who responded to remove the vehicle and provide a ride. No further involvement in this matter.
10:25 p.m. – Officer Fraser – 3800 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – The complainant did stop police outside of 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. and stated that the above listed vehicle that was last seen in perfect condition on July 14th, 2012 was found to be used without her knowledge. The vehicle had sand throughout the passenger compartment, spilled liquid on the dashboard area and also spilled liquid on the rear seat and rear compartment area. The complainant stated that her vehicle was completely detailed not long before July 14th and the damage was found on today’s date when she returned to Longboat Key from Ohio.
The complainant also stated that one of her keys to the above vehicle is now missing, and the key was left in her condo when she departed Longboat Key.
The complainant informed police that the listed key holder is the president of the condo association and she also pays him to watch after her car and her condo. He is the only person with a spare key to the complainants condo and she did not give anybody permission to use her vehicle while she was in Ohio.
Police did advise the complainant to change the ignition lock due to the fact the key is missing and also to contact her condo association about the lack of security in reference to her personal property.
The complainant stated that the key holder was on a cruise with his family and will not be returning until September 10th.
12:59 a.m. – Officer Martin – Off the Key/Longboat Pass Bridge – The bridge tender at Longboat Pass called dispatch regarding suspicious vehicles parking near his car on the north end of the bridge. He was concerned about his vehicle being damaged.
I checked the area and found one unattended vehicle parked near his. I drove back on the bridge and spoke with the complainant about his concern. While there a subject walked up and stated that he was looking under the bridge for any fishing action. He was the owner of the vehicle parked next to the complainants.
12:58 p.m. – Officer Walls – 4600 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – When I arrived, I spoke to the complainant and he stated the following: His car has been parked in the parking lot all weekend. At 0800 hrs, he walked passed his car to take out the trash and there was no damage to his vehicle. At 0930 hrs, he walked out to his car and there was a large dent in the bumper. He did not see any cars parked next to him. He does remember a shopping cart being nearby earlier in the day.
The damage to his car was located on the driver’s side rear bumper. There was a large dent in the side of the bumper and also a scratch to the rear of the bumper. The damage could have been caused by another vehicle or maybe another objects as well.
The complainant estimated the damage would cost $1000 to repair.
06:15 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 5300 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – I responded to the location for a watering violation. The LBKFD responded as well to assist the manager in turning off the water to the sprinkler system. We were unable to turn the system off, and advised the manager to contact the landscaper to respond.
01:06 p.m. – Officer Bourdeaux – 4200 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – On 09/09/12, at approximately 1310 hours, I responded to the area of the 4200 block of GMD in reference to a fire being started due to a lightning strike during a severe thunderstorm.
Upon arrival in the torrential rain, LBKFD was present and advised that a power line was down along the east side of GMD. This line was directly in front of the Pelican Harbor complex on the 4200 block of GMD. The power line was along the ground. It could be observed that the hot power line started a small brush fire along the sidewalk. Also, the power line struck the water backflow to
Pelican Harbor from the Town water main. This caused the pipe to burst and water flowed continuously. Public Works was notified to respond and writer would notify them when the area was deemed safe.
I took the responsibility of stopping vehicular traffic to and from Pelican Harbor and blocking pedestrian traffic along the south side of the sidewalk.
Florida Power and Light (FPL) responded and began their repairs to the power lines.
Subsequently, FPL crewmembers advised that they had rendered the area safe for Public Works and vehicles to enter and leave Pelican Harbor.
At approximately 1500 hours, I spoke to Public Works employees who stated that they required additional personnel in order to repair the damaged pipe and would return when other storm related priorities were tended to. This concluded my involvement in this incident at the present time.
Lights left on
06:50 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 4000 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – While on patrol I observed that the lights were on at the above location, and the door was locked. A check of the building was negative for any signs of trouble within the store. I eventually made contact with an employee who advised that due to the power being out, the store was closed for the remainder of the day. Nothing further
10:34 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 500 block, Bay Isles Parkway – While conducting a business check of the Publix construction site I found the southwest door unsecured. A check of the interior was negative for anyone, and there were no signs of forced entry. It appeared that the door had been left unsecured. Nothing further at this time
11:18 p.m. – Officer Nagell – 200 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – While closing Overlook Park I heard a power tool being used at the Cha
rthouse Complex. I located the source of the noise which was a tile company using grinders. I advised them of the noise ordnance and they ceased work. I further advised them of the hours available for construction. I issued the above listed subject a written warning for noise, and noted no further issues at the location.
1:03 a.m. – Officer Fraser – 100 block, North Shore Road – Police did observed the above listed persons on the beach just north of the North Shore beach access at above listed time and date. Police did advise the above listed of beach hours and escorted them from the beach. A verbal warning was given at this time due to the beach hours sign is missing. No further actions at this time.
4:47 p.m. – Officer Quarmby – Off the Key – Writer was assisting Officer Silverio, Marine Unit, this date due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. While patrolling the area between the Longboat Key mainland and Jewfish Key Officers heard someone yelling for help. Officers observed a female struggling against an outgoing tide. She had been swept away from her family and friends who were on a vessel anchored near Jewfish Key. She was unable to avoid the current and was being pulled under another vessel.
Officer Silverio was able to maneuver the Police boat quickly to a position next to the boat that she was being pulled under which allowed writer to lower the Police boat step and help her onto the Police boat. Her daughter had been swimming also and was assisted onto the Police boat and taken to the family vessel. The daughter, while struggling against the tide, had not been swept into the main outgoing stream. Neither subject required medical treatment. This concludes our involvement with this case.
5:57 p.m. – Officer Silverio – Bay Sector 4/Off the key – While on water patrol of Longboat Pass, this Officer and Capt. Quarmby were advised by dispatch of a water rescue in Sarasota Bay. The information given was that people were ejected from their vessel near marker #20. We were also advised that the vessel was still running in circles and getting close to the people in the water. We responded lights and siren to this location. We found that a Good Samaritan picked up the ejected passengers. The operator and his passengers appeared unhurt and talking. Longboat Fire Rescue showed up to evaluate the boaters. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer T. Noll and Capt. Quarmby and I, along with Towboat U.S. Capt.M. Woods, worked to get the vessel stopped by fouling the propeller. We eventually got the vessel stopped. U.S. Coast Guard on scene. After the medical evaluation was concluded, FWC and U.S. Coast Guard resumed control of the accident scene. No further action from this Unit.
11:58 p.m. – Officer Morningstar – 3400 block, Gulf of Mexico Drive – Writer observed the above vehicle in the beach parking lot on the 3400 block of GMD in violation of the parking lot hours. Writer located the above violators on the beach in violation of the town ordinance for beach hours. Both violators were identified by Florida driver’s license. Both were checked for wants/warrants with negative results. Both were advised of the parking and beach violations and then released with warnings.