On Patrol – Week ending March 3, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.

Feb. 20

Unauthorized entry

12:59 p.m.

Sgt. Bergeron responded to Dream Island Road in reference to a civil issue. Upon arrival, Sgt. Bergeron met with the complainant who said that the property manager entered her residence after she advised management that she did not want entry to be made. Sgt. Bergeron advised the complainant that this was a civil issue between her and the HOA and that she needed to contact the HOA for assistance to resolve the issues that she has. Sgt. Bergeron spoke to the manager who advised that he entered the property for inspection purposes and that the residence were notified when the entry would be made. The complainant also reported theft issues with the mail/packages. Nothing further, case closed.


Suspicious circumstance

2:30 p.m.

Officer Bidwell was dispatched to Broadway in reference to a group of indivuals on the dock fishing which was posted ‘No Trespassing’ as it is within the new construction site boundaries. Sgt. Bergeron and Officer Bidwell made contact with the group and they were all friends of the new owner. The new owner was called and verified that all individuals present were cleared to be on the dock.


Missing cell phone

9:21 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to 400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive to a restaurant for report of a missing cell phone. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio met with the complainant who stated that he was eating diner at the restaurant and he was eating on the first floor waiting for a table and had his cell phone. He further stated that was the last time he remembered having his phone. The complainant stated that he used the ‘find your phone’ app to locate his cell phone. The app stated that his phone was at 510 Putter Lane. Officer Ascencio responded to Putter Lane and spoke with the owner of the home. He gave Officer Ascencio permission to enter the home and Officer Ascencio observed that the vehicles in the driveway had been there for some time. They were all cold to the touch and had moisture on the windshields. Officer Ascencio then searched the outside grass area around the residence but did not find the phone. Officer Ascencio also tried calling the phone, but it rang four times and then went tot voicemail. The complainant and Officer Ascencio drove back to the restaurant and spoke to the manager. He said that a cell phone had not been turned in. The restaurant was thoroughly searched but no phone was found. The complainant was given a case number and said that he would buy a new phone in the morning. The phone was an Iphone 6 Plus with a brown case. The complainant was also advised to contact the police department if he was able to get the serial number to the phone or if he found the phone.

Feb. 21


7:43 p.m.

Sgt. Coffman responded to the 6800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in response to a loud party or group of people disturbing the caller who wanted to remain anonymous. Upon arrival, Sgt. Coffman noticed that the house was lit up and there were several vehicles in the driveway. Sgt. Coffman was unable to make contact with anyone at the residence due to the security gate being closed and no one was answering the intercom. Sgt. Coffman heard no noise in or around the property. Nothing further.


Feb. 22

Suspicious circumstance

10:50 a.m.

Officer Houchins was approached by a complainant along the 4800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive who wanted to report a suspicious boat. The complainant is employed as a maintenance man at the condominium nearby and he said he saw a small inflatable watercraft was tied up at the dock at the property. The complainant said that it had been there for about a month and that he felt it was related to a person that was arrested one month prior and may also be connected to several recent boat thefts and thefts from boats in the area. When Officer Houchins arrived, he saw a small inflatable boat tied up to the dock. It was in poor condition and had a black Suzuki engine that had the date plate removed. Inside the boat, Officer Houchins located a bag that had a warning sticker issued. Information off of the warning sticker was to a 1978 Pearson Yachts Sailboat registered to a man out of Sarasota. A records check came back negative. That boat was left as found and it was found not to be on the property of the condominium.




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