On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017

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

April 18

Noise disturbance

5:15 p.m.

Sgt. Coffman responded to Bayou Sound inn reference to construction noise after hours. Upon arrival, he made contact with the person who was just finishing for the day and did not realize how late it was. Sgt. Coffman informed him of the town ordinance about work hours. He said he understood and would not let it happen again.


April 19

Suspicious vehicle

9:46 a.m.

Sgt. Smith was contacted by Police Chief Cumming in reference to vehicles parked on Bogey Lane. It was reported that two vehicles had parked on Bogey Lane and unpacked beach gear and used the private beach access. Sgt. Smith observed the vehicles legally parked and made a check via NCIC which met with negative results for wants or warrants. Sgt. Smith was unable to locate the drivers or passengers of the vehicles to ascertain if they had permission to use the private beach access. Officer Kovarik left a business card on the windshield of the vehicle indicating that it was a private beach access.


Car parts in roadway

6:00 p.m.

Captain Skinner observed debris on Gulf of Mexico Drive in the center median portion near a turn lane. Captain Skinner removed the debris, which appeared to be a vehicle’s plastic undercarriage protector. Captain Skinner disposed of the debris.


April 20

Missing person

5:03 p.m.

Officer Kovarik responded to Gunwale Lane for a report of a missing person. The caller stated that her son who is 50 years old and in good health went out on his kayak at about 1:30 p.m. and that her son said that he was going to go out for a couple of hours. While on scene getting information, the missing person showed up in his kayak in the canal. The man stated it took longer than expected due to the strong current. The man was in good condition with no medical issues. Case closed.


April 21

Animal rescue

11:48 a.m.

Officer Smith responded to Publix parking lot for a blue heron that was choking on a bone. When he arrived, the bird did not seem to be in distress any longer. Officer Smith notified a woman who works with the injured birds, and was told that someone from animal control would check on the bird. Case clear, nothing further.


Noise disturbance

7:43 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Seabreeze Ave. in reference to a generator running. Officer Hodo arrived and noted that a carpet cleaning company was packing up from doing work. Officer Hodo advised the company on the hours that work can be performed within the city limits of Longboat Key.


Suspicious fishing

11:14 p.m.

Sgt. Bergeron responded to Broadway for a report of suspicious individuals fishing from the town dock. Sgt. Bergeron was already in the area and made contact with the individuals. Sgt. Bergeron advised them of the operational hours concerning the dock as well as the parking hours on Broadway. The subjects promptly left. Nothing further.


April 22

Chairs moved to the beach

8:04 a.m.

Sgt. Smith responded to 4500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of criminal mischief. Sgt. Smith was met by the complainant who is the onwer of one of the units. The complainant reported that sometime overnight someone moved about 15 beach chairs and umbrellas from near the building to the water’s edge next to the beach. The items were put in a pile. He noticed this around 7 a.m.


Trespassers at the pool

3:11 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a check for trespassers at the pool and shower area and the beach access. Nothing suspicious to report. No further action required.


Noisy music

9:14 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Golf Links Lane in reference to a noise disturbance. Officer Hodo made contact with the complainant who stated that there was loud music coming from an unknown residence on Chipping Lane south of his residence. The complainant stated that he called the police to get the neighbors to turn the music down. The complainant made no further comments. Officer Hodo checked on Chipping Lane and noted that there was no loud music heard. No further investigation.


April 23

Backup request for SPD

4:00 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to the area of Marina Jack’s for a request for backup to Sarasota Police Department Marine Patrol. Upon arrival, Officer Nagell saw a subject was already in custory. Officer Nagell stood by and was cleared by SPD Marine Patrol. The initial call was for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.



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