On Patrol – Week ending May 12, 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 28

Suspicious vehicle

9:19 p.m.

Officer Schoepfer responded to Bayport Way on a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. When he arrived, the vehicle was gone. Complainant said a large unknown vehicle was following close behind her with very bright lights. The complainant advised the vehicle made a right turn in the area of Bay Isles Parkway. Nothing further.


May 1

Fishing on drawbridge

10:42 p.m.

Officer Bidwell responded to Longboat Pass Bridge in reference to a group of fisherman fishing off of the bridge and blocking boat traffic from passing under the drawbridge. On Officer Bidwell’s arrival, he asked five people to shift to either the left or right of the sign stating no fishing between signs. Nothing further.


May 2

Boat anchored

11:22 a.m.

Officer Nagell was dispatched to the bay for a vessel that had come into the area of Linley Street moorings. While attempting to anchor the vessel, the anchor drug another boat’s anchor. This occurred around 9 p.m. on May 1. The complainant advised there was no damage to any vessels and he just wanted to let Officer Nagell know of the incident. A check of the area revealed no obvious damage.


Buoy aground

3:44 p.m.

Officer Nagell while patrolling the area near Whale Key located a red buoy aground on the grass flat. Officer Nagell was able to tie off to the buoy and bring it aboard the patrol vessel. Officer Nagell contacted the U.S. Coast Guard Station liaison and he advised to bring the buoy to Station Cortez if possible. Officer Nagell dropped the buoy at Station Cortez. The buoy was identified as the number four marker at Longboat Pass. Nothing further.


Resident locked out

8:50 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to 4300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a residence lock out. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the caller who stated that she walked out of her room door and accidentally locked herself out. She stated that she called the police for help. The caller made no further comments. Officer Hodo noted that the caller got back into her room after the maintenance told her that there was a spare key in a box next to the door. At this time, Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation.


Noise disturbance

11:56 p.m.

Sgt. Bergeron responded to 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to individuals in the pool causing excessive noise. Upon arrival, Sgt. Bergeron made contact with the individuals and advised them that there was a complaint of excessive noise. The individuals apologized and advised they would keep the noise down.


May 4

Noise disturbance

5:38 p.m.

Officer Martin responded to a noise complaint about after hours work noise by roofers. The roofers worked past 5 p.m. Officer Martin arrived and they were covering the work to keep water out. The storm clouds were building. They left after tarping the roof.




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