On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending October 27, 2017

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

Oct. 20

Driveway blocked by downed tree

1:35 p.m.

Officer Smith responded to Broadway for a report of a blocked driveway. Officer Smith met with the complainant who stated she just arrived from up north and found her driveway blocked by a downed tree from Hurricane Irma. The complainant said she was unaware of the no parking signs in the 600 block of Broadway and received a warning. She stated that she will be in Florida until Oct. 29. The complainant was issued a temporary parking permit to park in front of her residence. She said she is making arrangements for the removal of the tree.


Boat fender in mangroves

6:00 p.m.

Officer Nagell while on patrol behind the canal behind Longboat Arms, found an orange Taylor-Made fender for a boat in the mangroves. The fender is between 21 and 27 inches in diameter and has a value of between $139 and $179. Officer Nagell placed the fender into property. Nothing further at this time.


Oct. 21

Irrigation box catches fire

7:28 a.m.

Sgt. Smith responded to 2900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to an electrical fire in the grass median. Upon arrival, residents in the neighborhood had put the fire out. The flames were coming out of an irrigation box located on the median. The Longboat Fire/Rescue extinguished the fire. Case clear.


Road rage

3:47 p.m.

Sgt. Smith was dispatched to Fair Oaks Lane for a road rage incident. Upon arrival, Sgt. Smith observed that the address did not exist. Sgt. Smith called the complainant and given the correct address. The complainant stated that around 3:30 p.m. he was driving eastbound down Bay Isles Parkway when he was cut off by a black Mercedes. The complainant did not know the model and did not see a license plate. He described the individual as around 50 years of age with salt and pepper hair. He added that he was about six feet tall and 220 pounds. The complainant wanted to make the police aware of the incident.


Oct. 22

Dog on beach

12:54 p.m.

Officer Ascencio found a woman walking south on the beach in front of 1600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive with her dog. She stated that her dog was a service dog. Officer Ascencio informed her that the dog needs to be on a leash. She stated that she would take the dog back to her condo and get a leash for the dog.


Diving from bridge

5:05 p.m.

Sgt. Smith was dispatched to the Longboat Key Bridge for a report of a white male in his 20s diving off the bridge. He was described as wearing black shorts. Upon arrival, the individual had left the area. Case clear.

Oct. 23


Burglar alarm

11:49 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to an alarm activation. Upon his arrival, the exterior was checked it and found it to be secure. The key holder responded, the interior was checked and it was found to be secure other than a sliding glass door not locked. The door was in a child’s room and the sensor was not making complete contact. The key holder advised that the alarm company will be servicing the system on Thursday. All appeared to be secure.


Animals in violation

2:28 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to 5100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to an issue with a neighbor. Upon arrival, he made contact with the complainant. The complainant advised that there is a tenant that has a dog and a bird in their unit. She advised that this is a violation of the Homeowner’s Association rules. Officer Bergeron advised the complainant that he had no authority in regards to enforcing Homeowner’s Association regulations. Officer Bergeron advised her that she would need to contact the HOA president and bring this violation to his or her attention for enforcement. The complainant advised that she would. Nothing further.

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