On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 18, 2018

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

May 5

Emergency welfare check

10:01 a.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to 300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a welfare check at the location in one of the condominiums. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio made contact with the homeowner who said she had fell off the bed and hurt her hip. Police called for Fire Department to assist and help her. Once the Fire Department arrived they advised no further assistance was needed.



12:03 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to North Shore Road in reference to a disturbance call. Dispatch advised a caller said they observed a possible fight between a younger white female and an older white female. The caller said they were both out at Greer Island and arrived on boats. When they arrived to the island they walked around and tried to find where the disturbance may be located. Officer Ascencio asked numerous people if they noticed any disturbance and they all said they saw no disturbance.


May 12


8:35 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Harbor Sound Drive in regard to an elderly female having psychological issues that were causing her to be violent. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron made contact with the home health care worker who advised that everything was fine. Longboat Key Fire/Rescue was on scene and the subject appeared to be calm and was not exhibiting any violent behaviors. The home health care worker advised that the subject has dementia along with a possible brain infection. The woman was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. Officer Bergeron did not observe any behavior that would warrant the subject being Baker Acted.


Jumping off the bridge

1:07 p.m.

Sgt. Smith responded to the Longboat Pass Bridge in response to a report that juveniles were jumping from the bridge. The caller hung up before a description of the juveniles could be retrieved. Sgt. Smith informed Longbot Key Marine Unit and they made a search of the area. Sgt. Smith made a check of the area and made contact with three juveniles on the bridge. They all denied jumping from the bridge. Sgt. Smith informed them of the dangers and that it was a violation of Florida State Statute. The subjects let the area without incident.



4:12 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Firehouse Court in reference to a power line sparking. Officer Hodo arrived and was advised by Fire/Rescue that they did not see any wires sparking. Officer Hodo was further advised by Fire/Rescue that a few apartments had lost power and Florida Power & Light had been notified. At this time no further investigation.


May 13

Traffic violation

1:30 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to 2600 block of Gulf of Mexico drive in reference to a traffic violation. Officer Nazareno while on patrol observed a blue Toyota Tundra traveling northbound while displaying an expired Florida registration sticker. Officer Nazareno then activated his emergency lights to initiate a vehicle stop. Officer Nazareno made contact with the owner who later advised that he was unaware that his registration had expired on Feb. 25 and lives part-time on Longboat Key. Both owner and registration information were verified. The man was issued a written warning and advised that he would immediately renew his truck registration online.


May 16

Dog on beach

8:04 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to Broadway Beach access for a complaint of a dog on the beach. Officer Nagell located the animal which was duly identified as a service animal. Officer Nagell noted that the dog was not on a leash and advised the owner of the leash law. The owner immediately leashed the animal. Officer Nagell noted a second dog on the beach south of the beach access. Upon approaching the animal, Officer Nagell observed the service animal vest plainly visible and the animal was leashed with its owner.


May 17


4:43 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Police Department for a report of a kayak theft. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron met with the victim. The victim advised that on this date at approximately 10 a.m. he noticed that his blue 9-foot kayak was missing from the public property area on Bayside Drive. The kayak was one of several left unsecured in the area. The victim advised that he wished to report the incident in the event he sees the kayak in the possession of someone else. The victim was given a departmental business card with a case number. Nothing further.


Property damage

5:23 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Hideaway Bay Lane in regard to a report of two vehicles having fallen tree limbs on them (cul-de-sac). Upon my arrival, Officer Bergeron ran the tags on both vehicles. The owners reside on Hideaway Bay Lane. Officer Bergeron made contact with the owners. One owner advised that they have already taken care of the issue and are having a tree service to remove the trees. The other owner advised that he has contacted his insurance provider. The tree limbs may have fallen due to the earlier severe weather. Officer Bergeron gave them a case number. Nothing further.

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