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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 22, 2018

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

June 16

Traffic violation

8:24 a.m.

Officer Vogt while on patrol received an alert for an expired driver’s license. The plate reader showed a white Honda Accord. Officer Vogt saw the car pass him. When the officer turned on his emergency overhead lights, the driver was in front of him. The driver told Officer Vogt his license was suspended. A check through DAVID confirmed this along with Sarasota dispatch. The driver was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended. He was also given a court date and time. The driver was allowed to call for a ride and his brother showed up and drove the car and his brother away. Case closed.

 

June 17

Traffic violation

3:34 a.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a revoked driver’s license coming onto the key. The driver’s license was revoked on May 30 for DUI. Officer Ascencio found the vehicle southbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive in the 4700 block and conducted a traffic stop. Officer Ascencio informed the driver the reason for the stop, and he could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. He consented to FST’s. He was given the HGN and 9 step walk and turn, which he passed. He was then released from the stop and the owner was advised on the status of his driver’s license.

 

Public service

9:16 a.m.

Officer Vogt responded to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a public assist. Upon arrival, Officer Vogt met with the complainant who said he was waiting for an Uber ride home from the hotel. The hotel staff called us to make sure everything was okay with the complainant because he told them he did not remember his address. The complainant gave police his mother’s phone number and she did give her address which was on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The address was then given to the complainant to give to Uber when they arrived.

 

Beverage violation

2:30 p.m.

Officer Schoepfer responded to Beer Can Island and observed a couple laying on the beach with unopened alcoholic beverages on their blanket. Officer Schoepfer advised the couple that alcohol was not permitted on the beach and opened alcoholic beverages are a misdemeanor. The couple apologized, packed up their belongings and left the beach without incident. Nothing further.

 

Suspicious vehicle

4:49 p.m.

Officer Vogt responded to 1500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in response to a trespassing. Upon arrival, the car that the trespasser arrived in was in the parking lot, unattended. The car was a rental car from Georgia. Officer Vogt went inside the Colony property through a large hole in the fence looking for the trespasser. Officer Vogt was unable to locate anyone inside. Officer Vogt called the complainant back and advised him of his options.

 

June 18

Found property

2:31 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to Wagner Realty for a found property. Officer Nagell met with the complainant who turned over and Iphone 7 and an Infiniti key fob with a key on it. The complainant related that an unknown person found the items in the sand near the 5600 block Gulf side. Officer Nagell took possession of the items and entered them into property and placed them in a locker with a property report. There were no identifying features to any of the items which also include photos.

 

June 19

Traffic violation

7:41 a.m.

Officer Schoepfer responded to 5700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive to make a traffic stop on a driver with an expired tag. Officer Schoepfer made contact with the driver who advised he was the registered owner of the vehicle. The driver said he thought he tag registration had been updated. The driver said he would correct the issue when he gets home. The driver was issued a citation for expired tag over six months. Nothing further.

 

Traffic violation

3:27 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to a BOLO for a reckless driver northbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive from the area of Bay Isles Parkway. Officer Nagell located the vehicle in the 4000 block and began following. Officer Nagell observed the vehicle cross into the bike lane and over the double yellow line three to four times during a short distance traveled. Officer Nagell activated the emergency lights in the area of 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive with no response from the driver. Officer Nagell continued northbound with both the emergency lights and siren activated until the vehicle pulled off the roadway in the area of 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Officer Nagell made contact with the driver who was identified via Florida Driver license. The driver advised that she was not paying attention and was listening to the radio. Officer Nagell saw no indicators of impairment during his interactions with her. A computer check revealed no wants or warrants, and a valid driver’s license. Officer Nagell issued a written warning for violation of the bike lane and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Case closed with written warning.

 

June 21

Traffic violation

4:56 p.m.

Officer Bidwell responded to 5200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a hit on a camera for a driver with a suspended license. The Toyota passed Officer Bidwell on Gulf of Mexico Drive and he initiated a traffic stop. Officer Bidwell made contact with the driver. Officer Bidwell asked the driver for his license and he advised he did not have one. The driver advised he was aware that his license was suspended but his lawyer was supposed to have taken care of the issue. Officer Bidwell confirmed through dispatch that the license was suspended. The driver was suspended on Nov. 12 for 18 months for refusal to submit for breath/urine/blood test. Officer Bidwell issued the driver a court date at the Manatee County Court House. He further advised the driver that if he failed to appear a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest. The driver said he understood. The driver had a passenger who had a valid license and drover the Toyota home. Nothing further.

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