On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 16, 2018

Nov. 10

Coyote sighting

12:20 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to 3800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a coyote sighting. Officer Smith made a check of the area and did not locate the coyote. Officer Smith made contact with the caller and they stated the coyote did not appear sick and was not aggressive. Officer Smith informed the caller of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission guidelines concerning coyotes.


Lost luggage

2:42 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to 6700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a lost property report. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno was advised by the complainant’s father that he was on his way back from the Cortez bridge. Officer Nazareno was also advised that his son was unsure of when and where the two suitcases and backpack fell out of the rental vehicle. Once the complainant arrived he advised that a resident who witnessed the bags fall out of the vehicle picked them up and followed him to return the bags to him. The complainant conducted a quick inventory of the bags and did not report any items missing. Nothing further.


Illegal burning

6:23 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to 2000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for an illegal open fire at the beach. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno was met by the condominium security officer and Longboat Key Firefighters who advised that there is no illegal open fire at the beach. The security officer stated that one of the homeowners was using a grill and mistook it for an open fire. There is no violation of town ordinance observed. Nothing further.


Nov. 11

Coyote sighting

11:12 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Bogey Lane in regard to a coyote sighting. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron did observe the coyote, the coyote was not being aggressive and was avoiding human interaction.


Boating violation

12:48 p.m.

Officer Connors and Officer Reno while on marine patrol observed a boat operating with an excessive wake in a slow speed, minimum wake zone. Officer Connors conducted a vessel stop and advised the operator the reason for the stop. The boat operator produced expired registration paperwork and was unable to produce current paperwork. A check of the vessel via dispatch confirmed the vessel to be active. Officer Connors issued a citation for the wake zone and a verbal warning for the registration paperwork.


Public service

2:51 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Broadway Street for a Civil Standby. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno relieved Sgt. Smith and made contact with the homeowner. Sgt. Smith advised that he checked the Manatee County Courts website and verified that there are no Domestic Violence Injunctions filed against the subject and no Dissolution of Marriage filed with the Manatee County Courts. The subject also provided Sgt. Smith with documents showing proof of ownership of the home. Officer Nazareno remained on scene until the locksmith was finished switching the locks and was released from the scene.


Nov. 12


5:46 a.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Jackson Way in reference to a noise disturbance. When Officer Hodo arrived he contacted the caller who stated that she was hearing air conditioning noise coming from condominiums across the water, west of her property. The caller stated that she called the police for help. Officer Hodo walked out to the dock area and did not hear any type of noise disturbance.


Suspicious person

9:46 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to Bay Isles Parkway, outside Publix for a suspicious white male. Subject was described as 30 year-old wearing a white t-shirt, shorts and wearing glasses. Upon arrival, Officer Smith observed the individual sitting on the curb outside the store. The complainant had stated the individual had been panhandling. Officer Smith identified the subject, and he denied that he had been panhandling. He said that he is in the process of trying to buy a Hatteras boat which is currently at the Moorings. Officer Smith advised the man not to panhandle and that the complainant would be willing to sign a trespass warning if he were to come back. Nothing further.


Nov. 13

Property damage

10:31 a.m.

Officer Cooper responded to Dream Island Road for property damage. Upon arrival, Officer Coooper observed the pole that holds the street sign for Dream Island Road and the Stop sign laying on the side of the road. There were no obvious signs of the pole being struck by a vehicle and it is unknown what caused the damage at this time. Public Works was notified and will place a temporary stop sign at the location. Photos have been submitted with this report. Case closed pending further information.


Highway obstruction

12:11 p.m.

Officer Vogt responded to Putter Lane in reference to a highway obstruction. Upon arrival, Officer Vogt observed a large pile of stones sitting in the street in front of Putter Lane. The house is nearing completion from construction and the landscapers are putting the stone around the house. They said half of the pile should be gone and this date and the rest will be gone by tomorrow morning. They did have orange cones around the pile and were planning on putting more cones out this evening. There was still plenty of room for vehicles to get by.


Nov. 15


9:48 a.m.

Officer Connors responded to Longboat Police Department in regard to a fraudulent activities/identity theft. The complainant stated that he received a letter in the mail from Chase Bank, stating that his account had a disputed transaction that was credited to the account on Sept. 20 for $500. After further review by Chase Bank, it was confirmed that the $500 should not have been credited and the $500 was subtracted from the account. The complainant explained to Officer Connors that he has no accounts or credit cards linked to Chase Bank and is currently not missing any funds at this time. The complainant advised that he brought the letter to the local Longboat Key Chase Bank for further information. The complainant was told by the branch manager that someone had opened a fraudulent checking account online using the complainant’s personal information and made a deposit with a fraudulent check in the amount of $500. Officer Connors advised the complainant to conduct a credit check ASAP and to make a report with the Federal Trade Commission. Officer Connors supplied the complainant with an identity theft pamphlet and advised him to contact the Police with any further information.

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1 Response for “On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 16, 2018”

  1. Stephen Crawford says:

    Coyote sightings mean extreme danger to outdoor pets…
    They will be attacked and eaten…
    Do not take this intrusion lightly…

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