On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending February 22, 2019

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

Feb. 16

Noisy partygoers

8:45 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to Yardarm Lane for an anonymous call in regard to a loud party. Upon Officer Nagell’s arrival, he did hear loud voices coming from behind the home in the pool area. Officer Nagell made contact with the occupants and advised them of the complaint. They said they would keep the noise down and apologized for being loud. Case closed with a verbal warning.


Feb. 18

Injured Osprey

2:46 p.m.

Officer Connors while on marine patrol, was flagged down by a party of people at Lands End Drive for a bird stuck in a tree. Officer Connors was escorted to the area and observed an osprey hanging upside down on a tree limb, approximately 20-30 feet above. The osprey was alive and appeared to be stuck by his leg. Longboat Key Fire Rescue responded with the ladder truck and was able to remove the limb and free the osprey to the ground. Save Our Seabirds responded to the location and took the osprey.


Lost property

4:30 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to the police department for a report of missing property. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio met with the complainant who stated he has not had his New Jersey driver’s license or Capital One Visa card since Feb. 17. He said that he was at the Publix between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and used it then. He said that he had his wallet in the center console of his car. The complainant further stated that he is staying at a hotel on Longboat Key and last evening found the door to his room ajar. He also stated that he still has other bank cards and identification that were left in his wallet. The complainant said that he has already canceled the Visa card. He said that when he spoke to the bank they said nobody has attempted to use the card since he used it at Publix. He was advised to contact the credit companies and tell them about the lost cards.


Feb. 19


6:30 p.m.

Captain Skinner responded to Marbury Lane in reference to an oven fire. Upon arrival, Captain Skinner did not observe any smoke or signs of a fire. Captain Skinner met with the caller and she asked if he had a fire extinguisher. Captain Skinner retrieved his fire extinguisher and approached the open front door. There was a faint smell of smoke, and Captain Skinner noticed that the oven door was open. There was a pizza on a rack in the sink. The caller was able to put the fire out using a fire blanket and she removed the pizza to the sink. The caller said that a synthetic pizza plate that she used before, caught on fire. Longboat Key Fire Rescue arrived and took command of the scene.


Feb. 20

Dogs cause trouble

10:40 a.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Broadway for an animal disturbance call. Upon arrival, he made contact with the complainant. The complainant stated that at approximately 10:30 a.m. he was walking his dog on a leash near the intersection of Bayside Drive and Cedar Street, when suddenly two dogs surrounded his dog and tried to attack his dog. One of the dogs; a small brown dog had a leash and the second dog; a light brown pug, was not on a leash. The complainant stated that the owner of the two dogs was getting ready to board a small boat at Bayside Drive when the dogs got away from her. Both parties were separated and the complainant’s dog was not injured. There was also no reported attempt of any of the dogs to bite a human. The complainant also advised that the owner of the two dogs lives on Broadway. Officer Nazareno later responded to Broadway and made contact with the owner of the two dogs. The owners stated they were boarding their boat when the first dog who was inside the boat without a leash, jumped off and ran towards the complainant and his dog. The other dog who still had a leash on, followed the first dog. Officer Nazareno observed both dogs who both appeared to be in their early stages of development and both dogs displayed a very playful demeanor. A written warning was issued for leash requirement. Nothing further.

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