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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 29, 2019

 

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

Nov. 23

Traffic violation

9:25 a.m.

Officer Nagell while on patrol of Broadway, observed a vehicle west bound at a high rate of speed. Officer Nagell estimated the speed at 35 mph in a clearly marked 20 mph zone. Officer Nagell activated radar and obtained an LED readout and Doppler tone consistent with 36 mph. Officer Nagell initiated a traffic stop in the 6700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive and made contact with the driver. The driver advised that she was unaware of the speed limit. Officer Nagell explained to her that the road was a 20 mph area and issued her a violation of a traffic control device. Officer Nagell explained her citation to her and the remedies available.

Boating violation

10:45 a.m.

Officer Kolodzieski while on marine patrol in the area of Sister Keys to provide assistance to a group of volunteers who were on a trash pickup in the area, observed two vessels northbound in the Intercoastal Waterway with the first vessel traveling around 25-30 mph and the second vessel traveled at a greater speed and appeared to be ready to overtake the first vessel. The second vessel was a white 25 foot Baja that appeared to be violating the posted speed limit of 25 mph after passing in his vessel and while in the 25 mph zone and in the general area of the volunteers, the operator of the Baja rapidly accelerated his vessel. Officer Kolodzieski conducted a traffic stop on the Baja and performed a safety check for the required safety devices. Officer Kolodzieski informed the operator of the posted speed limit and the activity in the area. The operator received a verbal warning. No further action.

Rescue injury

11:30 a.m.

Officer Kolodzieski while on marine patrol encountered a couple with a 9-year-old child with multiple lacerations on her left foot. Officer Kolodzieski notified dispatch to send Longboat Key Fire Rescue for non-emergency for the laceration on the shoreline of the Mar Vista Restaurant. Officer Kolodzieski provided the parents with a sterile 4-inch bandage from a first aid kit and remained in the area. Longboat Key Fire Rescue responded and treated the child.

Public service

10:37 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Broadway for a public service call regarding the water level on the street at Lois and Broadway. The caller said that he was not sure if it was from a water main break and was concerned. Officer Nazareno contacted the caller and advised that the water on the street was from the high tide at Sarasota Bay. No signs of a water main break were observed.

Parking violation

11:04 p.m.

Officer Nazareno while conducting patrol on Russell Street, was dispatched for a parking complaint for a camper parked at Russell and Poinsettia Ave. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the driver of the black GMC Sierra pickup truck with camper. Officer Nazareno advised the driver who spoke very little English that he could not park the camper overnight at the Town of Longboat Key. The driver was given a verbal warning and left without incident.

Nov. 24

Lost wallet

11:08 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the police station in reference to a walk in caller who had lost a wallet. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the caller who stated that he lost his wallet on Nov. 23 at an unknown location. The man stated that he has searched his residence for his wallet with negative results. The caller stated that he called police to make a report. No further comments. Officer Hodo checked past reports for recovered property with negative results. At this time, Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation. Case closed.

Dog loose

3:35 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Longboat Court in reference to a loose dog scaring a pedestrian. Officer Hodo noted in the comments that the caller did not want to meet. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the dog owner, and did not see any loose dog. The man stated that his dog had gotten loose as he was attempting to put on the leash. He said that he never lets his dog out unless it is on a leash. He made no further comments.

Nov. 25

Rescue illness

11:04 a.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to the area of Broadway and Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a woman who had fallen off her bike in that area. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio located the woman who was laying on the sidewalk and she had sustained a minor bruise to her right cheek but was conscious and aware of her surroundings. Officer Puccio informed the woman that rescue was en route and would be arriving momentarily. At that time, Longboat Key Fire/Rescue arrived and assumed control of the situation, they conducted some vitals on the woman which all came back normal. The Longboat Key Fire/Rescue released the woman to her husband who was a physician. Fire Rescue advised they needed no further assistance from the police department.

Traffic violation

8:58 p.m.

Officer Ascencio while conducting traffic enforcement in the 600 block of Broadway, saw a silver BMW and was clocked at 31 mph in a 20 mph zone. Officer Ascencio initiated a traffic stop and the driver stated he did not realize the speed limit was only 20 mph. The driver was issued a traffic citation for speeding. The radar was tested before and after the stop and passed all tests. The stop was recorded on the cruiser’s camera.

Parking violation

11:16 p.m.

Officer Ascencio was on patrol in the 700 block of Russell Street when he observed a vehicle which was illegally parked. The vehicle, a red Tesla, was parked in the street after 11 p.m. Officer Ascencio issued a parking citation to the owner and placed it in the windshield of the vehicle. Case closed.

Quarrel

9:33 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to the 2100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a verbal disturbance. He was met outside of the condominiums by the complainant and the two subjects. The complainant stated that she had a verbal argument with the two individuals in reference to their dog being unleashed and going to the bathroom in front of the condominium building. She added that she didn’t like the male subject yelling at her. The two mentioned individuals stated their dog got off its leash. The dog went to the bathroom in the driveway of the condo and they cleaned up after the dog. They were all told to stay away from one another and contact their homeowner’s association to help settle their conflict if necessary. Case clear, nothing further needed.

Nov. 26

Property damage

1:11 p.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to the police department in reference to minor damage to a vehicle which occurred earlier in the day. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio met with the complainant who related that his vehicle had sustained minor damage due to a manhole cover located at the intersection of Bay Isles Road and Bay Isles Parkway in front of the guard gate. Officer Puccio and the complainant proceeded to the public works department to ascertain if they were aware of the issue which they were looking into the situation. The complainant was given the Town’s Public Works supervisor’s information for future contact and advised to make contact with him in regard to his situation. Officer Puccio was later informed by the Town Public Works Department that the road in which the manhole cover is located is on private property and he would have to contact Bay isles for reporting and potential compensation. Nothing further.

Dog missing

9: 53 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to the 1400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive to help locate a missing service dog. The complainant stated the dog jumped out of the window to her truck. Upon arrival, the citizens in the area found the dog. The complainant was notified and they came and picked up their dog. Nothing further.

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