On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending December 27, 2019


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


Dec. 21

Suspicious vehicle

12:06 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded along with Sgt. Smith to Poinsettia Ave. in regards to a suspicious vehicle, a golf cart with two male riders, riding through the neighborhood running stop signs. It should be noted that earlier Officer Bergeron observed a golf cart with an adult male driver and younger male in the area of North Shore Road possibly in the same golf cart. Upon arrival, officers patrolled the entire area of the Village for the golf cart but met with negative results. Nothing further.

Public service

9:08 a.m.

Officer Tillman responded to Bogey Lane in reference to a water main break. Upon arrival, Officer Tillman noticed a large water leak in the yard of Bogey Lane. The Longboat Key water department was notified and responded to the scene. It was determined through a chlorine check that the town was responsible for the water leak. Arrangements were made to fix the leak.

Dec. 23

Suspicious circumstance

8:19 a.m.

Officer Connors was dispatched to the area of Country Club Shores for a report of a large truck that may have clipped the bushes and Christmas lights while turning from Gulf of Mexico Drive. The reporting party advised that she was riding her bicycle and thought that the large truck may have done damage. Officer Connors checked the entrance described and the remaining entrances for Country Club Shores and all appeared to be in order.

Burglar alarm

10:05 a.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to Dream Island Road in reference to a residential burglary alarm at the location. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio conducted an exterior check of the residence which appeared normal with no signs of forced entry or foul play present. While on scene, Officer Puccio was met by the next door neighbor who was on the phone with the homeowner and relayed that the house appeared to be all in order. The homeowner was away on vacation in Toronto at the time of the alarm. Nothing further to report.

Security check

10:08 p.m.

Sgt. Coffman while on patrol doing business checks, located a door on the northwest side of the business standing open. Sgt. Coffman checked the interior of the room which is a work area and found no one inside. No entry could be gained in to the rest of the business. Sgt. Coffman notified dispatch who contacted a key holder to respond. The key holder responded and secured the business. Nothing appeared to be out of place.

Dec. 24

Burglar alarm

12:53 a.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to an alarm call at Bay isles Parkway. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio conducted a check of all doors. Officer Ascencio did find the south front door unsecured. Officer Ascencio and Sgt. Coffman cleared the business. Nothing appeared out of order and nobody was found inside of the business. The alarm company was able to contact a keyholder. At 1:50 a.m. the keyholder arrived and secured the door. Case closed.

Boat in wrong slip

9:21 a.m.

Officer Connors was dispatched to Dream Island Road for a report of a sailboat tied off in the wrong slip. Upon arrival, Officer Connors was able to make contact with the owner who advised that the boat was accidentally tied off in slip by his captain. The owner advised that the sailing vessel will be removed as soon as possible.

Dec. 25


2:08 p.m.

Officer Nagell while on patrol observed a vehicle parked in front of the Colony property. Officer Nagell observed three subjects inside the fence. Officer Nagell activated his lights and they returned to their vehicle. The man advised that his wife had stayed at the Colon years ago and wanted to visit it again. Officer Nagell advised them that they were trespassing on private property.

Reckless driving

4:37 p.m.

Officer Nagell was dispatched to a reckless driver southbound from the 2500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The caller advised that the vehicle was unable to maintain a single lane and appeared to be intoxicated. Due to his location on the island, Officer Nagell notified Sarasota Police Department in case he was unable to catch up to the vehicle. The result of the traffic stop was that the driver was not impaired he was sightseeing and not paying attention to his driving.

Property missing

7:18 p.m.

Officer Smith arrived at the police department for a walk in complainant who wanted to check to see if a wallet had been turned in. Officer Smith made a check of recent reports and was not able to locate any reports indicating a found wallet. The complainant indicated that he believes the wallet is at his residence but he cannot find it. Officer Smith informed him that if he is unable to locate the wallet he should cancel his credit cards. Case closed.

Dec. 26

Noise disturbance

9:56 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Fair Oaks Place in reference to a noise complaint. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the caller who stated that her neighbor was getting some type of construction work done with a loud generator. The complainant stated that she called the police to make a report. Officer Hodo noted that the generator was not running while on the scene. Officer Hodo updated the complainant on the town ordinance concerning noise.

Public service

4:28 p.m.

Officer Nagell met with a complainant in regard to a speeder on his street. The man advised that earlier a truck and a boat trailer were traveling at what he believed to be was well over 25 mph in a 20 mph zone. The complainant also wished to convey that there are several other vehicles which were speeding in the area. Officer Nagell advised him that he would place a patrol request in for the area in specific to speeding.

Animal rescue

6:48 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Bay Isles Parkway for an animal rescue call in reference to a dog in a black Mercedes parked in the second row to the right of the liquor store. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno canvassed the entire Publix parking lot, but was unable to locate the vehicle with the dog. The caller left the location prior to his arrival.

Fire alarm

11:51 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Harbourside Drive for an activated fire alarm call. Upon arrival, Firefighters checked the unit which was the source of the alarm and determined that the alarm was activated due to the resident turning on the heater at the unit. No signs of fire or smoke was observed.

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