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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending January 3, 2020

 

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

Dec. 29

Rescue

12:00 a.m.

Sgt. Coffman responded to 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a possible stroke patient. Upon arrival, the patient was sitting up and talking while EMS evaluated her. Sgt. Coffman was released from the scene while they were still evaluating the patient.

Rescue illness

7:39 a.m.

Officer Puccio while on patrol was dispatched to Chatham Drive in reference to man needing medical assistance. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio was met by Longboat Key Fire Rescue were attending to the male patient and requested assistance in moving him from his bed to the gurney so they could transport him to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Officer Puccio and Officer Connors assisted and the patient was transported. Nothing further to report. Case closed.

Animal rescue

2:55 p.m.

Officer Connors was dispatched to 1100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of a possible rabid raccoon. Upon arrival, Officer Connors observed the raccoon on the woodline. The raccoon did not appear to be rabid and appeared to look normal. The raccoon walked into the woods away from Officer Connors without incident.

Abandoned 911 call

3:18 p.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to an abandoned 911 call. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio was met by the General Manager who related that they had contacted the room and children inside were playing with the phone and dialed 911 by accident and all was in order. Upon receiving that information, Officer Puccio proceeded up to the room to verify. There was no one in the room when he entered, and all appeared normal. Officers were told by hotel staff that the family was down in the lounge. Nothing further.

Rescue

4:13 p.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to a restaurant in reference to a man needing medical assistance. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio and the Longboat Key Fire and Rescue EMTs made contact with the management staff who stated the man was in the restroom. Officer Puccio proceeded to the men’s restroom and made contact with the man who related to the EMT personnel what he was experiencing. EMT personnel escorted the man to the ambulance where they conducted their assessment and related they would be transporting him to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Longboat Fire Rescue stated they needed no further assistance from the Longboat Key Police Department. Nothing further.

Traffic violation

8:52 p.m.

Officer Ascencio while conducting traffic enforcement on Broadway when he observed a vehicle heading east at a high rate of speed. The radar confirmed the speed which topped out at 32 mph. This is a 20 mph zone. Officer Ascencio then initiated a traffic stop. The driver stated he was relying on his GPS which told him the speed limit was 25 mph. He was informed that the speed limit was changed several months ago. The driver was issued a traffic citation for speeding. The stop was recorded on cruiser camera 82. Case closed.

Dec. 30

Noise disturbance

12:17 a.m.

Sgt. Coffman responded to the 2600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for an anonymous caller reporting loud people on the beach. Upon arrival, Sgt. Coffman located five people on the beach, one playing a guitar. They stated they were staying at the Four Winds and did not realize they were bothering anyone by being on the beach. They said they would go back to their room and not make any more noise. Case closed.

Traffic

9:43 a.m.

Officer Hodo while on patrol, was dispatched to Harbor Point Road in reference to a Waste Management truck calling in a parking problem. Officer Hodo arrived and noted that there was a lot of construction work being performed at a couple of residences. Officer Hodo was able to drive down the street and observed no parking violation. At this time, Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation.

Fire alarm

10:21 a.m.

Officer Hodo responded to 3000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a fire alarm. Officer Hodo arrived and was advised by the fire department that the call was a false alarm caused by burned food. No further investigation.

Property damage

12:12 p.m.

Officer Tillman was dispatched to 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in response to a damage to property report. Upon arrival, Officer Tillman spoke with the caller who stated that she had damage to the front door of the business between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30. The damage was to the front glass door in which is now cracked. Nothing is noticed as missing and this appears to have been an accident. A canvas of the area revealed no cameras or possible witnesses.

Rescue

2:42 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to 1200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a rescue call for a fall. Officer Hodo arrived and noted that the patient was being transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for further treatment. At this time, no further investigation.

Noise disturbance

8:04 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to Putting Green Lane for a report of a loud noise coming from the property next door. Upon arrival, Officer Smith met with the homeowner who stated he was unloading some material for a job he was doing at the residence. The owner stated he understood it was late and would leave the area. Officer Smith made a check of the homeowner through NCIC/FCIC and the return indicated no wants or warrants.

Public service

9:07 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Bay Isles Parkway for a public service call regarding an elderly female who was unable to walk home from the location. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the caller who advised that due to the foggy weather and being fatigued she needed assistance in getting home. The caller did not report any medical illness and did not require medical attention. The caller did not have her cell phone and was unable to call or obtain access to a ride service. The caller was given a courtesy ride home.

Parking violation

9:29 p.m.

Officer Bergeron while on patrol, observed a car hauler parked on the roadway in the center lane. Officer Bergeron advised the driver that he was illegally parked and was placing himself and others in harm’s way. Options were given to the driver for further deliveries. He apologized and promptly moved. It should be noted that the car was already unloaded and delivered. Verbal warning issued. Nothing further.

Dec. 31

Property damage

5:59 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to 6400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for property damage. He spoke to the driver of the vehicle with damage and the other driver which was a landscaping truck. The driver of the landscaping truck said he was not aware that a wheel barrow had fallen off his trailer. He made no further comments. The driver with damage was driving northbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive when she ran into a wheel barrow in her lane. The driver said that she observed a truck ahead of her that the wheel barrow had fallen off of. The driver stated that she could not give an estimate of the damage to her vehicle. She said that she needed a police report for her insurance. Officer Hodo stated that the damage was on the front end of the vehicle. Officer Hodo noted the vehicle was still functional to drive. Officer Hodo issued case report and case was closed.

Jan. 1

Parking violation

7:49 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to a report of vehicles blocking the complainant’s driveway. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio did not see any vehicles blocking the driveway. Officer Ascencio did speak with the complainant about the vehicles and where they were parked. There was an illegally parked vehicle near the fire hydrant, but that was already cited for that violation. Case closed.

Jan. 2

Abandoned 911 call

11:31 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to an abandoned 911 call. Officer Hodo arrived and made contact with the General Manager who stated the 911 call was dialed by mistake. Nothing further.

Parking violation

2:20 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the 5800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to illegally parked cars. Officer Hodo observed two vehicles parked near the Emerald Harbor entrance unoccupied. Officer Hodo placed written warnings on both vehicles. At this time, Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation.

Dog barking

5:43 p.m.

Officer Connors was dispatched to Tarawitt Drive for a complaint of two dogs barking contstantly for the last few hours. Upon arrival, Officer Connors observed the dogs barking and was unable to get a hold of any person’s at the residence. The neighbor advised that he would contact the owner and advised them of the complaint.

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