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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 5, 2020

 

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

June 2

Abandoned 911 call

3:16 p.m.

Officer Horan and Officer Nazareno responded to a report of a 911 hang up with static on the line. Upon arrival, officers made contact with on sight management and responded to the unit. Once at the unit, officers found the door ajar. The officers cleared the unit and the manager advised that everything was in order. It appeared that the last person in the unit did not close the door tightly enough. Case closed, phone malfunction.

 

June 3

Stolen kayak

1:27 p.m.

Officer Puccio responded to 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a stolen kayak from the location. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio was met by the complainant who thought her kayak had been stolen but then was informed by her neighbor that he had borrowed it and it in fact was back in its original location. The complainant apologized for the confusion and informed her neighbor to let her know in the future. She required nothing more from the Longboat Key Police Department. Nothing further.

 

Protestors

4:04 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the roadway area in the 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to protesters in the roadway. Officer Hodo arrived and noted that the protesters were gone when he arrived. Officer Hodo noted it was raining in the area. No further investigation.

 

Alarm

4:14 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Ranger Lane in reference to a residential alarm. Officer Hodo arrived and noted the realtor had mistakenly set the alarm off, while on scene. No further investigation.

 

Citizen assist

5:34 p.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to Lois Avenue in reference to multiple vehicles parked on the grass at the incident location by a complainant that did not wish to meet with officers. Upon arrival, all vehicles had departed or were about to depart and Officer Puccio was informed by the last two vehicles owners that they owned the house and lived at the location. Officer Puccio did speak with the complainant who related he wasn’t sure and just wanted officers to check and make sure that they had not caused any damage which they had not. Officer Puccio informed him that all the vehicles were the guest of the private property owner.

 

Business check

11:24 p.m.

Officer Martinson was conducting a business check at the Center Shops. Officer Martinson found an unlocked rear door to one of the businesses and checked the inside and everything appeared to be normal with no one found to be inside. There were no signs of forced entry. Officer Martinson was able to lock the door from the inside and pull it closed behind him and he exited the business. Case cleared.

 

June 4

Parking violation

12:41 a.m.

Officer Martinson while on patrol on Broadway when he observed a grey Lexus illegally parked after 11 p.m. Officer Martinson wrote the vehicle a parking violation citation. Case closed.

 

Fraud

10:14 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the police station in reference to a walk in complaint for a scam. The complainant stated that she received some emails that she had won $750,000 in a sweepstakes. The complainant was asked to get $900 cash and wire it to a location for insurance purposes to get the release of the sweepstakes money. The complainant stated that she did not comply because she knew it was a scam. The complainant stated that she just wanted to make a police report ont eh incident. Case closed.

 

Property damage

11:46 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Emerald Harbor Drive in reference to property damage that occurred two weeks prior. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the complainant. The complainant stated that she discovered her chlorinator filter had been knocked over by some unknown means. The complainant stated that she thinks her lawn guys possibly knocked it over by mistake. The complainant stated that she just wanted to make a report only with the police. At this time, there is no further investigation.

 

Dispute

2:11 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Longboat Drive in reference to a citizen dispute. Officer Hodo was informed by the complainant that he just wanted to make a report that he asked his neighbor to slow down in the Bayou area.

 

Suspicious incident

3:55 p.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to the area of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Bayport Way in regard to 15 protestors that were near the edge of the roadway causing a potential safety issue by a caller who did not wish to meet with police. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio made contact with the peaceful protestors and advised them to please be safe and try to stay on the sidewalk or in the grass area but not in the roadway due to the rain and hazardous conditions at the time of the call. The protestors all were very polite and said that they would be careful and not cause a road hazard and continued their peaceful event without incident. Nothing further, case cleared.

 

Suspicious incident

5:18 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a suspicious incident. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the complainant. The complainant stated that he knocked on the business door to have his bike fixed and the door signs stated to call a phone number. The complainant stated that he thought that the owner was inside. The complainant stated that he called the police to make a report. Officer Hodo was familiar with the bike business and did not see the owner’s truck out front. Officer Hodo was also told by the owners of the pet business that the owners closed the business on this day due to the rainy weather. No further investigation.

 

Suspicious person

8:43 p.m.

Officer Ascencio responded to the 700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio was flagged down by the complainant who stated that the subject was walking south on Longboat Club Road. He also stated that the subject was wearing a white t-shirt. Officer Ascencio found the subject in front of the Longboat Key Towers. He stated that he was trying to get to the beach to take photographs of the sun setting. He stated the complainant blocked his path and would not allow him to the beach. The subject stated he was from Chicago and did not understand why he wasn’t allowed access to the beach. Officer Ascencio explained that he was using private property to access the beach and that he needed to use the public beach accesses. The complainant stated he told the subject he could not use the property to access the beach and the subject got an attitude. He stated the subject told him to call the police, so he did. Case closed.

 

Door unlocked

11:36 p.m.

Officer Martinson was conducting a business check while on patrol and found the rear door of a realty office unlocked. Officer Martinson checked inside the business and everything appeared to be normal with no one found to be inside. There were no signs of forced entry into the business. Officer Martinson was able to lock the door from the inside and exit through another side door which locked behind the officer. Officer Martinson left a business card with the case number.

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