On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending August 28, 2020

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

Aug. 14

Suspicious person

1:18 a.m.

Officer Hodo arrived and made contact with the subject first that was parked outside in the driveway. Officers noted that the suspicious person was wearing medical scrubs. The subject stated that he was sent to the residence for an overnight job for home health care. The subject stated that he attempted to ring the doorbell so that he could go in and start his shift. The subject stated that he attempted to call the client and received voice mail only. The subject stated that he called his agency to have them to assist with negative result in contacting the client. The subject made no further comments. Officers made contact with the complainant who stated that she kept hearing someone ringing her doorbell. The complainant stated that she called the police because she was not expecting anyone at her residence. The complainant stated that after she saw the health care worker she realized that he did not get the message of the cancelation for this evening. The complainant stated that she had called the agency this evening for cancelation and it appears that the worker did not received the message. The complainant stated that she uses the home health services for her husband and there was a mix up on scheduling tonight. The complainant made no further comments. Officer Hodo noted no other signs of any unusual activity. At this time officers conducted no further investigation. Case Status: Case Cleared.


Stolen kayak

11:40 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to a report of a stolen kayak. Upon Officer Bergeron’s arrival, he met with the victim in regard to the fact that he left his 11.6 foot LL Bean (Blue and Green) kayak on the beach area across the street from a condominium. The victim advised that he discovered it missing on this date prior to contacting this agency at 11:40 hours. The victim advised that the kayak is approximately three years old and valued at $700. He advised that he did look for the kayak (surrounding area), but did not locate it. Officer Bergeron asked him if it may have been swept out with the tide. He advised that he did not believe so. Officer Bergeron checked the area where the victim advise he left the kayak and found no physical evidence, the victim was given Marcy’s Law paperwork and a case number.


Water main leak

5:48 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to the area of Longboat Court in regards to a report of a possible water main leak. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron observed at Longboat Court a pool being constructed on the property. The site had two sump pump pipes on the property which were pumping water from the dug out area where the pool is being built. Officer Bergeron made contact with the homeowner who advised that earlier code enforcement checked the site and found it to be okay, other than he needed to move the piping a bit further from the roadway. A passerby flagged Officer Bergeron down in regards to the water on the road and he advised him to direct his concerns with Planning and Zoning/code enforcement.


Suspicious person

10: 22 p.m.

Officer Martinson was dispatched to De Narvaez Drive on a call of a Suspicious Person. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson checked around the entire house and all the doors were locked and the widows secure. There were also no signs of attempted forced entry into the residence. Officer Martinson then spoke with the caller and witness at Juan Anasco Drive. The witness stated he went outside into the back yard and called for their dog to come inside for the night. He stated when he called for the dog he observed a male figure across the canal in their neighbor’s back yard turn around and look at him. The witness stated the suspicious person had been looking into the house through the large window just to the east of the back deck. The witness stated the suspicious person then quickly jogged around the house to the front yard and got into a vehicle which had been parked with its headlight on along the westside of the residence. The witness stated the vehicle then pulled away and fled the area towards Gulf of Mexico Drive. The witness could only describe the suspect as being a unknown race male, 5’10 to 6 feet tall, and wearing unknown clothing. The witness stated he believed the suspect left in an older vehicle because it had the older style amber colored headlights and had a loud muffler as it accelerated away down the street. Officer Martinson advised the caller and witness to call back if they notice any more suspicious activity in the area. Officer Martinson did not observe any video cameras around the residence as was checking the doors and windows. The address as been entered into the master patrol request log.


Aug. 15

Suspicious person

12:40 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Gulfside Road for a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the caller who stated that an unidentified white male in his 70’s driving a white Cadillac four-door sedan was parked across the street for a few minutes and was walking around at the neighbor’s property at approximately 12:15 p.m. Officer Nazareno advised the caller that he observed the same subject while he was conducting a patrol check at the beach access at Gulfside Road. Officer Nazareno initially did not make contact with the subject who was legally parked at a public street and was not doing anything illegal. Officer Nazareno then responded to the local address where the vehicle was registered. Officer Nazareno spoke with the registered owner who advised that her husband who works for the Census Bureau is currently driving her vehicle. Sgt. Smith made contact with the subject and verified that the male subject was conducting Official Business for the Census Bureau. The caller was advised of the results of my investigation.


Aug. 16

Suspicious person

3:01 p.m.

Officer Smith was dispatched to Sands Point Road for a report of a suspicious person in the area between building 1 and 2. Officer Smith arrived and met with the complainant and Longboat Key Security Manager. The security manager indicated that the female subject appears lost. Officer Smith made contact with the woman and she appeared to be having a mental episode. She spoke of conspiracy of different operative trying to find her, and that she was on Longboat Key to meet an operative at Lighthouse Point. Officer Smith was able to make contact with a family friend of the woman that she had been staying with. The family friend stated she has known the woman since she was a child, and she would be on her way to pick her up. The friend stated that the woman has been making statements in reference to different conspiracies, and other statements that are not based on reality. The friend also stated that the woman has a doctor’s appointment coming up to have her medications checked. The friend arrived and transported the woman to her residence in Bradenton Beach. While talking with the woman, she did not make any statements indicating she wanted to hurt herself or others, she did not meet the criteria for a BA52.

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