On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending September 18, 2020

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

Sept. 7

Citizen dispute

11:02 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to the LBK Police Department in regards to a citizen dispute at Yardarm. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron met with the complainant. The complainant advised that the individual named in the previous report is now coming outside and yelling profanities at him and his wife when they are getting things ready on the boat. The complainant wanted advice on what to do. Officer Bergeron advised him to ignore the individual and contact the Police Department to get further information on why this individual feels the need to yell at him for no reason. The complainant thanked Officer Bergeron for the advice. Case clear.


Noise complaint

11:30 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to the area of Magnolia Road and Poinsettia in regards to a noise complainant Lawn maintenance working. Upon Officer Bergeron’s arrival, he made contact with the lawn crew and advised them that the Town of Longboat Key ordinance prohibits construction noise on any federal holiday. The crew quickly loaded their equipment and left. The complainant did not want contact. Case clear.


Escaped dog

7:24 p.m.

Officer Nagell, while conducting a building check in the 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, was flagged down by a man who let the officer know that his small white dog had gotten out of yard. Officer Nagell cleared and checked the area however was unable to locate the dog. Officer Nagell advised the man that if located, officers would return the dog to him. Case closed.


Suspicious vehicle

10:13 p.m.

Officer Martinson responded to Golf Links Lane on a call of a Suspicious Vehicle. Remarks in the call stated the caller was not on site but could see an unknown grey GMC pickup truck parked in her driveway on the security camera. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson located an unoccupied grey GMC Sierra backed up and parked in the complainant’s driveway. Officer Martinson searched around the complainant’s house and all the doors and windows were secure. Officer Martinson then called the complainant and asked her if any of her neighbors were from Georgia and she stated the neighbors were from there. Officer Martinson then spoke to the resident at Golf Links Lane and she stated the vehicle parked in the complainant’s drive was hers. Officer Martinson advised the owner that her neighbor had called 911 and that she wanted the vehicle moved out of her driveway. The owner apologized and moved the vehicle.

Officer Martinson called back the complainant and she was given the case number over the phone.


Sept. 8

Citizen assist

12:00 a.m.

Officer Underhill responded to police department to meet with the complainant who wanted to turn in three firearms for safekeeping. The firearms belong to the complainant’s employer. The complainant watches the owner’s property at Bayou Road through her company. She advised that she was contacted by the homeowner and asked if she could bring the firearms to the police department for safekeeping purposes due to his residence undergoing massive interior remodeling secondary to mold and he does not want the firearms to remain in the house while that is taking place. The firearms are listed in the property section of this report and will be placed in the vault for safekeeping until they are picked up by the owner.


Sept. 9

Animal complaint

11:47 a.m.

Officer Ascencio met the complainant who stated she wanted to file a report based on a story that her dog sitter told her. She stated over the weekend, her dog sitter was walking two of the three dogs that she owns. She stated the dog sitter told her about a neighbor’s Doberman had charged her and the dogs. The Doberman chased the dog sitter and the dogs up the stairs and into the complainant’s house. The owner of the Doberman, then the Doberman’s owner came and retrieved the dog. The complainant sent Officer Ascencio a photo of the dog on her porch. Officer Ascencio explained to the complainant that this was not a crime but that he would make a record of the incident. The complainant stated the dog sitter would come to the station to give a statement of what occurred. As of the time of this report, this has not happened. Case closed.


Suspicious incident

1:22 p.m.

Officer Connors was dispatched to Broadway at a restaurant, for a report of four patrons who failed to pay their tab. Upon arrival, Officer Connors spoke to the waitress who advised that she had waited on two adults and two teenagers on the outdoor patio who arrived by boat. The waitress stated that she recognized the patrons as frequent guests of the restaurant. The waitress advised that she had left the $137.51 bill inside the check presenter on the table and when she collected the check presenter, there was no payment and the patrons had left. The waitress and numerous other patrons described the boat as being black with a white stripe. The waitress added that there is no video of the outdoor seating nor the boat dock. She described the man as wearing a white long sleeve t-shirt and the lady wearing a bright pink tank top. Officer Connors had checked the area for the boat with negative results and forwarded the information to MSO Marine Unit. Approximately 1/2 hour later, Officer Connors received a call from the restaurant stating that the issue was resolved and no further police assistance was needed. Case clear.


Sept. 10

Citizen assist

2:05 a.m.

Officer Hodo responded to 5400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive to meet with a complainant who stated that she had to fly overseas to visit family for 3 weeks and when she returned home her fiancé had changed the door locks. The complainant stated that she attempted numerous times to call her fiancé with no answer. The complainant stated that she was calling a locksmith to fix the lock. The complainant stated that she came to the police station for help. Officer Hodo attempted to call the fiancé with no answer. Officers went over to the address Evergreen Way, in attempt to make contact with the fiancé with no one home. Officer Hodo checked the complainant’s Florida Driver License that had the above address listed. Officer Hodo was advised by some neighbors that the fiancé went to some other location for the night. At this time Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation. Case Status: Case Cleared.


Traffic citation

11:04 a.m.

Officer Ascencio received an alert from the south bound L3 camera located at Bay Isles Parkway about a vehicle where the owner had a suspended Florida DL. Officer Ascencio confirmed this through NCIC/FCIC and DAVID. Officer Ascencio then found the vehicle in the 2000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive and conducted a traffic stop. The driver stated he did not have any prior knowledge that his Driver’s License was suspended. Officer Ascencio informed him that it was suspended on Feb. 24 for a FR Case. The driver was issued a UTC for driving on suspended without knowledge. His Florida Driver’s License was confiscated and placed into the temporary evidence locker.


Sept. 11

Citizen assist

5:34 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Evergreen Way, in reference to citizen stand-by to pick up a dog. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant. The complainant stated that he needed the police to stand by so that he could pick up his dog from his ex-girlfriend. Officers noted that the dog was not there and had been placed in a dog kennel by the ex-girlfriend. Officers cleared the scene without further incident. Case Status: Case Cleared.

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