On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending December 4, 2020

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

Nov. 29


Officer Puccio was dispatched to a condominium in reference to a battery at the location. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio and Officer Tillman made contact with the vitim who related that she had met the offender the previous night in downtown Sarasota when they departed together and proceeded to his residence. The victim related that while at the residence they were drinking and then had fallen asleep. The victim stated that it was approximately 4 a.m. when she attempted to awaken him to have him give her a ride home. The victim related that she was having a hard time trying to keep him awake, as he refused to accommodate her request and became very agitated and began using profanity against her. The victim related that she continued on requesting a ride home, at which time, he grabbed her by the arm when she stated she was going to leave and obtain an Uber. The victim related that at that point, she called 911 and requested the assistance of the police. At that time, Sgt. Cooper made contact with and obtained his information. The man related that he had been drinking and wasn’t able to drive the victim home at the time she requested he do so. The man denied grabbing the victim by the arm and advised that he was still drunk and was in no shape to drive. A check of the victim’s arms was conducted by Sgt. Cooper which revealed no marks and she did not require any medical attention. The victim elected to sign a waiver of prosecution against the man. She was provided an in depth explanation in reference to how she could seek to file an affidavit for simple battery on the man if she so chooses at a later date which she said she understood. The victim was provided a Marsy’s Law Information Confidentiality Brochure which she invoked by signature. The victim summoned an Uber driver which arrived on scene at approximately 6:45 a.m. and picked her up to transport her home. Nothing further.


Suspicious person

8:49 a.m.

Officer Puccio was dispatched to a suspicious person call at 1600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive by a caller who did not wish to meet with police but related a sedan was parked on the property of the Colony Beach Resort and the occupant was fishing on the pier. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio observed the vehicle parked in the middle of the vacant lot and could see individuals fishing on the pier. Officer Puccio proceeded out to the pier and made contact with a man who advised he was from Oregon and thought it was okay to fish there as he did not see any private property or No Trespassing Signs posted anywhere. Officer Puccio informed him that he was correct about there being no signage but that he could not be parked on the property without permission from the owners. Officer Puccio did inform that the fishing area was public and would have to be accessed from a public beach access. The man advised he would leave and apologized for not knowing. He departed to Ken Thompson Park along with his friend, without incident. Nothing further.


Citizen assist

9:01 a.m.

Officer Puccio responded to a resort in reference to an inordinate number of abandoned 911 calls. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio proceeded to the first floor where the Resort Reception Office is located, however, they were closed and he was unable to contact anyone about the issue. A check will be made at a later date when the office is open by Officer Puccio or another member of the Police Department. Nothing further.


Racoon under boat

1:30 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Binnacle Point Drive in reference to a racoon family living inside  a boat. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the complainant who stated that he has a racoon with babies living under a tarp on his boat. Officer Hodo had dispatch contact Manatee Sheriff’s Office Animal Control who called the complainant. At this time, Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation.


Parking citation

5:31 p.m.

Officer Hodo while on patrol, observed an illegally parked vehicle in the 600 block of Broadway. Officer Hodo issued a parking citation to a gray Toyota. No further investigation. Case cleared.


Suspicious incident

5:46 p.m.

Officer Puccio was approached by a complainant in regards to a suspicious incident that had just occurred at 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive at the church. The complainant related that while she was walking through the church parking lot, an unknown dark skinned male in his 50’s possibly bald, driving a black type mini van rolled down his window and took several pictures of the complainant as he departed northbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The complainant was able to take a photo of the rear of the vehicle which provided the tag, but as Officer Puccio observed, the state was completely unreadable. A check for the vehicle was made, however, met with negative results. Officer Puccio informed the complainant to call the Police Department if the vehicle returns or if a similar incident occurs again. Nothing further. Case clear.


Nov. 30

Animal barking

7:08 a.m.

Officer Nagell responded to an animal complaint involving a dog which barked at a passer-by. The caller did not wish to meet and provided dispatch with only “dog barked at them when they walked by.” Officer Nagell made contact with the dog’s owner who advised that he does not recall the dog barking, however, there is a neighbor who does not like the dog and believes the dog should not be at the home. The owner advised that all steps were taken with the association to approve the dog. He also apologized for the police having been called.


Fire assist

8:08 a.m.

Officer Martinson was dispatched to Putter Lane on a call of an electrical hazard. Upon arrival, Fire was already on scene, and had spoken to the caller along with other residents in the neighborhood. Officer Martinson was informed that most of the block was without power but there was no down or arching power line. Florida Power and Light was notified and was approximately 30 minutes away.


Citizen assist

9:12 a.m.

Officer Nagell responded to a condominium for a stand by request from a complainant. Officer Nagell met with the complainant who advised that he wished to execute a court order to clean the listed owner’s unit. The complainant continued that the owner is a ‘hoarder’ and the unit is piled with trash, papers, rotting food, etc. The HOA obtained a court order to allow a third part vender access to the unit for the purpose of cleaning the mess. Officer Nagell went with the complainant and met the owner who at the time was cooperative and allowed the vendor access into the apartment. She advised that she was aware of the court order and would assist in the cleaning without hindering their efforts. Officer Nagell advised the complainant that if anything became an issue to call the police and they would respond. Officer Nagell submitted a copy of the order to this report for information only. Case closed.


Suspicious person

10:06 a.m.

Officer Martinson was dispatched to the beach access at 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on a call of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson made contact with the man while he was sitting in a beach chair in the grassy area near the entrance to the beach access parking lot. The man stated he was homeless and he was sitting in the chair at the beach entrance parking lot to protest because this is where all the money is. The man told Officer Martinson his first name but refused to give him any more information. The man stated that Officer Martinson should be able to get all of his information from the Bradenton Beach Police Department because he had been trespassed by them in the past. The man was not in violation of any ordinance or committing any crime. He was advised to be careful around all of the vehicle traffic along Gulf of Mexico Drive. Case clear.

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