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Longboat housekeeper steals Prada wallet, pawns 90 items

Longboat housekeeper steals Prada wallet, pawns 90 items

“In the interview she tied herself verbally into knots and said she didn’t do anything. After we showed pictures of her taken from video of her pawning items, she ended up confessing.”

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stolen vehicle causes car crash

Stolen vehicle causes car crash

Rowland had carjacked a 1998 silver Corvette from Coquina Beach and sped off southbound. Next, he collided with a RAV4 on Longboat Pass.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Cocaine, trespass lead to Longboat arrests

Cocaine, trespass lead to Longboat arrests

Lopez immediately dropped the plastic bag containing the white substance.

September 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony plagued by vandalism, break-ins; $100K in sculptures stolen from Klauber

Colony plagued by vandalism, break-ins; $100K in sculptures stolen from Klauber

Further investigation reveals that more than 30 Colony units have been entered illegally in recent weeks and several have been severely vandalized.

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A one-issue election

A one-issue election

What the commissioners want to do to my neighborhood upsets me, and it is personal. I don’t appreciate the commissioners deciding what is best for me, any more than I appreciate having the federal government telling me what to do, where I can go and which Wall Street gambling losses I must pay for.

March 12, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

On Patrol – October 2011

On Patrol – October 2011

Updated Nov. 11, 2011. While conducting a business check of Town Plaza I observed a white 2000 Chevrolet van with Florida tags parked in a loading zone on the east side of the property. The vehicle had been in the same location earlier in the shift.

October 7, 2011 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Residents rate Sarasota County

Residents rate Sarasota County

An increasing percentage of Sarasota County residents say the quality of life in the county and in their neighborhoods is excellent, according to results from the 2011 Sarasota County Citizen Survey. In a press release about the survey, a majority of residents believe that county spending priorities are appropriate, and citizens say they are less […]

September 17, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

LBK burglar caught on East Coast

LBK burglar caught on East Coast

Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aug. 7 Richard Iannuzzi, white male, D.O.B. Aug. 14, 1969, for outstanding warrants out of Sarasota County for dealing in stolen property

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

SMILE — you’re on traffic camera!

SMILE — you’re on traffic camera!

After eight years of toil and trouble, Tallahassee last year enacted a law authorizing local governments to install cameras at traffic lights and other strategic locations. Promoted as a safety effort, as well as a revenue raiser, more than 50 municipalities have taken advantage of the legislation and placed cameras in various spots to monitor traffic

February 17, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Village pillage raises fear

Village pillage raises fear

The Village on Longboat Key has been plagued by home burglaries with six in the last six months and four in the last 30 days. Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle believes someone who either lives on the key or is very familiar with the comings and goings of the residents is committing the crimes.

October 1, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »