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Stone crab diver found dead near New Pass

Stone crab diver found dead near New Pass

Multiple divers and agencies searched the Gulf, Bay and Pass.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat commission refuses police desire to join State pension

Longboat commission refuses police desire to join State pension

The Town’s negotiator explained that in 2013, when the Fire Department entered the state retirement system, the town agreed to pay 10% of the cost annually and the Firefighters agreed to pay the balance through wage reductions. He said the police decided not to do this.

December 19, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat police on lookout for jewelry thief on the run

Longboat police on lookout for jewelry thief on the run

Following his confession over the phone, the suspect fled. Police are searching with warrant for Grand Theft of several jewerely items valued at more than $20,000.

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Couple arrested for LBK package thefts

Couple arrested for LBK package thefts

When the officer entered the apartment, she noticed numerous missing packages with mailing labels addressed to locations on Longboat Key.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Four arrested for Grand Theft Auto on LBK after air, K-9 and foot chase

Four arrested for Grand Theft Auto on LBK after air, K-9 and foot chase

‘This was good police work and cooperation. It sends the message that if you come here to steal, we will put you in jail.’

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

VOTE HERE: Should the Town keep its Police dispatch on Longboat Key?

VOTE HERE: Should the Town keep its Police dispatch on Longboat Key?

 

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

License Plate Recognition Camera System 2014 update

License Plate Recognition Camera System 2014 update

From January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 the License Plate Recognition (LPR) Camera System alerted on 45,218 license plates crossing under cameras at both ends of the island. This equates to an average of about 7,536 monthly or approximately 250 “hits” per 24 hour period. These alerts represent reported violations associated with the registration […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap

Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap

The woman was coughing up salt water but quickly recovered and expressed gratitude for the officers’ swift action.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

On June 24 Detective Sergeant Bourque arrested a 25 year-old Bradenton man responsible for dozens of burglaries and thefts in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Daniel Lee Upton confessed to burglaries on Longboat Key and Holmes Beach where he broke into condominium storage sheds; stealing bicycles that were sold at Manatee and Sarasota pawn shops. Once […]

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat police seek to nab Jewfish trespassers

Longboat police seek to nab Jewfish trespassers

A group of bikini clad and beer-bottle wielding trespassers are being sought by Longboat Key Police for trespassing and entering a home on Jewfish Key on May 18.

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »