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Arrest made in Zota double murder case

Arrest made in Zota double murder case

Darryl Hanna Jr. of East Bradenton was arrested for the robbery and double homicide that occurred at the Zota Beach Resort on Friday, August 4.

August 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort

UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Police are hunting for suspects who have fled the scene after shooting and killing two male employees at Longboat Key’s Zota Beach Resort at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Longboat Police Chief Pete Cumming reports that police were initially called to respond to an apparent robbery that occurred at about 2:40 a.m. [...]

August 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending July 28, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending July 28, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 21 Suspicious person 2:10 a.m. Sgt. Coffman and Officer Smith responded to a hotel for a report of suspicious persons. Upon arrival, Sgt. Coffman made contact with the complainant who is [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Trio charged with Grand Theft of boat

Trio charged with Grand Theft of boat

A trio has been charged with grand theft with police saying they stole a deck boat and sold parts out of their Cortez Village home. It started early last week when a 2015 Sportsman 247 deck boat was reported to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office as missing. With the aid of video surveillance from businesses [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending July 21, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending July 21, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 14 Suspicious vehicle 9:21 p.m. Officer Ascencio responded to a suspicious vehicle that was backed into the kayak launch area. Upon arrival, Officer Ascencio found the vehicle, a Chevy pickup truck [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending July 14, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending July 14, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 7 Suspicious person 12:22 a.m. Sgt. Smith was dispatched to 6400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a suspicious person in a vehicle. When Sgt. Smith arrived, he observed a [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending July 7, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending July 7, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 2 Identity theft 10:50 p.m. Officer Hodo was contacted by dispatch that a caller wanted to talk to a Longboat Key Police Officer via phone. Officer Hodo was passing the address [...]

August 2, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending June 30, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending June 30, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 3 Dog swimming in the surf 3:16 p.m. Officer Smith responded to 2800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a dog on the beach. Upon arrival, officers observed [...]

August 1, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending June 23, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending June 23, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 3 Fishing boat with no lights 9:28 p.m. Officer Bidwell along with Sgt. Bergeron was dispatched to Sands Point Road in reference to a disturbance between a fisherman fishing too close [...]

August 1, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending June 16, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending June 16, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 2 Harassing phone call 3:56 p.m. Sgt. Smith was dispatched to Longboat Club Road for report of a harassing phone call. The complainant stated that an unknown female called her telephone [...]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »