The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.
Officer Connors was dispatched to Shore Road for a report of a boat in distress. Upon arrival, it was determined the boat was aground, in no need of emergency services and was awaiting commercial towing assistance. U.S. Coast Guard and Manatee Sheriff’s Office Marine responded to assist. Case clear.
Officer Montfort responded to Binnacle Point Drive in reference to a homeowner with a home check. The caller requested police to check his residence as he received a water bill for 41,000 gallons of usage. Officer Montfort arrived at the residence and conducted an exterior walk around. Officer Montfort was able to look into the garage windows where the water heater was located and all appeared secure. Officer Montfort then made contact with the caller who provided the officer with the garage code. Officer Montfort then proceeded into the residence and checked for any water leaks. All appeared secure and Officer Montfort resecured the residence by closing the garage door. The caller then stated he would call his sprinkler company and contact the town as this may have been a billing error. Case clear.
Officer Kolodzieski responded to Jewfish Key for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, Officer Kolodzieski observed a significant amount of boating traffic with over 200 boats in the area of Jewfish Key. Officer Kolodzieski remained in the general area for over 30 minutes and did not hear a specific noise violation. While in the area, Officer Kolodzieski observed patrol boats from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard as well as an FWC helicopter. With no specific noise violation observed, no police action was taken. Case closed.
Officer Montfort responded to North Shore Road for a disturbance. It was reported that subjects were yelling at each other in Spanish. Officer Tillman arrived in the area and were unable to locate any subjects. Officers spoke to several subjects on North Shore Road and the Longboat Pass Bridge who stated they did not observe anyone yelling in the area. Case clear.
Officer Montfort while on patrol in the 3800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, observed a vehicle parked in the bicycle lane. Officer Montfort made contact with the registered owner who said he had run out of gas and was disabled. The registered owner further stated he had a friend on the way with gasoline. Officer Montfort assisted the owner with getting the vehicle onto the shoulder of the roadway. Case clear.
Sgt. Puccio responded to Halyard Lane in reference to water being shot up out of the ground on the side of the residence by a caller who did not want to meet with police. The caller advised that the residents were out of town. Upon arrival, Sgt. Puccio had dispatch make contact with the caller to see if he had the residents’ information to inform them of the issue, however he did not answer. Sgt. Puccio made a check of the front of the residence and a limited check of the side as it was blocked off by a latched gate. Sgt. Puccio did not see any water shooting into the air. Nothing further.
Officer Montfort while on patrol at Gulf of Mexico Drive, observed a bag of concrete in the southbound lane. Officer Montfort activated his emergency lights and subsequently removed the bag of concrete. Officer Montfort disposed of the bag at the station. Case clear.
Sea turtle floating
Officer Butler responded to Wedge Lane and met with the caller who directed officers to the canal in hear rear yard. Floating in the canal opposite her property was an unidentified carcass. The officers went to Birdie Lane which is opposite the caller’s address. Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Marks was on the scene and examined the carcass and identified it as a sea turtle free floating in the canal. The officer contacted Mote response and notified them of the death of the protected species. The operator stated she will respond to the scene. Case clear.
Officer Zunz responded to the front desk of the Police Department for a found iPhone. The man stated he was parked outside of a customer’s home on Old Compass Road and when he returned to his work truck he found an iPhone that did not belong to him in his center console. In the phone case there was a card also, the phone and card were put into evidence as found property. Case clear.