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Longboat Key Police activity week of March 18, 2022

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

March 11

Barking dogs

8:47 p.m.

Officer Macniven was dispatched to Channel Lane for a report of barking dogs, which were gone upon arrival. Officer Macniven spoke with the complainant and she could not pin point the location of the barking. Case clear.

 

Palm frond in roadway

4:24 a.m.

Officer Tillman while on patrol, observed a traffic hazard in the 1600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The traffic hazard was a large palm frond in the roadway. The palm frond was removed from the roadway before a continued routine patrol. Case clear.

 

March 12

Suspicious vehicle

11:09 p.m.

Officer Macniven responded to the Longboat Pass bridge for a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was only described as a sedan. While en route to the area, Officer Macniven did not observe any vehicles traveling above the posted speed limit or traveling on the wrong side of the road. Officer Macniven checked the surrounding area and the vehicle was gone on arrival. The complainant had left the area and did not wish to meet. Case clear.

 

March 13

Reckless jet skis

Officer Connors responded to Harbourside Drive for an anonymous report of two reckless jet skis. Upon arrival, a check of the area was negative and all appeared in order. A person who witnessed the incident she would like to share. Officer Connors gave the complainant the email address of the marine unit officer assigned as well as the officer to follow up with her upon his return to work. Nothing further to report. Case clear.

 

Entangled seagull

4:58 p.m.

Officer Martinson responded to Gulfside Road for a report of an entangled seagull. Upon arrival, it was determined that the seagull was entangled with approximately 50 feet of braided fishing line. Officer Martinson was able to gain control of the seagull and with the assistance of Officer Martinson the seagull was untangled and was able to fly away without incident. Case clear.

 

March 14

Citizen assist

12:21 p.m.

Officer Montfort responded to Winding Oaks Drive for an attempted burglary that may have occurred two to three weeks ago. Officer Montfort arrived on scene and was greeted by the complainant. The complainant went on to state that they had just moved into the home on Saturday. The complainant further stated that they observed damage to the rear sliding glass door handle. Officer Montfort was shown the glass door handle and the damage appeared to be pre-existing. The complainant also stated that she just purchased the residence and they did not ever visit the home, only virtually. Officer Montfort did not observe any damage around the home, pry marks or any sign of forced entry. Case clear.

 

March 15

Citizen assist

2:20 p.m.

Officer Montfort while on patrol responded to a disabled vehicle alongside the road. Officer Montfort greeted the operator who stated that the vehicle is having issues with the fuel pump and died while traveling. Officer Montfort assisted by pushing the vehicle from the roadway and into the grassy shoulder. The operator stated he had help on the way. Case clear.

 

March 16

Rescue assist

9:40 a.m.

Officer Martinson responded to Grand Bay Boulevard on a call of a rescue assist. Upon arrival, EMS and Fire were on scene providing medical treatment and no police service was needed. Case clear.

 

March 17

Boating

1:01 p.m.

Officer Connors and Officer Martinson were dispatched to Linley Street boat ramp for an anonymous report of two dinghy’s tied off to the dock. Upon arrival, Officer Connors observed the two dinghies tied off to the dock with no signs of the town dock and had to place the dinghies in the designated area. A damaged repair to public works department was forwarded for “Mooring Prohibited” signs. Case clear.

 

Citizen dispute

1:37 p.m.

Officer Connors while on patrol was dispatched to 3700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of an incident regarding a construction vehicle and golf cart. Upon arrival, Officer Connors spoke to the owner of the construction vehicle. He advised that a neighbor in the area had been giving him problems while he was working on the residence. On this date, the neighbor got upset because he was unable to get his golf cart to the dumpster. He said that the neighbor shouldered in his side mirror to get by to the dumpsters; leaving no damage. The construction worker advised that he has permission to park in the location from the homeowner’s association. Officer Connors spoke to the neighbor who was upset about the issue and was not happy. The neighbor advised that when he walked by the construction vehicle incidental contact was made with the side mirror, not causing damage. Officer Connors further advised that the matter appears to be a parking issue which should be held within the homeowner’s association. Case clear.

 

Domestic disturbance

11:20 p.m.

Officer Nazareno was dispatched to Sands Point Road for a family disturbance call. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the caller who advised he heard a man screaming from one of the units while he was walking down the hallway. The caller was unable to tell exactly which unit the man was screaming from. Patrol units then conducted an area canvass of the second and third floors. During the canvass, Officer Macniven heard a man screaming from one of the third-floor units. Officers then made contact with the resident who advised that he was having an argument with his brother over the phone. No signs of a physical altercation were observed. Case clear.

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