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Longboat Key Police activity week of March 4, 2022

Feb. 26

Citizen assist

7:34 p.m.

Officer Macniven responded to the 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to an unlocked door at a business. Upon his arrival, Officer Macniven met with the complainant who relayed that she works next door and noticed the UPS store was slightly ajar. She emailed the owner and he asked her to call the police. Officer Macniven checked the business and the side door was slightly opened. It appeared the lock did not catch when it closed. Officer Macniven checked inside the business and nothing looked out of place. A note was left with a case number. Officer Macniven was able to secure the side door when leaving Case clear.


Feb. 27

Noise complaint

3: 03 p.m.

Officer Martinson responded to the 7000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a noise complaint on the beach. Dispatch stated there were six individuals in a tent on the beach blasting music. The complainant stated they did not wish to speak with the police. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson walked out to the beach and an unknown man pointed down the beach to the north at a group in a tent. Officer Martinson asked the man if that is where the loud music was coming from and he told Officer Martinson no, but the group was using foul language. At this point, a woman sun tanning interjected and said the male was a “old grumpy man” and she told Officer Martinson the group had not been using foul language, playing their music too loud or have caused any problems. Officer Martinson walked down towards the group in the tent and their music was not being played too loud but some of the lyrics could be considered foul. Offier Martinson advised the group that there had been a complainant about the music they were playing and they stated they would turn it down.


Feb. 28


11:20 a.m.

Officer Connors responded to Halyard Lane and spoke with a concerned resident in regards to speeding vessels in the area. The party advised that a “slow speed, minimum wake” sign may be missing or damaged in the area of said violations. Officer Connors checked the area and located a piling with no sign present. A recent photo that Officer Connors took a photo of the sign, which shoed only normal weather wear and tear and appeared to have a piece pulled off the piling.


Noise complaint

5:15 p.m.

Officer Connors responded to De Narvaez Drive and observed construction equipment being operated after hours. Officer Connors advised that operator of the construction equipment of the Longboat Key ordinance pertaining to noise in which he advised that he lost track of time. He immediately seized work for the day without incident.


March 1

Civil citation

4:53 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Cedar Street in reference to construction noise after 5 p.m. Officer Hodo upon arrival noted that the construction noise was still going on at this location. Officer Hodo issued the violator a civil citation for construction noise after 5 p.m. No further investigation, case clear.


March 2

Noise complaint

12:27 a.m.

Officer Ferris responded to 5200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, Officer Ferris was met by the complainant who advised he lived in one of the units directly above the noisy unit. The complainant did admit the noise went down right after he called in the disturbance.

When Officer Ferris approached, he could not hear any noise. After knocking on the unit door, a gentleman answered and Officer Ferris advised him there was a complaint about loud noise coming from this unit. He said he was very sorry and the music was already off an everyone was going to bed so there would no more noise tonight. The complainant was notified about the neighbor going to bed and the rest of the night should be quiet. Nothing further.


Citizen assist

8:57 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to Harbourside Drive for a citizen assist call for a disabled vehicle blocking one of the northbound lanes at the location. Upon his arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the driver who made arrangements with a towing company to remove the vehicle, Officer Nazareno remained on scene until the vehicle was moved. Case clear.



March 3

Citizen assist

10:47 a.m.

Officer Martinson responded to the 4100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a call of an officer standby. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson was met by the complainant who was outside of the massage business. She said he wanted Officer Martinson to standby as she got property out of the business. The man was on scene and allowed her to take all the property she could at this time. The two individuals then agreed that she would come back tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. before the business opens and take the rest of her belongings. Case clear.


Citizen assist

1:52 p.m.

Officer Vazeos responded to Sands Point Road for a report of a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival, Officer Vazeos was met with the complainant who stated she received a complaint from one of the residences who stated she observed an unknown set of individuals who docked their boat on the residence dock. During the follow up, a vessel registration was run with a registered owner. Officer Vazeos then reported to the owner who stated the renters are using it only for the day. Case clear.


March 4

Found property

8:22 a.m.

Officer Montfort responded to the 2600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on a report of found property. Officer Montfort arrived at the resort and was greeted by the complainant who stated that while she walked her dog, she located a Florida Driver’s license and credit card. Officer Montfort observed the name on the card and attempted to contact the owner at the residence with negative results. Officer Montfort then checked and was able to find a phone number and left a voicemail. The property will remain secure in Officer Montfort’s custody until the end of the shift. If the owner fails to contact the officer before, Officer Montfort will log the driver’s license and credit card into evidence for safe keeping.

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