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Longboat Key Police activity week of November 19, 2021

Nov. 12

Noise complaint

9:00 a.m.

Officer Ferris responded to Hughes Street in regard to a noise disturbance. The complainant didn’t want to meet, but noted to dispatch there was a “no work order” at the location and believes there should not be any construction work going on at this time. Officer Ferris made contact with the new home owner who notified Officer Ferris his contractor has all the necessary permits to conduct the renovation project on his property. The homeowner stated he has talked to Longboat Key Code Enforcement about the paperwork issue and should be resolved today. Officer Ferris called the complainant via cell phone and advised her the new homeowner was in contact with Code Enforcement at this time. No construction work was going on when Officer Ferris was on scene. Nothing further to report. Case clear.


Citizen dispute

9:52 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the 1900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a dispute at the guard shack. Officers arrived and noted that the issue had been resolved by the homeowner who forgot to call the guard house to let them know of a visitor coming. Officers conducted no further investigation. Case clear.


Nov. 13

Citizen assist

5:06 p.m.

Officer Ferris was dispatched to a disabled vehicle at the location. Upon arrival, the driver could not get the vehicle to start. The vehicle would also not go into neutral, so it was unable to be pushed off the roadway. The driver stated the vehicle was just returned to him from the repair shop for having electrical problems and appears it is still having electrical issues. At the driver’s request, the vehicle was towed by a towing company. Officer Ferris stayed on scene with overhead lights activated for traffic safety. Nothing further to report. Case clear.


Nov. 15

Traffic hazard

8:22 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to the 1200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to a report of debris in the roadway. Upon Officer Bergeron’s arrival, he observed a small piece of plastic in the turning lane. Officer Bergeron removed the plastic from the roadway and placed it in his patrol vehicle for disposal. Case clear.


Nov. 16

Traffic hazard

5:51 p.m.

Officer Nagell responded to the 1000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on a report of a gate arm laying in the traveled portion of the road. Officers moved the gate from the roadway. Officers notified the guard gate at the main entrance of the broken gate arm.


Animal complaint

8:12 p.m.

Officer Bergeron and Sgt. Puccio responded to the 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to a snake inside the caller’s closet. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron made contact and observed an orange and black snake approximately three feet long inside the hall foyer. Officer Bergeron was able to coax the snake out the front door unharmed to the outside where it disappeared into a bush. Case clear.


Nov. 17

Citizen dispute

8:56 a.m.

Officer Ferris was dispatched to Twin Shores Boulevard in reference to a civil disturbance. Upon arrival, Officer Ferris was met by the complainant who explained there is a new tenant that did not go through the correct process to be granted “approval” to move into the unit above. The complainant said that she represents the owner of the unit and Twin Shores has a committee that has to okay the new tenant before moving in. The new tenant explained he has his own realtor who he had paid the rent/deposit and was given the keys to the unit. The complainant stated the other realtor does not know what they’re doing and there are a series of steps that have to be completed before the new tenant is given access to the property being rented. Since the new tenant had not unpacked his belongings he stated he was going back to Massachusetts. He left the keys to the property without incident and the complainant was given the keys to secure the property. Officer Ferris explained to both parties it’s going to be a civil issue process to resolve the rental miscommunication between realtors. Nothing further to report, case clear.


Citizen assist

1:39 p.m.

Officer Ferris responded to the 6600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a report of a dog loose. After a short time canvasing the area and yelling for “Abby,” the dog returned home to the house and her owner. The owner was thankful to have the dog bag safe. Nothing further to report. Case cleared.


Agency assistance

4:18 p.m.

Officer Connors while on marine patrol in the area of Sarasota Bay, responded to a Coast Guard report of an abandoned 911 call in the vicinity of Sarasota Bay. Officer Connors advised the Coast Guard via marine VHF, that he was in the area and would conduct a search. After a brief search, the Coast Guard advised that no further assistance was needed. Case clear.


Noise complaint from land

5:12 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a noise complaint. Officer arrived and had the work crew shut down the working per town ordinance. No further investigation


Nov. 18

Citizen assist

3:56 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to the 2500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a stolen car. Officer Hodo arrived and made contact with the person who drive the car and she thought it was stolen because it was being used by a party member in a group that was staying at the resort. The mentioned stated that there is no stolen car and wanted to cancel the call. Officer Hodo conducted no further investigation. Case clear



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