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Longboat Key Police activity week of October 8, 2021

Oct. 1
Noise complaint
7:56 a.m.

Officer Ferris while on patrol was dispatched to Broadway for a noise complaint. The complainant did not want to meet. Upon arrival, Officer Ferris made contact with the mack truck driver and advised him not to start working until 8 a.m. The company understood and would plan future grease pickups after 8 a.m. in the future. Nothing further to report.


Citizen assist
9:21 a.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to the 2500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a citizen assist. Officer Hodo noted that there was something anchored out in the water. Officer Hodo arrived and contacted the complainant. The complainant stated that she had been receiving complaints about a floatation device anchored in the water. Officer Hodo was advised by the pool staff that they would have the owner removed the device. Nothing further, case clear.


Citizen dispute
9:26 a.m.

Officer Ferris responded to Russell Street for a civil disturbance. Upon arrival, Officer Ferris was met by the complainant who stated that a construction truck had just unloaded garbage in a construction site dumpster. The dumpster is located across the street from the complainant and the complainant does not like the smell of the dumpster going into her yard. The complainant asked if Officer Ferris could make them move the dumpster. The truck that did the dumping was gone upon arrival. The construction site had many people on the property working, but none could speak English to communicate who had recently used the dumpster on site. Officer Ferris advised the complainant there were no signs of any crimes being committed at this time. He told her to contact code enforcement with the issue of the dumpster location. Case clear.


Found keys
5:03 p.m.

Officer Zunz retrieved a found Lexus key that was left anonymously in the Police Department mailbox outside the building. Earlier in the week, someone visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio had stopped into the police department to say he was visiting and believed he had lost his Lexus car key on the island and left the police his phone number in case the key was found. Officer Zunz called him and the owner correctly described and identified the keychain over the phone. Later this date, the owner came in to the police department signed the property receipt form and went on his way with his Lexus key. Nothing further.


Oct. 3
Boating citation
11:40 a.m.

Officer Connors while on marine patrol in the area of Jewfish Key, observed a boat operating on plane, with an excessive wake in a posted “Slow Speed, Minimum Wake” zone. Officer Connors conducted a vessel stop and advised the owner of the violation. During the stop, Officer Connors conducted a safety check of the boat in which the operator was unable to produce the required Type IV throwable device and visual distress signal (flares). Officer Connors issued the operator a warning for the wake zone violation and flares. Case clear.


Citizen assist
1:00 p.m.

Officer Ferris was dispatched to Gulfside Road for a citizen’s assist. Upon arrival, Officer Ferris was met by the complainant who is upset because a neighbor has extended their seawall to the Gulf of Mexico water. The complainant stated he can no longer walk up the beach because this property has signs stating “Private Property” and “Guard Dog that Bites” going along the seawall. When Officer Ferris walked out to the new seawall, he could see the addition to the seawall and the signage. After confirming with two fellow officers, Officer Ferris contacted the complainant via phone and advised that Code Enforcement knows of the recent construction at that location and everything is up to code for Longboat Key. The complainant was thankful for the fast response about the issue. Nothing further to report.


Noise on water
3:55 p.m.

Officer Connors while on marine patrol was dispatched to the area of Jewfish Key for an anonymous report of loud music coming from a boat. Upon arrival to the Lands End area, Officer Connors could not hear any music emanating from the area. As Officer Connors approached the numerous boats on the sandbar near Jewfish Key, and he observed music playing from boats, nothing out of the ordinary. Officer Connors spoke to a few parties from a distance and advised them to keep an eye on the volume of their music due to complaints. All parties agreed and no further services were needed. Case clear.


Oct. 4
Noise complaint
7:51 a.m.

Officer Nagell responded to Gulfside Road for a noise complaint regarding construction work prior to 8 a.m. Upon his arrival, Officer Nagell located workers on the second floor of the home demoing the inside. Officer Nagell spoke to them, however there was a slight language barrier. Officer Nagell explained that no work can begin prior to 8 a.m. The workers advised that they understood and would take a break for the time being. As Officer Nagell arrived after 8 a.m., there was no violation observed and the complainant did not wish to meet. Case clear.


Citizen assist
9:22 a.m.

Officer Martinson while on patrol was dispatched to Putting Green Lane for an illegal parking. The complainant advised there were construction vehicles parked in front of her driveway. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson observed that the residence had a u-shaped driveway and that the front end of a dump truck was partially blocking one end of her driveway. Officer Martinson then spoke with the complainant who stated she did not like how the construction workers were parking on the street across from her driveway because she is older and it is hard for her to back out. Officer Martinson explained to her that the vehicles were legally parked on the street and that he could not force the workers to move them but that he would speak to the dump truck driver. When Officer Martinson spoke with the driver he said he just finished dumping a load of dirt and was about to leave. A couple of minutes later, Officer Martinson observed the dump truck drive away. Case clear.


Oct. 6
Cutting trees
8:33 a.m.

Officer Hodo responded to Cedar Street in reference to a citizen dispute. Officers arrived and contacted both parties involved. The complainant stated that the neighbor was cutting down a tree on his own property. The complainant stated that he got mad and said something to the neighbor about the tree. The complainant stated that the neighbor yelled some profane words at him, so he called police to make a report. The complainant made no further comments. The neighbor stated the same as the complainant. The neighbor said that he was minding his own business when he was confronted by the complainant about cutting down a tree on his property. The neighbor made no further comments. Officers noted no crime had occurred, nothing further. Case clear.



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