On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending October 13, 2017

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

Oct. 5

Noise disturbance

1:03 a.m.

Officer Martin responded to the 2500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive regarding a loud party. The caller wished to remain anonymous. When he arrived, he walked around the fourth floor specifically near one unit. Officer Martin didn’t hear anything and then an unknown tenant stepped out of their unit and stated that the noise was emanating from the outside lanai of one of the units. Officer Martin checked outside on the south side of the complex and he could hear the music and people talking. Other units arrived and we were able to get them to come to the door on the fourth floor. Officer Martin had tried before going downstairs and no one would answer the door. The tenant listed stated that they had been outside the entire time on the lanai and didn’t hear the knock at the door. Officer Martin advised him of the noise complaint and asked them to turn down the music and possibly go inside their unit. Officer Martin told him with it being so quiet outside that their voices and music echo loudly between the buildings. They stated that they would turn down the music.


Civil disturbance

9:03 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Russell Street in regard to a report of a civil issue between a complainant and a contractor. Upon Officer Bergeron’s arrival, he made contact with the complainant. The complainant advised that on July 27, she and the contractor entered into an agreement to install brick pavers around the pool area and three gate areas. The complainant advised that the contractor requested that he would need 50 percent to begin the work for materials cost. The complainant did show him a proposal with the amounts of the job and description of work to be done. The proposal was signed by the contractor but it did not appear the complainant signed the acceptance of the proposal. Officer Bergeron advised the complainant that she did not sign the proposal. The complainant issued the contractor a check for the amount of $1,950 on July 27. The complainant advised that she called the contractor to inquire about when he was to begin work. The complainant advised that she could only get his voice mail. She advised that she has not had a return call after many calls to him. This has been going on for approximately two months. Officer Bergeron attempted to call the contractor via departmental cell phone and Officer Bergeron was only able to get the contractor’s voice mail as well. Officer Bergeron did leave a message requesting the contractor to contact him before the end of business this day. Officer Bergeron advised the complainant that this was a civil matter at this time. Officer Bergeron issued the complainant the contractor fraud package. The complainant thanked Officer Bergeron and he advised her that if the contractor made contact with the officer, he would let her know the outcome of the conversation. Officer Bergeron asked the complainant that if the contractor contacted her to let the police know the outcome of that conversation. The complainant was issued a case number and Officer Bergeron advised her to contact the police with any further questions, information or concerns. Nothing further. Case open.


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