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Longboat Key Police activity week of February 18, 2022

Feb. 11

Suspicious vehicle

5:35 a.m.

Officer Ferris responded to 4300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a suspicious vehicle. The complainant stated a blue colored sedan was delivering newspapers in the neighborhood, but seemed suspicious. Dispatch could not advise what was suspicious from the call taker on call back. A canvas of the area was conducted and no vehicle matching the description could be located at this time. Nothing further to report. Case clear.

Citizen assist

7:09 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to the 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a citizen assist call. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the caller who needed assistance in locating the timer/light switch for the tennis courts. Officer Nazareno was able to locate the timer and assisted the caller in activating the lights.

Noise Complaint

11:15 p.m.

Officer Macniven responded to the 5500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The officers upon arrival, could hear music coming from the rear of the home. Officers walked to the back of the home and spoke with the owner. Officer Macniven explained someone called about the music. The owner stated he would turn off the music right away and did not realize the music was loud. He was advised on the noise ordinance. He was cooperative during the incident. Case clear.

Feb. 13

Property damage

12:43 p.m.

Sgt. Puccio responded to the 4200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive along with Officer Martinson in reference to a  vehicle who had backed into a light pole in the grass median which fell backwards and hit the car parked in the spot on the opposite side. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver of vehicle number one who stated while backing up, she accidentally went to hit the light pole that was in the grass media which caused it to knocked over and onto the car parked behind the pole causing daage to the front hood and windshield. Officer Martinson made contact to the owner of the damaged vehicle in Iowa, who was advised that she was not injured. Damage done wa approximately $1,000. Officer Martinson completed a driver’s information form and took photos of the vehicles and damaged pole on the Police Department Zone 2 phone. Sgt. Puccio made contact with the caretaker at St. Mary’s and informed him about the damage and provided him with a copy of the driver’s exchange from a case. No parties involved required any medical attention and departed the scene without incident. Nothing further. Case clear.

Suspicious incident

8:45 p.m.

Officer Macniven responded to Bayside Drive to a suspicious incident. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with the complainant who relayed that when he returned home and found a pile of palm fronds at his front door. The complainant has been out of town since Friday. He does not know who would have put the palm frond at his front door. The complainant stated he did receive a visit from code enforcement on Feb. 10 about where he left his discarded palm fronds for Waste Management. Officer Macniven checked with the neighbors to see if they noticed anyone placing the fronds at the complainant’s door. No one noticed anything during the time frame. No crime was committed, case clear.

Feb. 16

Citizen Assist

12:29 p.m.

Officer Vazeos responded to 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for several people fishing off the pier. Upon arrival, officers observed an anchored vessel greater than a hundred feet off the dock flying a red diving flag. Officers advised the people about the incident where they were aware of local law involving fishing activities. All subjects were in compliance and were not infracting any laws. Caller remains anonymous. Case clear.

Noise complaint

5:11 p.m.

Officer Martinson responded to Cedar Street regarding a noise complaint. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson observed a flatbed semi truck parked in front of the residence and a man was unloading pallets with a forklift. Officer Martinson advised the worker of the town’s noise ordinance and that he was doing construction past 5 p.m. The worker stated no one told him about the ordinance, he finished unloading the lat of the pallets and left the area. Case clear.

Noise complaints

10:03 p.m.

Officer Macniven responded to Hornblower Lane for a noise complaint. Upon the officer’s arrival, they knocked on the door and there was no answer. Officers walked around back and heard music playing and a person was in the pool. Officer Macniven spoke with a man and explained the reason for their visit. He stated he did not realize the music was loud and he would turn it down. Officers explained the town ordinance to the subject. Case clear.

Feb. 17

Citizen assist

5:15 p.m.

Officer Martinson was flagged down by a person on Broadway by an elderly woman for a citizen assist. She stated her daughter was traveling northbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive but was stuck in traffic. She asked if Officer Martinson could transport her as far south as possible because her daughter asked her to start walking her way. Officer Martinson was able to transported her to Whitney Plaza where she stated she was going to sit down on the bench and eat her food until her daughter arrived. Case clear.

Citizen assist

10:44 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to the 2200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a citizen assist call regarding a resident who was locked out of her apartment building. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the complainant and was able to assist her in gaining entry by entering the proper code at the door. Officer Nazareno was also able to verify that the complainant lives in the building through previous police reports. Case clear.

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