Officer Hodo responded to the 5700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to assisting Mote Marine on the Gulf side beach area. Officers noted that help was needed to carry a very large dead dolphin to a work truck. Officers arrived and assisted Mote Marine in carrying the dolphin to their work truck. Officers conducted no further investigation. Case cleared.
Officer Hodo was dispatched to Binnacle Point Drive in reference to a pelican with one leg. Officer Hodo noted that the caller did not want to meet. Officer Hodo arrived and located the pelican with one foot and attempted to walk closer to the bird he was able to fly away under his own power, no further investigation.
Sgt. Cooper responded to Jungle Queen Way for a noise complaint. Sgt. Cooper was able to locate the source of the noise and advised the workers of the ordinance governing noise on Longboat Key. They stopped work and complied. Nothing further to report at this time.
Dog on the beach
Officer Hodo responded to 4500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a dog on the beach. Officer Hodo noted that the caller wanted to remain anonymous. Officer Hodo arrived and was advised by the dog’s owner that his dog was a service dog. Officer Hodo noted that the man was forthcoming with any further information. Officer Hodo issued the man a verbal warning on the Town Ordinance for a dog leash that the man was putting on the dog as the officer approached. No further investigation. Case clear.
Officer Martinson while on patrol was flagged down by a citizen walking southbound along the sidewalk about a possible water problem. The citizen said that on the 3500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive there was water bubbling up from under the ground on the grassy easement along the side of the road. Officer Martinson walked up to the location and confirmed there were puddles of water on the sidewalk and observed water bubbling up from a pipe. Officer Martinson notified Public Works and they came out to take a look at the problem. Case closed.
Officer Bergeron and Sgt. Smith responded to Cedar Street area in regards to a third party complaint concerning two men in a verbal subjects in a verbal dispute. The caller advised that the residence in question was the third home on the left side of Cedar Street and the other parties residence was next door. Upon Officer Bergeron was flagged down by a man who advised that he and his neighbor had a discussion concerning a survey stake that had been pulled from the ground and tossed in his yard. The man advised that he had his property surveyed today and that when he confronted his neighbor about the survey stake, he stated that the neighbor admitted pulling it up. The man asked that the neighbor be trespassed warned. Officer Bergeron made contact with the neighbor and advised him why he was there. Officer Bergeron advised him that an issue concerning a survey stake being pulled out and thrown in the owner’s yard and that he admitted to doing so. The neighbor advised that he did not removed the stake. Officer Bergeron did advised the neighbor that the homeowner requested that he be trespassed from his property. The neighbor asked that the homeowner be trespassed from his property. Both neighbors advised each other not to set foot on one another’s property. Both signed completed trespass warning forms. Officer Bergeron advised both parties to contact the town of Longboat Key to assist in rectifying the property boundary issues. Case clear.
Officer Bergeron responded to a residence in regards to an electrical arcing report. Upon Officer Bergeron’s arrival, Fire/Rescue were on scene and determined that the issue was not electrical, but a malfunctioning pool heater. The heater was sporadically igniting the gas supplied to it causing a fire ball. Fire/Rescue were able to shut off the gas supply to the heater. All police offices were released from the scene.
Officer Martinson responded to Bayou Circle on a call of a suspicious vehicle. The caller stated there was an unknown vehicle parked in the driveway and it was unknown if it was unoccupied because it was too dark to see inside. Upon arrival, Officer Martinson observed a white Nissan parked in the driveway of the location. Officer Martinson used the squad car’s spotlight and saw that the vehicle was occupied with four people. The two front seat passengers got out of the vehicle and stated they were roofers. They stated they were just waiting for the other workers to arrive and were sitting in the car to stay out of the rain. Officer Martinson ran the owner and vehicle through NCIC and both came back clear of any wants or warrants. Case clear.
Officer Nagell was dispatched to Broadway for a report of illegal parking. Upon arrival, Officer Nagell found two vehicles parked in a resident only parking permit area. Officer Nagell was approached by a realtor who advised that both vehicles belong to a home inspection team which is permitted for a short period of time. Case closed.