Friday, March 17
No violation, yet
7:25 a.m., 2400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Noise complaint: The presence of concrete mixing trucks led a resident to call in a noise complaint. When the officer arrived, he noticed two trucks parked with their ignitions running but no work being done. As no town ordinance violations were observed, the officer left.
Nothing you can do
9:26 p.m., 800 block of Broadway Street
Citizen assist: The officer was dispatched due to reports of a flooded road. Upon arrival, he noticed the flooding was from high tide.
Saturday, March 18
12:08 p.m., East of Greer Island
Boating warning: While on marine patrol, an officer observed an individual on a standup paddleboard without a personal flotation device. The individual said he was on a tour and the tour operator had told him he didn’t need a lifejacket. A verbal warning was issued and the person was sent back to shore.
Sunday, March 19
Minor leak, major scare
1:02 p.m., 700 block of Old Compass Road
Citizen assist: A resident reported a main water line break on his property and an officer was sent to investigate. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a minor water leak coming from the line in the front lawn. The town’s Public Works department was notified of the issue.
Monday, March 20
8:54 a.m., 6800 block of Longboat Drive South
Noise complaints from land: A construction worker was issued a written warning for starting work too early. Officers observed the worker rolling out paper and hammering nails on the roof of the address prior to the allowed start time in the town’s noise ordinance. The worker apologized for the violation and stated he did not know of the rules.
Tuesday, March 21
No dogs allowed
1:56 p.m., 100 block of Broadway Street
Dog on the beach: The officer met with the caller, who pointed out a woman lying under an umbrella on the beach with her small dog. She was approached and made aware of the ordinance, which she stated she did not know. She gathered her belongings and left the beach with her dog shortly after.
Wednesday, March 22
Waiting on help
8:38 a.m., 100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
Traffic hazard: While on patrol, the officer noticed a vehicle parked in the traffic lane with its hazard lights on. The driver told police the car had stopped and would not go back into gear. Roadside assistance had already been contacted and the officer waited with the driver until they arrived.
7:48 p.m., 600 block of Bayport Way
Alarm: Officers were dispatched to help the Longboat Key Fire Department with a fire alarm activation. Police were the first on the scene and observed the apartment in question’s door was open. The resident said they had burnt food on the stove.
Thursday, March 23
Nothing to see or hear
7:40 a.m., Magnolia Road
Noise complaint: The caller notified police of construction noise that had been ongoing for 10 to 15 minutes. However, when the officer arrived no one was present at the construction site and no noise was heard.
Friday, March 24
Beach chair's most wanted
10:14 a.m., Whitney Plaza
Suspicious incident: The caller met with police and told them about an incident where a beach chair had gone missing only for it to be found a half-mile down the beach. The same issue had happened last year, which led to the caller wanting to file a report.