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HomeMy Public PortalAboutLTC 193-2022 - PD Weekly Report - Week 49- December 02 2022 through December 08 2022- V I L LAG E - OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE MANAGER LETTER TO COUNCIL NO. 193 - 2022 To: Mayor Jeffrey Freimark and Members of the Village Council From: Jorge M. Gonzalez, Village Manager´┐ŻI Date: December 09, 2022 Subject: Ball Harbour Police Department Weekly Report for the period of December 2, 2022, through December 8, 2022 The purpose of this Letter to Council (LTC) is to transmit to you a Weekly Report from the Bal Harbour Police Department that I requested in order to enhance the flow of communication and transparency. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to call Chief Raleigh Flowers or me directly. JMG/RF/MH Barbour Police Department Weekly Summary 2022 Week #49: Friday, December 02, 2022, through Thursday, December 08, 2022 Ca/is for Code Traffic Service Reports Arrests Enforcement Enforcement Primary 44 Incident 14 Felony 01 Violations 00 Citations 97 Assist Misdemeanor Warnings - Other 03 Crash 05 Includes Traffic 00 Verbal and 06 Warnings 117 Agency Written Total 47 Total 19 Total 01 Investigations 45 Parking 76 Total 290 2021 Week # 49: Friday, December 03, 2021, through Thursday, December 09, 2021 Calls for Code Traffic Service Reports Arrests Enforcement Enforcement Primary 52 Incident 21 Felony 00 Violations 00 Citations 39 Assist Misdemeanor Other 04 Crash 07 Includes 01 Warnings 02 Warnings 69 Agency Traffic Total 56 Total 28 Total 01 Investigations 23 Parking 34 Total 142 Enforcement Activity Summary Friday 12/02 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 09 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 03 05 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 02 00 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 09 17 Saturday,12/03 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 16 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 02 08 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 01 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 00 01 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 06 08 Sunday, 12/04 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 10 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 02 01 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 00 00 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 13 12 Monday,12/05 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 17 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue . 05 00 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 00 00 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 09 06 Tuesday, 12/06 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 03 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 04 08 North Lot/ Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 00 00 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 08 15 Wednesday, 12/07 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 13 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 03 03 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 00 00 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 06 14 Thursday, 12/08 Traffic Enforcement Details Location / Detail Type Citations Warnings Parking Enforcement Village Wide (includes North Lot) 08 00 Radar Enforcement on Collins Avenue 02 04 North Lot / Frontage Road Traffic Enforcement 00 00 Residential 20 MPH is Plenty AM & PM Details 00 00 Harding Avenue & 96 Street / Crosswalk 02 02 All other Collins Avenue Enforcement Results 20 13 Summary of Activities and Event Code Enforcement The Code Enforcement Unit continues to monitor the beach areas for violations of dog restrictions, especially with the increased holiday traffic. Code Enforcement Officers (CEOs) stopped three people who were visiting the area and were not familiar with Village codes. The first two were a couple walking their dog along the sandy beach areas. CEOs requested they leash and remove the dogs from the beach and explained the dog ordinances. The third person was walking their dog on the jogging patch. On each occasion, all parties promptly complied and moved to the appropriate areas. CEOs responded to a neighbor dispute over the height of a perimeter hedge. The complainant was upset because he felt the other person's hedges were too high. CEOs explained the hedge ordinance and later spoke with the owner of the property with the high hedges. The owner informed the code officer that the hedge would be removed as part of a new construction project. CEOs patrolling the gated community discovered a stray dog in the neighborhood. The dog was friendly and the code officer was able to secure the dog in her vehicle. Further investigation revealed the dog had escaped from a home on the 200 Block of Bal Cross Drive. CEOs returned the dog without incident and issued the homeowner a code violation warning for allowing the dog to stray. The Code Enforcement Unit conducted a follow-up investigation pertaining to persons flying drones at a beachside condominium. The property owner contracted the drone service for photographic services but did not do so according to code. CEOs issued the property owners a code violation warning and informed them of the applicable codes. All parties were advised to seek Village Manager approval before flying aircrafts in the Village. Criminal Investigations The Criminal Investigations Division finished its background investigation for Reserve Officer Applicant. The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Office of the Chief of Police for consideration. Detectives focused on the investigation of an auto theft case that occurred on Sunday, December 4. The victim left his vehicle open with the keys inside. A male subject entered the vehicle and drove away with the victim's car. Detectives used license plate readers (LPRs) to search for the vehicle and found it was not captured by any of the LPRs. Detectives then turned to red light camera footage and discovered the vehicle entered a condominium property just north of the theft scene, but did not exit. On Monday, December 5, detectives located the vehicle in the parking garage of the condominium. The vehicle was returned undamaged to its owner. Video footage from the condominium provided a clear image of the auto theft suspect, but his identity remained unknown. Detectives then sought the assistance of sister police agencies and requested they use facial recognition software to help identify the suspect. The process succeeded and detectives learned the name of the suspect. Once the suspect was positively identified by several sources, detectives researched the suspects criminal history and found the name of his attorney. Detectives contacted the attorney and arranged for the suspect's peaceful surrender on December 8, thus closing the auto theft case. Marine Patrol / Beach Safety Officer Details Stops Citations Warnings Arrests Reports AOA Contacts 06 02 07 00 00 00 57 Remarks Marine Patrol: Marine Patrol responded to the sandbar, behind 212 Bal Bay Drive for a loud music radio call. The reporter said the loud music was coming from a yellow double decker boat behind the residence. An area check of the sandbar was conducted, and no loud music was located. Sunday, Marine Patrol encountered three boats at the sandbar, and they were instructed to lower the music and were issued verbal warning regarding noise complaints. Additionally, the marine officers made contact with four captains operating vessels in violation with Maritime laws, state laws and ordinances. Marine Patrol conducted Night Watch detail and encountered three boats playing excessively loud music approximately 50 yards west from 10800 Blk Collins Ave (Fuel Pump), all vessels left the area upon being warned for this violation. Throughout, the week, marine officers conducted Oceanside checks and Bay side checks along our residential area. No issues encountered. Beach Safety Detail Activity: The BSO reported a low number of beach goers. The BSO placed new ResQ discs and life rings at various locations along the beach. It appears ResQ discs and life rings were displaced due to strong winds. The BSO encountered multiple vehicles for hire illegally parked at the 100' block of 96th street and all vehicles were moved upon request. The BSO conducted traffic enforcement along Collins Avenue and observed two motorcycles attempting to enter the jetty. The motorcycles were turned around and advised that motor vehicle entry in that area is prohibited. While conducting beach area checks, the BSO paid special attention to the area behind the Ritz Carlton due to the number of surfers in the water. No injuries/issues reported. The jetty was closed on Friday and Saturday due to strong winds and water crashing aggressively over the end of the jetty. Summary of Noteworthy Calls for Service 12/02/2022 Theft 9700 Collins Avenue The reporter told officers while shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue she left her cellphone on a display case to look at some merchandise in another department. Upon realizing she left her phone behind she immediately returned to the area and discovered it missing. Several attempts were made to call the phone; however, it was turned off. This case has been forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for further follow-up. 12/02/2022 Suspicious Person 10178 Collins Avenue The reporter, property manager for the building, told officers he discovered a male sleeping on the ground at the rear of the building. Officers made contact with the individual who stated he was unaware it was private property. A records check revealed the male had a criminal past, however, did not have any outstanding warrants. The male was issued a trespass warning and left the area. 12/04/2022 Stolen Vehicle 9909 Collins Avenue The reporter, a Sea View Hotel employee, told officers he left his vehicle running and unattended in the parking lot as he went back toward the building. He looked back and observed an unknown male near his vehicle, as he began walking back to his vehicle the male entered his vehicle and fled the area. Officers canvassed the area but could not locate the vehicle. Subsequent investigation led to the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of the subject. 12/05/2022 1 Holiday Lighting Ceremony I Founders Circle The Village of Bal Harbour conducted their annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Officers were placed on strategic posts to assist in traffic control and ensure the safety of all visitors attending the event. 12/8/2022 Dog on the Beach 10100 Beachside A concerned resident called in a dog on the beach. Our Code enforcement officer located the dog and the owner, who was not aware of the restrictions. The owner, a visitor, was given a verbal warning and the dog was immediately removed. 12/8/2022 Traffic Congestion Collins Avenue Southbound In order to change a traffic control box, Miami -Dade Traffic Control shut down the traffic lights at the intersection of Harding Avenue and 95 Street, in the Town of Surfside. Southbound traffic immediately backed up into Haulover. Officers from Bal Harbour and Surfside manned all affected intersections and managed traffic for over two hours until the work was completed. Completed by: Raleigh Flowers, Jr., Chief of Police Date: December 09, 2022