Would you call the police if someone was sitting outside in their car blasting high base music from 12:30am till (well now it's 1:50am).
I've never called the cops before, but at some point people need to sleep.
They guy started around 12:30am and it was really load. Then around 1 he kept turning it up and down. I told my girl if he hadn't stopped I was going to call, but alas he ended up driving away. Ten minutes later he pulls back in and starts again. Was tempted to call then but I was still hesitant. So I took a look outside and saw that he was getting out of his car and walking toward the next apartment building. Figuring it was over I tried to go back to sleep.
Nope around 1:30/1:35 thump boom boom, and it's been non stop since then.
Anyone know the Perrysburg police number? This wouldn't justify 911 since it's not an emergency, but not really sure who to call for such a thing.
Granted by the time you all read this it'll be moot, but still curious what you all would do in the same situation.
I'd would have called them.
I would have also written down the license plate number too.
I would have called the non-emergency #
Usually P-burg is pretty good, but you still get your village idiot on occasion.
In Perrysburg or a suburb...yes, I would have called. Its disruptive, most likely against noise ordinances, and the police would actually investigate the complaint.
In Toledo, I probably wouldn't bother. I had a friend who's car was broken into, and they didn't come out. Said that he could come to the nearest station and file a complaint the next day. So, I presume that a loud radio wouldn't be high on their priority list to follow up on either.
If it is in P-burg it is a violation of a noise ordinance.
634.04 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; RADIOS; PHONOGRAPHS.
(a) No person shall operate or cause or permit to be operated, any musical instrument, radio, phonograph, television, drum, compact disk player, tape player, or other instrument or device capable of producing, amplifying or reproducing, excessive or offensive noise, which annoys or disturbs the peace, quiet, comfort or repose of the neighboring inhabitants, particularly between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the next day.
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense and a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for any subsequent offense. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02. (Ord. 77-83. Passed 9-20-83.)
I would call the police. That is very rude to play music loud anytime of the day but especially after 10 or 11 PM.
I would have. I also, would have said somthing to the kid. It's Perryburg. How tough can they be?
I don't know about saying something to the kid, especially at night and when it is a stranger. Who knows how they might react.
Thanks for the info. The chaos ended about 4:00 this morning, ended up finally getting to sleep at 5.
My girl knew who it was, apparently someone who works with her niece. She asked "is it a white car". (shakes head).
I was also afraid that as soon as I would call he would stop then I would have wasted the cops time driving out there. Should have just went with my instinct.
While I ended up not calling, I will be telling our building supervisor.
Thanks again TT and thanks for the number frost.
Call the police. Even in Toledo the police will show up and tell them to turn the music off, the theory being that where there's loud music there is very likely other crime going on.
The last time I had problems with a boom car, I went out and confronted the driver who turned out to be a teen age boy with no clue. He agreed to turn it off and did so.
I have never waited very long when calling in a noise complaint. And I live in the Old West End. I haven't had to call this summer at all, which was great... some problem people no longer live on the block. But yeah, I've never hesitated to call and they've always come out and taken care of it... pretty promptly.
if you think you should call, you should call
Btw wanted to make a correction on my previous post. When my girlfriend asked if it was a white car, she literally meant a white vehicle, because she knew who it was and figured it was him since he plays it kind of loud during the day. Wasn't making any kind of racial reference.
No Problem Coffee. P-burg is a good place. I still hang out with a few friends there on occasion, when I can get away. I still keep my horses there too, so I am through there maybe once a week or so.
When in doubt, call 911. If they don't think you should use that number, they'll tell you who to call.
There are noise ordinances just about everywhere. Unfortunately, they don't get enforced as much as we'd like.
I call 911 and right away say it is not an emergency and it seems to work OK and they do not complain to me about calling.
Just don't call 911 about McNuggets...
Try countering with a little noise of your own, say a couple of 10mm. rounds to the engine block.
I guarantee it'll get mighty quiet mighty quick one way or the other...
I recommend 12 gauge, alternating 00 buckshot and slug.
HoodaThunkit and madjack: lmao that cheered me up after a long day.