Although many Patchers have complained about early construction noise at sites around town and have written asking why nothing is done, a resident in the 1100 block of Larch Avenue got some satisfaction on May 3 -- up to and including placing the offending noisemaker under citizen's arrest.
Patch has heard of heavy equipment moving on some job sites around town as early as 5:30 a.m. Of course, the town's ordinance regulating construction noise states that quiet must be preserved until 8 a.m., but many residents say they just put up with the noise and others say they feel they have no recourse.
Not so on Larch, apparently, when at least one irate homeowner called police to report that the saws and hammers were starting up a little early for the neighborhood's liking.
Police arrived and the construction supervisor was actually placed under citizen's arrest by the resident. The supervisor was cited and released and the ordinance violation will be forwarded to the county district attorney for follow up.