The city of Miami Beach has decided to buy auto tag readers for police to use on the Venetian Causeway, The Miami Herald’s Christina Veiga reports.
The city also decided to buy a security camera to monitor the drawbridge between Belle Isle and Rivo Alto Island.
It’s something the Venetian Causeway Homeowner Association has been seeking, as Miami Beach police work with the neighborhood to combat home burglaries along the Biscayne Bay islands.
In addition, island residents were concerned about the death of a 65-year-old homeowner who died after slow emergency response to the islands. At first, an open drawbridge was blamed for the delay, though it was learned the dispatcher took 14 minutes to put through the emergency call.
This week, Veiga reported that the 911 dispatcher who mishandled the call has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.