Neighbor Uses Decibel Reader to Report Noise Violation
The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Trenton police responded to a call about a noise complaint in regards to a neighbor’s party at about 11 a.m. June 3 in the 2400 block of Rutledge.
The man told police his next-door neighbor was having a party and a fan for an inflatable slide was too loud.
The man said the city ordinance states the decibel reading cannot be more than 60dB, and informed police he had a decibel reader that showed the noise from the fan was reading 67dB.
Police said the fan for the slide was near the property line between the two homes and on the front lawn.
The responding officer read the ordinance, which stated the decibel level cannot exceed 60dB when measured from at least 25 feet away.
The officer informed the man who complained of the ordinance and a new reading was taken from 24 feet away, which showed a reading of 59 to 60dB.
The neighbor was not found to be violating the noise ordinance by police.