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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

Jan. 12, 400 block of Tarpon Street, information. A vehicle caused damage to a cart and garbage cans in front of a residence.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 8, 2500 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Gayla Griffiths, 47, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, a marijuana cigarette, and two crack pipes during a routine traffic stop. Griffiths told police the items belonged to another passenger in the van, but that she was aware he had placed the items in her purse. According to the report, officers also found more than $1,600 in Griffiths' purse.

Jan. 13, 2300 block of Avenue B, warrant. Officers executed a court order to take a juvenile into custody for failing to appear in court.

Jan. 13, 12400 block of Cortez Road, driver's license. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 8, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Beach Club, drug arrest. Jeffrey Varnadore, 18, and Jesse Hanna, 18, both of Bradenton, were arrested for possession of marijuana. According to the report, Varnadore was stopped for a routine traffic citation and was found to be in possession of 6.8 grams of marijuana. He also consented to a search of his rental unit, where police recovered more marijuana and paraphernalia. The resort manager notified officers that Varnadore was the only person authorized to be staying in the unit and an additional vehicle parked in front of the unit belonging to Hanna was not authorized to be kept on the property. Officers searched Hanna's vehicle and found a total of 78 grams of marijuana, packaging materials and what appeared to be a distribution list of customer names and payments.

Jan. 9, 3500 block of Fourth Avenue, burglary. According to the report, three cell phones, two digital cameras and two baseball caps were reported missing from a rental unit.

Jan. 11, 100 block of 30th Street, abandoned vehicle. A vehicle left in the right of way appeared to be abandoned and was tagged with a 72-hour notice of removal.

Jan. 11, 100 block of 30th Street, abandoned vehicle. While in the area on another abandoned vehicle call, the officer observed another disabled vehicle parked in the right of way and within 30 feet of a stop sign. It was also tagged with a removal notice.

Jan. 11, 100 block of 49th Street, burglary. Residents returning home for the season reported damage to the garage door of the residence. According to the report, it did not appear access was gained to the home.

Jan. 11, 400 block of 28th Street, juvenile runaway. A woman reported her 17-year-old daughter as a runaway after she did not return home for two days. While on patrol, an officer saw the teenager on the phone at the gas station and returned her home to her mother.

Jan. 12, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A man reported a credit card and cash stolen from his vehicle.

Jan. 13, 3246 E. Bay Drive, Old Hamburg Restaurant, fraud. A couple reportedly left the restaurant without paying for their meals.

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