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Date of Issue: November 18, 2009

Island police blotter

Anna Maria

No new reports

Bradenton Beach

No new reports

Holmes Beach

Nov. 1, 5400 block of Marina Drive, while performing business and bar checks at the Island Shopping Center, an officer observed a man inside D.Coy Ducks bar who was on probation and in violation of a curfew order. The man was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.

Nov. 3, 4200 Gulf Drive, officers reported a green Ford Escort hit a tree by the north exit/entrance of the Manatee Public Beach and drove off. A witness said the car went over the rocks and median and into the grass, struck a palm tree and drove southbound on Gulf Drive. Officers searched the area but did not locate the vehicle. A large portion of a bumper and a hub cap were taken from the scene. An officer who recognized the vehicle description, checked the residence of the driver, where he found the vehicle had damage to the left-side rear bumper with small pieces of palm bark wedged between the passenger-side brake light and the body of the vehicle, along with damage to the passenger’s side of the vehicle. An officer also observed the vehicle to have three flat tires and the car hood was hot, as though it had recently been driven. Officers matched the piece of recovered bumper to that of the found vehicle. The resident did not answer his door. Officers then contacted the suspect’s father, who said he spoke to his son, but his son claimed he was not driving and knew nothing of the crash. An officer advised the father that charges for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage would be sent to the state. Damage was estimated at $100. The victim is the city of Holmes Beach.

Nov. 3, 200 block of 76th Street. A complainant called the HBPD to report her Waste Management garbage can was stolen.

Nov. 4, 8000 block of Marina Isles Drive. An officer responded to a complainant who stated she discovered on Oct. 29 that the tag was missing from her boat trailer.

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