Island police blotter
Nov. 7, 100 South Bay Blvd., arrest, drugs and paraphernalia. an officer blotter a man driving without his seat belt and no tag light on the vehicle. On conducting a traffic stop, the officer smelled marijuana and, after a search of the vehicle, discovered 4.8 grams of marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe in the glove box. The officer also found a wood marijuana pipe in the driver’s area. The men admitted it was their property and were arrested.
Nov. 10, 875 North Shore Drive, the complainant said it was his birthday and decided to spend the night at Rod & Reel Pier. He took some short naps and discovered his “shark pole” missing. The rod and reel was described as an orange Ugly Stik. The complainant estimated the value of the reel at $100. He said he would provide the serial number of the registered reel after he located it.
Nov. 12, 850 North Shore Drive, victim reported fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim said he has no idea who got his credit information and made charges of $280.95. The credit card company stated they would take the charges off the victim’s bill and issue him a new card.
Nov. 12, 5600 Marina Drive, officer was dispatched to the Domino’s Pizza store in reference to a drunk man inside the store. The man said he had drank three “fifths” of vodka and threatened to commit suicide because “he had lost his family.” The man was placed in handcuffs for his safety taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for Baker Act evaluation.
Nov. 2, 100 block of 12th Street, officers were dispatched in reference to two stolen personal watercrafts and a trailer. The officers searched the immediate area for the missing crafts and the trailer, but did not find them. An officer obtained three signed motor vehicle theft affidavits.
Nov. 7, 116 Bridge St., officer observed a man and a woman in a parking lot standing next to a blue truck with both sets of doors open as if they were trying to conceal themselves. The officer approached the truck and saw a clear plastic bag that contained white powder on a jacket on the floor of the truck. The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and the woman was charged with possession of cocaine, and less than 20 grams of cannabis. Both were transported to the BBPD for paperwork and then to jail.
Nov. 7, 500 block of 68th Street, an officer was dispatched in reference to a burglary. The victim stated he was last at the residence one week prior, and returned to find his residence had been broken into. Missing was a table valued at $425 and a back-saver chair valued at $1,600.
Nov. 8, 100 block of 77th Street, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the beach access of 77th Street in reference to a vehicle burglary. The victims said their purses were stolen from the vehicle. The victims stated they arrived at the beach at 1 p.m. and returned at 3 p.m. to find the rear window broken in the vehicle. One of the victim’s credit cards had been used at a Target store to purchase around $170 in merchandise. An officer telephoned the Target on U.S. 41 and spoke to the manager and asked to get a video tape of the transaction.
Nov. 8, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, Walgreens. Officers were dispatched in reference to a shoplifting call. A store associate said a woman was observed taking items from the makeup section of the store. The defendant was later stopped and claimed she didn’t know about any missing makeup. The defendant was asked to come back in the store and was brought into a room where she was questioned until she admitted to stealing makeup. That’s when a store product was located in her back pocket. According to the assistant store manager, items taken were Oil of Olay products – one a cream valued at $24.99 and an anti-spot stick valued at $23.99. The defendant was transferred to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who transported her to jail.
Nov. 10, 6900 block of Holmes Boulevard, Officers responded to a report of a theft. The complainant said he was gone from his residence from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. He said a group of his son’s friends broke into the house. The complainant said he found empty beer bottles and cans throughout the house. He said couch pillows were thrown all over the living room and there appeared to have been firecrackers ignited indoors. Property taken was a Seiko watch, a Tag Heuer watch, $350 in cash and three rod-and-reel outfits. The case is pending further investigation.