Anna Maria City
Nov. 23, 2412 Gulf Drive, Club Bamboo, burglary. The complainant said two television sets were taken from the resort. Employees were suspected, and further investigation will ensue.
Nov. 28, 1800 Gulf Drive S. Coquina Beach, trespass. Marine rescue personnel notified officers of a man exposing himself at the beach. The suspect was located and issued a trespass warning.
Nov. 28, 2500 block Avenue B, burglary. The complainant said that someone gained entry to his vacant rental property. Nothing appeared to have been taken, but a can was left on a counter.
Dec. 1, 200 Bridge St., Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant, theft. The complainant said that someone took his scooter, valued at more than $300, from the front of the restaurant.
Dec. 1, 100 12th Street, criminal mischief. The complainant said that someone had vandalized her car, scratching it with keys.
Nov. 29. 3200 block Sixth Avenue, driver’s license, drugs. Officers observed a driver operating a vehicle in an reckless manner, according to the report, and stopped it. A check on the record of the driver, Lorien S. Proudy, 27, of Holmes Beach, revealed her license was suspended. A search of her vehicle revealed drugs and a club. She was arrested.
Nov. 30, 600 block Ivanhoe Lane, code violation. An anonymous complainant said that water was flowing into the canal. Upon investigation, officers determined that a pool was being drained into the canal. The general contractor on the site was instructed to shut down the operation conducted by a pool company, which stated it would correct the problem.
Dec. 1, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, drugs. Officers observed people behind the bar apparently smoking marijuana, according to the report. Upon approaching them, the man holding the apparent drugs remained while the other three fled into the bar. After tests of the pipe and some leafy material found in a plastic bag, Matthew Stewart Smith, 27, of Bradenton, was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and issued a trespass warning for the location.
Dec. 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. The complainant said that someone had taken his rented bike, valued at $200, from the beach.
Dec. 2, 100 block 51st Street, burglary. While investigating another call, officers responded to the complainant, who said that someone broke into his residence through a window but did not take anything. The suspect did leave a screwdriver in the home.
Dec. 2, 500 block 59th Street, domestic. The complainant came to the police department to report that her live-in boyfriend had struck her and locked her and her son out of their house. When she climbed through a window, he again struck her. He admitted to striking her, according to the report. He was arrested.