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Island police blotter – 9-29-2010

Anna Maria

No new reports.

Bradenton Beach

No new reports.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 18, 100 block of 67th Street, disturbance. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer was dispatched to check a report of kids who had camped out at the beach where excrement and toilet paper were found. The officer went to the beach, but the campers were gone.

Sept. 18, 300 block of 59th Street, disturbance. An officer arrived at a residence to check a report of arguing. Upon arrival, the officer found no disturbance.

Sept. 18, South Harbor Drive, reckless driving. An officer was dispatched to a boat ramp on South Harbor Drive in reference to a possible intoxicated person who drove his boat onto the ramp. Upon arrival, the officer saw the suspect sitting at the bow of the boat, waving at the officer. The suspect staggered as he came off his boat and walked up the ramp. Witnesses said they watched the man drive the 19-foot vessel into the canal at a high rate of speed and then turn toward the ramp and back up. He was then observed accelerating onto the concrete boat ramp. The suspect refused a breathalyzer, filled out a crash report and was released.

Sept. 19, Key Royale Bridge, fishing. An officer was dispatched to the Key Royale Bridge in reference to subjects fishing under the bridge. The officer told the fishers they could not fish under the bridge and they left.

Sept. 20, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. An HBPD officer responded to Island Real Estate, 6105 Marina Drive, after a report of a stolen trash can from the 3000 block of Avenue E. The complainant said he was the caretaker of the property and someone stole the trash can from in front of the home.

Sept. 20, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, animal complaint. An officer responded to a parking lot at 4000 Gulf Drive where he saw three dogs inside a parked car that was in the shade. The officer later told the owner someone was concerned for the dogs. The owner said he was about to leave and that the dogs were OK because there was water in the car and the windows were down. The officer said the dogs did not appear distressed.

Sept. 21, 49th Street, lewd behavior. Complainant said she was speaking to a man at the beach at 49th Street when the man exposed himself.

Sept. 21, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. Complainant said someone took his backpack. He said the backpack contained $15, three pairs of reading glasses and a library book.

Sept. 23, 3248 E. Bay Drive, disturbance. An officer was dispatched to Walgreens in reference to a customer causing a disturbance in the pharmacy. The officer saw that the customer was upset because the pharmacist would not dispense his medication. The officer found out the prescriptions were not issued because the subject’s doctor instructed the pharmacist to not fill the prescriptions. The offender was issued a trespass warning.

Sept. 23, 3230 E. Bay Drive, theft. A clerk at the Island Mail & More store told an HBPD officer that a man wanted change for a $10 bill. The clerk said he provided change and then the customer said he gave the clerk a $20. After arguing, the clerk gave the man an extra $10. The clerk gave a description of the man and said he had misidentified the amount paid in the past.

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