Island police blotter – 10-20-2010

Anna Maria

Oct. 7, 113 Hammock Ave., grand theft. A man reported jewelry left on a table valued at more than $10,000 stolen from his rental unit overnight.

Oct. 9, 807 Jacaranda Road, animal nuisance. A woman reported that barking dogs at the neighbor’s residence disturbed her quality of life. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported two small dogs barked intermittently while on scene, but they quieted down after a few moments. The owners did not appear to be home and, the deputy reported, “Unfortunately, movement seemed to alarm the animals.”

Oct. 8, 243 Gladiolus St., bicycle theft.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 9, 116 Bridge St., abandoned. A man at the Sports Lounge bar continuously called 911 until he was placed under arrest and transported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department and then to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 8, Manatee Avenue bridge, accident. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer saw someone had driven over the curb on the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The HBPD and West Manatee Fire Rescue got the car off the bridge and backed it down to the base of the bridge.

Oct. 9, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, alcohol. An HBPD officer was patrolling the beach and saw two men drinking alcohol.

Oct. 12, 5000 block of Marina Drive, fraud. A woman came to the HBPD to report a possible fraud case. The woman said her Visa card was used at Jessie’s Island Store-BP gas station. The women said she has never lost the card, but she canceled it anyway.

Oct. 12, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man approached an HBPD officer in front of China 1 restaurant saying someone stole his sister’s iPod valued at $400 from a table at the restaurant.

Oct. 13, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary. Homeowners returned to their residence to find items missing and a safe had been tampered with.

Oct. 13, 200 block of 77th Street, civil dispute. An officer spoke to the complainant who said the renter in the upstairs unit had been turning off the power to his unit. Code enforcement was consulted.

Oct. 14, 200 block of 77th Street, continued civil dispute. A man came home to find someone had removed light bulbs and his A/C unit was unplugged. He said his television and silverware also were missing.

Oct. 14, 63rd Street boat ramp, boat fire. An officer responded to a report of a boat fire. Upon arrival, the officer saw the boat was on fire and assisted in crowd control while firefighters completed their work.

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