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Island police blotter – 03-23-2011

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• March 14, 500 block of Magnolia Ave., identity theft. A resident reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that someone attempted to use his identity to open a credit card account. A bank notified the complainant of the credit card application.

• March 14, 9000 block of Gulf Drive, grand theft. The owner of a bar and restaurant reported the theft of a statue from inside the establishment. The theft occurred sometime March 13-March 14.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Cortez

• No new reports.

Holmes Beach

• March 13, 500 block of Bayview Drive, burglary. A man reported to the Holmes Beach Police Department that sometime during the week prior entered a residence and took two television sets — one from the living room and one from the bedroom.

• March 14, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, drugs. The Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call. Several people at a residence requested medical attention and were taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. An HBPD officer reported confiscating drugs and related paraphernalia.

• March 14, 3900 East Bay Drive, theft. HBPD responded to a call from Publix that a man accused of shoplifting had become violent toward store management. The man was taken into custody.

• March 17, 4000 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. An HBPD officer observed a man and a woman leaving the CVS at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive with an 18-pack of beer. The officer followed the couple to their apartment, then returned to CVS to see whether anyone had recently purchased an 18-pack of beer. A review of the store surveillance tape showed the man leaving the store with beer while the woman paid for cigarettes. The officer then returned to the apartment and arrested the man for theft.

• March 17, 5400 block of Marina Drive, noise complaints. HBPD responded to multiple complaints about noise from DCoy Ducks bar on St. Patrick’s Day, as well as assisted in the treatment of a man who cut his foot on broken glass in the bar. Later HBPD returned to outside the bar to keep order among a “large rowdy crowd.”

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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