Island police blotter – 02-01-2012

Anna Maria

• Jan. 26, 407 Magnolia Ave., trespass. A person was issued a trespass warning for walking on the field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center during a football game.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Jan. 25, 2513 Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant from the Circle K reported a man in his 20s, wearing no shoes, walked into the convenience store and grabbed two 18-packs of beer from a display near the door. One of the packs fell to the floor. The man then fled the store heading north. Police responded, searched the area, but did not locate the alleged offender. The incident was recorded by a surveillance camera.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Jan. 20, 500 block of 67th Street, grand theft. A mother and son reported a $2,500 antique watch stolen from the son’s bedroom. They said a Lord Elgin watch was discovered missing from his dresser when the son woke up. The son told police a friend had stayed over the previous night, and that another person was in his room in the morning. Police are investigating.

• Jan. 21, 600 block of Key Royale, suspicious circumstances. A patrol officer was dispatched to the scene regarding a possible theft on a construction site at approximately 9:11 p.m. They were met by a man installing security cameras. Police informed the man that city ordinances prohibit work at construction sites after 7 p.m. on Saturday, and no construction is allowed on Sunday. The man advised police he understood the ordinances and stopped work.

• Jan. 22, 100 block of 51st Street, burglary to vehicle. A man reported his vehicle had been broken into, and an oxygen bottle and loose change were missing. Police obtained fingerprint evidence.

• Jan. 23, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary to residence and vehicle. A woman returned home to find her residence and vehicle had been entered without her permission. Nothing had been taken from her vehicle, which had been left unlocked, but she told police it had been rummaged and her belongings were scattered. She also advised her house had been burglarized, and a wristlet and $200 were missing. Police determined entry was gained through a broken door by an unknown person or persons. Fingerprint evidence was gathered.

• Jan. 23, 4500 block of Second Avenue, burglary and theft. Police were dispatched to a residence being prepared for demolition, where the complainant said his 12-foot landscaping trailer valued at $1,500 had been stolen. The trailer contained scrap aluminum and copper valued at $1,000. In addition, he advised police two ranges and two refrigerators valued at $800 were stolen from the residence.

Jan. 24, theft, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. While on beach patrol, an officer was approached by a female complainant who advised her red bicycle had been stolen sometime after Jan. 15 from a bike rack at her condo building. The officer advised her to visit the HBPD to check its storage unit to determine if the bicycle had been recovered.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

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