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Island police blotter – 02-22-2012

Anna Maria

• Feb 4, 200 block of Elm Avenue, disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, while on patrol, heard a car horn blaring and stopped to investigate. According to the report, a tenant was upset that another renter was moving into the residence before she moved out. After contacting the rental agency, the complainant discovered she had confused the dates and was supposed to have moved out the previous day.

• Feb. 11, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, burglary. Unknown persons entered the residence of a man visiting from West Virginia. The victim reported a Toshiba laptop computer and a mouse, and a Motorola cellphone, valued at $500, were taken while he was sleeping.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• Feb. 11, 12506 Harbour Landings Drive, burglary and vehicle theft. Unknown subjects entered the home of an elderly couple during the night by cutting the screen of the couple’s pool enclosure, then entered the residence through an open window on the second floor. Several items were reported stolen, including the victim’s car. Fingerprints were taken at the scene.

• Feb. 11, 4334 127th St., vehicle recovered. A business owner contacted MSCO in regards to a vehicle that was improperly parked in the business parking lot. It was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen out of Pinellas County.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Feb. 9, 100 block of 50th Street, burglary. Renters reported they watched television on their back patio until midnight. Upon waking, one renter joked they should check to see if they still had a TV, as one was stolen next door the previous day. The TV was stolen.

• Feb. 10, 200 block of 69th Street, burglary. Police responded to the report of a stolen TV from the back porch. While investigating, police determined that a TV also had been stolen from the neighboring residence.

• Feb. 9, 100 block of 78th Street, burglaries to vehicles. A complainant reported that her vehicle had been ransacked overnight. The victim reported she left her vehicle unlocked. The only item missing was a pair of sunglasses. A second victim in the same block also reported a vehicle burglary. He reported to police he also left his vehicle unlocked. Stolen items were a black case with classical music CDs, a Garmin GPS unit and prescription eye drops.

• Feb. 9, 100 block of 50th Street, burglary. A TV was reported stolen from the owner’s back porch.

• Feb.12, 6000 block of Flotilla Drive, elderly abuse. A Department of Children and Families adult protective investigator contacted police over possible abuse to an elderly woman. The investigator reported that a 90-year-old woman had suffered abuse at the hands of her 25-year-old grandson, and that he had stolen money, according to the report. The woman denied any abuse had occurred. Police observed the woman was coherent and had no visible marks. No action was taken.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

2 Responses to Island police blotter – 02-22-2012

  1. SOPHIA says:

    kinda ‘no-brainer’!? flat screen tv’s in outside patio – porches? why don’t you just put then on your curb and save ‘them’ a few steps….

    • Bud316 says:

      I got a better idea Sophia, leave all car doors and house doors unlocked so they can stop cutting the screen to OPEN the sliding glass door. Where are these people from that they do not lock their doors? There should be a new law, to help save the Officers time and spend it on real crimes. If you lose an item to STUPIDITY, like leaving your wallet in your shoes on the beach, leaving tv’s on the porch, leaving the front and back door and garage unlocked, or going to Publix and leaving your credit cards on the front seat with the doors unlocked. We have such stupid people living on the island that we need to have an Intervention for the stupid.

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