Island police blotter – 03-07-2012

Anna Maria

• Feb. 18, 700 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. While on beach patrol, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was flagged down by a renter at the listed address. The complainant reported a broken exterior window pane on the second-floor balcony. The deputy reported the window appeared hit by a sledgehammer, although the inner pane was still intact. The deputy reported an unknown person “had to climb the balcony, get up on the deck wall, jump over to the balcony and then jump over the rear deck to flee.” The property manager informed law enforcement that the damage had occurred sometime earlier, and had not been reported to law enforcement. The property manager stated he was waiting on a replacement window pane. No action was taken due to the length of time since the incident occurred.

• Feb. 23, 500 block of Spring Avenue, burglary of unoccupied dwelling/grand theft. Unknown suspects entered the carport of a two-story residence. Fishing equipment was reported stolen.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Feb. 22, 200 block of 76th Street, burglary. Police responded to a burglary call where they were told by the victim that the break-in of the residence had occurred two weeks earlier. According to the report, unknown suspects forced entry through the back door. The victim said nothing of value was stolen, but wanted to file a report with law enforcement.

• Feb. 22, 300 block of 58th Street, theft. Police responded to a call of a stolen gold ring. The female complainant told police the ring belonged to her mother and said weekend guests may have taken the ring. The victim reported she allowed a couple to stay with her overnight. The following day, she said, she discovered the ring was missing from her bathroom. The names of the guests were provided to the police for follow up.

• Feb. 23, 2800 block of Avenue B, theft. Police responded to a report of a stolen bike. The victim said when she left home in the morning, her bike was located at the front of her garage, but she returned that night to find the bike missing. The stolen bike is described as red with white lettering with a bent metal basket.

• Feb. 23, 5300 block of Marina Drive, suspicious incident. A worker at a local business reported to police her car was missing from where she normally parks. Her car was located in the “overflow parking” area at the listed address. Upon investigating, police learned the complainant’s driver’s license was suspended. She was advised not to drive her vehicle.

• Feb. 24, 200 block of South Harbor, burglary of a vehicle. Police responded to two vehicle burglaries. Both victims said the burglaries occurred the prior night. Both victims reported their vehicles were locked, and the only item taken was a pair of prescription sunglasses. Police observed a possible entry point to one of the vehicles as a cracked seal in one of the windows. Police were able to obtain fingerprints at the scene.

• Feb. 26, 200 block of 35th Street, burglary of a structure. While on patrol, police observed a suspect from an earlier burglary involving a stolen yellow bicycle. Police stopped the suspect for questioning. During questioning, the suspect changed his story several times as to how he had come into possession of the bicycle. The suspect first said he found it, then purchased it at a garage sale, and finally admitted he had stolen the bike. He was arrested and the bicycle was returned to its owner.

• Feb. 27, 4000 Gulf Drive, missing person. Police responded to a possible missing woman. The husband told police he and his wife were on a walk, but the wife had become tired. She stopped to rest while the husband continued his walk. Upon his return, he could not locate his wife. The wife was then found seated in a lawn chair on the nearby beach.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.


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

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