Island police blotter – 05-02-2012

Anna Maria

• April 22, 200 block of Archer Way, burglary to a vehicle. Unknown persons entered an unlocked vehicle with several items being reported stolen.

• April 21, Gulf Drive/Palmetto Avenue, habitual traffic offender. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed and stopped a man for unlawfully passing another vehicle. According to the report, the man drove off the road to make the pass. Further investigation revealed the man was driving with license suspended and was a habitual traffic offender.

• April 6, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary to a conveyance. A complainant reported that someone stole the anchor system, valued at $200, off his boat.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• April 6, 12107 45th Ave. W., fraud. A complainant reported that someone had filed federal income taxes in his name.

• April 25, 127th St. W., trespass warning. During construction on the Cortez Bridge, a man living on a boat at the marina near the bridge became upset at the work crew over noise and debris falling near his boat. According to the report, the man entered the work zone, yelled at the workers, and began to approach the workers. The man was asked to leave and refused, causing the crew to stop work for 20 minutes. He eventually left and was contacted by a deputy, who gave the him a trespass warning to keep away from the work area.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• April 25, 4000 Gulf Drive, felony petit theft. Jared Caruso, 25, was arrested on a felony charge after allegedly stealing a can of beer from the CVS/Pharmacy. The manager of the store reported he witnessed Caruso take the beer and put it inside a black bag in his possession. The manager confronted Caruso, who kept walking. Police made contact with Caruso and, after an investigation, learned he has multiple petit theft convictions. Caruso was placed in custody on $1,000 bond and was scheduled for a May 25 arraignment.

• April 22, 4101 Gulf Drive, burglary. Police investigated a burglary complaint and learned the suspect is under investigation in at least one other burglary. The suspect’s niece reported the burglary of an apartment complex, listing paintings, tools and TVs stolen, all valued at $17,000.

• April 21, 6300 Flotilla Drive, larceny/theft. A complainant came to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report a kayak, valued at $900, had been stolen.

• April 21, 100 block of 43rd Street, beverage law. Upon receiving a complaint from a citizen, police made contact with a group of juveniles on the beach. When the officer approached, according to the report, he observed the male juveniles attempting to hide containers of beer. There were five female juveniles, three male juveniles and two 18-year-olds in the group. After passing a Breathalyzer test, a female was allowed to drive the remaining females home. The male driver of the group failed a Breathalyzer and his father was contacted to pick him up. The remaining juveniles’ parents also were contacted to pick up the youths.

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 Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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