Island police blotter – 05-30-2012

Anna Maria

• May 13, 500 block of Bayview Place, noise. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a noise complaint and arrived to hear loud music and talking from the pool area. The city’s noise ordinance was explained and a warning issued. The deputy reported the occupants to be cooperative.

• May 19, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, noise. While responding to a noise complaint in the afternoon, a MCSO deputy arrived to find a man working in his yard with music playing. The man responded by telling the deputy the complainant is harassing him and would seek a decibel meter. He was issued a warning.

• May 18, 500 block of Loquat Drive, noise. A MSCO deputy responded to a noise complaint and arrived to hear music and talking. The deputy reported the residents moved indoors.

• May 20, 100 S. Bay Blvd., criminal mischief. While checking on the Anna Maria Pier, a MCSO deputy was approached by the pier restaurant manager, who reported someone had kicked loose a pier bench. The bench was found floating in the water. The manager also reported a table had been damaged. The manager reported the damages were about $100.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• May 20, 400 Gulf Drive S., resisting arrest. Bradenton Beach police officers responded to a report of a man wandering around aimlessly and making incoherent statements. Upon seeing the patrol car, the man allegedly tried to run, but officers were able to stop him. According to the report, police asked the man why he was acting strange, but the responses were incoherent and he became increasingly aggressive toward the officers. Police went to place the man in custody, at which time he allegedly attempted to pull away and tried to kick one of the officers. He was arrested for misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence.

• May 20, 1600 Gulf Drive S., damaged property. A man attempting to launch his brand new boat at the Coquina Beach boat ramp forgot to engage his parking brake. As he exited his vehicle, his jeep, boat and trailer rolled into the Gulf of Mexico. A tow truck was called.

• May 23, 100 block of 112th Street South, disturbance. Police responded to a disturbance call where the officer made contact with, “an emotionally distraught woman,” according to the report. The woman had a packed bag in her hand. The report states she was upset with her boyfriend, who had announced he was going to Orlando to attend motorcycle mechanic school and intended on leaving her. Good Samaritans gave the woman $60 to stay in a hotel for the night. The man claimed the woman had pushed him during the argument, but did not want to pursue charges.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• April 27, 4500 block of 119th Street, petit theft. A woman reported leaving her iPhone in a public rest room. When she returned, it was gone. The phone was equipped with a tracking device and the woman’s husband located it at 10004 Cortez Road. The couple confronted a man at the location, who became confrontational. MSCO was contacted, but the man left the area before deputies arrived.

• May 23, 12000 block of 45th Avenue, theft. An 82-year-old man reported someone had entered his yard and stole a 40-inch shrimp boat propeller. A witness reported seeing the propeller in the back of a Ford truck that left the area.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• May 19, 5406 Marina Drive, criminal mischief. A Holmes Beach police officer responded to the Feast restaurant and observed the front window had been shattered and a table inside the restaurant was turned over. While investigating, a man arrived with cuts to his arm and head, who reported that he and another male had been in a fight and the two had gone through the window during the scuffle. The second man was located en route to the hospital for lacerations. The two men said they would pay the $800 in damages to the restaurant owner, who agreed to not pursue criminal charges.

• May 20, 4900 Second Ave., suspicious circumstances. While conducting a traffic stop, a police officer observed a woman “making no sense,” according to the report. The woman was mad because construction workers had “no place to pee or poop” and that residents were “stealing power from her.” Police made contact with the woman’s husband who said she likely needed medication. He arrived to the scene to take his wife home.

• May 21, 3400 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported someone stole her light gray beach bike, valued at $260, from the side of her residence during the night.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

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