Island police blotter – 06-20-2012

Anna Maria

• June 5, 300 N. Bay Blvd., assist. An employee at the Anna Maria Pier Restaurant contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in regards to people in the water, who appeared to be in distress. The report stated that one person was approximately 100 yards offshore and the second was approximately 200 yards offshore. The first man made it to shore and reported their boat had become disabled. A third man had initially attempted to swim ashore, but returned to the boat, which was reported to be about 500 yards offshore. According to the report, the three men were tubing when the boat hit a wave, throwing them in the water. The boat continued in circles until the motor became entangled in the tow rope and was disabled. A nearby boater rescued the second man, who had been struggling to make it ashore, and then proceeded to the disabled boat to rescue the third man. The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted, but the good Samaritan was already towing the disabled boat to shore.

• May 27, 800 block of North Shore Drive, noise. A MCSO deputy responded to a noise complaint to hear a group of people talking on the balcony. The deputy issued a warning and explained the city’s noise ordinance to the renter, who apologized and moved everyone indoors.

• May 27, 300 block of Iris Street, noise. A MCSO deputy arrived to hear loud music coming from a garage. The deputy met with the renter and explained the city’s noise ordinance. The man said he would be more respectful in the future.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• May 27, Coquina Beach, lewd and lascivious behavior. Bradenton Beach police were notified of an allegation regarding a Bradenton man inappropriately touching a 6-year-old child. A follow up with Bradenton police revealed that a 7-year-old child also had made a similar claim a week earlier. Both incidents were alleged to have occurred in Bradenton.

• June 10, 100 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. Two people suspected of stealing merchandise from the Circle K convenience store were asked not to return. According to the report, the clerk was instructed to contact police if the two suspects returned to the store. The suspects did return and police were contacted to issue a trespass warning.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• June 10, 500 block of 70th Street, domestic battery. A 41-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges after allegedly becoming enraged and hitting her husband in the face. According to the report, she also had been slapping and grabbing the neck of her adult stepchild. The husband reportedly told police that the woman “goes into rages for no apparent reason.” After observing red marks on both victims, she was placed under arrest. According to the report, the woman shouted obscenities and kicked at the divider inside the patrol car while en route to the Manatee County jail.

• May 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, missing child. Holmes Beach police officers and a MCSO deputy launched a search after a 5-year-old child was reported missing from Manatee Public Beach. HBPD officers started searching northward from the beach, while the deputy searched southward from Anna Maria. The deputy received a call that a boy matching the description of the lost child had been found, but the cell phone call was dropped. The deputy responded to the general area of the call and located the caller and the child. The child was turned over to HBPD officers, who contacted the boy’s father, who also was searching for his son.

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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