Island police blotter – 07-04-2012

Anna Maria

        June 20, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal mischief. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male trying to gain entry into a home known by the complainant to belong to someone else. The deputy made contact with the man, who said his grandfather was renting the house. The man had used his iPhone to bang on the door and had broken it. He also had ripped a screen door and broken a glass panel on the front door. Upon investigating, it was revealed the man was at the wrong house. He agreed to pay for the estimated $300 in damages, but the incident was documented as criminal mischief until the homeowner could be contacted.

• June 20, 500 block of Bayview Place, burglary. An unknown suspect entered the back patio of a residence and stole a TV.

• June 17, 100 S. Bay Blvd., missing person. An employee at the Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant reported to work, but left at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., her mother received a text, prompting her to call MCSO over concerns of her daughter’s safety. No further information was provided.

• June 21, 200 block of Gladiolus, criminal mischief. A man reported someone had keyed his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway. According to the report, a 5-inch long scratch “down to the primer” was found on the hood.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• June 14, 4400 block of 124th Street, information. Four juvenile sisters at home alone called MCSO in regards to a male juvenile knocking on the door and peering into the windows. MCSO contacted the male and told him to stay away from the girls’ residence or be trespassed. According to the report, “Both neighbors seem to have a dislike for each other for different reasons.”

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        June 23, 200 block of 62nd Street West, Bradenton, battery. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges during a child visitation between his girlfriend and the girlfriend’s father. According to the report, an argument began, at which time the father tried to leave. The suspect became angry and stood in front of the door blocking the father’s attempts to leave, and “bumped his chest” into the father’s chest repeatedly. The father managed to exit the house, at which time the suspect ran to the father’s car and removed his keys. He also was charged with petit theft.

• June 22, 400 block of Clark Lane, disturbance. A female complainant called police after an argument occurred between herself and her boyfriend. She explained she was attempting to pack up her belongings and leave with the couple’s child to return to Kentucky. Upon HBPD’s arrival to the scene, both parties agreed it was best for her to leave.

• June 23, 8100 Gulf Drive, criminal traffic. A HBPD officer responded to a crash. Upon investigating the incident, a female driver was asked for her driver’s license, to which she responded she never got one. The officer conducted a records search and discovered that the woman has a prior charge of having no driver’s license. She was issued a summons to appear in court on the charge.

• June 25, 8300 block of Marina Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported a loaded handgun was stolen from his vehicle. The man told police he thought he had locked his vehicle, but no signs of forced entry were discovered. The black, Ruger .380 caliber handgun was located in the driver’s side door panel at the time it was stolen from the vehicle. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.

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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