Island police blotter – 08-01-2012

Anna Maria

        July 18, 100 block of Tuna Street, burglary to a vehicle. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a vehicle burglary call. The complainant reported someone had “ransacked the vehicle,” but nothing was stolen.

• July 19, 700 block of Holly Road, burglary to a vehicle. A MCSO deputy responded to a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported two stolen cell phones. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Fingerprints were taken from the vehicle.

• July 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, domestic disturbance. MCSO responded to a 911 call and made contact with a woman who alleged her fiancé had taken some of her belongings, although she could not name any missing items. According to the report, the couple had been fighting for days. Deputies noted the couple’s apartment was in disarray and that the woman admitted throwing the man’s belongings around. The woman said she had not been physically harmed and did not feel threatened.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • July 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A male complainant reported someone stole $13 from the center console of his vehicle while he was at Coquina Beach. The complainant said he locked the vehicle, but didn’t realize a rear window was left open.

• July 21, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, theft. A woman reported a stolen beach bag containing an iPod and $25. The woman said she was playing with her children on the beach and upon returning, the bag was gone.

• July 22, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A couple began loading their vehicle at Coquina Beach when storms began moving into the area. While going back and forth from the beach to their vehicle, an unknown person stole several items valued at $300 from the vehicle.

• July 23, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. Two men entered Circle K at 3:30 a.m. and stole two 18-packs of beer. According to the report, the suspects entered the store, looked at the clerk and at the beer and exited. A short time later, the two men returned, grabbed the beer and fled the store.

• July 21, 1400 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A woman came to the Bradenton Beach Police Department to report two purses and about $150 stolen from her vehicle while parked at Coquina Beach. The complainant said her vehicle was locked, but police could find no signs of forced entry.

• July 23, 1600 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. While at Coquina Beach, a woman was seen inside a vehicle by the owner’s friend, who confronted the woman. The female suspect told the male friend she had lost her engagement ring and was certain it was in the vehicle. The woman left the scene. When the vehicle owner and her friend left the beach, they stopped for gas and noticed several items valued at $600 missing, including a guitar, camera, purse and wallet.

• July 24, 115 Bridge St., vehicle burglary. Two witnesses said they observed a female enter a vehicle at the U.S. Post Office while the owner was inside. They asked the female suspect what she was doing. The female suspect said she had lost her wedding ring and was sure it was inside the vehicle. The owner reported a missing iPad.

• July 24, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. About $200 worth of items were stolen from a carport.

• July 24, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. An unknown person gained entry to an unlocked vehicle at Coquina Beach. A phone, computer equipment and wallet were reported stolen. The items were valued at $1,000.

• July 25, 700 Gulf Drive S., theft. While at Cortez Beach, a couple reported someone had stolen their backpacks containing cellphones and other items valued at $325.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• July 19, 12000 block of 42nd Avenue West, identity theft. A male complainant reported someone used his personal information to file a 2011 federal tax return.

• July 22, 4110 block of 127th Street West, burglary. An unknown person entered the Seafood Shack restaurant by breaking the upstairs door, which allowed the suspect entry to the restaurant office. According to the report, the suspect attempted to gain entry into a large safe, “but the safe is old and rusty and hard to open, even with the combination.” The suspect failed to gain entry into the safe. Damages from the break-in were estimated at $150.

• July 12, 12000 block of Cortez Road West, battery. MCSO deputies responded to a complainant who reported a friend had grabbed him by the neck and pushed him out of his chair when he refused to loan the friend money. According to the report, the complainant was “very intoxicated.” The complainant refused to press charges. Deputies made contact with the suspect, who said he was only holding the complainant down due to “his irrational behavior.”

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        July 22, 3600 block of Fourth Avenue, theft. A complainant rode her bicycle to a relative’s house and walked to the beach. When she returned, the bike, valued at $100, was missing.

• July 22, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded to a report of a vehicle burglary. A male complainant said $390 was stolen from his center console. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Police checked nearby vehicles, finding many of them unlocked with undisturbed property inside.

• July 21, 900 Manatee Ave., road rage. A female complainant reported a maroon SUV was honking at her and driving close to her rear bumper. The woman said she pulled over to allow the SUV to pass, but the driver swerved the vehicle toward her, causing her to take evasive action. She then reported the license plate number of the SUV. As of press time, no further information was available.

• July 19, 300 block of 58th Street, criminal mischief. A female complainant provided HBPD with the name of another female she suspected of vandalizing her vehicle due to “an ongoing feud,” according to the report. Police documented scratches on the car and a broken windshield. Curse words also were scratched into the vehicle’s hood and top. Damages were estimated at $700.

• July 19, 7100 Palm Drive, information. While on routine patrol, a HBPD officer observed a male riding his bicycle. The bike rider swerved into the grass, drove into a mud hole and flipped over the bike’s handlebars. After determining the rider was intoxicated and not injured, the officer drove the man home.

• July 18, 8100 Marina Drive, vehicle burglary. A female complainant reported that some time between July 13-18, someone entered her vehicle and stole an Apple iPod valued at $600. The woman also reported her checkbook stolen.

• July 14, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mischief. A man driving a company vehicle reported his driver-side window had been smashed. Nothing was reported missing and police observed that it appeared the window was broken from the inside.

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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