Island police blotter – 08-15-2012

Anna Maria

      • July 30, 202 N. Bay Blvd., information. A complainant reported a disturbed sea turtle nest at Bayfront Park. According to the report, the complainant was outraged at the lack of patrols in the area and insisted Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiate a stakeout. A deputy investigated the nest and reported it appeared that someone walked over the nest and ripped out the stake markers. The deputy referred the complainant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

• Aug. 2, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, resisting arrest. A 55-year-old Anna Maria man was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and booked into the Manatee County jail on $750 bond. According to the report, a MCSO deputy responded to a report of a man and woman arguing. Upon making contact with the man, he “became very belligerent and aggressive.” As the deputy tried to defuse the situation, the man pushed the deputy and fled. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were contacted to assist the deputy. Law enforcement officers reported having to subdue the man after he continued to resist arrest.

• Aug. 7, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a semiautomatic handgun from the vehicle’s glove box.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      • Aug. 8, 400 12th St. W., Bradenton, petit theft/transit fare evasion. A 29-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor theft after taking a taxi with no money to pay the fare. According to the probable cause affidavit, the man asked the driver to drop him off near the beach. When the passenger could not provide an address, the driver became suspicious and called the Bradenton Beach Police Department. The driver was instructed to return the man to his original location, and to keep the meter running. Police made contact with the man, who said he did not have any money to pay the $80 fare. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond.

• Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue B, stolen vehicle. A complainant reported someone stole his Ford truck sometime after 8 p.m. The man said he may have left a key in his glove compartment.

• Aug. 4, 1301 Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. BBPD police responded to the Silver Surf motel after receiving a call regarding loud arguing. Officers made contact with a female, who said she and her husband were there to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The woman said her husband had given her a ring to celebrate the occasion, but she was upset about the ring. According to the report, the woman said she felt her husband had only given her the ring to make up for having an affair with her best friend. The argument was not physical, so the officer warned the couple to keep the noise down.

• Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue C, vehicle burglary. A digital camera valued at $140 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. According to the report, the camera belongs to the Holmes Beach Building Department.

• Aug. 4, 2408 Gulf Drive, theft. Employees of the Via Roma Resort reported cash and credit cards stolen from their wallets, left in the resort’s maintenance room while at work. The men said the resort hired extra help over the weekend and the temporary laborers may have taken the items.

• Aug. 6, 100 block of 12th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone had ransacked his vehicle. He listed a $35 pair of sunglasses as stolen.

      Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Aug. 2, 4500 block of 119th Street West, grand theft. A woman complainant reported several items were stolen from her bedroom. The woman provided a MCSO deputy with a list of everyone who has access to her residence and a suspect.

      Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

      • July 31, 100 block of 46th Street, lewd behavior. A 62-year-old woman was walking down the street toward the beach when she spotted a naked man lying at the end of the street with a towel wrapped around his head. The complainant said the man was fondling himself. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were unable to locate the suspect.

• Aug. 4, 6400 14th St. W., DUI. HBPD and Florida Highway Patrol established a DUI checkpoint. Kenneth Anderson, 62, of Nokomis, was stopped to perform a field sobriety test. Anderson failed and was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

• Aug. 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A female juvenile contacted police in regards to a stolen wallet. According to the report, the girl put her wallet next to her while riding the trolley to the Manatee Public Beach. A man sat next to her and the girl looked down to notice her wallet was missing, but was afraid to confront the adult. Police later made contact with the suspect, who denied any knowledge of the incident. Police have requested surveillance video from the trolley.

• Aug. 3, 200 block of 57th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported his unlocked vehicle had been ransacked. Missing items, a GPS unit, sunglasses and tools, were valued at $291.

• Aug. 3, 100 73rd St., burglary. While staying at Coconuts Resort, a man reported $300 was taken from his wallet. According to the report, the man had left his sliding-glass door open throughout the day. The man told police his girlfriend’s wallet was right next to his, but was not missing any money.

• July 31, 200 block of 76th Street, theft. A man reported that someone had stolen several terracotta pots and orchids from his elderly father’s backyard. The items were valued at $700.

• July 31, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An employee at Lobstah’s restaurant reported someone had gained entry into her locked vehicle while she was at work. Police observed a tampered lock. The complainant reported missing cash, an iPod Touch, and purse, all valued at $440.

• Aug. 1, 300 block of Clark Lane, vehicle burglary. A vacationer reported a purse stolen from her vehicle’s backseat sometime during the night. The woman reported she suspected two suspicious juveniles she observed earlier in the day in the area.

• Aug. 4, 100 block of 47th Street, vehicle burglary. A woman on a bicycle approached a HBPD officer to report finding a purse and other items scattered on the road. The officer located a high school ID card of a Maryland student. He patrolled the area and located a vehicle with Maryland plates and made contact with an adult male. The man looked into his vehicle and determined the items, valued at $400, belonged to his daughter. The daughter reported she had heard a vehicle pull into the driveway the night before. She got out of bed and turned on a light to look outside, at which time she said a vehicle sped away.

• Aug. 2, 200 block of 82nd Street, theft of vehicle. A man reported someone stole his golf cart from his carport. He told police he suspected a neighbor of the theft. The cart was valued between $3,000-$5,000.

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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