Island police blotter – 08-22-2012

Anna Maria

• Aug. 8, 600 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A woman complainant reported someone poured an unknown substance over the front of her vehicle, damaging her chrome grill. The woman told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that she suspected her granddaughter’s ex-boyfriend, as he has access to pool chemicals.

• Aug. 8, 300 block of Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A MCSO deputy responded to a possible burglary call where he observed a broken glass panel on the front door. The deputy reported he suspected some type of projectile broke the glass because it is hurricane-proof glass. After a search of the area, however, the deputy did not find anything suspicious. The deputy determined no entry to the house was made, and the report was changed from burglary to criminal mischief.

• Aug. 2, Lakeview Place, vehicle burglary/theft of a firearm. An unknown suspect entered the vehicle of the complainant. Reported stolen were several items, including a 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun with 25 rounds of ammunition.

• Aug. 10, 200 block of Oak Avenue, grand theft/burglary. An unknown suspect entered the complainant’s home and stole $4,000 in currency and about $5,000 in gold items.

• Aug. 7, 700 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a global positioning system unit valued at $500 and several park passes.

• Aug. 14, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vehicle burglary. While parked at the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot, a complainant reported someone entered his vehicle through a partially open window. The items stolen were valued at $285.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Aug. 12, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South, disorderly intoxication. A 43-year-old Longboat Key man was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication at Coquina Park. A police officer responded to the call regarding a disturbance. According to a probable cause affidavit, the suspect approached a family and began playing with three children. The father told the man to leave, but he sat a nearby picnic table and began cursing. When police arrived, they observed the man fall repeatedly and curse. Police placed the man in handcuffs, but he struggled to get free. Despite several warnings, officers used pepper spray to subdue him. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond.

• Aug. 14, 200 block of Bridge Street, domestic battery. A 35-year-old man, reportedly living on the Dragon boat in the anchorage near the Historic Bridge Street Pier, was arrested following an Aug. 15 report by a woman who lived with him. The woman told police her boyfriend got mad the night before, and punched her in the head, neck and face after a scuffle on the boat, including a head-butting incident in which she reportedly pushed him into the water. Police arrested the boyfriend at the pier a few hours later for misdemeanor domestic battery and booked him into the Manatee County jail. He was released Aug. 17 on $1,000 bond and supervised release, which includes staying at least 500 feet from the alleged victim.

• Aug. 16, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. A fire hydrant, a Bradenton Beach welcome sign and landscaping were damaged following a report from a store clerk at the Circle K who heard a car crash at approximately 1:30 a.m. Responding to the scene, police observed damage to stones and plants and a missing fire hydrant. It learned from a witness that a white sedan may have been responsible. On further investigation, they found the fire hydrant lying on the sidewalk near 25th Street, about 75 yards north of its original location. Police advised Manatee County of the broken hydrant, and began to search for the responsible motorist and vehicle. While no such vehicle was found, police observed the city’s welcome sign at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road also had been hit and knocked down. Police estimate $800 in damage to the hydrant, sign and landscaping.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Aug. 11, 300 block of 61st Street, battery. A woman complainant alleges her boss inappropriately touched her while performing her cleaning duties. According to the report, the man came to the house she was cleaning and asked her what she was wearing under her tank top. The man allegedly pushed her to the ground, laid on top of her and then pulled her up by her arms, at which time he allegedly touched her breasts. Holmes Beach Police Department officers made contact with the man, who said he only touched the woman’s shoulder to tell her she was doing a good job. Police charged the man with misdemeanor battery.

• Aug. 8, 400 block of 80th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole an XM radio, Bluetooth device and change purse, all valued at $178.

• Aug. 9, 200 block of 65th Street, vehicle burglary. A woman reported she left her wallet in an unlocked vehicle for about an hour. When she returned, the wallet and $273 were missing.

• Aug. 13, 6200 Flotilla Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported someone entered his boat while it was docked and stole an anchor, two dock lines and a knife, all valued at $230.

• Aug. 10, 300 block of 61st Street, disturbance. An ex-boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing about the man’s drinking problem. The woman reported she is pregnant with the man’s child, so they remain in contact. The man became upset during the argument, punched a hole in the wall and broke a table. He informed HBPD officers he was leaving for the night. No further action was taken.

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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