Island police blotter – 11-21-2012

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 14, 500 block of South Drive, vehicle burglary. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a complaint of a vehicle burglary and found that someone had pried open the complainant’s driver’s side door. Significant damage was caused to the vehicle and several unlisted items were stolen.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Nov. 9, 4500 block of 121st Street West, civil dispute. A MCSO deputy responded to an argument between neighbors. According to the report the neighbors were arguing over property boundaries and the use of a roadway. The subjects were informed that their dispute was a civil matter, not a criminal issue.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Nov. 6, 6500 block of Flotilla Drive, burglary. Complainants reported that someone broke into their home while they were out of town, stealing $300 from a cigar box.

• Nov. 6, 600 block of Dundee Lane, burglary and criminal mischief. Holmes Beach Police Department officers responded to multiple alarms. Police established a perimeter and sent a K-9 unit into the home. No one was found inside. Upon investigating, police discovered two alarm panels were ripped from the wall and damaged. Nothing was reported missing. Damages were estimated to be $1,000. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.

• Nov. 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, suspicious person. Marine Rescue contacted HBPD regarding a man parked in a van by the children’s playground. An officer observed the man with no shirt and only wearing underwear watching the children play. The man claimed he was relaxing after the presidential election, making several racial slurs in exclaiming his worries for the country. Since the man’s genitals were not exposed at the time of the contact, no crime had occurred, but the officer advised the man to leave the area.

• Nov. 8, address not reported, suicide attempt. An HBPD officer responded to an overdose call and made contact with family members, who were screaming for him to hurry. The officer found an unconscious man inside the home who was turning blue. The officer applied a portable defibulator to the victim, who then took a short breath, but remained unconscious. The officer cleared the man’s airway and he began to steadily breath. EMS arrived and assumed control. The man was taken to the hospital where police learned he had taken 40 milligrams of methadone while drinking.

• Nov. 10, 500 block of 70th Street, theft. While taking her son to see the doctor, a woman’s home was entered by unknown suspects. The woman reported several pieces of jewelry valued at $8,200 were missing.

• Nov. 14, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A resident returned home from out of town to find her glass door had been pried open. Nothing was reported missing, but damages to the door were estimated at $150.

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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