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Island police blotter – 11-28-2012

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 16, 700 block of North Bay Boulevard, fraud. A complainant came to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Anna Maria substation to report that someone had used his financial information.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• Sept. 8, 12700 Cortez Road W., theft of copper. Unknown persons stole copper wire off the Cortez Bridge.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Nov. 16, 100 block of 30th Street, information. A complainant reported an opossum in her yard “that was refusing to leave after being physically encouraged to do so,” according to the incident report. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded and was able to snare the animal, which was released off Anna Maria Island.

• Nov. 17, 300 block of Clark Drive, battery. A man came to the door of a downstairs residence to demand the location of his son. Two men told him they were on vacation and did not know his son. According to the report, the discussion “got out of hand” and the suspect pushed one of the two men, who swung at the suspect but missed and was then punched in the face by the suspect. A man living upstairs arrived and said his son was friends with the suspect’s son, but that no other children were at his home. The suspect said another one of his friend’s son said he was there, but did not realize that the house had two separate living units when he knocked on the downstairs door. Police arrived and all parties agreed it was a “big misunderstanding.” Police helped the man search for his son at a nearby beach access, at which time the man’s girlfriend called to say his son was at home, sleeping in his bed. No charges were filed in the incident.

• Nov. 17, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal traffic. An HBPD officer observed what appeared to be a suspicious tag. The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned the license plate was not registered to the vehicle. The woman allegedly admitted she was borrowing the car and had put an old license plate on the vehicle. The officer asked about the tag, which appeared to have been tampered with. The woman initially denied tampering with the tag but later admitted that she had used a Sharpie to make the 2006 tag appear to look like a 2013 tag. The vehicle was towed and the woman was issued three criminal traffic citations.

• Nov. 17, 600 block of Dundee, burglary. A man arrived home after being away for a month. He went to his freezer to remove some fish and discovered the fish was gone. Upon looking around his home, he discovered nine fishing reels, valued at $2,200, were missing. The complainant also reported a change bucket containing about $40 was missing. Police observed the side of the garage door had been pried open.

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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