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Island police blotter – 12-19-2012

Anna Maria

        • No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Dec. 6, Cortez Road at Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported from Bradenton to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that while his vehicle was at the listed Bradenton Beach location, someone had entered the vehicle and stole his wallet.

• Dec. 10, 118 Bridge St., grand theft. A couple rode their bicycles to the Sports Lounge and placed them at a nearby bike rack. When they decided to leave, they discovered their bikes, valued at $700, were missing. According to the report, the bikes were not locked.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• Dec. 7, 12300 block of Cortez Road West, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call of a domestic disturbance and made contact with a man and woman arguing. The deputy determined no criminal act had occurred, and issued the couple domestic violence packets.

• Nov. 24, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, burglary. Unknown persons gained entry into a locked utility closet and stole an estimated $300 worth of items.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Dec. 3, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. A Holmes Beach Police officer made contact with a man and woman arguing in front of their residence. The man said he recently discovered his fiancé had been unfaithful and wanted to leave, but the woman refused to give him the keys to their only vehicle. A friend was called to pick up the man, who was advised to call HBPD before returning to collect his belongings. He returned two days later without first calling HBPD, and the woman who said she did not want him there called police. Officers stood by while the man collected his belongings.

• Dec. 3, 5337 Gulf Drive, theft. An employee at Lobstah’s Restaurant reported someone had stolen prescription medications from her purse while it was locked inside the manager’s office, but video surveillance had no clear view of the alleged theft.

• Dec. 4, 200 block of North Harbor, trespass warning. Police responded to a possible disturbance and made contact with a man sitting in the backyard of a residence. A female complainant told police the man was her ex-boyfriend and he was not supposed to be there. The man was issued a trespass warning.

• Dec. 8, 5900 Flotilla Drive, theft. A vendor at Winterfest reported to police that he had dropped off his tent with numerous supplies the previous night. When he arrived the day of the festival his materials, valued at $1,900, were missing. Police walked the grounds and found several supplies were undisturbed.

• Dec. 8, 3000 Gulf Drive, traffic. An HBPD officer working traffic control at the Christmas parade observed a vehicle attempting to gain access to the parade route. The officer stopped the driver and told him to back up, at which time the vehicle almost hit the officer. The officer observed the same vehicle attempting to do the same thing a block from his location. The officer entered his patrol vehicle and attempted to the stop the driver a few blocks away. The driver stopped, but then continued for several more blocks. The officer made contact with the driver, who appeared to be confused. The driver did not remember his name or address. A neighbor was eventually contacted, who confirmed that the man has been confused. The officer issued a mandatory driver’s license examination. The neighbor drove the man home.

• Dec. 8, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, disturbance. Police arrived to find a man and his adult daughter arguing. The man has recently undergone some mental evaluations and the daughter had legal control over his actions. She wanted her father’s live-in girlfriend to leave the home. She did so after police arrived.

• Dec. 9, 500 block of 71st Street, vehicle burglary. Police responded to a complainant who reported someone had stolen fishing poles from his boat. Police searched the surrounding area and discovered the poles had been thrown into the water.

• Dec. 9, 3900 East Bay Drive, suspicious incident. Customers at Publix called police to report a woman in her 20s was panhandling in front of the store. When people did not give her money, she screamed obscenities at them. The suspect left the area before police arriving.

• Dec. 9, 2900 block of Avenue B, assist WMFD. Police assisted West Manatee Fire District firefighters after a palm tree caught fire. Investigators on the scene determined Florida Power & Light power lines caused the tree to catch fire. FP&L was contacted.

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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