Island police blotter – 12-26-2012

Anna Maria

        • Dec. 17, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons gained entry into an unlocked vehicle, accessed the trunk and stole hair cutting equipment valued at $1,300.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Dec. 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive North, suspicious circumstances. Bradenton Beach police officers responded to assist the Holmes Beach Police Department regarding an incident that occurred at the listed address. Police made contact with a man who appeared to be intoxicated and was having trouble clearly stating his complaint. However, the man told police he was visiting a friend and, when he was ready to leave, a neighbor exited his residence and pointed a shotgun at him. The complainant said the neighbor had done so because “he doesn’t like me.” The man told police that he told the neighbor to shoot him.

A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy also was called to assist and made contact with the neighbor, who said the complainant had been on his property in the past and was arrested for trespassing after “causing problems.” He said he heard the man yelling and came outside to remind him that he had been trespassed from the property and told him to leave.

Another neighbor became involved in the dispute, at which the time the complainant allegedly threatened to a throw brick through his window. The second neighbor responded he would use deadly force if needed.

Both men denied pointing a shotgun at the complainant, but the first neighbor did admit to having his neighbor’s shotgun and returned it to him during the argument. A third witness reported seeing the argument, but told police he never saw a weapon pointed at the complainant.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Reports not submitted.

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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