Island police blotter – 01-30-2013

Anna Maria

• Jan. 15, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons broke the driver’s side window and stole a purse from the front seat. An iPod, cash and other items valued at $385 were in the purse, which was later found, although emptied of its contents.

• Jan. 17, 500 block of Pine Avenue, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons gained entry onto a boat moored in the canal behind the home. Listed items stolen included fishing and diving gear.

• Jan. 19, 10006 Gulf Drive, White Egret, criminal mischief. The owner of the White Egret reported that someone broke out a window, causing further damage to a mirror and two lamps inside. An MCSO deputy reported it did not appear anyone gained entry to the store. He further noted that on the same date and time, a report of criminal mischief occurred outside the Sandbar Restaurant, and said the two incidents appeared to be related. Damages at the White Egret were estimated at $615.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Jan. 15, 100 block of Sixth Street South, domestic disturbance. A woman complained to police that her boyfriend came home drunk belligerent and unruly, and wanted him to leave. She told police she had booked a flight for him to return to be with family in another state. Police stood by while the man took a shower “to sober up,” and escorted him voluntarily from the property.

• Jan. 12, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, property damage. A man pulled into the Coquina Beach parking area and drove into a wooden bollard, causing his vehicle to be stuck. The man complained that the bollards were difficult to see, and said they should be painted a bright color.

• Jan. 16, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Coquina concession stand, grand theft. Unknown persons stole two Coca-Cola umbrellas, as well as three Corona beer umbrellas from the concession tables. They were valued at $350.

• Jan. 21, 107 Gulf Drive S., city hall, suspicious person. While on routine patrol, a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a man sleeping on a bench in front of city hall. The officer made contact with the man, who said he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. The officer reported this was the second such incident involving this individual. He was warned not to return to the area.

• Jan. 23, 1600 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic disturbance. Police responded to a couple engaged in a verbal argument. The man said the couple had been drinking and he wanted to break up with her. His girlfriend had locked herself in the bathroom and initiated the 911 call. She claimed the boyfriend was being loud and acted in an aggressive manner, which is why she locked herself in the bathroom. She claimed she was the one trying to break up with him. The man left the residence for the night.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Jan. 18, 4500 block of 123rd Street, fraud. A complainant reported someone used her personal information to open an authorized account with a credit card company.

• Jan. 23, 4300 block of 123rd Street, criminal mischief. Unknown persons damaged a gate causing less than $200 in damages.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• Jan. 14, 500 block of 58th Street, information. A man and woman went to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report a man who has been harassing them via late-night voice mails and text messages. The messages were threatening in nature, including a threat to slit their throats. Police advised the victims to continue to document the messages, and made contact with the caller. Police informed the Bradenton man to stop contacting the victims or face possible criminal charges.

• Jan. 15, 200 block of 71st Street, fraud. A man went to HBPD to report that someone had made several purchases with his debit card, although the card was in his possession. He believes the purchases were made on the Internet. The bank was notified.

• Jan. 15, 200 block of 82nd Street, theft. A woman reported that someone had stolen tools from the men she hired to paint her home. The men went to lunch and when they returned, found the tools missing. Several drywall knives, a razor knife and painting tools valued at $110 were missing from the site.

• Jan. 16, 100 block of 83rd Street, theft. A man reported that someone stole the key from his golf cart while he was skimboarding at the beach. The man said he was only at the beach for five minutes.

• Jan. 17, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, burglary. A property manager was inspecting a home before the arrival of the owners. He discovered three TVs missing from three rooms, including a 60-inch TV, a 50-inch TV and a 24-inch TV, all valued at $3,750. Police did not observe any signs of forced entry, but secured fingerprints.

• Jan. 22, 7200 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A woman reported her vehicle’s windshield vandalized. Police could not find anything that may have caused the damage, but observed it may have been caused by a rock, possibly thrown by a lawnmower.

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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