Island police blotter – 03-27-2013

Anna Maria

        • No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • March 20, 2400 block of Avenue C, domestic disturbance. A couple argued over how much time the man spent with his friends. The man left the residence to end the argument, but when he returned home for some clothes, realized he forgot his key. Police assisted and the man got his clothes and left for the night.

• March 17, 900 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. A woman left her vehicle at the Gulf Drive Cafe after having a flat tire. When she returned the next morning, all four tires were flat. One of the tires had cut marks.

• March 15, 111 Gulf Drive S., Island Time Bar & Grill, battery. A man sitting on a bar stool nudged a woman next to her to start a conversation. Another man witnessed the incident and pushed the victim backward off his bar stool, causing injuries to his arm and head.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• March 18, 12400 Cortez Road W., theft. A woman reported she had been arguing with a man while riding in a vehicle, when he pulled over, kicked her out of the vehicle and drove off with her purse still inside.

• March 14, 4500 block of 124th Street West, domestic disturbance. A woman went to her son’s house where an argument ensued with the mother of her son’s girlfriend. The subject left, but returned and the argument started again, this time also involving the girlfriend. The mother told police her son put her in a headlock and forced her to the ground. A witness told police the woman threw herself to the ground and the son never touched her. According to the report, the woman appeared to be incoherent.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 2, 200 block of 73rd Street, theft. A resident reported stolen fishing gear to the Holmes Beach Police Department. The man he was out of town while work was performed on his home. The gear was valued at $1,729.

• March 2, 6200 Flotilla Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported he returned to his boat after several weeks and discovered the lower unit of his boat motor and other items valued at $250 had been stolen.

• March 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious person. Police made contact with a man at the beach trolley stop. According to the report, the man was intoxicated and his pants were falling off. The officer determined the man was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was taken to Manatee Glens.

• March 4, address unreported, child abuse. A female juvenile told an adult that her older sibling had shown her pornography and had engaged her in sexual activities. Police interviewed the older sibling, who said their father was aware his sister was lying and spreading rumors. The father was interviewed and confirmed the accusations were known to him. The case was turned over to child protective services for investigation.

• March 5, 5551 Marina Drive, assist West Manatee Fire Rescue. An HBPD officer observed a small fire under a dock and contacted the fire department, which extinguished the flames. The officer observed a small soldering iron on the dock, which had been left on.

• March 5, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft. A man reported someone stole 100 gallons of fuel from his boat while it was docked behind his residence. The fuel was valued at $480.

• March 6, 5801 Marina Drive, city field/skate park, theft. Following an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce event, garbage containers were left behind for later pickup. One of the cans was loaded with electrical cords. A chamber employee later went to the field to pick up the cans, but they were gone. The items were valued at $1,000.

March 8, 6500 block of Guava Street, theft. A complainant reported two bikes valued at $200 were stolen while parked in front of the home.

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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