Island police blotter – 04-17-2013

Anna Maria

        • April 2, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a father and adult son arguing. The son said his father was upset and insulted him because he could not find work. While on scene, the deputy confiscated marijuana stems in plain view after both men denied any knowledge of the stems.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • April 6, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, stolen property. A woman stored her driver’s license in a side pocket of a small cooler and went for a walk on the beach. When she returned, her driver’s license was missing.

• April 7, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, trespass warning. Police responded to a man causing problems at the bar and discovered the suspect was trying to play pool for money. According to the report, the man refused to stop asking other patrons to gamble and then refused to leave when asked. A trespass warning was issued.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 23, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass. Police responded to a complaint of a man in the parking lot attempting to sell customers his pocket knife. The man admitted he was trying to sell the knife to raise money for bus fare. Police searched the suspect and located the knife and $7. He was advised it was illegal to solicit in Holmes Beach and was trespassed from the property at the store manager’s request.

• March 23, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie’s Island Store BP, trespass. An employee reported a juvenile had broken some items in the store’s bathroom, which led to a heated exchange between a store employee and the juvenile’s mother. The mother said the employee was rude to the family when they asked to use the bathroom.

• March 23, 3400 E. Bay Drive, Ace Hardware, exposure. A 49-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor exposure and possession of marijuana after a complainant reported the man had urinated in an open area behind the business. She told police the man exposed himself. Police made contact with the man and a search of his person turned up 3 grams of marijuana.

• March 25, 100 block of 71st Street, trespass. A complainant called police to report her house had been broken into while she was on a trip, but nothing had been stolen. She discovered three empty beer cans inside the residence and suspected it may have been family members, but wanted the incident documented. Entry into the home was through a window, which was damaged. The damages were estimated at $100.

• March 25, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from a bike rack.

• March 26, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, burglary. While on routine patrol, an officer was flagged down by a man who reported someone had stolen a tile saw valued at $1,500 from his porch. A neighbor provided police with a description of two young men and a woman who had come to the home and left with a large object in their vehicle. The complainant called later that day to say the saw had been returned.

• March 26, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported he left his wallet inside an unlocked vehicle. When he returned, the wallet had been gone through and $100 was missing.

• March 27, 7800 block of Palm Drive, disturbance. Police responded to a call from a man who said his son was yelling and refusing to go to school. The man said his son was bullied at school. The school had told him they had taken care of the problem, but the son said the bullying was continuing. The officer told the juvenile it was wrong to yell at his parents and that he had to go to school. The officer said he would contact the school to make sure the bullying was addressed.

• March 27, 400 block of 72nd Street, missing person. A woman called to report her husband was missing for more than a month. She said they were having general marital issues and that he had disappeared for a few days before, but not for this long. She told police he had not picked up his medications, left his cell phone behind and no other family member has heard from him.

• March 28, 600 block of Dundee Lane, criminal mischief. A complainant reported he has been having trouble with his neighbor since having work done to his pool. He said he was having the pool resurfaced and needed to run a pump at night to keep water from getting into the pool. He told police his neighbor’s wife came over and kicked the pump into the pool. The neighbor said the pump was keeping his wife up at night, but denied his wife’s involvement in the incident. The damage to the pump was estimated at $400.

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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