Island police blotter – 04-24-2013

Anna Maria

        • April 6, 800 block of North Shore Drive, missing person. While assisting Florida Power & Light with a downed line, a man drove up to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy and said he was lost. The man appeared confused. The deputy conducted a driver’s license check and discovered the man had been reported missing from Pasco County. The family was contacted.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • April 14, 2200 block of Avenue C, theft. A complainant reported she left her bike valued at $800 unsecured in her carport while she went inside her residence. When she returned to secure her bike, it was gone.

• April 15, 2412 Gulf Drive N., Bamboo Club South, theft. A manager came to work to find the linen storage shed’s lock pried open. She reported 20 large towels valued at $60 were stolen.

• April 15, 2300 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious person. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and made contact with a 50-year-old Bradenton man sitting on the sidewalk. Police noticed an aroma of alcohol when speaking to the man and asked for his identification. The man initially said he did not have it with him, but then reached into a bag he was carrying to retrieve it. Police observed an open bottle of vodka in the bag. Upon running his identification, police discovered the man was wanted on a misdemeanor contempt of court warrant. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• April 10, 4400 block of 124th Street West, trespass warning. An MCSO deputy made contact with a woman who said a woman who rents an attached room from her and another woman arrived home intoxicated. She wanted them to leave, but could not trespass her renter. She did trespass the friend and told law enforcement she would begin the eviction process on the other woman.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 30, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach City Hall, criminal mischief. A Holmes Beach police officer reported his personal vehicle’s windshield was cracked while he was on duty. The damage appeared to be caused by a rock. The officer said the windshield was not damaged when he arrived for his shift, nor had it been damaged when he used his vehicle at lunch.

• March 31, 750 Manatee Ave. W., drugs. A 20-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on drug charges after being stopped by police on his bicycle. According to the report, the suspect was riding down the road with one hand while holding a guitar in the other. Police found 46 prescription pills in his parents’ name, a marijuana pipe, syringes, a small amount of marijuana and an unknown powdery substance. He was booked into the Manatee County jail for drug possession and held on $500 bond. According to jail records, he was released the following day.

• March 31, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, disturbance. A witness called police to report a man and woman arguing. Police arrived and the couple admitted they were arguing but that no physical contact occurred. They admitted they had been drinking, but they took a bus to the island. The couple was advised to take the next bus off the island. The couple left the beach.

• April 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, beach cafe, criminal mischief. An alarm company called the cafe manager to report the alarm was sounding. The manager advised that it was likely his employees arriving for work, but employees arrived later and called the police to report a broken sliding glass door. According to the report, someone pushed a metal cart through the door causing $1,000 in damage.

• April 1, 401 Manatee Ave., Lapensee Plumbing, petit theft. Unknown persons stole plastic letters from the business sign. The letters can only be replaced as a set, so they were valued at $500.

• April 2, 400 block of 62nd Street, trespass warning. A neighbor called police regarding a man next door banging on the door and yelling to be let into the residence. Police arrived and made contact with a man, who said he had just arrived onto the island and was attempting to wake his girlfriend. Police made contact with the woman, who said she did not want him there and had him trespassed.

• April 3, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A complainant reported a bike valued at $100 had been stolen from his carport.

• April 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A man reported he befriended another man at the beach. The two hung out that day and arrived to the beach in the suspect’s vehicle. While walking toward the beach, the suspect said he had to use the restroom. After some time, the complainant realized the suspect had left the area with his wallet and other belongings inside the vehicle. The items were valued at $161.

• April 4, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A complainant called to report someone broke his sprinkler system piping. He told police it was the eighth time in the last year and that it costs him about $100 each time he has to fix the damage.

• April 3, 6800 block of Marina Drive, identity theft. A man reported that a Verizon bill and credit card arrived at his mother’s house in his name. He said he contacted Verizon and discovered someone in Georgia opened an account in his name and purchased three phones.

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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