Island police blotter – 05-08-2013

Anna Maria

        • No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • May 3, 700 block Gulf Drive South, domestic disturbance. A man woke up to find his prescription pills missing and began arguing with his father about the missing pills. The argument lasted for some time and carried outside, at which time neighbors called the police. Upon making contact with the men, the son wanted to file a theft report so he could contact his doctor for more pills, but the officer said there was no evidence of theft. The father said his son has a pill problem.

• April 28, 100 Bridge St., criminal mischief. A complainant called police regarding a loud bang that sounded like a crash. Upon investigating, police discovered the Historic Bridge Street wooden sign had been run into by a vehicle and knocked to the ground.

• April 29, 2300 block of Avenue B, Baker Act. Police responded to a man yelling. Upon making contact with the man, he said he was going to “snap” because his boyfriend was going to have sex with another man. Police determined the man was a threat to himself and transported him to Manatee Memorial Hospital for observation. While at the hospital, the man threatened the officer with violence if the officer did not give him a cigarette.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        April 27, 300 block of 64th Street, domestic battery. A 41-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. According to the report, the incident began when the man pushed a woman from his boat and left her in the water. The woman contacted police, but refused to identify the man. Police drove the woman home and when they were alone, the man allegedly grabbed the woman by the throat and forced her face onto the floor causing her nose to bleed and swell. The victim was able to bite the man’s thumb to break his grip and contacted police again. This time she went forward with pressing charges and the man was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.

• April 27, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, Longboat Key, domestic battery. A 35-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested by a Longboat Key Police Department officer after responding to a call about a woman walking along the road. The officer made contact with the woman, who said she had been arguing with her boyfriend when she was put out of the vehicle. Police made contact with the man and observed several bite marks to his forearms. With no visible injuries to the woman, police determined her to be the aggressor and arrested her on the misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

• April 28, 24301 SR 64 E, Bradenton, violation of a protection order. A 40-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for violating a protection order when he parked his camper on his ex-wife’s property while visiting his child. The woman called police to report the incident. Police arrived to find the man sleeping in the camper. After verifying a protection order was issued in December 2012, the man was arrested on the misdemeanor offense.

• April 30, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks Tavern, warrant. While on routine patrol a police officer observed a man known to be probation enter the bar. The officer made contact with the man and his friend and escorted them outside. It was learned that the man’s friend was wanted on a probation violation in Hillsborough County. He was arrested on the warrant. A report of the incident was forwarded to the other man’s probation officer.

• April 13, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man reported that his unsecured bicycle was stolen from the front of his residence. He said it was not the first time the bike had been stolen.

• April 13, 400 block of 62nd Street, suspicious incident. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was bothering her and has done so several times since the couple broke up six months prior. She told police that he knocked on her twice and then left, but had been trespassed from her property in early April. The woman was advised to get a restraining order against the man. The officer said the suspect has a history of domestic abuse.

• April 17, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, domestic battery. Police responded to two females arguing. During the argument, it turned physical when one of the women pushed the other to the ground. The victim refused to cooperate, but the office observed red marks on her neck and arms and arrested the aggressor for misdemeanor domestic battery. The couple is in a romantic relationship and the victim was issued a domestic violence packet.

• April 18, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious incident. A lifeguard contacted police in regards to a suspicious package that had been left for several hours. Police began to open the package, but stopped when they observed a white wire protruding from it. Police called the bomb squad to investigate it and began evacuating the building. While police were evacuating people from the area, a man came running up to claim ownership. The package was given to the man, who left the area before police were able to identify him.

• April 19, 8000 Gulf Drive, DUI. Police received a call in regards to a man driving a golf cart while apparently intoxicated. An officer observed John Evans, 66, of Holmes Beach stop at a stop sign. He was swaying back and forth in the vehicle and appeared confused. The officer exited his vehicle to make contact with Evans, who then began to pull away. The officer then initiated a traffic stop, but it took Evans several blocks before he stopped. Evans exited the cart and fell to the ground. The cart began to roll away. The officer stopped the cart and then made contact with Evans, noticing a strong odor of alcohol. The officer attempted to conduct a field sobriety test, but Evans was unable to complete the tasks. EMS arrived to treat Evans, but he refused against their advice. Evans was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence.

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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