Island police blotter – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria

• No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• May 18, corner of 123rd Street Court West and 45th Avenue West, domestic. A female complainant said she was walking her dog when her boyfriend came up behind her and threw her to the ground. She said he began slapping her in the head because she refused to give him money. She was able to get away, but she said he caught her and threw her to the ground again, when she screamed and the man fled.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• May 17, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, battery. While on routine patrol, a Holmes Beach police officer heard two men arguing. The complainant said the other man jumped on his back. He told police he knows the man, but he wanted to press charges as the suspect has done the same thing in the past.

• May 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, trespass after warning. A 47-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for trespass after warning. Police responded to a call about a man at the beach with knives placed around him. Police made contact with the man, who said the 11 knives were for his protection. Police observed the man had been drinking. A check revealed the man was previously trespassed from the beach in 2008. The man said he was aware of the prior trespass warning, but assumed it was no longer in effect. He was arrested, but complained of chest pains and was taken to the hospital.

• May 6, 2710 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages, trespass. Police responded to a possible assault and learned that the motel manager had observed a man looking into vehicles in the motel parking lot. The manager asked what the man was doing, but instead of responding, the man walked into the motel office. The manager grabbed the suspect by the arm, at which time the suspect elbowed the manager and left the scene. Police made contact with the suspect, but no charges were filed. Police told the manager that since he did not identify himself as the motel manager, the suspect was within his rights to defend himself. The suspect was issued a trespass warning.

• May 7, 500 block of Bayview Drive, vehicle burglar. A complainant reported someone gained entry into his unlocked vehicle and stole about $10 in loose change. However, the suspect left behind a black glove and GPS unit that the complainant said did not belong to him.

• May 7, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A president of the condominium homeowner’s association reported the theft of a sign designed to keep traffic from using a private parking lot. The complainant said the theft is likely related to a civil dispute between the HOA and people in the neighborhood.

• May 8, 400 block of 72nd Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a backpack containing an X-Box 360 gaming system, a game and controller, all valued at $525.

• May 8, 5400 Marina Drive, Sand-N-Sudz Coin Laundry, suspicious person. A complainant reported video surveillance showed a man entering the business at 4 a.m. The video allegedly shows the man urinating in a garbage can and then climbing into a dryer to sleep. The complainant said the activity had been occurring for several weeks.

• May 9, 100 block of 49th Street, burglary. A complainant reported someone gained entry into his residence through an unlocked window and stole a gaming system, two laptops and cash, all valued at $1,500.

• May 10, 100 block of 66th Street, theft. A complainant reported he parked his $1,200 bike on his patio and it was stolen overnight. The man said there was a lock on the bike, but it had not been used that night.

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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