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Island police blotter – 06-03-2013

Anna Maria

• June 18, 800 block of North Shore Drive, suspicious incident. A complainant said his dog jumped the fence of his residence and approached a man walking his dog on the roadway. The complainant said the man pulled a knife and threatened to kill his dog. There were no witnesses and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported the complainant’s statements were inconsistent.

• June 26, 200 block of Pine Avenue, suspicious incident. A man reported that an intoxicated woman entered his residence uninvited. A deputy made contact with the woman, who is renting the adjacent unit. The woman said she was bringing food she had prepared to the complainant’s family. The woman was released into her husband’s custody after the complainant declined to press charges.

• June 9, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, petit theft. A woman reported a wooden statue valued at $200 was stolen from her yard while she was out of town. The complainant said the statue was bolted to a concrete slab.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• June 19, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South, burglary. A man reported he and his family left the residence, and when they returned they found the front door kicked open. The man initially reported cash, jewelry and a handgun was stolen, but later called police to say the gun and jewelry had been found.

• June 24, 100 block of 11th Street, attempted burglary. A complainant reported the metal doors to a storage area had been damaged by someone attempting to open them while they were locked. It was unclear if the suspect was able to gain entry due to the damage, but nothing was reported stolen.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• June 20, 8400 block of Marina Drive, warrant. A 38-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested at his home on a pair of bench warrants. The warrants were initiated on a prior arrest for driving while license suspended.

• June 23, 8000 block of Marina Drive, domestic battery. A 23-year-old Englewood woman was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. According to the report, the suspect and victim were arguing in their bedroom. When the man went to leave, the woman allegedly used her fingernails to scratch the victim.

• June 22, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, retail theft. A 38-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested after he allegedly concealed an 18-pack of beer between his body and a skateboard, leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. The man was arrested a short time later at his residence. Police recovered 12 of the 18 beers.

• June 15, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant reported some beer and his sunglasses were stolen from a cooler outside his unit. Video showed three juveniles walking up and down the hallway searching through coolers.

• June 15, 5336 Gulf Drive, Island Trader, theft. A bank bag containing $400 was stolen from a locked filing cabinet in the business’s office. According to the report, only store employees had access to the cabinet, but it also states there are times when the public has access to the area.

• June 15, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. Police responded to an alarm and observed a balcony door to be open. Further investigation revealed pry marks on the door, but nothing was missing. Video of the area showed a man approaching the home just before 10 p.m. the prior night.

• June 16, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant reported someone entered his lanai and stole two skim boards valued at $500. Three days later, two juveniles voluntary went to the police station where they allegedly admitted the theft. The juveniles said they were “heavily” drinking and remembered taking the skim boards, but not much else.

• June 17, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A complainant reported her iPhone valued at $500 was stolen.

• June 19, 300 block of 42nd Street, vehicle burglary. A man reported he witnessed two males enter his vehicle. While investigating, police made contact with two juveniles, who admitted they entered the vehicle, but also said they did not steal anything.

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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