Island police blotter – 09-04-2013

Anna Maria

        • Aug. 23, 100 N. Bay Blvd., found property. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed two males diving underwater in the area of the humpback bridge. The deputy yelled from shore that a dive flag was needed. He then boarded a boat to investigate the area and found two sling spears. Upon finding the spears, the deputy reported that the suspects left the area in a vehicle.

• Aug. 15, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, petit theft. A complainant reported that $300 worth of miscellaneous items was stolen from the backyard.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • Aug. 23, 12500 block of Cortez Road West, domestic disturbance. A father and his adult son argued over finances, but no physical contact was made during the argument. Domestic packets were issued.

• Aug. 24, 4400 block of 125th Street West, domestic battery. A man and woman began arguing when the female refused to give the male money. At some point during the argument, the man twice struck the woman on the head.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 26, 7156 Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, DUI. A 36-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence. According to the probable cause affidavit, Angelo Imperiale was observed by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy serving out of his lane, and almost colliding with an oncoming vehicle. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol after initiating a traffic stop and through a translator, conducted a field sobriety test. The deputy determined Imperiale failed the test and he was taken to the Manatee County jail.

• Aug. 2, 200 block of 70th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $20 from a wallet inside the glove box.

• Aug. 3, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Police responded to a fight in progress and arrived to witness a female punching and pushing a male.

• Aug. 4, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his work truck and stole a toolbox containing $200 worth of tools.

• Aug. 5, 500 block of 65th Street, theft. A woman reported she went to retrieve some cash out of her jewelry box and discovered cash and jewelry valued at $3,000 was missing.

• Aug. 6, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported that someone entered his unlocked rental car and stole two new swimsuits from the front seat. The swimwear was valued at $120.

• Aug. 7, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A rear vehicle window valued at $1,200 was broken.

• Aug. 8, 2700 block of Avenue C, hit and run. A van struck another vehicle at the Island Shopping Center and fled the area. Police recognized the van’s description of belonging to someone working at a construction site. The officer went to the site and a short time later, the van arrived. The driver admitted hitting the other vehicle and said he did not have a driver’s license.

• Aug. 8, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. An unknown male was seen entering a vehicle. The owner yelled at the man, who apologized. The suspect said he thought it was a friend’s vehicle. The woman called for her husband and the suspect fled. Nothing was stolen.

• Aug. 11, 200 block of 87th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his boat and stole $3,000 worth of fishing equipment and tow lines.

• Aug. 12, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, criminal traffic. A police officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to turn around to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle made several turns in an attempt to avoid the officer’s line of sight. A witness directed the officer to where the vehicle was parked and reported the suspect ran toward the beach. Police established a perimeter and made contact with the suspect, who turned out to be a juvenile. He was arrested for fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer.

• Aug. 13, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, theft. A family was gathered at the residence and, while several purses were left out in the open, more than $9,000 in cash and jewelry were stolen from various purses. The victims said many people visited the home over a three-day period.

• Aug. 13, 400 block of Manatee Avenue West, criminal mischief. Police responded to a complaint of a broken side mirror on a vehicle. Blood was on the mirror and police observed blood on several nearby mailboxes. They were able to follow the blood trail back to a house where they made contact with a man who had a large laceration on a finger. The man told police he had been drinking the night before and may have caused the damage, which was estimated at $120. The complainant said he would not press charges if the man agreed to pay for the damages.

• Aug. 14, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, forgery. A complaint of a forged check in the amount of $456 was filed with police.

• Aug. 17, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, shoplifting. A store employee observed four people known to have previously shoplifted enter the store. The suspects were observed on camera concealing packaged meats in bags and clothing. Two of the suspects were confronted, at which time they dropped some of the meat. All of the suspects fled the store.

• Aug. 22, 200 block of Peacock Lane, theft. A diamond ring valued at $22,000 was reported stolen. The victim said painters were in the house for four weeks and the ring came up missing during that timeframe.

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.

One thought on “Island police blotter – 09-04-2013

  1. Betty

    We are due to leave England soon to stay on AMI for a few weeks. We note the Anna Maria Bridge will soon be closed. Are the Manatee and Cortez Bridges open , please?


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