Island police blotter – 11-13-2013

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 3, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, criminal mischief. A complainant reported the lock on his boat lift control box was broken.

• Nov. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. A witness called police to report a paraglider appeared to be in trouble while flying above the pier. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and initiated a search. The paraglider was located on the beach at Bean Point and the man said he was having issues, and he had been looking for a safe place to land.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Nov. 4, 200 block of Second Street North, domestic disturbance. A man and woman were arguing about a third person in their relationship. The man had been drinking and the argument intensified when he began throwing various items around the residence. Police arrived and determined no physical contact had been made during the argument and the man agreed to leave.

• Nov. 8, 118 Bridge S., Sports Lounge, information. While on patrol, an officer was stopped by a man, who said he had been drinking and wanted to find a taxi. The man was holding a bloody rag, but when asked what happened, he said an unknown male punched him in the nose because he was talking with some women in his group. He did not wish to press charges.

• Nov. 4, 1600 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Park, theft. A woman reported that she put her cellphone on a table and entered the restroom. Her $250 phone was stolen, although she assumed her boyfriend was watching out for her.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Nov. 1, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, domestic battery arrest. A man returned from a bar and began arguing with his live-in girlfriend. The argument turned physical when the man allegedly slapped the woman in the face. Neighbors heard the commotion and called the police. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded and observed a red mark on the woman’s face. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery.

• Nov. 2, 200 block of 29th Street, domestic battery arrest. According to a probable cause affidavit, a 26-year-old man physically assaulted a woman he resides with after exiting the bathroom without warning. The report states the man struck the woman on the head and neck, at which time he threw her to the ground, bit and continued to hit her. A juvenile attempted to intervene and the man allegedly struck the juvenile, as well.

• Oct. 27, 100 block of 51st Street, theft. A complainant reported he left his bicycle unsecured in his front yard. He left the residence to go to church and upon returning discovered it missing. The bike was valued at $150.

• Oct. 27, 100 block of 65th Street, beach access, theft. A woman reported two unsecured bicycles valued at $300 were stolen from the beach access.

• Oct. 27, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. A man was reported to have taken a large, $100 bottle of vodka, exiting without paying. A description of the man and his vehicle were provided to police.

• Oct. 28, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. A complainant reported that four rented bicycles valued at $800 were stolen from their garage. The victim said the bikes were locked, but that the key to the lock was left in one of the bicycle baskets. On Oct. 30, police were contacted about a suspicious man exiting the woods and pushing a bicycle near the 2800 block of Avenue C. Police responded and recovered the four stolen bikes. The suspect was not located.

• Oct. 31, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Two unsecured bicycles were reported stolen overnight. The bikes were valued at $260.

• Nov. 1, 3000 block of Avenue C, an unsecured bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from under a stairwell.

        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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One thought on “Island police blotter – 11-13-2013

  1. Mark Selander

    Lock your bicycles, people. And take the keys with you. It ain’t rocket science. And the cops have better things to do.


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