Island police blotter – 11-27-2013

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 19, 216 Pine Ave., Pink and Navy Boutique, petit theft. A 63-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested at her residence after allegedly shoplifting in the store. According to the report, the suspect entered the business and began to look around. The store manager noticed the dresses the woman was looking at were no longer hanging in that location. The manager followed the woman out of the store and asked for the dresses back. The suspect allegedly threw the dresses at the manager and left. The manager wrote down the suspect’s auto tag number and reported the incident to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded to the woman’s residence, where she allegedly admitted to the theft.

• Nov. 18, 501 Pine Ave., Relish Cafe, trespass warning. A sheriff’s deputy made contact with a man playing guitar and asking patrons for money outside the business. The manager asked the man to stop bothering customers, but he continued to play. He was issued a trespass warning and advised not to return.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Nov. 17, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn Resort, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported that an unknown person gained entry into his vehicle by breaking the rear window. Items valued at $110 were stolen and the damage was estimated at $200.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Nov. 15, 12316 Cortez Road W., Buttonwood RV Resort, found property. An MCSO deputy responded to a call from an employee, who had found a container of what appeared to be marijuana at the pool. The deputy confirmed the substance, and the weight of 2.8 grams.

• Nov. 17, 12500 block of Cortez Road West, burglary. An unknown suspect gained entry to a storage shed and stole a pressure washer.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Nov. 9, 100 47th Ave., beach access, theft. Police made contact with a man, who appeared to be intoxicated and claiming his bicycle was stolen. The man said his bicycle was valued at $1,100, however, the officer determined similar models online are valued at about $270.

• Nov. 11, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, warrant. While conducting a routine license plate check on traffic patrol, an officer discovered the driver of the vehicle was wanted on a Manatee County warrant. The officer initiated a traffic stop and took the man into custody.

• Nov. 12, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mischief. Two men were arguing and one of them began breaking things that belonged to the other. The complainant ran to a neighbor’s house and called police. Damages were estimated at $300.

• Nov. 12, 700 Manatee Ave., obstruction and reckless driving. Two separate police officers on patrol observed a woman driving her vehicle erratically and she allegedly almost hit a patrol car. They initiated a traffic stop and the woman presented an international driver’s license, but she could not produce insurance or registration information for the vehicle that had a Mexico tag. The woman made several attempts to exit her vehicle and officers had to instruct her several times to remain in her car for safety reasons. She was warned one final time to enter her vehicle, but she refused. As officers began to place her under arrest, she attempted to pull away. The suspect was arrested for obstruction without violence, reckless driving and for not having a valid driver’s license.

        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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