Island police blotter – 12-18-2013

Anna Maria

        • Dec. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, lost property. A complainant reported he set his wallet down and went for coffee. When he returned, his wallet was missing. He said he was not sure if someone stole it or if he had misplaced it.

• Nov. 28, 500 block of Blue Heron Drive, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons gained entry to a boat and stole the steering wheel and lower motor. A cooler also was taken. Missing items were valued at $4,200.

• Dec. 2, 307 Pine Ave., General Store, attempted shoplifting. A suspect walked to the beer case and concealed a 12-pack of beer in his backpack. He then walked to the counter where he purchased a pack of cigarettes. The clerk questioned the man about the beer in his backpack, at which time the suspect allegedly said, “You got me.” He returned the beer to the case and exited the store. He was not located by law enforcement.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.                                   

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Dec. 8, 200 block of Harbor Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person gained entry into an unlocked vehicle and removed a canvas bag. The empty bag was found on the neighbor’s property, and the contents were missing.

• Dec. 11, 100 block of 68th Street, criminal mischief. Someone damaged a large light globe by throwing an object at it. Damages were estimated to be $200.

• Nov. 30, 5346 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hank’s, hit and run. Several witnesses observed a woman back her vehicle into a bike rack and then accelerate onto Holmes Boulevard. Witnesses were able to get a description of the vehicle and a license plate number, which was provided to police. An officer stopped the vehicle the following day on Holmes Boulevard and the woman was questioned about the incident. She said she remembered hitting something, but did not think it was a vehicle. Police issued her two traffic citations and she gave $100 to Hurricane Hank’s for the damage to the bike rack.

• Dec. 2, 300 block of 56th Street, disturbance. Police were called in reference to someone shouting profanities, but were unable to locate the suspect upon arrival.

• Dec. 2, 2800 block of Avenue C, theft. A complainant reported that he returned from vacation to find his unsecured bicycle stolen from his yard. The bike was valued at $150.

• Dec. 5, 2800 block of Avenue C, burglary. A man reported that someone cut the screen to his patio and stole two 18-packs of beer from an outside refrigerator. He told police it wasn’t the first time it has happened, which is why he put locks on the patio door. The stolen items and damages to the screen were estimated at $90.

        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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