Island police blotter – 03-26-2014

Anna Maria

March 15, 100 block of Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief investigation. Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint that two doors and a window frame were damaged between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. The damage was estimated to be $30.

March 14, 800 block of N. Bay Boulevard, petty theft. The MCSO deputies investigated the theft of a green Manatee County trash can taken from the side of the road. The loss was estimated at $60.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.


Bradenton Beach

March 18, 100 block of Bridge Street, Baker Act. About 3 a.m., a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a man acting erratically. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failed to answer simple questions. He told the officer that he was hot and jumped in the water, although it was only 60 degrees outside. He was taken to a local hospital under the Baker Act.

March 14, 100 block of Gulf Drive, trespass warning. BBPD officers responded to a disturbance call from the Bridge Street Bistro. Two male subjects were causing a scene and refused to leave the business. They were issued trespass warnings.

March 14, 1800 block of Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. BBPD responded to a report that an unknown person keyed an F150 pickup truck with a sharp object.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.



      March 14, 11900 block of Cortez Road, warrant investigation. An MCSO deputy responded to a possible warrant suspect sighting. The deputy found two men, one sleeping on the ground. While the officer was running a background check, the sleeping man woke up and argued with the other man. The deputy found no warrant for either man.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.


Holmes Beach

March 18, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue North, arrest. Holmes Beach police officers arrested Joseph Reid, 68. Reid was charged with contempt of court for allegedly ignoring a court summons for an original charge of DWI with property damage that occurred last December. Reid was taken to Manatee County jail and released the same day on a $2,500 bond.

March 15, arrest. Rani Kristina Thurman, 33, of Holmes Beach, was arrested by the MCSO in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue West in Bradenton. She faces charges of violation of probation of an original charge of drug possession. She was taken to Manatee County jail and released the same day. Bond amount was not available.

March 6, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, arrest. A 13-year-old male was arrested for allegedly failing to appear in court.

March 5, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, driving without valid license. A man was issued a notice to appear by the Holmes Beach Police department after officers pulled him over in reference to a seatbelt violation and found he was driving without a valid license.

March 5, 3000 block of Avenue F, criminal mischief. Holmes Beach Police officers responded to the above location after a city employee called them about a no parking sign that had been painted over with yellow spray paint.

March 5, 4500 block of Second Avenue, driving without a valid license. A man was issued a criminal traffic summons by the Holmes Beach Police department after officers pulled him over for careless driving and found he did not have a valid license.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

            Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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