Island police blotter – 04-23-2014

Anna Maria

• April 14, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, battery. A 56-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly slapped a woman in a wheelchair during an argument over love bugs. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the couple sitting together at the Anna Maria City Pier. They began to argue when the man became bothered by love bugs and lost his shoe in the water, according to the report. The deputy witnessed the man allegedly curse at the woman, push her wheelchair to the north edge of the pier and slap her on the shoulder. He was taken to Manatee County jail.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• April 15, 2013, 103 Gulf Drive S., disorderly intoxication. A 43-year-old Sarasota man faces a charge of disorderly intoxication after an MCSO deputy saw him urinating in public within view of the roadway and passersby. He was taken to Manatee County jail.

• April 11, 200 block of Bridge Street, criminal mischief. A 54-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly chest-bumped a woman he thought was trying to steal his dog. The woman told police she had found the dog wandering around a parking lot of with no tags. She said she placed the dog in her car with food and water. When the suspect saw the dog in her car, he allegedly picked up a rock and scraped the side of her car.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Holmes Beach

• April 4, 2900 block of Avenue E, possession. A Holmes Beach woman faces a charge of possession of marijuana after she crashed her bicycle outside a residential house. An HBPD officer responded to a report of a suspicious person. The woman was “visibly intoxicated,” according to the police report. The officer offered to take the woman home, but as she opened her purse to retrieve her driver’s license, the officer allegedly observed a bag of marijuana inside an empty cigarette package. She was issued a notice to appear and transported to her residence.

• April 4, 5400 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. A 67-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

• April 3, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, hit and run. The victim reported an unknown woman drove a red convertible car into a white fence, causing around $500 in damage. The woman reportedly backed up and continued driving. The investigation remains open.

• April 1, 755 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat Ramp, burglary. A woman reported her purse was stolen from her rental vehicle while she was taking pictures with her husband and daughter. HBPD officers reported that the front passenger window had been smashed. The investigation remains open.

• March 31, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue, battery. A 28-year-old pregnant woman told HBPD officers a man punched her in the shoulder several times during an argument. The man was not located.

• March 30, 5300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A blue glass-bottom kayak and a yellow kayak were stolen from a storage area of the marina. No arrests were made.

• March 29, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass. HBPD officers issued a homeless man a trespass warning for allegedly loitering behind the grocery store.


• April 14, 6000 Marina Drive, possession. Gregory Surface, 52, of Bradenton, faces charges of possession of sativa resin (hash) and driving with an expired tag for less than six months. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop and found a bag of hash inside the seat compartment of his motor scooter, according to the police report.

• April 12, 500 block of 75th Street, domestic battery. A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly argued with her mother and threw a chair at her, causing a knee injury.

• April 10, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Daniel Nolasco-Vasquez, 35, of Sarasota, faces charges of DUI, driving with an expired license for more than six months and no vehicle registration after he was pulled over for traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving between lanes. After failing a series of sobriety tests, he was taken to Manatee County jail.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

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