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Island police blotter – 04-30-2014

Anna Maria

• April 19, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier, criminal mischief. An unknown person(s) broke the base of a table and burned a hole in a wooden plank on the pier. The damage was estimated at less than $200. The incident remains under investigation.

• April 16, 200 block of Oak Avenue, theft. Someone stole an unsecured bicycle from the front yard of a residence around 1 p.m. The incident remains under investigation.

• April 10, 500 block of Spring Avenue, grand theft auto. A man reported his car stolen from his home. The incident remains under investigation.

• April 3, 800 block of North Shore Drive, suspicious incident. A person reported that multiple items were stolen from the estate of a deceased person. The items were last seen more than a year ago. The incident remains under investigation.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• April 19, 201 block of Gulf Drive, Oma’s Pizza, altercation. A verbal argument between two women turned physical around 4:15 p.m. when the women began striking and scratching one another. They told an officer from the Bradenton Beach Police Department that they did not want to press charges.

• April 19, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, arrest. A Nokomis man faces charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy discovered 2 grams of marijuana and a pipe in his pocket. He was taken to Manatee County jail.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• April 16, 4500 block of 119th Street West, Swordfish Grill, trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning around 10:40 p.m. after causing a disturbance at the restaurant.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• April 21, 300 block of 63rd Street, arrest. An 18-year-old man faces a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after a MCSO deputy approached him for skateboarding without lighting on Gulf Drive around 1:13 a.m. The man forfeited a pipe and marijuana to the officer. He was taken to Manatee County jail.

• April 10, 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, theft. A woman reported that some of her checks had been stolen and cashed fraudulently to a bank in Lake Mary. The case was not in the jurisdiction of Holmes Beach Police Department, and was passed to another law enforcement agency.

• April 10, 5800 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. A 23-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Manatee County jail.

• April 9, 2014, 4000 Gulf Drive, picnic area at Bradenton Beach, theft. A 49-year-old woman reported her backpack containing her car keys and clothing was stolen while she was swimming.

• April 9, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, burglary. A 67-year-old man reported his iPhone was stolen from the center console of his vehicle while it was parked at Publix. The man said he forgot to lock his vehicle when he went inside. The investigation is ongoing.

• April 9, 6400 block of Holmes Boulevard, burglary. A 72-year-old woman reported jewelry worth over $3,000 missing from her jewelry box. She said the burglary had occurred in April. The woman told police no one had been in the residence, and some contractors had performed work outside. Nothing else was taken from the home, but the woman said her costume jewelry was “picked over.” The investigation is ongoing.

• April 7, 500 block of 65th Street, vehicle burglary. A 60-year-old woman’s car was burglarized while parked overnight in her driveway. The woman said she left the car unlocked and found it “ransacked” the next morning. According to the report, the lid to the center console was broken and two change purses were stolen from inside the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

• April 6, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, arrest. A Wimauma man faces a charge of open container after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop. The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle, also of Wimauma, was issued two child-restraint citations, two safety-belt citations and a criminal traffic citation for driving with a suspended license. According to the report, an HBPD officer conducted a traffic stop when he saw two adults drinking Coronas and not wearing seatbelts, as well as several children “bouncing around in the back seat.” Two other adults in the vehicle also were issued safety-belt citations.

• April 6300 block of 63rd Street, notice to appear. A Bradenton woman faces charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An HBPD officer conducted a traffic stop for illegal window tint. When the woman rolled down the window, the officer reportedly smelled marijuana. The woman surrendered a bag containing 4 grams of marijuana and a pipe to the officer. The officer also found in the vehicle a fanny pack containing cigar shavings and a roach. The woman was issued a notice to appear for the drug charges, a criminal traffic citation for driving with a suspended license and a civil citation for the window-tint violation.

• April 5, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, lewdness warning. A 74-year-old man was issued a warning for allegedly sunbathing nude in his backyard. An HBPD officer arrived at the man’s home around noon in reference to a complaint from a neighbor. The man apologized to police, saying he thought his neighbors were out of town. The officer informed him he also was visible from North Harbor Drive. The man said he would be more cautious.

• April 5, 300 block of 63rd St., notice to appear. A Bradenton woman faces charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An HBPD officer conducted a traffic stop for illegal window tint. When the woman rolled down the window, the officer reportedly smelled marijuana. The woman surrendered 6.3 grams of marijuana in a container labeled “white heat” and a pipe. She was issued a notice to appear for the drug charges and two civil citations, a window-tint violation and driving with a suspended license.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

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