Island police blotter – 09-03-2014

Anna Maria

• Aug. 16, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, trespass warning, theft $300-$5,000. The complainant reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office someone took something from his child’s bag while at the Anna Maria City Pier. The complainant followed the suspect to an ice cream eatery, where an MSCO deputy responded. The missing items were found in the bathroom of the shop. The suspect was given a trespass warning by the pier manager.

• Aug. 21, 10000 block of Gulf Drive, lost item. A man traveling on the trolley left behind a backpack. He searched the trolley when it returned to his stop and could not locate the backpack.

Aug. 23, 500 block of South Drive, petty theft. The complainant reported to MCSO a cellphone missing from his home.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.


Bradenton Beach

• Aug. 22, 100 block of Ninth Street South, abandoned vessel. An abandoned vessel was reported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department in April. The vessel was tagged and a certified letter was sent to the owner. BBPD received no response and the vessel was removed and destroyed by Taylor Boatworks.

• Aug. 23, 200 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle towed. The BBPD responded to a vehicle, with hazard lights flashing, parked on a sidewalk and partially blocking a business parking lot. The vehicle was registered to a rental car company, which was contacted. The renter of the car returned to the vehicle and gave BBPD the keys as the tow truck arrived.

• Aug. 24, 100 block of Gulf Drive, Circle K, Marchman Act. BBPD responded to an intoxicated person sleeping on a bench in front of the store. The officer reported the person met the requirements of a Marchman Act by not being able to care for himself.

• Aug. 24, 200 block of Gulf Drive, trespass warning. The manager of an ice cream eatery called the BBPD after a disgruntled, fired employee reportedly threatened employees. The BBPD told the subject that she would be arrested if she came back to the eatery. No further action was taken.

• Aug. 24, 1600 block of Gulf Drive, burglary of a vehicle. Two credit cards and $820 in cash was reported stolen from an unlocked car. The victims did not realize the items were missing until an hour after they returned from the beach. The credit cards were used at several locations in Sarasota before they were canceled.

Aug. 25, 200 block of Gulf Drive, felony aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon. A witness approached a BBPD officer, saying that while sitting in the backseat of a car, he witnessed the driver reach across the passenger seat, open the door of the moving car and push his girlfriend out of the passenger seat. The suspect was located an hour after the witness report and taken into custody.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.



• Aug. 15, 4400 block of 100th Street West, found property. An eyeglass case with suspicious strips of tan paper was found at Cortez Baptist Church. A Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy collected the case with its contents and placed it with property to be potentially destroyed.

• Aug. 21, 4000 block of 128th Street West, burglary to convey larceny. Someone reported to the MCSO an unknown suspect entered a vehicle through an open window and took a cellphone from the center console.

• Aug. 22, 4400 block of 123rd Street Court West, domestic disturbance. MCSO deputies responded to a verbal argument. There were no allegations of physical abuse and none was observed by the officer.

• Aug. 22, 10100 block of Cortez Road, arrest on an outstanding warrant. A Holmes Beach resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant for battery.

• Aug. 24, 10100 block of Cortez Road, domestic disturbance. MCSO responded to verbal argument between a man and a woman. No allegations of physical violence were reported and none was observed.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.


Holmes Beach

      • Aug. 22, 5800 Marina Drive, possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle without a license. A motorist was pulled over by a Holmes Beach patrol on a traffic stop. It was discovered the driver’s license was invalid and schedule 4 substances including, Xanax and tramadol, were found in the driver’s possession.

• Aug. 23, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, trespass. HBPD responded to a call made by a Manatee Public Beach lifeguard of a person violating several city ordinances, including consuming alcohol on the beach. HBPD issued the person a trespass warning, and they left on the trolley. The person later returned to the public beach and was arrested for trespassing.

• Aug. 24, 4000 Gulf Drive, operating a motor vehicle without a license. HBPD stopped a motorist for having three minors in the vehicles without seat belts. It was discovered the driver did not have a license. He was arrested.

• Aug. 24, 100 block of 52nd Street, driving while license is suspended. A motorist parked by a beach access was approached by HBPD. It was discovered the driver had a suspended license. It was the driver’s second citation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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