Island police blotter – 04-19-2017

Anna Maria

March 31, 700 block of North Shore Drive, suspicious incident. Wooden boards were found atop a chair that had been moved behind a residence. Police reported it looked like a makeshift ladder. No entry was made to the second-floor balcony.

April 1, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, theft. While parked at the city pier, a motorist reported the tag was taken off a vehicle.

April 2, 300 block of Pine Avenue, underage alcohol possession. Deputies responded to a complaint of a man sitting in a vehicle with its engine running and found a man with slurred speech, several bottles of alcohol and a substance suspected to be marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 3, North Shore Drive and North Bay Boulevard, theft. A rented beach cruiser bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from the beach access.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports available.


April 1, 12000 block of Cortez Road West, information. As a woman put her vehicle in park, a child on a bicycle ran into her fender. The child appeared unhurt and rode off. The vehicle dent was 4-inches long.

April 2, Holiday Cove RV Resort, 11900 Cortez Road, battery. A couple who had been drinking began arguing. The woman struck the man in the face. A deputy arrested the woman and transported her to jail. She was assigned a $500 bond.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 6, 3900 E. Bay Drive, transit-fare evasion. A man took a taxi from Sarasota to Holmes Beach. He failed to pay the driver on arrival at Publix Super Market. The taxi driver called police after the man told the driver he had $8 cash. The fare was $80.

April 9, 400 block of Manatee Avenue, driving on a suspended license/habitual traffic offender. After calling in a suspicious tag, Holmes Beach Police Officer Mike Pilato stopped the vehicle. The attached tag was not assigned to the auto, the sticker had been altered and the driver had 22 prior suspensions and was deemed a habitual traffic offender in April 2016. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Manatee County jail and assigned a $1,500 bond.

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

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