Island police blotter – 08-09-2017

Anna Maria

July 18, 100 block of Pelican Drive, open door. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate an open door on a balcony. After West Manatee Fire Rescue assisted with a ladder to the second floor, the deputies determined there had been no forced entry and no apparent burglary. The deputies secured the residence.

July 18, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. Five juveniles and an adult were observed at a picnic table after park hours at 4:30 a.m. by MCSO deputies. Marijuana and paraphernalia were found and confiscated. All six people were issued trespass warnings. The park is closed 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

July 19, 100 block of Oak Avenue, Baker Act. Deputies performing a welfare check had the subject transported to a medical facility.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        July 28, 900 block of Gulf Drive, hit-and-run. A 25-year-old Bradenton man was found and arrested after his silver car rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. After the silver car fled the scene, authorities found it and its driver broken down at the corner of 43rd Street and 21st Avenue West in Bradenton. The man confessed to police, was arrested and transported to jail. No injuries were reported.

July 29, 2800 block of Avenue C, burglary. Upon returning from vacation, an owner reported a 1921 22-barrel revolver, jewelry and a collection valued at more than $10,000, including coins, silver certificates, a proof set and 1921-23 hundred-dollar-bill collections, missing from the residence. Police determined there had been no forced entry.

        Aug. 1, Coquina Beach, 1400 Gulf Drive S., lewd and lascivious. Police asked the state attorney’s office to issue an arrest warrant for a 26-year-old man accused of entering a woman’s bathroom and fondling his private parts. The woman who reported the incident told the police she was afraid of the man.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


July 17, 115th Street and Cortez Road West, seized tag. An MCSO deputy pulled over a motorist traveling west on Cortez Road at 60 mph in a 45-mph zone and determined his license was suspended. The officer seized the tag, based on a prior order.

July 21, 3800 block of 118th Street, domestic. Deputies were called to a disturbance involving a man and woman. The mother was worried about the father taking their 5-year-old child, but deputies reported the boy appeared healthy and happy. They also determined the argument had been only verbal.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 22, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, obstructing police. A Holmes Beach police officer was dispatched to a crash and located the vehicle occupants. A woman passenger yelled and swore at the officer, preventing him from conducting a crash investigation. The officer arrested the woman and transported her to the Manatee County jail.

July 26, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. A St. Petersburg woman, concealing items she took from the store valued at $221.32, walked out of the store. She was stopped by a manager. Police found jewelry in her pocket and clothes in her shopping bag. HBPD also assisted Bradenton Police Department with a report of the woman stealing a vehicle parked in front of the store. She allegedly took the vehicle and prescription drugs from her boyfriend in Bradenton, who told police she ingested 20 Xanax and five Ativan pills. EMS responded, transported her to Blake Medical Center. She was cleared and arrested by BPD.

July 28, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A male was caught on video keying a car in the parking lot. Police, lifeguards and the victim were unable to locate the person on the beach.

July 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, tag. A vehicle was parked in a no-parking zone, blocking traffic. An officer ran the plate and seized the tag based on a prior order. The vehicle was towed.

July 29, 200 block at 83rd Street, trespass warning. An argument broke out among family members when a 30-year-old Bradenton woman attempted to retrieve her deceased husband’s belongings. The trespass warning was issued to the Bradenton woman. Waivers of prosecution were signed by the woman and her sister-in-law.

July 29, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. MCSO alerted Holmes Beach police to suspicious circumstances at a condominium unit. HBPD responded and found a 32-year-old man with a handgun. The man was issued a notice to appear for possessing 6.39 grams of marijuana.

Aug. 1, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana. A police officer clocked a vehicle speeding 60 mph in a 35-mph zone, stopped the 26-year-old motorist and observed an odor of marijuana. The woman told police she had contraband in the vehicle. The officers found 1.4 grams of marijuana, a glass pipe in a metal tin in the vehicle. She was ticketed for speeding and arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and booked at the Manatee County jail.

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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