Island police blotter – 09-27-2017

Anna Maria

Sept. 11, 800 block of North Shore Drive, open door/window. During a routine patrol, a broken window was observed at a residence. The rear door was found unlocked and officers entered, found water on the floor and several drawers opened. The house was secured and attempts to locate a keyholder were made.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 14, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, criminal mischief/vehicle. A woman flagged down an officer on patrol and alleged her car had been vandalized. She said two people pulled up in a way that sprayed her vehicle with mud. The officer located the two vehicles described by the woman at Runaway Bay condominiums and spoke with the drivers, who claimed they did not spray the vehicle on purpose. Upon running their licenses, the officer determined one of the motorists had a warrant in another state and the subject was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Sept. 18, 2200 block of Avenue B, battery. A woman who recently separated from her husband alleged he determined where she was staying, went to the residence and punched her in the face when she opened the door. Witnesses observed the man drag his wife down the stairs and attempt to force her into his car. The woman broke free and called 911 from a nearby apartment. The man had left before the officer arrived and a complaint was filed.

Sept. 19, 110 Gulf Drive S., Moose Lodge, criminal mischief/vehicle. A woman parked at the Moose Lodge of Anna Maria Island, went to the beach for the afternoon and returned to find her car had been keyed. Moose Lodge surveillance cameras captured video of the incident. The investigation continues.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.


Sept. 17, 12000 block of Cortez Road W., theft. A woman reported her son’s 10-foot-long boat was grounded and tied to another boat Sept. 12. When they returned Sept. 15 to retrieve the boat, it was gone.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 12, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. A woman and her husband returned after the hurricane evacuation and discovered that sterling silver items were missing from their dining room. Liquor bottles, glasses and food also had been disturbed. Police sent out some items for evidence processing.

Sept. 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two neighbors cleaning up after the hurricane got into a verbal altercation over where the trash was placed on the properties. Police advised the two that a report was made.

Sept. 13, 3200 East Bay Drive, theft of a vehicle. A woman returned to work and discovered the scooter she had left in the parking lot at Walgreens was missing. The scooter was parked out of the view of surveillance cameras. It was recovered that evening by the MCSO and two men were arrested for the theft.

Sept. 14, 500 block of 75th Street, criminal mischief. A man accused his ex-wife of keying his 2009 Mercedes on three sides while it was parked in his driveway. The man said he had just had the car painted after a similar incident, which she admitted to in court. The estimated repair would be $3,500, he said, based on the prior incident.

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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