Island police blotter – 02-21-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 10, Alamanda Road and North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed a car stop at a residence and a passenger exit the vehicle. The deputy saw the driver throw the vehicle into reverse and yell at the other person, who was the motorist’s daughter. The daughter said blood on her shirt was from a bloody nose.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        Feb. 8, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., battery. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a fight in the bar and found a female bartender who had been battered. The suspect, a 21-year-old woman and relative of the bartender, had left the scene. Witnesses told police the suspect punched the bartender in the back of her head, causing her to fall off a stool. The suspect struck and kicked the bartender on the ground before leaving the bar. BBPD sent a request to charge the aggressor to the state attorney.

Feb. 8, 100 block of 10th Street, theft. A surfboard valued at $700 was reported stolen.

Feb. 13, Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., fraud. A Bradenton Beach woman reported credit card irregularities after purchasing items Feb. 8 at a Cortez market with a Mastercard. She told police she thought it strange the clerk took her card to two areas for the transaction, which included her account and PIN numbers. Later in the day, she told police she noticed three unauthorized transactions on the card from a Venice ATM for $300 and $180 and at a WaWa gas station for $367.85. She canceled the card.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


        Feb.7, H & H Marina, 12444 Cortez Road W., theft. An unknown person stole an outboard boat motor cover from a boat and fled. The cover was valued at $400.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 8, Island Animal Clinic, 5343 Gulf Drive, found property. An employee reported she found two steak knives in a planter while she cleaned the front entryway. A Holmes Beach police officer took the knives and placed them in property locker for safekeeping.

Feb. 9, 43rd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Two juveniles were issued code violations after an officer observed them drinking beer on the beach. The underage drinkers dumped out their cooler and beer and disposed of the cans.

Feb. 12, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, burglary. An unknown person entered a covered patio and stole a television. No other items were disturbed.

Feb. 13, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, suspended license/drugs. A police officer observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and determined the driver, a 19-year-old Bradenton man, had a suspended license. As the officer was conducting a traffic stop, he smelled burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle. During searches of the driver and the vehicle, the officer found psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, cannabis resin and paraphernalia. The driver was arrested. His vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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