Island police blotter – 03-07-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 25, 900 block of North Shore Drive and the beach, suicide attempt. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy, assisted by officers from HBPD, found a man holding a box cutter and blood on his neck, shirt and hands. EMS responded and the man was transported to the hospital.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 24, Gulf Watch condos, 601 Sixth Street N., stolen tag. A man reported the New York license tag was stolen from his vehicle.

Feb. 24, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug violation. Bradenton Beach police stopped a vehicle for driving without headlights after dark. The officer found several open containers of alcohol and determined the driver and passengers were under 21. An 18-year-old passenger who showed the officer a 14-gram bag of marijuana was issued a notice to appear in court. No violation was issued for the open containers.

Feb. 26, Bridgeport condominiums, 501 Gulf Drive N., burglary. Tennis clothes, car registration, insurance records and Sun Pass cards were stolen from an unlocked Cadillac SUV.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


Feb. 12, 3900 block of 116th Street West, domestic disturbance. Deputies were dispatched to a call about two male family members arguing at 8:30 p.m. The argument did not turn physical and no injuries were reported.

Feb. 18, 3800 block of 118th Street West, domestic disturbance. A report of a man pushing a woman sent deputies to a residence, where the parties denied any physical contact and the officers observed no injuries.

        Feb. 20, 3800 block of 116th Street West, trespass. A 20-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were arrested after deputies and a K9 were dispatched to a possible burglary. The pair told the officers they were allowed to stay the night but, an investigation revealed they had no such permission.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 22, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant. After stopping a motorist without a valid driver’s license, a Holmes Beach officer determined the Bradenton man was wanted on an attempted murder warrant out of Manatee County. The driver had given the officer consular cards with different birthdates and the law enforcement database came back with another date. A $50,000 bond was assigned to the man and an immigration hold reported Feb. 23, according to court records. The man was in custody March 3 at the Manatee County jail.

Feb. 22, 100 block of 50th Street and the beach, alcohol. Dispatched to a loud argument at 8 p.m., an officer found people carrying coolers and bottled alcoholic beverages off the beach. Four men and four women from the Orlando area were issued citations for violating the city ordinance against alcohol on the beach.

Feb. 23, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., camping. While on patrol at 2:49 a.m., a Holmes Beach officer observed a personal watercraft tied up at the ramp and found hammocks where two men were sleeping near the shore. The men told police they’d been living on a sailboat that was being repaired. The officer issued a citation for camping against city ordinance.

Feb. 25, 100 block of 50th Street, battery/drug. A couple was arrested after police found them arguing near the road. The woman said the argument was over family matters. The man told police they were arguing about him refusing to give her car keys after she had several drinks. The woman was arrested for striking the man. The man was arrested for possessing 1 gram of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Feb. 26, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant. Holmes Beach police arrested a man on an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough County. The arrest came after the officer ran the South Carolina tag attached to a black Ford Expedition that came back assigned to a Pontiac Sunfire. The officer reported the SUV had a windshield crack from side to side. The man was taken into custody and ticketed for unsafe equipment and issued a summons for no valid license, an unassigned tag and no vehicle registration. The tag was seized.

Feb. 28, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. An officer observed a couple having sex and drinking on the beach. The officer issued them citations for possessing alcohol against the city ordinance.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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