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Date of Issue: March 23, 2006

Stalker arrested

Bradenton Beach police assisted the Manatee County Sheriff's Office in making an arrest Friday of a man wanted for stalking.

According to reports from BBPD and MCSO, Gary Talarino, 57, was arrested for stalking after he followed his wife, Colleen, to a Bradenton grocery store.

Gary Talarino was named in numerous police reports detailing harassment and break-ins and Bradenton Beach police did a harassment report listing Gary as the suspect after Colleen reported her estranged husband for following her to work in Bradenton Beach.

On Friday, Colleen asked the Winn-Dixie manager to call police, although her husband fled the store before deputies arrived.

A short time later, a Bradenton Beach police officer spotted Gary Talarino traveling south on Gulf Drive arrested him.