|Neon in the middle
The occupants of a Dodge Neon found themselves smack in the middle of a three-car sandwich April 20 in front of Tortuga Inn. According to Bradenton Beach police, the driver of the Neon was stopped behind a vehicle waiting to make a left turn into the Tortuga parking lot when a pickup truck hit the Neon in the rear, causing it to hit the car in front of it. The driver of the Neon was taken to an emergency room. Islander Photo: Courtesy Keith Barnett
April 14, 500 block of Loquat Drive, burglary. A construction trailer was broken into at a job site and $5,900 in tools was reportedly stolen.
April 16, 400 N. Bay Blvd., Bayfront Park, criminal mischief. A woman reported damage to her car done apparently by another driver opening his/her car door and hitting the complainant’s car.
April 11, 200 Gulf Drive S. and Bridge Street, traffic crash/DUI. Monica Maule, 27, of Holmes Beach, reportedly failed a field sobriety test administered at the scene of a traffic accident. Upon arriving at the jail, a marijuana cigarette was reportedly found in her purse.
April 12, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, drug arrest. Stephen Jackson, 39, of Bradenton Beach, was stopped when an officer noticed his tag had expired. According to the report, Jackson was driving with a suspended license and, when he was asked to exit the vehicle, he dropped a container that contained cocaine.
April 13, 1906 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Beach Club, burglary. A digital video-disc player reportedly left beneath a rear passenger seat of a car was stolen.
April 14, 1900 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, traffic arrest. A driver was issued two criminal summons — one for driving with a suspended license and the other for attaching a dealer’s tag that had been reported stolen from Red Hoagland Pontiac/GMC.
April 14, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, juvenile pickup. While investigating a disturbance, a warrant check was conducted and, according to the report, a juvenile was taken into custody on a warrant for robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary.
April 16, 1200 block of Gulf Drive South, suspended license. A car was stopped when an officer heard the driver blow a loud air horn for no apparent reason. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and cited for improper use of a horn.
April 16, 2200 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, theft. A man reported a window of his car had been broken and his belongings were ransacked. Nothing was reported stolen.
April 17, 900 block of Gulf Drive North, reckless driving. A motorcyclist was arrested for speeding and reckless driving. The driver reportedly was not licensed to operate a motorcycle.
April 15, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported her bicycle stolen.
April 16, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, driver’s license. A driver was cited for driving without a license.
April 16, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Brian Schroder, 19, of Bradenton, was stopped by an officer for reckless driving. Schroder was arrested for reportedly having beer in his possession and an inventory of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of two pipes with marijuana residue, a large water pipe and a wooden cocaine grinder.
April 17, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Byron Shull, 51, of Sarasota, was stopped for speeding and records showed that Shull’s license was suspended. He was given a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed, and was arrested. During an inventory of his car, a film canister containing marijuana was found in the backseat, which Shull admitted belonged to him and not a passenger who was sitting in the rear.
April 17, 200 block of 75th Street, battery. A man reported a former employee struck him in the back with an unknown object and punched him in the face after he fell to the ground. A couple that witnessed the incident refused to cooperate and the suspect was not found in the area.
April 18, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man reported his bike was stolen from his carport.
April 18, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft. A man reported his bicycle stolen.