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Date of Issue: April 13, 2006

Streetlife

Anna Maria

March 27, 200 block of Palm Avenue, criminal mischief. Two doors of a car parked in a driveway were reportedly scratched.

March 28, 100 block of Beach Avenue, information. According to the report, 20 vinyl slats were pulled off a fence. The deputy was able to put the slats back in place.

March 28, 100 block of Maple Avenue, criminal mischief. According to the report, six fence slats were pulled from a fence. Two were damaged and, according to the report, the other four can be replaced with nails.

March 29, 500 block of Pine Avenue, burglary. Items were stolen from a woman’s unlocked vehicle.

Bradenton Beach

March 13, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest. According to the report, an officer saw Charles Campbell, 27, of Bradenton, heading to the beach with his surfboard and advised him that the beach is closed after midnight. The officer believed Campbell to be intoxicated and conducted a “pat down” in which he found a can of beer - a violation of city ordinance - and one gram of marijuana.

March 18, 100 block of Third Street South, drug arrest. An officer received a tip that four people had pooled their money to purchase cocaine in Bradenton and would be returning to Bradenton Beach. When the officer saw the vehicle in question enter the city, he stopped the vehicle. Inside the vehicle the officer reportedly found a pipe used to smoke cocaine in the center console and another in a black bag in the trunk of the car. Jerry Hamilton, 47, of Bradenton Beach, was given a notice to appear for the pipe found in the center console, where the officer also found some type of pill that the suspect claimed was Tylenol.

Beth Guglietti, 24, of Holmes Beach, a passenger in the car, was arrested after the officer discovered 12 pieces of cocaine, a glass pipe and a second pipe containing marijuana in her purse. Guglietti was also wanted on a Manatee County warrant for violation of probation.

March 27, 100 block of Third Street South, drug arrest. An officer received a tip indicating that Chris Cockrell, 33, of Bradenton Beach, left the city with two other persons in a vehicle after allegedly conspiring to purchase drugs from a dealer in Bradenton. The officer waited in an area near the residence where the suspects were expected to return. The officer then stopped the vehicle and several pieces of cocaine were found in the search. Cockrell and Mike Avvenire, 43, of Bradenton Beach, were arrested for possession of cocaine and the driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Holmes Beach

March 24, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, criminal mischief. A witness reported that she saw a teenage girl scratch a car with a key. The car belonged to a store employee.

March 25, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, theft. A woman reported that her cigarette case containing her driver’s license, credit card and some cash were stolen while she was at the bar.

March 25, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf Place Apartments, theft. A woman claimed that some gold necklaces kept in a drawer in a walk-in closet were missing.

March 25, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, drug. A patrol officer was approached by a woman upset that a man was sitting on the beach drinking alcohol and allegedly selling drugs. The officer approached Donald McFee, 23, of Bradenton, who was sitting on the beach with a half-empty bottle of whiskey. A routine search resulted in the discovery of less than 20 grams of marijuana in McFee’s backpack. He was given a notice to appear in addition to a trespass warning.

March 25, 4700 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, trespass warning. A lifeguard contacted police regarding two males drinking on the beach and allegedly bothering young females. The officer located the men, who were in possession of an open bottle of beer. They were reportedly advised that alcohol was not permitted and given a trespass warning. Later the same afternoon, the same patrol officer saw the two men sitting in the patio area of the public beach and both were arrested for trespassing.

March 25, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, driver’s license. During a routine traffic stop a man was cited for driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seatbelt, given a written warning for a headlight not working and a verbal warning for having three children unsecured in the front seat.

March 26, 500 block of 75th Street, burglary. According to the report, a wallet and loaded pistol were stolen from an unlocked car.

March 28, 100 block of 36th street, theft. Two men reported their bikes stolen.

March 28, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, fraud. A woman reported that she paid a man upfront for supplies to fence her yard, but he had not returned to complete the work.

March 29, 200 block of Spruce Street, Anna Maria, criminal mischief. An officer responded to an incident in which the front fender of a woman’s car had been kicked in. The woman told the officer there had been a disturbance earlier in the day with several people upset over parking tickets that had been issued and she believed one of these people may be to blame for kicking her car. According to the report, the car was illegally parked and had clearly been vandalized.

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