Anna Maria City
June 16, 9000 Gulf Drive, driving with suspended license. Deputies stopped a vehicle after noticing it had a cracked windshield. After checking the driver’s records, it was determined he had a suspended license and no insurance, as well as no identification. He was arrested and taken to jail.
June 22, 100 block Crescent Avenue, vandalism. Unknown persons painted graffiti on the Lake LaVista Bridge, the same symbols used previously to vandalize property elsewhere in the city.
June 25, 9400 Gulf Drive, no valid driver’s license. Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling 33 mph in a 25-mph zone and, after a records check, determined he did not have a driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to jail.
June 25, 100 block Magnolia Avenue, lost property, fraudulent use of credit card. The complainant said he lost his wallet and, when he notified his credit card companies, he learned the card had been used at a gas station in Bradenton.
June 26, 200 block Gladiolus Street, domestic. Deputies responded to a complaint from the wife that her husband fed the couple’s bird a piece of a cookie. The two were separated and were issued domestic violence packets.
June 26, 100 S. Bay Blvd., burglary. The complainant said someone apparently entered the bait shop at the City Pier by forcing a window open and took some bottled beer.
June 21, Coquina Beach, trespass warning. Three juvenile males were rescued from the Longboat Pass area after they attempted to swim to Jewfish Key from Coquina. They were taken to shore. Their friends immediately drove off in a vehicle, leaving the three youths on the beach. Officers stopped the vehicle and observed a passenger attempt to hide something under the seat, which was later identified as a pipe used to smoke marijuana. Officers declined to charge them for drug paraphernalia possession, but did issue all of them trespass warnings from entering Manatee County parks.
June 23, 800 block Gulf Drive south, burglary. The complainant said someone broke into his car while parked at the beach and took about $1,400 in cash.
June 23, Coquina Beach, burglary to a boat. The complainant said someone took a flashlight and an aluminum boat from a barge moored at the south end of the beach. A witness told the complainant that two men had loaded the boat into their truck and driven away, but the witness could not be located.
June 25, 500 block Gulf Drive South, possession of alcohol. While on patrol, officers noticed a vehicle with a cracked windshield. The driver, Dwayne O’Neal Smith, 18, of Palmetto, had an open can of beer on the console of the vehicle. A record check revealed his license had been suspended. He was charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21 and driving with a suspended license.
June 22, 3500 E. Bay Drive, drugs. Officers noticed two men walking down the road, one of whom appeared intoxicated, according to the report. The men were allowed to walk to their residence. Police dispatch later informed the officer that one of the men had called and accused the officer of taking his prescription medicine. Officers reviewed the video tape of them questioning the two, went back to the scene and located the dropped bottle, which, besides pills, also contained marijuana. Officers went to the residence and told the man they would not charge him with marijuana possession, but they did not appreciate him telling dispatch that his medications had been stolen by officers.
June 22, 600 block Dundee Lane, domestic. Officers were called regarding a dispute between a brother and sister that resulted in pushing, according to the report. The brother was arrested on domestic violence charges.
June 23, 3800 E. Bay Drive, driver’s license. Officers stopped a vehicle for having a broken tail light and, after checking the driver’s record, determined his license had been suspended eight times and was not valid. He was arrested and taken to jail.
June 25, 5800 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took three beach chairs and umbrellas from the beach in front of her condominium.