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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

Sept. 17, Gulf Beach at Pine Avenue, vehicle on beach. A truck delivering sand to the Sandbar restaurant for a wedding drove over the beach berm and became stuck. The sand was to be used to build a large sandcastle for a wedding and the city had allegedly given permission for the delivery. A tow truck pulled the delivery truck free and there was reportedly no damage to the native vegetation.

Sept. 20, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Mama Lo's, counterfeit bill. The manager reportedly received a counterfeit $20 bill, which she discovered while preparing her bank deposit.

Sept. 22, 100 block of Tern Drive, criminal mischief. A woman reported damage to her boat davit that she believes was due to criminal mischief.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 10, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, suspended license. A man was arrested for driving without a license. According to the report, the man's license was already suspended on a previous DUI charge.

Sept. 13, 2200 block of Avenue C, suspended license. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Sept. 14, 104 17th St. N. and Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach Club, burglary. A drill was reportedly stolen from a locked storage unit at the construction site. There was also damage to the door of the storage unit.

Sept. 15, 2318 Gulf Drive, Casa Marina Resort, burglary. The manager of the resort reported that someone gained entry to the office door, which was secured with a combination lock, and took all the room keys.

Sept. 15, 2500 block of Avenue B, suspended license. A man was arrested for driving without a license. According to the report, his license had been suspended for being a habitual traffic offender. His tag and vehicle were also unregistered and he had no proof of insurance.

Sept. 17, 900 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.

Sept. 17, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza, domestic battery. Officers responded to a report of a male and female arguing in the restaurant parking lot. According to the report, the woman told police she and her boyfriend were arguing because he wanted to go home and she didn't. She said that during the argument her boyfriend grabbed her arm, but that he let go and left the scene. Because the woman reported that her boyfriend had been abusive in the past, officers assisted her in finding a woman's shelter.

Sept. 19, 2318 Gulf Drive N., Casa Marina Resort, theft. A guest reported a rental bike stolen.

Sept. 18, 2518 Gulf Drive N., Sandy Toes apartments, burglary. A woman reported a blender and set of keys stolen from her vehicle.

Sept. 19, 500 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, theft. A woman reported that her bag was stolen from the beach while she was swimming.

Sept. 19, 700 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, theft. A woman reported her beach bag stolen while she was swimming.

Sept. 19, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Resort, theft. A woman reported her bicycle stolen.

Sept. 20, 2400 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A door to a rental unit was secured after a neighbor reported that is was swinging open in the wind.

Sept. 22, 2100 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, burglary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her vehicle.

Sept. 22, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn, theft. A woman reported her designer shirt missing from her room.

Sept. 23, 2100 block of Avenue B, criminal mischief. A man reported that when he pulled into his driveway, he was approached by a woman walking along the roadway. She reportedly began yelling at him for the way he was driving and, when he asked her to get off his property, she allegedly picked up a shell from the driveway and scratched his car. The man then allegedly pushed her to the ground.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 17, 500 block of 56th Street, criminal mischief. A resident's security light on the east side of his residence was sprayed with black paint.

Sept. 17, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A man reported his cell phone stolen from his vehicle.

Sept. 19, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man was arrested for threatening a witness who reportedly supplied information about him to the police regarding an automobile burglary. According to the report, the man went to the witness' home, grabbed her by the neck and threatened to strangle her. He was charged with threatening a witness and domestic battery in addition to the auto burglary.

Sept. 19, 3000 block of Avenue C, suspicious incident. A woman reported that she heard her neighbor shooting a BB gun and was worried that a pellet may have hit her car. The woman's car was not damaged, but two other vehicles parked at Island Starter and Auto Repair were damaged.

Sept. 19, 300 block of 29th Street, theft of vehicle. A man reported his 1991 Oldsmobile van stolen from his residence. The owner said the ignition key had broken off in the key hole and it could easily be started, and he had parked the vehicle on the west side of his residence in the yard. Officers then found the van parked at another residence on Avenue B in Bradenton Beach. The owner of that residence reported finding the car.

Sept. 19, 2700 block of Gulf drive, burglary. A man reported his cell phone and charger stolen from his vehicle.

Sept. 19, 500 block of 70th Street, burglary. A man was arrested for two counts of burglary after his ex-girlfriend told police he stole tools from his former employer. The man had recently been fired and reportedly stole a vacuum pump, actylene torch and other miscellaneous tools from two work vans. His ex-girlfriend informed police of the location where the suspect confided he hid the items.

Sept. 23, 300 block of 28th Street, burglary. A neighbor reported seeing a vehicle parked at a vacant residence which was undergoing remodeling and then witnessed two people leave the residence in the morning. The property owner was notified and surveyed the property for missing items. According to the owner, the only item missing was a roll of toilet paper.

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