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Date of Issue: September 03, 2008

Streetlife

Anna Maria City

Aug. 22, 100 block Elm Avenue, theft. Deputies responded to a call of a man attempting to gain entrance to a home. He had a plastic bag of cash and a flashlight, resisted arrest and was charged with burglary.

Aug. 22, 875 N. Shore Road, Rod & Reel Pier, trespass. The complainant said a patron went behind the bar and poured himself a drink, then jumped off the balcony into the water. He was issued a trespass warning.

Aug. 23, 7200 Gulf Drive, no valid driver’s license. Deputies stopped a vehicle with a broken windshield and, after a record check, discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant and no driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to jail.

Aug. 27, 100 block Magnolia Avenue, abandoned vehicle. Deputies ticketed a vehicle with no tag parked on the side of the road. Later, after attempts to locate the owner failed, the vehicle was towed from the site.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 26, 2200 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said outdoor furniture, including a lounge set, two chairs and a table, were removed from the condominium complex.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 23, 2800 block Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. Officers saw a man knock a mailbox off its stand by the road. When the man was approached, he began to scream obscenities at officers and appeared intoxicated. The residents of the house said they would notify the owner regarding pressing any charges, the man said he was sorry and would pay for the replacement mailbox, and he was given a ride home.

Aug. 23, 400 block 74th Street, criminal mischief. The complainant said someone blew up her mailbox, possibly with fireworks.

Aug. 23, 3100 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Officers stopped a woman walking a bicycle down the middle of the road. When searched, officers found a bottle of prescription drugs that were not labeled in her name. She said they belonged to her mother, which was confirmed. No further action was taken.

Aug. 24, 100 block 81st Street, theft. The complainant said someone took a staghorn fern plant, valued at $150, from her yard when she evacuated her home prior to a tropical storm.

Aug. 25, 200 block Haverkos Court, battery, criminal mischief. Officers responded to Blake Medical Center after a woman told hospital workers she had been battered by her boyfriend. She told officers her boyfriend threw her down several times and choked her, according to the report, and also threw her cell phone across the room, breaking it. Officers stated in the report they went to the boyfriend’s home but were unable to question him because he was passed out on the bed. He was charged with battery and criminal mischief regarding the phone.

Aug. 25, 200 block 76th Street, burglary. The complainant said someone took $4 and a necklace valued at $800 from his bedroom while he was gone.

Aug. 27, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, disorderly. Officers responded to a complaint of a man “trashing the laundromat and … throwing things around and banging on the rear door” of the bar, according to the report. Officers stopped a man who appeared intoxicated, and he was placed in custody in a patrol car for transport to the police station. He then began banging his head against the side window of the vehicle and would not stop. He was pepper-sprayed and, due to lacerations on his head, taken first to the hospital, then to jail.

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