Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Island police blotter – 12-07-2016

Anna Maria Nov. 21, 600 block of Gladiolus, burglary. An owner reported a forced entry. Nov. 23, Island Scooter, 9908 Gulf Drive, civil dispute. An owner reported a scooter returned by a customer with damage. Nov. 25, 90 block of North Shore Drive, information. Responding to a call, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a […]

Obituaries – 12-07-2016

Peggy Rauschl Peggy Rauschl, of Cortez and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 20. She was married to husband Dennis for 27 years. She had many friends. She was an ambitious and hard-working woman. She was the most important person in her husband’s life. She earned a beautician’s license while in high school and, a […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

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Holmes Beach burglar sentenced to probation

Probation was ordered Oct. 11 for a Bradenton man who took an air conditioner from a home in Holmes Beach and then took a taxi to Bradenton, where he gave the driver $10 for a $40 fare. The state reduced a burglary charge in the Holmes Beach case to a trespass before Zane Butler, 21, […]

Indiana man sentenced for DUI

An Indiana man arrested in Bradenton Beach for drunk driving lost his license to drive for five years and was ordered to pay $3,266 in costs and fines. Bradley James Gallagher, 29, pleaded no contest to driving under the influence. Twelfth Circuit Judge Robert A. Farrance found him guilty and sentenced him to a 12-month […]

Pre-trial intervention for gun law violator

The 12th Circuit State Attorney will drop charges against a 23-year-old found driving on a suspended license with a sawed-off shotgun if he abides by a pre-trial diversion contract. Christopher Raible of Bradenton was charged with DWSL and possessing an illegal firearm after a Holmes Beach police officer stopped Raible in March in the 6800 […]

Motorist caught with heroin diverted to drug court

A motorist arrested in Holmes Beach for possessing heroin was ordered into the 12th Circuit Court drug program. Combining three cases, Judge Andrew D. Owens Jr. ordered Brian Demott, 47, formerly of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, into the education and treatment program Aug. 25. In addition to his Holmes Beach arrest, Demott was charged in […]

Bradenton man sentenced for reckless driving

A 25-year-old Bradenton man was sentenced to a 12-month probation for reckless driving in Holmes Beach — reduced from a charge of driving under the influence. Joshua Drawdy pleaded no contest in July to the lesser charge, as well as a charge of possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana. The state filed the DUI […]