Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Man sentenced to prison for stealing a truck

A 42-year-old man was sentenced to 30 months in the Florida Department of Corrections for stealing a truck from a Holmes Beach business and break-ins in Bradenton. At a Nov. 15 sentencing, 12th Circuit Judge Susan Maulucci combined two cases against Damian C. Toto — a home trespass and vehicle burglary on March 1 and […]

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Bradenton man faces charges

A man faces a DUI charge and several other charges after an Oct. 29 traffic stop for speeding in Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Police Officer Alan Bores was conducting stationary radar in the 5200 block of Gulf Drive when Andrew Braaten was clocked going 38 mph in a 25-mph zone. Bores reported following the motorist, […]

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Cortez woman charged with DUI

A woman faces a charge of with driving under the influence Oct. 30 after a traffic stop on Manatee Avenue at Gulf Drive for a burned-out taillight. The passenger-side taillight was out on a vehicle driven by Shannon Pasik, 25, catching the attention of Holmes Beach Police Officer Alan Bores. While advising Pasik of the […]

Red tide lingers

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, lingers in Southwest Florida, according to surveys reported Nov. 17.         Karenia brevis was observed in very low to high concentrations in 17 samples collected from Manatee County. brevis also was observed in Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties. Fish kills affecting were reported offshore of […]

Island police blotter – 11-23-2016

Anna Maria Oct. 31, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning for sleeping in a wooded area. He told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy he missed a trolley to Bradenton Beach, where he sometimes lives on a boat, so he decided to sleep on the beach. After the […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE WOOL RUG: MACHINE washable 9-by-6-feet tan, sage, eggshell. Very soft and thick, good quality. $95. 941-779-9781. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. […]

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How the SOE decided on Webb’s challenges

Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb filed 96 challenges against voters Nov. 7, the day before Election Day. As a result, 28 voters who went to the polls Nov. 8 were given a provisional ballot to fill out, and their votes were not tallied with the results that night. Instead, their votes were sent to the […]