Category Archives: 01-12-2011

Island police blotter – 01-15-2014

Anna Maria         • Jan. 4, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vehicle burglary. While inside a local restaurant, an unknown person stole four fishing rods and reels from the complaint’s open truck bed. • Jan. 6, 8605 Gulf Drive, CrossPointe Fellowship. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Department deputy responded to the listed organization. Unknown […]

Island real estate transactions – 01-16-2013

104 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,906 sfla / 2/038 sfur 4bed/3½bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1920 on a 58×99 lot was sold 12/13/12, Strickland to 104 Willow LLC for $1,100,000; list $1,300,000. 101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 2,760 sfur mixed-use commercial building built in 1925 on a 96×100 lot was sold 12/17/12, Rossi […]

Siege and celebration

Siege and celebration Anna Maria Island Privateers find Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby hiding under the desk in his city hall office Jan. 3. The mayor was taken hostage until the city and its citizens met a series of demands — cash, a key to the city and a proclamation giving the krewe free reign […]

2nd suit challenges PAR plan

Anna Maria residents Robert and Nicola Hunt filed a lawsuit Dec. 17 in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court seeking to overturn the city’s approval of a Pine Avenue Restoration LLC site plan for 308 Pine Ave. PAR is a company that has been developing retail-office-residential complexes in the city’s ROR district since 2007. The lawsuit […]

2011 to bring sand to Coquina Beach

A major waterfront project in Bradenton Beach is nearing completion and another major project will begin later this year in the city. Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie conveyed to Bradenton Beach city commissioners Jan. 6 that the marine rescue headquarters at Coquina Bayside is nearing completion. “We’re looking forward to that fairly soon,” Chappie said […]

Bradenton Beach sex offender leaves town

A convicted sex offender lived in Bradenton Beach for more than three years has moved off Anna Maria Island. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website reported the convicted sex offender had lived in the 100 block of Ninth Street North since 2007. Convicted sex offenders in Florida are required to register their address with […]

Police nab 2 burglary suspects

Watchful neighbors noticed a ladder against a duplex Jan. 5 and triggered a law enforcement response that resulted in the arrest of two alleged burglars. Shawn David Bozarth, 22, identified as homeless, and Ian Michael Beck, 21, of Bradenton, face felony charges of burglary. Beck also faces a violation of probation charge; he was seven […]

BBPD wants ‘blown-kiss’ case in U.S. court

The Bradenton Beach Police Department and Chief Sam Speciale filed notice Jan. 4 seeking to move a complaint against the department from local court to U.S. district court. The suit, filed by a Tampa attorney over an incident at Coquina Beach in April 2008, alleges that a then-BBPD officer violated the constitutional rights of two […]