Category Archives: 05-22-2013

Bradenton man nabbed in boat burglaries

A 39-year-old Bradenton man was arrested May 12 in connection to a burglary spree at the Mainsail boat docks, where police say multiple fishing boats were burglarized. According to a Holmes Beach Police Department press release, officers responded to the docks in reference to stolen nets, coolers and anchors. Police determined that a suspect entered […]

Jessie’s Island store employee charged with grand theft

Holmes Beach police allege that a 54-year-old Holmes Beach man stole more than $5,000 while working as a cashier for Jessie’s Island BP, 5424 Marina Drive. James Driscoll is alleged to have stolen the money over a three-month period dating back to Feb. 1. According to the probable cause affidavit, Driscoll rang up customers for […]

Holmes Beach man charged with heroin possession

A 29-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested May 8 after being charged with felony possession of heroin. Holmes Beach police arrested Kristopher Smith of 309 57th St., Holmes Beach. According to the arrest report, police indicated probable cause in searching Smith’s vehicle in the 5600 block of Flotilla Drive at about 2:15 a.m. During the […]

WMFR approves higher assessment

West Manatee Fire Rescue District property owners will pay about $5-$6 more on their 2013-14 tax bills for fire service from the WMFR. The district board voted 4-1 to raise the annual assessment 1.91 percent, the maximum increase allowed by state law. Commissioner Scott Ricci voted against the measure, stating the increase should only be […]

Island police blotter – 05-22-2013

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • May 9, 2400 block of Avenue B, domestic battery. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman, who said she and her daughter were packing their belongings to leave. She said an argument […]

AMIP Snooks Adams Kid’s Day: Race to summer

Kids take off in the sack race at the 59th annual Snooks Adams Kids Day, hosted by the fun-loving Anna Maria Island Privateers May 17 at Anna Maria’s Bayfront Park. The event included free sodas, hot dogs and pizza for kids and plenty of games, beads and pirate tales. The annual event began in 1954, […]

Real Estate – 05-22-2013

101 Linda Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,276 sfla / 1,928 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront home built in 1966 on a 60×130 lot was sold 05/01/13, Horvat to Saia for $1,625,000. 212 52nd St., Unit 6, Villas of Holmes Beach,  Holmes Beach a 2,656 sfla / 3,898 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car condo with shred pool built in 2006 was […]

Sports – 05-22-2013

Adult soccer teams jockey for playoff positions, golf and more   With two weeks of the regular season left to play in the adult coed soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, teams are jockeying for position in the standings to gain favorable playoff matchups. Playoffs get underway June 6 and will continue […]

Obituaries – 05-22-2013

Anthony ‘Tony’ Castellano Anthony “Tony” Castellano, 95, of Bradenton, was born May 8, 1917. He died May 6, two days short of his 96th birthday. Mr. Castellano grew up in Hoboken, N.J. He served 3 years and 6 months in the Pacific during World War II with the 542nd Engineer Boat Battalion in the U.S. […]