Category Archives: 07-11-2012

Lakeland man arrested for aggravated battery

While visiting Holmes Beach July 1, a Lakeland couple began arguing at a home in the 200 block of 73rd Street. According to the Holmes Beach Police Department report, the argument became heated and Joshua Walker, 24, allegedly wrapped his arm around a female relative’s neck and forced her onto the bed. The woman’s mother […]

Woman arrested on beach for felony child abuse

Beachgoers at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, called 911 July 1 to report an alleged child abuse. Holmes Beach Police Department officers made contact with the witnesses, who pointed out Janet Foust, 52, of Tampa. At least four witnesses said Foust walked up to a 3-year-old girl, grabbed her, physically dragged her […]

Mental capacity comes into question for bird killer

The 75-year-old Holmes Beach man arrested June 16 for shooting and then stomping to death a great egret was taken back into custody June 28 on a mandatory Baker Act. Police allege Laurie Pardee shot the egret from his porch with a .22 caliber handgun, but the bird did not die. He proceeded to beat […]

Boat-boathouse fire investigation closed

West Manatee Fire Rescue and a state fire marshal have closed the investigation into a June 11 fire at a Holmes Beach boathouse.         The cause of the fire at 5601 Flotilla Drive that destroyed a 24-foot Grady-White boat remains undetermined, said Kurt Lathrop, WMFR fire marshal. Lathrop said the WMFR investigation ruled out “any […]

Sports – 07-11-2012

MLB’s Perez makes second straight all-star game   Former Holmes Beach resident Chris Perez’ 2012 season as the closer for the Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians got off to a rocky start. First he strained his oblique muscle during spring training. He followed that by blowing an opening-day save opportunity and wasting a 4-1 lead […]

Island real estate transactions – 07-11-2012

102 Sixth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 3,500 sfla / 4,200 sfur 6 bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 2009 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/30/12, 6th St South Investments LLC to 102 S 6th Street LLC for $845,000; list $897,500. 310 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,500 sfla / 1,541 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car pool home built […]

Islander Calendar – 07-11-2012

Friday, July 13 • 11 a.m., Storyteller Hank Mattson, the “Cracker Cowboy Poet,” performs at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835. Fee applies. • 4-8 p.m., Annie Silver benefit book sale at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.   Saturday, July […]

Fishing – 07-11-2012

Fishing heats up as summer progresses   With calm waters and light winds, Anna Maria Island offshore fishers are venturing out to water depths of 80-120 feet in search of gag grouper, red grouper and mangrove snapper. A variety of live or frozen baits are working to get the bite. For the grouper, try live […]