Category Archives: 08-22-2012

Osborn to Bradenton Beach: ‘I’m not giving up’

Friends and relatives of the late Sheena Morris, who died in 2009, picketed Bradenton Beach City Hall Aug. 16 demanding law enforcement do more to find out what happened to the 25-year-old woman. Morris’ death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of death was changed in 2011 to undetermined after forensic experts, hired […]

Anna Maria arrested at church

A 25-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested at CrossPointe Fellowship following the Sunday morning service Aug. 12. According to the the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Holmes Beach police officers awaited Trevor Nathaniel Francis Coleman, 311 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and arrested him as he exited the church, 8605 Gulf […]

Bradenton man attacks 2 men in Holmes Beach

A 21-year-old Bradenton man allegedly attacked two men walking from the beach Aug. 11. According to the police report, Cody Jolly followed a 62-year-old man and a friend back to his Holmes Beach residence after the men watched the sunset at the beach. Jolly is alleged to have approached the men, placing his arm around […]

15-year-old MHS student arrested for Facebook threat

Manatee County Schools Superintendant Tim McGonegal said he appreciated the cooperation of law enforcement in helping to keep Manatee High School students safe, following the arrest of a 15-year-old Holmes Beach boy after he allegedly threatened violence against the school on Facebook. A joint investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Holmes Beach Police […]

Holmes Beach man arrested on cocaine charge

After making an attempt to elude police following an Aug. 11 traffic stop, Alan Scooter Stein, 38, of the 300 block of 61st Street, Holmes Beach was arrested for felony possession of cocaine. According to the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed Stein making a U-turn in the 6900 block of […]

Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

After following a trail of stolen jewelry, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Wilson IV, 19, of the 400 block of 75th Street, Holmes Beach. An MCSO detective discovered jewelry at a Sarasota GoldMax store Aug. 12 that had come from an Anna Maria burglary, according to the probable cause affidavit. Wilson allegedly presented […]

Seaweed removal slow, hampered by laws

Manatee County Parks and Recreation Director Cindy Turner told members of the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at their Aug. 20 meeting that she’s never seen any buildup of seaweed on Anna Maria Island like the current onslaught. “We’re doing everything we can to remove it, but remember, we have to get state permits, can’t […]

WMFR approves budget, promotes firefighters

A $5.5 million budget, reflecting a $6,500 decrease in revenue from a tentative budget presented last month, was approved Aug. 16 by the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Board of Commissioners.         In presenting the budget, WMFR Chief Andy Price said an adjustment was needed to reflect “a slight reduction of income.”         Price also […]

Islander Calendar – 08-22-2012

Thursday, Aug. 23 • 10 a.m.-noon — Coffee with Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.   Off Island   Wednesday, Aug. 22         • 7-10 p.m., Ballroom Dancing Party, American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-807-4046,   Friday, […]

Island police blotter – 08-22-2012

Anna Maria • Aug. 8, 600 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A woman complainant reported someone poured an unknown substance over the front of her vehicle, damaging her chrome grill. The woman told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that she suspected her granddaughter’s ex-boyfriend, as he has access to pool chemicals. • […]