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Island police blotter – 11-15-2017

Anna Maria

Oct. 23, 700 block of North Shore Drive, Baker Act. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Holmes Beach officers, responded to an emergency call that resulted in EMS transporting a woman to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, and minor injury to one of the Holmes Beach officers.

Oct. 24, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, lost tag. A female reported to MCSO her vehicle tag may have fallen off between her home and work. MCSO reported the missing tag to the state.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      Oct. 28, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Baker Act. A 40-year-old man threatened harm to himself. Bradenton Beach officers responded and transported him to a treatment facility.

Nov. 2, Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., stolen tag. A tag from a motorcycle was reported stolen and BBPD filed the report with the state database.

Nov. 3, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, drug overdose. Bradenton Beach officers responded to a call about an unresponsive 25-year-old male suffering from a suspected heroin overdose. EMS transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where he was treated.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Oct. 31, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., defrauding innkeeper/trespass. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrested a 52-year-old woman fleeing on her bicycle after refusing to pay a bill for two beers, a grouper sandwich and hush puppies. The woman also was trespassed. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 29, 300 block of 58th Street, theft. A complainant reported several pieces of jewelry and a designer purse went missing between August and October. The stolen items were valued at $9,292.

Nov. 1, Walgreens, 3200 E. Bay Drive, trespass. Holmes Beach police issued a trespass warning to a 59-year-old woman who was causing a disturbance. A taxi was summoned to remove her from the premises.

Nov. 3, 600 block of Crestwood Lane, construction theft. A contractor reported copper pipes belonging to him were on a truck and trailer. The pipes were returned after the contractor advised the truck driver that taking the pipes was a theft from the job site.

Nov. 3, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, trespass. A manager reported a suspicious person asking customers for money. Police found a man who met the manager’s description at the intersection of East Bay and Gulf drives and warned him for trespassing.

Nov. 3, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. Three males and one female at a picnic table with a bottle of alcohol became belligerent and threatened Holmes Beach police officers. The officers issued them trespass warnings.

Nov. 3, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, theft. A mountain bike, valued at $150, was stolen. A security camera video of the theft was provided to police.

Nov. 5, 6500 block of Flotilla Drive, damage. A man reported a puncture to one of the windows in his condo unit.

Nov. 6, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A mountain bike, valued at $300, was reported stolen.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 11-08-2017

Anna Maria

Oct. 15, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., recovered property/trespass. A man and woman were warned for trespassing after a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed them in the park after hours. Marijuana and a gun, later determined to be stolen from out of state, were found on the scene, but neither person claimed ownership of the contraband. No arrests were made.

Oct. 25, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd. A woman fell at the city pier. She declined EMS treatment. City officials asked MCSO to document the claim.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 28, 400 block of Second Street North, battery. A woman reported another woman struck her twice on her face and head and then shoved her into a window. Bradenton Beach police arrested the alleged aggressor and transported her to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 29, 30 block of Laverne Road, battery. A 57-year-old man was arrested after a woman told police he grabbed her neck. The man denied the allegations, saying he grabbed a phone. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 29, Coquina Park,1600 Gulf Drive S., drugs. Police observed a vehicle after hours in the parking lot with a woman sleeping in the back seat and marijuana on the front seat. After the 19-year-old was awakened, police determined she had come with friends, who were on the beach. The friends returned from the beach and a 17-year-old female handed the officer a kit containing marijuana and paraphernalia in response to questions about contraband in the vehicle. Police issued citations to both females.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Oct. 22, 3800 block of 118th Street West, pretrial violation. A man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail for violating a no-contact order.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 28, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, drugs. Holmes Beach police stopped a vehicle for expired registration and arrested the driver for possession of a controlled substance. The officer noticed the odor of marijuana and the driver told police a bag of marijuana was in the vehicle. Police reported the marijuana weighed 10.2 grams.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 200 block of 84th Street and 8100 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglaries. Several victims reported someone had rifled through their vehicles overnight, leaving the center consoles and glove boxes open. A Yamaha sound system was reported stolen from the trunk of one vehicle. Another victim reported pocket knives valued at $150 were taken. Stolen from another vehicle was a backpack with four pickleball paddles, pickleballs and sunglasses, all valued at $170. About $15 in change was taken from another vehicle. The vehicles were processed for fingerprints. Security cameras were being reviewed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 11-01-2017

Anna Maria

Oct. 16, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, trespass. A woman was trespassed from a residence by a property agent. The former girlfriend of an owner had a key, but was no longer welcome. The key was returned.

Oct. 20, Anna Maria City Hall, probation violation. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy encountered an intoxicated man and reported a violation of his court-ordered probation. The report also stated the man walked home with his girlfriend, who appeared sober.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 21, 100 block of Bridge Street, vehicle burglary. A TV, camera, cash and cellphone valued at $450 and prescribed medications were reported stolen from a vehicle in a parking lot.

Oct. 23, Old Bridge Village, 115 Third St. S., trespass. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call from the resort manager, who found a man sleeping in the garage. The man told officers he was homeless. He was trespassed and left on a bicycle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Oct. 16, 4200 block of 126th Street, credit card fraud. A man reported unauthorized purchases made from his credit card.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 20, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. Holmes Beach police arrested a 64-year-old man after a Bradenton woman reported her wallet stolen while she rode a Manatee County bus. The wallet was valued at $35 and contained identification, credit and debit cards and a small amount of cash. The woman and officers tracked the man to the beach, where an officer found the woman’s wallet among the man’s belongings. He was trespassed from the beach and the county transit system.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 10-25-2017

Anna Maria

Oct. 12, 100 block of Willow Avenue, information. A woman reported a loose board on a public beach walkway. She told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy her child bruised her foot on the board and she wanted to ensure no one else got hurt. Public works was notified of the issue.

Oct. 18, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, trespass. A shoplifting suspect ran south on Gulf Drive. Deputies detained the man at Gulf Drive and Oak Street, brought him to the substation and later determined the allegedly stolen merchandise had been left at the store. The store owner issued the man a trespass warning.

Oct. 18, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, battery. Two employees began arguing in the kitchen. The dispute became physical with one woman pushing and scratching another woman. The aggressor was arrested.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 11, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., trespass. Two men who had been panhandling were trespassed.

Oct. 17, BridgeWalk motel, 100 Bridge St., trespass. Two men were observed charging their electronic devices at the resort, where neither man was a guest. Both men were trespassed and advised not to return.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Oct. 7, Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill, 4110 127th St. W., theft. An unknown person stole a kayak from the parking lot and left the paddle.

Oct. 8, Bradenton Boat Club, 12160 Cortez Road W., suspicious incidents. A woman from New York reported her father, an owner of a boat in storage, had died and that she gave the storage facility her contact information, credit card for money due and went back to New York. About three weeks later, she returned and found out the boat had been released to her brother. She also reported a burglary at her father’s Bradenton home, where his truck and motorcycle were missing.

Oct. 9, O’Shucks Raw Bar & Grill, 12012 Cortez Road W., disturbance. A small crowd gathered in the parking lot, where a man screamed and swore at a tow truck operator during a crash investigation by the MCSO. The man was arrested for disturbing the peace and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 15, 600 block of Dundee Lane and Emerald Lane, assist. A boat crashed into a dock, fence and another boat on a lift. Damage to the dock was estimated at $1,000. Holmes Beach police interviewed a suspect at the corner of Key Royale Drive and Dundee Lane. HBPD passed along the information to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for its investigation.

Oct. 16, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man alleged the theft of a check from his checkbook. He told police a friend of the family staying at his residence had stolen a check from his checkbook and cashed it for $175.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 10-18-2017

Anna Maria

Sept. 29, 300 block of Tarpon Street, theft. A cellphone was reported missing from a construction site.

Oct. 5, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, information. A resident called with concerns about a family member driving his mother’s vehicle.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 5, 200 block of Bay Drive North, domestic battery. Bradenton Beach police arrested a live-in boyfriend for striking his girlfriend in the face after they argued over their relationship. The man struck the woman multiple times with a closed fist, swelling her eye shut. The man was transported to Manatee County jail. The woman was taken to the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Oct. 8, Sport’s Lounge, 118 Bridge St., theft. A purse containing identification, $30 and credit and gift cards left next to a pool table was reported stolen. The purse and its contents, minus the cash, were recovered.

Oct. 10, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive, theft. After reviewing surveillance video, a manager reported an employee stole $318 from the register. A request for the woman’s arrest was made to the state attorney by the Bradenton Beach police.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Oct. 1, 10000 block of Cortez Road West, information. A woman reported a man removed a trailer and 22-foot boat belonging to her husband from her property Sept. 19, while she wasn’t home. She also told police the same man, who had known her husband for about two years, took other items from her vehicle in Tampa. Three days later, she told the MCSO her husband committed suicide in Tampa.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 7, Manatee Public Beach, trespass. Holmes Beach police responded to a call about a suspicious man yelling. Officers issued him a trespass warning and emptied a bottle of alcohol found near where the man had been sitting.

Oct. 8, 7400 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. Police were dispatched for a damaged mailbox where they found tire tracks and a smeared boot print on the mailbox. An officer met with the victim, assisted with righting the mailbox and photographed the damage.

Oct. 8, 600 block of Ambassador Lane, burglary. Residents returned home to find items removed or out of place. A Global Positioning System device, emergency-tracking transmitter, two towels and change from a dresser were reported stolen. Police took fingerprints.

Oct. 8, 300 block of Harbor Drive, noise. An Illinois man was cited with an ordinance violation after police twice responded to a residence for reports of loud noise. After the second complaint, police heard loud music and metered the noise at 55-66 decibels, over the 60-decibel limit allowed by city ordinance.

Oct. 9, 3500 block of Gulf Drive, resisting/ fraud/paraphernalia. A Wauchula man who ran from police after being stopped for a driver’s license violation was arrested for driving on a suspended license, giving a false name, resisting without violence, loitering and possession of drug paraphernalia. On making the stop, an officer saw a female passenger and male driver switch seats, while also appearing to stash something under their seats. The male fled while police were verifying his information. A K-9 tracked him down and bit his shoulder. Police apprehended the man, determined he’d given a fake name and found a meth pipe in the vehicle. The man was first transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment for the dog bite and later to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, recovered vehicle. A van stolen from Monroe County was recovered in the parking lot with the driver’s door lock punched out. Three people near the van were questioned, but none arrested. The van was towed.

Oct. 11, Gulf Place condos, 6700 Gulf Drive, theft. A gate valued at $800 was stolen Oct. 9-10. Two sections of the gate had been torn from the hinges by Hurricane Irma.

Oct. 11, Alvin’s Island, 3602 E. Bay Drive and CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., theft. Store managers reported a man entered their stores and stole various items — $89 in clothes and a snorkel set from Alvin’s and $328 in groceries and other items from CVS. After the man left CVS, a witness chased him as he pushed a cart full of items on East Bay Drive. The man abandoned the cart and ducked into a store. Police found him in Island Bazaar with an ice cream bar taken from CVS, arrested him for the thefts and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 10-11-2017

Anna Maria

Sept. 21, 113 Los Cedros, tree. A city employee reported a tree being cut down on city property.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 30, 400 block of Second Street North, domestic disturbance. Two women argued about their relationship and one of the women began destroying the other’s belongings. She told police she destroyed the property because she was upset. A Bradenton Beach officer responded, determined no crime had been committed and took one of the women to a friend’s home.

Oct. 1, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive, trespass. An intoxicated man was issued a trespass warning after a store clerk reported and customers corroborated his attempts to start fights with customers.

Oct. 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, warrant arrest. Two women reported a man following and harassing them, saying he wanted to have children with one of the women. The women identified the man walking near the Bridge Walk Resort. Police arrested the man on an outstanding warrant and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., auto burglary. A wallet with identification, debit and credit cards was stolen from an unlocked car in the parking lot.

Sept. 30, 3900 E. Bay Drive, solicitation. Holmes Beach police issued a 48-year-old man a notice to appear in court for holding a sign that asked for money near a shopping center entrance.

Sept. 30, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, suspicious person. Juveniles reported being filmed by a man on the trolley. The females told police they rode the trolley twice, to and from the shopping center, and the same man used his cell phone to film them on both trips. Police searched for the man to no avail.

Oct. 1, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, fight. Officers responded to a report of a fight. A couple told police they’d been drinking alcoholic beverages at D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach. The 20-year-old woman offered to submit to a breath test, which measured 0.128. Police interviewed bartenders at the bar but could not determine who had served her.

Oct. 1, 200 block of 81st Street, noise. Loud noise and country music at 5 a.m. at a residence ended with police citing the renter for violating the noise ordinance.

Oct. 1, 300 block of 60th Street, auto burglary. An owner reported $70 stolen from his vehicle. Police reported the vehicle was likely unlocked because no forced entry was found.

Oct. 1, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A Massachusetts woman who tracked her stolen Apple iPhone to Lakeland went to the HBPD station for help. The phone had been taken from her towel 30 minutes earlier. An officer spoke to a man who answered the phone and advised him to drop the phone at the Lakeland Police Department.

Oct. 5, Bank of America Financial Center, Manatee Avenue, camping. Police cited a man with an ordinance violation for sleeping after hours in the bank drive-through lane.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 10-04-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

        Sept. 20, Bradenton Beach Marina, 402 Church Ave., theft. A boat owner reported his scuba equipment, including a 63-cubic-foot air tank, breathing control devices, fins and masks with snorkels, valued at $500, was stolen from his vessel Sept. 18-20.

Sept. 22, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, defrauding innkeeper. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 48-year-old Tarpon Springs man after a server at the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar reported a man who left without paying his $37.67 food and drink tab. The officer located a taxi traveling on Gulf Drive with a suspect as a passenger. The suspect matched server’s description and, after police pulled over the vehicle, the man admitted to stiffing the restaurant. Police also determined the man was wanted on an out-of-county warrant. He was taken into custody on both charges and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

        Sept. 16, 3700 block of 115th Street West, warrant. A 58-year-old man turned himself into the MCSO, saying his probation officer told him about a warrant. A deputy confirmed the warrant, arrested the man and took him to jail.

Sept. 18, 3900 block of 116th Street West, theft. A woman reported her purse, containing her driver’s license and Social Security card, was stolen.

Sept. 18, 3600 block of 117th Street West, theft. A tag was reported stolen from a motor scooter.

Sept. 19, 3800 block of 118th Street West, battery. An argument between two people, one of whom elbowed the other person in the face, ended with the arrest of the aggressor.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

        Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 09-27-2017

Anna Maria

Sept. 11, 800 block of North Shore Drive, open door/window. During a routine patrol, a broken window was observed at a residence. The rear door was found unlocked and officers entered, found water on the floor and several drawers opened. The house was secured and attempts to locate a keyholder were made.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 14, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, criminal mischief/vehicle. A woman flagged down an officer on patrol and alleged her car had been vandalized. She said two people pulled up in a way that sprayed her vehicle with mud. The officer located the two vehicles described by the woman at Runaway Bay condominiums and spoke with the drivers, who claimed they did not spray the vehicle on purpose. Upon running their licenses, the officer determined one of the motorists had a warrant in another state and the subject was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Sept. 18, 2200 block of Avenue B, battery. A woman who recently separated from her husband alleged he determined where she was staying, went to the residence and punched her in the face when she opened the door. Witnesses observed the man drag his wife down the stairs and attempt to force her into his car. The woman broke free and called 911 from a nearby apartment. The man had left before the officer arrived and a complaint was filed.

Sept. 19, 110 Gulf Drive S., Moose Lodge, criminal mischief/vehicle. A woman parked at the Moose Lodge of Anna Maria Island, went to the beach for the afternoon and returned to find her car had been keyed. Moose Lodge surveillance cameras captured video of the incident. The investigation continues.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

Sept. 17, 12000 block of Cortez Road W., theft. A woman reported her son’s 10-foot-long boat was grounded and tied to another boat Sept. 12. When they returned Sept. 15 to retrieve the boat, it was gone.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 12, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. A woman and her husband returned after the hurricane evacuation and discovered that sterling silver items were missing from their dining room. Liquor bottles, glasses and food also had been disturbed. Police sent out some items for evidence processing.

Sept. 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two neighbors cleaning up after the hurricane got into a verbal altercation over where the trash was placed on the properties. Police advised the two that a report was made.

Sept. 13, 3200 East Bay Drive, theft of a vehicle. A woman returned to work and discovered the scooter she had left in the parking lot at Walgreens was missing. The scooter was parked out of the view of surveillance cameras. It was recovered that evening by the MCSO and two men were arrested for the theft.

Sept. 14, 500 block of 75th Street, criminal mischief. A man accused his ex-wife of keying his 2009 Mercedes on three sides while it was parked in his driveway. The man said he had just had the car painted after a similar incident, which she admitted to in court. The estimated repair would be $3,500, he said, based on the prior incident.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 09-20-2017

Anna Maria

Sept. 11, City Pier Restaurant, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 N. Bay Blvd., criminal damage. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a smashed window. No missing items were reported.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 3, 200 block of Haverkos Court, marijuana possession. A Holmes Beach officer arrested a motorist with 6.5 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. The officer stopped the Riverview man driving a blue Ford SUV after determining the vehicle owner had a suspended driver’s license. Noticing a strong odor of burnt marijuana, the officer searched it, found the cannabis and arrested the man.

Sept. 4, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two groups of women with children argued over who could play at an area of the shoreline where a hole had been dug. The women were yelling racial slurs and threatening to make the fight physical in front of the children. The disturbance continued into the parking lot, where one of the women stood behind the other’s vehicle as it was leaving and kicked the auto. Police ran the driver’s license of the vehicle being driven by the woman who left, determined it was suspended and issued a request for her arrest with the state attorney.

Sept. 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, warrant. Responding to a noise complaint, an officer arrested a man on the swing set listening to his truck stereo for an outstanding warrant from Minnesota.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

            Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Island police blotter – 09-13-2017

Anna Maria

Aug. 19, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A man and woman were found sleeping in a picnic area. They told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy they were homeless. The deputy issued trespass warnings and the couple picked up their belongings and left.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 2, Gulf View,104 Gulf Drive S., drug arrest. Bradenton Beach police reported finding a small amount of cocaine and cannabis on a man found passed out outdoors at a condominium complex. After his arrest, an officer transported the man to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.