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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.

Island police blotter – 09-06-2017

Anna Maria

        No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 26, Sand Castle Resort, 200 Gulf Drive S., trespass. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a report of a man refusing a manager’s requests to leave. An officer found the man on the edge of the property. The manager again told the man to leave and not to return and the officer issued the man a trespass warning.

Aug. 27, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A report of an intoxicated man was met with a trespass warning. The man was told to leave and not return.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 23, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, court order. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to an argument between a man and a woman and determined the man was violating a domestic no-contact order. The man was arrested and transported to jail.

Aug. 25, 4300 block of 126th Street West, burglary. A vehicle break-in was reported and about $5 in change was stolen.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. A Holmes Beach police officer found two women on the beach after hours in possession of alcohol. The officer checked the beach after noticing a vehicle in a handicap spot in a parking lot. Parking and alcohol violations were issued.

Aug. 28, 500 block of 71st Street, burglary. A caretaker reported a break-in at a residence. Police responded and found the front door pried open and coins and jewelry stolen from a safe, which also had been pried open. A mallet was found and seized. Fingerprints were taken at the scene. Damages were estimated at $200 and stolen items valued at $800.

Aug. 28, 500 block of 72nd Street, burglary. Nineteen fishing reels, a satellite phone, a gun case and wooden stool were stolen. The owner called police about the burglary when he found his shotgun hanging in the bathroom, not in the case where he kept the gun. In the garage, he found 18 reels removed from 18 fishing poles. Checking his boat at his dock, the owner found another reel had been stolen. The stolen items were valued at $6,100.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 08-30-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 16-17, Bayview Terrace Condos, 117 Seventh St. N., grand theft. A man reported he found his 2015 Ford pickup truck’s tailgate valued at $5,000 taken off his truck.

Aug. 18, Bridge Street Bazaar, 117 Bridge St., trespass. A woman was found sleeping. A Bradenton Beach officer witnessed the reporting party tell her she was no longer allowed on the property.

Aug. 21, Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., domestic battery. A bartender and others witnesses saw a man punch a woman in the stomach and grab her by the neck. A second man tried to break up the fight and the aggressor slammed the man’s head into the pavement. The aggressor was found on Church Street. The woman was intoxicated and told police she didn’t remember what happened. No one wanted to press charges. Police arrested the aggressor for battery.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 17, 6800 block of Palm Drive, theft. The owner of a 1996 Honda motorcycle valued at $1,000 reported it stolen from the backyard. The man noticed his inoperable, unregistered motorcycle missing when he went to work on it. He had last seen it two days earlier.

Aug. 19, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. A Holmes Beach police officer, using night-vision glasses, found a man and a woman having sex on the beach after the beach had closed. The officer noticed several open beer bottles around their blanket. They were issued an alcohol citation and a parking ticket for after-hours parking.

Aug. 19, 4200 block of Manatee Avenue, fraud. Randomly running tags, a Holmes Beach officer found an expired tag on a vehicle. The officer ticketed the driver of the vehicle for an altered tag, no proof of insurance and unlawfully possessing and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Aug. 21, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. A man was cited for having a bottle of whiskey with him on the beach.

Aug. 23, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, disorderly intoxication. Officers responded to a report that a man was throwing construction cones onto Gulf Drive. The man told police he threw the cones but that it didn’t hurt anyone

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 08-23-2017

Anna Maria

Aug. 3, 200 block of Willow Avenue, curfew/resisting arrest. Deputies found a male juvenile violating his curfew. As a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy attempted to arrest him, the juvenile ran away. He was later found at his father’s home and again fled, but was located by Bradenton Beach police on a trolley. He was arrested and transported to a juvenile booking facility.

Aug. 5, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A deputy found a man sleeping in a wooded area and issued him a trespass warning. The man told the deputy he’d missed the last trolley and decided to sleep at the beach.

Aug. 5, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, criminal mischief. Paint scratches on a rental vehicle were reported.

Aug. 8, 10005 Gulf Drive, lost bracelet. A gold bracelet engraved with “Happy 50th” and valued at $1,300 was reported lost after an evening at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Bradenton Beach and at a neighbor’s house.

Aug. 8, 101 N. Bay Blvd., criminal damage. An unknown person damaged a stall door in a park bathroom. The damage to the city property was estimated at $450.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 8, 2600 block of Avenue C, Marchman Act. Responding to a suspicious incident report, a Bradenton Beach officer found a woman lying in the road. The officer reported she could not remain awake to answer police questions and, due to her intoxication, she could not care for herself. She was transported to a medical facility.

Aug. 15, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, drug violation. A traffic stop for speeding led an officer to notice the odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle. After a search, the officer arrested a Bradenton man for possession of 3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 10, 400 block of Manatee Avenue, camping. A man missed the last bus to the mainland and decided to sleep in the bushes. A Holmes Beach officer issued him a notice to appear in court for the ordinance violation.

Aug. 11, 3200 Gulf Drive, hit and run. An 18-year-old was arrested for fleeing and resisting arrest after crashing into two vehicles, one near the Kingfish Boat Ramp and another while traveling south in the 3700 block of Gulf Drive. After the second crash, the man exited his vehicle and began running. Officers apprehended the man in the road. Once arrested, he began slamming his head on the patrol vehicle. He apparently calmed down when transported to the Manatee County jail.

Aug. 13, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A chain lock was broken and a woman’s white-and-blue-striped beach cruiser was stolen. The bicycle was valued at $25.

Aug. 14, 3000 block of Avenue F, theft. A girl’s 20-inch bicycle valued at $60 was reported stolen.

Aug. 15, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, sex organ exposure. A man was seen exposing his penis near people using the outdoor showers. Police responded and observed the man exposing himself. He was arrested for lewd behavior and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 08-16-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 2, 100 block of 12th Street North, domestic. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call about a man hitting a mirror on his wife’s vehicle. The man told police they had argued.

Aug. 5, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., theft. Upon returning from the beach, a woman found clothes she’d left in bag on a picnic table strewn in a bathhouse. An officer helped her search the area for her ID, credit cards and an iPod, but to no avail.

Aug. 6, Cortez Beach, 1000 Gulf Drive S., theft. A woman was sitting on the beach when a man approached her, took her bag and, when, confronted by a witness, the man ran off. The bag contained her cellphone and sandals. The witness identified the man from a photo lineup but an attempt to find him proved unsuccessful.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 29, 12100 block of 45th Avenue, vehicle burglary. Various items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 29, Haley’s Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, assist. Manatee County sheriff’s deputy helped track down a woman who had texted a friend that she intended to kill herself. Police found the woman unconscious and EMS transported her to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Aug. 3, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. Two rental bicycles were stolen. One bicycle was found next door, where a juvenile told police another juvenile had taken both bikes. Still missing was a lime green beach cruiser valued at $400.

Aug. 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, sex. Two people were having sex on the beach next to an open bottle of rum and incense candle. They were cited with an alcohol violation. Holmes Beach police reported the couple was intoxicated and they called for a ride home.

Aug. 6, 100 block of 78th Street, seagrapes. A five-man landscaping crew was reported working on Sunday in violation of a city ordinance. Police forwarded the matter to code enforcement to determine if any environmental violations occurred due to the crew trimming seagrapes beyond a seawall.

Aug. 6, 4700 block of Gulf Drive on the beach, noise/alcohol. Loud music blasted from a large speaker on the beach near a woman with a beer. Police issued her a citation for the alcohol and a warning for the noise violation. She turned off the music and dumped out the beer.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 08-09-2017

Anna Maria

July 18, 100 block of Pelican Drive, open door. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate an open door on a balcony. After West Manatee Fire Rescue assisted with a ladder to the second floor, the deputies determined there had been no forced entry and no apparent burglary. The deputies secured the residence.

July 18, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. Five juveniles and an adult were observed at a picnic table after park hours at 4:30 a.m. by MCSO deputies. Marijuana and paraphernalia were found and confiscated. All six people were issued trespass warnings. The park is closed 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

July 19, 100 block of Oak Avenue, Baker Act. Deputies performing a welfare check had the subject transported to a medical facility.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        July 28, 900 block of Gulf Drive, hit-and-run. A 25-year-old Bradenton man was found and arrested after his silver car rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. After the silver car fled the scene, authorities found it and its driver broken down at the corner of 43rd Street and 21st Avenue West in Bradenton. The man confessed to police, was arrested and transported to jail. No injuries were reported.

July 29, 2800 block of Avenue C, burglary. Upon returning from vacation, an owner reported a 1921 22-barrel revolver, jewelry and a collection valued at more than $10,000, including coins, silver certificates, a proof set and 1921-23 hundred-dollar-bill collections, missing from the residence. Police determined there had been no forced entry.

        Aug. 1, Coquina Beach, 1400 Gulf Drive S., lewd and lascivious. Police asked the state attorney’s office to issue an arrest warrant for a 26-year-old man accused of entering a woman’s bathroom and fondling his private parts. The woman who reported the incident told the police she was afraid of the man.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 17, 115th Street and Cortez Road West, seized tag. An MCSO deputy pulled over a motorist traveling west on Cortez Road at 60 mph in a 45-mph zone and determined his license was suspended. The officer seized the tag, based on a prior order.

July 21, 3800 block of 118th Street, domestic. Deputies were called to a disturbance involving a man and woman. The mother was worried about the father taking their 5-year-old child, but deputies reported the boy appeared healthy and happy. They also determined the argument had been only verbal.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 22, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, obstructing police. A Holmes Beach police officer was dispatched to a crash and located the vehicle occupants. A woman passenger yelled and swore at the officer, preventing him from conducting a crash investigation. The officer arrested the woman and transported her to the Manatee County jail.

July 26, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. A St. Petersburg woman, concealing items she took from the store valued at $221.32, walked out of the store. She was stopped by a manager. Police found jewelry in her pocket and clothes in her shopping bag. HBPD also assisted Bradenton Police Department with a report of the woman stealing a vehicle parked in front of the store. She allegedly took the vehicle and prescription drugs from her boyfriend in Bradenton, who told police she ingested 20 Xanax and five Ativan pills. EMS responded, transported her to Blake Medical Center. She was cleared and arrested by BPD.

July 28, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A male was caught on video keying a car in the parking lot. Police, lifeguards and the victim were unable to locate the person on the beach.

July 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, tag. A vehicle was parked in a no-parking zone, blocking traffic. An officer ran the plate and seized the tag based on a prior order. The vehicle was towed.

July 29, 200 block at 83rd Street, trespass warning. An argument broke out among family members when a 30-year-old Bradenton woman attempted to retrieve her deceased husband’s belongings. The trespass warning was issued to the Bradenton woman. Waivers of prosecution were signed by the woman and her sister-in-law.

July 29, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. MCSO alerted Holmes Beach police to suspicious circumstances at a condominium unit. HBPD responded and found a 32-year-old man with a handgun. The man was issued a notice to appear for possessing 6.39 grams of marijuana.

Aug. 1, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana. A police officer clocked a vehicle speeding 60 mph in a 35-mph zone, stopped the 26-year-old motorist and observed an odor of marijuana. The woman told police she had contraband in the vehicle. The officers found 1.4 grams of marijuana, a glass pipe in a metal tin in the vehicle. She was ticketed for speeding and arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and booked at the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 08-02-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 21, Summer Sands condominium, 1007 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Damage overnight to pool equipment and other items was reported. A condo resident told Bradenton Beach police an unknown person threw 12 lounge chairs into the pool and one chair into the bay.

Entry to the common area had been gained by breaking a gate. The scene was processed for fingerprints.

July 24, Coquina Beach, 1800 Gulf Drive S., drug arrest. A Sarasota woman was arrested for possessing 6 grams of marijuana after a police officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from her vehicle after park hours in the parking lot. She was arrested and transported 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.

Island police blotter – 07-26-2017

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Sheriff investigates wine theft Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person caught on camera in connection with a July 7 theft from the Anna Maria General Store, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. According to MCSO reports, the suspect put bottles of sangria into her purse, paid for some items, but not the wine, and left the store. MCSO asks anyone with information to call Detective Christopher Deluca at 941-747-3011, ext. 2594, or Manatee County CrimeStoppers at 866-634- 8477. Islander Photo: Courtesy MCSO

Anna Maria

July 5, 200 block of Palm Avenue, theft. A tag was stolen from a Ford pickup. The victim advised the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that June 30 was the last day the plate was seen on the vehicle.

July 7, Anna Maria General Store, 503 Pine Ave., theft. Sangria valued at $11.76 was reported stolen. The witness told a deputy the same person stole wine a day earlier. A surveillance camera caught the suspect on video. The theft remains under investigation.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 13, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., warrant. A man was arrested on an outstanding Manatee County warrant after a Bradenton Beach police officer asked to perform a vessel safety check on a boat he tied to the day dock.

July 18, 2000 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief. A man reported an unknown person broke out the back window on his SUV.

July 18, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic battery. Officers responded to a call about an altercation and arrested the aggressor.

July 19, city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., trespass. An officer found a man sleeping against the side of the city building at 5:37 a.m. He woke the man, issued him a trespass warning and advised he could be arrested if he returned.

July 20, 200 Bridge St., warrant. A man was arrested on outstanding Sarasota warrant. The arrest came after a Bradenton Beach officer checked on three men in a parked vehicle with smoke coming out of its windows.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 9, Swordfish Grill/N.E. Taylor Boatworks/Cortez Kitchen, 4628 119th St. W., trespass. A manager issued a man a trespass warning in a deputy’s presence because the man had caused a disturbance in the boatyard. The man left the property.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 14, 5610 Gulf Drive, information. Holmes Beach police were called about a man who was observed removing a 12-foot paddle board. An officer reported he’d seen the same board in the dunes north of 4000 Gulf Drive for about two weeks. The board had holes and cracks, no fin attached and no serial number. The officer confiscated the board for safekeeping.

July 14, 4000 Gulf Drive, information. On patrol, a Holmes Beach officer noticed a man driving an older red Mustang with a crack in the windshield. He ran the tag and it came back assigned to a silver Chevy. The vehicle sped east on Manatee Avenue, almost striking people in the intersection at Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue. The vehicle was found abandoned at 100 36th St., Holmes Beach. Police searched the vehicle, found a few marijuana buds and had it towed.

July 17, 200 block of 71st Street, juveniles. A caller reported juveniles at a neighboring property throwing beer bottles and jumping into a pool from an elevated balcony. Holmes Beach police arrived, saw the juveniles and a video of the caller’s observations. The rental agent responded to the scene and advised he would follow up on the incident. No violations were issued.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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