Island police blotter
Jan. 2, Magnolia Avenue and Crescent Drive, driving with revoked license. An officer was on patrol after dark when he observed a man driving a vehicle without its rear lights off. The officer performed a traffic stop and arrested the man for driving with a temporarily revoked driver’s license.
Jan. 3, 412 Magnolia Ave., suspicious circumstances. A juvenile called the sheriff’s office complaining someone had illegally harvested snook and left them on his property.
Jan. 4, 101 S. Bay Blvd., lost wallet. The victim said she left her purse in her car with her windows down. She went into the Anna Maria Post Office, and then to Publix in Holmes Beach. When she went to pay for groceries, she noticed her wallet missing from her purse. The wallet contained credit cards, a driver’s license, gift card, medical and insurance cards and $200 in cash.
Jan. 4, 801 Jacaranda Road, grand theft. The victim reported that someone took about $1,000 in equipment from his rental property. Stolen was a boom box, two BrightHouse modems, a router, digital video player, blender and vacuum cleaner.
No new reports.
Dec. 31, 3007 Gulf Drive, traffic. An officer worked a traffic crash in the Anchor Inn parking lot, where a properly parked vehicle was struck by another vehicle, which left the scene. There was an estimated $4,000 in damage to the struck vehicle. A witness described the at-fault vehicle, and the officer found a vehicle of similar description at a residence on Holmes Boulevard. The truck was still warm and had extensive damage, as well as paint transfer matching the color of the struck vehicle. The officer contacted the suspect and cited him for careless driving and issued a summons for leaving the scene of the accident with property damage.
Jan. 2, 5400 Marina Drive, suspended driver’s license. An officer observed a man, whom he knew to have a suspended driver’s license, driving into Jessie’s Island Store. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for driving on a suspended license.
Jan. 2, 7404 Gulf Drive, burglary of a residence. An officer responded to a burglary of a residence. The property manager said that she had just leased the property for the owner. She reported 47-inch flat-screen television was missing from the residence, which was last occupied around Nov. 24.
Jan. 2, drugs, 5600 Marina Drive. An officer was on the southbound side of Marina Drive when he noticed Shane Pelkey riding a bicycle. It was dusk and the man did not have a light on his bike. The officer approached the man and could smell marijuana. The officer asked the suspect, Shane Pelkey, about the smell of marijuana, and Pelkey admitted he had just finished smoking a marijuana cigarette. During a search, the officer found an Oxycotin pill and took Pelkey into custody. He was transported to the Manatee County Office jail. Pelkey was charged with possession of a schedule II drug.
Jan. 3, 7500 Gulf Drive, possession of drug and drug paraphernalia. An officer observed Joseph Gleason-Silva driving a car with one working headlight and stopped him. Gleason-Silva was unable to provide paperwork on the vehicle. The officer smelled marijuana and Gleason-Silva agreed to have his vehicle searched. The officer found a marijuana pipe and small bag of marijuana in the suspect’s jacket. Gleason-Silva was arrested on drug charges and transported to Manatee County jail.
Jan. 6, 3900 Sixth Ave., fraud. While on patrol in the area of Regions Bank, an officer was advised by a bank manager that two suspects sitting at the bus stop in front of the bank had been acting suspicious. She said the men had come into the bank and tried to cash checks valued at $830. The suspects were told they could only deposit the checks. The complainant said that after depositing the checks, the men came back in the bank to use the rest room, but appeared nervous. The officer spoke with them at the bus stop, asked for identification, and one of their driver’s licenses was suspended. The officer confiscated the license. The bank later called HBPD to report one of checks as lacking funds for deposit. The men were charged with depositing an item with intent to defraud.