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Date of Issue: February 17, 2010

Holmes Beach resident arrested for burglary


Holmes Beach resident Derek Lauterbach, 27, was arrested Feb. 12 for attempting to steal nitrous oxide from a business complex housing dentists at 4600 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

According to a Manatee Sheriff’s office police report, a Manatee County deputy responded to an alarm at the business. When the deputy arrived, he followed a noise commotion and saw Lauterbach jump a fence outside the business.

The deputy chased Lauterbach and had a K-9 unit dispatched. The deputy eventually spotted him sitting on the ground, sweating and bleeding in the 300 block of 50th Avenue West.

Lauterbach, who had stolen four bottles of nitrous oxide, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, felony criminal mischief, grand theft, and resisting arrest without violence. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Mike Quinn, publisher of, contributed to this report