Island police blotter
No new reports.
March 23, 600 block of Gulf Drive N., driving with suspended license. An officer observed a man speeding on his motorcycle. Once he was pulled over, the officer found the man had several suspensions for failing to appear in court and a warrant for his arrest in Hillsborough County.
March 23, 1400 block of Gulf Drive S., burglary of a vehicle. Someone burglarized a vehicle parked in Coquina Beach. Some items were later recovered from Holmes Beach Police Department when a man was arrested for strong arm battery.
March 25, 2000 block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, burglary of a vehicle. Someone burglarized a vehicle parked at Coquina Beach. The victim also had her keys stolen from a bag that was hanging on a picnic table. Some items were later recovered when a man was arrested for strong arm battery.
March 25, 200 Bridge Street, domestic battery. A man got into a verbal argument with a girlfriend before the incident got physical.
March 24, 5900 block of Marina Drive, petit theft. A woman went to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report the past theft of two potted plants valued at $150 from in front of her business.
March 25, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, theft of a vehicle. An officer came to HBPD to meet a victim in reference to a past theft. The victim said she was at Manatee Public Beach on March 24 when she placed her purse and wallet in the trunk of her vehicle and locked the car before heading to the beach. When she arrived home her purse and wallet were missing from her trunk.
March 26, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. An officer was dispatched to the Holmes Beach Police Department in reference to a past theft. He met with the victim who said while at Manatee Public Beach someone took his wallet from his backpack.
March 26, 400 block of Clark Drive, burglary of a residence. Officers spoke to roommates who said while they were gone someone stole their security box containing $300 and birth certificates. One resident said she also was missing a canvas bag with $200 in change.