Island police blotter – 05-18-2011

Anna Maria

• May 7, 800 block of North Shore, alcohol on the beach. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bean Point, where two groups of people were drinking alcohol in violation of local regulations. Warnings were issued.

• May 8, beach near Holmes Beach border, trespass. MCSO responded to the beach about 1 a.m., where there was a report of juveniles on the beach after hours. The MCSO patrolled the beach with the Holmes Beach Police Department. “Numerous” youths were sent home.

• May 9, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, arrest assist. MCSO took a man into custody who was wanted for an alleged domestic assault in Bradenton. The Bradenton Police Department had received word the man took several sleeping pills and went to the Island to nap on the beach. He was taken into custody and then to Blake Medical Center.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• May 7, 4000 block of 124th Street, burglary. The MCSO responded to a report that someone stole parts valued at $3,200 from a boat in a marina parking lot.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• May 7, Gulf Drive, suspended license. The Holmes Beach Police Department stopped a motorist seen turning without a signal, causing another driver to take evasive action. A motorist was cited for driving on a suspended license.

• May 8, 7900 block of Gulf Drive on the beach, endangering manatees. HBPD responded to the beach where 13 people were found swimming with manatees that were near the shoreline, where the marine mammals mate.

• May 8, 400 block of 72nd Street, dog bite. A man suffered a bite as he rescued a stray dog from a canal on 75th Street. The man was treated at Blake Medical Center and the dog, which was not current on its shots, was quarantined for 11 days.

• May 9, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary. HBPD responded to a residence after receiving a report of a burglary in progress. A man known to the residents allegedly broke into the home and would not leave. He was arrested.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

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