Island police blotter – 05-16-2012

Anna Maria

        • May 5, 200 N. Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A group of adults and teenagers became involved in a verbal dispute at the Anna Maria City Pier, but separated without incident. Later that day, the two groups came into contact again and another dispute ensued. One of the teens maliciously damaged a vehicle owned by one of the adults, however, the man refused to press charges, telling the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy he would pursue the matter in civil court.

• 10005 Gulf Drive, battery. A 20-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in Holmes Beach following an argument between he and his father that turned physical. According to the report, the father questioned his son about money that had gone missing while he was in jail. The son became upset and wanted to leave in his dad’s car. The father grabbed a screwdriver to remove the license plate to prevent his son from taking the car, at which time the son allegedly attacked his father, shoving him repeatedly and punching him. During the scuffle, the son cut his hand on the screwdriver, and told law enforcement that his father had stabbed him. The investigation concluded the son was the aggressor.

May 5, 800 block of North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. While on beach patrol, a MSCO deputy was flagged down by a female, who reported she had just swam from Egmont Key following an argument with her boyfriend. The woman reported she had taken the boyfriend’s boat keys because he was too drunk to operate the craft. The boyfriend then was alleged to have knocked the woman’s cellphone from her hands, after which she said she jumped overboard to avoid further confrontation. Deputies were unable to make contact with the boyfriend by Islander press time.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• May 2, 2502 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police responded to the Dream Inn in response to a disturbance. A male complainant said his female companion was causing problems due to being “too intoxicated,” according to the report, and he wanted her to leave.

• May 4, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, felony warrant. Police arrested Jill Rickerson, 36, on a felony warrant for failure to comply with a summons.

• May 5, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. Police responded to find a couple arguing. Police reported both people were intoxicated, but no physical altercation occurred. Domestic packets were issues.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• May 4, 4400 block of 123rd Street, information. A complainant reported he sold a trailer, which contained his tools. The man reported he had been in contact with the buyer, who promised to return the tools, but had yet to do so. The complainant was advised that since both parties were aware the tools were on the trailer at the time of purchase, the matter would have to be taken up in a civil court.

• May 7, 4400 block of 123rd Street, domestic disturbance/Baker Act. A mother and her adult son became involved in an argument, at which time the son began to break things in their home. A deputy reported the son also had punched the wall, injuring his hand. The mother reported she was “very afraid” of her son, according to the report. The son was reported to say he may harm himself.

• May 9, 4000 block of 129th Street, theft. A complainant reported a stolen kayak. According to the report, the kayak was stored in a shared garage, hanging from the ceiling by ropes, which were cut.

• May 10, 11900 Cortez Road, vehicle theft. A golf cart was reported stolen from the Holiday Cove RV Resort.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        May 3, 200 block of 82nd Street, theft. A female complainant reported a male juvenile had stolen her debit card from her purse and ran away from home. Further investigation revealed the juvenile is on probation. The complainant was advised to cancel her bank cards and the juvenile’s probation officer was contacted. At press time, police were searching for the juvenile.

• May 2, 3000 block of Avenue C, domestic disturbance. A couple became engaged in a verbal argument. The woman called 911, saying she was concerned the argument was escalating, but told police she only called because the man said she wouldn’t. Police advised the woman that 911 is not to be used as a threat. Domestic violence packets were issued.

• May 1, 5400 Marina Drive, criminal mischief. Police responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the Sand N Sudz Laundromat and discovered a broken plastic chair, and a shattered sliding-glass window. The establishment has video surveillance, which recorded three males entering the business. Video showed two of the men exited while one remained inside. The suspect inside the business then threw a book through the window. He was shown entering a vehicle with the other two men. The investigation continues.

• May 5, 200 block of 84th Street, petit theft. A man reported his garbage can stolen. He told police that he happened to notice his neighbor had two trash cans, but did not want police to interview the neighbor.

• May 5, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, vehicle burglary. A man reported someone had entered his boat, stealing custom-made fishing gear valued at $300. The man told police his residence and dock are under video surveillance and he would turn the video over to police. The investigation continues.

• May 8, 1400 Cortez Road, failure to report found property. A Holmes Beach man was arrested for failure to report found property, after a MSCO deputy made contact with him on Cortez Road. According to the report, the man was riding a girl’s blue bicycle with a flowered basket. Upon making contact with the suspect, the deputy asked why he was riding a girl’s bike. The man said he had borrowed it from his girlfriend’s sister, but the deputy noted the bike still had a price tag affixed to it. The suspect then changed his story, saying he had found the bike. He was taken into custody for failing to report found property.

• May 9, 300 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. A woman complainant reported someone had entered her unlocked vehicle. Approximately $10 in change was reported stolen. Finger prints were taken at the scene.

• May 9, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. A mother and her adult daughter became involved in an argument when the daughter became upset that her mother brought home a “strange man” from a bar. Police observed the “strange man sitting peacefully on the couch,” while the mother and daughter continued to argue, the report stated. Domestic violence packets were issued.

May 8, 600 Manatee Ave., larceny. A male complainant reported a stolen kayak valued at $350. According to the report, the man returned from a fishing trip and locked his kayak with two others. On his return, he found only his kayak was missing.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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