Island police blotter – 09-19-2012

Anna Maria

        No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Sept. 7, 1600 Gulf Drive S., suspected vehicle burglary. While on routine patrol a Bradenton Beach Police Department officer spotted a vehicle at Coquina Beach suspected to be involved in several vehicle burglaries in the area. The officer began to follow the vehicle, but the suspect vehicle crossed the Longboat Key Bridge. Longboat Key Police Department was notified and the BBPD officer returned to Coquina Beach. He was flagged down by a woman there, who reported someone had tried to break into her vehicle. BBPD again contacted LKPD and requested the vehicle be stopped and found a 29-year-old man and 39-year-old woman. Police also found several tools, including a pair of slim jims in the vehicle. Police found a purse containing a handgun, as well. No items tagged in recent burglaries were discovered in the vehicle and the couple was released.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 28, 600 block of Emerald Lane, credit card fraud. A woman contacted the Holmes Beach Police Department on receiving an unsolicited Sears credit card. The woman called Sears and learned $900 worth of merchandise was ordered in her name and delivered to an address in New Hampshire.

• Aug. 30, 2800 block of Avenue E, burglary. Unknown suspects gained entry to a vacant rental home by breaking out a rear-door window. A flat-screen TV and DVD player valued at $450 were reported missing.

• Aug. 29, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Three flat-screen TVs valued at $1,848 were reported stolen from a house. Police say the suspect gained entry by breaking out a small window on the front door. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.

• Aug. 30, 200 block of 82nd Street, disturbance. Police responded to a disturbance call and made contact with a man who said his intoxicated girlfriend was trying to leave in her vehicle. He told police he was trying to keep her safe by not allowing her to leave. The woman was advised not to drive in her condition. She agreed and went to bed.

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.