Island police blotter – 10-03-2012

Anna Maria

• Sept. 13, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A complainant reported someone had broken into the residence and stole items valued at $60.

• Sept. 24, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Three pieces of patio furniture were reported stolen from the backyard of a residence. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, the yard was fenced, with the exception of an access point at the dock.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Sept. 25, 205 Magellan Drive, Sarasota. A 45-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication. According to the MCSO report, a deputy responded to a possible burglary in progress, and instead, found a man sleeping at the side of the house. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond and was released. According to the report, the man told the deputy he is homeless, but court records indicate a Bradenton Beach address.

• Sept. 26, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Baker Act. A woman became upset with her boyfriend while at Coquina Park and allegedly jumped into the Gulf of Mexico at night with the intention of harming herself. The man reported he tried to get her out of the water and she continued to scream, “I want to die.” She was transported to Blake Medical Center for evaluation and later released.

• Sept. 22, 300 block of 17th Street North, attempted burglary. A complainant reported someone attempted to gain entry into his residence by breaking a window. Police observed the screen had been cut, but it was determined it was not a successful entry.

• Sept. 22, 111 Second St. N., criminal mischief. An employee at the Tingley Memorial Library reported someone had keyed her car while she was at work. The report states both sides of the vehicle had scratches running the length of the vehicle. The complainant told police she did not know who would want to damage her vehicle, but suspected her President Barack Obama election bumper sticker had something to do with it.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Sept. 22, 3900 East Bay Drive, theft. A male suspect entered Publix and filled a shopping cart with steaks, frozen shrimp, toilet paper and soft drinks. The suspect proceeded to leave the store, load the items into a car and left the area. Store employees witnessed the incident, which also was captured on video. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were able to identify the vehicle’s tag number and retrieve an address. Officers made contact with a woman at the home, who said her daughter was using the car and provided her address.

Officers proceeded to the daughter’s address, where she claimed not to know the whereabouts of the suspect. But officers identified some of the stolen items in the woman’s residence, at which time she said the man they were looking for had left to buy cigarettes. She said he probably saw the police cars and wouldn’t be back. Police identified the suspect and, as of press time, were trying to locate him. The items, valued at $471, were returned to the store.

• Sept. 22, 6700 Marina Drive, information. An HBPD officer conducted a routine traffic stop and made contact with two juveniles. The officer observed an open bottle of vodka and noticed the odor of marijuana. According to the report, 1.9 grams of marijuana were located under the passenger’s seat. The officer contacted the juveniles’ parents and confiscated the marijuana and alcohol for disposal.

• Sept. 23, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard, information. A man came to the HBPD to report someone used his debit card number to purchase several items at a Walmart. The victim said he believed the number was stolen when he made an online charitable contribution. The incident was reported to his bank.

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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