Island police blotter – 10-10-2012

Anna Maria

• Sept. 13, 503 Pine Ave., petit theft. A complainant from the Village Cafe reported someone stole their American flag from the outdoor flagpole. It is valued at $200.

• Sept. 19, 800 block of North Shore Drive, counterfeit. A complainant reported to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that he was in possession of a suspicious $10 bill. The complainant said he was unsure of where he took possession of the currency.

• Sept. 28, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, suspicious incident. A man reported an unknown person knocked on his door. When he asked who it was, a female voice responded with a comment about pizza. A woman in the residence began a conversation with the suspicious person through the closed door, while the man went around the back of the house to identify the subject. While he was making his way around the house, the suspicious person cursed at the woman and fled the area. The man reported it was the second such incident.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Sept. 28, 699 Manatee Ave. W., shoplifting. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on shoplifting charges after video at CVS Pharmacy captured him opening a can of Red Bull inside the store, drinking it and leaving without paying. According to the report, video had captured the same man two days prior leaving the store with a can of Red Bull without paying.

• Sept. 28, 4700 Gulf Drive, found property. An administrator at Anna Maria Elementary School turned in a found handbag to a Holmes Beach Police Department officer. Inside the bag were three syringes and two metal spoons. The spoons were covered with burn marks and a white residue. According to the report, the bag was found near a crash site under investigation for DUI. Police say the bag is similar to a larger purse found in the vehicle of the at-fault driver. The incident is under investigation.

• Sept. 23, 100 block of 31st Street, burglary. A representative of an island real estate business was checking a rental home before guests arrived. The complainant made contact with a man inside the home, who claimed to be the guest, but it was later determined the guests were still out of state. The complainant reported the man was likely a squatter and police found an unlocked window. During an inspection of the home, two flat-screen televisions, valued at $400, were found to be missing.

• Sept. 29, 400 block of 71st Street, theft. Police responded to a report of stolen and damaged political signs. The signs were valued at $45.

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.