Island police blotter – 12-05-2012

Anna Maria

• Nov. 23, 500 block of Spring Avenue, Baker Act. A house cleaner found a man unresponsive and called 911. EMS and law enforcement responded. According to the report, the man had taken an unknown number of anti-depressants and prescription sleeping pills. He was transported to the hospital, where the investigating officer initiated a Baker Act.

• Nov. 27, 700 block of Fern Street, burglary. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a complaint of a burglary. According to the report, an entry point was discovered at the bathroom window where the screen had been cut and the window pried open. There were no items reported missing.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Nov. 28, 2407 Gulf Drive N., theft. Unknown persons gained access to the storage shed of Vera Roma and stole lawn tools valued at $600. Police believe the suspect may possess a key to the shed because once removed, the locks were taken.

• Nov. 19, 200 Gulf Drive N., theft. An employee at the BeachHouse Restaurant placed her purse in a “cubby” where other employees place personal property during their shifts. Upon the conclusion of the complainant’s shift, she discovered $75 worth of items missing.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• Nov. 26, 400 block of 39th Street, petit theft. A 52-year-old homeless man was arrested after stealing a pool lounge chair valued at $300. According to the report, the man was trespassed from the property Nov. 6, so he was also charged with trespass after warning. Police say the man took the chair to use as a bed in a nearby wooded area where he was sleeping.

• Nov. 19, 200 block of 83rd Street, information. A complainant reported he was having problems with a neighbor next door to his vacant lot. He told police the woman keeps coming onto his property to trim palm trees. He said he wouldn’t mind, but she leaves the palm fronds on the ground, making it difficult for him to mow the property because he has to first clean up her trimmings. The officer attempted to make contact with the woman, with no success. He advised the owner to post “No Trespassing” signs on his property.

• Nov. 19, 500 block of 67th Street, theft. A woman reported the theft of earrings valued at $1,000. She told police she typically locks them away, but had accidently left them out on a day when her son had a few friends over.

• Nov. 19, 600 block of Dundee Lane, burglary. The property owner reported someone had used a shower while the owners were gone. The couple told police they had an Internet camera set up to check on their house from time to time, but that it had been stolen.

• Nov. 20, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant reported someone stole a pair of bicycles valued at $40. Police later located one of the bikes and returned it to the owner.

• Nov. 23, 5410 Marina Drive, theft. A woman complainant reported someone stole her purse from the back of a bar chair while at D. Coy Ducks. Total value of the missing items is $451.

• Nov. 23, 611 Manatee Ave. W., disturbance. Police responded to a male complainant, who reported a woman in a golf cart was circling the parking lot at CVS Pharmacy. He rolled down his window to ask the woman to make up her mind where she was going so he could park. He alleges the woman then began yelling and cursing at him. Police interviewed the woman who told a similar story, but claimed the man had yelled and cursed at her. Both parties were advised to go their separate ways.

• Nov. 24, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A variety of chairs were left out overnight from the previous day’s wedding. At some point during the night, the chairs, valued at $688 were stolen.

• Nov. 25, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious incident. A complainant called to report he had received two phone calls that the motel’s office power had gone down. The caller needed the guest’s financial information to resubmit into the computer, and offered a 25 percent discount for the inconvenience. The man refused to give his information over the phone. An investigation revealed that several of the motel’s guests had received similar calls, which did not come from motel staff.

• Nov. 25, 6200 Flotilla Drive, criminal mischief. Five flower pots at the dog park were damaged and thrown over the fence.

• Nov. 25, 2800 block of Avenue E, burglary. A woman said she left her purse on the kitchen counter while she and her friends “went about their business” for the day. When she returned, she went to her purse to retrieve some money and found $250 was missing. She told police the sliding glass door of her rental unit does not lock. One of the friends did report she heard a loud noise at about 3 a.m., but didn’t hear anything else, so she went back to sleep.

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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