Island police blotter – 05-22-2013

Anna Maria

        • No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • May 9, 2400 block of Avenue B, domestic battery. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman, who said she and her daughter were packing their belongings to leave. She said an argument ensued with her husband because he intentionally misplaced her cellphone. The daughter found the phone, at which time the man allegedly grabbed her arm and tried to wrestle the phone away. Police interviewed the man, who said he and his wife were arguing after a day of drinking, but denied grabbing his daughter’s arm. He said his daughter was taking his mother’s side and “throwing him under the bus.”

• May 10, 2300 block of Avenue B, disorderly conduct. Police responded to a complaint of yelling and objects being thrown around a residence. Officers arrived and observed a 23-year-old man familiar to police from previous complaints through an open window, slamming furniture and kicking various items. The officer reported a strong smell of marijuana from inside the home. When the officer announced his presence, the man ran to the back of the house. With assistance from the Holmes Beach Police Department, officers made entry and ordered the man to surrender. He complied and was arrested for disorderly conduct.

• May 10, 100 Gulf Drive N., Baker Act. Police made contact with a man, who said he no longer wanted to live and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the hospital.

• May 14, 200 Gulf Drive N., grand theft. An officer was approached by a complainant, who reported a stolen purse. She said she was watching the sunset and had placed her purse on nearby rocks. She told police she turned away for a few minutes, but when she turned around, her purse was gone.

• May 11, 2300 block of Canasta Drive. A complainant reported two cases of beer stolen from a refrigerator in his garage.

• May 10, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, vehicle burglary. A man and woman were carrying items from their vehicle to a picnic area. They left some items near the vehicle while they set up for the day. Among the items left by the vehicle was a bag containing the vehicle keys. The complainant reported they were only away for a few minutes, but the suspect took the items, gained entry into the vehicle and stole computer equipment and a GPS unit valued at $660.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• May 13, corner of 121st Street Court West, trespass warning. A complainant reported someone was inside a vehicle owned by her on an empty lot, also owned by her. A deputy arrived and made contact with a man and woman inside the vehicle. They were issued a trespass warning and instructed not to return to the property.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• April 29, 752 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat Ramp, burglary. Equipment for repairs to the Anna Maria Island Bridge was being staged in a fenced area at the boat ramp. Unknown persons cut the fence and made entry into a storage trailer, and stole diving gear. A toolbox on a nearby barge also was stolen. The value of the items was not listed, but an employee of Topcor, the company doing the work, said the loss would run thousands of dollars.

• May 3, 3600 block of Gulf Drive, intoxicated person. Police responded to the beach in regards to an intoxicated male and made contact with a man who was staggering along the beach. The man’s speech was slurred and he could not remember how much he had to drink. He said he was skimboarding. Police observed a gash to the man’s head, but he refused medical services. The man’s mother was contacted and she arrived to take him home.

• May 3, 400 block of 62nd Street, theft. A woman parked a bicycle valued at $75 in front of her residence. She told police the bike was still there when she went to work, but was missing when she returned home.

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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