Island police blotter – 03-01-2017

Anna Maria

Feb. 11, 200 block of North Shore Drive, confiscated property. An expired driver’s license was confiscated from a motorist after a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped and warned the man for a traffic infraction.

Feb. 19, 100 block of Cedar Avenue, domestic battery. A woman reported a man pushed her, causing her to fall. The man was arrested.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 20, Cortez and Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A Sarasota woman driving west on Cortez Road West drove off the road, onto the sidewalk and around traffic on her way to Bradenton Beach. A 911 caller alerted police, saying the driver also was throwing bottles onto the road. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sent a helicopter unit. The motorist crossed the Cortez Bridge at about 2 p.m. when a Bradenton Beach police officer stopped her vehicle and asked her if she knew she was driving on the rim of a flat tire. The woman did not reply. Police determined her license was suspended in August 2016 and arrested her for driving on a suspended license. She was transported to Manatee County jail. MCSO declined to press charges for offenses in its jurisdiction.

Feb. 15, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive S., trespass after warning. A Bradenton Beach police officer watched a 51-year-old man enter the store, where he’d been trespassed a couple of days earlier. The man was transported to Manatee County jail. At his first court appearance the same day, he pleaded no-contest and was sentenced to six months probation and 25 hours of community service.

Feb. 13, Anna Maria Island Club, 2600 Gulf Drive N., grand theft. Fifteen metal roof panels were stolen off a parked trailer. A witness reported seeing a man take bundles of roof panels from the trailer to his red Ford truck and leave. The panels, purchased by the association, were valued at $5,000. An officer radioed MCSO and Holmes Beach police to be on the lookout for the truck.

Feb. 11, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A 51-year-old man was trespassed after he took food from the shelves and began eating in the back of the store. Asked to pay for the food, he went to the counter, but had no money. Another customer paid his bill.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


Feb. 10, 3900 block of 115th Street Court West, theft. Two bicycles were reported stolen from outside a residence.

Feb. 12, Tyler’s Ice Cream, 11904 Cortez Road W., domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a disturbance and interviewed the people involved. The deputy determined no crime occurred.

Feb. 13, Seafood Shack, 4110 127 St. W., theft. The Waves Boat & Social Club reported a trailer tag stolen. An MCSO deputy entered the tag number into a law enforcement database.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 17, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, suspicious circumstances. A 30-foot Grady-White boat was reported adrift behind Anna Maria Elementary School. Holmes Beach police attempted to contact its owners and then towed the boat to the residence, where a neighbor said it had been docked. Police raised the boat out of the water with a lift at the dock.

Feb. 17, 600 block of Emerald Lane, theft. A woman told police someone took a boatlift cover from her dock Feb. 16-17.

Feb. 20, 52nd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Found with beers on the beach, an 18-year-old and a juvenile were cited for violating a city ordinance.

Feb. 20, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft. Two 17-year-olds were caught stealing a can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. When the clerk asked them to put the can back, they attempted to run from the store. The clerk detained them until a Holmes Beach police officer arrived. The officer asked why they took the item and, according to the report, the males replied they wanted “a good day on the beach.” They were handcuffed to prevent them from running, taken to the station and released to their parents.

Feb. 21, 4500 block on the beach, vehicle-on-beach violation. An 18-year-old Bradenton man was cited for violating a city ordinance that prohibits driving on the beach. The man told the officer he thought it was OK to drive his 2004 Jeep on the beach.

Feb. 21, 200 block of 69th Street, noise. A neighbor called police complaining he couldn’t sleep. The responding officer issued a citation to a renter after hearing loud music and talk at about 10:30 p.m. While issuing the citation, the officer noted that the noise ceased.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

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