Island police blotter – 04-05-2017

Anna Maria

March 16, 10005 Gulf Drive, found property. A person turned in a pink money holder containing a large amount of cash. The property was secured by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        March 28, Bridgewalk Resort, 100 Bridge St., theft. A visitor reported $300 stolen from a wallet in a motel room the day before. Bradenton Beach police responded and reported no signs of forced entry.

March 28, 117 Bridge St., trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning after an officer saw him exit a van on a vacant lot in violation of a no-camping ordinance. The officer noted that the man twice had been warned a week earlier for the same infraction.

March 30, 20 block of Laverne Drive, disorderly conduct. A couple was yelling as they walked through Pines Trailer Park at about 1:30 a.m. Police responded to calls about the disturbance and found a woman laying naked in the street. She became combative when approached by police. The man threatened a male resident, cursing and lunging in his direction. A police officer pepper-sprayed the man. Officers arrested and transported the man and the woman to the Manatee County jail.


        March 21, 11910 Cortez Road, Holiday Cove RV Park, theft. Unknown suspects took a 15-horsepower Tohatsu motor from a boat and carried it across a ditch, but were unable to lift it over a railing to the street. The motor was found near the ditch.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 24, Big Fish Realty, 5351 Gulf Drive, theft. Purple-and-white Adirondack-style chairs valued at $40 were reported stolen from the front patio.

March 24, 300 block of 68th Street, theft. A man reported his blue Huffy beach cruiser bicycle was stolen March 20 from his carport. He valued the bike at $150.

March 25, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, juvenile arrest. A Holmes Beach police officer on patrol observed two males in an illegally parked vehicle, the front passenger rolling a marijuana cigarette. The officer pulled up to the vehicle and observed the passenger weighing a bag of marijuana on a scale. Announcing his presence, the officer asked for identification. HBPD determined both males were juveniles and arrested the passenger for possessing marijuana, which weighed 25.5 grams. The officer also reported finding a substance resembling crack cocaine, which was sent to a lab for testing. The passenger was taken to a juvenile booking center. The other juvenile was released to his parent.

March 26, 3200 Gulf Drive and the beach, alcohol violation. Three men in their 20s were playing Frisbee near a supply of alcoholic cider and admitted to police they’d been drinking. They were issued citations for consuming alcohol in public against the city ordinance.

March 26, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., theft. A man and woman attempted to purchase 13 items for $137.38 with a personal check. While store employees were advising the woman she needed to present identification, the man walked out of the store with the items. The woman told the employees she would get her ID from her car. Neither the man or woman returned. CVS determined the proffered check was on a closed account.

March 28, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A rented pink-and-blue beach cruiser bike, valued at $70, was reported stolen a day after it went missing.

March 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Police observed two women in their 20s drinking beer. Each was cited for violating the ordinance against public consumption of alcohol. The officer directed them to pour out the beer and place the cooler in their vehicle.

March 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. A Bradenton couple in their 40s were cited for drinking beer.

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

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