Island police blotter – 01-24-2018

Anna Maria

        Dec. 29, Island Charms, 501 Pine Ave., theft. Store personnel reported an unidentified person caught on video stealing a cigar cutter valued at $135 from a display counter.

Jan. 4, 9700 Gulf Drive, confiscated property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver for a traffic violation, leading to contraband confiscation. Eight grams of marijuana and paraphernalia were deposited for destruction.

Jan. 10, 700 block of North Shore Drive, information. A Waste Management truck struck a vehicle parked in a driveway, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage. The vehicle owner reported the incident to a Waste Management manager and was told the company would assume responsibility for the damage.

Jan. 14, 900 block of North Shore, assist. Five agencies were called at 10:40 p.m. to assist two men on a sailboat south of Rod & Reel Pier about 50 yards from shore after the vessel broke anchor in choppy waters. The sheriff’s office assisted the men as they secured the boat in the dark. Also called were the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, West Manatee Fire Rescue and Bradenton Beach police. The two men told law enforcement they would remain on the boat until the morning and call 911 if they needed help.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 16, La Costa condos, stolen bike. A Trek bicycle valued at $476 was reported stolen. The owner found the bicycle gone and a lock on the ground the morning after he’d left the bike in a rack.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.


Jan. 4, 4400 block of 115th Street West, battery. A male aggressor pushed a 47-year-old man off his bicycle, struck him several times and threatened to kill the man. MCSO issued a request to the state attorney for the aggressor’s arrest.

Jan. 9, 119th Street and Cortez Road West, confiscated property. A deputy observed a white Mitsubishi traveling west, checked its registration and stopped the motorist for driving with an improper tag, and also found the driver’s license was suspended. The license and tag were seized.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 7, 300 block of 61st Street, trespass. Police responded to a call about an assault and found a woman in the yard. The woman told officers she was living with the owner, who had invited another man over, and all three were drinking at a fire pit when a verbal dispute turned physical. The man allegedly shoved the woman to the ground and the woman reportedly punched the man in the face. Waivers of prosecution were signed. The visitor was issued a trespass warning.

Jan. 10, 500 block of 74th Street, suspicious circumstance. Holmes Beach police received a report of a man removing his gun from his residence. Officers checked the area, the man returned and told police he’d been drinking. The officer took the gun for safekeeping.

Jan. 11, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, alcohol. A woman with a Styrofoam cup of wine was cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the street. The vehicle she’d been driving ran out of gas. Police also issued her tickets for expired vehicle registration and parking on the sidewalk. Her vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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


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