Island police blotter – 01-31-2018

Anna Maria

Jan. 10, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, abandoned property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle in the roadway with no tag and a flat tire. The keys were in the ignition. Attempts to contact the vehicle owner were to no avail. The last registered owner told police he’d sold it to someone else. The vehicle was towed.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 15, 2200 block of Avenue C, stolen bike. A renter reported a stolen gray Roadmaster bicycle, which had been provided as part of a vacation rental package. The officer contacted the rental agency and learned it had no paperwork or serial number for the bicycle.

Jan. 21, 1800 Gulf Drive, possession of controlled substance. Bradenton Beach police stopped a 35-year-old Holmes Beach man for failing to drive in a single lane, noticed a strong odor of cannabis and searched the vehicle. Three grams of cannabis and five Alprazolam pills were confiscated. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 22, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, battery. Two liveaboard boaters became intoxicated on a friend’s boat and a fight ensued. One man poked the eye of another man, who sought treatment at a local hospital. The aggressor was arrested, treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton and transported to the Manatee County jail. He remained in custody Jan. 25.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


No reports.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 11, D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, disorderly intoxication. A 33-year-old intoxicated man was arrested after arguing and pushing the manager, who had told him to leave the bar. The man was yelling at the manager and others outside the bar when Holmes Beach police arrived. An officer attempted to take the man into custody but, he pulled away, so the officer directed him to the ground. The man was handcuffed and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 15, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. The door to a woman’s vehicle was found open as she left for work. The woman reported items had been moved inside her vehicle. Nothing was missing and no damage caused. She told officers she heard doors closing about an hour earlier. Officers checked vehicles in the area and did not observe any other disturbances.

Jan. 17, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, civil. Police responded to a family dispute over a lock placed on a bedroom door. Officers assisted with finding the key.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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