Island police blotter – 02-14-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, open doors. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies found several doors left open on two residences under construction. They searched and secured the properties, found nothing suspicious, and left a message for the property manager.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 27, Coquina Park, 1800 Gulf Drive S., reckless driving. A Bradenton Beach police officer noticed an altered tag on a pickup and observed a man get into the truck. The officer followed the vehicle as it sped into Longboat Key and back to Bradenton Beach. The truck passed five to seven vehicles near the Longboat Pass Bridge, causing oncoming traffic to stop. The officer caught up with the motorist in the parking lot, where he told the officer he’d altered the tag with a Sharpie a while back and forgotten about it. The BBPD cited the man with reckless driving, an expired and altered tag, an expired driver’s license and no proof of insurance.

Feb. 2, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, Marchman Act. BBPD responded to a report of an impaired woman. Police determined she was unable to take care of herself, placed her into custody and transported her to a medical facility.

Feb. 5, Blue Marlin Seafood, 121 Bridge St., disorderly intoxication. An intoxicated 33-year-old Bradenton woman was observed screaming and smashing the restaurant’s outdoor menu board. An officer responded and arrested the woman.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


      Feb. 1, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. Court W., vehicle burglary. A woman reported a purse missing from her vehicle.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 1, Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, defrauding innkeeper. A guest left without paying his bill for two nights in two rooms. The charges totaled $1,120.

Feb. 5, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. Police responded to a verbal disturbance between a woman and a Manatee County public works employee about her having slept overnight on the beach. An officer issued a written trespass warning and helped the woman relocate her belongings to the trolley-bus stop, where she was told to board and leave the island.

Feb. 5, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, fraud. Holmes Beach police are investigating reports of $3,000 in fraudulent purchases on two credit cards since November 2017.

Feb. 5, 100 block of Neptune Lane, noise. An officer was dispatched to a complaint about noise from a loud machine and observed water being pumped from a pool at Haley’s Motel at Gulf Drive and 81st Street. The complainant told police the machine had been running 24/7 for about a week. The motel manager told police the machine was necessary to construct the pool. The officer referred the matter to code enforcement.

Feb. 7, Anna Maria Elementary, 4700 Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. Two unknown persons were reported on the roof near the main entrance. A custodian told police he yelled at the suspects and they jumped off the roof and left in a pickup truck.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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