Island police blotter – 03-14-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 22, 400 block of Pine Avenue, fraud. A woman reported an unknown person without permission opened several fraudulent phone accounts in her name and changed her bank account information.

Feb. 24, 700 block of North Shore, suspicious incident. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for help when a woman woke up with her dogs barking and uncertain if anyone had entered her home. The officers found no indications of a break-in and no suspicious activity on the beach. It was later determined a glass shelf had fallen in her living room.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 27, Anna Maria Island Club condominiums, 2600 Gulf Drive N., burglary. A Cadillac owner alerted by the car’s security system reported the vehicle had been broken into and rummaged through. The owner’s manual was the only item reported missing.

Feb. 28, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., trespass. The restaurant owner asked a man and woman with a dog to leave the property because they were disturbing customers. The woman refused. The man and woman were trespassed when police arrived, and they left.

March 4, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A Bradenton Beach police officer observed an argument between two patrons. In the officer’s presence, the bartender warned a 56-year-old man to leave and not return.

March 4, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A 48-year-old man was arrested for trespass after an officer observed him at the convenience store where he knew the man had previously been warned for trespassing. The man was transported to Manatee County jail, where he was released after a 12th Circuit judge sentenced him to five days served in jail, court costs and fines.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


Feb. 26, Holiday Cove RV Resort, 11900 Cortez Road West, burglary. Four boats, a 1999 Seaway, 2013 Sweetwater, 2006 Scout and another vessel with a center console, were burglarized Feb. 21-23. Anchors, fishing poles, tackle boxes, binoculars, a spear gun, a signal light and a personal locator beacon were stolen from the boats.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 2, White Avenue on the beach, alcohol. At 12:38 a.m., Holmes Beach police found a man and woman smoking marijuana and drinking wine. An officer cited them for violating a city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach and disposed of some marijuana cigarettes, weighing 1.5 grams, found in their possession.

March 4, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, alcohol. Two men were observed drinking beer while walking down the street. A police officer cited them for drinking alcohol in the street against the city ordinance.

March 4, 37th Street and the beach, sex. While conducting a beach check at 12:57 a.m., a police officer observed a male and female having sex. The officer determined the man was 25 and the female was 17. The officer made numerous calls to the female’s mother and then contacted her father, who told the officer his daughter could ride home with her companion.

March 4, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive, property damage. The store owner reported a driver of a U-Haul truck ran into two gas pumps while turning into the station. He estimated $15,000 in damage if the pumps have to be replaced.

March 4, 100 block of 52nd Street, drug. Holmes Beach officers responded to a vandalism report and found two men in an SUV and another man hiding under the vehicle. The complainant told the officer another vehicle at the scene, a pickup, had run into a fence. A 3.2-gram bag of marijuana was confiscated. The men were arrested and transported to jail.

March 7, Island Library, 5711 Marina Drive, warrant/resisting. Police were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity of a man and woman harassing patrons. The pair ran away while the officer was waiting for dispatch to confirm a warrant out of Virginia on the woman. They ran onto Marina and Flotilla drives and 59th Street, where the woman was caught and arrested in the 500 block. Police continued to search for the male with an MCSO-provided K-9. The male was not found after a 30-minute search.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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