Island police blotter – 03-28-2018

Anna Maria

March 10, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious incident. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a visitor’s complaint about a neighbor asking personal questions, such as how many children were in his party. The deputy advised the visitor about a registered sex offender living nearby. No violations occurred.

March 12, Gulf and Magnolia drives, confiscated tag. A sheriff’s deputy confiscated a vehicle tag after pulling over a motorist who failed to stop for a stop sign. The officer determined the motorist’s license was suspended and the vehicle was registered to another man. The registered owner told police he’d sold the vehicle to the motorist in March 2017.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 16, 100 block of Ninth Street North, domestic battery. Reports of a man beating up his girlfriend were answered by Bradenton Beach police, who arrested a 34-year-old man after the couple argued about the girlfriend’s co-worker. The woman allegedly tried to leave, but she said the man wouldn’t let her. He allegedly grabbed her phone and smashed it on the floor. She ran to the bathroom and attempted to barricade the door, which the man broke down, allegedly causing minor injuries. The man told police the woman had been drinking and she’d previously reported him for the same type of situation. Police took the man into custody and transported him to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


March 10, 4400 block of 124th Street West, suspicious incident. A woman reported a vehicle window broken by an unknown source. She estimated $200 in damage.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 15, Skinny’s Place, 3901 Gulf Drive, dine-and-dash. Holmes Beach police were dispatched to a call about four juveniles who ordered and ate food, after which three of the four people failed to pay and ran. As an officer searched the area, dispatch led him to 77th Street on the beach, where juveniles were reported drinking. After backup arrived, the suspects were identified. Skinny’s manager accepted $40 from one of the suspects and declined to prosecute.

March 16, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. A police officer responded to a complaint about loud music at 11:01 p.m. He spoke to the manager after measuring 63.3-65.3 decibels coming from the restaurant/bar while its doors were closed. The case was referred to code enforcement for follow up.

March 17, Doctor’s Office, 5312 Holmes Blvd., fire pit. On patrol, a police officer observed a fire in a fire pit and didn’t see anyone tending the fire. Due to a similar report in January, pictures were taken and the matter was forwarded to code enforcement.

March 18, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. A neighbor awakened by loud music led police to the bar/restaurant at 11:17 p.m., where an officer measured 57 decibels of noise and advised the owner of the violation. The case was referred to code enforcement.

March 18, 3600 block of Gulf Drive, cannabis. At 2:45 a.m., an officer stopped a red Volvo for no tag lights. Upon approaching, he noticed an odor of burnt cannabis. The officer noted heavy smoke coming from the vehicle when the windows were rolled down. The occupants were issued ordinance violations for possessing marijuana. The driver was cited for no tag light, a window-tint violation and driving after curfew.

March 19, 5900 block of Flotilla Drive, overdose. A Holmes Beach police officer arrived at a residence as EMS was treating a 29-year-old woman for a drug overdose. The woman told police she used heroin every day. The officer advised help was available at treatment centers. She responded she was aware of the option. The woman was transported to Blake Medical Center.

March 21, Walgreens parking lot, 3200 E. Bay Drive, suspicious person. A motorist reported an unknown intoxicated male pulling on her vehicle’s door handle, trying to get into the vehicle. While she drove away, she heard the man mutter something about people sitting at the trolley stop. Holmes Beach police officers canvassed the area and checked with Bradenton Beach Police Department and the trolley drivers on duty, trying to locate the suspect, to no avail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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