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May 10, 800 block of Gulf Drive North, lost property. A woman reported loosing her engagement ring.
May 13, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest. Willie Stubbs, 23, and Octavius Wallace, 27, both of Bradenton, were arrested after making a drug sale to a confidential informant under police surveillance. Found in their possession was 16 grams of cocaine, paraphernalia and cash. Also retrieved were 12 pieces of rock cocaine sold to the informant.
May 14, 12700 block of Cortez Road West, drug arrest. Francesco Papalia, 45, of Bradenton, was arrested during a routine traffic stop for possession of one gram of cocaine.
May 15, 18600 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, grand theft. Manatee County Marine Rescue advised police that several items left on a picnic table near the lifeguard stand were stolen. Based on witness information, two Bradenton men seen leaving the scene were located in a vehicle. The cooler reportedly stolen was found in the back seat of the suspect’s vehicle. A black bag also reported stolen was found discarded nearby. Due to the value of some jewelry in the bag, police charged the suspects with “grand theft,” and the total stolen property was valued at more than $2,000. One of the missing rings was not recovered.
May 18, 100 block of 48th Street, burglary. A home was reportedly broken into and, although no items appeared to be missing, the contents of two bedrooms were strewn about the room.
May 19, 5321 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Liquors, burglary. A newspaper delivery person noticed a broken window at the business and reported it to police. An officer attempted to contact the business owner and secure the property.