Anna Maria City
May 20, 8600 Gulf Drive, driving with license suspended. Deputies stopped a vehicle driving 35 mph in a posted 25-mph area. A record check revealed the driver was a habitual offender with a suspended license and on probation, according to the report. It was determined that the violations were severe enough to constitute felony charges, as well as a misdemeanor charge for not having valid vehicle insurance. He was arrested.
May 26, 500 block Magnolia Avenue, burglary. The complainant said someone took an iPod, valued at $300, from his vehicle.
May 26, 9800 Gulf Drive, information. A northbound driver did not brake in time and struck another vehicle which, in turn, struck a deputy’s vehicle. “There was no damage to any of the three vehicles,” according to the report. “No one was injured and all three vehicles were operational. No damage, not even a scratch, was observed.”
May 27, 100 S. Bay Blvd., driving with suspended license. Deputies stopped a vehicle which failed to come to a complete stop and was producing loud music. A record check revealed the driver has a suspended license. It was determined the violation was severe enough to warrant felony charges, and the driver was arrested. Found in the vehicle was a marijuana cigar. The vehicle’s occupants “did not say whose it was,” according to the report, so no charges were filed, although the drug was confiscated and placed into evidence.
May 16, Leffis Key, burglary to a vehicle. No further information was available.
May 24, 100 block Fifth Street South, domestic. No further information was available.
May 24-25, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn. Five auto burglaries took place Sunday and Monday on Memorial Day weekend. Three other cars were broken into and items taken at 2000 Gulf Drive N., 2300 Gulf Drive N. and 100 block 22nd Street.
May 25, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn, aggravated battery. No further information was provided.
May 23, 3000 block Gulf Drive, missing person. A woman called to say her grown daughter, who was staying with her, had not returned home and did not answer her cell phone. A missing person report was filed. Officers were able to contact the daughter later, she returned home and the search for her was terminated.
May 23, 3000 block Gulf Drive, DUI. Officers responded to a vehicle crash and noted one vehicle pulling out of the parking lot and a man yelling at the driver and officers. Officers stopped the vehicle driven by Myles A. Carey, 52, of Holmes Beach. Officers had Carey take the vehicle out of gear and exit, noting a strong odor of alcohol, according to the report. Carey said he had given information to the owner of the vehicle he struck while attempting to turn around his car and thought the matter settled. Officers administered field sobriety tests on Carey, which he failed, and took him to the police department for a breath test, which he refused. He was arrested.
May 27, 5800 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took his $300 bicycle from his carport.
May 27, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, larceny/theft. The complainant said that a man and woman removed bath items, valued at $450, from the store without paying for them.