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Date of Issue: September 20, 2007

Bradenton Beach woman busted for burglary

Bradenton Beach Police arrested Cheryl Marie DeGarmo, 47, of 611 Gulf Drive N., at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday on charges she committed burglary of an occupied dwelling.

According to the arrest report, police were dispatched on a prowler call to 104 Fourth St. N., Bradenton Beach.

Police met with John Howard at the residence, who told them he heard a loud banging noise underneath his balcony.
According to police, Howard saw Cheryl DeGarmo outside near his bicycle and when DeGarmo noticed Howard, she fell to the ground. He said she fell several times while leaving his property.

Howard then showed the police that his bicycle rear tire was slashed.

Police then went found DeGarmo at her residence, where she appeared from the side of the building, panting heavily and wearing a black bathing suit, according to the report. Her legs had dirt on them with bloody scratches on the ankles and knee, police said, and she was arrested.