Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Land O’ Lakes man pleads no contest to DUI

A Land O’ Lakes man pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence in 12th Circuit Court. Brian Hull, 36, who refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test after an August 2016 arrest in Holmes Beach, was adjudicated guilty. Judge Robert Farrance sentenced Hull to 12 months probation, crediting him for time […]

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HBPD chase ends in Gulf of Mexico

A police chase ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old Wimauma man who had fled into the Gulf of Mexico, saying he didn’t want to go back to jail. Holmes Beach police arrested Abraham Saucedo at 1:52 p.m. March 11 for allegedly possessing drugs, fleeing and evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He […]

State declines to file DUI charge in Holmes Beach arrest

The 12th Circuit State Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against a Tampa man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and drug possession in Holmes Beach. Signs of impairment noted by the officer were not enough to make the case against Juan Carlos Montero, 39, stopped for speeding in December 2016. In a Jan. […]

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued no alerts for Anna Maria Island. For the latest road watch information, go online to or dial 511.

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Parrish man arrested for DUI

Joseph Perusek II, of Parrish, was stopped for speeding March 15 in Holmes Beach and taken into custody for alleged DUI. Holmes Beach Police Officer Alan Bores stopped Perusek after clocking his vehicle on radar traveling 64 miles per hour in a 35-mph speed zone. Bores stopped Perusek in the 12000 block of Manatee and […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. ADULT TRICYCLE: THREE- wheel bike, brand new, big seat, large basket, easy to ride, still in box! $275, firm. 941-212-1742. FOR SALE: TOWNHOUSE sofa (70-by-37-by-40 inches). Sunbrella covered fabric. “Brand new,” 4 months old, not used, with two custom throw pillows, sea green. $1,250. Call 813-600-0705. […]

Obituaries – 03-22-2017

Betty L. Guthrie Betty L. Guthrie, 84, Cortez, died March 12. She was born in Detroit and moved to Cortez in 1942 from Grand Ledge, Michigan. She was an active member of Church of Christ Church in Cortez since 1952. She was the owner/operator of Betty’s Beauty Salon for 17 years, an award-winning manager of […]

Island police blotter – 03-22-2017

Anna Maria March 3, Sunrise Garden Resort, 512 Spring Ave., trespass/theft. Vacationers who arrived at their accommodation found an unknown woman in their unit. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy warned the woman for trespassing and asked the state attorney to issue a theft charge for the $200 value of the rental. March 3, 200 block […]