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Vol. 14 No. 44 - August 27, 2014


Anna Maria

8/13, 2:37 a.m., information, 83 North Shore Drive. The deputy stopped a speeding driver, and the driver could not produce a registration. He said he and other juveniles rented a house and he took the deputy to it. The deputy smelled marijuana and called for the juveniles to come out. They did and he asked them to turn over their marijuana and alcohol. The pot was seized and they poured out their beer. The deputy called their parents to come get them.

8/14, 10:53 a.m., petit theft, 500 block of South Bay Drive. The reporting party said a trashcan at a rental unit had been stolen sometime in the past week.

8/16, 4:18 p.m., lost item, Island trolley. The complainant came to Anna Maria City Hall to report she lost her purse on the trolley. She called Holmes Beach Police and Manatee County Area Transit and personnel reported no purse was turned in.

8/20, 1:30 p.m., 800 block of South Bay Boulevard. Men working on a water pipeline found a pair of women’s underwear while using a backhoe. This is the property where the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search for clues in the case of missing motel owner Sabine Musil Beuhler. They collected the underwear for Detective John Kenney, who is investigating the case.

Bradenton Beach

8/1, 9 p.m., criminal mischief, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North. A party unknown smashed out the rear window of a car.

8/2, 11:30 p.m., Baker Act, 2500 block of Avenue C. A man was admitted to the hospital under the Baker Act because he expressed a desire to kill himself after an argument.

8/13, 1:40 a.m., theft, Circle K, 103. Gulf Drive South. The suspect took two bottles of wine and ran out the door.

8/20, warrant arrest, Circle K, 103. Gulf Drive South. A man being questioned for panhandling was found to have a warrant for his arrest.

Holmes Beach

8/3, 10:38 a.m., burglary, 100 block of 81st Street. The complainant said his father had died, and when he went to the father’s house, he found some unusual items were missing including an old stereoscope, a vintage radio tube and a wooden mask. Flat screen TVs and computers were not taken.

8/3, 12:55 p.m., trespass warning, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive. The lifeguards called for help due to an argument a man had with a woman. The lifeguards asked the officer to issue a trespass warning to the male because of his language during the argument. The Clearwater man and his party left the beach.

8/3, 2:15 p.m., theft, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive. The female employee said her beach cruiser bike was stolen while she was at work.

8/3, 4:43 p.m., vandalism, 600 block of North Point. The complainant said she let three strangers store their belongings in her garage, and when they came to retrieve their items, they said some of them were missing and they kicked in her garage door.

8/3, 5:43 p.m., burglary, 500 block of 83rd Street. While the owners were away, a party or parties unknown broke into the house and stole jewelry and two firearms, among other items.

8/4, 8:12 a.m., driving on a suspended license, 6000 block of Marina Drive. The officer ran a computer check on a passing vehicle, and it showed the owner’s license was suspended. He stopped the driver, whose license had been suspended 12 times for non-support, and gave him a ticket.

8/4, 10:52 a.m., driving on a suspended license, 6500 block of Marina Drive. The officer ran a random check of the driver and found his license had been suspended. He stopped the driver and placed him under arrest.

8/5, 7:53 a.m., criminal mischief, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The officer found a crossing sign had been spray painted white over a miniature stop symbol on the sign.

8/5, 7:39 a.m., driving with a suspended license, 400 block of 62nd Street. The officer ran a computer check on the driver and found his license was suspended for failure to pay traffic fines. The officer placed the driver under arrest.

8/5, 3:49 p.m., driving with a suspended license, 4300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer ran a computer check that showed the driver’s license was suspended. He was stopped and arrested.

8/7, 2:56 a.m., child neglect, 3000 block of Avenue C. The officer pulled over a man who was acting suspiciously. He appeared to be under the influence, but the officer decided to drive him home. Before leaving, the suspect volunteered that he had a three-year-old and a two-year-old child sleeping at home alone. The officer and backup law enforcement came to the suspect’s home and found the children sleeping with no adult in the house. The suspect was arrested for child neglect, and a grandmother took the children for the night. Their mother had left the children with the suspect, who is the father. When she found out what happened, she made arrangements to return to the Island.

8/9, 3:56 p.m., criminal mischief, battery, Manatee County Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive. The victim got into an argument with her boyfriend, and he threw sand in her face. When she said she was calling police, he grabbed her iPhone and threw it into the Gulf. He also pulled her head down. The male then went to her car, threw all of her items out and drove away in it. She reported the vehicle stolen and the officer put out a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the vehicle.

8/10, 3:22 p.m., driving with a suspended license, 3300 block of East Bay Drive. The officer noticed the driver and passenger not wearing their seat belts. He stopped them and found the driver’s license was suspended. The driver got a ticket.


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