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Vol. 15 No. 1 - October 29, 2014

BEACH BEAT

Anna Maria

10/21, 9:51 a.m., burglary to an unoccupied structure, 200 block of Elm Avenue. A person or persons unknown broke into a storage shed and stole items worth $6.

10/23. 3:44 p.m., information, Tuna Street beach. Manatee County 911 got a call about a near drowning on the beach. The caller said CPR was being used. The patient was transported to the hospital where he was reported to be alive. Officials found out it was not a near drowning, but a medical condition.

10/18, 6:40 p.m., possession of drugs with the intent to distribute or sell, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar restaurant. A deputy responded to a report of a man sleeping in the car of a Sandbar employee. The deputy checked the vehicle to make sure nothing was missing, and as he opened the door, he smelled a strong odor of cannabis. A search produced leafy green substance on the floor and a backpack with a Mason jar with 78 grams of a leafy green substance that tested positive for marijuana. The employee had $1,215 in cash. The employee was arrested and the man sleeping in the car, who was intoxicated, was taken into custody under the Marchman Act.

10/25, 1:59 a.m., trespass after warning, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard. The officer had just finished a business check at Galati Marine when he observed a gray car being followed closely by a white truck. The gray car turned into Galati’s while the truck proceeded to private property beyond Galati’s. Ther car’s driver approached the deputy and said he did not want the pickup following him so closely. The deputy approached the truck and found the driver asleep inside. He awakened the driver and notice the smell of alcohol inside. The deputy called the land owner who said he wanted to prosecute the truck driver, so the deputy placed him under arrest.

Bradenton Beach

10/18, 5:35 p.m., Marchman Act, 200 Bridge Street, City Pier. The officer responded to a call about a man sleeping on the ground by the clock tower. He was intoxicated and got belligerent when the officer awakened him. The officer took him into custody for his own protection.

10/19, 7:30 p.m., domestic battery, 2100 block of Avenue B. The officer responded to an argument between a woman and a man over the man watching football instead of helping around the house. The female slapped the male and was taken into custody.

10/22, 11:30 p.m., trespass warning, 1001 Gulf Drive, Summer Sands Condo. The police were called when kids were caught trespassing and using the pool while not checked into the resort. The kids fled in a vehicle and a witness got a tag number. Police tracked the tag to a condo in Bradenton. The suspect was finally found and issued a trespass warning.

Holmes Beach

10/12, 6:19 p.m., intoxicated person White Avenue beach access. The officer responded to a report of a drunken person at the beach, and he found her passed out near the access covered in sand and ants. He awakened her and brushed off the ants. Another officer went to her house and notified her son who came and took her home.

10/13, 9:19 a.m., criminal mischief, The Martinique, 5300 Gulf Drive. A vinyl fence behind the property was damaged, apparently by a driver backing into it.

10/3, 4 p.m., no driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6600 block of Marina Drive. The officer saw the defendant drive his car into a stopped vehicle. The driver’s license had been suspended. The driver admitted knowing it was suspended for not paying a red light violation. He was arrested. A search of his car showed the console had a false bottom and under that were two syringes a soda can with a burn mark and a prescription medicine. The driver said he was supposed to take the prescription orally, but he likes the way it feels if he shoots it into a vein.

10/17, 8:13 a.m., driving with a suspended registration and a suspended driver’s license, 7100 Marina Drive. The officer did a routine computer check on the defendant’s vehicle and found the registration and license were suspended. She was ticketed.

 


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