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Vol. 15 No. 18- February 25, 2015


Anna Maria

2/6, 8:15 p.m., criminal mischief, 900 block of South Bay Boulevard. The suspect, an employee at the restaurant, was upset and went into the bathroom. After she left, another employee noticed damage to the bathroom.

Bradenton Beach

2/14, 12:45 a.m., domestic violence, 700 block of Gulf Drive South. An argument between and man and woman who live together ended in shoving when he tried to leave. She was not harmed, and they both agreed to sign a waiver of prosecution so the officer issued them domestic violence victim’s packets. She said she was going to spend the night with a friend. She called a half hour later and said she had bruises all over her body because he hit her. She met with the officers and complained because the male had gotten a domestic violence victim’s packet and then stormed out. The officers took no further action since she did not show them any of her bruises.

2/14, 12:30 p.m., trespass warning, 2400 block of Gulf Drive South. The resort manager asked an officer to issue a trespass warning to an employee who refused to leave saying he had not been paid.

2/19, 9 p.m., battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, 900 Gulf Drive South, Gulf Drive Café. The officer responded to a report of a man driving his vehicle into an ambulance and a railing while trying to park. The officer found the suspect walking toward the entrance. When asked about his accident, he said he was not aware of it and kept walking. The officer told him to return to his car and he refused, saying he was an attorney and would sue. The officer had to pepper spray him because he refused to cooperate. The suspect also pushed an employee out of his way, according to the employee. The suspect resisted handcuffs and kicked the officer forcefully while being placed in a patrol car. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and called for a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officer to process the accident and do a DUI investigation. He was charged with DUI by the FHP and the other charges came from the Bradenton Beach police.

2/21, 4:50 p.m., possession of cannabis, 200 block of North Cortez Beach. The officer answered a call of lewd lascivious and found the suspect. Upon questioning, he agreed to be searched and the officer found marijuana, It tested positive, and he arrested the defendant.


2/7, 10 a.m., burglary to a structure, criminal mischief, San Remo condominiums, Cortez Road West. A party unknown forced entry to a unit and the laundry room, causing damage.

2/12, 4 p.m., lost item, 12600 block of Cortez Road West. The complainant said she lost her iPhone while riding her bike across the Cortez Bridge. Using a locator program in the iPhone, it showed the phone was in Holmes Beach.

2/16, 4:08 p.m., lost item, 12108 Cortez Road W., Cortez Laundry Mat. A driver’s license was lost.

Holmes Beach

2/8, 3:29 p.m., possession of cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, 3300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer pulled over the suspect while he was driving very slow and not wearing a seatbelt. When he approached the suspect’s vehicle, he detected an “overwhelming” odor of marijuana. He checked out the driver’s paperwork and asked where the marijuana was. The driver said in the center console in a pipe. He admitted to having a marijuana grinder, and the officer also found a bag of white powder. The driver claimed the marijuana and grinder were his, but not the cocaine. The suspect was arrested.

2/8, 5:26 p.m., trespass warning, 5500 block of Holmes Boulevard. A foreman at a construction site asked the officer to issue a trespass warning to a party at the scene.

2/10, 12:17 a.m., criminal mischief, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The complainant said somebody slashed her rear tire, but she did not want a police report.

2/10, 1:40 p.m., theft from a building, 200 block of 72nd Street. Some outdoor chairs and a table were stolen from a rental property.

2/11. 7:49 a.m., driving with a suspended license, 700 block of `Manatee Avenue. The officer stopped the driver when a random computer check showed her license had been suspended as of that date for not attending traffic school. She was ticketed.

2/11, 8:34 a.m., driving with a suspended license, 5600 block of Guava Drive. The officer ran a computer check on the suspect while observing him and found his license was suspended for lack of insurance. He was ticketed, and his tag was seized.

2/11, 9:11 p.m., failure to acquire a Florida driver’s license while living and working here. The officer stopped the driver because a headlight was not working. He asked for her license, and she gave him a Mexican license. She said she worked on the Island. He gave her a warning for the headlight and ticketed her for the license infraction.

2/12, 4:09 p.m., driving with a suspended license, 500 block of Manatee Avenue. The office ran a computer check and found the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. She admitted she had let her insurance lapsed. He ticketed her and seized her tag.



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