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Vol. 15 No. 27 - April 29, 2015

BEACH BEAT

Anna Maria

4/19, 2:35 p.m., information, 800 block of South Bay Blvd. The deputy was asked to assist the Marine unit with a found missing person and boat that was reported missing from Holmes Beach a day earlier. The missing man did not meet criteria for a Baker Act but asked to speak to a counselor and voluntarily asked to be taken to Manatee Glens.

4/24, 6:25 p.m., found property, 800 block of North Bay Blvd. The deputy responded to a report of a kayak washed up to shore. He ran a check of the boat’s ID number, and it was not stolen. He placed it in custody for safekeeping.

Bradenton Beach

4/20, 1 a.m., stolen vehicle, 100 block of 24th Street. The son of the owner’s boyfriend took the vehicle without her permission.

4/20, 12:30 a.m., trespass warning, 119 Bridge Street, The Hive. The officer found a homeless person sleeping behind the business and issued a trespass warning to him.

Cortez

4/16, 8:57 a.m., criminal mischief, 3900 block of 118th Street West. The victim said a party unknown punctured three of his tires on his vehicle. Neighbors had surveillance cameras but they are out of town and will be contacted later.

4/16, 11: 35 p.m., battery, 10100 block of Cortez Road West. The suspect returned to the victim’s home after a date and attacked him physically, hitting him repeatedly in the face. He pulled the victim’s hair and scratched him in the face. There were two witnesses. The deputy arrested the suspect.

4/18, 11:37 p.m., aggravated assault, batter on a law enforcement officer times two, possession of a controlled substance, 4400 block of 124th Street West. The complainant said a white female and black man were in his front yard. The female approached him with a knife and threatened to stick him. He called law enforcement, and they left. He called again later saying the female was back. Deputies arrested her near the man’s property. While the deputies were handcuffing the suspect, she kicked one in the groin and front area. She kicked another deputy and spit in his face. She was pepper-sprayed and settled down. While searching her, they found crack cocaine and a pipe. She was decontaminated and sent to jail.

4/23, 2:25 a.m., domestic violence, false imprisonment, 10100 block of Cortez Road West. The live-in boyfriend got into an argument with the female victim after an evening of drinking and started beating her. When the deputy arrived, he heard her screaming for help. When he entered the home, the suspect was leaving the bedroom via the window, and the victim crawled from the bedroom bleeding. The victim was too upset to fill out a complaint, but the deputy arrested the suspect and charged him with battery by strangulation and false imprisonment.

Holmes Beach

4/11, 1:05 a.m., larceny, 100 block of White Avenue. The officer was called to the beach access at this location on reports of suspicious persons. He found five males, three juveniles and two young adults, and they had a backpack in their possession. The owner of the backpack was there, and the groups of males all confessed to knowing it was stolen. The victim signed a waiver of prosecution and the males were released.

4/11, 11:06 a.m., criminal mischief, 300 block of 73rd Street. A window was broken by unknown means. There are no suspects.

4/11, 12:44 p.m., theft from a vehicle, 600 block of Dundee Lane. A mirror was stolen from the passenger door of the victim’s vehicle.

4/11, 4:23 p.m., possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 500 block of 67th Street. As the officer stopped to tell the driver of a car that he was parking illegally, he saw the driver throw something under the car. He identified it as a glass bong used to smoke marijuana and detained the driver. He conducted a check of the other occupants and found a bag of marijuana that one passenger said was his. He was arrested as well. The bag of marijuana weighed 27.7 grams, making it a felony possession. The bong’s owner was given notice to appear and released to his mother’s custody, but the other suspect was jailed.

4/12, 6:40 p.m., battery, Kingfish boat ramp. The officer answered a call about a fight, and when he arrived, the two men were separated. The victim said the suspect, who is his brother, threw him out of the boat after he argued about the suspect driving the boat intoxicated. One witness said she saw the suspect throw the victim out of the boat after the victim threw a cooler out of the boat. The suspect was arrested.

4/13, 8:15 p.m., DUI, 7400 block of Palm Drive. The officer stopped a vehicle because the driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts. He observed open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The suspect had trouble finding his license, and he smelled like alcohol, according to the officer. The driver failed the sobriety test and was arrested.

4/17, 7:51 p.m., driving with an expired tag, using a non-resident license and no proof of insurance, 500 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer ran a computer check of the suspect’s vehicle tag and found it was expired. He stopped the driver, who said he had been living here for almost a year but did not get a Florida license and was still driving with his Georgia license. He was ticketed.

 


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