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Vol. 15 No. 30 - May 20, 2015


Anna Maria

5/15, 10:28 a.m., found property, 112 Oak Ave., AMI Beach Cottages. The renter found a small amount of marijuana in his room and called authorities.

5/15, 11:19 a.m., found property, 300 block of Pine Avenue. A wallet was left on a patrol vehicle, and the deputy stored it for safe-keeping.

Bradenton Beach

5/6, 7 a.m., burglary, 2300 block of Avenue B. A burglar broke into the home and took a pistol and ammunition.

5/7, 11:30 p.m., battery, 2200 block of Avenue B. The complainant said while he was walking his dog, the driver of a speeding car stopped, got out and punched him in the mouth, then sped away. When the officer asked if he had words with the driver, he said maybe.

5/9, 12:45 p.m., disorderly intoxication, Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge Street. Two officers were dispatched to a fight where one party flashed a knife. When they found the suspect, they ordered him to show his hands, and he refused. He continued to resist until they physically grabbed and handcuffed him.

5/9, 3:55 p.m., trespass warning, Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge Street. Three officers responded to a report of a fight, and they found some boat owners drinking in public. Several were issued trespass warnings.

5/1. 5:31 p.m., domestic disturbance, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North. The female complainant said her boyfriend was complaining about her driving and when he wouldn’t be quiet, she hit him in the mouth. She said he hit her back. The officer told her she appeared to be the aggressor and she could be arrested. She said never mind..

5/11, 8:30 p.m., noise complaint, The Freckled Fin, 101 Bridge Street. A neighbor complained about the loud music. The officer asked the manager to turn down the music, and she did.

5/13, 1 p.m., trespass warning, Segs by the Sea, 119 Bridge Street. The manager complained that a homeless person was camping behind her business. The officer issued a trespass warning.


5/15, 10:42 a.m., attempted burglary, Paradise Bay Motel, 4406 102nd St. W. While the intended victim was in her kitchen, the suspect walked in with a ski mask covering his face. She confronted him and charged him, trying to take off the mask. She missed, but the suspect fled, stopping to try her car doors, but they were locked. He jumped into a pickup and drove away.

5/16, 10:45 a.m., burglary to an unoccupied vehicle, 4400 102nd Street West. The victim saw a man with a ski mask rummaging in her car and confronted him. He fled in another car. He was seen later, heading toward Cortez Road, but was not caught.

Holmes Beach

5/2, 12:42 p.m., theft, 3800 block of Gulf Drive. Outdoor chairs were stolen from rental property.

5/3, 7:43 p.m., shoplifting, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive. The manager said a suspect stole a shopping cart full of beer and left the scene in a white Dodge truck with three other people. The manager gave police surveillance photos of the suspect and truck.

5/4, 8:08 p.m., battery, 600 block of Dundee Lane. The victim told police a man staying with him attacked him when he told the suspect he would have to leave. He said he wanted to pursue charges, but balked when he learned the suspect would have to post $500 bond.

5/6, 1:07 p.m., criminal mischief, Manatee Beach Park, 4000 Gulf Drive. The victim came to police to report somebody had scratched her car.

5/6, 1:32 p.m., cyber bullying, Anna Maria Elementary, 4700 Gulf Drive. The officer met with the principal who showed him messages to the victim student that met the definition of bullying. Parents of both children were called, and the school took disciplinary action against the child who sent the messages. The victim’s mother was to decide later if she wants to press charges.

5/7, 1:57 p.m., hit and run, 100 block of 50th Street. Witnesses working in the area flagged down the officer who was on patrol and told him of a hit and run accident that had just happened. They gave a description of the vehicle, and the officer found the vehicle with heavy damage, parked in the public beach lot. They got a description of the owner from the license plate and found him in the water. He said he knew he had hit the other car, but he left because he was afraid it would affect his felony probation. The officer ticketed him and called the suspect’s probation officer.


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