4/9, 7:28 a.m., information, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. The deputy met with a man who had fallen, but did not know how. He called for EMS and the victim refused to go to the hospital. He was released to friends who were going to drive him home.
4/9. 9:13 a.m., petit theft, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. The victim said he was fishing with his son when he observed two fishing rods were missing. He found a person leaving the pier with the rods and confronted him. The suspect gave them back and fled. The victim called the Sheriff’s Office, and the suspect had been stopped for a traffic infraction. The deputy arranged for a show-up between the two and the victim positively identified the suspect. The deputy wrote a capias report to the state attorney’s office to ask them to investigate.
4/11, 5:56 p.m., criminal mischief. 200 Bridge Street. The victim said the defendant came into the kitchen where she worked and confronted her about taking his dog. She said she found the dog wandering around with no tags and put it in her car. When they went to her car, they found various scratches on the exterior. A witness said he saw the defendant pick up a rock and go to the victim’s car. The defendant said he did not damage the car but he knows who did and won’t rat on him. The officer placed the defendant under arrest.
3/22, 9:06 a.m., larceny, 3700 block of East Bay Drive. A bicycle was stolen from a condo parking garage.
3/22, 9:54 a.m., driving with a suspended license. The officer ran a tag from a passing car and found out the owner’s license was suspended. He stopped the driver, who said she did not know her license was suspended, but it may be the result of her owing $300 for an old tag. She was ticketed and her car towed.
3/23, 12:21 a.m., drunk, 3200 block of East Bay Drive. The officer responded to a report of a drunk man asking for money. He found the man, who said he was staying at the Salvation Army in Bradenton and needed a ride. The officer took him.
3/24, 7:28 p.m., theft, 300 block of 62nd Street. A rented beach bike was thought to have been stolen, but when the renters contacted the bike rental company, they found out the company had taken it a day early.
3/26, 11:45 p.m., driving with a tag not assigned to the vehicle, 6400 block of Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the driver for no taillights and found the tag was not assigned to the car. The driver said he had just bought the car and had taken the tag off his girlfriend’s car. He was ticketed.
3/27, 1 p.m., petit theft, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. An unlocked bicycle was stolen from a bike rack.
3.28, 11:09 a.m., larceny, Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 Gulf Drive. The owner of the resort said a renter used a stolen credit card to pay for her room.