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Vol. 16 No. 30 - May 25, 2016

BEACH BEAT

Anna Maria

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Bradenton Beach

5/14, lewd and lascivious, Cortez Beach. The complainant said a man sat next to her and started taking pictures of her with his phone. She moved and when she looked back at him, he was exposing himself. He fled before an officer got there.

5/16, Marchman Act, 135 Bridge Street. The officer took a drunken passenger off the Monkey Bus and into custody because he was too drunk to know where he lived.

Cortez

5/9, theft, 4100 block of 129th Street West. A motorized bicycle was stolen.

Holmes Beach

5/9, failure to stop for a school bus, driving with no license, 6200 block of Marina Drive. The officer noticed the car in front did not slow as a school bus stopped to pick up students. The driver did not stop for the bus’ stop sign, and when the officer turned on his lights, the driver sped up and made a hard turn and ran a stop sign before stopping. A passenger jumped out of the car while the driver slid over to the passenger’s side. When he approached the car, the female said she was not the driver, but he informed her he saw her slide over. The driver did not have a license, and he gave her a summons for that and a citation for failure to stop for the school bus.

5/9, battery, petit theft, 3500 block at the beach. The officer responded to a report from the lifeguards of an assault with injuries. He talked with the victim, who had a bloody nose and possibly some loose teeth. He said he fell asleep at the beach, and when he awakened, his bag with his contents was missing. He asked two people who were there what happened, and one of them sucker punched him, causing his injuries. He said the suspect and friend fled by foot and jumped inside a newer model white Nissan Altima with a missing rear window. The victim said he wanted to pursue charges, but he could not sign an affidavit because he was drunk, and he did not know the suspect’s last name. The officer told him to come by the station when he was sober. Later, the victim called police to report the suspect was at the beach. When the officer arrived, he told the officer he only pushed the victim, and he asked why would he steal the victim’s wallet when there was no money in it. When the officer asked the suspect how he knew the wallet was empty, he hesitated and said the victim asked him for money. As he was talking to the suspect, the witness drove by and the officer flagged him down. The witness said he suspect hit the victim after he got in the suspect’s face about having his possessions stolen. The officer sent a request to the state attorney’s office to investigate.

5/12, burglary, possession of drugs, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive. The officer responded to a man making threats to another man after he was caught trying to break into the victim’s car. The victim was still arguing with the suspect when the officer arrived. The victim said the suspect was trying to get into his car by pulling on the door handles and trying to push the windows down. The officers noticed the suspect was unsteady and could hardly talk. One officer handcuffed the suspect and another searched him and found prescription painkillers. The suspect admitted to “smoking some weed,” as well. He was put into a patrol car. A Publix employee said there had been another man in the parking lot trying to get into the store two hours before it opened. Another officer spotted the man in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot next door. He was summoned and a search of his pockets found marijuana and more pills. They found out later a car nearby was burglarized, and police are investigating.

5/12, theft, Coconuts Beach Resort, 100 73rd St. A paddleboard was stolen.

5/12, DUI, 5300 Marina Drive. The driver was involved in a minor crash. He urinated his pants and refused a sobriety test. On the way to jail, he soiled his pants.


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