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Vol. 14 No. 52 - October 22, 2014

BEACH BEAT

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1-/17, 1:37 p.m., found property, 200 block of Willow Avenue. The reporting party found a bike inside her yard behind a fence.

10/18, 7:16 p.m., possession/distribution of drugs, 100 block of Spring Avenue. While investigating a homeless man sleeping in the defendant’s car, the officer asked the defendant to check the car for something missing. As he did, the deputy smelled marijuana. The defendant denied it was there. The deputy formally asked him if there were drugs in his car and he produced a mason jar three-quarters full of a leafy green material, baggies and $1,215 in cash.

Bradenton Beach

10/11, 8:54 p.m., warrant arrest, Gulf Drive and Cortez Road. The officer stopped a driver because his lights were not on. A computer check showed he was wanted in Hamilton County for failure to appear. He was arrested.

10/12, 12:43 a.m., domestic abuse, 200 block of Church Street. The couple, who live together, got into an argument that got physical. The female lunged at the male and pushed him outside. He broke a window to get back in. When the officer arrived, the female said the male started it. A witness said the female started it, and the officer placed her under arrest.

Cortez

10/16, 2:09 p.m., DUI with property damage, 101st and Cortez Road. When state patrolman arrived at the scene of a rear-end accident, the driver of the car in back was found to be unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol. She agreed to take a field sobriety test, which the patrolmen said she failed, and she was arrested.

Holmes Beach

10/4, 2 p.m., disorderly intoxication, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence, Manatee County Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive. A trolley driver called police about a man sleeping on a trolley bench at the beach and drooling all over it. The officer awoke the man and told him to move on. The suspect began yelling at the driver and at the officer, who told him he would be trespassed from the beach if he continued. The suspect got madder and began yelling at trolley riders. A beer fell from a wheelchair the suspect and another person had. The other person denied it was theirs, but the officer said he saw more beer in the wheelchair. Another officer was called in to trespass the suspect and while they waited, the suspect threatened the policemen and the Manatee Area Transit official who was there. As paperwork was being completed, the suspect tried to walk off and ignored warnings from the officer, who then placed him under arrest.

10/5, 6:09 p.m., battery, 500 block of 69th Street. The complainant said her sister-in-law hit her a number of times on the arm. Her husband confirmed that’s what happened and the sister-n-law was arrested.

10/6, 9:39 a.m., burglary, 500 block of 69th Street. The owner of the house said a stereo system he had hidden in his house was missing after he arrived for the season, and he suspects the employee of a man who kept some of his possessions at the house. That man said his employee had talked about the stereo in the past, but stopped talking about it after they visited the house. Police are investigating.

10/6, 4:29, p.m., battery, 500 block of 67th Street. The complainant said her brother grabbed her during an argument. Their mother, who was present at the time, confirmed what the victim said, and she said the suspect left when she told him she was calling police. They found him behind the house and arrested him. Later, the mother called police saying the suspect’s girlfriend, who had been at the house during the incident, was driven home and left her purse there. The mother went through the purse and found a syringe and a white pill in a baggy. The purse was turned over to authorities.

10/8, 2:42 p.m., driving with a suspended license, second offence, 3700 East Bay Drive. The officer noticed a vehicle belonging to a woman he had ticketed on Sept. 9 for driving with a suspended license earlier. He checked the computer and found the license was still suspended. He gave her another ticket.

10/9, 8:11 a.m., driving with a suspended license, 5400 block of Marina Drive. The officer stopped the driver and found his license was suspended.

10/9, 2:38 p.m., disorderly intoxication, resisting a law enforcement officer, the beach at 38th Street. The officer responded to a call about three individuals drinking on the beach and scaring the complainant. He confronted the suspects after observing alcohol and one of them threw a bag containing a bottle of alcohol at another officer. One of the suspects became enraged, and when the officer told him to stand up because they were going to take him into custody for his safety, he refused. He was then told he was under arrest and he came at the officer, who took him to the ground. He continued to resist and was finally placed in the police car and taken to jail.


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