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Date of Issue: January 21, 2009

Streetlife

Anna Maria City

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Holmes Beach

Jan. 9, 611 Manatee Ave., CVS, theft. Officers responded to the store after the manager said four women had taken items and left without paying. The women had done the same thing several times in recent weeks, the manager said. Officers took a copy of the surveillance tape and the license plate number of their car provided by the manager.

Jan. 10, 3000 Gulf Drive, driving under the influence test refused. Blossom D. Wicker, 30, of Bradenton, was observed driving in the middle of the road and swerving. She was stopped after nearly hitting another vehicle. Officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle found two empty beer cans and four unopened cans, plus a nearly empty bottle of vodka. She failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer test. She was arrested.

Jan. 10, 700 Manatee Ave., driver’s license. Officers stopped a vehicle for not having a license plate light. The driver of the vehicle said he did not have a driver’s license. He was arrested.

Jan. 12, 200 block 84th Street, misappropriation of funds. The complainants said a contractor they hired to do work on their house asked to be paid in full before the work was finished. They refused; the contractor placed a lien on their house; they filed a misappropriation of funds charge against the contractor.

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