Anna Maria City
Jan. 14, 500 block Magnolia Avenue, burglary. The complainant said she saw someone near her car at her house, confronted him, and he fled. Missing was approximately $5 in change from the vehicle.
Jan. 13, 2600 Gulf Drive, stolen tag. Officers responded to a complainant’s call that someone had stolen his Georgia license tags from his vehicle. While working the case, officers learned of an attempted robbery at Publix in which the suspect drove off in a vehicle with Georgia license tags that matched the complainant’s tags.
Jan. 14, 100 block Gulf Drive, Circle K, DUI. Officers responded to a call of an apparently intoxicated person trying to buy alcoholic beverages. Scott Kaleta, 26, of Holmes Beach, was taken into custody. While attempting to handcuff him, he attempted to walk away and had to be physically placed in the police car.
Jan. 15, 200 block Bay Drive North, disorderly intoxication. The complainant said an intoxicated man was in his back yard. Officers found the man, who said he had no money for a cab and no one to call to take him home. He resisted arrest, and officers sprayed him with pepper spray. While being searched, a small amount of marijuana was discovered in his pocket. He was also charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams
Jan. 13, 300 block Mango Avenue, DUI. Officers observed a car being driven erratically and then observed it run into a parked car. Eric D. Bergan, 57, of Holmes Beach, was charged with driving under the influence and the crash.
Jan. 13, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft/shoplifting. The store manager said a man left the store with a full cart of items without paying for them. An assistant manager approached the man, they scuffled, the man said he had AIDS, and employees released him. He sped off in a white van which, it was later determined, had stolen Georgia license plates. A description of the vehicle was posted to all law enforcement agencies in the county.
Jan.13, 600 block Emerald Lane, lost property. The complainant said she had lost her wallet with identification and credit cards several days earlier at an unknown location.
Jan. 14, 4100 block Gulf Drive, information. During a traffic stop, officers discovered an unmarked prescription bottle containing drugs. The pills were confiscated until the driver could provide a valid prescription for the drugs.
Jan. 14, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious person. Officers responded to a call from lifeguards regarding someone causing a disturbance. Lifeguards said the man had been throwing beer bottles and refused to leave the beach. He was issued a trespass warning and left the beach.
Jan. 15, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach, theft. The owner said someone had taken five empty beer kegs overnight, valued at $130.
Jan. 15, 5346 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hanks, theft. The manager said someone overnight had taken approximately $1,060 in cash from a money bag in the manager’s office.
Jan. 15, 3700 block Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. The complainant said someone had damaged the pool cover at the condominium.
Jan. 15, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Whistle Stop, theft/shoplifting. The store owner said a woman entered the store and ask for a charitable donation for an unknown charity. The store owner was busy with another customer, and the woman left after leaving her name and a phone number for a callback later, but the store owner noticed a ring on the woman’s finger similar to one she sells. When the suspect left the store, the store owner discovered five rings missing. Total value of the missing rings was $1,450. Police checked the phone number and discovered it was a local resort, which reported a woman matching the suspect’s description had been evicted for suspected prostitution.
Jan. 16, 100 block 81st Street, theft. The complainant said an unknown person took an old toilet, valued at $30, from her carport.
Jan. 16, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. Officers responded to the theft of a beach bag from where the complainant had left on the back of her car.