Anna Maria City
Jan. 17, 6500 Marina Drive, possession of cocaine. Deputies noticed an expired tag on a vehicle and also noticed the driver weaving down the road, according to the report. The driver, Franklin Parkinson, 40, of Bradenton, was observed throwing a plastic bag out his vehicle window. The contents of the bag tested positive for powder cocaine, and he was arrested.
Jan. 21, 10000 Gulf Drive, drugs. Deputies stopped William Parker, 31, of Waterville, Ohio, after observing him run a four-way stop sign. Deputies noticed a strong smell of marijuana from the vehicle and, after a search, discovered marijuana in the vehicle. He was arrested.
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Jan. 19, 6200 block Holmes Boulevard, burglary. The complainant said someone took two television sets from the house. It was the second time someone took television sets from the residence in the past few weeks, according to records.
Jan. 19, 6200 block Marina Drive, theft. The complainant said tenants had taken miscellaneous items from his rental apartment after he had evicted them. Officers located the tenants in Anna Maria, and on questioning, they stated they had inadvertently taken a grill from the previous apartment and relinquished it to officers. No other items were found in the new apartment that matched the description given of the missing items. Although the tenants said they were owed one month’s rent from their previous landlord, they agreed he could keep the money if he would leave them alone. The grill was returned to its owner.
Jan. 20, 100 block 67th Street, burglary. The complainant said someone entered her motel room and took her purse, containing her wallet, $275, prescription pills, checks and identification. Entry was apparently through an unlocked sliding-glass door.
Jan. 21, 4200 block Gulf Drive, burglary. The complainant said someone broke into her parked car and took a case of 30 CDs.