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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

Oct. 3, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island Community Center, assault. During a children's soccer game, a man approached his ex-wife and allegedly attempted to take his daughter. According to the report, he then assaulted his ex-wife's boyfriend and left the scene.

Oct. 3, 800 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. A woman reported her fishing equipment stolen from her household storage unit.

Oct. 3, 800 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. Two subjects were seen stealing items from the back of a truck and were arrested attempting to leave the scene.

Oct. 3, 100 block of Park Avenue, information. According to the report, a set of keys were found hanging from the trunk lock of a parked vehicle. A Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy left a card on the windshield notifying the owner and took possession of the keys until the owner called.

Oct. 4, 500 block of South Drive, civil matter. A woman reported she returned home to find her husband had changed the locks on the door.

Oct. 6, 101 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, alarm. The security alarm was set off when an employee reportedly entered the wrong code.

Oct. 6, 500 block of Kumquat, alarm. Deputies responded to an alarm and found the home secured.

Oct. 6, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Museum Shop, theft. The owner reported that the store sign from the side stairway was stolen.

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 30, 100 block of 23rd Street North, DUI. David Arling, 44, of Bradenton Beach, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and careless driving after he crashed his vehicle. According to witness reports, Arling hit a stop sign, several trash bins, ran off the road, and backed into some bushes. Witnesses reported that shortly after the crash a man identifying himself as Arling's son drove up to the scene, pulled his father from the car and put him in his own vehicle. According to the report, Arling walked down the road to the site of the crash while police were interviewing witnesses. According to the report, Arling failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody.

Oct. 2, 1800 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, recovered stolen property. Credit cards previously reported stolen in an auto burglary were found at the Leffis Key park by a volunteer participating in the coastal cleanup event.

Oct. 3, 100 block of Fourth Street North, traffic arrest. According to the report, a man was arrested for obstructing an investigation into whether he was responsible for causing damage to a neighbor's mailbox with his vehicle. According to the report, the suspect was uncooperative in locating his vehicle and tried to walk away as officers questioned him.

Oct. 4, 100 block of 13th Street South, stolen vehicle. A man was arrested for stealing a van from a resident's driveway. According to the report, the suspect was driving his own vehicle when he got a flat tire. He then found a van that was reportedly unlocked with the keys in the vehicle parked in a driveway nearby. The suspect took the van, transferred the items from his own vehicle into the van, and drove to Longboat Key, where officers found him sleeping in the van.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 2, 3602 East Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited, theft. An employee was charged with theft after reportedly stealing a garbage bag filled with more than $900 in merchandise, including women's Playboy underwear, sex toys, necklaces and wallets. According to the report, there was some discrepancy between the employee and his manager regarding the items and whether they were slated to be removed from the shelves and thrown out. The employee who took them reported that he believed the items were no longer going to be shelved.

Oct. 5, 300 block of 64th Street, DUI. Patrick Runo, 35, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for driving while under the influence. According to the report, officers found Runo slumped over in his vehicle, which was parked and running. Officers helped him from his vehicle but, according to the report, Runo was unable to maintain his balance and was taken into custody.

Oct. 6, Sixth Avenue and Gulf Drive, driver's license. According to the report, a driver stopped for traffic violations was found to be driving without insurance, in violation of driver's license restrictions and attaching a tag to his vehicle not assigned to him.

Oct. 9, 300 block of 29th Street, burglary. A man reported that he awakened to find an acquaintance walking into his home through the front door. According to the report, the friend said he was there for permission to borrow a car. The homeowner refused his request and locked the front door behind him. He told police he saw his friend pass out on his lawn and left him there. When the homeowner woke up the next morning, he reported that his paycheck and fiance's purse were missing from the kitchen table. According to the report, officers found evidence that someone broke in through the front window.

Oct. 9, 500 block of Key Royale, assault/burglary. A Bradenton man was arrested on several charges after breaking into his ex-girlfriend's new residence, threatening her with a knife and stealing her roommate's car. According to the report, Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies tracked the man to his home and arrested him on a probable cause affidavit and retrieved the stolen vehicle, which was parked in the driveway. According to the report, the man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and prescription, aggravated assault for holding his ex-girlfriend by the hair and threatening to kill her while waving a knife at her, burglary with assault for forcing his way into the residence with threat, grand theft for taking the vehicle, false imprisonment for locking his ex-girlfriend inside her house and restraining her from leaving, and, finally, cruelty to animals for grabbing his ex-girlfriend's dog and attempting to choke it, putting the animal in distress.

Oct. 9, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, lost property. A woman reported misplacing her bag, which she said contained $2,000 in jewelry and $500 worth of makeup, at the beach.

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