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Date of Issue: October 13, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

Sept. 28, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City Hall, found property. Someone dropped off a wallet they found.

Sept. 28, 9900 block of Gulf Drive, grand theft. While conducting a building check, a deputy observed a white Nissan without tags parked in a lot. The deputy reportedly recognized the vehicle as belonging to a resident on Spring Avenue and recalled that the vehicle had been disabled with flat tires. A man and woman were seen with the vehicle in the lot and arrested for grand theft auto and vehicle burglary after the deputy contacted the vehicle's owner. After the arrest, the vehicle was searched and two cocaine pipes were reportedly found inside a handbag in the car. While the female suspect was being questioned in one room by police, the male suspect reportedly fled, still handcuffed, from the Anna Maria substation and was re-apprehended on Spring Avenue.

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 Sept. 20, 300 block of Bay Boulevard North, stolen tag. A tag was reportedly removed from a motorcycle trailer parked in front of a residence.

Sept. 20, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest. Justin Rutherford, 21, of Sarasota, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. According to the report, he was initially arrested on a Manatee County warrant, but the officer found a marijuana cigarette inside a duffel bag near the passenger's seat. According to the report, Rutherford admitted ownership of the marijuana.

Sept. 20, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant arrest. A driver stopped for a traffic violation was arrested for violation of probation out of Sarasota County.

Sept. 23, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, warrant arrest. A woman in Wisconsin called to report her motorcycle stolen. She noted the man riding it has a warrant issued for his arrest. According to the report, the suspect and motorcycle was found at the Drift In and the suspect was arrested.

Sept. 23, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic arrest. Employees of the BeachHouse Restaurant notified police when they suspected a job applicant was intoxicated and saw him get into the driver's seat of a vehicle. The officer reported that, although he witnessed the suspect fail to control his vehicle, he was not found to be intoxicated. The suspect was arrested for driving without a valid license, a tag assigned to a different vehicle and providing a false name to the officer.

Sept. 24, 700 block of Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A man was arrested for driving an unregistered vehicle, and for attaching an expired tag and dealer decal.

Sept. 24, 1900 Gulf Drive N., Marbella Villas, domestic disturbance. A couple was given domestic violence pamphlets after admitting to having an argument that escalated to physical aggression on both their parts. The male agreed to leave the area and gathered his belongings and left.

Sept. 25, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, grand theft. A woman reported that she left her purse at the bar and someone took it. She told police the purse contained a handgun and Genesee County, Mich., Sheriff's Office badge. The purse was found in the women's room toilet with no items missing. According to the report, the officer contacted the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and learned that the woman was not an officer with their agency. The woman claimed to work with the county as a civilian instructor. She had a valid Florida concealed weapons permit, but she was told by the officer that the permit did not allow her to carry a firearm into the bar.

Sept. 26, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest. Brian Lockhart, 25, of Sarasota, was arrested for possession of hydrocodone pills after a traffic stop. He was also reportedly in violation of probation in Sarasota County on two counts of DUI with serious injury.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 24, 400 block of Manatee Avenue, DUI. Sally Sale, 44, of Holmes Beach, was stopped for reckless driving after an officer watched her drive her vehicle onto the shoulder of the road several times to pass other vehicles. According to the report, Sale failed a field sobriety test but refused a Breathalyzer test. The officer reportedly found bottles of vodka and cranberry juice and a coffee mug containing a cocktail in the vehicle.

Sept. 24, 6608 Marina Drive, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, theft. A man reported the theft of his bicycle.

Sept. 26, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo gas station, driver's license. A man stopped for driving through a red light did not have a valid license and his vehicle was not properly registered.

Sept. 26, 3902 Gulf Drive, Westcoast Surf Shop, fraud. A store employee reportedly received a worthless check from a customer.

Sept. 26, 100 block of 68th Street, information. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend stole keys to her condominium and has been staying there.

Sept. 27, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A man was given a trespass warning after attempting to leave the store without paying for items.

Sept. 27, 500 block of 77th Street, battery/obstruction. A woman reported that her brother had been drinking and attacked her. The brother was arrested because he appeared to police to be intoxicated and the marks on his sister were consistent with a recent battery. According to the report, while at the station for booking, the man became agitated and reportedly urinated in his pants and on the floor and attempted to kick it toward the officer. He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest after being uncooperative and aggressive toward officers.

Sept. 28, 200 block of 52nd Street, theft. A portable concrete mixer was reportedly stolen from a construction site.

Sept. 29, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Numerous power tools were reported missing from the garage of a residence under construction.

Sept. 29, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A man told police he had just returned from a long trip and reported his television and video-cassette recorder had been stolen from his home.

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