Nov. 5, 6200 block of Palm Avenue, Holmes Beach, driver’s license. A driver was stopped due to a cracked vehicle windshield. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended Virginia license and issued a warning for the windshield.
Nov. 8, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, theft. A bench located on a dock was reportedly stolen.
Nov. 3, 1101 Gulf Drive N., Queens Gate Motel, warrant. A male and female were both arrested for outstanding warrants.
Nov. 4, 2600 Block of Gulf Drive North, recovered stolen vehicle. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with three individuals sleeping inside, one of whom turned out to be a missing Georgia juvenile. The 1996 red Ford Thunderbird was also listed as stolen out of Georgia. The two adults were arrested for grand theft auto. According to the report, a loaded shotgun was found lying between the front passenger and driver’s seat within reach of the passenger, who was further charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
Nov. 6, 100 block of Fourth Street South, stolen vehicle. A man reported his car stolen from his home. The man later reported the vehicle had been returned and a suspect was seen running from the home. An 18-year-old female suspect was apprehended. According to the report, she told police she had permission to use the vehicle, although she was aware her license is suspended.
Nov. 4, 200 block of 84th Street, battery. A woman called police fearing the father of her child was endangering their baby. According to the report, the father was intoxicated and became physically abusive to the mother. He then took the baby from the mother after she refused to hand the child over to him. The suspect was arrested and the British Consulate was contacted as the family is visiting from Great Britain.
Nov. 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A woman reported her credit cards stolen from a purse she had left locked in the trunk of her car.
Nov. 5, 700 block of Manatee Avenue West, driver’s license. A motorcyclist was cited for driving without the proper endorsement on his license and given a warning for running a red light.
Nov. 5, 5100 block of Fourth Avenue, assist Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. An officer stopped a man riding a bike without a headlight. He was taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy, who was at the scene for an outstanding warrant.
Nov. 6, 200 block of Haverkos Avenue, armed burglary. A resident reported his home had been burglarized. According to the report, the contents of the drawers were spread all over the bedroom and a loaded firearm kept under his mattress was gone. Later the same day, the bartender at the Anchor Inn tavern reported finding a firearm under a barstool matching the description of the one stolen. The other missing items were also found at the bar.
Nov. 6, 4100 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Jemaine McLean, 21, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of 3.5 grams of marijuana after an officer pulled over the vehicle he was a passenger in. According to the report, the officer pursued the vehicle for a speeding violation and, prior to the driver pulling over, passenger McLean was seen throwing an object out the car window. The item was retrieved and tested positive for marijuana.
Nov. 8, 5362 Gulf Drive, LaPensee Plumbing, criminal mischief. A BB pellet-sized hole was reportedly found in the windshield of a work truck.
Nov. 9, 100 block of 50th Street, assault. A man was arrested for domestic assault after attempting to break into the home of his estranged wife.