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Date of Issue: February 18, 2009

Streetlife

Anna Maria City

Feb. 7, 800 block North Shore Drive, burglary. The complainant said someone entered his house and took a number of items. Entry was gained through an unlocked front door.

Feb. 8, 100 S. Bay Blvd., city pier, damage. The complainant said a boater moored his vessel at the pier at a light fixture, breaking it. The pier manager confronted the boat operator, who said “you don’t own the pier” and left.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 6, 2001 Gulf Drive, Bungalow Beach Resort, aggravated assault. An argument regarding who would pay for a room ensued between two people staying at the resort. Leonard Perkins, 39, of Indiana, stabbed Andre Lewis, 27, of Sarasota, then left the scene, according to police reports. Lewis was interviewed at the hospital and provided information to police. Perkins was not located.

Feb. 9, 500 Gulf Drive S., domestic. Officers were notified of a domestic dispute in a vehicle southbound on Gulf Drive. The vehicle was located on Longboat Key. The male victim said his female companion threw a frozen drink at him while they were arguing. Domestic violence packets were issued and the two were advised to spend the night apart.

Feb. 10, 200 block Gulf Drive, traffic. Officers responded to a report of a traffic crash. The vehicle that rear-ended another had left the scene. Damage was estimated at more than $5,000. Another officer was flagged down shortly afterward and given the location of the errant driver in Cortez. When confronted, she said she attempted to report the incident at the police station, but could not find anyone. She was arrested.

Feb. 11, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Resort, arson. Officers responded to a fire at a tiki hut on the beach. The fire was extinguished. No suspects were located.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 6, 5300 block Gulf Drive, altercation. A store owner called police after a customer became irate that the shopkeeper could not quickly alter a pair of his jeans. He left the store before police arrived.

Feb. 7, 3800 block East Bay Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took $5 in change from an unlocked car.

Feb. 8, 7000 block Gulf Drive, suspicious. The complainant said she arrived at her in-laws condominium and found mildewed pillows in the dryer, rat traps in the unit and a bare pantry. Attempts to reach the property manager to assess the incident were unsuccessful.

Feb. 9, 500 block 67th Street, theft. The complainant said someone took a bicycle from his house.

Feb. 9, 100 block White Avenue, suspicious. The complainant said someone was attempting to break into a house. Officers confronted a man who appeared to be intoxicated who said he was just looking for a place to sleep. A friend of the man arrived on the scene and took him home for the night.

Feb. 10, 699 Manatee Ave., Bank of America, fraud. The complainant said she was opening an account at the bank and was informed that she already had an account that included her Social Security number at a branch bank in Cleveland, Tenn.

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