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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

Feb. 14, 815 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, abandoned boat. A manager reported that an abandoned sailboat had been anchored east of the pier. Apparently it had been disabled and was towed there. When the wind picked up, it broke from its anchor and drifted against the pier, crashing against the dock and pilings. Its sails were partially unfurled causing it to strike the dock. A company was called to tow the boat after attempts to reach the owner failed.

Feb. 16, 300 block Magnolia Avenue, disturbance. Two people caused a disturbance when they got into a verbal argument over a request to care for a dog.

Feb. 18, 200 block of Spruce Street, information. A deputy escorted a resident to a Holmes Beach repair shop to pick up her vehicle. According to the report, the woman had obtained a certificate for release of the vehicle from the court to regain possession of her vehicle after contesting her repair bill with the shop owner.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 12, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A man reported the cash and credit cards from a wallet left in the trunk of his car stolen.

Feb. 12, 5800 block of Holmes Boulevard, criminal mischief. Two eggs were reportedly thrown at a home.

Feb. 13, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, DUI. Lezlie Murphy, 42, of Bradenton Beach, was stopped by an officer after he witnessed her commit several traffic violations. According to the report, Murphy failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody. Murphy also failed a breathalyzer test.

Feb. 13, 500 block of 67th Street, Baker Act. A woman was taken into custody under the Baker Act after her husband reported that she refused to take her medication and was becoming increasingly violent. She was transported to Blake Medical Center.

Feb. 15, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police Department, traffic citation. A man reported to the station to pay a traffic citation and verify his vehicle's headlights are operational.

Feb. 16, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, battery. An officer responded to a 911 call. At the scene the officer arrested a man who threw a cell phone at his girlfriend, hitting her in the head and causing bruising. The man was charged with spousal battery.

Feb. 17, 500 block of 69th Street, suspicious incident. A man reported a suspicious incident involving the Internet sales advertisement for his vehicle. The man reportedly received an e-mail from an interested buyer notifying him that he would receive a check in the mail for $15,000. The e-mail instructed him to keep a portion as payment for the car and give the remaining to an individual who will pick up the car and ship it to the buyer. The man did receive a check in the mail but called the bank that was to have issued the check and was informed it was fraudulent. The man reported that there was no further contact from the buyer.

Feb. 17, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A man reported that someone attempted to enter his home through the screened porch. According to the report, an attempt was made to pry away the window screen.

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