Island police blotter
March 15, 300 N. Bay Blvd., domestic battery and battery on a law enforcement officer. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Bayfront Park in reference to a subject who was combative and verbally abusive to beach patrons. The deputy saw the subject drink alcohol on the beach and noticed his girlfriend had two black eyes and a scar over her eye. After the subject was arrested, he spit in the deputy’s face and used racial epithets. The man was transported to the MSCO detention center.
March 16, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, trespassing. The subject was arrested for trespassing at a Circle K convenience store after having been given a warning. During the arrest, the subject made several threats. The subject tried kicking the officer while cuffed. The subject also was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer.
March 16, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, burglary of a vehicle. While a vehicle was parked at the beach, an unknown suspect smashed a vehicle window and stole a wallet.
March 17, 1800 block of Gulf Drive S., traffic arrest. A vehicle was stopped because the passengers were not wearing seatbelts. It was later discovered the driver is a habitual traffic offender with multiple suspensions.
March 18, 2500 block of Gulf Drive N., drug arrest. An officer stopped subject for playing music too loud in his vehicle and discovered the driver had marijuana and illegal mushrooms in his center console.
March 17, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, larceny/theft. An officer was dispatched to an apartment in reference to a theft. The victim said someone stole his mountain bike.
March 17, 7500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary of a residence. An officer was setting up the school crossing when he was told by a victim that a window on his vehicle had been smashed. The victim later said he was missing $500.
March 15, 7500 block of Gulf Drive, domestic battery. An officer responded to a report of someone injured at D.Coy Ducks Tavern. When the officer arrived, a woman said she had been beaten up at home by her boyfriend. The woman refused a domestic violence package, saying she was feared her boyfriend would be arrested. The officer went to the house of the boyfriend, who denied injuring his girlfriend. The officer made arrangements with the woman to go to a shelter and the boyfriend was arrested on counts of domestic violence and false imprisonment.