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Date of Issue: June 09, 2010

Island police blotter

Anna Maria

May 28, 100 block of Maple Avenue, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy learned a juvenile had fled the premise.

May 29, 100 block of Sycamore Avenue, burglary to an unoccupied dwelling. A  deputy responded to a residence for a past burglary. The caretaker found two teenage girls in the home. The caretaker confronted the girls, who said they were friends of the family. The girls wrote information on a sheet of paper for the caretaker and then fled. No property was missing.

May 29, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, aggravated assault. A deputy was dispatched regarding a verbal dispute that ensued when the complainant said she was hit by another vehicle. According to the incident report, the complainant was attempting to prevent the other vehicle from entering a parking space.

May 30, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, lost child. A deputy was dispatched in reference to a lost child. The deputy met with the mother, who said she left her child with a cousin. According to the report, the cousin told the deputy she was only responsible for her own kids. A boater found the child floating about 200 feet from shore and brought him back to land. The child was reported to be in good condition. The deputy contacted an abuse hotline.

June 1, 753 North Shore Drive, assistance. A deputy reported finding a dark brown substance in the water and could not confirm or deny the substance was an oil-based material. The U.S. Coast Guard determined it was algae.

June 1, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, domestic disturbance. Two people got into an argument that reportedly became physical. The deputy interviewed both and did not see any signs of physical violence. The deputy issued domestic pamphlets.

Bradenton Beach

May 30, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, disorderly intoxication. Bradenton Beach police officers responded to a report of a group of intoxicated people bothering patrons at Coquina Beach. Officers observed three people being vocal and intoxicated. The officers attempted to speak with the people, one of whom cussed at the officer. The officer wrestled the person’s arms behind him in order to handcuff him. He was taken to the Bradenton Beach Police Department and then to the Manatee County jail.

May 31, 1800 Gulf Drive South, criminal mischief. An officer was dispatched to an attempted burglary in a vehicle parked in the lot of Coquina Beach. The officer spoke with the complainant and determined someone had tried to pry open the lock. No items were missing.

June 2, 900 Gulf Drive North, disorderly intoxication. An officer was dispatched to the Gulf Drive Cafe in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The officer saw an unoccupied vehicle in the cafe lot with its windows down and the radio blaring. A man approached the vehicle and the officer reported he told the man it was illegal to leave the radio turned up with the keys in the ignition. The man appeared to be intoxicated and ignored the officer. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

June 3, 2400 block of Avenue C, battery. An officer was dispatched in reference to a fight. One person said a man came onto his property and punched him in the face and left. He said he did not know the man but gave the officer a description.

Holmes Beach

May 28, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, vehicular theft. The officer spoke to the victim, who said someone had entered her car and taken some change

May 28, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, vehicular theft. The complainant said someone stole a GPS unit, iPod and an iPod adapter from her vehicle.

May 28, 300 block of 73rd Street, vehicular burglary.  A complainant called the HBPD to report his vehicle was burglarized. He said someone took sunglasses, coins, bed sheets, ink cartridges and a house key.

May 29, 100 block of 36th Street, armed burglary. A complainant said someone broke into a vehicle and stole a pair of diamond earrings, a Saks hand bag, Oakley sunglasses, two pair of Nike sunglasses, one pair of Rayban sunglasses, a medical wrap, medicine and two pair of headphones.

May 30, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft. An officer responded to a call from the West Coast Surf Shop where the owner said someone tried to steal two pairs of sandals. A person was placed into custody and transported to the HBPD. The sandals were valued at $36 each. The person was issued a notice to appear in court.

May 31, 6900 block of Gulf Drive, fraud. An officer was dispatched in reference to a guest at the Bali Hai Beach Resort who left without paying. The total amount due was $323.35.

June 3, 8100 block of Marine Drive, larceny/theft. The complainant said his sister stole his dog. He said she stole the dog because he owed her $85. The Jack Russell/beagle mix was valued at $700.

June 4, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, vehicular theft. An officer responded to a report of a stolen golf cart. The complainant stated he parked his cart on the side of his residence. When he woke up the next morning, he said, the cart, valued at $5,000, was missing.

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