Island police blotter
June 22, 300 block of Crescent Drive, information. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to meet with a woman who said the father of her boyfriend’s granddaughter may try to kidnap the granddaughter. The woman planned to obtain a picture of the father and possibly supply more information.
June 23, 100 block of Palm Avenue, criminal mischief. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, someone walked up to a man’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway and sprayed white paint on the vehicle.
June 24, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, burglary. A rental agent told a MCSO deputy a house had been burglarized. The officer noticed someone had come in through the garage door. The agent said around $400 worth of fishing rods and reels were missing. The agent thinks someone broke in June 18-23.
June 20, 100 block of Sixth Street South, domestic disturbance. An officer was dispatched in reference to a domestic dispute where a man said he was arguing with his fiancée. The officer issued domestic pamphlets to the couple and the woman left to stay at a friend’s house.
June 22, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, trespass warning. A suspect was visiting some friends at the Tortuga Inn and had been warned earlier in the day to stop speeding a moped on the property. Later, the suspect left the motel and was walking down the stairs to get his moped when the elevator next to the stairway began billowing with smoke. From video and the suspect’s statements, Bradenton Beach police think the suspect ignited a pack of smoke bombs in the elevator. An officer later gave the man a trespass warning.
June 21, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, petit theft. An officer reported a theft at Publix. The complainant stated he had placed a backpack full of items at the front entryway and returned from inside Publix to find the backpack missing. Surveillance video showed the thieves to be a male and female of about 20 years of age, according to the Holmes Beach Police Department report.
June 23, 200 block of 81st Street, burglary of a residence. An officer was dispatched in reference to a burglary. A woman said she returned home to find her laptop, computer speakers, medication and digital camera were missing.
June 23, 4900 block of Fourth Avenue, burglary of a residence. An officer spoke to a theft victim who said when she returned from the post office she noticed someone had broken into her home and stolen an antique bowl and possibly some jewelry.