March 3, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant, battery on a law enforcement officer. A woman refused to pay her bar tab and became argumentative because a deputy had her driver’s license. The woman reportedly punched the officer on the chin and was arrested. The bartender requested a trespass warning be issued against the woman.
March 4, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, Circle K, driver’s license. A man parked at the fuel pump was told by a deputy not to drive because he had allegedly been drinking. When asked for his license, he reportedly started his truck and attempted to drive away with the deputy leaning in the window trying to prevent him from driving. According to the report, a citizen came to the deputy’s aid and the driver was arrested. According to the report, the suspect had no valid driver’s license and was on probation for grand theft auto.
March 9, 400 block of Pine Avenue, drug arrest/DUI. Karl Baucher Jr., 18, of Sarasota, was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 21, 117 Bridge St., Bridge Street Bazaar, trespass warning. Two teenage boys were given trespass warnings after allegedly taking items from the store.
Feb. 27, 2400 Block of Avenue C, dog bite. A man reported that his dog began fighting with another unknown dog and when he tried to separate them, one of the dogs bit his thumb.
March 2, 200 block of Church Avenue, Marchman Act. A man was taken into custody after falling off his bike several times. According to the report, he did not remember how much alcohol he had to drink, where he was, or where he lived.
March 4, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. John Schneider III, 19, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of 20 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. Schneider was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for making an illegal left turn onto 43rd Street. The officer also found open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and the driver and two other passengers were cited.
March 4, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A couple reported going to the store around 1 p.m. and when they returned found their residence had been burglarized. Two laptop computers and cash were reportedly missing.
March 4, 5418 Marina Drive, Sun & Surf, theft. The owner of the shop reported two bank deposit bags stolen from the store office.
March 4, 3605 Gulf Drive, Island West Resort, burglary. A woman reported her purse and a bottle of wine were stolen from her rental unit.
March 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach, trespass. A man was arrested for violating a trespass warning, which had been issued to him the previous day.
March 7, 7300 block of Palm Drive, battery. According to the report, officers received a call from a driver reporting a battery incident taking place in the vehicle in front of hers. A male was observed pulling a female and striking her with his fists. An officer found the vehicle in question parked at city hall. The man involved told police that the woman was attempting to exit the vehicle while he was driving and he was trying to save her. According to the report, when he told the woman he was taking her to the police station, she got out of the parked vehicle and ran. The woman was found in a nearby parking lot and she told an officer that she was sleeping when she was attacked. Both parties had signs of physical abuse and both were arrested for domestic battery.
March 8, 500 block of 74th Street, battery. Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call where they found a couple engaged in an argument that became physical. No determination could be made as to who the aggressor was, so both people were arrested for domestic battery.