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Date of Issue: March 31, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

March 21, driving while license suspended. A driver was stopped because of a broken windshield and was arrested when it was learned that the driver was an habitual felony offender for driving without a license.

March 26, stolen bike. A man left his bicycle unlocked at the foot of the Anna Maria City Pier and it was taken.

March 27, found property. A man found a Visa credit card on Magnolia Avenue.

Bradenton Beach

March 18, aggravated battery. A Bradenton Beach man was accused of breaking the nose of a Cortez fisherman after the two got into a fight at a Bridge Street bar.

March 19, stolen property. A woman reported cash and credit cards taken from her locked car. She said she hid her purse under a jacket and locked her car but left the windows cracked. She noticed the cash and cards missing when she went to a convenience store.

March 20, stolen property. A man and woman distracted another woman and stole her purse at Leffis Key.

March 20, possession of alcohol by minor. Two Bradenton teenagers were arrested after police found they had 30 cans of beer in a cooler and were drinking it on the beach.

March 22, theft. A woman who left a black handbag on the beach discovered it missing after going to a bar for a drink.

March 25, aggravated battery. A man living on a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway was arrested after he threatened to kill a Holmes Beach man by stabbing him with a knife.

March 27, driving while license suspended, possession of controlled substance. A Plant City man was stopped for not having a tag attached to his car. Police asked Miguel Perez for his driver’s license and when he told the officer it had been suspended, the officer searched the car and found a partially burned marijuana cigarette.

Holmes Beach

March 22, theft. A Bradenton woman who left her purse on the beach found it missing after returning from a walk with friends.

March 23, theft. A Holmes Beach man reported someone took a checkbook from his open car and cashed three checks totaling $1,460.

March 24, battery. A man was grabbed from behind while at D.Coy Ducks bar but was not injured. The suspect was not found.

March 25, juvenile. A Bradenton youth who had been reported missing was found by police. When an officer approached her, she attempted to flee but was caught. The youth was handcuffed and continued to struggle with police, refusing to be placed in a patrol car. She then had to be held against the car while a hobble restraint was placed on her legs. Inside the car, she was able to free one leg and then kicked out the window frame.

March 25, loitering. A man was arrested for loitering at Manatee Public Beach after an officer noticed him crouching next to the restaurant. When the officer approached, the man got on his bicycle and rode off. Police were able to catch him and found he had a history of robbery. He was taken to Manatee County Jail.

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