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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

April 2, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island Community Center, theft. According to the report, money collected for the aerobics class was stolen from the collection bucket.

April 7, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, grand theft. A bank bag was reportedly stolen from the bar area.

April 12, 400 block of Pine Avenue, found property. A compact disc player was found on the sidewalk.

Bradenton Beach

April 2, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, battery. A father got into a fight with a woman and her husband after the woman refused to leave his children alone. According to the report, the woman repeatedly approached the children while they were swimming and later told police she believed the father wasn't watching the children well enough so she tried to get them away from him. According to the report, a fist fight ensued between the children's parents, the woman and her husband, but officers were unable to determine who threw the first punch.

April 4, 2500 block of Avenue B, burglary. A man reported several tools missing from his garage.

April 6, 1600 Coquina Beach, Marine Rescue Lifeguard Stand No. 3, burglary. A lifeguard reported that someone entered his lifeguard stand and took his towel and water-condition warning flags.

Holmes Beach

April 3, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard Catholic Church, trespass. Several juveniles were reportedly skateboarding on church property after having been warned not to skate there in the past. They were issued trespass warnings.

April 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, drug arrest. A juvenile, allegedly a student of Lee Middle School, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

April 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, alcohol possession. Two men were cited for possession of an open alcohol container on the beach.

April 4, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man was arrested for beating his girlfriend. The girlfriend reported this is not the first time he has harmed her and, according to the report, the man was recently released from prison for a charge that classifies him as a sexual offender.

April 5, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft. A woman reported her purse stolen.

April 5, 3242 E. Bay Drive, Solo's Pizza, theft. A man reported his bicycle stolen.

April 7, 3300 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A woman reported a credit card stolen from her purse.

April 8, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, burglary. The steering column to a woman's vehicle was damaged and the stereo faceplate and radio were reportedly found on the ground by maintenance personnel.

April 8, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, battery. According to the report, two teenage girls were involved in a fight at a school-bus stop. During the investigation, the mother of one of the teenagers was arrested on two outstanding Levi County warrants for worthless checks.

April 9, 400 block of 76th Street, animal attack. According to the report, a 13-year-old boy was attacked by a dog and treated for a broken right arm. The dog broke free from its chain, according to police, and the boy fell and broke his arm trying to run away. The dog bit his pant leg and would not let go until the owner retrieved the dog. The dog owner claims the boy teased the dog. Animal control was called to the home.

April 9, 2800 block of Avenue E, burglary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her home. The purse and some of its contents were found along the shoreline in Bradenton Beach.

April 9, 103 29th St., Angelinos Sea Lodge, burglary/criminal mischief. A couple reported hearing someone in their bedroom, but nothing was missing.

April 10, 8100 block of Palm Drive, assault. A man reported that he was riding his bike when a teenager in a passing vehicle swung what turned out to be a toy sword at his head.

April 10, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Skate Park, trespass. A skater was issued a trespass for refusing to wear his helmet and protective gear while skating.

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