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Date of Issue: May 19, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria City

May 8, 200 block of Crescent Drive, domestic battery. According to the report, an argument between a married couple escalated to physical violence. It was determined that the wife was the instigator and reportedly threw objects and slapped her husband. She was arrested.

May 10, 100 block of Pine Avenue, domestic battery. A man reported that his girlfriend bit his arm and hand during an argument. The girlfriend was arrested for domestic battery.

Bradenton Beach

May 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug arrest. Kevin Tupin, 20, and Christopher Martinez, 21, both of Bradenton, were arrested for possession of marijuana. According to the report, an officer stopped their vehicle after witnessing the car traveling on the wrong side of the road. In addition to finding both suspects in possession of marijuana, officers found an open container of alcohol and drug paraphernalia. According to the report, Martinez is already on probation for a DUI offense.

May 1, 2100 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, drug arrest. Richard Bouknight, 24, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after an officer approached his vehicle to inform him of the park’s closing time. According to the report, the officer detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle and Bouknight reportedly surrendered a small plastic bag containing marijuana from his pocket.

May 3, 2300 block of Avenue C, stolen tags. A man reported the tags from two trailers parked in his front yard stolen.

May 8, 2500 block of Avenue C, burglary. A man reported the tools kept in his carport were stolen.

May 9, 1000 Gulf Drive North and 10th Street North, warrant arrest. A man was arrested on a Manatee County warrant during a routine traffic stop.

streetlife picHolmes Beach

May 6, 200 block of 64th Street, criminal mischief. A man reported that someone wrapped two trees in his front yard with toilet paper. Yellow tape marked “wet tape” was also strewn around the yard and at the man’s vehicle and several eggs had been thrown at the residence.

May 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Public Beach, lost property. A man reported his wallet and keys were stolen while he was fishing on the pier. The man’s property was found by a Manatee County Marine Rescue employee and arrangements had been made to return it to the owner.

May 8, 100 block of 75th Street, burglary. A man reported his camera stolen from his vehicle. According to the report, the man believes the camera was taken the night he forgot to close his garage door and his vehicle was left unlocked.

May 10, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A man reported that his computer, three bank cards and cash were stolen from his vehicle.

May 11, 500 block of 83rd Street, criminal mischief. A woman reported that her boat lift was vandalized.

May 11, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, theft. A woman reported her self-propelled lawn mower stolen. According to the report, she took a break from mowing the lawn to answer the phone and the mower was gone when she returned. A neighbor reported witnessing a driver of a truck stop and pick up the mower. The driver was found a few blocks away and told police he thought it had been left out by the sidewalk as trash. He apologized and returned the mower.

May 11, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest and DUI. William Brittain, 51, of Holmes Beach, was pursued and stopped for numerous traffic violations. He was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of prescription drugs. According to the report, Brittain could not provide proof the pills were prescribed to him.

May 12, 3000 block of Avenue E, missing/found person. A woman reported her husband missing after he left with a friend heading to Bradenton and did not return. Later the same day, the woman reported receiving a phone call from her husband. According to the report, he called her from Atlanta.

May 12, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix parking lot, theft. A man reported his computer stolen from his vehicle.

May 12, 400 block of 63rd Street, burglary. A woman reported 64 prescription pills stolen from her residence while she was out of town attending to family business.

May 12, 200 block of 58th Street, dog bite. A man reported that he was walking down the street when a black and brown dog came out and bit him on the ankle.

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