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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

May 9, 100 block of Mangrove Avenue, attempted burglary. A man reported that someone attempted to enter his home through the porch door and woke him up.

May 9, 90 block of North Shore Drive, domestic battery. According to the report, a man was arrested for hitting a woman and throwing a plate at her juvenile daughter during an argument he was having with the daughter.

Bradenton Beach

April 28, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, information. Officers stopped a vehicle observed rolling past a stop sign. During a search of the vehicle, two passengers reportedly voluntarily surrendered approximately 14 grams of marijuana to the officer. No arrests were made.

May 2, 800 Gulf Drive, Cortez Beach, theft. A man reported two beach bags and a cooler stolen.

May 4, 200 Bridge St., public parking lot, burglary. A woman reported that she left her vehicle while she stopped at the pier for a few minutes and found a man in her vehicle when she returned. According to the report, he ran when she approached the car. The woman's cell phone, cash and portable compact-disc player were missing from the car. The woman described the suspect, but officers were unable to locate him in the area.

Holmes Beach

May 7, 200 block of 84th Street, information. A woman reported that was being singled out by the city's code enforcement officer and asked to file a harassment charge. According to the report, code enforcement plans to cite the woman for a complaint regarding her dog.

May 7, 100 block of 50th Street, theft. A man reported witnessing his bicycle being stolen by another man. Officers located the suspect and the bicycle at the public beach. The bike was returned to its owner, who chose not to press charges against the suspect.

May 7, 3000 block of Avenue C, drug arrest. Phillip Davis, 23, of Sarasota, was arrested for loitering and possession of marijuana. According to the report, officers responded after Davis and another man were seen loitering in the wooded area at the end of Avenue C. Officers reported that neither man had a logical explanation for being in the woods at night and an ax and other tools were found in Davis' truck. Marijuana leaves were also found in Davis' vehicle. Davis' passenger was also arrested for loitering.

May 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A woman's credit card and cash were reportedly stolen from the purse she left in the trunk of her car.

May 9, 300 block of 67th Street, Baker Act. A man was taken into custody under the Baker Act after a neighbor reported seeing him tearing up his apartment. According the report, when officers arrived, the man was having a seizure and is believed to have overdosed on cocaine and alcohol. He was transported to Blake Medical Center.

May 10, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, assault. A woman became verbally aggressive when Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel asked her to coverup her G-string bikini bottom. According to the report, she was given a trespass warning.

May 10, 5345 Gulf Drive, The Playroom, forgery. The owner reported that a former employee altered the amount of her payroll check prior to cashing it.

May 13, 3340 East Bay Drive, tax collector, found property. A wallet found lying on the counter was returned to its the owner.

May 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious person. Officers received an anonymous complaint reporting two men canvassing the parking lot in posession of a "slim-jim" type tool. According to the report, when the men realized they were being surveyed by officers they attempted to leave. Officers stopped the men and conducted a background check. Both men were arrested on outstanding warrants.

May 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, disorderly intoxication. Officers received a report from Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel regarding a party on the beach. According to the report, the recent graduates were leaving the beach when officers arrived, although one girl was overly intoxicated and became belligerent with an officer. When she attempted to reach for his gun, she was arrested.

May 13, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop, theft. According to the report, a juvenile was caught attempting to shoplift a wallet. The boy told police his friend persuaded him to steal it. Officers called the parents of both juveniles and the clerk chose not to press charges.

May 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, assault. A man was arrested for threatening another man with a beer bottle.

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