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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Streetlife

Anna Maria

April 23, 500 block of Pine Avenue, disorderly conduct. According to the report, a man resisted arrest when deputies took him into custody for disorderly conduct.

April 27, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, abandoned boat. A woman found a boat abandoned next to the rocks on shore. According to the report, deputies attempted to find the owner, who eventually returned to the boat. The owner told deputies he ran out of fuel and went ashore to get more.

Bradenton Beach

April 19, 900 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic arrest. A man turned himself in after fleeing the scene of a traffic accident in front of the Gulf Drive Cafe. He told officers he left the scene because his license is suspended, but said he turned himself in due to a guilty conscience. The man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, and failure to display insurance.

April 24, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, drug arrest. Gabriel Mercidieu, 19, of Palmetto, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana with an intent to sell. According to the report, officers were working on an unrelated theft case when the possible suspect entered a car in which Mercidieu was a passenger. According to the report, when officers made contact with the suspect, an odor of marijuana was detected. Officers checked the vehicle and passengers, finding cocaine in Mercidieu's pants and marijuana in the vehicle and, according to the report, Mercidieu claimed possession.

Holmes Beach

April 23, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, driver's license. A man was cited for not having a valid motorcycle endorsement.

April 24, 2800 block of Avenue C, theft. A man reported witnessing a woman attempt to steal his bicycle. A suspect was reportedly located, but the man was unable to make a positive identification and she was released.

April 25, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, disorderly intoxication. A man was arrested for disorderly intoxication after a store manager reported the suspect was bothering female employees.

April 26, 400 block of Clark Drive, theft. A 5-foot-tall blooming magnolia tree was reportedly removed from a homeowner's yard.

April 26, 611 Manatee Ave., Eckerd, theft. According to the report, a manager was involved in numerous transactions that used other employee's computer access numbers to make refunds on items that were never purchased. The items were reportedly entered into the computer as returned and the cash removed from the register. Several of the transactions were observed on the store videotape. The suspect had failed to report for work since the loss prevention director requested a meeting with him.

April 26, 100 block of 31st Street, burglary. A purse found near a home on Avenue F was turned in to the police department. According to the report, officers located the owner and returned the purse, which had been reported missing form a rental property.

April 26, 5600 block of Guava, contempt of court. A man was arrested on an Orange County warrant for felony violation of probation.

April 27, 300 block of 29th Street, burglary. According to the report, an attempt was made to enter a home via the screened lanai but was unsuccessful, although the homeowner reported a beer missing from a small refrigerator on the lanai.

April 27, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A man reported items stolen from the wallet he left in his vehicle.

April 27, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach Resort, burglary. According to the report, someone gained access to the second story of a rental unit by stacking a table and chairs and entered the unit through a sliding-glass door on the porch. According to the report, a purse, wallet and money clip were stolen from the room. Some items were found by officers in a Dumpster at the corner of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue. The only items still missing were the cash and Palm Pilot.

April 28, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, warrant. A man was arrested on a Collier County warrant for possession of a firearm while under domestic injunction.

April 28, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary School, theft. A bicycle was reportedly stolen from the bike rack.

April 28, 400 block of 63rd Street, theft. A woman reported that someone attempted to remove a small bush from her front yard. According to the report, she found it partially uprooted.

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