July 14, 100 block of Crescent Drive, driver’s license. During a routine traffic stop, the driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
July 15, 5500 block of Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, grand theft. A Quality Builders employee reported a paint sprayer stolen from his work truck while he was at a paint store shopping for paint. He discovered the missing sprayer after arriving at a job site in Holmes Beach.
July 2, Coquina Park, Bayside, resisting arrest. An officer responded to a disturbance and arrested a man who became belligerent and aggressive during the investigation.
July 7, 2600 Gulf Drive N., Anna Maria Island Club, grand theft. A couple reported their 2002 Ford truck stolen from the parking garage. According to the report, the keys to the truck had been left inside on the floorboard.
July 9, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic battery. A man was arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend. He had left the scene before police arrived, but was found on the roof of his friend’s house and taken into custody. According to the report, he was also in violation of a “no contact order” that had resulted from a previous domestic case.
July 9, 135 Bridge St., Bridge Tender Inn, Baker Act. A man was asked to leave the deck of the restaurant because he was reportedly preaching to customers. According to the report, the man said he believes he is going to be the next Jesus, and he was therefore taken into custody under the Baker Act.
July 16, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, resisting arrest. A man was arrested after causing a disturbance while officers were attempting to investigate a report of a fight.
July 17, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K Store, warrant arrest. During a routine traffic stop, a woman was arrested on a warrant. She was also given a summons for driving with an expired license.
July 18, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South, traffic crash/assist other agency. Robert Walsh, 18, of Bradenton, was arrested by Longboat Key police for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the report, a Longboat Key officer was following Walsh, who was driving erratically, and saw him crash into a utility guide wire and power pole. Bradenton Beach police assisted with the crash and charged Walsh with reckless driving.
July 14, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man reported his kayak stolen from his residence.
July 15, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, elude police/DUI. According to the report, an officer witnessed a vehicle pull out of a parking lot and force its way through traffic, causing both lanes of vehicles to slam on their brakes. The officer pursued the vehicle, which sped up to elude police. The officer attempted to pull up to the side of the truck several times, but the driver, Bobby Towry, 53, of Tennessee, tried to ram his vehicle into the police car. The officer was able to box in Towry’s truck and remove him from the vehicle. According to the report, Towry was unable to stand without assistance. He refused a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and eluding a police officer.
July 15, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Officers responded to a disturbance. During the investigation, Patricia Schweter, 42, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance - Clonazepam and Soma pills. Schweter reportedly gave a voluntary affidavit of possession of the pills.
July 16, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, harrasment. A woman reported receiving harassing phone calls.
July 16, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, hit and run/DUI. Suzanne Santini, 46, of Brandon, was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident and, shortly after, she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She reportedly hit the back of another vehicle in the parking lot and drove home. A witness provided police with her license plate number. According to the report, the officer visited the woman at her home to issue the citation and also to conduct a field sobriety test. The officer reportedly told the woman to stay home because she was too intoxicated to drive. The officer then returned to his patrol car to finish the accident report and then saw Santini leave her residence in her vehicle. According to the report, the officer followed her back to Publix, administered another field sobriety test, which Santini reportedly failed, and arrested her for DUI.
July 16, 500 block of 74th Street, burglary. A woman reported jewelry and digital video discs stolen from her home. A safe kept in the home was reportedly damaged in a failed attempt by the burglar to open it.
July 16, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, driver’s license. A man was issued a criminal citation for driving with a German driver’s license that had expired in 2003.
July 18, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A woman reported her cell phone stolen. According to the report, her daughter took the phone to the beach and while playing volleyball left it on a towel.