Anna Maria City
July 27, 2500 block Avenue B, theft. The complainant said someone took her bicycle from her carport overnight.
July 29, Coquina Beach, suspended license. Officers observed a pickup truck driving illegally on an access road and, after a traffic stop, determined the driver’s license had been suspended. He was arrested.
July 28, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft, resisting arrest. The bartender said a patron had been running a tab, then became aggressive and began to punch another patron. The bartender asked the patron to cease fighting, pay his tab and leave. But he left without paying his bill. Officers located the suspect north of the lounge and reported that, when approached, “The suspect then looked directly at me and got the deer-in-the-headlights look.” He sprinted away, officers pursued, and he was eventually caught, arrested and taken to jail.
July 28, 100 block 65th Street, drugs. Officers responded to a disturbance and discovered a number of people near a vehicle that contained open containers of alcohol. Officers observed one of the people hiding in the minivan, and determined he was sitting on some marijuana. Artaveus. D. Blount, 19, of Tampa, was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of drugs.
July 29, 5300 block Gulf Drive, trespass warning. Officers were called to issue a trespass warning to a customer at Jessie’s Island Store. Review of the driver’s license of the suspect revealed he had an outstanding warrant from Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and he was arrested and taken to jail.
July 30, 5901 Marina Drive, skateboard park, criminal mischief. Officers noticed graffiti on a bench as well as poles at the park.
July 30, 100 block 49th Street, theft. The complainant said his trailer had been stolen. After investigation, officers determined the trailer had allegedly been sold, although payment had not been received, and someone else had bought the trailer. The current trailer’s owner was contacted and said he would give it back to the original owner.
July 31, 6600 block Holmes Boulevard, theft. The complainant said someone took about $100 worth of copper pipe and aluminum from a construction site.
Aug. 1, 200 block 64th Street, theft. The complainant said a renter’s credit card payment was declined and the renter had not responded to numerous calls to rectify the matter. Rental fee was $2,194.75.
Aug. 1, 2900 block Avenue B, civil. Officers were called on a civil matter regarding a tenant who had damaged rental property. The damage was documented by officers.
Aug. 1, 200 block Peacock Lane, theft. The complainant said that someone had taken her all-terrain vehicle from her front yard overnight.