Jan. 20, 400 block of Spring Avenue, information. A man reported that he was attempting to put his dogs into his truck when a cat entered the driveway. The man told deputies his dogs chased the cat and before he was able to catch them the cat had been killed. An animal control officer responded and advised the man to bury the cat, according to the report.
Jan. 21, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, theft. Two T-shirts and a dining menu were reportedly stolen from a restaurant display case.
Jan. 12, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South, traffic arrest. A man stopped for speeding was arrested for driving with a suspended license. According to the report, officers also found he had an active traffic warrant from Pinellas County.
Jan. 16, 2000 Gulf Drive N., Bungalow Beach Resort, burglary. A man reported his wallet stolen from his room.
Jan. 18, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Runaway Bay condominiums, grand theft. A man reported his 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier stolen from the parking space in front of his condominium unit. According to the report, the vehicle was recovered by a Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy who found the red convertible abandoned on a roadway with the key still inside.
Jan. 19, 5348 Gulf Drive, Bark & Company, criminal mischief. According to the report, the front window of the office was broken. Officers believe evidence shows the damage was done by a skateboard.
Jan. 19, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, DUI. James Bowers, 48, of Palmetto, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. According to the report, when Bowers was stopped for careless driving, the officer found an almost empty bottle of whiskey. Bowers was reportedly too intoxicated to perform a field sobriety test and failed a breathalyzer test.
Jan. 20, 3805 E. Bay Drive, Sunbow Bay condominiums, burglary. A man reported his checkbook stolen from a drawer in his home.
Jan. 21, 5312 Marina Drive, Island Florist, fraud. According to the report, the shop received a worthless check for less than $10.
Jan. 22, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary School, criminal mischief. An employee reported that a rear window of his car was broken.