Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, 1000 Gulf Drive N., possession of controlled substance. Officers observed a vehicle that did not have a functioning tag light. A request to search the vehicle was denied, and officers requested a K-9 officer from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to respond. The dog indicated there were drugs, a search of the vehicle took place, and cocaine and cannabis were discovered and Thomas Joseph Brown, 25, was arrested on drug charges.
Jan. 20, 5300 block Sunrise Lane, trespass. Officers responded to a complaint of a man in the victim’s yard. Officers found the subject eating an orange that he had taken from a tree from the yard. The complainant said she did not wish to press charges against the man, who said he was homeless, for taking the orange, but did request trespass charges. He was taken by taxi to the Salvation Army in Bradenton.