Island police blotter
Nov. 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive, theft. Unknown suspects entered a construction site and broke into a construction trailer, taking $1,000 worth of equipment.
Nov. 19, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, theft. A woman entered a Circle K store and began stuffing merchandise into a large, cloth bag, according to a store clerk. The woman approached the counter, and when the clerk asked her what she had in the bag, she revealed she had concealed two ball caps, a bottle of Smucker’s jelly, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, some Ed Hardy car fresheners and a ChapStick container. The items were valued at $36.23. The woman was transported to the Manatee County jail with bond of $150.
Nov. 13, 500 block of 77th Street, an officer was dispatched to a burglary of a residence. The victim had been gone since Oct. 31 and reported that he was missing four sets of plastic blinds, six bottles of liquor, 10 bottles of wine, one bag of food, batteries, a wooden stool, hats, a spotlight and charger, two Penn International reels valued at $1,100, a wi-fi Internet card, Maui Jim sunglasses valued at $200, toiletries, fishing towels, a screwdriver, a shower head, a lighter and a green glass starfish. The case is pending further investigation.
Nov. 14, 5400 block of Marina Drive, an officer was dispatched to a victim who said that her wallet was stolen from her purse at D.Coy Ducks bar. The woman had left her purse at the bar and returned to find her wallet and credit cards missing.
Nov. 14, 500 block 77th Street, officer was dispatched to a burglary of a residence. The victim reported missing a shower curtain, liner and rings, multiple pairs of stainless-steel fishing pliers, a small LED flashlight, carved wood figures, four pillows, a fishing gaff, books, a bicycle pump, a Penn Senator reel and an Ocean Master baitcaster, plus damages to the house. The case is pending further investigation.
Nov. 15, 500 block of 70th Street, an officer responded to a burglary of a residence. She was missing a 36-inch Samsung flat-screen television, a plastic garbage container, a stereo system and other electronics. The case is pending further investigation.
Nov. 16, 400 block of 63rd Street, officer was dispatched to a burglary. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim said he paid a man to help move furniture, but later said he was unable to find his digital camera, prescription sunglasses or the ignition key to his ex-girlfriend’s scooter. The case was turned over to a detective for further investigation.
Nov. 17, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgreens, petit theft. An officer was dispatched to a possible theft. A man had allegedly walked out of the Walgreens store without paying for an item and was sitting on a chair outside the adjacent store, Island Bazaar. The officer made contact with the man. In a bag, the man had two tire pressure gauges, a cutting tool and a Kodak camera. The man denied they were stolen. The items were identified as coming from Walgreens, but none of the items had been sold. The man was placed under arrest on a charge of petit theft. The man was transported to the Manatee County Sherriff’s office.
Nov. 18, 500 block of 74th Street, burglary. An officer spoke to a woman about a burglary to her home. Two pillowcases and some electronics were missing. An officer said they saw a boat in the water on Nov. 17 in the general area, and the boat occupants turned off their lights upon sight of the patrol vehicles.