Island police blotter
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Jan. 31, 200 Gulf Drive N., defrauding an innkeeper. An officer was dispatched to the BeachHouse Restaurant. When the officer arrived, three suspects were at the scene. The waitress said she served them food and drinks and they left without paying. Their bill was $110.55. The three suspects were arrested and taken to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, where they were determined to be homeless. They were transported to Manatee County jail.
Jan. 29, 3308 Gulf Drive, petit theft. An officer was dispatched in reference to a suspicious person. The caller stated that a man had been drinking alcohol and sleeping behind his neighbor’s vacant house. The caller said he warned the man to stop coming on his property and to stay away from the neighbor’s house. The same day, the caller saw the man on one of his lawn chairs, drinking beer.
An officer eventually located the man behind Gaunt Law Publishing at 3011 Gulf Drive. The suspect was arrested for theft of the lawn chair and transported to Manatee County jail.
Jan. 30, 3701 E. Bay Drive, drugs. An officer responded to a possible drug overdose when the callers said their 20-year-old son was unresponsive. The officer witnessed the man try to conceal a bottle of pills, for which it was determined he did not have a prescription. The officer placed Ethan Struber under arrest for possession of nonprescription drugs. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, and subsequently to jail.
Jan. 30, theft, 5410 Marina Drive. A woman came to HBPD to report that her purse had been stolen the night before from D.Coy Ducks bar. Witnesses stated that there was a suspicious-looking female who left suddenly. The victim canceled her credit card and cell phone. The suspect was not immediately located.