Island police blotter
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April 23, 3232 E. Bay Drive, burglary of a residence. An officer responded to a call from the Subway restaurant in reference to a burglary. The store owner said someone broke into the store and pried open a safe and took more than $1,500 cash.
April 23, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, petit theft. While on patrol, an officer saw a man in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive and recognized him as the suspect involved in a case from a theft in a CVS store. The officer confronted the man, who agreed to provide an affidavit.
April 25, 7100 block of Marina Drive, burglary of a residence. An officer responded to a residence and met with a victim, who said he was having a yard sale when his daughter tripped and hit her head. The victim and his wife rushed their daughter to the hospital. They left their garage door open, and when they returned home, they noticed someone had sorted through items in the garage, but the victim could not tell what was missing.
April 28, 3900 block of E. Bay Drive, theft. An officer was dispatched to Publix, where the general manager said a man left with items he did not purchase. The officer spoke to the suspect, who said he did not want to talk about the charges. The merchandise was valued at $89.26. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.
April 28, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. The victim told the officer about a past theft. He said someone stole his backpack from the beach access as he went to change clothes at his mother’s business. He said the bag contained clippers, sheers, pants, a T-shirt and a Florida identification card.
April 29, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant approached an officer stating that while she was at Cafe on the Beach someone stole her wallet. Later that day, one of her credit card companies called her saying the card was used at Walgreens on East Bay Drive. The complainant canceled her credit cards.
Mike Quinn, publisher of www.newsmanatee.com, contributed to this report.