Medical condition apparently killed driver
|Fatal crash on Willow
John Plasmati, 80, of Perico Island, died after suffering an apparent fatal heart attack while driving south on North Shore Drive last Thursday. His 1999 Honda continued forward through the intersection and struck the support piling of the house at 219 Willow Ave. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
An 80-year-old Perico Island man died Thursday, Aug. 5, shortly before noon after suffering an apparently fatal medical condition while driving his car south on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria. The car continued through the Willow Avenue intersection and struck the piling for the house at 219 Willow Avenue.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies responded and pronounced John Plasmati, 80, of 841 Waterside Lane dead at the scene, according to the MCSO report.
A nurse working at a nearby residence attempted to revive Plasmati without success.
July 28, Holly Road and Poinsettia, verbal disturbance. According to the report, two men got into an argument over a code enforcement violation one resident believes the other resident reported to the city.
Aug. 4, 200 block of Willow Avenue, traffic fatality. Deputies responded to a traffic crash in which a car was driven into a residence. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and, according to the report, deputies believe the Bradenton man suffered a medical condition before his 1980 Honda wound up crashed into the house.
Aug. 5, 700 block of North Shore Drive, battery. According to the report, two men got into a physical confrontation.
Aug. 5, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar restaurant, fraud. According to the report, a man used his credit card to pay for his lunch and the card was not returned to him. The man reported that his credit card was later used by an unauthorized person to obtain money.
July 14, 2500 Block of Avenue C, sexual battery. According to the report, a woman reported that she may have been sexually violated while she was asleep.
July 27, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile Home Park, burglary. A woman reported some tools stolen from her shed.
July 27, 2200 block of Avenue C, burglary. A man reported several tools stolen from his storage shed.
July 28, 100 block of Fourth Street South, drunk pedestrian. A man was transported to the hospital after officers found him naked, lying in the middle of the road, and covered in feces.
July 29, 200 block of Church Avenue, information. An employee of Marine Tech Construction reported that both his foreman and his employer's truck could not be located. According to the report, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office found the missing truck, which was reportedly being driven by an unknown male. The foreman was not located.
July 30, 1400 Gulf Drive South, Cortez Beach, city ordinance violation. A man was cited for driving his vehicle along the waterline of the beach.
July 30, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Econo Lodge Surfside, burglary. A radio was reportedly stolen from a vehicle.
July 30, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restaurant, criminal mischief. According to the report, a vehicle was scratched down the sides, across the front hood and trunk.
Aug. 1, 103 Gulf Drive N., Banana Cabana Restaurant, retail theft. A customer reportedly walked out without paying for his meal.
Aug. 3, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, criminal mischief. According to the report, a concrete garbage bin was knocked over and broken.
Aug. 4, 2400 block of Avenue B, information. Officers responded to an abandoned 911 call. According to the report, the resident was attempting to dial the information number.
Aug. 4, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House condominiums, assist other agency. Officers assisted Longboat Key police with a report of a man found passed out behind a shed. According to the report, the man regained consciousness, but was unable to determine where he was attempting to go and was taken into custody under the Marchman Act.
Aug. 5, 300 block of Gulf Drive, warrant. A man was reportedly arrested on a Manatee County warrant for trespassing. According to the report, the man is also wanted in DuPage County, Ill., on a warrant for failure to appear on a possession of a controlled substance charge.
July 31, 5800 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Skate Park, trespass warning. According to the report, two skaters were using the park without the proper equipment or park passes. The officer reportedly gave the skaters the proper forms to obtain a park pass, and they were issued trespass warnings when they were found using the park without passes later the same day.
Aug. 2, 5800 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Skate Park, trespass warning. Two men were issued trespass warnings after they reportedly climbed the park fence after hours to perform bicycle tricks on the park apparatus. According to the report, neither of the men had a park pass.
Aug. 2, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, recovered property. Officers towed an abandoned vehicle which reportedly was found containing stolen property. According to the report, a woman's purse and bank deposit slips from a Bradenton dance studio were found inside the vehicle. Officers reported they believe the vehicle and the tag attached to the vehicle may have also been stolen.