The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Reported Feb. 23
2:07 p.m. — 8460 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 103 (Cooper Creek Dental). Telephone harassment. An unknown male has continually called the dentist office several times a day on all three of the available lines. The suspect either says nothing or requests the Social Security number of the employee who answers the phone. The suspect also inserts the phone number to his business and uses it to call the business back. The only number given from the suspect that may be valid was listed in the suspect information. Verizon was contacted and given the case number for the incident. Verizon will attempt to trap the suspect’s number and then contact the sheriff’s office with the results.
8 a.m. — 8100 block of Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Auto burglary. While the victim was at work, the subject(s) opened an unlocked door to his vehicle and removed several items.
1:30 p.m. — 40000 block of Clay Gulley Road. Information. The complainant wanted to document that his mother still continues to call him and harass him about why the family Baker Acted her. He wanted it documented, so he can get a restraining order so she will quit coming over and calling him. He was informed to file for a restraining order at the courthouse.
4 p.m. — 46700 block of State Road 70 E. Criminal mischief. An unknown person attempted to ram open the front gate with an unknown type of vehicle. The gate bent but didn’t break open. There were no witnesses found in the area that saw or heard anything.
4:11 p.m. — 37000 S.R. 70 E. (Myakka Gas Station). Possession of drug paraphernalia. The defendant was arrested for a warrant. During a search of his pockets, the responding deputy found a bag with seven needles in his left front pants pocket and a silver spoon in his right front pants pocket coated with a white substance. The items were placed into property for lab work, requesting the spoon be tested for a narcotic due to the white residue left on the spoon.
8 a.m. — 12300 block of Mosswood Place. Grand theft of a trailer. Unknown person(s) stole the victim’s trailer that was located behind his house.
1:30 p.m. — 8750 S.R. 70 E. (Sweetbay). Lost property. The complainant reported she lost her keys at the store, and they had not been turned in.
8:15 a.m. — 2800 block of 58th Avenue Drive East. Burglary to an occupied structure. The suspects drove onto the fenced in property and parked on the backside of the building. The suspects then removed metal items from a storage bin, placed the items in the back of the truck and fled in the vehicle. The suspects were located and one of the suspects was arrested. The second suspect was initially let go due to lack of information. A capias was later written for his arrest.
10:39 a.m. — The intersection of State Road 70 E. and Interstate 75. No driver’s license. The suspect was driving a vehicle with an expired tag. The vehicle had no registration, and the suspect didn’t have a driver’s license. The suspect was taken to the Manatee County Jail and the vehicle was towed. It was unclear who owned the vehicle. There were no records of the VIN being registered. The tag that was on the vehicle was placed into property.
5 p.m. — 2911 53rd Ave. E. (Walmart). Retail theft. According to the sworn affidavit of loss prevention, the defendant, who is an employee at the store, placed several items valued at $32.27 into a bag. He then passed all points of sale and exited the store without paying for the items, depriving Walmart of making a profit. Loss prevention detained the defendant until the sheriff’s office arrived. He was arrested and charged with the theft.