The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
11:18 a.m. — 600 block of 67th Street Circle E. Battery Touch or Simple Strike. The complainant and the suspect got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The suspect got mad at the victim and slapped her in the face. The complainant then began hitting the suspect back. The suspect fell and hit her head on the edge of the door jam. The suspect had several small cuts on her face and a bump on her head. EMS responded and checked the suspect out. Both parties stated they didn’t want to pursue charges. Both parties completed a waiver of prosecution form and were issued a case number.
1:28 p.m. — 7200 block of 36th Court E. Unarmed Burglary to a Structure. The defendants entered the unoccupied residence and stole several items from the home. As they were fleeing the residence, an off-duty deputy observed them and challenged them before contacting law enforcement. Deputies responded and apprehended the defendants. The property was recovered and returned to the homeowner.
Left high and drive
Noon — 6600 block of Windjammer Place. Obtaining Property Under $20,000. The victim reported she was a victim of fraud. She stated she employed the suspect to redo her driveway and walkway. The suspect received the funds she gave him and disappeared without completing any work at all or returning the money.
12:52 p.m. — 6500 block of Fourth Avenue N.E. Attempted Use of Another’s ID Without Consent. The victim reported an unknown person(s) stole her personal identification information for financial gain. The victim provided supporting documents and an affidavit.
10:04 a.m. — 200 block of Cape Harbour Loop. Assist Other Agency. The deputy responded to the residence to assist a North Port Police Department officer involving a criminal mischief case. The subject is a possible suspect in the case. Per the North Port officer’s request, a DNA sample needed to be collected and he needed to observe any injuries, if any, to the subject’s hands or arms. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the subject outside of his residence. The deputy explained the reason he was there. The subject understood, was fully cooperative and gave consent to observe his hands and arms and collect his DNA.
Through the pipeline
7:27 p.m. — 800 block of Rye Road N.E. Trespass Warning. The responding officer drove through Rye Park earlier in the day and observed the suspect standing on the blue pipe that runs alongside the top of the Rye Bridge. The deputy advised the suspect and the other subjects that they weren’t allowed to be on the top. Due to the recent graffiti on the bridge and the ongoing calls the sheriff’s office receives about people jumping from the bridge, the deputy asked the suspect and the others to leave the park for the day. They all complied. When the deputy drove past the bridge later in the day, he noticed the suspect on the blue pipe again. This time, the deputy issued the suspect a trespass warning for Rye Park. The deputy stayed with the suspect until her mother arrived and took her home.
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The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
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