The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Reported July 4
7:05 a.m. — the intersection of Pope Road and Center Ice Parkway. Grand theft. Unknown person(s) stole storm sewer grates from the roadway on Pope Road and Center Ice Parkway. The person(s) fled in an unknown direction in an unknown vehicle.
11:17 p.m. — 13500 block of Fifth Avenue N.E. Suspicious circumstance. The complainant is going through a divorce with her husband and also has an injunction against him. She left to go out of town for the weekend, and when she returned home, she noticed several things out of place, but nothing was taken. The sliding door was partially open, but the chain lock was still engaged. The bathroom window also was unlocked. The complainant also had several doors to different rooms open. She said she believes her husband was inside looking for something that they are disputing in a divorce case. A case number was issued and the complainant was given a victim’s rights brochure.
10:30 a.m. — 28600 block of 104th Drive E. Information. The complainant’s small child was in her car seat when she locked the doors. The car keys were on the front seat, so she broke the car window to get her child out of the car before it became hot in the vehicle. There were no injuries to the child.
3:34 p.m. — 2500 block of Whitfield Avenue. Found property. The responding deputy was pumping gas when he noticed a small bag of marijuana on the ground next to the gas pump. He seized the marijuana and placed it into property and evidence to be destroyed.
10:37 p.m. — 6500 block of Meandering Way. Burglary to an unoccupied vehicle. According to the victim, when he came outside to light sparklers with his daughter, he saw that the driver’s door and his truck lid were open. He saw an unknown white male sitting inside his car. The unknown male took off running and the victim chased after him. Nothing was taken from the vehicle. The vehicle wasn’t processed for fingerprints due to it being wet and having moisture inside. A pair of sliders and a GPS, with its cord and mount, were located. The items were placed into property and evidence to be processed.
Reported June 30
11:08 p.m. — 7223 55th Ave. E. (Bank of America). Fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim reported she received a piece of mail from Bank of America telling her that her account may have been compromised. The victim also said the card that was used should have been deactivated because she received a new card in the mail. The victim has no idea who could have made the withdrawals from her account.
1:30 a.m. — 3500 block of 27th Street Court E. Armed burglary. Unknown person(s) entered the victim’s vehicle and removed a firearm that was on the front seat. The person(s) left three long guns that were also in the vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry.
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