The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
3:19 a.m. — 200 block of Cape Harbour Loop. Criminal mischief. The victim met the suspect, whose name she does not know, at the Old Main. The victim stated the suspect claimed to be British and had a British accent. After consuming an unknown amount of alcohol, they went to the victim’s residence. While at the front door, the suspect became agitated, saying he wasn’t British but American. The victim closed the door and locked the suspect outside. The suspect was yelling at the victim through the door and then he began kicking her vehicle, causing a scuffmark on the front passenger door. He also broke the driver’s side mirror. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction in an unknown vehicle. The victim doesn’t know the suspect’s name and there were no witnesses to the incident.
1:39 a.m. — 6239 Lake Osprey Drive (Lucky Pelican). Burglary to an unoccupied structure. Unknown person(s) unlawfully entered the restaurant by smashing the glass front door with a rock. The person(s) then fled in an unknown direction. According to the complainant, nothing seems to be disturbed inside the business. The scene was processed for fingerprints with positive results.
5:45 p.m. — 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. (Lakewood Ranch Medical Center). Burglary to an unoccupied vehicle. Unknown person(s) unlawfully entered the victim’s vehicle through the unlocked doors. According to the victim, the person(s) only removed the radio from the dashboard. The person(s) then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints with positive results.
7:45 a.m. — 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. (Lakewood Ranch High). Petit theft. Unknown subject(s) removed an iPod Touch from the victim’s backpack, which was located in the school’s gym. There are no witnesses or surveillance cameras in the area.
8 a.m. — 5700 block of 39th Street Circle East. Armed burglary to a dwelling. Unknown person(s) entered the residence by kicking in the front door. Once inside, the person(s) stole several items. Several areas of the residence also were ransacked. During the burglary, the person(s) armed themselves with a handgun and then fled the scene in an unknown direction by unknown means.
7:01 a.m. — 13500 block of Second Avenue Northeast. Missing person. The complainant reported the juvenile ran away from home. The juvenile was last seen at 7 a.m., Oct. 8. She wasn’t at school at 2:30 p.m. for pickup as agreed. The foster parents thought she would come home after the Homecoming game, but as of 12:45 a.m., Oct. 9, she still wasn’t home. She was last see wearing a pink tunic that goes to the hips over black leggings.
Reported Oct. 21
1 p.m. — 7500 block of 274th Street East. Grand theft. The complainant reported an unknown person stole a firearm from her residence. The value of the firearm is $1,800.
Reported Oct. 21
Midnight — 10000 block of Clubhouse Drive (Grainger Farms Inc.). Identity theft. An assist other agency report was received from the Suwanne Police Department in Suwanee. An unknown person used the victim’s Social Security number in Manatee County.
Reported Oct. 20
3 p.m. — 8400 block of Louisiana Street. Grand theft auto. According to the victim, unknown person(s) entered her storage building, which is located next to her residence, and took two motorcycles belonging to her daughter’s boyfriend and his friend. The motorcycles were dirt bikes and not registered. The owners were notified. Several sets of fingerprints were obtained and placed into property and evidence.
12:42 a.m. — 7644 Lockwood Ridge Road (Papa Giorgios). Burglary to a structure. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front glass door with a rock. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed a cash drawer and appeared to have fled out the front door. The suspect(s) is believed to have seen a deputy pull into the adjacent 7-Eleven parking lot on a different call. The cash drawer was dropped on the sidewalk and the back door was ajar with all three locks open, indicating the front door was opened from the inside. The suspect(s) fled the scene in an unknown direction.
1:30 p.m. — 7700 block of Plantation Circle. Civil complaint. The complainant stated his wife took several items from their home and left to an unknown location. He can’t find his Social Security card and said he thinks she could have it.
9:10 p.m. — 5000 block of Windmill Manor Avenue. Information. The complainant was outside when he heard a loud noise and saw a vehicle speeding away westbound on Windmill Manor Avenue. The vehicle had struck a concrete yard light near the residence’s driveway. The complainant and some other people that were there were - certain the vehicle was still in the park. It was reported the vehicle was either a dark truck or a light-colored SUV. That was the only description provided. The responding deputy had two units check the park, but the vehicle wasn’t located. The resident’s information was obtained from a park directory and a case card was left on the door. It is unknown at this time if the incident was accidental or intentional.
6:30 p.m. — 3100 block of 51st Avenue East. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was selling magazine subscriptions door to door when he happed up the suspect’s residence; however, the victim never went onto the gated property. The suspect allegedly pointed a shotgun at the victim while the victim was standing on the other side of the street. The suspect actually called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report the victim as a suspicious person. The victim was located at the corner of 31st Street East and 50th Avenue Drive East and the suspect was at his residence.
Reported Oct. 8
6:09 p.m. — 4500 block of Caruso Road. Driving while license suspended or revoked. The defendant was stopped for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with him, he indicated that he didn’t have a driver’s license. The responding deputy verified that his license was suspended numerous times with seven prior convictions of driving while license was suspended or revoked and at least two habitual traffic offender suspensions. The defendant was arrested without incident and transported to D1 and then on to the Manatee County Jail.
Reported Oct. 20
1 p.m. — 7365 52nd Place East (Bealls). Retail theft. The complainant reported that at about 5:52 p.m., Oct. 3, the suspect entered the store and took two pairs of shoes through the register. His brother, who was reportedly working on the register, rang up the sale and then cancelled the charge. The suspect then took the shoes out of the store.
2:34 a.m. — 7000 block of 36th Avenue East. Attempted burglary to an unoccupied structure. Unknown person(s) attempted to enter the victim’s storage shed by breaking off a door handle. Entry wasn’t made and nothing was taken. The person(s) fled prior to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office’s arrival.
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