+ COPS North arrests burglar
Members of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office COPS North unit have apprehended another suspect in a rash of residential burglaries in the North Manatee and East County areas.
Deputies on Oct. 13 arrested Letroy Hamilton, 19, and have charged him with burglary and armed trespass.
A sheriff’s office report says Hamilton was driving a silver Dodge Durago, which matched a vehicle description for several burglaries that occurred in the area, particularly in Heritage Harbour.
Deputies located the suspect vehicle, which belongs to Hamilton’s wife, at a residence in the 7000 block of Chatum Light Run and began surveillance, the report states.
Hamilton has an outstanding warrant in Sarasota County for failure to appear. Deptuties also had probable cause for Hamilton with an armed trespass incident Oct. 12 that occurred in Desoto Village Apartments.
Deputies followed Hamilton and his wife, Lazarrie Rolle, to a restaurant in Bradenton and coordinated marked units. As Hamilton began to leave the restaurant, he was surrounded and taken into custody without incident.
+ Project Drug Drop coming soon
Manatee County residents can safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications during an upcoming Project Drug Drop event.
The project, part of the Pharmaceutical Take Back Program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 30, at five Walgreens locations, including 4210 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton; 4220 Manatee Ave. W.; 5986 Cortez Road W.; 6003 14th St. W.; and 930 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto.
Participants will receive 15% off any purchase at Walgreens.
+ RSVP Manatee recruiting volunteers
Lakewood Ranch-based The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Manatee is calling all Baby Boomers and retirees to join the organization for a special recruitment event for Make a Difference Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 23, at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 First Ave., Bradenton.
RSVP Manatee is recruiting volunteer team members on Make A Difference Day to participate at this year’s Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk held Nov. 6 at G.T. Bray Park.
To join the walk, attend the recruitment event or for more information, call 751-6430 or e-mail RSVPManatee@FriendshipCenters.org.
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