MANATEE — A female pedestrian was hit by a bus headed east on State Road 64 in the 5000 block at about 9 p.m. Sunday.The woman was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Her identity was unknown at press time but police reported she was in critical condition.
Man charged after deputies find cocaine, heroin
MANATEE — A 32-year-old Bradenton man was arrested and charged with drug possession Saturday after sheriff deputies found crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana in his possession.
Dennis W. Smalls, 5320 15th Street Court E., was arrested late Saturday night after deputies, who were monitoring his residence, tried to take him into custody and he resisted arrest, deputies said. Manatee County Sheriff deputies used a stun gun to control Smalls and found three baggies of rock cocaine, a large baggie containing 85 individually wrapped packages of heroin and a baggie of marijuana, a report said.
He was charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of rock cocaine with intent to sell, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.
Man involved in attempted armed robbery
MANATEE — A 35-year-old Bradenton man was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Sunday night.
Three men confronted the victim at about 9 p.m. as he pulled his car into his driveway in the 600 block of 28th Avenue West.
One of the men demanded money and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the man. When the man said he didn’t have any, he and the other two suspects fled east on 28th Avenue. The man was not injured in the incident.
Robber nabs $20,000 while victim is in church
ELLENTON — While a man was attending church Sunday, someone smashed the rear passenger side window to his vehicle and removed a briefcase that contained $20,000 in cash for his business.
— Jennifer Rich
Police briefs are compiled from reports from law enforcement agencies and fire departments in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Those with information about crimes can call Crimestoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).