BRADENTON — A 39-year-old man was arrested after he slapped a Bradenton police officer, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
The officer was investigating a report of loud music about 3:12 a.m. Wednesday when he found Alberto Hernandez-Ortega sitting in a pickup truck parked in a driveway in the 2100 block of 12th Avenue West.
The officer asked Hernandez-Ortega, who appeared to be intoxicated, to sit on a open tailgate of the truck while he went to the residence to see if there was anyone who could care for Hernandez-Ortega, according to a report.
While he was at the door, Hernandez-Ortega approached the officer. Concerned about his safety, the officer told Hernandez-Ortega to go back to the truck, the report said.
Hernandez-Ortega then slapped the officer, according to the report.
Hernandez-Ortega, who faces a charge of battery on a law officer and resisting arrest without violence, was being held at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office on bonds totaling $5,750.
Teen arrested in attempted robbery
MANATEE — A 19-year-old man was arrested on charges including armed robbery and resisting arrest and wearing a mask while committing a felony, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
Michael A. Huerta, of Palmetto, was reportedly spotted attempting to rob a gas station while being watched by deputies as they conducted surveillance for another investigation late Wednesday night.
A second man was taken into custody with Huerta, but information was not made available about his arrest.
Deputies observed two suspects approach a gas station wearing latex gloves and masks. One of the men had a shot gun as they approached the BP Station, 6812 14th St. W.
When Huerta and the other suspect spotted deputies, they got back into a black Lincoln Town Car and left the area driving to Bay Drive, where they were stopped near American Way.
Huerta ran from the vehicle and was later caught hiding under a small boat in the 6500 block of Massachusetts Street by a sheriff’s dog, according to an arrest report.
Huerta told authorities, “It was a stupid decisions and he knew it was wrong,” according to the arrest report.
On Thursday night he remained in jail without bond for violating his probation on a burglary charge.
Woman points gun at husband
MANATEE— A 50-year-old woman was arrested after she pointed a gun at her husband during an argument, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
Ulrike J. Childs, was arrested at her residence in the 5400 block of 90th Avenue Circle East, Parrish at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Childs and her husband started arguing after he made a comment about her to a friend. During the dispute, Childs went to a closet, pulled out a gun and aimed it at her husband, according to a report.
The man was able to take the gun away from her, and he took the bullets out and threw them on the ground, the report said.
He later told deputies that Childs bit him on the arm during the struggle, according to the report.
Childs was released from jail Wednesday after posting $2,500 bond on charges of aggravated assault and battery.
Police stun suspect during pursuit
BRADENTON — A Bradenton police officer used a Taser to stop a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle chase on city streets, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
The chase started in the 1200 block of Seventh Street Court West, when the officer saw Darryl Bernard Reshard drive into oncoming lanes of traffic at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Reshard then lead the officer on a chase through several city blocks until he got to the 1000 block of 17th Street West and fled the vehicle.
The officer followed on foot, and when Reshard refused orders to stop, the officer shot Reshard with his Taser, according to a report.
Reshard was then taken into custody. He told the officer he had fled the attempted traffic stop because his driver’s license was suspended because back child support payments, according to the report.
Reshard, who faces charges of refusing a law officer’s order to stop and driving with a suspended license, was released from the Manatee County jail Wednesday after posting bonds totaling $2,120.
— Marc R. Masferrer and Beth Burger