Two arrested in Bradenton while dumpster diving

MANATEE — Two men were arrested shortly after midnight Friday after a caller informed deputies they were taking items from a dumpster, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Daniel Stone, 23, and Richard Richardson, 32, were found in the 5300 block of 14th Street West on the property of a business.

After being read his rights, Richardson told deputies they were looking for junk in the dumpster and found a metal table nearby and assumed it was trash, the report said.

Richardson then stated his stepdaughter, who was in their pickup, never participated in the act.

Richardson was charged with petty theft, burglary and child neglect. Stone was charged with petty theft, burglary, and cause to become delinquent.

They were both released from Manatee County jail Friday on a $12,000 bond.