MCSO rearrests Holmes Beach man for Anna Maria burglary

Mark Lee Snyder — the 55-year-old man arrested for attacking a Holmes Beach woman and burglarizing her home — was rearrested July 9 for another burglary. Leading to his rearrest, investigators found stolen items — including a handgun taken in a May 15 burglary in the 100 block of Crescent Drive in Anna Maria — […]

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HBPD arrests suspect in home burglary-battery

An anonymous tip led to an arrest in the June 28 attack of a 71-year-old woman inside her Holmes Beach home — a burglary interrupted by the resident. Mark Lee Snyder, 55, was arrested July 3 at his home at 4903 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, Holmes Beach, where he cooperated with police and consented to […]

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DEP: Complaint to gain title for Cortez stilt house a ‘sham’

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a “sham” as a trick; cheap falseness; an imitation or counterfeit. A sham pleading is a court paper presented in bad faith. Blatantly false. An attorney for the state’s environmental regulator says A.P. Bell Company’s complaint — aiming to gain title to land beneath a stilted structure built in Sarasota Bay in […]

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Ticktock: Set your turtle watch for hatch-time

It’s almost swing time for the sea turtles of Anna Maria Island. Nesting on the island beaches slows by the end of July and, at the same time, hatchlings should be emerging from their sandy nests and heading to the Gulf of Mexico. As of July 8, AMITW broke the previous years’ nesting record with […]

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Family continues tradition with ‘pier-amid’ pose

It started 21 years ago on the beach. A family photo with the group stacked up in a pyramid. Children on top, of course. Time passed. Kids grew up and got married. More kids were born. Friends visited the island the Busciglio family raved about. So more people ended up in the pyramid. You get […]

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