• Feb. 18, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a disturbance call and made contact with a male resident. According to the report, the man became upset when his friend left the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with another friend. The two men argued when they arrived home. One person left the residence to stay the night at a hotel. No action was taken.
• Feb. 21, 300 block of Magnolia, domestic, assist by Holmes Beach Police Department. A MCSO deputy contacted the HBPD to assist on a domestic disturbance call. Upon arriving at the residence, the two law enforcement officers heard arguing from within the home. They knocked on the door, at which time a male adult was contacted. The male reported he and his juvenile daughter were arguing because she was angry with him for taking away her computer. The daughter confirmed the verbal argument and no action was taken.
• Feb. 20, 100 block of Spring Lane, petit theft. A moving dolly was stolen from outside a home’s garage. The owner reported he had heard a car door slam and looked outside his window, at which time he saw his dolly in the back of a departing pickup truck. The victim jumped on his bicycle in an attempt to get a better description of the vehicle, but lost contact with the truck.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Feb. 23, 100 block of Highland Avenue, domestic battery. Police responded to the Circle K where they made contact with a female complainant, who reported her boyfriend had hit and kicked her. Officers went to the residence where the alleged assault had occurred and made contact with the female’s boyfriend. The boyfriend reported nothing had happened other than his girlfriend had become angry, because he took away her alcoholic beverage. Police did not observe any physical injuries to the female, but reported her shirt had been torn. The man claimed his girlfriend often makes up stories when he denies her access to alcohol. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Feb. 18, 127th St. W. burglary to a vehicle. A female victim reported a vehicle burglary. The rear passenger side window had been broken sometime between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The victim reported her purse stolen.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Feb. 21, 3100 block Ave. E, theft. Police responded to a woman reporting a stolen bicycle. The bike was described as an old, rusty men’s bike with a basket on the front and a golf ball at the end of the kickstand. The bike was valued at $20. The victim told police a young, tall, thin male, wearing a hoodie jacket, had been seen walking through the yard moments before the bike was stolen.
• Feb. 19, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, disturbance. Police responded to a road-rage incident where a female reported a male driver of a black Ford truck had harassed her on the roadway leading onto the Island. The report indicated the male was being aggressive, tailgating and almost drove her off the road. The suspect followed the woman to her residence and confronted her, calling her stupid. Police contacted the woman’s passenger, who reported the road rage incident was mutual. Police advised the man he had handled the situation badly, and no further action was taken.
• Feb. 18, 100 block of 37th Street, burglary of vehicle. Police responded to a call from a couple who had parked near the beach access. The driver’s side window had been shattered. The female victim reported that a small pink-and-orange purse was stolen. The purse contained $100, identification and her children’s Social Security cards. Fingerprints were secured at the scene and entered into a national fingerprint database.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.