• April 19, residence not listed, lewd and lascivious behavior. A man is under investigation for allegations that he masturbated in front of a minor.
• April 24, 500 block of Pine Avenue, criminal mischief. An unknown suspect broke a gas cap off of a church vehicle. When asked by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy if any gas was missing, church staff reported they were unsure because the vehicle is not often driven.
• April 27, 500 block of Bayview Place, noise ordinance. A deputy was called to a residence where children were playing basketball outside. According to the report, the children were making excessive noise. The parent was informed of the city’s noise ordinance.
• April 22, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious incident. A deputy responded to a complaint of possible illegal entry into a residence. The complainant reported that someone had entered the home through an unlocked window and exited out of the back door. There was no report of missing property.
• April 30, 700 N. Shore Drive, dogs. A complainant reported that two dogs on the beach had jumped on her, causing a 4-inch scratch to her inner right thigh. Animal services also was called. One dog owner received a written warning because the dog was reported to be a service dog. The second dog owner was cited and animal services took possession of the dog.
• April 28, 400 N. Shore Drive, information. A MSCO deputy responded to a possible hit-and-run call. Upon arriving, the deputy found a female lying on the ground, bleeding from the head and knees. She reported that she had not been hit by a car, but could not recall what happened. She admitted to the deputy she had been at a party where she had “11 or 12 drinks.” She left the party to walk home and apparently fell down. She was transported to the hospital.
• May 1, 800 block of Jacaranda Drive, information. A complainant contacted the sheriff’s office regarding his neighbor, who had run a stop sign. The complainant confronted the neighbor, who allegedly yelled and cursed at him. The complainant began writing down his neighbor’s license plate number, at which time the neighbor again became upset and called the complainant into the street. The complainant became concerned and wanted the incident documented.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• April 29, 400 block of Second Street West, violation of a repeat violence injunction. On April 27, a 39-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges and issued a temporary injunction to not return to his home without police presence. The initial arrest occurred when his girlfriend was attempting to leave him, and the man physically grabbed the victim in front of a police officer. Two days later, the girlfriend wanted to return to the residence to retrieve some belongings and called police to first check for the presence of her boyfriend. Police located him sleeping in the living room and arrested him for violating the injunction. According to the report, police heard the boyfriend say, “Once I’m out, I’m going to take care of that bitch.”
• April 29, 100 block of 13th Street South, burglary. A complainant reported he had left his computer and iPod on his counter when he left the residence for dinner. Upon his return, both items were missing. The investigation continues.
• April 29, 2400 block of Avenue B, criminal mischief. A female complainant reported the rear passenger door window of her vehicle had been broken out. According to the report, the doors were unlocked and nothing was missing.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• April 30, 12118 45th Ave. W., battery. A female complainant reported she had been involved in a verbal argument with a man and it had turned violent. According to the report, the female alleged the male had punched her twice in the face, and thrown her to the ground. She reported that the argument started when she asked the man why he had hit her sister. A female witness who was helping the complainant up from the ground, also was allegedly threatened by the man. According to the report, he said, “I’ll kill you, too.” Deputies reported the two women appeared to be intoxicated and there were no physical marks indicating an altercation. The investigation continues.
• May 2, 4600 124th Ave. W., trespass. A man, who was fired from his employment the previous week, returned to his former workplace intoxicated, yelling and causing a disturbance. He was issued a trespass warning and told not to return to the property.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• April 27, 5346 Gulf Drive, disorderly intoxication. Lori Porter, 40, of Bradenton was arrested for disorderly intoxication and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. She was at Hurricane Hank’s restaurant and began yelling profanities at staff and customers. She was asked to leave, but refused. Police made contact with Porter, who initially refused to give her name, and then gave a false name and birth date. Police eventually secured Porter’s identification, which revealed she had lied, according to the report. She was taken to the Manatee County jail and detained on $240 bond.
• April 24, 8300 block of Marina Drive, suspicious incident. Police responded to a call of two teens in a golf cart, carrying what appeared to be a rifle. Upon making contact with the teens, police found an unloaded pellet gun. The owner of the gun said he was transporting it to a friend and that his parents were aware he had it. Police secured the gun and told the teen it was not a smart way to transport a gun. Police contacted the parents, who said their son was only supposed to have it while visiting the country. The pellet gun was returned to the parents.
• April 25, 4000 Gulf Drive, petit theft. A beachgoer at Manatee Public Beach went to the rest room, where he took off four titanium rings at the sink. The man left without his rings and upon returning a few minutes later, discovered they were gone.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.