• July 25, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, suspicious incident. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call of two men in a white van parked in front of the complainant’s home. The caller said the men dumped something “gooey and foamy” into a nearby stormwater drain. The men were gone before the deputy arrived. He observed some type of foamy substance in the drain, but according to the report, the substance did not appear to represent a public health hazard.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• July 28, 3007 Gulf Drive, DUI. Douglas Loring of South County was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge outside the Anchor Inn. Holmes Beach Police Department officers requested the assistance of a MCSO deputy to perform a field sobriety test. The deputy responded to the request to find Loring “passed out” in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The deputy made two unsuccessful attempts to wake Loring before using a “sternum rub, which got his attention,” according to the report. Loring allegedly told the deputy he had several drinks at a bar, but not at the Anchor Inn. He did not remember where he had been drinking. The deputy also observed an open container of beer in Loring’s vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol. Loring “performed poorly” on the field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and booked into the Manatee County jail on $500 bond.
• July 25, 3100 block of Avenue E, lewd behavior. A female reported to HBPD she had fallen asleep in her chair when she was awakened by a strange noise. She saw a man at the window with a shirt covering his face, and fondling himself, according to the police report. The woman described the man’s clothing and police made contact with a suspect a short time later. According to the report, the man’s vehicle was parked across the street from the victim’s residence, he was seen walking away from the area at a fast pace and could not provide a satisfactory reason why he was in the area. However, the victim was not able to positively identify the man.
• July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A couple stopped by the Manatee Public Beach for ice cream and left their vehicle unlocked. Upon their return, they saw the vehicle had been ransacked. The couple reported a GPS unit, a suitcase and a wallet — total value at $220 — were missing.
• July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Two female complainants went to Manatee Public Beach. While at the beach, someone gained entry into the unlocked vehicle and stole a purse, camera and credit cards valued at $248.
• July 24, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. While at Manatee Public Beach, a woman left her purse containing a cell phone and other items valued at $317, under a beach towel. She left her belongings for a short time and learned, upon her return, the purse was missing.
• July 25, 400 block of 79th Street, burglary. A couple returned to their vacation home and noticed that their wine racks had been emptied. The couple looked around the residence and determined several other items, including a TV and bedspread, were missing. The items were valued at $540.
• July 27, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, drunk. HBPD was contacted about a person lying in a yard. Upon investigating, officers found a female lying in the public right of way. She was “extremely intoxicated,” according to the report. A friend was called to pick her up.
• July 27, 300 block of Clark Drive, vehicle burglary. A male complainant called to report his vehicle had been burglarized. According to the report, officers found signs of forced entry on the driver’s side window. The man reported missing a GPS unit and six credit cards, all valued at $200.
• July 27, 500 block of 75th Street, counterfeit. A woman complainant reported a fake $50 bill had been passed to her during a garage sale. According to the report, the woman had several customers and when she counted the money she found the bill. It was “beginning to separate and was an obvious counterfeit.” HBPD took custody of the phony bill and turned it over to the Tampa office of the U.S. Secret Service.
• July 29, 5410 Marina Drive, trespass. While on routine patrol, a HBPD officer observed several subjects fighting outside D. Coy Ducks Tavern. After separating the combatants and investigating the incident, police determined one man to be the aggressor. He was issued a trespass warning.
• July 29, 5200 Gulf Drive, theft. A man rented a paddleboard and left it, along with other equipment, at the beach overnight. When he returned, the items, valued at $1,230, 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.