• Aug. 21, 100 Spring Ave., vehicle burglary/theft of a firearm. A complainant contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report someone entered his vehicle and stole a firearm.
• Aug. 24, 700 block of North Shore Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone had entered and ransacked his unlocked vehicle, although nothing was reported missing.
• Aug. 24, 100 S. Bay Blvd., criminal mischief. Unknown persons removed two benches from the Anna Maria City Pier and threw them into Tampa Bay. Damage was estimated at $100.
• Aug. 23, Hammock Road, child neglect. A man observed a young boy walking down the road in his pajamas. The man attempted to find the boy’s family, and having no success, he contacted the MCSO. A deputy searched for the residence the boy wandered away from and, while walking down the road with the boy, the family spotted them. They said they were unaware that the child had walked away.
• Aug. 25, intersection of Jacaranda Road and Newton Lane, information. A complainant reported a male jumped out of the bushes and grabbed him by his shirt, causing it to tear. The suspect fled without saying a word. MCSO deputies searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Aug. 25, 110 Bridge St., domestic battery. A couple was reported to have been arguing for three hours, culminating in a misdemeanor domestic battery arrest in the parking lot of the Drift In bar on Bridge Street. The woman wanted more money from her boyfriend, who refused her request. According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman began to hit, scratch and bite her boyfriend. Bradenton Beach Police Department officers observed two scratches on the man’s neck and a bite mark on his arm. The woman was arrested.
• Aug. 28, 200 Bridge St., property damage. BBPD responded to a boat striking the Historic Bridge Street Pier after it broke from its anchor in Sarasota Bay. The boat was towed. Police report the collision caused an estimated $1,000 in damage to the pier.
• Aug. 29, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. BBPD responded to a burglary call and found a window at the residence had been broken. A list of items valued at $525 included two TVs, a microwave and a DVD player.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Aug. 24, 4500 block of 124th Street, petit theft. A female complainant reported someone had entered her yard and stole a bike.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
• Aug. 24, 500 block of 71st Street, vehicle burglary. Holmes Beach Police Department officers responded to a double vehicle burglary where a complainant reported both of his vehicles had been ransacked. Items reported missing were two pair of sunglasses valued at $300. While investigating, police observed a third ransacked vehicle, but no items were reported missing.
• Aug. 24, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, assist/WMFR. A HBPD officer responded to a call regarding the smell of propane. Upon investigating, the officer found a propane tank had been struck and the valve was broken, causing the gas to leak. West Manatee Fire Rescue was called and the street was temporarily closed. The leak was secured.
• Aug. 24, 100 block of 81st Street, assist/Marine Rescue. Emergency personnel, including HBPD, responded to a report of a 7-year-old boy who had stranded himself about 200 yards offshore in the Gulf of Mexico while paddle boarding. Several people, including lifeguards swam out to the boy and returned him safely to shore.
• Aug. 25, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, domestic disturbance. Police responded to a disturbance call to find a mother, her adult daughter and a female friend engaged in a verbal argument. The mother wanted her daughter’s friend to leave the property. The unrelated woman told police the mother shoved her during the argument, but the mother denied the claim. The complainant agreed to leave the property and domestic packets were issued to all parties.
• Aug. 24, 100 block of 68th Street, alcohol/beverage law. Police responded to a report of several people drinking and swearing on the beach. Upon arrival, the officer observed the drinking and issued citations to all parties. One 20-year-old also was issued a notice to appear in court for underage drinking.
• Aug. 25, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. The complainant reported he went to his girlfriend’s residence to feed her rabbit while she was out of town. Upon entering, he told police he discovered a TV valued at $200 and a surfboard valued at $600 were missing. The man said the TV was a gift to his girlfriend by her former boyfriend and the complainant said he suspected the former boyfriend in the theft.
• Aug. 25, 100 block of 51st Street, theft. A woman reported she had left her backpack on the beach while she went for a short walk. When she returned, the backpack was gone. The bag and its contents were valued at $384.
• Aug. 26, 2900 block of Avenue F, criminal mischief. Vacationers reported seven beach chairs at the property where they were staying had been splashed by an “oily substance,” according to the report. The chairs were valued at $500.
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.